Traditional Intermediate Hard Metal Craft

Traditional Intermediate Hard Metal Craft (a City & Guilds Accredited Programme)

This course is the natural progression for those who have completed the Basic Hard Metal Craft course and want to gain a further recognized qualification in hard metalwork.

It has been developed for those who want to acquire the skills for working with hard metal and the knowledge of the design, repair and maintenance of hard metals used in roofing, cladding and weathering applications.

Tier 3 grant will be paid on successful completion of each of the four modules within this course.

The course is split into four modules which can be taken individually or in sequence. The four modules will take 30 days to complete. The learning outcome for each module are:

Module 1 (5-days)
  • Soldered joints
  • External corner soldered (2 versions)
  • Double lock welt and Double standing seam
  • Reverse Expansion Joint
  • Hard Metal Soakers and Step Flashing
  • Front Apron soldered and welted
  • Back gutter soldered and welted
  • Flash a chimney
  • Ridge Flashing welted
  • Hard metal slate welted/soldered/riveted
  • Clipping for Hard Metals sliding clips + fixed clips
  • Standing seam finishing at vertical upstand
  • Standing seam to vert. upstand (Angle fillet meth.)
  • Internal corner standing seam
Module 2 (8-days)
  • Parapet Wall Capping
  • Welted Cornice
  • Welted Box Outlet
  • Welted Gutter Chute Outlet
  • Box Gutter Drip soldered
  • Drip Edge
Module 3 (8-days)
  • Pike jaw fixing & soldered cap end for batten roll
  • Flat vented roof
  • Ventilation detail
  • Standing seam in to a hip
  • Hard Metal valley up to 10 degree pitch
  • Hard Metal valley up to 25 degrees
  • Standing seam welted end
  • Standing seam at vertical upstand
  • Verge detail
Module 4 (9-days)
  • Vertical wall covering with window
  • Hard Metal cladding
  • Hard Metal shingles
  • Dormer with standing seams

As candidates progress through the modules each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice.

Formal assessment is by both practical exercises and written questions/case studies. All work is assessed and marked against the criteria provided on the task sheets.

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The LSTA has been delivering SAP courses for CITB since 2009. Since then 130 students have been registered for the programme. There is a very high level of satisfactory completion – every candidate registered since 2014 has successfully completed the course – and users rate the courses highly. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of leadwork. It covers basic bossing and welding, the two skills most commonly used by today’s leadworkers. | More >

This course is the natural progression for those who have completed the Basic Leadwork Craft course and want to gain a further recognised qualification in leadwork. | More >

This course allows experienced Leadworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and casting methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic and listed, buildings. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of hard metal work. It covers basic techniques for shaping and creating effective joints between sheets of hard metal. | More >

This course allows experienced hard metalworkers to extend their skills to cover more complicated roof shapes and methods required for the maintenance of the nation’s historic, and listed, buildings. | More >

These options are designed for experienced workers without formal qualifications who want to obtain recognition of their skills by obtaining an NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 qualification without the need to spend significant time on off-site training. | More >

LSTA can offer bespoke training in lead and hard metals to meet your specific needs. This training can be delivered either at our Training Centre or we can discuss the options for bringing training to your workplace or a facility near to your location. | Please contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.

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