Traditional Intermediate Leadwork Craft

Traditional Intermediate Leadwork Craft (a City & Guilds Accredited Programme)

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

This course has replaced the City & Guilds 6055 Leadworker’s Certificate Modules 1 to 4. The course curriculum and learning outcomes are identical to the 6055 course.

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

The course is split into four modules which can be taken individually or in sequence:

Module 1 – Flashing details (5-days)
  • Soakers & step flashings
  • Front apron (bossed)
  • Single step flashing
  • Clips to free edges
  • Step & cover flashings to tiles
  • Back gutter (bossed)
  • Apron flashing to profiled tiles
  • Butt weld
  • Lap weld
  • Cover patch
  • Gusset corner/inclined welding
  • Front apron (welded)
  • Apron flashing (internal corner)
  • Saddle
  • Apron Flashing to patent glazing
  • Lead slate
  • Chimney flashings to stack
  • Chimney DPC
  • Pitched valley gutter
  • Ridge roll with clips
Module 2 - Weatherings (10-days)
  • Welted parapet capping
  • Cornice with welt and leadwelded break corner
  • Cornice with wood roll and pipe penetration
  • Chute outlet (welded)
  • Catch pit (welded)
  • Gutter drips (bossed)
  • Gutter drips (welded)
Module 3 - Flat & pitched roofs (10-days)
  • Roll end and roll ends to abutments (bossed)
  • Roll end and roll ends to abutments (welded)
  • Eaves to wall abutments (welded)
  • Wood cored rolls staggered (bossed)
  • Wood cored rolls staggered (welded)
  • Wood cored rolls in line (bossed)
  • Wood cored rolls in line (welded)
  • Wood cored rolls in line drip above 3o
  • Wood cored roll abutment above 30o
  • Roll end alternative detail
  • Hollow roll laps in line
Module 4 – Cladding and dormers (10-days)
  • Front apron
  • Secret gutter
  • Jamb & head dormer components
  • Cheek & jamb
  • Back gutter
  • Completed dormer window
  • Vertical cladding
  • Preformed cladding

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.

LSTA Courses

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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