Training with the LSA

The Lead Sheet Association is at the forefront of training for those using lead or hard metals in the construction industry.

To deliver this training it operates from a state of the art, purpose built training facility in East Peckham, Kent which is open six-days a week for most of the year. The training centre includes full scale training rigs and resources as well as providing a well-equipped environment in which to learn as it re-creates real-life situations. If suitable premises are available, we can also deliver basic courses in lead and hard metals at locations around the UK.

All our tutors are experienced trainers, hold qualifications in leadworks, hard metals and teaching, and are CITB-approved assessors. Funding is available to meet most, and in some cases, all, course fees for employees of CITB-registered construction businesses. LSA can offer pay-as-you-learn charges for courses longer than 5-days.

The courses currently available from the LSA include:

Specialist Applied-skills Programmes (SAP) in Lead or Hard Metal (Level 2 and Level 3)

These courses are a mixture of attendance at the LSA training centre and on-site experience and assessment. Currently, the Level 2 courses can take up to 2 years to complete but for new entrants from April 2018, it will have to be completed in 18-months. The Level 3 courses take a further 12 months.

SAP courses normally have four intakes a year and candidates will be required to attend for the initial week. Subsequent training days can be arranged to suit your needs.

LSA’s City & Guilds Accredited Programmes.

  • Traditional Basic Leadwork Craft (5-day course)
  • Traditional Intermediate Leadwork Craft (35-day course)
  • Traditional Advanced Leadwork Craft (15-day course)
  • Traditional Basic Hard Metal Craft (5-day course)
  • Traditional Intermediate Hard Metal Craft (30-day course)
  • Traditional Advance Hard Metal Craft (15-day course)

These courses can be taken on consecutive days or spread over a period to suit your needs.

Specialist Upskilling Programme and On-site Assessment and Training

These options are designed for experienced workers without formal qualifications who want to obtain recognition of their skills, for example, to obtain a CSCS Card.

Bespoke Training

LSA can offer bespoke training in lead and hard metals to meet your specific needs

Choosing the right course, fees and timing

Please contact the LSA on 01622 87243 or by email to for help on choosing the right course for you, information on fees and finding course dates.

City & Guilds Accredited Programme