About Us

The LSTA's Mission

The LSTA’s mission, as the UK’s leading provider of CITB and City & Guilds accredited courses in Lead and Hard Metals, is to provide the highest quality training delivered by fully qualified teaching staff to those working in the roofing industry. Through the provision of these flexible courses, students are then equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a successful career as a specialist roofing contractor, receiving nationally recognised qualifications from CITB and City and Guilds, from basic courses to advanced heritage skills.

The LSTA also offers accredited mobile training throughout the UK and bespoke training courses as well as on-site assessment to ensure the widest possible access to skills for those involved in a career in roofing. It also provides support to the wider construction industry through the publication of the Rolled Lead Sheet Manual 2018 edition.

Partners

Corps Support

CORPS SUPPORT is a multi-sided company specialising in delivering accredited training, providing professional qualified advice, supplying high-quality products and working with collaborative partners to deliver a wider range of high-quality training, products and services. Our various brands include the following, and we’re working on bringing CORPS CONSTRUCT back into the mix of services we offer moving into 2021.

  • CORPS TRAIN
  • CORPS SAFETY
  • CORPS SUPPLY
  • CORPS NETWORK.

More information on the above can be found by following this link and making an inquiry.

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.

CITB Approved

The LSTA is recognised as a CITB Approved Training Organisation

Training to Suit You

The LSTA is open all year, including most Saturdays, so courses can be arranged around dates that suit you