The Lead Sheet Training Academy is at the forefront of training for those using lead or hard metals in the construction industry. To deliver this training the LSTA operates from a state of the art, purpose-built training facility in East Peckham, Kent which is open five-days a week all year round.
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.
The centre is recognised as a CITB Approved Training Organisation. Our tutors are industry experienced trainers, holding qualifications in leadwork, hard metals and teaching, have experience of working on-site and are CITB-approved assessors. CITB grants are available to meet most course fees for employees of CITB-registered construction businesses. LSTA can offer pay-as-you-learn charges for courses longer than 5-days.
The LSTA is open all year round, contact our centre for dates 01622 872432.
The courses currently available from the LSTA include:
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The LSTA has been appointed by CITB as the UK’s sole provider of these courses. The courses are a mixture of attendance at the training centre and on-site experience and assessment. Each of these courses will take up to 18 months to complete including 30-days attendance at the LSTA centre. | More >
These courses provide a natural progression for those who want to gain a recognised qualification in leadwork or hard metal craft. Three courses are available in each material for those wanting to acquire the skills and knowledge used in roofing, cladding and weathering applications. The advanced-level courses are designed for those wanting to undertake heritage projects.
All of these courses are approved CITB Short-duration courses and grant funding is available for registered construction businesses.
The courses are:
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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.
A flow-chart to help you identify the most appropriate course for your need is available here >
Course fees (at 1 December 2020) are available here >
A deposit of £200 will reserve your place with the balance due 10 days before the course starts.
As a CITB Approved Training Organisation, most of the training courses run by LSTA are grant eligible for CITB registered construction employers. Most grants are now paid for achievement on satisfactory completion of the course and will be paid automatically without you needing to apply. For more details on CITB grants click here >
Please contact the LSTA on 01622 87243 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for help on choosing the right course for you, further information on fees and grants, course dates and booking places on courses.