THE LSTA Specialist Applied-Skills Courses

Specialist Applied-skills Programmes (SAP) in Lead or Hard Metal

The LSTA has been delivering SAP courses for CITB since 2009. Since then 188 students have been registered for the programme. There is a very high level of achievement users rate the courses highly.

We are appointed by CITB as a provider of this course across England, Scotland and Wales. Our contract with CITB provides for up to 24 places a year on these programme. Grant funding is available to meet most of the course fees, this includes the new travel to train funding which covers 80% of accommodation, travel and food see the following link http://travel to train-apprenticeship travel and accommodation grant.

SAPs are available at both Level 2 and Level 3 in either Hard or Soft Metals (not combined). The initial course is at Level 2:

Outcome: NOCN Level 2 NVQ Hard & Soft Metals Roofing Operatives & City & Guilds Accreditation in Traditional Intermediate Hard & Soft Metal Craft

Duration: 18 months – Off job modules spread over 12 months, followed by 6 months portfolio build and assessment

Modules 
Induction; Introduction to NVQ Diploma; Introduction to Employees’ Rights & Responsibilities; Generic Health and Safety2 days off job training
Flashing6 days
Gutters and Weatherings7 days
Flat and Pitched Roofing7 days
Dormers and Cladding7 days
Maintaining Sheet Weatherings1 day
Total30 days

After successful completion of the Level 2 course, candidates can progress to the Level 3 course which focuses on heritage skills for working on historic and listed buildings.

Outcome: NOCN Level 3 NVQ Heritage Hard & Soft Metals Roofing Operative & City & Guilds Accreditation Traditional Advanced/Heritage Hard & Soft Metal Craft

Duration: 18 months – Off job modules spread over 12 months, followed by 6 months portfolio build and assessment

Modules 
Induction; Induction to NVQ Diploma; Introduction to Employees’ Rights & Responsibilities0.5 day
Working on conservation and restoration projects1 day
Decorative sheet lead work and casting12.5 days
Maintain decorative lead sheet work and casting1 day
Total15 days

LSTA Courses

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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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