Lead & Hard Metals Roofing Training Group

Lead & Hard Metals Roofing Training Group

To ensure that the training centre can establish your previous experience and identify the best suited courses and qualifications for you, please click on and complete the above on-line Hard Metal Assessment form and submit it to the Lead & Hard Metals Roofing Training Group.

Hard Metal Courses - Copper, Zinc & Stainless Steel


The courses are mainly practical and give an introduction to the skills required for working with hard metals and will allow candidates to develop competence in:-


Basic Course

   1  Soldered Joints

   2  External Corner Soldered Gussets

   3  Clipping for Hard Metals sliding & fixed clips

   4  Standing Seam Welted End

   5  Saddle Piece

   6  Straight end of bay

   7  Swept End

   8  Skylight Soldered Solution + various hip and ridge details (vented and unvented)

   9  Chimney Curved backside (velux style)



   1  Pinched Seam

   2  Hip with flattened seams

   3  Standing seam on a hip

   4  Cross joints

   5  Valley details

   6  Chimney with U section

   7  Standing seam solution for a chimney


Advanced Course

   1  Curved work

   2  Dormer curved

   3  Dome


The courses give the opportunity for real hands on experience where you will discover how hard metals can be manipulated and formed to a variety of shapes used in roofing applications.


The basic techniques can be taught in a relatively short period of time; however the challenge is then to develop this skill in order to tackle the most demanding applications.


On completion of the courses delegates should know the health and safety procedures for working with hard metals and safe use of gases, and be able to form details and joints using soldering techniques.


Who should attend?

While there are no special entry requirements these courses will be beneficial to leadworkers, roofers and general building contractors who want to become more skilled in the prefabrication and installation of typical hard metal details.



The level of skill of a hard metal worker can often be determined by the neatness, uniformity and finished appearance.


Dates & Venue:

Dates are flexible – please telephone 01622 872432 to confirm your preferred attendance date. Courses are held at our purpose built Training Centre in East Peckham, Kent.


What should you bring?

Safety boots, overalls or warehouse coat are all you need, as the tools and materials including the hard metal required are included in the price.



Please contact the Training Centre to check funding availability.


A Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills. Its a bank loan, so you'll have to pay it back once you've left the course. However you don't pay interest for the period when you are learning as the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) pays the interest while you're studying and for one month afterwards. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years, if the course includes a year of work experience). The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs, such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support, such as grants or bursaries.


Because the (PCDL) is a commercial loan product, it should only be considered as an option once all other student funding options have been investigated. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900. For further information, advice or to order an application pack, call the helpline on 0800 585 505, or visit www.directgovuk/pcdl.


Please note that the Lead Sheet Association is a registered learning provider, number 20098 and a (PCDL) is applicable to this course.



On satisfactory completion of the courses you will be awarded an LSA Training Certificate together with a copy of your Assessment Record. This will be recognised as reaching a suitable standard of competence which is likely to be acceptable to industry, and will also enable entry to the QCF Hard Metal courses.



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