Name change for training organisation

There have been some changes at the Lead Sheet Association recently, with the organisation now being called the Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSTA).

This name change won’t alter the training that is on offer, and in fact, as the LSTA is solely focused on delivering high quality training in lead and hard metals, all profits made will be invested back into the organisation.

There have also been some important improvements and updates to the courses on offer. As well as being a CITB Approved Training Centre, the LSTA was appointed as the UK’s sole provider of CITB Specialist Applied-skills Programmes (SAPs) in both lead and hard metals. This new three-year contract with CITB provides for up to 20 places a year on these programmes with grant funding available to meet most of the course fees.

The LSTA is also delivering City & Guilds Accredited Programmes in both lead and hard metals. These courses are at basic, intermediate and advanced levels, and the training on offer gives participants industry-recognised qualifications.

As the LSTA is focused solely on delivering high quality training for the industry, it will not be able to handle individual technical enquiries. For advice on the specification, installation or maintenance of rolled lead sheet, you should contact the technical department of one of the LSTA’s sponsors – BLM British Lead and Calders.

The Rolled Lead Sheet Complete Manual will continue to be produced and sold via the LSTA. If you already have a copy you can access the online version through the LSTA website at