Main Information

LSTA Ltd trainers
Merryhill Training centre, KY12 3DR
Start Time
9 a.m.
End Time
4:30 p.m.
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£775.00 + VAT
(£930.00 incl VAT)

Technical Details

Individual Learning Accounts (ILA)
Requires C1 & C2?
Technical Level
Practical Level


Sponsor Information

This course is generously being subsidised by Historic Environment Scotland
Add lead welding and bossing to your skills set!

Looking to add to your Skills set?

The Scottish Lime Centre Trust are delighted to host this 5 Day Basic Lead Welding & Bossing Course Accredited City & Guilds Lead Sheet Training Academy

This course aims to train a person in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competence to safely produce lead roofing components by the bossing and welding techniques and will be run by a qualified staff member of the Lead Sheet Association.

This course has two parts , lead welding & bossing:

Welding is the alternative method for shaping lead and can also be used when sheets need to be joined together. Both methods must be achieved neatly and without compromising the weatherproofing quality of the installation. They demand a high degree of skill and knowledge.

Bossing is the method used to shape and form lead sheet into complex shapes and joints without leaving tool marks or causing any significant reduction in the thickness of the metal.


Welding - Candidates will cover, and undertake:

  • Butt Welding
  • Lap Welding
  • Cover Patch
  • Fillet Welding
  • Incline welding and gusset corner
  • Pipe sleeve
  • Front apron
  • Welded back gutter
  • Saddle flashings

Bossing - Candidates will cover, and undertake:

  • Half front apron
  • Chute outlet
  • Internal and External corners

Each element is checked to ensure quality and conformity to specification and best practice for both Welding and Bossing. At the end of each module, candidates are formally assessed on their fabrication of a Welded Back Gutter and on forming a Bossed Back Gutter.

Training Objectives:

A The student shall demonstrate the successful safe production of lead roofing components by the bossing and welding process.

B From the experienced gained in A, the student will, through practical and oral assessment, demonstrate a competence in the bossing process.

Training programme:

The course will run over 5 days: Monday @ 8.45am-4.30pm and Tuesday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm, 7 hours each day, excluding lunch breaks.

Training Methods:

  • Practical training
  • Group Discussion

Achievement Measurement:

  • Achievement will be measured by a practical test of the trainee’s ability to manufacture sheet lead components.
  • The trainee will be questioned to verify their understanding of the related knowledge necessary to Safely and Satisfactory undertake lead bossing and welding.

Terms and Condition:

  1. Tuition is NON refundable; No refund Policy on your portion of the fees – If attendee is unable to attend, they can send another person in their place
  2. All tools and materials will be provided;

Please email or call 01383 872722

This course is generously being subsidised by Historic Environment Scotland

£775.00 + VAT
(£930.00 incl VAT)

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