The Lead Sheet Association (LSA) has now become the Lead Sheet Training Academy (LSTA), but the LSTA has assured the industry that it’s “business as usual” and this name change won’t alter the unrivalled 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.
The LSTA says there have also been some important improvements and updates to the courses on offer. Recently, 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 attendees industry-recognised qualifications. As we know, good, qualified lead and hard metal workers, from contractors to individuals, are always in demand and with the LSTA’s accredited courses and teaching by the best tutors in the country, attendees could set themselves up for a well-paid and secure future in the industry.
As the LSTA is focusing its efforts on training, it says if contractors need technical support they should contact their Rolled Lead Sheet supplier. If the LSTA’s sponsors – BLM British Lead and Calders have manufactured the product, they have technical staff who are able to help with queries – in fact, the LSTA says they may be recognisable from their previous role at the LSA!
The Rolled Lead Sheet Complete Manual will continue to be produced and sold via the LSTA and you can access the online version through the LSTA website: www.leadsheet.co.uk.