Welcome to the South West Roofing Training Group.  We are a not for profit  organisation funded by CITB. 


The Training Group recieves a small annual grant to provide and organise free and subsidised training to roofing contractors throughout South West of England. 


Members of the CITB can also access funds via the Skills and Traning fund.

This is an introductory course for those with little or no experience of leadwork. It covers basic bossing and welding and can be delivered at our training centres in Exeter, Melksham and Hereford or remotely depending on numbers.  Both elements of the course are eligible for Tier 2, £70 completion grants from the CITB.  The SWRTG are an ATO and will claim this grant back on your behalf.
BOSSING: 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.  Candidates will cover, and undertake:
  • Half front apron
  • Chute outlet
  • Internal and External corners
WELDING: welding is the alternative method for shaping lead and can also be used when sheets need to be joined together.  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
Both methods must be achieved neatly and without compromising the weatherproofing quality of the installation. They demand a high degree of skill and knowledge.
This course can be deliverer as a 5 day course or it can be taken as two modular blocks of 2.5 days.
At the end of the welding module, candidates are formally assessed on their fabrication of a welded back gutter and at the end of the bossing module, candidates are formally assessed on forming a bossed back gutter.
COST:    5 DAYS – lead welding & bossing £650.00 + VAT per delegate
               2.5 DAYS – 2.5 days lead welding £450 + VAT per delegate
               2.5 DAYS – 2.5 days lead bossing £250 + VAT per delegate
Membership discount available for CITB members
All prices exclude VAT. 
Reductions can be made for larger group bookings.  All courses are run subject to sufficient numbers.
For an additional cost, the delegate can request a City and Guilds certificate for this course.
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