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What we do

The NHTG is a voluntary organisation established to co-ordinate the ongoing development and delivery of traditional building crafts training and qualifications in the heritage sector of the UK.

We have created a Traditional Building Skills Training Toolkit that is free to download.

We are currently running a bursary scheme funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, to train people in heritage skills within a workplace setting. Find out more here.

The NHTG  runs a telephone helpdesk offering heritage building skills training guidance.

Got any questions, we'd be happy to help!

Call 01246 252 363 or email your query to

NHTG Bursary Scheme

The National Heritage Training Group are offering high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector in the form of paid bursaries, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

During a placement trainees will be paid to learn valuable heritage skills, gain qualifications and work experience in a heritage workplace.

Are you interested to offer a placement with your specialist heritage building company or would you like to take part in a training placement?

Find out more and apply here.

Latest News

Opportunity: Lettercarving Apprenticeship

Stonesetters are currently looking to take on a new letter carving apprentice. more

Opportunity: Specialist Apprenticeship in Heritage Wood Occupations (Carpentry)

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 months Heritage Apprenticeship with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company Fullers (Builders) Ltd based on historic projects in the London Area. more

Opportunity: Trainee Heritage Brickworker, London area

An opportunity for a Trainee Heritage Brickworker has arisen as part of the NHTG Bursary Scheme. more


Clay Dabbins Workshops in the Solway Wetlands

The Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme is constructing a Clay Dabbin building at the RSPB Campfield Reserve, Bowness-on-Solway.

NHIG Conservation of Architectural Ironwork

Aimed at professionals and craftspeople, this NHIG course is an introduction to the conservation of ironwork.

Introduction to Blacksmithing

The Heritage Skills Centre is a focus for heritage crafts and skills development in Lincolnshire, they are running this introduction to Blacksmithing.