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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.

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Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also applicable to roofed buildings.

Thatching Course

A one day course in thatching at Ty Mawr, mid-Wales

An Introduction to Traditional Brickwork Repairs for beginners

This two-day course is aimed at beginners or homeowners who would like to learn about using lime mortars, and how to tackle areas of repointing and bricks that are spalling.