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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

Trainee Heritage Carpentry Assistant placement opportunity – Lancashire

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month Carpentry Assistant placement with conservation joinery team Conservation Services North West more

Trainee Heritage Decorator placement opportunity – Southern England

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a historic specialist building consultant and contractor Campbell Smith & Co Ltd specialising in fine decorative schemes more

News from the NHTG, August 2016

Heritage news, jobs and training from the NHTG, August 2016 more


Brickwork and lime mortar conservation and repair course

This three-day course offers the unique opportunity to learn traditional brickwork and lime mortar conservation and repair skills at Hatfield House.

Building Limes Forum - Conference and Gathering

The theme for the conference is Lime and Aggregates and there will be an emphasis on hands-on demonstrations.

Stone Lettering course

The drawing and layout of letters and carving them in slate and stone.