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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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Advanced Masonry Skills

A practical course for those with a moderate level of experience to enable them to improve their skills.

Mortars for Repair and Conservation

This course involves a detailed study of traditional mortars, including a brief history of their use, investigation and basic analytical techniques and the recognition and diagnosis of typical failures.

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The latest in the debate series will explore how heritage research influences public and private sector decision-making - or not.