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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 Plasterer placement opportunity – Oxfordshire

There is an exciting opportunity for a 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars. more

Trainee Heritage Flint & Brick-worker placement opportunity, Suffolk / East Anglia Region

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor F.A. Valiant and Son Ltd. for a 12 month placement. more

Trainee Heritage Slating and Tiling placement opportunity, Sussex

There is a wonderful opportunity to join Specialist Historic Building Conservation contractor Fildes Roofing Ltd. more


Conservation Materials Course

This intensive conservation course will provide hands on training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of an 18th century walled garden.

Rendering and Harling with Lime

This course will enable you to apply a variety of lime render finishes to a wide range of backgrounds including matching to existing finishes.

Introduction to Leaded Stain Glass

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