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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

News from the NHTG, August 2016

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Trainee in the preparation of Earthen Structures and Lime Plastering Norfolk

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Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust - Summer School

Join the Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust summer school in August 2016.

Structural Repair of Historic Buildings Masterclass

The aim of this Masterclass is to provide professionals with a sound understanding of the philosophy of conservation and a better understanding of the relationship between structural engineering and conservation.

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.