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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 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.

We have three courses coming up this Spring: Heritage Course (April and July) and Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees within Heritage Construction Work in May.

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 [email protected]


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.

Find out more and apply here.


Latest News

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Heritage Trainee (Metal Roofing) Opportunity - Manchester

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Events

Conservation of Slate and Stone Roofing

This course covers the history of traditional slate and stone roofing but mainly concentrates on their conservation and repair.

CIOB Conference: Keys to the Successful Operation of Historic Buildings

The CIOB in collaboration with the National Trust and Somerset House is delighted to present this one day event focusing on re-use, innovation and sustainability in the built environment.

Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings course

This is a re-run of the successful 6-day certificated course. It’s aimed at crafts people, contractors, professionals’ and building owners who want to learn about the practicalities of working on old buildings.