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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.

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. As part of the scheme we are running HLF Funded courses and events too.

Find out more and apply here.

Latest News

Apply now: San Gemini Preservation Studies Programme

Now in its 20th year, with alumni from over 170 colleges and universities worldwide, SGPS is dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage. more

NHTG Newsletter, March 2018

Heritage news, events, training and jobs. more

Urgent appeal launched to protect Charles Rennie Mackintosh house

An urgent appeal has been launched to build a protective box around a house built by inimitable architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which is rapidly deteriorating. more


Skills For Trades – Heritage Building Repair Course

A six day certified course, January – March 2018, on understanding the repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings

Heritage Wood Occupations SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Candidates will increase their knowledge and skills in conservation and repair of historic timber framing, carpentry and joinery. Participants will develop a solid theoretical underpinning to practical on-site skills.

Heritage Stonemasonry SUP (Specialist Upskilling Programme)

Candidates will develop their knowledge and skills in conservation, repair and maintenance of stonework. Participants will also learn about lime mortars and temporary support, excavation and underpinning.