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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.

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 ran a high quality bursary scheme 2017- 2018. This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and gave 30 trainees work-based training and skills development opportunities, while receiving a monthly bursary in order to establish a career in the built heritage sector.

During the placements trainees were paid to learn valuable heritage skills, gained qualifications and work experience in heritage workplaces. As part of the scheme the NHTG delivered HLF-funded courses and events too.

Find out more about the scheme here.


Latest News

Apply now: IHBC Marsh Award

IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills. ...read more

Assistant Heritage and Planning Officer (full-time)

Working within a small team this post offers an unusually broad range of opportunities to gain experience across heritage and the built and natural environment and is both exciting and varied in its content. ...read more

QEST offers funding to support training in craft skills – Applications open 9 January 2019

QEST (the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through traditional college courses, apprenticeships or one-on-one training with master craftspeople. ...read more


Events

Stone Carving - Beginners

A fantastic two day course learning the art of stone carving with expert stone carver Sebastian Rasch.

Using traditional lime and clay renders and plasters

Lime and Clay plasters have been used historically and this day provides advice to those who wish to restore their period property and demonstrate how breathable renders and plasters can be efficiently applied to new buildings.

Timber Frame Repairs

This session is divided into two illustrated talks, with the first session looking at what repair methods might be appropriate to heavy carpentry and the tools that a modern carpenter might use.