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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

Training Opportunities in Stone Conservation at Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff

Are you looking for an opportunity to explore a career in building conservation? Apply for this four week placement, working alongside experienced stonemasons. ...read more

Eight new Heritage Action Zones announced

Eight new Heritage Action Zones have been announced by John Glen, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. ...read more

Prince’s Foundation for Building Community is recruiting for its Building Craft Programme 2018-19

This eight month Building Craft Programme gives practical experience in traditional building crafts and an opportunity to gain a Heritage Skills NVQ Level 3. ...read more


Events

Above Eaves Level P1 - Traditional Slate Roofs

This two day course aims to provide an introductory guide to traditional Scottish roofs including function, structure, types of trusses, external roof shapes, typical details and decorative features and the causes of deterioration.

Timber Buildings – An Engineer’s Perspective

This talk looks at the evolution of timber building in Essex from an engineer's perspective, the challenges involved in maintaining the buildings and, where appropriate, modifying them for new uses.

Sash and Case Window Repairs

Don’t rip out your sash and case windows, did you know that in most cases you can undertake simple repairs add and retain this period feature?