About the Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

Heritage Trainee imageHLF LogoThe National Heritage Training Group have been awarded £779,200 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide high quality, work-based training and skills development opportunities to equip people for a career in the built heritage sector.

Training and live site-based work experience is the largest element of this Project. Opportunities will include:

  • 30 variable-length traditional building craft skills bursary placements100 delegates attending a 2 day course to achieve the Level 3 Unit Award in Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings
  • 10 Heritage Specialist Apprenticeships
  • 20 Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Heritage Skills
  • 10 Mentors to train enabling them to pass on their skills and knowledge to develop the abilities of less experienced trades people


Are you Interested to offer a placement with your specialist heritage building company or in undertaking a training placement?

Contact for the South of England: Alan Creasey [email protected]

Contact for the North of England: Andie Harris [email protected]

Apply now: Bursary Placements

Heritage Trainee in Fibrous Plasterwork

There is an exciting opportunity for a 6 month placement with K L Langton Decorative Plasterwork.  They are a West Yorkshire company specialising in the production and manufacture of handmade decorative plasterwork for internal and external use. Closing date 31st May

Heritage Trainee (Metal Roofing) Opportunity - Manchester

This is an exciting opportunity for an 6 month Heritage Trainee (Metal Roofing) placement with Manchester Company J. Hempstock and Co., Ltd., working on historic and new buildings across Manchester and the north west. Closing date 31st May

 

Bursary Events and Courses

Mentors and Mentoring Craft Trainees within Heritage Construction Work

5th June, Fountains Abbey, Ripon

This one-day course is of interest to crafts persons - both trainees and supervisors, builders and professionals. Participants will learn about mentoring, which is simply about a more experienced and trusted person assisting or supporting a Learner or less experienced craftsperson to further develop their craft skills abilities. This requires the informed guidance of a mentor with a high level of practical skill and underpinning knowledge and experience. Less experienced, but skilled craftspeople can be trained and mentored to become a master craftsperson. Book here.

 

Heritage Wood Occupations SAP and SUP

Starting from the 5th June, Herefordshire

5 or 10 day Specialist Upskilling Programme and 20 Specialist Apprenticeship Programme course in the conservation and repair of historic timber framing, carpentry and joinery. During the course participants will develop a solid theoretical underpinning to practical on-site skills development in bench joinery and timber framing.

Examples of course content are: Identification of materials, defects, fungi treatment and repairs, plan reading, tools of the trade, shaping and milling, making and using jigs, setting out, jointing and shaping and conserving or restoring timber framing.

Courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ L3 in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). SUP courses are targeted at more experienced workers. The 20 day SAP course is split into two blocks, both of which require attending to gain the qualification.

Heritage lottery funding of up to £500 is available for transport costs for every candidate!! Book here.

 

Heritage Stonemasonry SAP and SUP

Starting from the 5th June, Herefordshire

Available as a 5 or 10 day SUP and a 20 day SAP. This course is aimed at those wishing to develop their knowledge and skills in Heritage Stonemasonry - craft masonry, fixing, site masonry.

Examples of course content; Concept of minimum intervention, re-usable materials, tools of the trade, materials used; Types of foundations, shoring, excavation and underpinning; Lime cycle, lime putty, lime mortars, defective mortar, tamping and pointing.
 
Courses are a combination of lectures and practical work at historic sites and can be an integral part of working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Skills. Upon completion of the NVQ portfolio and assessment (within 12 months of registration) the candidate can apply for a CSCS Gold Card (increasingly necessary for Heritage contracts). SUP courses are targeted at more experienced workers. The 20 day SAP course is split into two separate blocks, both of which require attending to gain the qualification.

Heritage lottery funding of up to £500 is available for transport costs for every candidate!! Book here.

 

Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional (Pre 1919) Buildings Course

25th July, Old Royal Navel College, Greenwich, London

Located at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, these historic buildings will be used to assist learning including a scaffold tour of the conservation of the ceiling in the Painted Hall.  The fee for the course is £100 which covers the cost of all materials, refreshments and NVQ certification. The course is free of charge to Building Traditional Skills Building Resilience Building Community in England, HLF Bursary Holders. 

Of interest to crafts persons, builders and professionals –  a two day course on Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings. Participants will learn about the  theory and practicalities of conserving traditional buildings from industry experts. Registration with CITB Cskills Awards for AWD053 is included in the course fee and participants will take a short test at the end of the second day. This qualification is a useful addition for those studying Heritage Skills level 3 Crafts Diplomas & CPD Certificates will also be provided. Book here. 

 

 

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