Apply now: NHTG Building Traditional Skills Bursary Scheme

About the Building Traditional Skills Resilience Community in England Bursary Scheme

Heritage Trainee imageThe 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: National Project Manager: Graham Lee on 07971 655692 or email: [email protected]

Apply now: Bursary Placements

Trainee Heritage Conservator placement opportunity – Oxfordshire
A 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company Oxford Lime Mortar Ltd specialising in lime mortars and other associated materials working on historic projects within a 30mile radius of Oxford.

Trainee Heritage Stonemason placement opportunity – South West Region

A 12 month opportunity for a Trainee Heritage Stonemason placement with a specialist Historic Building Conservation company.

Trainee Pargeter and Plaster Conservator placement opportunity near Bedford – South of England
A six month placement to learn Pargeting (lime plaster modelling) and many other built heritage skills, working with Anna Kettle Design.

Trainee Heritage Carpenter placement opportunity – South of England
A 12 month placement with a Historic Building Conservation company McCurdy & Co Ltd which specialises in structural carpentry, based on historic projects in the South of England.



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Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

This course is primarily designed for those concerned with the conservation of ruined structures, although the principles and skills are also applicable to roofed buildings.

Financing the Historic Environment

A two-day conference, organised by Built Environment Forum Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland and the BRICK programme run by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust.

Lime Plaster for Plasterers

A two-day hands-on course aimed at working plasterers interested in broadening their experience, and amateurs with some plastering skills.