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.

This course is designed for craftspeople looking to bridge the gap between basic qualifications and becoming a master craftsperson working within the heritage sector. The programme involves a Summer School and 10 week Live Build followed by placements with traditional building companies and master craftspeople across the UK. Crafts include: stonemasonry, joinery/carpentry, timber framing, bricklaying, plastering, thatching, metalwork and painting and decorating.

All participants are paid a monthly bursary of £1000.

Application deadline: 23rd February 2018

For more information visit the Prince's Trust website.


Sign up for free NHTG news bulletins here


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.