Level 3 Built Heritage Courses 

Level 3 is equivalent to A Level. Anyone holding a Level 3 Heritage NVQ is able to apply for the appropriate Level 3 Heritage CSCS Card.

Courses leading to the Level 3 Award

Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings
Credits (Duration) 2 (2 Days)
Type of course Classroom based
This is a 2 day classroom-based course, although some providers will include craft demonstrations and hands-on opportunities over a third day. It covers definitions used in conservation, value and significance of traditional buildings, architectural styles, legislation, decay and repair and the importance of maintenance. There is an exam at the end of the course.
 

Level 3 NVQs in Heritage Skills

L3 NVQ Diploma Heritage Skills (Construction) in the following craft occupations through CSkills Awards. Candidate training and assessment takes place in the workplace, with additional specialist training identified by an assessor if required. Trainee creates portfolio of work. Successful assessment results in Heritage NVQ L3 Diploma. 
 

L3 NVQ Diploma Heritage Skills (Construction) in the following craft occupations through CSkills Awards:

Blacksmith
Credits (Duration) 174 (80 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Roof Slating and Tiling
Credits (Duration) 173 (80 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Wood Occupations
Credits (Duration) 131 (60 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Decorative Occupations
Credits (Duration) 108 (50 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Finisher
Credits (Duration) 108 (50 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Earth Builder
Credits (Duration) 131 (60 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Brick Worker
Credits (Duration) 156 (70 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Dry Stone Walling
Credits (Duration) 130 (60 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Thatching
Credits (Duration) 183 (85 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
   
Plastering (Fiberous)
Credits (Duration) 132 (60 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
   
Plastering (Solid)
Credits (Duration) 120 (55 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
Wall and Floor Tiling
Credits (Duration) 95 (45 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
   
Metal Roofing
Credits (Duration) 128 (60 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
   
Mason
Credits (Duration) 184 (85 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 
Facade Preservation
Credits (Duration) 94 (45 Days)
Type of Course OSAT
 

L3 NVQ Diploma Heritage Skills (Construction) in the following craft occupations through City & Guilds

Blacksmith City and Guilds
Brickworker City and Guilds
Decorative Occupations City and Guilds
Dry Stone City and Guilds
Earth Builder City and Guilds
Facade Preservation City and Guilds
Finisher City and Guilds
Mason City and Guilds
Plastering-Fibrous City and Guilds
Plastering-Solid City and Guilds
Roof Slating  and Tiling City and Guilds
Thatching City and Guilds
Wall and Floor Tiler City and Guilds
Wood Occupations City and Guilds
 

Gaining a L3 Heritage NVQ through a formal Apprenticeship Programme over two years (Masonry and Wood Occupations)

This is a Heritage Craft Alliance course. This is a programme written and delivered by Heritage Craft Alliance and is accredited through One Awards. It is a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction), stranded so individuals can specialise in masonry or wood occupations. In order to deliver a suitable depth of knowledge, Heritage Craft Alliance have prepared a programme to be delivered over two years. Achievement of the qualification provides a route into the built heritage sector for those people working in mainstream construction, those seeking to change career or new entrants to the sector who wish to develop skills and expertise in the use of traditional building methods and materials.
 
These are National full apprenticeships and are being funded via the Skills Funding agency through our partnership with Hartlepool College. For more details please click here.
 

Gaining a L3 Heritage NVQ through the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) 30 days over 12 months

As a result of the lack of availability of traditional college based Modern Apprenticeships for a range of specialist occupational sectors, the CITB National Specialist Team worked with  industry to develop and introduce Specialist Apprenticeship Programmes (SAPs).

These programmes are comprised of training modules, which can be delivered through a flexible timetable of short duration off the job training sessions (typically total of 30 days) as well as on the job mentored training. The content within the modules will provide the candidate with the necessary formal training to provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge required in working towards achieving the NVQ Level 3 qualification over a period not exceeding 1 year.

Off-the-job training is provided by Industry recognised experts in their field. Access to the Specialist Apprentice Programme (SAP) is open to candidates of all ages. For eligble employers, CITB grant funding is available.

 
L3 Heritage Bricklayer / Craft Mason SAP
Credits (Duration) 30 days over 12 months
Type of Course Find out more
   
L3 Heritage Leadworker SAP
Credits (Duration) 15 days
Type of Course Find out more
   
L3 Hard Metal Roofing SAP
Credits (Duration)  
Type of Course Find out more by contacting CITB, telephone 0344 994 4411
   
L3 Heritage Plasterer SAP
Credits (Duration)  
Type of Course Contact [email protected] for more details
 
Heritage Roof Slater and Tiler SAP
Credits (Duration) 30 Days
Type of Course Contact

[email protected] or [email protected] for more details

 
Heritage Stonemason SAP
Credits (Duration) 20-30 days over one year
Type of course Contact www.traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk or the Buildings Craft College for more details
   
Heritage Carpenter Joiner SAP
Credits (Duration) 20-30 days over one year
Type of course Contact www.traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk for more details
 

Gaining a L3 Heritage NVQ through the Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) 5-10 days over 12 months

The Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) is for those craftspeople who require a shorter period of training to gain appropriate knowledge and skills to be awarded a Heritage NVQ at Level 3. For eligble employers, CITB grant funding is available.
 
Heritage Bricklayer / Craft Mason SUP
Credits (Duration) 30 days - 6 week blocks over 12 months
Type of Course Find out more here
 
Heritage Leadworker SUP
Credits (Duration) 15 days over 12 months
Type of Course Find out more here
   
Hard Metal Roofing SUP
Credits (Duration)  
Type of Course Contact CITB for more information 0344 994 4411
 
Heritage Plasterer SUP
Credits (Duration) 5-10 Days over 12 months
Type of Course Find out more here
 
Heritage Roof Slater and Tiler SUP
Credits (Duration) 5-10 days over 12 months
Type of Course Contact

[email protected] or [email protected] for more details

 
Heritage Stonemason SUP
Credits (Duration) 5-10 days over 12 months
Type of Course Contact www.traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk or the http://www.thebcc.ac.uk/ for more details
   
Heritage Carpenter Joiner SUP
Credits (Duration) 5-10 days over 12 months
Type of Course Contact www.traditionalbuildingskills.co.uk for more details
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