Interested in working on historic buildings? Want some training?
Abode Renovation deliver monthly one and two day practical courses in lime pointing, lime rendering and lime plastering at East Kent College in Folkestone.
National Heritage Training Group
These are the go-to folk for information about training in heritage skills at all levels. You can phone them and ask about courses near you and any funding that’s available to pay for your course.
The Building Craft Programme is designed for craftspeople looking to bridge the gap between basic qualifications and becoming a master craftsperson working within the heritage sector.
The Young Heritage Apprenticeship programme began helps 16-18 year olds into a career in the heritage sector. It provides practical experience in traditional building crafts and the opportunity to gain the relevant qualifications.
Weald and Downland Living Museum
The museum runs an extensive programme of day-schools and longer courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts plus masters degree programmes in building conservation and timber building conservation.
The Building Crafts College
Whether you are a school leaver or an adult looking to retrain or improve your existing skills, the Building Crafts College has a long tradition of delivering high quality education training in building crafts and building conservation
Heritage Craft Alliance
They offer courses in heritage masonry, lime mortars & plasters, brickwork, conservation/ restoration, roof slating & tiling and traditional carpentry. There is a traineeship programme for those aged 16-24 which pays for some or all of your training.
If you’re interested in gaining skills and experience for a career in heritage and identify as having black, Asian, mixed or other minority ethnic heritage, there are bursaries available to pay for training.
West Dean College
West Dean College specialises in Arts and Conservation. Courses in everything from masonry cleaning to leather conservation.
University of Kent School of Architecture
University of Kent offers an M.Sc. in Architectural Conservation