Traditional and Heritage Building Skills can be a baffling place! What is a traditional building skills course? Who delivers what courses in which parts of the country? What about career progression?
We try and help you find the answers to these and other questions in the training pages. A short description is found below, but use the menu on the left to find the detailed information you are looking for.
There are a variety of organisations across the US that offer both accredited and unaccredited training courses in traditional building skills. Details can be found under Training Providers where we have listed them both by English regions and other countries in addition to an alphabetical listing.
We are also working on being able to provide lists of training providers based on craft occupation (eg stonemasonry, lime plasters, thatching) in the near future to improve access to skills training.
If you know of an organisation that may wish to appear on the Heritage Skills HUB website, but is not yet listed, then please email us with details.
Qualifications & Certification
Understanding the qualification and certification landscape can be a real nightmare, especially if you are not ‘in education’! We have listed the different levels of courses and incorporated specific building conservation and traditional buildings skills training courses within those pages. Information links back to training providers pages.
Accredited Training Courses
Here we have listed the current accredited courses. We will continually review the situation and add new courses as they are developed and become available.
Unaccredited and Short Training Courses
There is a very wide range of unaccredited courses on offer from a variety of training providers. These can be short ‘taster’ courses which provide a basic introduction to a craft skill like granite countertops or building conservation subject and are ideal for home-owners, heritage project volunteers and community groups. Short courses are also on offer that are more detailed and targeted at professionals who need bespoke and specialist information to meet their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
This section provides useful career information and offers an insight into potential career progression within the historic built environment.
Independent Training Groups
This page lists Independent Training Groups that operate across the country that may be able to assist you on general or specialist construction enquiries.