Craft Skills

  • There is a shortage of practitioners skilled in the traditional crafts necessary to conserve and restore our historic buildings. These include bricklayers, carpenters, flint workers, lime-plasterers (including pargetters), stone-masons and thatchers. English Heritage has joined forces with CITB-Construction Skills (Sector Skills Council for Construction) to form the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG). The NHTG is responsible for implementing a coherent strategy for training and skills provision in the traditional building crafts sector.

  • The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £900,000 to a partnership between English Heritage, The National Trust, Cadw, ConstructionSkills and the National Heritage Training Group to establish and deliver a £1.2 million Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme throughout England and Wales over the next 4 years until 2010.

  • Building Conservation Masterclasses at West Dean College 2010 programme

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