Skills For Trades – Heritage Building Repair Course

We are offering a six day certified course, January – March 2018, on understanding the repair and maintenance of pre-1919 buildings

Smelt mill wall with shored arch and scaffolding in April 2014 (Louise Brown)

The course is aimed at crafts people, contractors, building professionals  and home owners – basically anyone who is passionate about conserving built heritage and wanting  to learn more. The course will be delivered through classroom lectures and hands-on practical workshops where you can observe and try the different techniques.

A Level 3 NVQ course funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, accredited by the CSkills and City & Guilds, and endorsed by the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG).

Course Content

  • How conservation is organised and managed
  • Repair and maintenance of traditional buildings
  • Legislation and guidance in practice
  • Traditional materials and effective methods of use on historic buildings
  • Safe working practice, good and bad practice

Location:

Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Office, The Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5LE

Course Tutors:

  • John Monroe – National Heritage Training Group
  • Colin Richards – UK Institute for Historic Building Conservation

Course Dates:

  • Friday 26th & Sat 27th January 2018
  • Friday 23rd & Sat 24th February 2018
  • Friday 30th & Sat 31st March 2018 (delegates must attend all six days to gain a certificate)

Cost:

£150 for local residents/businesses (based within the Upper Nidderdale Scheme Area)

Cost includes all materials, refreshments, exam registration, assessment and certification.

£985 for non-local residents/businesses

This is a subsidised course funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

How to book

Places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis, so early booking is essential. Book online here. For queries and further information, contact us on 01423 712950 or  uppernidderdale@harrogate.gov.uk.

Download all the information about the course here.

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