Short courses
Course provider Course Length Suitable for Notes
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
School of Continuing Studies
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 7AY
Tel: 0121 414 5607/7529
Courses link
British Vernacular Architecture 2 years Open access 18+ Certificate of Higher Education
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Centre for the Historic Environment
Department of Archaeology
43 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1UU
tel: 0117 954 6073
Courses link
See website for full details of all short courses
ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL
Katie Seabright
Historic Buildings Education Officer 
Essex County Council
County Hall
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1QH
tel: 01245 437672
Courses contact
See website for full details of courses offered

UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
School of Social Sciences
Town & Regional Planning
University of Dundee
School of Architecture and Town Planning
Perth Road
Dundee
DD1 4Hn
Tel: 01382 385236

Courses link
Courses contact

Dundee Conservation Lecture Series Evenings    

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies
School of Architecture
Lauristen Place
Edinburgh
EH3 9DF

Courses link

Conservation Master Class CPD Evenings, commencing at 6pm    
IRONBRIDGE INSTITUTE
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DX
tel: 01952 435900  
Courses link
The use of lime in historic buildings
The conservation and repair of stone
Metals in construction
20th century materials
The conservation of timber
Ceramic building materials
Recording historic buildings
Large object conservation
Introduction to traditional estate management skills
Conservation Officers
QSs
Architects
Building Owners
1-2 days
THE LIME CENTRE
Long Barn
Morestead
Winchester
SO21 1LZ
Tel: 01962 713636 
Courses link
Introduction for Use of Lime in Historic Buildings 1 day Homeowners Courses  
Advanced Use of Lime 1 - 2 days Craftsmen
Professionals
Owners
 
UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
University of Lincoln
Greestone Centre
Wordsworth Street
Lincoln
LN1 3BP
Tel: 01522 895050
Courses link
Access to Higher Education
Conservation and Restoration
Open College Network
1 year Over age of 21 Access to Higher Education Certificate
PEMBROKESHIRE COLLEGE
Haverfordwest
Pembrokeshire
SA61 1SZ
tel: 01437 765247 ext 255 
Courses link
Architectural and Building Conservation 2 yrs FT /PT GNVQ, 1 A level or mature entry  
Architectural and Building Conservation
Foundation Degree
1 yr FT/PT HNC/HNC Architectural & Building Conservation  
PRINCES FOUNDATION 
19-22 Charlotte Road
London
EC2A 3SG
Tel: 020 7613 8500 
Courses link
Building Crafts Apprenticeships
Bricklaying
Carpentry
Glazing
Joinery
Metalwork
Plastering
Stonemasonry
Roofing & tiling
Thatching
8 months NVQ/SNVQ3 or equivalent qualification in traditional building skills  

SCOTTISH LIME CENTRE
Charleston Workshops
Rocks Road
Charleston
Fife
KY11 3EN
Tel: 01383 872 722 
Courses link

Course contact

Making and using traditional mortars
Traditional masonry repair
Plaster patching and repair
Internal and external lime finishes
Decorative plasterwork
Rubble wall building and repair
Drystone dyking
Limewash and traditional paints
Surface repair of stone
Mechanical spray harling
Lime pointing
Courses for contractors  
Introduction to masonry repairs in traditional buildings
Masonry building conservation - principles and techniques
Building conservation masterclass
Courses for building professionals and homeowners  

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF ANCIENT BUILDNGS
37 Spital Square
London
E1 6DY
Tel: 020 7377 1644

Courses link

William Morris Craft Fellowship 3 x 2 months FT Master craftsmen  
SPAB Scholarship 9 months FT Architects
Building Surveyors
Engineers
 
SPAB Repairs Course 6 days Mastercraftsmen
Conservators
Professionals
CPD certificate
SPAB Course for Historic Home Owners 2 days Home owners  
SPAB Technical days 1 day Mastercraftsmen
Conservators
Professionals
CPD certificate
WEALD & DOWNLAND OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Singleton
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0EU
Tel: 01243 811464 
Courses link
Traditional carpentry and joinery
Dating timber-framed buildings
Timber decay and its treatment
Timber: identification of species
Construction & repair of timber-framed buildings
Lath making
Wattle & daub
Strength grading of oak
Early oak furniture
Joinery by hand: sash windows
Timber framing
The mortice and tenon
A door in a day
The roofing square
Flint walling
Gauged brickwork
Cob walling
Repair of historic brickwork
Lime mortars
Basic brickwork
Lime plasters and renders
Pargeting
Brickmaking technology
Oak shingling
Thatching
Energy conservation in traditional buildings
Green architecture
Leadwork
Recording vernacular buildings for conservation
The Georgian tradition
Victorian and Edwardian architecture

1 - 5 days

Conservation professionals:
architects,
surveyors,
building craftspeople,
homeowners

WEST DEAN COLLEGE
West Dean
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QA
Tel: 01243 811301  
Courses link
Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs)
a programme of masterclasses providing training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures

Object and Materials Conservation (OMC)
for professional conservators to refresh their skills and update their knowledge in materials and techniques

 

Conservation of stone surfaces and detail
Conservation & repair of architectural  & structural metalwork
Specifying conservation works
Conservation and Repair of brick, terracotta and flint masonry
Conservation and repair of masonry ruins
Conservation and repair of plasters and renders
Managing wildlife in the historic environment
Masonry cleaning
The structural repair of historic buildings
Conservation and repair of timber
Conservation and repair of stone masonry
Mortars for repair and conservation
Conservation of historic concrete
Conservation of slate and stone roofing

 

Professionals, craftsmen
1 to 4 days

WOODCHESTER MANSION TRUST
Nympsfield
Gloucestershire
GL10 3TS
Tel: 01453 861541  
Courses link
Lime mortar
Lime working
Dry stone walling
Creative architectural drawing

 

Craftsmen
Professionals
Owners

 

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Centre for Conservation
Department of Archaeology
The University of York
The King's Manor
York
YO1 2EP
tel: 01904 4333963   
Courses link
see website for details of courses

 

 

 

COTAC

  

The Building Crafts College, Kennard Road, Stratford, London E15 1AH


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