Short courses

Provider Course Name Duration Suitable for Notes
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
School of Continuing Studies
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 7AY
Tel: 0121 414 5607/7529

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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

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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

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Courses in 2012

  • 9 February 2012: Structural Repairs to Historic Buildings: Cressing Temple
  • 8 March 2012: Building Regulations and Historic Buildings: Cressing Temple
  • 20 April: Lime Plaster for Plasterers: Cressing Temple Barns:Cost 99
  • 27 April: An Introduction to Rustic Fencing: Cressing Temple Barns: Cost 150
  • 9-11 May: Timber Frame Repairs:Little Horkesley: Cost 255
  • 2022 June: Repair and Conservation of Flint Walling: Hadstock Church:Cost 235
  • 67 September: Lime Mortar & Conservation Brickwork; Braintree Museum: Cost 210
  • 12-14 September: Straw Bale Building: Onchors Farm, Great Saling:Cost 250
  • 45 October: Understanding Wrought Iron: Malt Kiln Farm, Pentney, Norfolk: Cost 55-225 depending on days attended
  • 9 November: Lime Plaster for Homeowners: Cressing Temple Barns: Cost 99
  • 24 25 January 2013: Lime Plaster, Run Mouldings & Pargetting: Cressing Temple Barns: Cost 210
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

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


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Conservation Master Class CPD Evenings, commencing at 6pm    
IRONBRIDGE INSTITUTE
Coalbrookdale
Telford
Shropshire
TF8 7DX
tel: 01952 435900

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  • 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

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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


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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

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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

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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


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  • Making and using traditional mortars
  • Traditional masonry repair
  • National units in conservation masonry
  • 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 at Penicuik House, Midlothian in 2012

  • 26-27 April 2012: P1 Introduction to Masonry Repair in Traditional Buildings 150 + VAT
  • 22-24 May 2012: P2 Masonry Building Conservation - Principles and Techniques 225 + VAT
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

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William Morris Craft Fellowship

3 x 2 months FT

Mastercraftsmen

 

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

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  • 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

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Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs)
a programme of masterclasses providing training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures

Professional Conservators in Practice (PCIP)
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
  • Practice & Theory: Managing change in historic buildings
  • Conservation and repair of masonry ruins
  • Conservation and repair of plasters and renders
  • Managing wildlife in historic buildings
  • 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 concrete

Professionals, craftsmen
1 to 4 days

WOODCHESTER MANSION TRUST
Nympsfield
Gloucestershire
GL10 3TS
Tel: 01453 861541

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  • 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

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see website for details of courses