The Building Conservation Directory 2024

COURSES & TRAINING cont’d USEFUL INFORMATION 6 159 CATHEDRAL COMMUNICATIONS THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY 2024 MISCELLANEOUS COURSES The Attingham Trust ■ Residential courses on the historic house and its collections Varies Boniface Enterprises Ltd ■ The three Ps of building conservation (DistL) 9 months Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment ■ Energy renovation for traditional buildings 30 weeks European Restoration Institute (Istituto Europeo del Restauro) ■ Various heritage conservation and restoration courses, including wall paintings, wood and seals Varies Historic England training-courses/ ■ Heritage in planning: essentials ■ Key skills for historic environment management Varies Varies International Academic Projects ■ Professional development courses (virtual, in-situ and hybrid) in conservation, collections care, archaeology and museum studies 1 hour– 3 days The Prince’s Foundation education/foundation-summerschool ■ Conservation crafts summer school 3 weeks SPAB William Morris Craft Fellowship fellowship ■ SPAB Fellowship: a training programme for craftspeople involved in historic building repairs 3 blocks, 2 months FT each The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings ■ SPAB Scholarship: conservation programme for early career qualified architects, surveyors and engineers 9 months FT SHORT COURSES Birmingham City University conservation-of-the-historicenvironment-ma-pgdip ■ Various building conservation CPD courses 2 days Boniface Enterprises Ltd ■ Coaching and training in building conservation Varies Charles Brooking Master Classes ■ History of the English door, window (1650–1950), shutters, fanlights and ironmongery ■ The development of rainwater heads, circa 1700–1960 ■ The development of domestic stained glass, circa 1820-1950 ■ The development of domestic staircases, circa 1690–1960 ■ The development of the coalburning firegrate, circa 1750–1950 ½–1 day, or tailor-made 1 hour 1 hour ½–1 day, or tailor-made ½ –1 day, or tailor-made Burngate Purbeck Stone Centre ■ Short courses and evening classes in stone carving and letter cutting Varies Chippendale International School of Furniture ■ Professional furniture making 30 weeks City & Guilds of London Art School ■ Various short courses in woodcarving, stone carving, lettering in stone and clay modelling 5 days Cornish Lime Company Ltd ■ CPD seminars on breathable mortars and paints ■ Decorative Plaster and Running Mould Masterclasses ■ Lime rendering and plastering courses ■ Lime training day ■ Pointing Course 1 hour 1 day 1 day 1 day ½ day David Sleight Conservation practical-training/ ■ Practical hands on conservation skills training. 1–2 days Ecole d’Avignon Centre Formations ■ Various traditional craft and heritage conservation courses Varies Eden Lime ■ Lime mortar training days 1 day Energy Trust ■ L3 Award in energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings 2 days (online) The Environment Study Centre ■ Damp, mould and condensation (includes investigation of moisture and its effects in traditional buildings) 1 day The Environment Study Centre ■ Level 3 Award in energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings 2 days Place Services, Essex County Council ■ Various short courses in traditional building skills including lime plaster, mortars, conservation and repair of brickwork, joinery, timber frames ■ CPD lectures on building conservation 1–3 days ½–1 day Fleur Kelly ■ Intensive short courses, run on demand in south west France on a variety of fresco painting techniques 5 days or 2 weeks Gaches Plasterwork ■ Traditional plastering courses Varies Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle heritageskillscentre ■ Various, heritage skills Varies ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) Courses | ICCROM ■ Various heritage conservation training courses Varies Lead Sheet Training Academy ■ Traditional basic leadwork (C&G accredited) 3 or 5 days The Lettering Arts Trust ■ Short courses in wood and stone letter carving and calligraphy 1–6 days The Lime Centre training/ ■ Wall insulation: internal with woodfibre boards and lime plaster ½ day Low-Impact Living Initiative ■ Online courses on topics from straw-bale building and compost toilets to solar electricity and weaving Varies Orchard Barn html ■ Introduction to using lime ■ Timber frame restoration skills ■ Timber framing courses ■ Wattle and daub course 1 day 3 days Varies 1 day Oxford Brookes University ■ Various short courses relating to planning for professionals Varies University of Oxford ■ Various short courses and training in architectural history and the historic environment Varies Prince’s Foundation and Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust ■ Building arts programme 3 weeks Rainbow Glass Ltd ■ Day courses in stained glass and evening workshops 1 day The Red Mason ■ Traditional brickwork courses and CPD Varies Restorative Techniques Ltd ■ CPD seminars on masonry cleaning Varies Royal Agricultural University buildingconservation summerschool/582744 ■ Building conservation summer school 4 days Scottish Lime Centre Trust ■ Damp in buildings seminars and CPD ■ Lime seminars and CPD: winter working, civil engineering use etc ■ Lime training: rendering/harling, plastering and pointing ■ Materials analysis seminars ■ Sash and case window repairs ■ Various conservation and traditional building skills courses Varies Varies Varies Varies Varies 1–5 days The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings ■ Repair of old buildings course: an introduction to the SPAB approach ■ SPAB courses, talks workshops and webinars 5 days (spring and autumn) Up to 2 days Stonehealth Ltd ■ Cleaning of building masonry (RIBA CPD-approved) Varies Sturge Conservation Studio training.htm ■ Practical leather conservation 3–5 days Chemfix Products Ltd ■ Timbabuild: epoxy resin wood repairs ½ day Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd ■ Various short courses including lime in building, lime plastering, limecrete floors, sustainable retrofit and thatching ■ RIBA-accredited CPD seminars on use of lime Varies (usually 1–2 days) ½ day Tywi Centre ■ L3 Award, repair and maintenance of traditional (pre-1919) buildings ■ Various short courses on timber and masonry conservation, use of lime, window repairs and more 2 days 1 day Weald & Downland Living Museum ■ Various short courses in building conservation and traditional crafts 1–5 days West Dean College ■ Building conservation masterclasses delivered in collaboration with Historic England 1–4 days Womersley’s Limited training_courses ■ Lime and clay – various short courses for conservation and sustainability 1 day UNDERGRADUATE COURSES Bath Spa University ■ BA History (heritage and public history) 3–4 years FT (PT available) Bishop Grosseteste University ■ BA (Hons) Archaeology and history The Building Crafts College ■ Fd Degree Historic building conservation 2 years FT The Building Crafts College heritage-conservation/ ■ L6 Conservation construction site management Varies