Conservation skills and training
Heritage skills NVQ Assessments and Bespoke 1-to-1 heritage skills training
One to One, or One to Some Heritage Conservation Skills Training.
As a time served lime plasterer and cob specialist I can offer you a unique opportunity to learn the traditional construction techniques used in building, repairing and conserving heritage buildings.
You provide the building or structure (and coffee) and I will provide everything else. We can design a one off session, or a series of sessions bespoke to the needs of your project.
Through a personalised training programme, I can help you to learn cob building or repair techniques, heritage stone building or repair, lime plastering, lime rendering, lime pointing, and lime washing. I can teach you about hot lime, and the different types of lime, so that you can chose the right materials for any part of the project. You can acquire the confidence and knowledge necessary to contribute to the preservation and maintenance of your vernacular heritage building, by working on your building.
I charge £450 for half day's (4 hours) one to one training and can supply all the materials and tools needed to get started working on your project. On payment of a deposit, and in advance of the first session, we will have a consultancy meeting to understand your ambitions and from there we will tailor your bespoke learning needs. We can split sessions if needed, or plan in longer sessions if that suits your project better.
Lime Plastering and Rendering:
Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Heritage Skills:
I can take you or your candidate through the process of Level 3 NVQ assessment in a completely site based environment and at times which are convenient to you.
I can offer assessment of the following nationally recognised NVQ heritage skills qualifications:
These are nationally recognised qualifications of which Level 3 represents the highest level of technical qualification available in these skills and can open doors to higher grade projects for you by providing a recognised benchmark against a formal industry standard.
Funding is available from the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) to cover some, or all of the cost of the training, and as the qualification is based entirely on site observations and discussions, there is no need to take days off to attend college, or complete a heavy course work load.
Each applicant's situation (location, ability, work type) is different so I offer bespoke packages for individual, or multiple candidates to complete the assessments nationwide.
Full details on all level 2 and level 3 heritage NVQ qualification standards can be found on the National Occupation College Network website.