Historic Environment Local Management Training Programme

Our Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) training programme provides training on managing the historic environment for local authorities, regional agencies and national organisations, free of charge. Here you can find out more about our courses.

Training Courses 2019 - 20

We work with partners to deliver courses that:

  • provide advice and practical tools to further understanding of heritage issues and
  • enable people to make decisions which enhance and protect our heritage for future generations.

HELM courses are one day long, and are offered in various locations.

To find out more about individual courses and to book your place, please click on the buttons for your preferred course below.

If you find that the Eventbrite booking system indicates that your preferred course is fully booked, you can email [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list for the course in the event of places becoming unexpectedly free.

NPPF Decoded: Archaeology

Join this course to enhance your understanding the planning process with regards to archaeology and recent change to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in particular.

06 June 2019 Cannon Bridge House, London

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Unlocking Historic Buildings

This course addresses a direct demand from previous HELM delegates, who have indicated a need for further training in how to interpret and understand historic buildings. A combination of taught sessions and practical exercises will give delegates the tools they need to be able to interpret the development of buildings, define their significance and inform decisions about their repair and reuse.

Current venue is 11 April 2019 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

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Coastal Development Projects and the Historic Environment

This course is primarily aimed at heritage and non-heritage professionals in Local Authorities, as well as contractors, who are involved in coastal development projects. It will be of particular benefit to those with responsibility for the historic environment as a national or local curator so that they understand the pre-application and examination processes for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

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Shoreline Management Plans: Erosion Risk and Flood Management

Learn to evaluate how the historic environment comprises a meaningful component in Shoreline Management Plan making.

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Understanding Heritage Economics and the Development Process

This course will provide delegates with:

  • An understanding of the risk associated with heritage specific development projects
  • An appreciation of the way in which development appraisals are carried out
  • A better understanding of the perspective of the developer and their processes when dealing with a historic development
  • The ability to place the value of heritage in the context of development

09 May 2019, Museum of London, London

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02 July Birmingham

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Keep checking back

Our full programme for 2019/20 is in development and course details, including dates and locations will be added soon. As well as some of the topics described about, new subjects in development include: Re-Use of Historic Buildings, Statements of Heritage Significance, Industrial Heritage and Place Making. All titles still to be confirmed.

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