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Heritage Practice Short Course Training

As part of our Capacity Building work, Historic England aims to develop partnerships that help us deliver training in a range of specialist subjects in different locations around the country. Please see below for details of the partnerships we are currently working on.

Short Course Training with the University of Leicester

Our partnership Heritage Practice short course training programme with the University of Leicester and Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln, started in 2015. Here you can find an overview of who the courses are aimed at and how to find further information.

Who are the courses for?

The courses are for:

  • Archaeologists
  • Planners
  • Conservation officers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Contractors
  • Others working in the historic environment

The aim is to help refresh practical, technical and specialist historic environment skills.

How many courses are there?

The programme offers up to 20 courses each year over a three-year period on a variety of subjects. Some of these focus on practical conservation skills and are run with the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln.

Our trainers for these courses are drawn from Historic England, the University of Leicester and other experts from across the sector.

Where can I find more information?

For more information about the programme and booking, please see the University of Leicester website.

Conservation of Traditional Thatch, East of England Showground in Peterborough

Historic England, in conjunction with the East Midlands Master Thatchers’ Association and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, is holding a one-day seminar on the conservation of traditional thatch at The Northampton Suite, East of England Showground at Peterborough on Wednesday 17th May 2017. The presentations will outline the archaeological and documentary evidence contributing to our understanding of traditional thatch and thatching in England, the contribution that historic thatch makes to the significance of historic buildings, the factors contributing to the deterioration of thatch, repair of traditional thatch, and the issues relating to applications for listed building consent for re-thatching of listed buildings. During the afternoon there will be practical demonstrations of the three main thatch types. There will also be an update on the current Historic England research into the causes of fires in thatched buildings.

The day will be of interest to conservation officers and other building conservation professionals, thatchers, and those responsible for the maintenance and repair of thatched buildings.

Please see this link for further details and booking information.

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