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E-Learning Modules

We provide online training resources to help supplement our short course training opportunities and make them more widely available. Our online training includes short overview training resources and longer courses to work through.

Understanding and managing World Heritage Sites

There are 28 World Heritage Sites in the UK in 2011 including Stonehenge, Canterbury Cathedral, Saltaire, Hadrian’s Wall and the whole of the City of Bath.

This module provides an introduction and overview of the subject.

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Farm buildings: policy and practice

Traditional farmsteads and their buildings are heritage assets which, through all types of use, make a significant contribution to the local character and distinctiveness, communities and economies of rural areas.

This module draws on national policy, Historic England advice and local resources to discuss a real-life scenario that is revealed in the conclusion.

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The adaptive reuse of traditional farm buildings

Successful adaptive reuse of any farmstead or building depends upon an understanding of its significance, its relationship to the wider landscape setting and its sensitivity to and capacity for change.

The aim of this module is to introduce the challenges facing traditional farm buildings in England, the options for change and how adaptive reuse can be achieved.

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Managing animal burrowing at historic sites : a case study

This case study focuses on the remains of a Roman Villa in Lechdale, Gloucestershire. The site is a scheduled monument and has been on the Heritage At Risk (HAR) register due to extensive badger burrowing on the site for many years.

The aim of this module is to demonstrate the effects of badger burrowing on historic sites and the process of badger exclusion works.

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Unlocking historic buildings

This module is aimed at providing an insight into the interpretation of historic buildings using conservation principles. It also gives an oversight of historic building materials and practices.

The module is based on a real-life scenario that is revealed at the end.

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Heritage crime

'Heritage crime for police officers' is a scenario based online training course designed to support Police Officers.

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Heritage crime for prosecutors

'Heritage crime for prosecutors' is designed to help police officers, prosecutors and people who have to deal with heritage crime, identify and gather the correct information to help bring about a successful prosecution.

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Neglected Listed Buildings

'Neglected Listed Buildings' is a scenario based training course for local authority historic environment, conservation and community safety practitioners.

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Aerial photography for heritage management

'Aerial photography for heritage management' is a short online training course introducing concepts and techniques of aerial photography for heritage management.

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Heritage values

'Heritage Values' is an introduction to the Heritage Values, as found in Conservation Principles, and their use in understanding and explaining significance.

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Soil texturing

'Soil texturing' is a quick step by step guide on how to use finger texturing to identify soil types.

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Inclusive environments Design Council course

The Inclusive Environments programme at Design Council aims to raise awareness about the importance of designing places that meet the needs of the diversity of people who want to use them.

Designing and managing the built environment in an inclusive way is essential if we are to create a fair society and a sustainable future.

Historic England has co-sponsored this Design Council course.

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