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Free Training Opportunities in the West Midlands

Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) training

Our Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) training courses are free to attend for staff from local authorities, as well as regional agencies and national organisations. 

The courses will provide advice and practical tools to help you further understand heritage issues, and enable you to make decisions to enhance and protect the historic environment for future generations.

Upcoming training opportunities in the West Midlands are:

  • Conservation Areas @ 50 - 14 September 2017
    Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Civic Amenities Act and the establishment of conservation areas, this course is a chance to review best practice and draw on the considerable expertise of Historic England as well as organisations such as Civic Voice and the 20th Century Society.

For more information on this, or any of our courses, contact the training delivery team on

Find out more about HELM opportunities across the country.

Heritage Schools training

In support of Coventry's Heritage Action Zone teachers can participate in a full Heritage Schools training day on Wednesday 29 November. 

During the day participants will:

  • Learn how to structure a cross-curricular heritage study
  • Learn how to use historical maps and aerial photographs in the classroom
  • Meet local heritage partners who can support their planning
  • Go on a heritage walk in the Cathedral Quarter
  • Learn more about the city's medieval history

Contact Local Heritage Education Manager Martin Phillips at for more information about the training.

Follow us on Twitter @HE_WestMids and keep up to date with all the latest training opportunities from around our region.

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