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Anton and Lee
25 May 2017 | Training
Weymouth College is hosting an intensive one-day course on the Stone-Safe memorial installation system at its stonemasonry workshops in Poundbury on Monday 29 June (9am - 2.30pm) . The charge...
Toby Brook
10 April 2017 | Training
Young stonemasons Archie Stoke-Faiers and Toby Brook and tilers Kieran Magee and Armondas Tamulis will find out on 28 April which of them will be off to Abu Dhabi in October as part of Team UK at...
Mark Priestman
17 March 2017 | Training
Congratulations to the Natural Stone Specialist magazine columnist Mark Priestman: he has been awarded CITB’s National Specialist Accredited Centre (NASC) 'Assessor of the Year'.Mark, a...
 
CITB fraud
7 March 2017 | Training
It’s been a busy winter for the CITB Fraud Team in the fight against illegal activities in the construction industry.Fraud Investigator Ian Sidney has assisted in police cases that have led to...
Mark Priestman
30 January 2017 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Carving course
8 December 2016 | Training
Emma Dexter, a stonemasonry lecturer at Moulton College in Northamptonshire, is running a grotesque / mythical creature stone carving course before Christmas, having received funding from the...
Christian Sullivan
15 November 2016 | Training
Stonemason Christian Sullivan marked the end of his four-year apprenticeship at Salisbury Cathedral by fixing the last stone on the latest phase of the Major Repair Programme (MRP) to be completed....
Lettering Arts
20 October 2016 | Training
Two centres of excellence in artistic stonework have come together to present an exhibition called ‘Making It’, on now and lasting until 6 November.The exhibition is being staged by the...
Training
19 October 2016 | Training
Among various training funding opportunities the CITB’s Flexible Fund, Skills & Training, exists specifically to support micro and small employers with the cost of skills and training...
Mark Priestman
1 October 2016 | Training
Mark Priestman has more than 20 years’ experience in the natural stone sector. He plays an active role in the development and delivery of training in this specialist environment. Along with his...
Trailblazer
14 September 2016 | Training
A proposal by the stone industry to produce its own Trailblazer apprenticeship has been given the go-ahead by BIS (the government's Department for Business, Innovation & Skills) following the...
Trailblazers
6 September 2016 | Training
It is starting to become clear how Specsavers has ended up behind a proposal for a Trailblazer apprenticeship for the stone industry (see New Trailblazer apprenticeships hit an unexpected snag)....
Trailblazers
2 September 2016 | Training
The government has been accused of making up its proposals for changing apprenticeships to new Trailblazers as it goes along, but the latest developments in the stone industry are bizarre.At a...
Moulton lettercutting
21 August 2016 | Training
As the new academic year approaches, Emma Dexter, who now lectures in stonemasonry at Moulton College, Northamptonshire, would like to point out that the college has secured £50,000 funding...
apprentices
23 June 2016 | Training
Training body CITB and the Government Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) have come to an agreement that will see qualifying firms paying two training levies next year.A levy for...

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