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The Engine Shed
3 July 2017 | Training
Historic Environment Scotland has unveiled The Engine Shed, an £11million national building conservation centre.The new centre links with Historic Environment Scotland’s masonry training...
30 June 2017 | Training
BRE Acadamy, the education arm of BRE. the organisation based in Garston, Hertfordshire, famous for its research and knowledge generation into building systems, products, safety standards and...
Orton Trust
28 June 2017 | Training
The stone industry is pushing on with the creation of a Trailblazer apprenticeship for stonemasonry. The latest meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), which is developing the...
Matt Rowe
28 June 2017 | Training
The Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathdral on 23 and 24 June grew out of the European Stone Festival that was held in the cathedral grounds there in 2012. That had been an exciting, inspiring...
Emma and Richard
14 June 2017 | Training
by Emma Dexter, Stonemasonry Course Manager and LecturerThis year we have introduced up to 152 hours of work experience each for our stonemasonry students, depending on their English and Maths...
Ian Major
12 June 2017 | Training
The CITB Flexible Skills & Training Fund is there to help smaller companies fund their training.The reminder comes from Ian Major, Manager of Stone Federation's StoneTrain and Training...
BIM from BRE
31 May 2017 | Training
A new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, has been launched by BRE Academy and the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM (...
Archie Stoke-Faiers
31 May 2017 | Training
Archie Stoke-Faiers has made it into Team UK as the architectural stonemasonry competitor in the WorldSkills competition being held this year (14-19 October) in Abu Dhabi.Archie is 22. He trained at...
Stone-Safe demo
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 19 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....