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Mark Priestman is disappointed at the scarpping of the fledgling Industrial Training Group of the National Heritage Training Group.
11 December 2012 | 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...
11 December 2012 | Training
Mark Priestman of Priestman Associates LLP, who writes a column on training in the Natural Stone Specialist magazine each month, has news of money now available for training.As ever, it is limited,...
Mark Priestman explains the Memorandum of Understanding.
18 October 2012 | 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...
 
17 September 2012 | Training
CITB ConstructionSkills has launched a National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC) Scotland, to give specialist contractors in Scotland the same services from the agency that they receive in England...
The new masonry  workshop at Forth Valley College.
17 September 2012 | Training
The new academic year that begins in September will see the first intake of 10 new Historic Scotland apprentices at Forth Valley College as part of a Scottish Government commitment to provide 30...
Mark Priestman keeps you up-to-date with training.
17 September 2012 | 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...
13 August 2012 | Training
There had been fears that a lack of international competitors could have meant stonemasonry was not included in the 2013 WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, but now it has been confirmed that...
13 August 2012 | 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...
Training is available through the Stone Federation's StoneTrain arm.
16 July 2012 | Training
The stonemasonry Gold Medal won by Chris Berridge at WorldSkills in London last year should be inspiration for the whole industry to improve its training, says Stone Federation.Stone Federation GB is...
16 July 2012 | Training
Mark Priestman, a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, reports a bumper year for training uptake in the natural stone sector. He says: “Despite the economic climate it seems apparent that...
Sam Matthews at the City & Guilds Lion Awards between his girl friend, Sadie Jones, and Nigel Gilkison, the head of stonemasonry at the BCC.
16 July 2012 | Training
Sam Matthews, a stonemason at Canterbury Cathedral, has concluded three years’ as a student of the Building Crafts College (BCC) in London in spectacular style. He won the City & Guilds...
16 July 2012 | Training
The Government is planning to cut by 25% its grant funding for further education (FE) between 2011/12 and 2014/15. Instead, from September next year apprentices over the age of 24 on Level 3 training...
16 July 2012 | Training
Conservation training under the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) is becoming more integrated with other craft skills. In December the NHTG set up its ConstructionSkills’ sponsored...
City of Bath stonemasonry students made the Bath stone plinth for the statue of Mark Foster.
16 July 2012 | Training
City of Bath College’s trainee stonemasons played a key role in putting Mark Foster on a pedestal in Bath city centre last month (May) when they produced the Stoke Ground Bath Stone plinth that...
This year's SPAB Fellows include stonemasons Samantha Peacock and Callum Plews, pictured here either side of bricklayer Emily Hale.
16 July 2012 | Training
Two stonemasons and a bricklayer have been chosen as SPAB’s 2012 William Morris Craft Fellows. Since 1987 The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has organised the unique...

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