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Mark Priestman is an NVQ provider for the industry. He can help you develop the training in your firm. See his website for more details.
22 February 2013 | 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...
Weymouth College

Weymouth's stonemasonry tutors (left to right) are Peter Loizou, Philip Scorer, Richard Mortimer and Darren Lawrence.

22 February 2013 | Training
It was a Weymouth College student, Chris Berridge, who won Gold at WorldSkills. That was followed by the College sweeping the board at both SkillBuild and UK Skills Challenge. Now more stonemasonry...
Make sure you get your share of this year's training allocation from ConstructionSkills – call Ian Major on 07851 063938.
22 February 2013 | Training
Allocation of the £25,000 ConstructionSkills is making available for training by the Natural Stone Industry Training Board (NSITB) this year (click here to read about the allocation) will be...
 
Scholarships of up to Euro24,000 are available from Europe for a one-year Masters.
21 January 2013 | Training
Being part of Europe, scholarships of between Euro4,000 and Euro24,000 from the European Commission are available in Britain under the Erasmus Mundus Programme to those in conservation who want to...
John Roberts (left) is training at West Cheshire College with tutor Altomont Townsend thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund's 'Skills for the Future'.
11 December 2012 | Training
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced it is making a further £15million available to support heritage skills training through its Skills for the Future initiative launched in 2009....
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...

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