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Stone Federation training arm, Stone Train, introduce a Level 3 NVQ for supervisors.
17 September 2009 | Training
With less work around, firms are finding there is more time for their employees to train, which could be one benefit of the recession… as long as there is enough grant money to pay for it.The...
Peter Miles (left) and Patrick Orange, who have job placements with Carrek at the Tower of London thanks to the TBSBS.
16 September 2009 | Training
The future of the Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme, which has helped 70 people train in conservation building skills, including stonemasonry, since it was set up in 2006, hangs in the...
The hauntingly beautiful ruins of Cowdray have been restored and are open to the public.
14 August 2009 | Training
From the 13th to the 18th centuries, Cowdray in Midhurst, West Sussex, was one of the finest country mansions in England. But it was devastated by fire in 1793 and its ruins were left to crumble for...
 
16 March 2009 | Training
Following the success of last year’s lettering courses, Purbeck limestone quarry company Haysom are running another course from 18 to 22 May.The tutors are once again Annet Stirling and Brenda...
Slaking lime on a course at the Scottish Lime Centre.
16 March 2009 | Training
Lime mortars and renders are inordinately more friendly to stone construction than hard cements. Specifying and using them, however, requires some specialist skills. If you are looking for those...
16 March 2009 | Training
ConstructionSkills is urging everyone to take part in Apprenticeship Week (23 to 27 February). To find out more about it visit the website below.
16 March 2009 | Training
London stone contractors Putney & Wood have had their ‘Design, Procurement & Installation of Natural Stone’ seminar approved by RIBA as part of architects’ CPD programme....
Traditional masonry skills being taught at Woodchester Mansion.
16 March 2009 | Training
Stephen Davis is Chairman of the National Heritage Training Academy South West. Here he writes about this training initiative in the Cotswolds. I visited the workshop at Gloucester Cathedral in 2006...
19 February 2009 | Training
UK Skills, who select the British team of young craftspeople to attend the two-yearly World Skills contest in which UK masonry has competed so well against the rest of the world for many years, are...
10 January 2009 | Training
Following a government process to determine the value of Sector Skills Councils, ConstructionSkills has been awarded a new five year licence to continue operating in the sector. The re-licensing...
14 December 2008 | Training
A Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme secondment has given a William Birch & Son’s bricklayer, Steve Coupland, in York, the chance to work on the stone of York Minster for six months...
15 November 2008 | Training
Stone Federation Great Britain have formed a Heritage Stone Forum to represent their members in the heritage sector in the hope of tapping into some of the funds available to the heritage sector for...
15 November 2008 | Training
Companies signed up to participate in the new Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment, a vocational alternative to GCSE and ‘A’ levels that includes practical experience with...
Top student Nathan Smith with some of his trophies
14 September 2008 | Training
Skills : TrainingApprentices will be leaving colleges in the future with a Construction Diploma rather than a Construction Award. With the change should come a broader knowledge of the industry...
14 May 2008 | Training
Students at the Lichfield Centre for Master Crafts set up by stone and conservation specialists Linford-Bridgeman in conjunction with Tamworth...

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