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27 March 2014 | Training
A one-day course on Safety Inspection and Assessment of Memorials in Burial Grounds is to be held by the National Association of Memorial Masons in Rugby on 19 March.The course will be held in close...
27 March 2014 | Training
Fixing Monoliths & Lawn Type Memorials to the NAMM Code of Working PracticeA course for experienced masonsDate: Wednesday 5 March 2014Venue: NAMM Training Centre, 1 Castle Mews, Rugby, CV21...
27 March 2014 | Training
The Defra Traditional Building & Rural Skills Project that enables Heritage Craft Alliance to offer courses for as little as £20 ends on 31 March. The Alliance is fitting in as many courses...
 
EcoBuild is back at ExCeL London 4-6 March, when DECC will explain the Renewable Heat Initiative.
27 March 2014 | Training
With the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) due to be launched this spring, the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is embarking on a nationwide roadshow of events to educate...
Mark Priestman offers advice on training.
27 March 2014 | 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...
Mark Priestman explains how student loans work and modern apprenticeships.
25 February 2014 | 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...
24 February 2014 | Training
An innovative course developed by Forth Valley College at Stirling and Historic Scotland aims to up skill more people to help conserve Scotland’s built heritage.The course is for students...
NVQs are your passport to the appropriate CSCS card.
24 February 2014 | Training
The NVQ is now the recognised standard for achieving the appropriate CSCS card for operatives, supervisors, heritage craftspeople and managers. Getting NVQs for experienced workers using an on-site...
Ian Major (right) discussing training at the Stone Federation annual meeting in November.
24 February 2014 | Training
The next meeting of the Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) will commence at 10:30am on Thursday, 13 February at the offices of Sandberg, 40 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EP.The NSITG...
Stonemasonry offers a rewarding career for those with the right temperament.
24 February 2014 | Training
As youngsters finish their exams in June and July they will be thinking about the training available to take them on to the next stage of their lives. Stonemasonry can offer a satisfying and...
Upskilling from the Natural Stone Industry Training Group.
24 February 2014 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG), in conjunction with Stone Federation GB, has developed a new training course and qualification. The Specialist Upskilling Programme (SUP) in Stone...
The demonstration area at Intermac's UK headquarters where waterjet cutting will be demonstrated this month (January).
28 January 2014 | Training
Intermac is offering you an introduction to waterjet cutting at its UK headquarters in Daventry 21-23 January. Places for each of the session is limited so you are asked to register. Call 01327...
Mark Priestman offers three points to get you thinking.
28 January 2014 | 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...
Two books by stonemasons and three on lettercutting that you might like to read.
10 January 2014 | Training
Eric Bignell, the Editor of Natural Stone Specialist magazine, thought he would share with you his reading list for the Christmas holidays. The books were all published in the past year and are...
Mark Priestman says there's no point in winking at ladies in the dark.
9 December 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...

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