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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...
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...
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...
The Stone Flooring Code of Practoice – one of the books now available with £30 off.
9 December 2013 | Training
Stone Federation produces a wide range of technical data sheets and publications, such as its user guides to British Standards and its codes of best practice.Lately it has produced the Fireplace...
2 December 2013 | Training
There are just two places left on an NVQ Level 2 Facade Preservation course starting on 25 November. If you want them, or have employees who could benefit from them, call Ian Major of StoneTrain now...
2 December 2013 | Training
Urgent Deadline to Apply for Funded NVQs (OSAT)Funding is now available for a short period to assist firms wanting to enrol learners on to an NVQ via OSAT (the on-site assessed route for experienced...
BIM is here and it will affect you. This course can help you find out how.
20 November 2013 | Training
Building information modeling (BIM) involves the generation and management of digital representations of a construction, from its earliest conceptual stages, through its design, build and...
20 November 2013 | Training
The Natural Stone Industry Training Group (NSITG) meeting planned for 24 October in Birmingham has had to be postponed and the venue changed. A lack of acceptances or apologies from some key people...
15 October 2013 | Training
Mark Priestman, our training columnist, reports that the CITB is now running a series of SEATS (Site Environmental Awareness Training Scheme) courses. They start now (September) and go through to...
15 October 2013 | Training
The makers of a new TV series to be fronted by Monty Don and looking at contemporary building crafts is still seeking someone to learn stonemasonry.The programme is being made by a company called...

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