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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...
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
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...
Kevin Calpin at last year's WorldSkills competition. If there is not more international support stonemasonry will lose its place at WorldSkills.
18 June 2012 | Training
There is a danger that there is not enough international interest in stonemasonry to keep the skill as part of the WorldSkills competiton.Last year’s WorldSkills event was held in the UK at...
New publications from Stone Federation to help you through the Sustainability maze.
18 June 2012 | Training
Stone Federation ran two ‘Sustainability Workshops’ (at BRE in Garston and in York) in April to try to clarify some of the issues surrounding the subject. The Workshops were paid for by...
The stone industry gets a workshop on sustainability.
18 June 2012 | Training
It can be difficult to know what to do to get stone’s sustainability message to customers. Conferences by BRE in Garston and York last month, organised by Stone Federation Great Britain with...
17 May 2012 | Training
Free workshops explaining how to take advantage of the sustainability benefits of natural stone are being held in Watford and York this month. Titled “Natural Stone, The Sustainable Solution,...
19 March 2012 | Training
At a glance:Mothballing of Vacant Historic Buildings (February)Conservation Engineering – repair of historic structures (March)Brickwork Masterclass: Chimneys (in partnership with Historic...
20 February 2012 | Training
Stone Federation has been successful in a bid for Growth Fund finance from ConstructionSkills to enable it to offer training in sustainability management awareness.The project is called ‘...
This year's William Morris Fellows are: (left to right) Kenny McCaffrey, Paul Agar, Emlyn Harris and  Thomas Soare.
12 January 2012 | Training
Craftsmen and women who go on William Morris Craft Fellowships are amazed at how much they learn, what a great time they have and what a boost it gives to their careers by having it on their CVs. It...
18 October 2011 | Training
This course to be held at the NAMM Training Centre, 1 Castle Mews, Rugby, CV21 2XL on Wednesday 19 October 2011 A course in 2 parts - Candidates have the option of attending Part 1 only (for...
Delegates during a site visit on SPAB's Repair of Old Buildings Course last year.
12 October 2011 | Training
SPAB’s autumn Repair of Old Buildings course is for anyone who works with old buildings – and in the current economic climate this could be a good way of extending your knowledge and...
There are a record number of trainees on the Stone Federation's StoneTrain courses this year.
13 September 2011 | Training
The company, the individual and the industry as a whole benefit from a qualified workforce. And there has never been a better time to sign up with the Specialist Apprenticeship Programme. Not only is...

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