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West Dean

West Dean College has made some changes to its Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, run in association with Historic England, to emphasise sustainable and environmentally sensitive approaches.

 
14 October 2019 | Training
West Dean College of Arts & Conservation has made some changes to its annual Conservation & Repair of Masonry Ruins course, which takes place between Monday 18 and Thursday 21 November at the...
Mark Priestman

SAPs for Stone Fixing and Facade Preservation. 

10 October 2019 | Training
You’ll be aware, I think, that the stone sector operates three CITB Specialist Applied Skills Programmes (SAPs). One of which is run by John Munro on site in Herefordshire. But more to follow...

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management, the partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. 07876 687212 [email protected]

25 September 2019 | Training
If you want your workforce to commit to improving you have to lead the way.If the top of your structural pyramid is in some way exempted from skills development it sends out mixed messages, which is...
 
Students

This year’s graduates are: Kieran John  Batchelor, Neil Bishop and Simon Greenstreet (Canterbury); Oliver Chamberlain and Neil Marchant (Gloucester); Adam Coulson (Lincoln); Rita April Dawe and Matthew Rowe (York); Matthew Hoskins (Exeter); Luke Richard Herbert Kingston (Salisbury); Saul Sheldon (Worcester).

18 September 2019 | Training
Eleven students of the Cathedrals’ Workshop Fellowship (CWF) were presented with their degrees during Evensong at Gloucester Cathedral on 17 September.The following day, 13 students were...
stone fixing

Get more information about the Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP) in Stone Fixing L2 NVQ from [email protected]

10 September 2019 | Training
If you have an employee who you need to get NVQ certified so that you can keep them on site, and who requires work-based upskill mentoring and some minimally contract intrusive formal training, the...
NSITG HE CPD day

Those involved in the previous heritage day run by the NSITG and Historic England in the rooftop garden of the offices of Historic England next to the River Thames in London.

28 August 2019 | Training
Stone Federation is planning another stone heritage training day with Historic England in London, this time on 20 November. You can register your interest in taking part with NSITG and Stone...

Mark Priestman is a Partner at Priestman Associates LLP, a leading façade preservation project consultancy. From stonemasonry and heritage skills through to site supervision and conservation management, the partnership is trusted by the leading brands of the sector as an NVQ provider for experienced, upskiller and apprentice workers. 07876 687212. [email protected]

 

29 July 2019 | 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...
Emma Dexter

Emma Dexter, who heads the stonemasonry courses at Moulton College.

18 June 2019 | Training
The art of stonemasonry has existed for centuries – ever since humans started making and using tools to survive. From those seemingly ‘menial’ tools to some of the world’s...
West Dean College

Study options at West Dean College range from 800 short courses to Foundation and Masters degrees.

18 June 2019 | Training
Stonemasonry at West Dean College of Arts & Conservation, near Chichester, West Sussex, can be studied on a variety of different levels, from beginners on short courses through to those wanting...
Ethan Conlon

Ethan Conlon, who is representing UK stonemasonry at WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia, 22-27 August.

17 June 2019 | Training
Ethan Conlon from Burford, Oxfordshire, is this year’s stonemasonry entrant for Team UK in WorldSkills, taking place in Kazan, Russia, 22-27 August, writes Marc Pate, WorldSkills UK Expert in...
CSCS

From next month (July) all CSCS cards will have to be applied for online or by telephone.

4 June 2019 | Training
The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will stop accepting postal applications for its cards from the end of June.At the start of May it removed from its website the forms that could...
Mark Priestman

Mark Priestman discusses developments in training in the stone industry.

19 May 2019 | 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 courses at City & Guilds of London Art School have not changed but now they earn you a BA or Masters.

5 April 2019 | Training
Diplomas in stone carving from the City & Guilds of London Art School have been held in the highest regard by the stone industry since the 19th century. But outside of the industry they are not...
Gillian Keegan at Chihcester Stoneworks

Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP has a go at stonecarving under the watchful eye of apprentice Emma during her visit to Chichester Stoneworks as part of National Apprenticeship Week - appropriate, too, that 8 March, when Gillian Keegan visited, was International Women's Day.

11 March 2019 | Training
Apprenticeship Ambassador Gillian Keegan MP visited Chichester Stoneworks on Friday as part of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March). p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13....
Apprenticeship grants

CITB is increasing apprenticeship grants and making them easier to understand.

8 March 2019 | Training
CITB is increasing apprenticeship grants from 1 April. It promises they will also be easier to understand.It says companies registered with it told it they wanted grants that are simple to understand...

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