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Professional Development Diploma: Historic Building Conservation and Repair

The Professional Development Diploma can be achieved through the successful completion of ten BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000-word essay. The essay consists of a statement that demonstrates the link between the candidate’s overall experience gained from the BCMs and past, current or intended professional practice as a conservator of historic buildings. Seven of the courses are compulsory and a further three can be selected from any of those remaining (see list). The ten BCMs can be taken in any order but should be completed within a maximum period of five years prior to the
submission of the final essay.

The seven compulsory BCMs are:

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork
Conservation and Repair of Plasters and Renders
The Structural Repair of Historic Buildings
Conservation and Repair of Brick and Flint Masonry
Conservation and Repair of Timber
Conservation and Repair of Stone Masonry
Mortars for Repair and Conservation

A further three BCMs to be selected from:

Specifying Conservation Works
Conservation of Historic Concrete
Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins
Masonry Cleaning
Project Management for Historic Buildings
Conservation of Historic Floors
(2014 Object and Materials Conservation Programme)

West Dean Professional Development Diploma qualifies as a Conservation Training Course for entry to the RIBA Conservation Register.

Fees as listed for each of the ten courses plus the administration fee payable on submission of final essay.

View the Conservation Short Courses 2015 flip book here

ENQUIRIES: CPD Course Organiser Telephone: +44 (0) 1243 818219 cpd@westdean.org.uk

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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