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Historic Building Conservation and Repair
Study the technical and practical skills relevant to the repair and maintenance of historic structures. Improve your skills and up-to-date knowledge of developments in materials, techniques and current practice.
This Professional Development Diploma is ideal for conservators, conservation officers, architects, surveyors, craftspeople and specialist contractors.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has recognised the Professional Development Diploma as part of its RIBA Career Learning brand which helps architects to gain essential skills through courses of three days duration and longer. The Professional Development Diploma course qualifies as a Conservation Training Course for entry onto the RIBA Conservation Register at the CR level.
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has recognised the Professional Development Diploma as part of its programme and will assist candidates in their progression to specialise in conservation and ultimately towards applying for CIAT's Conservation Register.
You can expect:
Tutors who are leading practitioners
Hands-on training in the repair and conservation of various building materials
To gain a thorough understanding of structural repairs
To complete 10 Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) - seven compulsory and three of your choice
To submit a final 3,000 word portfolio demonstrating the link between your experience gained on the BCMs and your past, current and intended professional practice
Conservation and repair of architectural and structural
Conservation and repair of plasters and renders £598
The structural repair of historic buildings £572
Conservation and repair of brick and flint masonry £618
Conservation and repair of timber £598
Conservation and repair of stone masonry £598
Mortars for repair and conservation £598
A further three BCMs to be selected from:
Specifying conservation works £563
Stone Masonry: Conservation of Architectural Detail and Surfaces £598
Managing Wildlife in the Historic Environment £598
Conservation of historic concrete £618
Conservation and repair of masonry ruins £598
Masonry cleaning £598
Conservation and repair of slate and stone roofing £598
Participants will ideally have training/experience in the field and/or a minimum of two years' practical experience.
Fees as listed for each of the 10 courses - the minimum cost would be £5,939 for 10 courses, plus the administration fee £260 payable on submission of final portfolio.
10% discount on course fees to employees of Historic England, Cadw, Historic Scotland, Northern Ireland Environment Agency and members of Building Limes Forum UK and Ireland.
Drake Trust bursaries are available.
The Professional Development Diploma: Historic Building Conservation and Repair is supported by a Construction Industry Training Board grant (CITB) which, on achieving the qualification is payable to in-scope employers and their employees registered with CITB.
If you are interested in applying for this course or would like further information please contact admissions either by enquiring online or calling the number below. To make your application you will need to download and fill out our application form.