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University of Cambridge
Certificate of Higher Education in Historic Building Conservation 2011 – 2013
Madingley Hall, Cambridge
Institute of Continuing Education

This two-year University of Cambridge award is intended as an introduction to the philosophy, history, materials and practice of historic building conservation.

It is taught by means of lectures, visits and field trips across East Anglia to view buildings and practitioners at work. Lectures take place at Madingley Hall, a 16thcentury manor house set in seven acres of landscaped gardens designed by Capability Brown.

The course is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHCBC) at foundation level. The tutors are experienced in the many areas of building conservation, and guest lecturers are invited to cover specialist subjects.

The evolution of buildings from medieval to modern times runs as a thread through the course and you will receive guidance on identification, recording and development of appropriate conservation strategies.

The objectives of this course are:
  1. To understand the development of the philosophy and ethics of conservation and the legislation that protects the historic environment.
  2. To survey, record and analyse the development of historic buildings through the examination of their materials, construction and style.
  3. To learn practical techniques for conservation, repair and restoration, with the opportunity to experience the use of traditional materials. recommended books.
Students are expected to carry out their own individual work on projects covered by each part of the course. They are required to keep an up-to-date field notebook.

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University of Cambridge
Innovative Masters Degree in Building History
Faculty of Architecture and History of Art

This part-time Master`s degree is an interdisciplinary research-based MSt. It has been designed by the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art in close association with English Heritage, and with the Institute of Continuing Education at Madingley Hall.

The MSt is aimed at students from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to become architectural historians trained in both academic and practical skills of building research and analysis, and assigning value and significance. It will also enable students to situate buildings in their historic area and landscape contexts. The MSt will appeal equally to existing professionals wishing to formalise or extend their acquaintance with historic buildings.

Following successful completion of the course you should expect to be fully conversant with effective methods of researching and assessing historic buildings and landscapes, and able to make a significant future contribution to the field.

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The College of Estate Management
Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Conservation of the Historic Environment

This course is designed primarily for property professionals specialising in or wishing to focus on conservation and heritage management. Examples include architects, architectural technicians, local authority conservation officers, surveyors, chartered builders, English Heritage officers, archaeologists and craftsmen.

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Special 20% Discount to IHBC Members please contact provider for full details

Here at Charlestown Workshops, home of the Scottish Lime Centre Trust, we have been providing specialist advice and training for the conservation and repair of Scotland's built heritage for nearly 15 years.

A centre of excellence for traditional building skills, Charlestown Workshops offers a comprehensive training and education programme ranging from 1 day hands-on workshops to longer courses that can lead to the attainment of National Vocational Qualifications in Masonry Conservation.

We also offer bespoke training solutions for the construction industry and have forged partnerships with local authorities and other organisations with historic building projects.

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Our masterclass series is aimed at architects, conservation officers, surveyors, engineers and other professionals who work with historic buildings.
Location:Charlestown Workshops, Rocks Road, Charlestown, Fife, KY11 3EN

Contact: 01383 872722 or e-mail admin@scotlime.org www.scotlime.org
Masterclasses sponsored by: Historic Scotland, IHBC, RIAS, RICS

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The Dundee Conservation Lectures

A series of lectures covering a number of conservation issues, offering an opportunity to learn more about, and debate, philosophical, practical, legislative and technical matters.

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Edinburgh College of Art
Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies

The highly regarded Architectural Conservation programme at Edinburgh College of Art is over forty years old - the longest established architectural conservation course in the UK. The multi-disciplinary programme draws in postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds. The teaching combines the academic skills of international conservation scholarship and research with strong practical links to government and voluntary heritage bodies - all within the stimulating environment of a thriving school of architecture.

Academic Registry Edinburgh College of Art Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9DF Scotland United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)131 221 6027
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Essex County Council
Traditional Buildings Skills and Building Conservation Course & Lectures

The Historic Buildings and Conservation team at Essex County Council runs a series of short hands-on courses in traditional building skills to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our historic buildings by using the appropriate methods and materials to repair and conserve them.

We also run a comprehensive range of CPD lecture sessions aimed at conservation professionals, surveyors, architects, building contractors, self-employed tradesmen, plus the owners of historic buildings, in the technical and practical issues involved in the care and repair of our historic buildings.

The lectures and many of our courses take place at Cressing Temple Barns in Essex, but where possible we use live sites throughout the county for our practical courses.

Contact: Rebecca Carter, tel: 01245 437672 traditional.buildingskills@essex.gov.uk
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MSc/Postgraduate Diploma - Building Conservation (Technology and Management)

(Distance Learning Only) The conservation of our built heritage is important both culturally and for the contribution it makes to the national economy....

The course is based on the internationally agreed ICOMOS Training and Education Guidelines for interpretation and analysis of monuments and sites,making judgments and managing outcomes of building conservation ...

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The Heritage Skills HUB is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, set up to promote and support Traditional Building Skills to all those who care for traditional buildings (usually, but not limited to, those built before 1919) with a focus on the English Midlands

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The Heritage Skills Initiative was set up to promote and raise awareness of heritage skills and subsequently provide practical opportunities for training and hands on opportunities. All courses and events are recognised by the IHBC as providing the CPD requirements of a full member, and the training courses may provide evidence towards the new NVQ3 in Heritage Skills and CSCS heritage cards.

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MA and P/G Certificate Historic Environment Conservation

This course, from an internationally recognised centre, offers training in the conservation requirements of the historic environment. Through links with a number of existing training centres in the West Midlands it produces a dynamic course with a strong practical element. Conservation of the historic environment is a major growth area in the economy. This is a result both of the increasing interest in historic buildings for their own sake and government policies that encourage rehabilitation of the building stock rather than its replacement through new build. There is a growing demand, therefore, for those specifying or writing tenders for rehabilitation work to have a sound understanding and knowledge of appropriate techniques and approaches to such works. Entrance Requirements: Minimum 2.1 for MA, normally 2.2 for Diploma Length: MA 24 months part-time; Diploma 18 months part-time

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Contact: Harriet Devlin, 01952 435969 h.devlin@bham.ac.uk

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Department for Continuing Education

As part of its capacity-building activities, English Heritage, in partnership with Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, is supporting a range of historic environment courses, particularly in areas where there are identifiable skills gaps. English Heritage also provides many of the expert speakers to deliver these courses. The programme is run in association with the Archaeology Training Forum (ATF), the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) and Institute for Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of courses for CPD purposes.

All courses are held at OUDCE, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

For further information, contact Mrs Hazel Richards, the Day and Weekend Programme Administrator, email prof.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk, tel 01865 270380

Other short courses and part-time courses are available at Oxford University Department for Continuing Education
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The Scottish Civic Trust is the national body for the civic movement in Scotland. It engages proactively with local civic groups across Scotland and regularly comments and campaigns for the improvement of Scotland's individual buildings and areas of distinction. The Trust seeks to encourage active interest in all aspects of the built historic environment. It liaises with many organisations, bodies and individuals in the pursuit of its objectives. It remains an important champion of Scotland's places.

The Trust’s Local Heritage Management project aims to support local civic trusts and other bodies, organisations and individuals in developing a greater awareness and appreciation of Scotland's heritage though building their capacity to participate in the effective use of the built heritage resource, either in a regulatory context or in strategies for greater respect and understanding.

For more info please contact us at sct@scottishcivictrust.org.uk or 0141 221 1466 or visit www.scottishcivictrust.org.uk

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The aim of the Scottish Stone Liaison Group is to enhance availability, promote utilisation and advance knowledge and skills in design, specification and use of indigenous Scottish stone in existing and new build projects.

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MA in Conservation and Regeneration

The MA in Conservation and Regeneration specialises in the theory and practice of building conservation and conservation-led urban regeneration. Designed for students from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise in historic built environments, urban history and theory, contextual design approaches and community engagement to explore the relationship between building conservation practice and urban regeneration.

Building conservation practice can broadly be described as the development of socially and environmentally sustainable design within the historic built environment which responds to and respects its immediate surroundings and which values memory, identity and continuity with the past. Growing recognition of the social, cultural and financial asset of existing buildings and spaces has placed built heritage issues high on national government policy agendas and conservation principles figure prominently in the successful physical and economic regeneration of the built environment.

The programme addresses a national and international need for skilled practitioners who are able to steward built heritage and to mediate between the numerous stakeholders in the historic built environment. It aims to develop skilled and knowledgeable professionals who can engage with a range of historic and contemporary design approaches and who are able to effectively evaluate and manage change within the historic and built environment of the 21st century.

Sheffield School of Architecture´s intellectual ethos builds strongly on social and environmental responsibilities in relation to the design and production of the built environment, and designing with an understanding of context (both physical and social) is an important consideration. The MA in Conservation and Regeneration invites students to understand architectural conservation and regeneration in its widest context and to consider the social, the cultural, the economic and the political. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their own approach in practice through seminar discussions, independent study and conservation studio project work.

The programme has been developed with reference to the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Areas of Competence and we are currently seeking IHBC course recognition.


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More info: Please phone 020 7456 0915 or email education@spab.org.uk

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A centre of excellence in building conservation

Courses programme 2010-2011
Building conservation and the use of traditional materials and processes.

A wide range of practical workshops and seminars for surveyors, architects, craftsmen and anyone else with a keen interest in building conservation to include the following. All courses suitable for CPD (each day seven hours).
Contact: Diana Rowsell, Head of Learning 01243 811464 courses@wealddown.co.uk

We are very receptive to the needs of the conservation industry and set up bespoke courses for small groups of surveyors, architects and conservation officers on request. Please let me know the needs of your organisation.

IHBC members receive a 10% discount

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Welsh Centre for Traditional & Ecological Building - Ty Mawr Lime Ltd.
Run a series of one day courses and on-site training days on all aspects of the use of lime, some accredited by the University of Wales. Course tutors are highly regarded in in both the fields of historic building conservation and lime technology.

See www.lime.org.uk

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This programme has been launched as a response to one of the biggest challenges facing us today – rapid urbanisation and its impact on the environment and society. Cities themselves impact on global sustainability and can play a very influential role in tackling global environmental, social and economic problems. Creating sustainable cities is central to the future of society and the planet.

The programme is directed at students and professionals from a range of fields who wish to enhance their understanding of sustainable processes and practices. The MSc is taught by a range of top theorists and practitioners working in the field of sustainable urbanism, including, Bill Dunster (founder of Zed Factory and designed of BEDZED), Prof. Yvonne Rydin, Dr Jo Williams, Dr Susan Moore and Prof Matthew Carmona.

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Building Conservation Masterclasses

The English Heritage-validated programme of three-day Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) at West Dean provides training in technical and practical skills in the repair and maintenance of historic structures. These intensive short courses have been designed by, and are delivered by, leading practitioners in the field of building conservation. The unique ruinette – on which students can practise conservation and repair techniques – is a purpose-built structure exhibiting many of the problems found on historic buildings.

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Professional Development Diploma
This is awarded in recognition of the successful completion of 10 of the BCMs and the submission of a final 3,000 word essay.

For further information, please contact the CPD Coordinator at West Dean College – Tel: 01243 818219 or E-mail cpd@westdean.org.uk
Website: www.westdean.org.uk/College

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Department of Planning and Architecture
CPD Short Course programme 2011-12

Conservation courses which bring together both the understanding of the process of looking after our built heritage and the application of the necessary skills, in an interactive learning environment.

  • Delivered by specialist staff with extensive conservation experience
  • Enable the application of new skills and knowledge immediately
  • Up-to-date
  • Designed for those working in both public and private sectors

For full details and information on fees and booking, please Click here or contact the Short Course Unit on 0117 32 83210 or by email to FET.shortcourses@uwe.ac.uk

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Department of Archaeology incorporating the former Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies Conservation Studies

Our one-year MA in Conservation Studies course, founded in 1972, is a recognised leader for conservation training in the English-speaking world. The course, which is multi-disciplinary and international in scope, is aimed at mid-career professionals who have a good first degree or equivalent in a professional discipline relating to architectural conservation, with a minimum of two years’ practical experience in a related field.

We buy in leading edge professional expertise to deliver elements of the course alongside our tenured staff. Some modules are open to the public as short courses

CPD certificates will be issued at registration to external delegates

Forthcoming CPD courses are now available to book online here

For more details Click here or contact Pam Ward at the Department of Archaeology, University of York, The King’s Manor, York YO1 7EP. Tel: 01904 433963, email pab11@york.ac.uk

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