IHBC Recognised Courses

The IHBC, in its Memorandum and Articles, recognises that historic environment conservation courses can contribute significantly to the wide-ranging skills sets required of a Full Member of the institute. Consequently, graduates of these courses with just two years of relevant professional experience can apply to become a Full Member of the institute. This is in contrast to the five years of relevant practice required of other applicants.

The IHBC has welcomed the long-standing partnership with the conservation courses across the UK in encouraging training and professional development in the sector. In 2005, as part of a review of its own operations, the IHBC recognised the need to enhance its recognition process and introduced a new assessment procedure. Since then a number of courses have been recognised under the new system, and this more substantial assessment has been welcomed by the sector as a whole. Many conservation courses still benefit from earlier recognition by the IHBC, and have yet to be assessed under the new system. The IHBC continues to accept applications from graduates of courses recognised by the institute under its earlier system of recognition – not least as quality assurance in the sector remains high precisely because of our links with the course providers. However the institute is also working with the current course directors to encourage submissions for approval under the new system.

Guidance on the recognition process is provided here.

The lists of conservation courses recognised under the IHBC’s new procedure given below.

Guidance on the IHBC’s recognition of CPD is here

Conservation courses and other professional training resources are here.

Students interested in joining, and seeking concessionary membership rates, should look here.

(PDF download of course list)


Conservation Courses recognised by the IHBC
Reference
IHBC 00
Course
Institution/
Dept.
Contact
Competenses
Recognised
Recognition
Year
Recognition
level
IHBC001
MSc Historic Building Conservation
University of Portsmouth
Dr Zeynep Aygen Zeynep.Aygen
@port.ac.uk
/ Tim Goodhead
All
2005
Full
IHBC002
Historic Environment Conservation; MA & PG Dip
University of Birmingham; Ironbridge Institute
Harriet Devlin
h.devlin@bham.ac.uk
All
2005
Full
IHBC004*
* NB: Course no longer in operation but graduates still secure IHBC application concessions.
BA Hons Architectural Conservation
University of Derby, School of Arts Design and Technology, Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB
Roy Lewis
All
2006
Full
IHBC006
Dip Architectural Conservation/
Dip Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art
Dr Miles
Glendinning
m.glendinning
@eca.ac.uk
All
2006
Full
IHBC007
Postgraduate Diploma/MA
Architectural Conservation
Plymouth University, Faculty of Arts
School of Architecture & Design; The Hoe Centre, Notte Street
Plymouth PL1 2AR
All
2007
Full
IHBC008*
* NB: Course no longer in operation but graduates still secure IHBC application concessions.
MSc programme in European Urban Conservation
Town and Regional Planning, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee
Ralph Skea;
Neil Grieves
n.f.grieve
@dundee.ac.uk
All
2007
Full
IHBC 009
MSc in Historic Conservation
Oxford Brookes University School of the Built Environment in association with University of Oxford Department of Continuing Education
Dr Michelle Thomas (OBU)
mgthomas
@brookes.ac.uk
& Dr Paul Barnwell
(University of Oxford)
All
2008
Full
IHBC010
The MSc (External) Degree
in Conservation of the
Historic Environment
The College of Estate Management, Reading University
All
2008
Full
IHBC 11
MSc in Conservation of Buildings
Anglia Ruskin University, Department of the Built Environment, Chelmsford
All
2008
Full
IHBC 12
MSc (Architectural Conservation)

From Autumn 2010 course re-titled: MSc Building Conservation & Regeneration
University of Central Lancashire, Faculty of Science and Technology, School of Built and Natural Environment
Keith Parsons; kparsons
@uclan.ac.uk
All
2008
Full
IHBC 13
MSc Conservation of Historic Buildings
University of Bath, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Michael Forsyth:
absmf@bath.ac.uk
All
2009
Full
IHBC 14
Post-graduate Building Conservation
Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
All
2010
Full
IHBC 15
MA Conservation and Regeneration
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield
All
2011
Full
IHBC 18
MSc Building Conservation
The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester
All
2011
Full
IHBC 19
Certificate of Higher Education in Historic Building Conservation
University of Cambridge
Areas of Competence: Professional; Evaluation

Competence: Technology
2011
Select
IHBC 20
Foundation Degree in Historic Building Conservation FdSc
Kingston University London through the Building Crafts College, Stratford
All
2012
Full
IHBC 21
MSc in Historic Building Conservation MSc
Kingston University London
All
2012
Full