Courses

We offer a wide range of programmes tailored to the needs of private individuals, those working in the construction industry and representatives of Conservation and Voluntary Organisations throughout the UK.

Our courses bring together a rich blend of practical learning and classroom-based tuition taught by recognised experts in their fields.

See our list of available courses and book today.

See available courses

Course content ranges from foundation level programmes targeted at those wishing to start the journey of building their traditional skills, to intermediate level programmes, which extend capability from a working knowledge to skilful application. Finally we offer advanced programmes, both in practical application and the skills required to assess, plan and project management built heritage projects.

Courses range from traditional trade skills for heritage building and landscape management through to advanced level engineering, design, project management and planning. Our goal is to deliver three levels of training and skills development:

  • Foundation Level: Entry-level training in traditional skills areas to support individuals wishing to make the transition from training into employment. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Intermediate Level: Intermediate training is underpinned by the principles of knowledge, skills and application and is designed to develop individuals with foundation capability into craft and technician level skills, operating with reasonable autonomy on built heritage and landscape projects. Attendees will receive credits towards the appropriate NVQ/SVQ qualifications.
  • Advanced Level:Training to the level of mastery in planning and execution for trade and technical level, together with enhanced education programmes for those technical professionals working within the built heritage and landscape sector including Architects, Environmentalists, Surveyors and Local Authority Planners


The course programme of the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre are offered in conjunction with our education partners - Banff & Buchan College, Robert Gordon University and Scottish Agricultural College: