Course Qualifications

There are a number of qualifications, which underpin and give national and international credibility to the courses developed and delivered within the STSTC partnership.

These include:

  • ICOMOS Guidelines for Education and Training for the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites. The ICOMOS Guidelines are internationally recognised and form the basis of most conservation training courses for professionals. It offers professionals working in the conservation sector a means of recording and improving their conservation skills.
  • NVQs/SVQs in
    • Construction Site Management (conservation) Level 4
    • Conservation Control Level 4
    • Conservation Consultancy Level 5
  • The National Occupational Standards on which these qualifications are based are a useful benchmark for developing short CPD courses to fill gaps as well as longer Masters level offerings.
  • NVQ/SVQ in Heritage Skills (Construction) Level 3. giving those with apprenticeship qualifications in carpentry and joinery, plastering, stonemasonry, painting and decorating, roof slating and tiling, lead working and steeple jacking the opportunity to acquire heritage built environment skills.
  • National Progression Award for the Conservation of Masonry. This qualification was launched in November 2007 and those undergoing training are currently being supported through the HLF Bursary Scheme. Progress is currently underway on a similar qualification for roof slating and tiling.