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The IHBC ‘recognises’ organisations for their ability and consistency in producing training, seminars, and events that are capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of a Full Member of the Institute. For full details see Recognition Guidance. If your organisation would like to sign up to become a Recognised CPD Provider please complete the online form to apply.

Find upcoming CPD opportunities presented by these organisations on the
IHBC Events Calendar, or sign up to receive the CPD Circular which is an ‘open-access’ part of the IHBC Membership Benefits package.


IHBC's recognised CPD providers

Listed alphabetically

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    Aberdeen City Heritage Trust is a Limited Company and Scottish Charity whose mission is to better understand, conserve and promote the historic built environment in Aberdeen City.

    Amongst its activities it provides lectures and training with particular focus on National Maintenance Week and its Aberdeen Heritage Lectures (established in 2019).

    The Trust recognises the support of Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeen City Council

    Specialist Lead:
    Douglas Campbell

    Full details

  • Antiqu Bronze logo

    Anglia Lime offer training suitable for all levels wishing to learn more about lime. The days "Introduction to Lime " course covers theory : different properties of each lime, NHL vs. putty mixes, choosing an aggregate , sand vs. chalk as aggregates, substrates and their preparation , hair vs. fibre, preparing the basecoat for the topcoat, finishing and tending work. The practical under the guidance of a heritage-plasterer covers slaking lime, hot-mixes and hot-lime-wash, mixing up NHL mixes, preparing substrates , plastering techniques , pointing techniques on brickwork and flint work.
    Other courses: half-day Pointing and full-day Building with hemp.

    All current IHBC members receive 10% discount on our prices.

    Specialist Lead:
    Graham Griffiths

    Full details

  • Antique Bronze logo

    Do You Work Alongside Bronze Features? Would You Like To Broaden Your Knowledge of Bronze Conservation?

    Learn the principles of bronze conservation in Bronze Behaving Badly, an online course for managers, custodians and contractors.

    The course is taught by accredited bronze conservator, Lucy Branch MA ACR, who has more than two decades of experience working on bronze in historic buildings.

    The format of the course makes it easy to add CPD learning into your week. Each unit can be accessed at your desktop, is short and easy to fit in between other commitments during a working day.

    Specialist lead:
    Lucy Branch
    Tel: 07970072611
    Email: lucy@antiquebronze.co.uk

    Full details

  • Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) logo

    The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) encourages public understanding and appreciation of our built environment and supports the thoughtful and meaningful preservation and restoration of historic buildings.

    Specialist lead:
    Jocelyn Cunliffe
    Tel: 0131 261 5669
    Email: jocelyn@gray-marshall.co.uk

    Full details

  • ASCHB logo

    Through its programme of meetings, lectures and visits and its annual conference, ASCHB provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between professionals and academics with a specialist knowledge of and interest in historic buildings and the historic environment. Our membership includes some of the leading exponents in their fields and is very interdisciplinary. Architects, archaeologists, historians, conservation officers, town planners, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, surveyors, conservators and project managers number amongst them. We encourage members at the outset of their career who are students on postgraduate courses to join ASCHB as well as experienced practitioners.

    Jackie Heath
    Tel: 020 76315291
    Email: Jackie.Heath@ramboll.co.uk

    Full details

  • Birmingham City University logo

    Birmingham City University runs workshops in Conservation of the Historic Environment which can be attended individually as elements of CPD training.

    These are two-day workshops on a range of topics - sustainability, conservation legislation, conservation planning, the history of British buildings, project management, urban design, disaster management, heritage management, etc. There are also more practical workshops on lime, stone, timber, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, ceramic building materials, twentieth-century building materials, building recording, historic interiors, traditional estate management and canal heritage. They include site visits, hands-on sessions, lectures, demos. Get familiar with a topic or update your knowledge of current practice.

    Katriona Byrne
    Tel: +447849006478
    Email: Katriona.byrne@bcu.ac.uk


  • Boniface Enterprises Ltd logo

    Boniface Enterprises provides Building Conservation coaching services on a 1-2-1 or small group basis. A training outline has been created, called The Three Ps of Building Conservation. Coaching can follow this outline or be made bespoke to an individual's requirements.

    The aim of the coaching is to develop knowledge and provide support enabling the individual to gain confidence in their daily work. This coaching can supplement formal academic training.

    Alongside the coaching service Boniface Enterprises has created an online membership community - The Three Ps of Building Conservation Community.

    Please email for more details.

    Specialist lead:
    Stephen Boniface
    Tel: 07836795474
    Email: stephen.boniface.enterprises@gmail.com

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    The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care. The Building Limes Forum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with over 350 members in the UK and overseas, the majority being actively concerned with the repair of historic buildings or in the use of lime in new build.
    IHBC Members get BLF members' rates for BLF events. This may be a discount or reduced rate for early booking.

    Tyler Lott Johnston
    Tel: 01315 571856


  • Building Crafts College logo

    Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in 1893, the Building Crafts College has a long tradition of delivering high quality education and training in building crafts and building conservation.

    The student population of the College is diverse and courses span a wide range of opportunity from a basic level through to a degree in historic building conservation.

    The emphasis the College is to give all students the opportunity to reach their full potential and expectations of students are high. There is a constant focus on delivering skills and producing work of high quality for students at all levels.

    Graham Lee
    07971 655692


  • Carringto Lime Heritage Skills Training logo

    carringtonLIME Heritage Skills Training provides hands on training in a range of traditional building skills. Our students include homeowners, professionals, students and tradespeople.

    Courses include Lime Plastering, Lime Pointing, Hot Lime, Strawbale builds, Breathable paints. New courses titles are added each year.

    Ben Kerslake
    01452 762029 info@carringtonlime.co.uk


  • Rock Stone Masonry logo

    Practical Heritage skills shown by Qualified stone masons. We provide workshops as a mason would assess and carry out his daily tasks with a sympathetic approach to the listed built environment.

    Nathan Morrow
    028 2884 1067

    IHBC Members get a 10% discount


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    The Centre for Building Conservation Studies provides a fresh and totally up-to-date selection of courses and training dedicated to the heritage sector. This ranges from informative, essential and helpfully created CPD through to Level 3 and Level 7 (Masters) courses in Historic Building Conservation. New training courses will be made available periodically. Specifically relevant to IHBC members are courses that cover the eight core competencies. CBCS intends to become a hub for the provision of conservation training and will link to other education providers worldwide.

    Duncan Philips
    07711 680812


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    The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) is the national charity protecting historic churches ‘at risk’. Our Regeneration team delivers imaginative new uses for churches within the care of the CCT and beyond. We have experience across a range of sectors including community regeneration, planning, social enterprise, historic conservation, site interpretation and project management. Our regeneration process is applicable to any context involving the development of sensitive sites.

    We also offer bespoke CPD workshops in community-led regeneration, helping equip heritage professionals with the broad understanding and practical tools to deliver more sustainable projects. For more information please contact: consultancy@thecct.org.uk

    Full details

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    The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management and leadership career in the built environment.

    We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

    Its Academy delivers high quality courses to develop and enhance key practical skills of construction professionals across the globe.

    IHBC Members 15% Discount available on the following courses:
    Understanding Building Conservation
    Project Management and Supervision: Historic and Traditional Buildings
    Energy Efficient Retrofit

    Andrea Haralambides


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    UCEM helps to enhance Built Environment careers through its accredited property and construction-related programmes at Postgraduate, Undergraduate and Apprenticeship levels.

    Through our supported online education programmes we make your study accessible from wherever you are, flexible to the pace you wish to study and a cost-effective route to chartered status.

    Full details

  • COTAC logo

    Formed in 1959, the Council's 21st century Objectives are to advance the education and training of all those involved in the protection and preservation of the historic environment that is of cultural, architectural or historical value, and to provide knowledge in support of training and education in the arts and skills required to protect and preserve it. To advance conservation education and training and support its knowledge base, COTAC adopts an integrated lay, craft, specialist and professional approach, whilst engaging with a wide range of interested parties to achieve its aims.

    Graham Lee
    Tel: 020 8522 1705


  • Cliveden Conservatiion logo

    Cliveden Conservation is a leading expert in the conservation of stone, plaster, wallpaintings and the decorative arts. We pride ourselves on our extensive experience and position as a leader in our industry, with long standing relationships with some of the UK’s most prestigious clients.

    Our Introduction to Traditional Lime provides delegates with a comprehensive overview of traditional lime, a demonstration of materials and a practical hands-on workshop. This is the first in a series of CPDs currently being developed by Cliveden Conservation and can be tailored to meet specific needs.

    Contact: Laura Pomanajackson
    01628 604721 

    Full details

  • Commonwealth Heritage Forum logo

    The Commonwealth Heritage Forum is delighted to invite you to join season two of Continuing Professional Development for built environment professionals, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC) and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).

    The programme aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, to help promote mutual understanding and greater awareness of issues related to climate change and rapid urbanisation together with the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While targeted at qualified built environment professionals, we hope that season two will be of interest to all including policymakers, city leaders and students.

    Francis Maude
    07824 542731 

    Full details

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    CPD essentials in association with the extremely knowledgeable Kevin Stubbs provides one day courses in historic buildings which are relevant to anyone working in this field and provide excellent value for money. Seminars take place across the UK, often based inside some of our greatest historic buildings.

    Full details

  • Docomomo UK logo

    Docomomo UK campaigns to raise awareness of the ideas and heritage of modern movement buildings, landscape and urban design, and we work to conserve significant works from this period. We organize regular events that examine the history of the period and conservation issues related to protecting modern buildings.

    Full details

  • Dreadnought Tiles logo

    It can be difficult to find authentic traditional products for restoration projects. This CPD takes you into a unique Brick and Tile Works in the Midlands which began operating in 1805, to show you how Dreadnought Tiles and Ketley Brick use traditional firing techniques and expertise developed over their 200 years to produce a wide range of authentic clay building products. Come and engage with our craftsmen at work and see how traditional methods, passed down through generations, combine with the latest technology to produce genuine Staffordshire products manufactured to the highest environmental and quality standards.

    Specialist Lead - Alex Patrick-Smith alex@dreadnought-tiles.co.uk
    Administrative Lead - Ashleigh Moss ashleigh.moss@dreadnought-tiles.co.uk

    Full details

  • ecoright logo

    Lime in Building Conservation. Allow attendees to gain an insight into the use of lime mortars, plasters and renders in building conservation work

    Roger Shroff
    07789 208117


  • University of Edinnburgh logo

    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

    Click here for details

  • Edinburgh World Herotage logo

    Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity that aims to ensure the city’s World Heritage status benefits everyone. We want to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to public places, or engaging people directly through education.

    We offer a number of CPD events throughout the year; see the website for more details.


    Specialist Lead: Krzysztof Chuchra 0131 220 7720 krzysztofjanchuchra@ewht.org.uk

  • ESC logo

    2-day Energy Efficiency and Retrofit of Traditional Buildings course with a qualification

    The Environment Study Centre (ESC), improves skills and knowledge through training and education and is the only organisation training individuals to obtain a recognised qualification in energy efficiency and retrofit of traditional and historic buildings. It is the most credible organisation in the delivery of retrofit training with a track record in research and qualification development. ESC has delivered retrofit training in partnership with a range of organisations including CITB, the FMB and the National Trust. In the past three years hundreds have achieved this qualification.


    Administrative Lead: Sally Edwards 07971291113 sally@environmentstudycentre.org

  • Fife Historic Buildings Trust logo

    Fife Historic Buildings Trust (FHBT) is an independent charity, making heritage live in Fife, Scotland. Established for over 20 years, the Trust has a strong track record of delivering creative, people-centred, conservation-led projects. FHBT works closely with Fife Council to deliver transformative area-based CARS/TH schemes.

    The Trust offers high quality training opportunities, for a variety of audiences including professionals. These are often associated with live projects, offering insights to overcoming conservation challenges, disseminating commissioned research, or sharing acknowledged best practice. Thanks to funder support and to promote accessibility, many events are subsidised.

    Emma Griffiths
    01592 725145

    Full details

  • Frew Conservation logo

    Frew Conservation deliver historic building conservation and traditional building skills training, working in partnership with a respected craftspeople and consultants.

    We design, manage, facilitate and deliver tailored training, education and events for a wide range of built environment and heritage organisations.

    Craig Frew
    01592 774488

    Full details

  • Glasgow City Heritage Trust logo

    Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity supported by Glasgow City Council and Historic Environment Scotland. Established in 2007, we champion the city’s unique architecture and built environment and promote and encourage the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors, now and in the future.

    Click here for details

  • Green Register logo

    The Green Register is an independent, self-funded and not-for-profit company that trains construction professionals from all disciplines of the industry to build better, more sustainable buildings. Whether you are interested in a new home, improving your workplace, or any other types of building, by sharing our passions and knowledge of energy, health, wellbeing, land use, materials, waste and water we can support you to reduce your building's impact on the environment.

    We cover all aspects of sustainable building practices from healthy buildings, passivhaus and retrofitting older buildings to technical training sessions on the management of heat, moisture and air tightness.

    Lucy Pedler

    Full details

  • The Heritage Alliance logo

    Established in 2002, the Heritage Alliance is a membership and advocacy body, which represents the independent heritage movement in England and the UK.

    We support the sustainability and resilience of the sector through initiatives and project that strengthen independent heritage organisations.

    We facilitate collaborative working and information-sharing to deepen understanding and commitment. This includes fostering capacity-building projects and hosting events such as our Heritage Debate and our Heritage Day.

    Claire Plastow

    Full details

  • Heritage Lincolnshire logo

    Heritage Lincolnshire is a local charity working to conserve the rich history of the County for the benefit of people who live and work in the area. Through our work within the county and beyond we provide a range of activities, events, courses and training opportunities through the delivery of funded projects and to achieve our charitable objects.

    All CPD opportunities we provide are publicised through our website and social media. Many of our courses are free or have a small charge.

    Kate Piman
    The Old School House Cameron Street
    Heckington, Lincolnshire NG34 9RW
    United Kingdom

    01529 461499

    Click here for details

  • Hirst Conservation logo

    Hirst Conservation provides a holistic approach to the building envelope and associated surfaces. Hirst employs conservators specialising in a wide range of disciplines, including stone, plaster, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation. Hirst also undertakes consultancy work and the overseeing of project briefs as well as architectural services.

    We provide bespoke cpd services as well as workshops which we can deliver on site, in an office-based environment, or online.

    Debbie Carey
    Hirst Conservation Laughton Hall Farm
    Sleaford, Lincs NG340HE
    United Kingdom


    Click here for details

  • Historic England logo

    Historic England provides three training programs of relevance to IHBC members:

    • Our Essentials foundation training creates a base level of historic environment management knowledge and skills for non-heritage professionals or career-entry heritage professionals within local authorities.
    • Our HELM training provides advice and practical tools to further understanding of heritage issues, enabling people to make decisions which enhance and protect our heritage for future generations.
    • Our Heritage Practice training provides heritage professionals with the opportunity to enhance their practical, technical and specialist knowledge and skills, to increase understanding of heritage assets and inform management of change.

    Click here for details

  • The Engine Shed logo
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    The Engine Shed is Scotland’s national building conservation centre. Located in Stirling, the centre is part of Historic Environment Scotland. We deliver training and education to enhance the understanding of the historic built environment and its associated craft skills and building materials. 
    The Engine Shed is a hub for digital innovation and building conservation specialists, professionals in the conservation sector and enthusiasts. We use our centre to deliver skills development and training for the heritage sector. 
    We offer digital resources through our website www.engineshed.org. These resources include publications, guidance and advice. We also share regular blogs and a monthly Engine Shed’s newsletter. Our archive of Inform Friday livestreams are available through Historic Environment Scotland’s YouTube channel

    Technical Education and Training 
    The Engine Shed,  
    Forthside Way,  
    FK8 1QZ  01786 234 800  technicaleducation@hes.scot 

    Click for What’s On 

  • Historic Towns and Villages Forum  logo

    The Historic Towns and Villages Forum has been supporting professionals and communities to manage change in historic places for more than 30 years. Our events and guidance range from the preservation and adaptation of heritage assets to planning new infrastructure and development.

    Louise Thomas 

    Click here for details

  • Ian Hume logo

    Ian Hume offers courses, usually a day or two in length, which will be useful to conservation professionals and craftspeople wishing to understand more about how buildings work, structural failures and what minimal structural interventions can be applied.

    Seminar topics include the philosophy of conservation from an engineering viewpoint, how structures work and why they sometimes fail, scaffolding, temporary works, structural monitoring, load testing, floor loadings and various methods of minimal intervention into buildings and structures constructed from a variety of materials and ages. Copiously illustrated lectures are supported by case studies and a substantial handout is available.

    Full details (PDF)

    Contact: Ian Hume, 3 Mariners View, Amble, Northumberland NE65 0JH, United Kingdom
    Telephone: 01665 714 523
    Email: ianesther.hume@gmail.com

  • ICOMOS UK logo

    The work of the ICOMOS-UK Conservation Education, Training and Events Committee work ties in with the ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF). It looks at the changing needs of education and training in the broader fields of conservation with an international perspective.


    Contact: Noor Ragaban
    Email: nragaban@liv.ac.uk

  • ICOMOS UK logo

    The objectives of the ICOMOS-UK Wood Committee are to promote understanding, cooperation and collaboration in the field of conservation of wooden built heritage - put simply, to spread knowledge and build relationships. We promote the 2017 ICOMOS Principles for the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage. We have a broad multidisciplinary outlook and hope to achieve our objectives with a wide range of activities, including a series of monthly online talks - the recordings are available to watch on our YouTube Channel. The UK wood committee also has active links with the ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IIWC).

    Contact: Doug Evans
    Phone: +447734506151
    Email: dougevans12@gmail.com


  • ICON logo

    Icon is a charitable company working to safeguard cultural heritage and the professional membership body for the conservation profession.
    Full details

    Contact: Chloe Gerrard
    Phone: 02031426789
    Email: chloe.gerrard@icon.org.uk

  • Imperial Handmade Bricks logo

    Sourcing bricks to match those found in conservation areas and in historic or period properties can prove to be a difficult task.

    Our seminars address this by offering practical guidance on selecting the right brick for your project.

    We will guide you through traditional brick manufacturing methods, how to recognise brick characteristics, brick regionality, address common problems and examine practical case studies.

    Tel: 01952 750816

    Click here for full details

  • INTBAU logo

    INTBAU is a global network dedicated to creating better places to live through traditional building, architecture, and urbanism.

    INTBAU was established in 2001, and has since gained over 30 chapters and over 8,000 members in more than 100 countries worldwide. We work under the patronage of our founder, The former Prince of Wales.

    INTBAU’s mission is to support traditional building, the maintenance of local character, and the creation of better places to live. We do this through workshops, summer schools, study tours, conferences, awards, and competitions.

    19–22 Charlotte Road,
    London, EC2A 3SG
    United Kingdom

    Juliette Butler


  • Keymer Tiles logo

    The history of English architecture is intertwined with the use of clay tiles with varying periods of popularity. This free of charge CPD looks at the roots of traditional heritage roofing and then moves forward to consider the modern day challenges associated with heritage roofing and product selection. The course highlights how designers can recognise potential issues and minimise the risk of damage associated with heritage roofing.

    • History
    • Making roof tiles
    • Traditional areas
    • Handmade tiles
    • Specials and one off productions
    • Second hand
    • Good roofing practice
    • Workmanship
    • Ventilation
    • Specification
    CPD Free of charge to all

    Kerry Hewson
    Tel: 07395712107

    Click here for full details

  • Landmark Trust logo

    The Landmark Trust looks after over 200 historic buildings. Each has been restored with appropriate care, craft and attention to its historic detail. Once restored they are let out for short holidays. Our ability to restore historic buildings and keep them in good repair depends on the survival of traditional craft skills employed using age-old materials. At active project sites, we run training sessions for professionals, work experience opportunities for students, volunteer days and encourage our contractors to support new apprentices.

    Kasia Howard
    Tel: +447751643852

    Click here for full details

  • Learning with Experts logo

    ‘Conservation of Historic Gardens’ is an online course, offered by Learning with Experts as 4 video tutorials. The course delivers both an outline and a deeper philosophical and practical approach to managing change in heritage landscapes. It teaches the philosophy of conservation, exploring the concepts of restoration, recreation and replicas. A full range of resources and techniques are discussed for researching sites, which is essential to understanding heritage context. Participants prepare a Statement of Significance, which defines why a heritage site is worthy of conservation, identifies its vulnerabilities, and underpins how it should be managed. Strategies are taught that support a sensitive and considered response to the many forms of change that threaten historic gardens.

    Each tutorial is accompanied by an assignment that participants complete with the support of the tutor, and with the opportunity to chat with fellow classmates through a virtual classroom.

    Further details

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  • London Historic Buildings Trust logo

    London Historic Buildings Trust is the only London-wide building preservation trust. We work to find innovative and sustainable ways to bring new life to London’s historic buildings, supporting local regeneration and helping communities thrive.

    Through our 30 years-experience of successfully delivering heritage projects the Trust has built up a wealth of knowledge. It’s a key aspect of our Trust’s operations for us share this knowledge with other groups and organisations through training. We want to help build capacity across the sector and maximise our impact through helping others finding innovative and socially beneficial ways to re-use our capital’s heritage.

    Contact: Hannah Southgate

    Click here for details

  • The London School of Architecture

    Working with Heritage: Uniting social and built heritage through adaptive reuse

    Climate emergency requires us to work with existing fabric. Our sector is moving from seeing old buildings as a hindrance, and towards adaptive reuse, resilience and retrofit.

    As a growing business in a testing economic context, you also need to diversify. You may however find yourself locked out of projects because of restrictive procurement processes.

    Our course challenges you to think about sustainable heritage, the historic environment and places as opportunities, arming you with a business strategy and core skills to work with heritage, while engaging with local communities.

    Daniel Davis
    07791 313 066

    Click here for details

  • Mike Wye Associates logo

    Mike Wye & Associates are passionate about sustainable and environmentally conscious construction.

    Ryan Stojic


  • NHIG logo

    The NHIG was established in 2009 to improve standards in the heritage ironwork sector. We promote good conservation practice and high standards of craftsmanship in order to safeguard the survival and integrity of the nation’s historic ironwork. We do his by running courses and disseminating information & guidance through downloads and publications.

    Aimed at professionals and craftspeople, this National Heritage Ironwork Group Continued Professional Development course is an introduction to the conservation of ironwork. Delegates will learn the basic principles of assessing historic ironwork in situ and make decisions about its care. Tender procedures often require the commissioner of the work to have knowledge of the medium in order to procure the best value. We are offering you this knowledge with lecturers designed to equip those wishing to commission work on listed ironwork, whether architects, surveyors or conservation professionals with information they will find essential in the writing of specifications. To book a place on this course please download our booking form and, once completed, return it to us with full payment.

    Click here for details

  • Nottingham Energy Partnership logo

    Nottingham Energy Partnership is an independent, Queen’s Award winning climate change charity and registered Home Improvement Agency delivering projects that tackle fuel poverty, increase household energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Over the past 25 years NEP have been involved in the retrofit of thousands of domestic and non-domestic properties. They are based in Nottingham but operate throughout the UK.

    Talitha Sanders


  • Orchard Barn CIC

    Offering courses for over a decade in timber framing, carpentry, conservation & restoration theory, wattle and daub, lime pointing and plastering, green woodwork, natural paints, earth construction. Focussing on preserving the built heritage of East Anglia. Tutors from the local heritage business sector. Community projects ongoing and much interaction with the contemporary eco build movement.

    Sarah Partridge


  • University of Oxford logo

    Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education has been the leading provider of continuing professional development training for the heritage sector for over 30 years.

    Many of our courses are linked to the National Occupational Standards for the sector and are endorsed by CifA, the IHBC, FAME and the Archaeology Training Forum for continuous professional development.

    Email: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk

    Full details

  • Pert and Kinross Heritage Trust

    Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust is a registered independent Scottish charity established in 1988. Our vision is a Perth and Kinross that values, embraces and enhances the economic, social and environmental benefits of its historic environment.

    Our emphasis is on a high quality approach, realising our vision and objectives through the development and delivery of projects, grants administration, information & advice provision, and a programme of outreach, learning & training activities.

    Supporting the sectoral skills base through delivering training is a key priority for the Trust and offering quality CPD is one way in which we are doing that.

    Full details

  • Place Services logo

    Place Services runs a wide range of CPD and practical courses include lectures, workshops, conferences and hands-on courses. Topics vary annually and aim to educate professionals in the technical and practical issues involved in the care of historic buildings and the wider historic environment. All of the course tutors are leading experts in their fields.

    Kate Wilde
    03330 137 120


  • The Princes Foundation HIghgrove logo

    The Prince's Foundation at Highgrove champions a sustainable approach to textiles, furniture making and building crafts by celebrating and teaching traditional techniques. We work with practitioners and tutors to deliver a public programme of workshops as well as industry led residencies and courses.

    Kasia Howard
    Barley Court, Highgrove Gardens, Doughton
    Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8TQ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: +447751643852


  • RIBA logo

    Through its RIBA Academy, the RIBA provides additional learning content for its members, and non-members. In collaboration with the RIBA Conservation Register, the RIBA have been hosting more heritage-related content than ever before including courses, events and an annual Forum.

    Most of these courses can be found hosted on the
    RIBA Academy Website, and all major events will be posted on our social media and through platforms such as the IHBC calendar.

    Jack Snape
    66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD, United Kingdom


  • RSK logo

    RSK is a specialist environmental, health and safety consultancy delivering industry-leading services and guidance to its customers. The range of services we provide to our customers reflects the breadth of RSK expertise, and CPD sessions are designed to share that body of knowledge. Of special interest to IHBC members will be our programme of presentations covering the investigations of historic structures.

    We know that investigations of historic buildings may be required for a variety of reasons, but especially in advance of planned repairs or reconstruction. On-site condition surveys can be supported by material sampling and laboratory analysis to describe the condition of the existing building fabric, to characterise the materials used, and to identify any present and emergent degradation mechanisms. Our CPD sessions for historic structures will explain how scientific approaches to historic building investigations can inform sensible and effective preservation programmes.

    Specialist Lead: Jennifer Murgatroyd +44 (0)7587 038022 JMurgatroyd@rsk.co.uk


  • Scottish Civic Trust logo

    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

  • Scottish Lime centre logo

    The Scottish Lime Centre Trust has been providing specialist advice and training for the conservation and repair of Scotland's built heritage for nearly 25 years, since its inception in 1994.

    A centre of excellence for traditional building skills, the Scottish Lime Centre Trust 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, with ‘onsite’ training becoming more popular as learning is carried out with minimal downtime.

    All IHBC members receive 20% discount on all of our courses.

    Contact: training@scotlime.org


  • SPAB logo

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) offers a wide range of events, courses, lectures and seminars for building professionals and students looking to widen or develop their knowledge and practical skills.

    Maggie Goodall


  • STBA logo

    The STBA aims to develop policy, guidance and training to minimise risks and maximise benefits to traditional buildings and their owners with a focus on five key areas:

    • The health of the occupant.
    • The health and durability of the building fabric.
    • The energy consumption attributed to the building/occupant.
    • The impact on our communities and culture.
    • The impact on the natural environment
    To achieve this we have a number of specific objectives:
    • Understanding and quantifying the actual, as opposed to theoretical or modelled, performance of traditional buildings regarding energy and carbon use, resource efficiency and health effects.
    • Understanding and quantifying the benefits of well-informed maintenance and repair as a means of contributing to optimum building performance and sustainability
    • Measuring the relative risks and benefits of small and large-scale retrofit activities, including the potential unintended consequences.
    • Considering broader options for improving the sustainability of traditional buildings including appropriate use, changes in human behaviour and energy supply options, and quantifying the benefits and risks of these in comparison with fabric focused solutions.
    • Increasing understanding in all parts of the construction industry, general public and in government regarding the optimal approaches to traditional buildings.
    • Integrating this knowledge into skills and training programmes for built environment professionals and craft operatives alike.
    Peter Draper
    07929 529384

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  • TDR Heritage Ltd logo

    We are an HESPR accredited practice with expertise in understanding and interpreting historic buildings and places, and making them relevant to local communities.

    Our specialist training is run by fully accredited members of IHBC, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Association of Heritage Interpretation. We offer bespoke training for businesses, projects and communities and we are developing the following range of specialist practical and theory based training:

    'Reading' historic buildings: how to describe them & their development
    How to research your historic site
    Designing and delivering community engagement events and activities
    Interpreting heritage assets
    Planning and delivering Area Based Schemes

    IHBC members discount

    Vicky Hunns
    Tel: 07505495725
    Email: victoria.hunns@tdrheritage.co.uk

    Full details

  • The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) logo

    The Tiles and Architectural Ceramics Society (TACS) has served as Britain’s national society promoting the study and conservation of tiles and architectural ceramics since 1981. An international membership of individuals, collectors and institutions is drawn from the fields of tile museums, conservation, manufacturing (both industrial and craft), architecture and design. The TACS Events Programme regularly visits places of ceramic significance, many of which are not normally open to the public, and organises events of interest to professionals. Its membership also includes experts who frequently give talks to other organisations in the museums and conservation sector.

    Abigail Brown

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  • Traditional Paint Forum logo

    The Traditional Paint Forum is interested in the influences, personalities and circumstances that gave rise to particular decorative schemes in an architectural context.
    Very importantly, we also believe the only way informed judgements can be made about the significance and future of existing or lost schemes is to also understand what materials were used to create them and how they were executed. The ‘why’ is not the whole story …’how’ can be just as vital!

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  • Twentieth Century Society logo

    The Twentieth Century Society provides educational events and training as part of its remit to conserve and increase knowledge and understanding of buildings and design from 1914 onwards. These include lectures, workshops and conferences and encompass heritage and conservation issues.
    Training and events are delivered by experienced architectural historians, conservation experts and architects.

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  • Tywi Centre logo

    The Tywi Centre is a traditional building skills training and education centre and a CITB approved training organisation in Llandeilo, Wales.

    Over the last 10 years we have built up a UK wide reputation for being experts in supporting the protection of historic buildings through delivering training, education and information by experienced and knowledgeable tutors to all custodians of old, pre-1919 building. This includes, but isn’t restricted to, Listed Buildings.

    Our range of training extends everyone with an interest in the care and repair of historic buildings, including architects, surveyors, planning agents, building contractors, local authority officers and homeowners.

    Nell Hellier 
    01558 824271 

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  • Vernacular Archittecture Group logo

    We are a charity, formed in 1952 to further the study of lesser traditional buildings, mainly in the British Isles. We organise a 4-day conference each spring in a different region of the UK, and a 2-day winter conference with papers on a particular theme. We offer bursaries to students and early career professionals, and occasionally run short low-cost introductory courses for beginners.

    Claire Jeffery
    01768 351352


  • Victorian Society logo

    The Victorian Society is a national amenity society and the only charity dedicated to championing Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. The Society's respected series of lectures are now online and supplemented by talks on various topics of interest. Its interesting and affordable events are given by respected speakers such as Victorian Society Chair Hilary Grainger, Rosemary Hill and Michael Hall.

    Joe O'Donnell

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  • Ty Mawr logo

    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

  • West Dean College logo

    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.

    Further details:

    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 818232 or E-mail

    IHBC members can apply for a 10% discount (course fees only). The code to use is IHB010

  • University of the West of England Bristol logo

    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

  • World Heritage UK logo

    World Heritage UK (WHUK) works with and on behalf of all the UK’s World Heritage Sites, across all four home nations and overseas territories, supporting the Sites with decades of strategic and operational World Heritage experience.

    WHUK's main strategic objectives are advocacy, promotion and professional development. WHUK delivers events through the year (in-person, online and hybrid) that explore specific themes that might be of interest to those in the heritage field.

    Full details

    Alex McCoskrie
    Tel: +447585971749

  • World Monuments Fund logo

    World Monuments Fund (WMF) is the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places to enrich people’s lives and build mutual understanding across cultures and communities. The organization is headquartered in New York City with offices and affiliates in Cambodia, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

    Full details

    Emma Sweeney
    Tel: 020 7251 8142

  • University of Yorl logo

    Postgraduate Diploma in Parish Church Studies: History, Heritage and Fabric

    The postgraduate diploma in Parish Church Studies offers a unique opportunity to gain detailed and practical knowledge of the history, use, care and conservation of parish churches. The online format offers you the opportunity to study in your own home and somewhat at your own pace, extensively supported by an expert in the field, and learning as part of an active online community.

    The only course of this type in Britain, the diploma enables those wishing to enhance their understanding of local sites of importance in order to develop new areas of expertise or those involved in the design and implementation of conservation techniques. It is equally valuable for lay staff, volunteers and those simply with a general interest in the parish landscape.

    The programme starts in late September/early October, concurrent with each new academic year – places are limited to ensure a constructive atmosphere for discussions.

    This is a two-year, part-time, postgraduate-level programme delivered wholly online in a fully-supported learning environment. Students can exit with a Postgraduate Certificate after successful completion of the first year if their circumstances change.

    Full details

  • Urban Vision logo

    Experienced trainers, delivering informed, accessible, stimulating heritage CPD, based on extensive experience at national and local levels. We believe that conservation practice should be a creative, problem-solving and place-making activity.

    Subjects include: conservation professional practice; heritage law and policy; planning for heritage; heritage-led economic development and regeneration; understanding context; community and stakeholder engagement and consultation; neighbourood plans.

    Training is available for groups or individuals and can be delivered on-line. We train professionals, elected members, communities and others with an interest in conservation. Our clients include professional bodies, national membership bodies, local authorities, town and parish
    councils and community organisations.

    Caron Colbert info@uvecic.co.uk

    Full details

    We tailor our training packages to the clients's needs and budget, with competitive rates for IHBC members and community organisations.

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