The Heritage Construction in Wales project will strengthen the Heritage Sector in Wales through delivering a series of training, education and networking activities.
The pan–Wales project is funded by CITB and Cadw and is supported by a partnership of 5 organisations with a strong interest in supporting the development of the Welsh Heritage Construction Industry in Wales. These are 3 construction companies: Andrew Scott Ltd; Tree and Sons Ltd and Just Lime Ltd; the Welsh Traditional Buildings Forum and Carmarthenshire County Council.
The scheme will support heritage contractors to qualify their workforce through the Onsite Assessment and Training route. Experienced craftsmen and women will be assessed for their NVQ Level 3 in Heritage Stonemasonry, Plastering and Wood Occupations whilst they are working on site.
The project will increase the resilience of the smaller construction companies across Wales through ensuring that they receive heritage CPD relevant to their needs. It is planned that on-line learning resources relating to theoretical heritage construction knowledge will be developed as well as a series of short accredited courses in Repair and Maintenance and Energy Efficiency in traditional buildings.
Employers will also be encouraged through the scheme to attract new staff by setting out entry routes within the heritage construction sector.