Protecting, maintaining and understanding historic environments throughout the UK

Posted by ap507 at Nov 20, 2014 11:00 AM |
New courses offer heritage sector new skills for protecting and understanding the past
Protecting, maintaining and understanding historic environments throughout the UK

© Wikipedia; Lincoln Castle

 The importance of understanding and protecting the UK’s historic past will be highlighted in a series of courses run by the University, which won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013 for its interconnected research and expertise in history, heritage and archaeology.

A new programme of short courses for those working in the heritage sector is being launched by the University of Leicester and the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle in partnership with English Heritage this November – and will address the need for skills and gaps in knowledge by offering up to 20 courses per year for the next three years. Courses are open to professionals in the Heritage and Conservation sectors and to volunteers active in associations concerned with preserving the past.

The Heritage Practice Training Programme will be wide-ranging and cover topics such as: how to re-use and repurpose rural buildings; how to commission and specify work on historic buildings; how to use the latest technology to record and interpret the historic environment; and how to investigate sites associated with the First World War.

The courses will be delivered by academics and staff from the University of Leicester, English Heritage, the Heritage Skills Centre and external specialists, targeting specialist fields such as archaeologists, planners, conservation officers, architects, surveyors, contractors and others working in the historic environment.

Courses range from £210 - £395 and will take place at College Court, the University’s hotel and conference centre in Leicester and the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle.

The full first year course programme will be released in November and begin in early 2015. Email heritagepractice@le.ac.uk to be registered on the programme mailing list.

Click here for further information.