An intensive workshop and study based course, ideal for those wishing to immerse themselves in the practice and theory of stonemasonry and architectural stonework. This course starts from scratch and suits those who have had limited or no experience, but have a passion to learn the craft of stonemasonry. Topics covered include: producing a range of stone mouldings used in building, use of hand and powered tools, drawing and templating, marking out and producing complex stone components, philosophy of repair, historic and vernacular techniques of stone construction.
Apprenticeship in Stonemasonry, with options for banker, fixer or heritage stonemasonry qualification. You must be employed in the trade to apply for this course
Workshop and study based course, Health and Safety, use of hand and powered tools, Setting out for template details.
Workshop and study based course, Functional Skills, Health and Safety, use of hand and powered tools, marking out and making stone components.
An Introduction to Stone Carving, an 8-week short course, dates to be confirmed.
An Introduction to Stone Carving, a 5-day short course covering the basics of stonecarving and leading to a small carving project in stone.
Students progress at their own pace in this flexible evening class. Workshops are on stonemasonry and letter cutting.
The Building Crafts College offers on-site based assessment for a range of NVQs including Craft, Heritage and Supervisor at a series of levels. Completion of these qualifications requires unit based site evidence portfolios and on-site assessment by College assessors.