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Advanced Apprenticeship in Heritage Skills

This apprenticeship provides the knowledge, skills and competence to work in the heritage sector of the construction industry in the specialist areas of wood occupations and masonry.

Programme ID: (30005016)
Full title: Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction Specialist – Heritage Skills
Sector: Construction - Specialist
Framework: Construction - Specialist

An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a ConstructionSkills' approved framework. This enables apprentices to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

Example job roles:

Stonemason - Conserving or restoring stonemasonry, setting out, erecting and repairing complex stonemasonry

Bricklayer - Conserving or restoring brickwork, setting out and erecting complex masonry structures

Painter and Decorator - Preparing and painting surfaces on conservation or restoration projects, applying complex stencil designs, hanging wall coverings, brush graining and marbling effects in the workplace.

Wall and Floor Tiler - Conserving, restoring or maintaining wall and floor tiles in the workplace, working on conservation or restoration projects

Plasterer - Producing plastering finishes on conservation or restoration projects in the workplace, restoring or repairing solid plaster, restoring and repairing fibrous plasterwork in the workplace.

Bench Joiner - Manufacturing complex shaped bespoke bench joinery products in the workplace for conservation or restoration projects.

Roof Slater and Tiler - Repairing and maintaining heritage roof coverings in the workplace, installing plain roof tiles to complex and non-standard roof formations in the workplace on conservation or restoration projects.


Competence Based Qualification:

  • NOCN-Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction) (600/6766/4)
  • Credit Value: 94
  • Guided Learning Hours: 314
  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction): Traditional Wood Occupations (601/1447/2)
  • Credit Value: 55
  • Guided Learning Hours: 550


  • NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Underpinning Knowledge for Heritage Skills (Construction) Traditional Craft Masonry (601/1378/9)
  • Credit Value: 62
  • Guided Learning Hours: 615

Functional Skills:
Apprentices may need to provide evidence of their achievement of transferable skills in English, Mathematics and ICT in order to be awarded the Apprenticeship. If the apprentice does not already have suitable qualifications, the following Functional Skills qualifications can be taken:

  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in English at Level 2 - (500/9469/5)
  • NOCN Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics at Level 2 - (501/1158/9)

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):

The ERR for this apprenticeship is: NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 1 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities (600/5877/8)

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS):

This group of skills are completed as part of the competency or knowledge-based qualifications. The skills covered are:

  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Team working
  • Self management
  • Effective participation

The Framework for the English apprenticeship can be found here.

The Framework for the Welsh apprenticeship can be found here.