Students who have already achieved a level 2 craft or equivalent in contemporary craft studies, or have five years’ experience in an approved occupation, can now enrol on a two year level 3 advanced apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship covers traditional, historic, vernacular and contemporary building crafts.
A spokesperson for Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, commented:
“Although a lack of funding for training haunts the sector, we have sought to ensure we can offer access to younger entrants. The new accredited traditional construction craft apprenticeships at level 3 are eligible for mainstream SFA funding. Therefore all eligible people can be supported with their training costs.
“Heritage Craft Alliance opened the heritage craft training centre in Yorkshire specifically to address the issues of skills gaps in the heritage construction sector. The most profound difference we believe we can make is to open up access to young people to commence an apprenticeship in the heritage construction sector and to offer a substantial launch pad for younger craftspeople to develop a professional career in the built environment.”
Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd is currently recruiting for commencement in March 2013.
For more information about Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd please visit www.heritagecraftalliance.co.uk.