The Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme 2012-15 Evaluation

By Elizabeth Long, Phyllida Shaw

In May 2012, with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund (now National Lottery Heritage Fund), the five partners in the Traditional Building Skills Bursary Scheme (TBSBS) - the National Trust, Cadw, Historic England (formerly English Heritage), the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the National Heritage Training Group (NHTG) - embarked on a three-year extension of the scheme they had launched in 2006, to address the shortage of skills in the built heritage sector in England and Wales.

The purpose of this report is to reflect on the design and delivery of phase three of the scheme and the extent which it achieved its aims, and to inform the development of the scheme as it continues to tackle the shortfall in heritage building skills.


  • Introduction
  • Aims
    Aim 1: Help to meet the skills needs in the sector
    Aim 2: Promote diversity
    Aim 3: Enable heritage organisations to work in partnership
    Aim 4: Share lessons learned about good practice in running such a scheme
    Aim 5: Use advocacy to engage with potential new supporters of the scheme
  • Case Studies
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations
  • Appendices

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 91


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