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 Our Level 3 Traditional Craft Apprenticeships

Our programme, accredited through ONE Awards, is a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills (Construction), specialising in masonry and wood occupations. Achievement of the qualification provides a route into the built heritage sector for those people working in mainstream construction, those seeking to change career or new entrants to the sector who wish to develop skills and expertise in the use of traditional building methods and materials.


These are National full apprenticeships and are being funded via the Skills Funding agency.



Level 2 or equivalent in an appropriate skill  OR 5 Years’ experience working in the sector OR

Proof of substantial knowledge and experience in traditional construction crafts


PLEASE NOTE: You must also be employed in a suitable capacity for more than 16 hours per week. (Placements may be available with national employers).


All potential apprentices will be interviewed.


Funding Options

16-18 year olds will be fully funded via the Skills Funding Agency

19-24 year olds will usually have to secure up to 50% of the funding to cover their contribution (Full funding may be available subject to eligibility)

Over 24 year olds in most cases will not be funded though costs can be supported via employer contributions, advanced learner loans , bursary awards etc.

Candidates who hold qualifications at Level 4 or above i.e graduates are not eligible for funding so a fee for the qualification would be charged and the amount of this depends on which framework is being followed.


Details about our L3 Advanced Apprenticeship is available as a PDF document HERE and the details of the framework within the awarding body website can be found HERE


We are currently recruiting for our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship here at Bedale in North Yorkshire  commencing March 2018. We are able to offer onsite accommodation at very reasonable weekly rates.






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Be one of the first companies in the UK to recruit a Traditional Craft Apprentice

Read about eligibility and funding rules for our Traditional Craft Apprenticeships

Read about one of our Apprentices, Richard Pollitt and his experience with Heritage Craft Alliance


Our Level 3  Traditional Craft Apprenticeships have featured in print and online


Find out more about our Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Traditional Craft Skills