Tel: 01677 422289

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The traineeships programme supports young people to develop the skills they need to secure and succeed in employment, including apprenticeships.


We introduced traineeships in August 2013 for 16 to 23-year-olds (and young people with learning difficulty assessments up to the end of the academic year in which they turn 25). Further information is available from the National Apprenticeship Service website.






This programme will last 5 months during which time you will gain experience and accredited qualifications in traditional masonry, brickwork, wood occupations and lime mortars.


Potential students should be between 16 and 24 and have an interest in construction and our built heritage.


You will be placed with a heritage skills contractor to gain hands on live site experience along with training at the HCA centre in North Yorkshire.


The programme will prepare you to undertake an advanced apprenticeship in heritage skills, which will be delivered by HCA.




50% of your time will be spent gaining live site experience with an employer within the sector.

The remainder of the time will be spent developing skills and knowledge in centre. The accredited training will embrace:

  • Lime mortars in building

  • Health and safety

  • Project methodology

  • You will gain experience building with stone and brick and undertaking carpentry and joinery tasks.

  • You will also be given help towards English and Maths to improve numeracy and literacy if this is required.




On successful completion of the traineeship, we will consider your eligiblity to join the advanced apprenticeship in heritage skills, either in Masonry or Wood occupations.


For details email or call our office on; 01677 422289

Traineeships at Heritage Craft Alliance

The National Traineeship Programme:

 How to apply

For further information or to apply , please contact us.

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HCA's traineeship programme  specifically covers heritage construction skills

 Course outline