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Scottish Architectural Traditions

Get an introduction to traditional Scottish building methods and materials, and learn how the elements of a building interact and function together as a whole.

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Qualification

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Duration

55.5 hours

Dates

20 August 2018 to 21 September 2018

Thursday, Friday

Credits

15

Study time

Taught:x days (55.5 hours)

Self-study:80

Fees

As a stand-alone short course:£315

Historic Environment Scotland has developed this unique diploma in consultation with heritage experts to meet the growing demand for conservation skills across the heritage sector.

The advanced professional diploma in technical building conservation will prepare you for a wide range of specialist careers in the heritage sector. New graduates, emerging professionals and existing practitioners can all benefit from the opportunity to broaden their expertise.

Topics covered

  • Topic 1
  • Topic 2
  • Final topic
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Course content

Historic Environment Scotland has developed this unique diploma in consultation with heritage experts to meet the growing demand for conservation skills across the heritage sector.

The advanced professional diploma in technical building conservation will prepare you for a wide range of specialist careers in the heritage sector. New graduates, emerging professionals and existing practitioners can all benefit from the opportunity to broaden their expertise.

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The course offers flexible learning so you could commit for to a full year or split your studies for up to a five year period. The full course is split into four units, which are further split into a number of modules. You can find more detailed information below or in our prospectus.

The advanced professional diploma programme is made up of four units. Each of these is in turn made up on one or more modules, any of which can also be studied on an individual basis as a short course (except Module T: Final Project, Unit 4).

Topics

Get a thorough grounding in the basic principles and traditions that underpin architectural conservation by studying all seven modules of this unit.

Classes, lectures and presentations

Explore across the six modules of this unit the key elements of traditional Scottish building construction, from stone and clay to historic concretes.

Hands-on workshop/lab activities

Become better acquainted with the wide range of materials used to construct and finish traditional buildings in Scotland through the six modules in this unit.

Potential site visits

Become better acquainted with the wide range of materials used to construct and finish traditional buildings in Scotland through the six modules in this unit.

Assessment

Assessments undertaken during Units 1 to 3 determine 75% of the grade for the Advanced Professional Diploma. Module T: Final Project (Unit 4), completed at the end of the programme, contributes the final 25% of the grade.

Outcomes

undertaken during Units 1 to 3 determine 75% of the grade for the Advanced Professional Diploma. Module T: Final Project (Unit 4), completed at the end of the programme, contributes the final 25% of the grade.

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