Part of Historic Environment Scotland

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.



Download a prospectus for more information on the diploma and short courses.

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As a stand-alone short course:£tbc

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

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Short courses are not formally assessed. Students will be awarded a certificate upon successfully completing this course. Anyone looking for a formal qualification can study our full diploma course or separate units.

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