Conservation of Masonry NPA

What is special about this course?

This NPA Conservation of Masonry course will enable students to gain a qualification that serves the needs of the conservation, repair and maintenance sectors. Candidates who successfully complete this award gain the knowledge and understanding to be skilled in the conservation and consolidation of masonry, and become competent in a range of practical applications. Working with tools and equipment to safe indusrry practice you will learn skills transferable within different working environments and there will be many opportunities for contextualising relevant elements of the core skills to the specific practical elements of this course.

Entry requirements

Ideally candidates should have a trowel trades background and an interest in conservation.

Subjects include:

  • Principles of Conservation in the Build Heritage
  • Working with traditional mortars
  • Masonry materials performance
  • Consolidation of Masonry structures
  • Masonry repairs
  • Surface finishing to Masonry walling.

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    Course duration - 5 weeks

    Where can I study my course?


      Full time

      If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

      Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

      Part time

      Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

      If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

      What can I do on completion of my course?

      HNC/HND Architectural Conservation.

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