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Stonemasonry

If you wish to acquire the necessary stonemasonry skills to allow you to pursue a career in the construction and conservation industries, undertake private commissions or simply work stone for pleasure, we have courses from beginners to Advanced NVQ 3.

These courses contain practical masonry skills on a variety of stones, using different techniques, stonemasonry theory, geometry and practical drawing along with setting out and template making. You will produce a portfolio of evidence of your achievements.

Courses can be tailored to suit individual training needs with various attendance patterns including work based learning and Train 2 Gain options.

A Banker Mason

A banker mason is a production mason working dimensional stone units for new build and restoration projects. They will work all manor of stone types, but predominantly limestones and sandstones. The ‘Banker' is the table on which the mason works. He/she is referred to as a ‘mason' or a ‘banker mason', but not a ‘banker'.

A Memorial Mason

A memorial mason produces headstones and letter cutting for the memorial trade. They will work various types of stone, but mostly granites, marbles, slates and hard limestones.

Stonemasonry - Introductory Programme

This introductory stonemasonry course is designed to teach students of all abilities the processes involved in architectural stonework.

Stone Carving - 2 Day Residential Course

Come to the world heritage City of Bath with its stunning architecture and combine your visit with this exciting new course. You will learn how to carve and take home your own interpretation of the famous Gorgon’s Head from Minerva's Temple at the Roman Baths. This course is open to all and is suitable for beginners.

Banker Masonry NVQ2 - Work Based

This course allows the student to achieve an NVQ2 in Banker Masonry.

Banker Masonry NVQ2 OSAT (Onsite Assessment Training)

This course allows the student to achieve an NVQ Level 2 in Banker Stonemasonry. The NVQ will allow you to obtain the CSCS card that is required to work on site. Arrangements for assessment can be flexible to fit in with your work commitments.

Banker Masonry NVQ3 - Work Based

This course allows the student to achieve a level 3 NVQ in Banker Masonry.

Banker Masonry NVQ 3 OSAT (Onsite Assessment Training)

This course allows the student to achieve a level 3 NVQ based on the experience gained at work.

Memorial Masonry NVQ 2 - Work Based

The Level 2 Diploma NVQ in Stonemasonry (Memorial Masonry) is a measure of an individual's capability to carry out a range of work to the performance criteria which have been agreed by the Stonemasonry Industry.

Memorial Masonry NVQ 2 OSAT (Onsite Assessment Training)

Applicants need to be working in a relevant job that will allow a full range of assessments to take place. You must have a good knowledge of the trade and be competent in stonemasonry skills to achieve this qualification. There are no age limits for OSAT.

Memorial Masonry NVQ3 - Work Based

The Level 3 Diploma NVQ in Stonemasonry (Memorial Masonry) is a measure of an individual's capability to carry out a range of work to the performance criteria which have been agreed by the Stonemasonry Industry.

Memorial Masonry NVQ 3 OSAT (Onsite Assessment Training)

Applicants need to be working in a relevant job, which will allow a full range of assessments to take place. You must have a good knowledge of the trade and be competent in stonemasonry skills to achieve this qualification.    

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