Interested in a career using traditional skills?

Here are some of the regions training providers, they offer courses from dry stone walling and hedge laying to re-pointing using lime mortar and much much more.

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UTASS Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services
You don’t have to live in the Durham Dales to access the training courses they offer.

Askan Bryan College
Although the main campus is near York they also have a site in Middlesborough

Houghall College or East Durham College.
With a site just south of Durham City Centre and one in Peterlee

Historic England do offer some apprenticeships in traditional building skills and offer lots of advice if it’s a field you’d like to get in to Traditional Building Skills Heritage Skills & CPD | Historic England

Cultra Trust
Cultura Trust based in the Yorkshire Dales but work all over the UK and Europe

The Woodland Skills Centre Woodland Skills Centre
Traditional woodland crafts and family woodland holidays
Based in Wales but offer a comprehensive choice of everything you’ll probably ever need to work in woodland management and education.