Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
The UK's historic built environment is rich and diverse, contributing to national identity, our quality of life and the country's economy and education. Our Historic Building Conservation Foundation course offers a unique blend of vocational and academic learning that will greatly enhance your employability within this challenging and rewarding field. The course content is specifically designed to address skill shortages within the conservation industry.
The course is recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists.
It is taught over two years at the Building Crafts College at Stratford in East London. The college provides a range of craft programmes, and opportunities exist for supplementary study on their evening programmes. Sited close to a major transport hub, it provides excellent access to all parts of the UK and Europe.
The foundation course combines academic elements and project work. It is particularly suited to those already working at a craft level within historic building conservation. Applicants from a non-craft-based level background are also welcome, and will develop conservation skills through the course. The final Elective Project offers the opportunity to undertake a practical project using craft skills.
Once the Foundation course is completed you have the opportunity to 'top-up' to a full degree by studying for the Historic Building Conservation BSc which is taught at Kingston School of Art, part of Kingston University.
Examples of modules:
- Context of Conservation and the Built Environment
- Development of Skills for the Historic Environment
- Conservation Legislation and Regulation
- Application of Skills in Conservation
- Applied Conservation Measurement and Analysis
- Management of Conservation Projects
- Traditional Building Construction and Repair
- Elective Project
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||The Building Crafts College|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Points: 72 tariff points from recognised level 3 qualifications.
General Studies and Key Skills not accepted in tariff
Plus GCSE (A*–C or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings): five subjects including English and Maths (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths)
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/historic-building-conservation/entry-requirements.html
Additional entry requirements
Interview will be conducted at the partner college - Building Crafts College in Stratford.
English language requirements
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|EU||£7,800 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,800||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.