Date: 9th & 10th March 2016 

Venue: Ham House, Richmond, Surrey 


Working in partnership with the Ann Cook Associates, National Trust, National Heritage Training Group and CITB, the PDA is hosting a 2 day course on Understanding Repair and Maintenance of Traditional Pre-1919 Buildings. 

This course is suitable for those who regularly work on the repair, maintenance, refurbishment and retro-fitting of old buildings, but who wish to know more about the principles for this type of work. 

The course will improve awareness of the right approaches, and can also add to, and reinforce, existing knowledge for more experienced practitioners working in this sector.

Ann Cook Associates' course delivery focuses on the Craft of Decorative Occupations (Painting and Decorating).  

Course Content: 

Through the use of power point presentations, tour of the venue, examination of exemplar materials and case studies, delegates will cover: 

  • Traditional Buildings and Materials
  • Traditional Coatings
  • Principles of Repair and Maintenance, including Statutory controls and consents governing this type of work
  • Tour of the Listed Property
  • Decorative Occupations Case Studies
  • Traditional Wallcoverings
  • Research and Investigations
  • Project Planning
  • Assessment for the Qualification – Multiple Choice Test  (1 hour allowed) at the end of the second day


Successful achievement of this course may be used towards the -

L3 NVQ Diploma in Heritage Skills - Decorative Occupations

or CSCS Heritage Card via the Apprenticeship Professional Review Route  


Reduced rates for PDA Members

Members - £300

Non-Members - £350

Includes all refreshments, course handbook and qualification costs.
Remember to claim your £50 per day CITB Grant. 

Spaces are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

If you require any further information please contact Ann Cook, 0121 451 1665.

To book please complete this form and return to