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Historic Environment Local Management Training Programme

Our Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) training programme provides training on managing the historic environment for local authorities, regional agencies and national organisations, free of charge. Here you can find out more about our courses.

Training Courses 2016-17

We work with partners to deliver courses that:

  • provide advice and practical tools to further understanding of heritage issues and
  • enable people to make decisions which enhance and protect our heritage for future generations.

HELM courses are one day long, and are offered in various locations.

To book a course or view the programme, please click on your preferred course date below.

Conservation Area Management

Learn about the important role of a conservation area survey, and how it can be used to underpin management priorities at a local level. You will learn how to compare the survey data to highlight negative trends, and be introduced to tools to manage these.

Coastal and Marine Planning

This course provides information on marine planning in the historic environment and the concept of planning. The day is essential for professionals who are involved directly with planning matters and project delivery within the coastal margin.

Easy Access

This course will improve your understanding of the statutory background to accessibility and the historic environment. It also covers best practice in managing heritage assets for greater access.

Faith Groups Using Historic Buildings - New Perspectives

This course will introduce delegates to Historic England's expertise and research work in this area, as well as share several case studies demonstrating best practice in heritage conservation.

Managing Ecclesiastical Places of Worship

The overarching aim of this course is to share best practice in the sustainable management of places of worship.

Introduction to Archaeology for Planners

In this introduction to archaeology, planners will gain an understanding of the role of archaeology in the planning process. This will help planners to collaborate more effectively with heritage professionals.

Introduction to the Historic Environment for Planners

This course will introduce planners in local authorities to how we understand, protect and manage the historic environment. It will look at the different asset types and how to understand and articulate significance. It will give you more confidence to be able to weigh up the impact on significance to heritage in planning applications, in conjunction with relevant specialist colleagues, and to ensure the historic environment is appropriately considered in local plans.

Local Heritage Listing

The overall aim of this course is to encourage delegates to consider how local heritage listing might be adopted effectively and efficiently

Management of Historic Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries

Learn how to assess and articulate the significance of parks, gardens and cemeteries. This course also covers the impact of national and local designation on the management of these historic places.

Stopping the Rot

Learn how to use the legal framework for enforcement, assess where action needs to be taken and which approach is most appropriate. This course will also cover how to use informal procedures and negotiation techniques to achieve a positive outcome for heritage.

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