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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 2017-18

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.

Local Heritage Listing

The overall aim of this course is to encourage delegates to consider how local heritage lists might be adopted effectively and efficiently. We will demonstrate how a local list can enhance an LPA’s ability to protect the historic environment by giving the planning policy context, and introducing practical management tools such as article 4 directions. 

Introduction to Archaeology 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.

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.

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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