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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 available courses.

Training Courses 2015/16

We work with key partners to deliver courses which provide advice and practical tools to further understanding of heritage issues and enable people to make decisions which can 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.

New Housing Development in Historic Areas

This course will help you to make an assessment of the impact of housing developments upon heritage assets. It explores understanding significance, setting issues and how to use the historic environment as a tool to enhance the identity of a place.

Historic Town Centres: Future Planning for Sustainable Growth

This course will allow you to understand the different perspectives on the management and development of historic town centres and the benefits of embracing historic character to enable sustainable growth.

The Setting of Heritage Assets

This course will help you to describe the principles of setting and argue its contribution to the significance of an asset. It will explore ways to ensure design is sympathetic to setting and takes opportunities to enhance or better reveal significance, and will look at the impact on setting of large scale developments e.g. renewable energies, wind and solar farms.

An 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.

Enforcement and Compliance

This course will outline the legal framework for enforcement and help you to assess where action needs to be taken and which approach is most appropriate. It will introduce you to informal procedures or negotiation techniques to achieve a positive outcome for heritage.

Marine Planning and the Historic Environment

This course will help you to understand and distinguish between different planning frameworks for the land and sea and discuss ways to employ a collaborative approach to the management of the marine historic environment.

Management and Conservation of Historic Parks, Gardens and Cemeteries

This course will help you understand how the significance of parks, gardens and cemeteries is assessed and articulated and the impact of national and local designation on the management of assets. It will also consider ways to maintain historic parks, gardens and cemeteries in times of austerity, and gain community involvement.

Constructive Conservation in Rural Areas

This course will help you to better understand rural heritage asset types and the threats associated with them. It will also help you assess the impact of proposed changes on the significance and setting of these assets, as well as articulate the economic and social benefits of adaptive re-use.

Local Listing

This course will help you to: understand and articulate the benefits of a local list; develop local listing criteria; explore good practice for engaging local communities in developing your list; and use your local list in the planning and management of heritage.


Training Delivery Officers

Research Group