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Heritage skills

The suite contains National Occupational Standards (NOS) related to:

  • Roofing
  • Lead work and hard metal roofing
  • Brickwork
  • Earthen structures
  • Dry stone
  • Stonemasonry
  • Decorative occupations
  • Plastering
  • Wall and floor tiling
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Iron or metalwork
  • Thatching
  • Lime worker

You can view individual standards on the NOS database, or by 


The Heritage Skills National Occupational Standard review has been completed and approved. We are currently reviewing the qualification products (National Vocational Qualifications) and welcome industry feedback. To give feedback or suggest a change email the standards team

CITB manages the structures for vocational qualifications. We base the content for these structures on the relevant National Occupational Standards.

The structures are approved by employers and industry stakeholders. Training organisations base their courses on the structures.

See the current recommended qualification structure and national vocational qualification structure for this occupational area.

Recommended qualification structures

Recommended Qualification Structure for Heritage skills (Construction) Level 3 v14 (PDF 70KB)

Structures for NVQs/SVQs

NVQ Diploma in Heritage skills (Construction)Level 3  v10 (PDF 78KB)

You can view individual standards on the NOS database , or by 

If you would like to suggest changes to the current standards or have a suggestion for the structures, please complete our Standards enquiry form.

You may also be interested in...

  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) 
    National accreditation and awarding body in Scotland for qualifications specifically for Scotland
  • Qualifications Wales 
    Regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales
  • CITB Northern Ireland  (CITBNI)
    Industry training board for Northern Ireland in partnership with CITB as the Sector Skills Council for Construction for qualifying the construction workforce activities in Northern Ireland
  • The ‘Register ’ of regulated qualifications in England and Northern Ireland for accredited qualifications.