IHBC welcomes Historic England support for 2017 Annual School: ‘Marking some 10 years of strategic support for accessible, sector-wide CPD’

Manchester 2017 conference websiteThe IHBC is delighted to announce that Historic England has extended its decade-long support for the IHBC’s Annual School and the accessible, sector-wide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities it offers.

IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘We are delighted that Historic England, and its predecessor body, English Heritage, are continuing their support for the IHBC by investing in our Manchester School, in June, on ‘Transport infrastructure’.

‘This marks more than 10 years of support for our Annual Schools, a critical, long-term investment that has supported quality and accessibility across our School-related CPD training for conservation professionals and the wider sector of practitioners that shape our historic places.’

The IHBC writes:

Primarily the support is concentrated on the Annual School but this is funding which enables the IHBC to provide a large range of active contributions to ongoing training and development which it makes each year during the Annual School.

  • We produce detailed feedback and reporting on the Annual School and an analysis of its CPD success.
  • A legacy website is developed each year to allow educational access to the School content in the future.
  • IHBC allocates up to £5,000 of funding for bursaries to assist members in attending the Annual School and promote education and learning conservation.
  • The IHBC Yearbook links to the theme of the Annual School and further expands and develops the information available.
  • The Annual School Context edition produces a record of the School highlighting its key points for those unable to attend or interested in the subject both now and in the future.
  • IHBC supports its volunteers to contribute to the development of the School
  • The Gus Astley Student Awards are presented for an outstanding item of taught-coursework as part of either under-graduate or post-graduate courses in Historic Environment Conservation. The awards are presented at the Annual School with up to 6 students funded to attend the School.
  • The IHBC Marsh Awards are for Community Contribution (Retired Member) to celebrate the contribution of a retired IHBC member to the community and the IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills. The awards are presented at the Annual School.

See more on the School sponsors and supporters 

For more on Historic England see historicengland.org.uk 

View information on the 2017 Annual School book by following the links at manchester2017.ihbc.org.uk

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