There are considerable numbers of local authority staff from non-heritage professions such as planners and development control officers whose work affects the management of heritage. With the heritage sector facing considerable economic pressures it is important that awareness of heritage issues is developed amongst this group and that free training is provided to ensure they understand the implications of these issues and who they can work with to ensure that heritage is effectively managed. The Historic England Commission has emphasised the importance of increasing awareness of heritage issues amongst those making planning decisions at a high-level.
This three year project will be delivered in two lots which comprise
1. an annual programme of training courses, and
2. a range of online training resources.
Both lots are aimed at developing the knowledge and skills of non-heritage professionals, or career entry heritage professionals in local authorities, on heritage policy, legislation and management.
A successful project will deliver over the 3-year period, in lot 1 at least 1 400 free training places to the sector, and 230 places for Historic England staff and in Lot 2 at least 10 online training resources in varied mediums.