The AABC Apprenticeship Scheme offers mentoring support from an existing AABC Member to Part II graduates or architects who wish to become accredited but have not yet reached accreditation standard. The purpose of mentoring is to provide guidance on how to become accredited, rather than a course of conservation skills. Successful apprenticeship is predicated on the ability of the apprentice to obtain appropriate project experience, skills and understanding through employment and study, so that these can in due course be demonstrated in a formal application for admission to the Register. Prospective apprentices must have developed a basic knowledge of conservation philosophy and techniques through their own learning and through detailed involvement in at least one building conservation project.
There is an annual fee of £25 and further information can be found in our Guidance Notes for AABC Apprenticeship Applicants, which is available for download along with our Application Form and other documentation via this website in both Word and Adobe Acrobat format. You will find the forms on the application page by clicking here.
You may also receive the form and accompanying documentation by post (please use our Contact Page).
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