Welcome to UnderstandingConservation.org
Practitioner support for building conservation accreditation.
The aim of this site is to offer assistance and guidance to practitioners who are presenting their experience to various professional institutes to gain accreditation of building conservation skills. It is not a course nor does it provide an easy route to accreditation, what it does seek to achieve is to influence your way of thinking and provide you with a self-assessment regime that will assist you in compiling an appropriate body of evidence to demonstrate your accrued knowledge across a range of projects.
It is structured around five skill sets equivalent to the five units contained within this support material.
1. Cultural significance
These skill sets are based on and condensed from abilities a to n adopted in the ICOMOS Education and Training Guidelines: skills considered essential in order to operate as a conservation practitioner. The ICOMOS Guidelines are internationally recognised and form the basis of most conservation training courses. The way in which these units cover the ICOMOS Guidelines can be viewed here: ICOMOS guidelines
We hope the site will help you reflect on your experience in building conservation in a way that will be useful in preparing your application for accreditation.
Click HERE for a background to the site.