• Specialist colleges and societies

    Boat Building Academy

    Based in Dorset, the academy offers various courses in traditional boat building, leading to a level three City & Guilds qualification. Phone 01297 445 545 or visit www.boatbuildingacademy.com

    Cambrica Upholstery and Furniture Restoration Courses

    From learning the trade through to assistance and preparation for running your own business. The courses are run by industry professionals and approved by the Guild of Master Craftsmen. Visit www.cambricainteriors.co.uk

    The Camelia Botnar Foundation

    A charitable foundation set up to help and educate under-21-year-olds with special needs, in order to develop their physical and mental capabilities for a better life and as members of society. Phone 01403 864556 or visitwww.cameliabotnar.com

    Capel Manor College

    Specialising in horse studies and animal care, as well as horticulture and landscaping. Phone 08456 122122 or visitwww.capel.ac.uk

    Chichester College

    Offers a broad spectrum of BTEC, GNVQ, NVQ and assorted trade skill courses. Phone 01243 786321 or visitwww.chichester.ac.uk

    Falmouth Marine School

    Specially designed boat building courses resembling a real working environment. Students are expected to build their own Cornish lugger and launch it within the first year! Phone 01326 310 310 or visit www.cornwall.ac.uk

    Guildford College (Merrist Wood Campus)

    Offers courses in Animal Care, Arboriculture, Countryside Management, Equine Studies, Floristry, Garden Design, Golf Studies, Sports Turf, Horticulture and Landscaping. Phone 01483 884000 or visit www.merristwood.ac.uk

    International Boat Building Training College

    Based in Suffolk the college offers a full-time one year practical boat building course. Phone 01502 569 663 or visitwww.ibtc.co.uk

    London College of Fashion

    Courses ranging from fashion design and technology, management and marketing to communication, promotion and image creation. Phone 0207 514 7563/7344 or visit www.fashion.arts.ac.uk

    The National Heritage Training Group (NHTG)

    Provides help and assistance with all aspects of recruiting, training and qualifying the UK’s construction workforce in traditional building skills. Phone 0115 975 1880 or visitwww.nhtg.org.uk

    Pembrokeshire College

    Providing online courses and practical workshops with fully qualified and experienced tutors. Including boat building, welding, brickwork and carpentry. Phone 01437 753148 or visitwww.pembrokeshire.ac.uk

    Portsmouth Highbury College

    One of the largest providers of apprenticeships in Hampshire and the South East. Full and part-time courses in a range of subjects for school leavers, adults and businesses. Phone 01622 252650 or visit www.highbury.ac.uk

    SHE Management (UK) Ltd

    Based in Kent, this Health, Safety & Environmental management company run NEBOSH courses in Occupational H&S and Fire Safety, and CITB Site Safety courses. Call 01634 261735 or visit www.shemanagement.com

    The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

    Specialist vocational courses for professionals & homeowners. Call 0207 377 1644 or visitwww.spab.org.uk

    Southampton City College

    Offers a broad spectrum of BTEC, GNVQ, NVQ and assorted trade skill courses. Phone 02380 484 848 or visitwww.southampton-city.ac.uk

    Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

    Offer courses throughout the year in traditional artisan crafts and skills. Call 01243 811 363 or visit www.wealddown.co.uk

    West Dean College

    Specialist courses in visual arts, applied arts, conservation, clock, crafts, photography, metalwork, music, gardening, garden design and tapestry. Visitwww.westdean.org.uk