Most of the stonemasonry courses and building conservation courses we offer are listed below. If you have any further queries then please contact us or visit the College website.

If you want to pursue a career in stonemasonry or building conservation we have courses ranging from the Diploma Level 2 to the accredited Advanced NVQ Level 3 and the Foundation Degree in Applied Architectural Stonework and Conservation. If you want to undertake private commissions or simply work stone for pleasure there are also leisure courses on offer throughout the year.

All stonemasonry courses and building conservation courses are taught at the Dorset Skills Centre and can be tailored to suit individual training needs with various attendance patterns.



Weymouth College Stonemasonry and Building Conservation Courses

Stonemasonry Diploma Level 2

Level 2, 2 Years, Sept 2015, Full-Time

Stonemasonry Diploma Level 3 

Level 3, 1 Year, Sept 2015, Full-Time

Stonemasonry NVQ Level 3

Level 3, 1 Year, Flexible, Part-Time

Stonemasonry NVQ Level 2

Level 2, 2 Years, Flexible, Part-Time

These courses contain practical masonry skills on a variety of stones, using different techniques, stonemasonry theory, geometry and practical drawing along with setting out and template making. If you are currently pursued in the industry you may be able to pursue the NVQ qualifications on a Block release and produce a portfolio of evidence of your achievements.


Building conservation
Kingston University and Weymouth College Applied Architectural Stonework & Conservation FdSc



Applied Architectural Stonework & Conservation Foundation Degree

Level 5, 2 Years, Sept 2015, Full-Time

This course provides a broad foundation in architectural stone carving, masonry and letter cutting, together with conservation, sculpture and restoration, enabling you to acquire the skills and knowledge associated with this specialist area.

If you wish to continue your studies to a third year, you will be eligible to apply for progression onto the final year of the Historic Building Conservation BSc(Hons) taught at Kingston University.


Leisure courses

Evening leisure courses

No previous experience required, 6 weeks

This course is intended to give you the skills and knowledge to be able to produce good quality architectural carvings in stone.