MA Heritage Conservation - Level 7 Cultural Heritage Conservator Apprenticeship

The MA Heritage Conservation provides an opportunity to combine paid work with hands-on conservation experience and academic teaching.  The course starts in January 2021, with entry points in January and September. Candidates should apply through conservation employers. The University works with employers to select suitable candidates; this may be an existing member of staff or a new employee recruited specifically as an apprentice.

The Conservator apprenticeship offers a combination of work-based learning and academic study over 5 years.

  • The University of Lincoln is the only provider delivering the MA Heritage Conservation, the academic part of the apprenticeship qualification.
  • Apprentices will spend 80 per cent of their time with their employer, and 20 percent at the University, or on course related activities.
  • Employers select candidates, in discussion with the University of Lincoln. Course fees are paid through the Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
  • It will typically take 4.5 years for the academic part (MA) of the qualification, and a further 6 months preparing for the apprenticeship end point assessment, administered by the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
  • The apprenticeship creates a new route for those with no prior conservation knowledge to enter the profession.
  • Applicants with conservation qualifications or experience may be considered for a shorter pathway.

For more information please contact:
Dr Cathy Daly -
Dr Lynda Skipper -