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‘The Heritage Skills Passport has allowed me to build up a large portfolio, giving me a manual to refer back to throughout my career. It contains detailed information on all the modules I have completed.’

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Managing Historic Gardens Heritage Skills Passport

For this qualification, and to ensure consistency across the National Trust with the other Heritage Skills Passports, the qualification was designed based on one used by the Trust’s Academy gardeners, and adapted by Stan Lester, for the year 3 Managing Historic Gardens’ Heritage Skills Passport.

This was developed further when the Heritage Lottery Fund wanted more historic context to the Passport, and this was updated for the 6th cohort.

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