The DSWA has a pool of current Master Craftsman certificate holders who are appointed as Examiners for the Craftsman Certification Scheme and who assess candidates at organised test days.  Applications to be an Examiner are agreed by the DSWA Craft Skills Group and should be submitted in writing to the DSWA office.  Examiners are also approved by Lantra Awards.  An assessment course is held for Examiners, who are required to attend the course on a regular basis in order to ensure their skills are kept up to date and marking is carried out as fairly as possible and to the same standard throughout the country.  A list of current Examiners is produced annually, available here.

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Monday, March 5th 2018

National Training Bursary Project

Applications are now invited for the new National Training Bursary Project.  Full details and an aplication form are available from the Bursary Project page under the Training section. Full Story...
Friday, November 24th 2017

New Educational Resources

We now have a range of educational resources, freely available to download from the Education pages.  There is also a Photographic Archive for the north west so do take a look and let us know wha... Full Story...
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The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA) is a registered charity, number 289678