Conservators and restorers represent a small occupational group in the process of professionalising. A recent project has seen agreement on a practice-based system as the primary route to professional accreditation. This system draws on some of the principles established through UK occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications, while incorporating modifications to aid clarity, improve the ease and rigour of assessment, and reflect intelligent, reflective practice.
The PACR training shall provide the skills on what grounds professional practitioners are accredited, and how occupational standards can be applied and assessed in a professional context
The PACR (Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers) course shall provide the skills for professionalization in a small, specialised and fragmented occupation assessing practice and understanding in the workplace. Thus drawing on the occupational (competence) standards which have been developed in the UK during the 1980s and 1990s, and incorporates similar assessment principles to those underpinning National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs).
After successful completion of this course you would be able to :
- Practical exam training
- Explanation through case studies
- Solving previous years exam questions
- Interact with fellow students and the instructor, who is on hand to give advice and promptly respond to questions in the discussion forums.
The course on professional accreditation of conservator restorers (PACR) is implied for:
- Conservation professionals who can demonstrate a level of proficiency in the profession of conservation of cultural heritage
- Individual conservators working in institutional or other employment or in private practice