Cornwall - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - course available

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Monuments Matter to People - launched March 2021


In March Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) launched Monuments Matter to People, an exciting new project which will offer 40 residents of Torpoint, Saltash and Liskeard the opportunity to join a free, varied educational programme at Maker Heights, in the Rame Head section of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The course will run every Wednesday for two years and will offer participants the chance to complete up to 48 weeks of learning in English, Maths and IT. The project will also give participants a chance to gain heritage skills and will contribute to the vital task of protecting and maintaining the Scheduled Monuments of Maker Heights.

This course will give participants the chance to be involved in conserving Cornish landscapes, all while:

  • Gaining education, training and life skills

  • Improving health and wellbeing

  • Making long-lasting connections to people and places

Monuments Matter forms part of the Cornwall AONB’s wider Monumental Improvement project which is aiming to help stabilise 40 scheduled monuments selected which are sites of national archaeological importance.  Find out more about the project here.


  • Adult Education

  • Rame Conservation Trust

  • Samaritans

  • Cornwall Archaeological Unit


This project is being funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), with the support of Community Led Local Development.

This project is also supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in connection with the AONB’s Monumental Improvement project.



Location: Maker Heights, Rame Head, PL10 1LA

Course start date: March 2021

The course will provide:

  • Educational skills in English, Maths and IT with the option to gain a qualification

  • Conservation training with a qualified archaeologist

  • Workshops from the Sarmatians on mental health and wellbeing and improving listening skills

  • Opportunities to help preserve historic scheduled monuments

  • Knowledge of your local AONB

Participants are welcome to join the course for up to 48 weeks and there will be several intakes throughout the next two years.

Please note that this course will be run in line with government Coronavirus restrictions to ensure the safety of all participants and course leaders and PPE will be available. Start dates may be delayed in line with government restrictions.   


To be eligible for a place on this course, you must be:

  • Aged 18 or above

  • Currently unemployed or inactive

  • Have the Right to Work in the UK

  • Live in one of these key catchment postcodes in Torpoint, Saltash or Liskeard:

    Core - PL112AG, PL131, PL144, PL143, PL143, PL126BH

    Functional - PL112DZ, PL112PU, PL112NU, PL112EX,



To find out more information about the course, or to sign up, please contact a member of the project team by emailing MMadmin@cornwall-AONB.gov.uk.