QEST offers scholarships of up to £18,000 for the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople. We want to sustain vital skills in traditional and contemporary crafts and contribute to excellence in the British craft industry.


QEST offers funding of up to £12,000 towards an apprentice’s salary, spread over an apprenticeship of up to three years. QEST apprentices have trained in glassblowing, pottery, beekeeping, shoemaking and more.

building arts PROGRAMME

A collaboration between The Prince’s Foundation and QEST, this 9-month programme is aimed at students or practitioners whose practice or trade informs our built environment. It focuses on the interdisciplinary nature of architecture, building crafts and the decorative and applied arts.