Cultural heritage workshops

Short courses providing training in key skills

Our programme of courses and workshops offers expert training for professionals in the historic environment, archaeology, museums and heritage sectors. We provide interdisciplinary CPD covering planning and design, project management, curation and research including cutting-edge scientific techniques, tailored towards current developments in policy and legal frameworks. 

Please note: This professional course programme, which has now been running successfully for over 40 years, was previously known as 'Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment'. Its profile has recently been updated to embrace a broader definition of cultural heritage.

Expert tuition for professionals

Our courses:

  • Have been developed with leading heritage practices.
  • Are delivered by experts in their field.
  • Make cutting-edge research at Oxford and other leading institutions relevant to practical needs.
  • Provide training in key archaeological, historic buildings, planning and conservation skills and insights, firmly grounded in everyday professional working experience.
  • Are widening in scope to include UK and international themes in cultural heritage.

Our courses offer training and networking opportunities for professionals and aspiring professionals and are linked to National Occupational Standards for the sector. The certificates we issue to participants are valid as CPD documentation and may be used for evidencing career progression such as in membership applications to CIfA (for archaeologists) or IHBC (for historic building specialists).

Programme Director

Dr Martin Michette 

Course fees

Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. For more information, please email:

Upcoming courses

Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 24 Jun 2024
  • 1 meetings
  • 9:00am – 4:30pm
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 03 Jul 2024 – 05 Jul 2024
  • 3 meetings
  • 09.15 Wed - 16.45 Fri
Short intensive • Short courses
  • Tue 28 Nov 2023 – 30 Nov 2023
  • 3 meetings
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Tue 13 Feb 2024
  • 1 meetings
  • 09:45-16:00
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Thu 22 Feb 2024
  • 2 meetings
  • 09:00- 16:30