Courses and workshops in the historic environment

Short courses providing training in key skills

Our programme of courses in the historic environment offer expert tuition for professionals whose work involves fieldwork, planning, management, curation and research, and also for members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings. 

Upcoming courses

Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance
Wed 5 - Fri 7 Jul 2023 | Rewley House, Oxford

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Expert tuition for professionals

Our courses:

  • have been developed with leading heritage practices
  • provide training in key archaeological skills firmly grounded in everyday professional working experience
  • engage with some of the most complex issues in the sector.

Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education has been the leading provider of continuing professional development training for the heritage sector for over 30 years.

Many of our courses are linked to the National Occupational Standards for the sector and are endorsed by CifA, the IHBC, FAME and the Archaeology Training Forum for continuous professional development. 

Class sizes kept small to maximise interaction between you, your classmates and tutor.

Directors of Studies

Prof David Griffiths, Director of Studies, Archaeology.

Dr David Lewis, Director of Studies, Historic Environment.

Course fees

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. Please email the Programme Administrator:

Upcoming courses

Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 05 May 2021 – 06 May 2021
  • 10.00 - 12.30
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Tue 08 Jun 2021 – 09 Jun 2021
  • 10.00 - 12.30
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Thu 24 Jun 2021
  • 9.50am-12noon
Short intensive • Short courses
  • Tue 30 Nov 2021 – 02 Dec 2021
  • 3 meetings
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 04 May 2022 – 05 May 2022
  • 8.30am Weds - 5.00pm Thurs