Courses and workshops in the historic environment (cultural heritage)

Short courses providing training in key skills

Our programme of courses and workshops offers 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, historic buildings, and/or wider themes in UK and international cultural heritage. 

Upcoming 2023 short courses

Public Inquiry Workshop (Oxford, Tue 28 - Thu 30 Nov 2023)

2024 short courses

Our 2024 programme of short courses and workshops will be announced later in the year. To be notified when, sign up to receive email updates.

Expert tuition for professionals

Our courses:

  • have been developed with leading heritage practices.
  • provide training in key archaeological, historic buildings, planning and conservation skills and insights, firmly grounded in everyday professional working experience.
  • engage with some of the most complex issues in the sector.
  • will widen in scope as we develop the programme further, to include UK and international themes in Cultural Heritage.

Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education has been the leading provider of continuing professional development training for the heritage sector for over 40 years.

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

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

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:

Directors of Studies

Upcoming courses

Short intensive • Short courses
  • Tue 28 Nov 2023 – 30 Nov 2023
  • 3 meetings
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Tue 27 Sep 2022 – 28 Sep 2022
  • 2 meetings
  • 8.30am Tues - 5.00pm Wed
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Mon 13 Mar 2023 – 15 Mar 2023
  • 3 meetings
  • 08:30 Monday - 17:00 Wednesday
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Fri 24 Mar 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 08:45 - 16:30
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 29 Mar 2023 – 31 Mar 2023
  • 3 meetings
  • 9.00am Weds - 5.00pm Fri