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:

Note: The Setting of Heritage Assets and Places, due to take place 4 - 5 May 2022, has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible.

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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.

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

Weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Mon 20 Jun 2022
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
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