Courses and workshops in the historic environment


Short practical courses from one to three days

Expert tuition for members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings, and for professionals whose work involves fieldwork, planning, management, curation and research.

Our courses

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

Our new programme for 2016-17 is shown below.


Most courses are taught at Rewley House, a comfortable and friendly environment with full residential and catering facilities. Meals and accommodation are usually available as extras when booking these courses.

What our students say

Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings 6-8 April 2016

Overall this was an excellent course which I thoroughly enjoyed, and from which I learned a tremendous amount. I'll be happy to recommend to colleagues and professionals with whom I work.

Assessing Archaeological Significance 25 February 2016

Excellent course - focusses the mind on where true importance and value/insight can be gained from assets with purely archaeological interest only

Law and the Historic Environment 11 March 2016

Excellent course, content was largely relevant to my job as a conservation officer. Lecturers were very fluent and engaging. The informal style of presentation was much appreciated

Upcoming courses