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

Short Course in Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Chronological Analysis
Mon 13 - Wed 15 Mar 2023 | Attend online or at the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford

Under the Microscope: Scientific Applications in Developer-Funded Archaeology
Fri 24 Mar 2023 | Rewley House, Oxford

Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings​
Wed 29 - Fri 31 Mar 2023 | Rewley House, Oxford

Design Coding for the English Street
Thu 20 - Fri 21 Apr 2023 | Attend online or at Rewley House, Oxford

Harm in the Historic Environment
Thu 4 May 2023 | Attend online or at Rewley House, Oxford

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: professional.arch@conted.ox.ac.uk


Upcoming courses

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
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Thu 20 Apr 2023 – 21 Apr 2023
  • 2 meetings
  • 09:00 Thurs - 16:30 Fri
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Thu 04 May 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 09:45-16:00