Archaeology Training Forum (ATF)

The Archaeology Training Forum (ATF) represents organisations with an interest in training and career development in archaeology. CIfA is a member organisation.

The forum

  • reviews training provision by member bodies
  • distributes funding for training according to need and within a framework of priorities
  • aligns training sessions into a series of accessible programmes
  • validates training sessions and integrates them in a widely accepted professional career structure
  • promotes training in the profession to ensure future needs are met
  • works with academic and professional partners

ATF Training award

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. It is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the UK, whether paid or voluntary. This year, ATF will be presenting two Awards, one aimed at organisations and a new award aimed at individuals to recognise individual archaeologists who have made an extraordinary contribution either to their own training and development or through their support for the training of others.

Further information

2014 ATF training award (

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