Archaeology Training Forum (ATF)
The Archaeology Training Forum (ATF) is a delegate body representing organisations with an interest in training and career development in archaeology. IfA is a member organisation. It was constituted in 1998 to review the provision of training in archaeology and to co-ordinate future strategies to meet the profession’s training needs.
The Forum exists to
- keep current training provision by member bodies and others under review
- ensure that funding for training from whatever source is distributed according to need, within a framework of priorities
- align existing and proposed training sessions and units into a series of programmes accessible to all members of the profession and to interested amateurs
- validate training units and integrate them within a widely accepted professional career structure
The Forum promotes solutions to current training issues in the profession, and to ensure that future needs are met. To do so it works with academic and professional partners to promote a range of training to meet the needs to the profession, and coordinate strategies to fill any perceived gaps.