Training opportunities

CIfA training courses and workshops

CIfA provides a number of training and CPD opportunities for members and non members covering all aspects of archaeology and the historic environment. Many of these day workshops and courses are run by our Special Interest and Area groups, and are held around the UK. Courses range in both price and format, and are often free for members or offered at a reduced price. Forthcoming courses are listed below.

CIfA also works with partner providers, to offer approved training courses for members and the wider sector. You can find out more about forthcoming courses below.

Each year CIfA runs a three-day conference and training event which includes a number of CPD training workshops in the programme, as well as lots of opportunities for learning from discussion sessions and seminars. You can find further details and the link to our conference webpages below.

If you would be interested in running a training workshop, or would like to see one which covers a particular area, please get in touch with Lianne Birney at lianne.birney [at]

Forthcoming CIfA courses

Most of our training workshops can be booked through Eventbrite. Please go our Eventbrite profile to see and book any forthcoming courses.

CIfA Area and Special Interest Groups

Please see individual group's pages or the events calendar for forthcoming events and workshops

CIfA Conference and training event

Every year CIfA hosts a Conference and training event, which includes a range of seminars and workshops. Our next conference will take place on the 19-21 April 2017, in Newcastle.

CIfA endorsed training courses

CIfA are keen to work with training providers to highlight training courses which meet the needs of our members and the wider sector. We also include relevant forthcoming training events in our monthly eBulletin, which are circulated to all members around the middle of each month. If you would like to include your event in the bulletin, please contact admin [at]

Building on the wide range of professional short courses provided by institutions on behalf of the Archaeology Training Forum, CIfA are also happy to recommend courses which meet our CPD guidance. To find out more about how you can gain CIfA approval of CPD courses, please get in touch with Kate Geary (kate.geary [at]

22 July 2016 - Introduction to QGIS for Desk Based Research. The cost is £150 including lunch and refreshments.

24 June & 18 August 2016 - Making the most of Lidar. The cost is £150 including lunch and refreshments.

For more information and to book your place please visit our website

Other training courses

Some institutions also provide opportunities for those in work to access training and postgraduate courses in archaeology and heritage management via online or part time courses.

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446
admin [at]