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] archaeologists.net.
Most of our training workshops can be booked through Eventbrite. Please go our Eventbrite profile to see and book any forthcoming courses.
In 2014, CIfA revised its Standards and guidance for excavation, field evaluation and watching briefs to include updated guidance on briefs, specifications and WSIs. The revised guidance advises that WSIs should include clear statements on the research aims of the project, public benefit, community engagement and dissemination of results. Working with ALGAO England, we will be holding a series of four training workshops in September and October to highlight the revised guidance and support its implementation. You can find more information here about the workshops, including dates and locations and how to book.
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 is 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] archaeologists.net.
Building on the wide range of professional short courses provided by institutions on behalf of the Archaeology Training Forum, CIfA is also happy to recommend courses which meet our CPD guidance. To find out more about how you can gain CIfA endorsement of CPD courses, please see our criteria for endorsement.
Courses are offered at the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire. This year's courses have now finished but look out for more next year. You can also find details on our weekly Jobs Information Service and Training bulletin (JIST).
Further courses can be found at Oxford University OUDCE programme of courses and workshops in the historic environment 2015/16
PTS Consultancy in collaboration with Air Photo Services, Swindon are offering these two courses below in 2016:
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 http://www.pushingthesensors.com/training/
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.