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Training opportunities

IfA training courses and workshops

IfA 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.

IfA also works with partner providers, to offer approved training courses for members and the wider sector. You can find out more about forthcoming courses on the dedicated CPD and training courses webpages.

Each year IfA 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@archaeologists.net.

Forthcoming IfA courses

IfA Area and Special Interest Groups

  • IfA Scottish Group: Open Source GIS workshop - Saturday 29 March
    Cathy MacIver of Northlight Heritage will run a day workshop introducing archaeologists to QGIS. QGIS is an open source, free, multiplatform software allowing the creation, manipulation and analysis of mapping and spacial data.

  • IfA Archaeological Archives Group: Good practice in Archiving - Various dates and locations, see webpage

IfA Conference and training event

Every year IfA hosts a Conference and training event, which includes a range of seminars and workshops. Our next conference will take place on the 9 - 11 April 2014, in Glasgow. You can find out more about the next conference on the conference pages.

IfA endorsed training courses

IfA 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@archaeologists.net.

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

In addition to the well established programme at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, courses are also offered at the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire.

For further details of the courses available, please see the following

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.

Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building
University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AB

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