The Diggers’ Forum is currently conducting an online survey into CPD and training in commercial archaeology in the UK. The survey is primarily designed for fieldworkers, however we would also be interested in responses from any archaeologists working in UK commercial archaeology.
Training and professional development are crucial for all archaeologists, and this survey will tell us about both the provision and experience of training, and Continuous Professional Development for archaeologists. We intend to build a picture of training and CPD provision in commercial archaeology, to identify what is provided, what is working, what is not working and develop ways to make the situation better for all archaeologists.
The survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/Diggersforumtrainingsurvey, and asks a series of detailed questions about you and your experience of training and CPD. No questions are compulsory. If you have a diary or CPD log that may help with answering the questions. The survey should take between 15 and 45 minutes depending on how much you would like to tell us about your experiences and thoughts. There are numerous opportunities to add your own comments and we would encourage you to do so. A paper version is available from the IfA at admin [at] archaeologists.net.
The survey will be open until Sunday 31 March. A report will be written and published by the Diggers’ Forum. We will not identify anyone who participates in the survey, although we will publish comments.
Please feel free to circulate the survey, and please encourage friends and colleagues to fill it out.