CIfA champions professionalism in archaeology. Our overall goal is for clients to engage only professionals with the necessary skills to carry out archaeological services. To achieve this it is critical that our members engage with professional development.
For CIfA members the professional development pathway includes:
• continuing Professional Development (CPD)
• training opportunities
• Historic Environment Placements (HEPs)
• NVQ Qualification in Archaeological Practice
• National Occupational Standards (NOS) for archaeologists
CIfA produces a good practice guide for professional development for Registered Organisations (ROs) and others who employ archaeologists. You can find information on short courses and other training opportunities that may be useful. It includes a set of definitions to aid understanding, ideas for developing training and professional development plans for evaluating success, together with a list of resources. Our training toolkit can support early career development for archaeologists in your Registered Organisations or other business.
The Archaeology Training Forum represents organisations with an interest in training and professional development in archaeology, including CIfA. ATF reviews the provision of training in archaeology and coordinates future strategies to meet the profession’s training needs.