Getting started in archaeology

Here are some useful links and resources to help you get started in archaeology as a career. If you need any help or advice please get in touch at admin [at]

Membership and professional accreditation

  • Student/Affiliate membership of CIfA - joining the Institute is a good way to find out about more and keep up to date with training and networking opportunities

  • Professional pathways - provides structured resources to support Student and Affiliate members to upgrade and new applicants to apply to Practitioner (PCIfA).

  • Becoming a professional - article explaining how to become a professional archaeologist

Qualifications and training

Resources and support