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Interested in adding to your CPD? We have a great workshop that will introduce you to professional Standards and guidance and why these are important for your career in archaeology.

Workshop information
CIfA has developed a range of Standards and good practice guidance documents that are binding on all accredited members and Registered Organisations to ensure that members work to high ethical and professional standards. These are referred to and utilised throughout the sector and, as such, knowledge, and familiarity of them is incredibly important when working in archaeology.

But if you are new to the profession or looking to enter the profession, where do you start?

This CPD workshop will introduce the suite of CIfA Standard and guidance documents, highlighting their importance to the profession and providing an opportunity to discuss example scenarios. The latter will help to demonstrate how the Standards and guidance should be incorporated into the work you are already undertaking or will be undertaking as you pursue a career in archaeology.


Workshop audience
The workshop is aimed at students and early career or career change archaeologists and historic environment practitioners across the historic environment sector.


Workshop presenters

  • Jen Parker Wooding, CIfA
    Jen supports the management, review and implementation of the Institute’s professional practice initiatives and standards and collaborates with CIfA and sector colleagues to help support the development and delivery of good practice guidance for practitioners across the historic environment sector.


  • Anna Welch, CIfA
    Anna heads CIfA's approved training and CPD, and accredited degree programme schemes. She also supports cross-sector industry and training groups, promotes training opportunities, and develops career resources.


Workshop timetable

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 2-4pm

2:00 – 2:10

Welcome and introductions

2:10 – 2:40pm

Professionalism in archaeology – what are Standards and guidance and why do you need them?

2:40 – 2:50pm

Discussion and questions

2:50 – 3:00pm

Comfort break

3:00 – 3:50pm

Standards and guidance scenarios – when and how will you use them?

3:50 – 4:00pm

Summing up and close


Learning outcomes
After attending the course, delegates will be able to

  1. understand better the work CIfA undertakes and the role the Institute plays in promoting professional and ethical archaeological practice
  2. understand what it means to work as part of a profession, accreditation and working to Standards and guidance
  3. understand what a Standard is and the range of guidance that supports it
  4. understand what CIfA looks for in terms of compliance with Standards and guidance and how this is monitored
  5. better appreciate the different types of Standard and guidance documentation available for use and how they apply to professional archaeological practice
  6. gain a better appreciation of the issues that may make compliance problematic and how to address them


National Occupational Standards
The identified workshop learning outcomes both support and contribute to the performance and knowledge requirements of several of the National Occupational Standards for archaeological practice. These are outlined below:

The learning outcomes of this workshop supports the Knowledge requirements for:

CCSCH33 Work effectively in the cultural heritage sector (

The learning outcomes of this workshop contributes to the Performance and Knowledge requirements for:

CCSAPAJ1 Maintain compliance with archaeological requirements (

Additional information
The event start/end times indicated below are for Greenwich Meantime (GMT). This is a web based presentation conducted via Zoom. Links will be sent to registered attendees the morning of the event. 

Contact us
If you have any questions at all or require any assistance in registering or accessing this event, please contact the CIfA Events team:


July 5th, 2023 2:00 PM (BST/UTC+1)   to   4:00 PM (BST/UTC+1)
Student £ 3.00
CIfA member £ 5.00
Non-member, non-student £ 10.00

Student £ 3.00
CIfA member £ 5.00
Non-member, non-student £ 10.00