Training opportunities

Training courses, workshops and events

CIfA Approved Training & CPD logo
We offer a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training across all learning levels, held around the UK in person and digitally, and many of these are CIfA Approved. 'CIfA Approved Training & CPD' is our brand name for training and CPD approved by us. It is a quality mark bearing the yellow logo above, which means it has been assessed against a set of learning criteria.

A range of other organisations have CIfA Approved training & CPD, which includes CPD courses, field schools and excavation training, Registered Organisations in-house employee training and Historic England courses. These are listed on our weekly Jobs Information Service and Training (JIST) bulletin, free to CIfA members, alongside up to date job adverts.

CIfA Approved CPD and Training - guide for learners

Types of training and professional development CIfA offer:

CIfA Approved training

  • Dendrochronology for Nautical Archaeology
    21-23 March 2023. Sandwich, Kent.
    This is a CIfA accredited course for heritage practitioners to get a practical introduction to the application of dendrochronology in the marine environment. Participants will learn to effectively select timbers suitable for tree-ring dating, and to optimise the precision of results through targeted sampling of each timber. The knowledge and skills gained on this course will allow for appropriate sampling strategies to meet key project goals in marine and waterlogged heritage environments. This residential course will contribute 15 hours to CIfA CPD.

  • An Introduction to Paleoradiography - Online short course

  • Marine Heritage Crime Training A new course is being run by MSDS Marine on 28 March 2023.

  • OASIS training courses have been developed by MSDS Marine and Ashtree Heritage for Historic England. There are more details here

  • MOLA have announced their first CIfA Approved Traineeships - more details here:
    Early Careers | MOLA

External CPD, training or courses (not CIfA Approved)