Welcome to CIfA's e-learning portal. Here we provide online learning courses to help you develop your knowledge and understanding regarding heritage and the historic environment.

Log in to view your own personal e-learning account below. This will tell you what courses are available, what courses you have completed and let you generate certificates for those completed courses.

Our current courses are

  • Professionalism in historic environment practice, an introduction - this module will test your understanding of what it means to be in professional practice in any job related to the historic environment. Its is relevant to you if you sell professional skills to others; are building your career; wonder why we have a professional institute; care about doing the right thing. Duration: 15-20 minutes (free for CIfA members; £5 for non-members)

  • Making sense of the planning system: An introduction for CIfA members - this module relates professional standards to the planning system, examining where archaeologists fit in in the current and evolving system. It is relevant to you if you work in development-led archaeology, need an introduction or a refresher on the planning system, or would like some more detailed background to how the system works and why it exists. Duration: 20-25 minutes (free for CIfA members; £5 for non-members)

  • Planning your career: understanding Personal Development Plans and Continuing Professional Development - having an outline plan for your career development is important for any professional archaeologist. This e-guidance module will help you understand how to set out your Personal Development Plan and identify relevant Continuing Professional Development to support this. Duration: 10-15 minutes (free for CIfA members; £5 for non-members)

  • Everyday ethics: an introduction to professional ethics and developing your ethical knowledge - as archaeologists, we make daily ethical decisions. This module gives you an introduction to professional ethics and explains how the CIfA Code of conduct, standards and guidance help us to avoid acting unethically. It also gives some tips on how to develop your ethical knowledge and sets out a series of everyday ethical scenarios you might encounter and asks you to consider how you might react. You can go through the case studies on your own but it might also be beneficial to discuss them with your colleagues. Duration: 20-25 minutes (free for CIfA members; £5 for non-members)

We will add new courses in the future - check social media and your CIfA email bulletins for news of new course launches.

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For non-members
If you are not a member of CIfA but would like to take one of the e-learning modules (costs set out above), you can complete payment below and you will be sent details of your temporary log in

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