In 2009, CIfA achieved their goal of establishing an Assessment Centre to offer archaeologists in the UK the NVQ in Archaeological Practice. Although CIfA is subsidising the set up of the centre, within 5 years the Centre will be self funded, and able to rely on a network of trained assessors based in archaeological practices throughout the UK.
The Qualification in Archaeological Practice is a vocational qualification developed by the Archaeology Training Forum and approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. It is awarded by Education Development International (EDI) which is also the awarding body for Cultural Heritage NVQs in the museums sector.
For more information, go to our NVQ page.