Digital transfer training

This course is suitable for Departmental Records Officers (DROs), records managers and IT managers. It provides a high-level overview of the digital transfer process, including practical exercises.

We recommend attendance once a department has selected digital records and are preparing them for transfer to The National Archives. If your department is not currently due to transfer under the Public Records Act we are happy to receive early transfers of digital records.

What this course covers

Morning session (10:00 to 12:30):

  • overview of digital appraisal, selection and sensitivity review
  • key steps
  • introduction to main tools currently used in the digital transfer process
  • practical exercises.

Afternoon session (13:15 to 15:30):

  • overview of transfer, ingest and accession of born-digital records
  • practical exercises
  • ‘Digital Transfer surgery’ to discuss questions specific to your organisation.


One day.


Free of charge.


The National Archives, Kew. Free parking is available in The National Archives’ public car park.


We are currently reviewing our training offer for next calendar year. If you are interested in attending the session or have any questions around the transfer of digital records then please email us at