Being able to use archives and original documents is a key aspect of academic research across a number of disciplines, but it can seem like a daunting and time-consuming task.
The National Archives runs a programme called postgraduate archival skills training (PAST) to help you get started in the archives and gain the skills and knowledge needed to take your research further.
All sessions are delivered by our records specialists and are based on working with original documents from our collections.
The PAST training programme consists of three core levels:
- Introduction to archival research days
- Skills and Methodology workshops
- Records workshops
Explore the sessions below to find out more about each level and to see, and book, upcoming dates.
Watch an introduction to PAST
If you have further questions about the PAST programme, please email email@example.com. If you'd like to receive information about upcoming PAST sessions through our research newsletter, email firstname.lastname@example.org.