Training and events

The National Archives is currently closed due to Covid-19 and all events have been cancelled until 30 June. Our e-learning is unaffected by the closure. For the lastest news, please visit our coronavirus update webpage. 

We offer training to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector. Our training sessions are relevant from both an organisational and individual perspective. Please email us if you would like more information about any of our sessions.

Most of our training sessions are free, and bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you’re unable to cover the cost of travelling to one of our events, please get in touch and we’d be happy to discuss this.

We have a limited number of spaces available at each session. Because of this, please only book if you are able to attend, and contact us if you can no longer attend.

Fundraising for Archives: e-learning course

Participate in Fundraising for Archives training wherever you are in the UK through our e-learning programme.

Twitter chat: historians and archivists in conversation

Thursday 9 July at 2pm on Twitter
We have teamed up with History UK to co-host a Twitter chat that asks how historians and archivists can work together in a Covid-19 landscape. We invite members of the history and archives communities to join the discussion. Starting at 2pm, History UK will post the following questions:

  1. How can we recreate the excitement of archival discoveries in our own homes?
  2. What are the best tools and technologies for showcasing archival material to a virtual audience?
  3. How can we make virtual sessions using archival material accessible to all students?
  4. How can we support students who cannot access archives for their research?
  5. What ethical issues and representation biases are there with digitised archival collections, and how do we counter these in a Covid-19 landscape?
  6. How can archivists and historians keep their teaching and research collaborations going in a Covid-19 landscape?
  7. How should we evaluate student learning / engagement with archival material online?