Training and events

Due to COVID-19, we have moved our in-person events online and we continue to offer e-learning courses. Please visit our coronavirus update webpage for the latest information. 

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.

Inclusive recruitment advice clinics

From 6 October 2021

To complement our inclusive recruitment training series, we are now offering one-to-one advice clinics to professionals working in a UK archive. These 30-minute conversations with an expert from Creative & Cultural Skills will allow you to ask questions specific to your organisation’s situation and to receive tailored advice. Topics that you could discuss include apprenticeships, volunteers, workforce development policies or inclusive job descriptions.

Sign up for an inclusive recruitment advice clinic

Introduction to apprenticeships

13 October 2021, 10:30 to 12:00

Join us for an introductory workshop about apprenticeships to discover how they can be implemented in your organisation and their potential to benefit the archives sector. Delivered in partnership with Creative & Cultural Skills, the session will cover the various myths and inaccuracies that surround apprenticeships, and explain how they can be exceptionally rewarding experiences for both employer and apprentice.

This is an information session for employers in the archives sector who want to understand more about how apprenticeships work, offering practical steps to introducing them into your organisation.

Sign up for the ‘introduction to apprenticeships’ session

Designing and delivering lessons with archives

Two-part course on 15 and 22 September 2021

These interactive workshops are aimed at archive services that already have some experience at delivering archive education sessions and are keen to broaden and otherwise develop their offer.

There will be a specific focus on facilitating learning activities online. Experts from The National Archives’ Education team will explore their approach to teaching with archival material and take you through the process of developing your own teaching sessions.

Sign up for the ‘lessons with archives’ training course

A manager’s guide to apprenticeships

3 November 2021, 10:30 to 13:30

Part of our inclusive recruitment training series, this workshop aims to explore and answer questions that archive professionals may have about managing apprentices.

This session will be broken down into three areas: understanding apprenticeships, recruiting apprentices, and working with young people and training providers.

Sign up for the ‘manager’s guide to apprenticeships’ workshop

Data Protection Toolkit for Archives

Our Data Protection Toolkit for Archives helps archive staff who are involved in providing access to personal data found within collections. The toolkit was created by Naomi Korn Associates in collaboration with an advisory group of archivists and presents a simplified overview of the statutory, regulatory, ethical and policy essentials in the context of accessing information in archives.

Request access to the Data Protection Toolkit for Archives

Archive Service Accreditation e-learning course

This e-learning course is for anyone working with archive collections who wishes to find out about Archive Service Accreditation. It provides a general introduction to the scheme and will help participants take the first steps towards making an application.

Sign up for the Archive Service Accreditation e-learning

Fundraising for Archives e-learning course

This e-learning course covers fundraising strategy, financial planning, cases for support, building networks and supporters, crowdfunding, and measuring outcomes and evaluation.

Video tutorials and step-by-step guidance will introduce you to each topic and guide you through online activities, enabling you to put what you are learning into practice and tailor it to your archive service.

Sign up for the Fundraising for Archives e-learning course