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.

Records at Risk Fund Q&A (10 & 20 January 2022)

The National Archives launched the Records at Risk Fund in November, in partnership with the Archives and Records Association and the British Records Association. Our intention is to provide support for urgent interventions through this Fund, in order to save physical and digital records facing immediate peril across the UK. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded.

You can find out more about the Records at Risk Fund on our website: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/finding-funding/records-at-risk-fund/.

If you are considering applying, we invite you to join one of our webinar sessions. They are an opportunity to ask questions about the Records at Risk Fund before the application deadline of 28 January 2022.

Sign up for a Records at Risk Fund Q&A session

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