An up to date list regarding the various short courses taking place around the country.
Stonehenge online course
Starts 20 Fenruary 2017
A free 5-week online short course about Stonehenge from the University of Buckingham.
No entry requirements.
For more information and to enrol see the website.
Take a journey into traditional archery
The Wooden Bow. A weapon so versatile its use has stretched throughout history, beginning as an essential tool to feed Neolithic people developing to a formidable weapon of war. It has proved instrumental in shaping the advancement of humankind. Today the passion for traditional archery is not diminishing so come an join us on your own journey into bow making.
Flemish bow string making with Chris Boyton
25 March 2017
This day long course will take you through the construction, history and materials used for a traditional Flemish bow string with Chris Boyton, one of the country’s top Bowyers. Traditionally made from hemp fibres or flax thread, and used to great effect on the legendary English livery bow, it is a design that has stood the test of time.
Starts at 9am and finishes at 4pm.
£95 per person.
Bow making course
29 June - 2 July 2017
Our bow making passion is driven by Nick McMillen and his tireless desire to experiment with wood types, design and techniques. Having been teaching since 2006 and using his continuously growing knowledge he has encountered most of the issues students are likely to come across. This four day course will guide you through the history, theory and practical skills needed to produce your own bow with optional arrow plate, arrows and string ready for a practice on the range.
Starts 9am and ends 4pm.
£395 per person.
To book a place on either course call 07979 321369 or email email@example.com.
Heritage Practice Training Courses
University of Leicester in partnership with Historic England
A range of CPD events delivering practical, technical and specialist skills for heritage professionals.
For details see the links below:
21 March 2017 - Port development & the historic marine environment
This one day course will detail how risk is addressed by port development projects when assessing how the historic environment might be encountered whether in the sea and within its terrestrial estate, only £125.
24 March 2017 - Digital Building Survey
A one day CPD course run with the University of York to introduce Structure from Motion (SfM) modelling and its potential for the recording of historic buildings. Places from only £75.
27 - 28 March 2017 - Understanding Post-war Architecture
A two day CPD course looking at the issues and challenges of post-war architecture for effective heritage management. Prices start at £225 (excluding accommodation).
8 May 2017 - Introduction to Specifying Works on Historic Buildings
A one day CPD course to be held at the Historic Skills Centre, is designed to introduce those interested in the maintenance of heritage assets to the specification of works on historic buildings. Places start at £95.
8 - 9 May 2017 - Managing our Military Heritage
A two day course aimed at addressing the management of our military heritage, the course will explore issues around protection, conservation, and management of modern military heritage. The course includes a field trip to RAF Alconbury, to explore how it is being transformed for alternative use. Prices start from £225 (excluding accommodation).
15 - 16 May 2017 - Digital Data & Archaeology
A two day CPD course aiming at introduction archaeologists and heritage practitioners to the issues surrounding the management, and preservation of digital data. By the end of the course you should have improved your knowledge and understanding of digital preservation and available archaeological digital resources, while also improving your data management skills. Prices for this course start from £225 (excluding accommodation), or £275 (including accommodation & evening meal).
18 May 2017 - Report Writing for Publication
This one day course is designed to appeal to heritage practitioners, early career archaeologists and researchers, community groups, and anyone who wants to develop their report writing skills for publication in peer review journals, academic texts, monographs, or other forms of publication. Places available for only £75 for the day.
24 May 2017 - Aerial Archaeology for Research & Heritage Management
This course will explore best practice for data capture and use of aerial sources for archaeological research and heritage management. The course includes lectures, discussion and practical experience of interpretation, choosing appropriate sources for different circumstances, archaeological mapping and landscape analysis. Places cost £75.
15 June 2017 - Introduction to Roman Pottery
This one day practical CPD course offers archaeologists and heritage professionals a chance to develop an area of specialism, or better understand the potential of the material they may encounter at work. This course has limited places to ensure everyone gets a hands on experience. Places cost £150.
22 June 2017 - Lidar – An Introduction
A one day CPD course which aims to provide participants with the skills and confidence to identify and understand archaeological features in lidar data, and the imagery derived from it. With prices starts at £75, and speakers from Historic England and the Forestry Commission this course offers an excellent introduction to the use of lidar for heritage management.
26 - 27 June 2017 - An Introduction to Standing Building Recording
This two-day course aims to provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical issues in the understanding and investigation of standing buildings. Course attendees will be introduced to the evaluation and recording of buildings, and what buildings mean as an element of past material culture. Prices start from £225 (excluding accommodation), or £275 (including accommodation & evening meal).
4 - 5 September 2017 - Understanding & Creating Statements of Significance
A two day CPD course focused on understanding the value of significance for assessing heritage assets, featuring speakers from Historic England and independent consultants the two day course will offer guidance to people new to assessment, as well as guidance for those with more experience. Prices start from £225 (excluding accommodation), or £275 (including accommodation & evening meal).
18 - 19 September 2017 - Understanding Industrial Assets – Conservation & Management
This course will examine issues around the conservation and management of Industrial Heritage. It will provide an understanding of a selection of industrial (and post-industrial) buildings and sites, the assessment of their significance, their protection, and the management issues faced by these kinds of heritage assets. Prices start from £225 (excluding accommodation), or £275 (including accommodation & evening meal).
2 - 3 October 2017 - Assessing the impact of development of the setting of heritage assets
This exciting two day heritage CPD course focuses on the importance of setting when managing heritage assets. The course covers a broad range of issues including; how we define setting and its key concepts, how to assess significance, and its contribution to the heritage industry. Prices start from £225 (excluding accommodation), or £275 (including accommodation & evening meal).
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education Heritage Practice Courses
Oxford University Department for Continuing Education’s new programme of short courses for the historic environment is now underway for 2017 at Rewley House.
For full details of all courses please visit the website.
These short practical courses are designed to provide training in key skills, grounded in everyday working experience, for all in the professional and voluntary sectors. They are endorsed by CIfA, the IHBC, the Archaeology Training Forum and FAME and are developed in conjunction with leading heritage practices. Courses are linked to the National Occupational Standards for Archaeology and for Town Planning, Conservation and Building Control.
MANCENT:The Manchester Continuing Education Network.
The Manchester Continuing Education Network (MANCENT), is a loose network of independent lecturers and students with a firm belief that continuing education at a high level should be available to all who want it.
The Spring 2017 programme is now available and includes a wide range of topics including archaeology, Egyptology, ancient Rome and Medieval history.
There are a number of short courses, individual lectures and day courses available.
MANCENT Community also enables people to get involved in some practical archaeology with Wilmslow Community Archaeology. They are currently undertaking a survey of St Bartholomew's church and cemetery in Wilmslow, Cheshire. New members are welcome and no previous experience is required.
For more information on all the courses, lectures and events please see the website.
Archaeology day courses with Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Canterbury Archaeological Trust are offering a variety of day courses for anyone with a passion for archaeology. These range from a study of specific time periods (Prehistory, Roman, and Medieval) to archaeological techniques (report writing, environmental sampling, desk-based assessments). The courses are conducted by our own members of staff and there is plenty of opportunity to get hands on with material we have in our archive.
We are also offering a series of evening lectures on the history of Canterbury from Prehistory to the present day.
For more details please visit the website.
War Memorial Project Workshops.
Free workshops for volunteers to consider how to identify and record the conditions of war memorials, and the steps that can be taken to conserve them for the future.
For more information, see their website.