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Short Courses

An up to date list regarding the various short courses taking place around the country. 

War Memorial Project Workshops. 

Various dates.

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


Dyfed Archaeological Trust: Aspects of Fieldwork short courses


Dyfed Archaeological Trust is holding evening classes (6.30-9pm) at their offices: Corner House, 6 Carmarthen Street, Llandeilo SA19 6AE.

Currently available at a special introductory price: £20 for each two-evening-course.

  • ·  Context Recording and Stratigraphy (Apr 23rd and 30th)
  • ·  Archaeological Site Drawing (May 14th and 21st)
  • ·  Taking Levels and Using Survey Equipment in Archaeology (Jun 18th and 25th)
  • ·  Archaeological Test-pitting (July 9th and 16th)
  • ·  Burial Ground and Memorial Recording (Aug 6th and 13th)

To book your place please call 01558 823 121 or email

These courses are CIfA approved, give 5hrs of CPD, and count towards the Archaeology Skills Passport.

Recovering Human Remains: Weekend Workshops

19-20.10.19, Winchester


Breaking Ground Heritage is offering two weekend workshops to provide an opportunity for participants to practice the recovery of human remains to professional archaeological standards using staged graves in a WWI scenario. This will be of value to those with an interest in British or battlefield archaeology and have little or no experience in excavation techniques. All proceeds will be used to support BGH and assist service veterans in their recovery. For more details visit: or contact

Bridge Farm Excavations

03.06.19-14.06.19, Barcombe, near Lewes, Sussex

A 2 week under-graduate level training course in practical field archaeology offered at this important Romano-British defended settlement site. All crucial aspects covered. Fee £500 to include camp site with use of hot showers, flushing WCs, fully equipped kitchen and laundry in the site HQ building. See for more details or email for application form.

Layers of History Residential Weekend

28-30.06.2019, Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa

The Layers of History project is a volunteer-led project giving everyone the opportunity to discover, investigate and understand Lincolnshire's historic landscapes. Our experts are showing volunteers how to study and research the landscape using archaeological surveying techniques and research tools, online courses and local workshops. We've also chosen 8 study sites where we can put all they learn into practice. We're focussing on medieval settlements, military sites and parks & gardens and volunteers will be able to choose from a menu of activities. Please see our website if you'd like any more details Layers of History

As part of the project we are organising a Residential weekend workshop for 18-24 year olds this June where they will explore a historic garden, a medieval hunting lodge and a World War Two airfield where they will learn how to investigate these real historic sites led by experts in the field Heritage Skills Weekend Workshop

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The Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York

30.09.19 onwards

If you have ever considered taking your knowledge of Parish Churches further, then this degree is for you!

Run over 2 years (part-time), by distance learning, the online PGDip in Parish Church Studies: Heritage, History and Fabric, run by the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust, allows you to study from anywhere in the world and be flexible with your learning!

Six modules cover a diverse range of subjects to provide an excellent academic grounding in the key issues, themes and contexts associated with the changing nature of parishes and parish churches. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of a breadth of notable research on topics ranging from the conservation of the church and its legislative framework, sacred objects and art, to the management and care of the churchyard.

You will also be able to attend an optional residential weekend where you can meet fellow students, experts, and staff, engage in discussion and share your knowledge. 

Applications are now open, forr full information or to apply, see:

Email: Telephone: 01904328482

*Fee discounts available for York graduates.

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