Cultural heritage training

Short courses providing training in key skills

Our programme of courses and workshops offers expert training for professionals in the historic environment, archaeology, museums and heritage sectors. We provide interdisciplinary professional development covering planning and design, project management, curation and research including cutting-edge scientific techniques, tailored towards current developments in policy and legal frameworks. 

Please note: This professional course programme, which has now been running successfully for over 40 years, was previously known as 'Courses and Workshops in the Historic Environment'. Its profile has recently been updated to embrace a broader definition of cultural heritage.

Expert tuition for professionals

Our courses:

  • Have been developed with leading heritage practices and are delivered by experts in their field.
  • Offer networking opportunities for professionals and aspiring professionals.
  • Make innovative research at Oxford and other leading institutions relevant to practical needs.
  • Provide training in key archaeological and historic building conservation, planning, and related skills, firmly grounded in everyday professional working experience.
  • Are widening in scope to include UK and international themes in cultural heritage.

The certificates we issue to participants are valid as CPD documentation and may be used for evidencing career progression such as in membership applications to CIfA (for archaeologists) or IHBC (for historic building specialists). Courses are linked to National Occupational Standards for the sector.

Programme Director

Dr Martin Michette 

Course fees

Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. For more information, please email:

Upcoming courses

Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Tue 17 Sep 2024 – 18 Sep 2024
  • 2 meetings
  • 13.30pm Tues - 5pm Wed
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Thu 03 Oct 2024
  • 1 meetings
  • 9:30am – 5:00pm
Short intensive • Short courses • Professional development
  • Tue 08 Oct 2024 – 09 Oct 2024
  • 2 meetings
In-person day/weekend • Short courses • Professional development
  • Wed 16 Oct 2024
  • 1 meetings
  • 9:00am – 4:45pm
Online - live • Short courses • Professional development • Hybrid - in person or online
  • Wed 13 Nov 2024
  • 1 meetings
  • 09:00- 16:30