Courses and workshops in the historic environment

Short courses providing training in key skills

Our programme of courses in the historic enviornment offer expert tuition for professionals whose work involves fieldwork, planning, management, curation and research, and also for members of the public with a keen interest in archaeology and historic buildings.

2021 programme

Our programme of courses for 2021 will be announced soon. Sign up to the mailing list below to be the first to know when these courses are open for enrolment. 

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Our courses

  • Have been developed with leading heritage practices.
  • Are linked to the National Occupational Standards for the sector and are endorsed by CifA, the IHBC, FAME and the Archaeology Training Forum for continuous professional development. 
  • Provide training in key archaeological skills firmly grounded in everyday professional working experience.
  • Engage with some of the most complex issues in the sector.

Previous courses

Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education has been the leading provider of continuing professional development training for the heritage sector for over 30 years, and we welcome more than 200 heritage professionals on our programme every year.

Below is a list of practical courses we have offered in the past and hope to offer again once face-to-face teaching can resume.

  • An Introduction to GIS for Archaeologists
  • Law and the Historic Environment
  • Short Course in Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Chronological Analysis
  • Stratigraphic Analysis in Archaeology
  • The Setting of Heritage Assets and Places
  • Heritage Research: Skills and Sources
  • Churches: History, Significance and Use
  • Delivering Public Benefit through Archaeology
  • Condition Surveys of Historic Buildings
  • Photographing Historic Buildings
  • Heritage Values and the Assessment of Significance
  • Project Management in Archaeology: An Introduction
  • Public Inquiry Workshop

Booking and payment

Short courses can be booked online via individual course webpages. 

Payment of fees must be made in full at the time of booking. Please note that businesses and organisations can be invoiced on provision of a Purchase Order and completed application form. These can be emailed to the CWHE Programme Administrator, email: