Training and events

We are offering training to develop and deepen skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector.

The importance of this is emphasised at both an organisational level within the Archive Service Accreditation standard and for individuals within the Archives Record Association Competency framework.

The Archive Service Accreditation Standard section on organisational health sets out requirements in the areas of mission statements, forward planning, government and management structures and resources such as building and storage, finance, and workforce.

Most training sessions are either free or carry a minimal charge, and are available on a first come, first served basis. If you would like more information about any of our sessions, please email us.

Please note places are limited on our events, so please only book if you are able to attend. If you can no longer attend please contact us.

Collaborative Networks Sharing Event

London, Monday 11 September 2017 – book now

The aim of this event is to share emerging findings of the evaluation research and enable members of networks from across the country and the wider archives sector to exchange ideas and lessons learned through their own experiences of networks.

Any questions please email

Archives Unlocked Workshops

What does The National Archives’ vision for the archives sector mean for your service? How do we advocate for archives in tough times? These workshops will delve into the themes and ambitions of Archives Unlocked, asking what you – and we – can do to increase trust, enrichment and openness.

These workshops are aimed at archive staff from all sectors.

York, Tuesday 19 September 2017 – book now

Bath, Wednesday 27 September 2017 – book now

London, Tuesday 3 October 2017 – book now

Peterborough, Tuesday 10 October 2017 – book now

Personal Workplace Resilience

Manchester, Tuesday 17 October 2017 – book now

Developing workplace resilience is an important competency for Archive Sector Leaders. These skills and techniques play a key role in enabling people to survive and thrive in today’s demanding work environment.

This one-day workshop has been specifically designed to enable archive leaders to enhance their resilience and that of their colleagues.

Transferring to Places of Deposit e-Learning

If you are an archivist at a place of deposit, find out about our new online training module for public record depositors.

Fundraising for Archives

Effective fundraising is more than a one-off bid to a large funder; we are offering modules on a range of themes from utilising your Friends’ group and volunteers to writing your service’s case for support. The Fundraising for Archives programme will equip attendees with the confidence and skills to successfully secure funding, whether for core expenses or specific projects.

Friends and Volunteers: Introduction to Fundraising Support

Manchester, Friday 18 August – book now

Following the success of the Fundraising for Archives event for Friends and volunteers in December 2016, we are now responding to demand and offering a new opportunity for Friends and Volunteers from across the archive sector to attend a workshop on fundraising. This is a chance for Friends and volunteers from different services to come together, share their experiences and hear about fundraising best practice from peers who have been successful at generating income for their archive.

Open call training

Courses are led by an experienced fundraiser and are tailored specifically to archives and collections. The sessions are interactive and practical, enabling participants to apply the course content to their own organisations and share experiences with fellow attendees. Each course is supported with case studies, dynamic guides and templates which you can use to put learned skills into practice.

This is the final year of Fundraising for Archives, so take advantage of these fully-funded workshops to develop your fundraising capacity.

Advocacy and Building a Case for Support

Cardiff, Wednesday 20 September 2017 – book now

Bid Writing

London, Wednesday 16 August 2017 – waiting list – sold out

Exeter, Wednesday 18 October 2017– book now

Generating Larger Donations

Manchester, Tuesday 31 October 2017 – book now

Cardiff, Tuesday 21 November 2017 – book now

Crowdfunding, Crowdsourcing and Digital Fundraising

Leeds, Tuesday 10 October 2017 – book now

Birmingham, Wednesday 15 November 2017 – book now

Developing a Fundraising Strategy

York, Tuesday 8 August 2017 – book now

London, Wednesday 4 October 2017 – waiting list – sold out

Edinburgh, Wednesday 1 November 2017 – book now

Measuring Outcomes, Benchmarking and Evaluation

Manchester Thursday 28 September 2017 – book now

London, Thursday 30 November 2017 – waiting list – sold out