Training and events

We offer training to develop skills, knowledge and understanding within the archives sector. These training sessions are relevant at an organisational level within the Archive Service Accreditation standard, and also for individuals within the Archives Record Association competency framework.

Most training sessions are free, and bookings are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you would like more information about any of our sessions, please email us.

Please note that places are limited, so please only book if you are able to attend. If you can no longer attend a session, please contact us.

Fundraising for Archives: e-learning course

Participate in Fundraising for Archives training wherever you are in the UK, through our e-learning programme.

Training sessions

Successful Service Transformation for Archives

Monday 17 September 2018 – The National Archives, Kew

Demonstrating Impact – Exploiting Data

Tuesday 30 October 2018 – The Priory Rooms, Birmingham

Successful Service Transformation for Archives

Thursday 29 November 2018 – Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester


Manorial Documents Register (MDR) one day conference

Tuesday 25 September 2018 – The National Archives, Kew

This conference is a collaborative event between the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) Advisory Panel and The National Archives, and its purpose is:

  • to promote the Manorial Documents Register as a valuable research tool
  • to begin to explore its research potential
  • to inspire inter-disciplinary research activities of all kinds

Our keynote address will be delivered by Professor Chris Dyer, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Leicester.

MAPLE at Dudley Archives: renting out and leasing strongroom space

Monday 10 October 2018 – Dudley Archives, Dudley

This workshop, for MAPLE (Major Archives Project Learning Exchange) members, will discuss the options and solutions for services that are looking to either rent space from, or lease space to, other services. The event will include past experiences from services, and a tour of Dudley Archives.

If you aren’t yet a member of MAPLE, please join now at After signing up, search for MAPLE and join that specific group.