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Training & Skills Development Opportunities

We provide training and guidance to help local authorities, heritage professionals, owners and voluntary organisations look after England's heritage. We also train those whose work directly or indirectly impacts on historic sites and buildings.

Our aim is to promote and develop the skills necessary for the understanding, protection and management of the historic environment by a workforce that is equipped to adapt to changing needs. Our programme of courses and support for training is directed by our Training Strategy 2015-18 available to download from the bottom of this page.

Here you can find out about the training courses we run with various partners on subjects ranging from government policies and legislation to the practical, technical and specialist skills required to understand, protect and conserve historic places. We also offer, with partners, work-based training opportunities, bursary schemes and online training resources.

  • Essentials Training Programme

    Essentials is a new training programme designed for local authority planners and early entrants into historic environment services.

  • HELM Training Programme

    Historic Environment Local Management (HELM) short course training programme for local authorities and other agencies.

  • People on a training course to use surveying equipment.

    Heritage Practice Programme

    Heritage Practice training programme for historic environment specialists.

  • Online Training Resources

    Links to online training resources provided by Historic England and partner organisations.

  • A man taking photographs next to a train in Didcot.

    Work-Based Training

    Details of work-based training opportunities with Historic England and partner organisations.

  • People on site surveying a cloister, Canterbury Cathedral precinct.

    Heritage Skills & CPD

    How to find support from across the sector to develop your heritage skills.