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Online Training Resources

We provide online training resources to help supplement our short course training opportunities and make them more widely available. Our online training includes short overview training resources and longer courses to work through.

Online training resources

Heritage Crime (for Police Officers)

A scenario based online training course designed for Police Officers.

Neglected Listed Buildings

A scenario based training course for local authority historic environment, conservation and community safety practitioners.

Aerial Photography for Heritage Management

A short online training course introducing concepts and techniques of aerial photography for heritage management.

The Heritage Values

An introduction to the Heritage Values, as found in Conservation Principles, and their use in understanding and explaining significance.

Soil Texturing

A quick step by step guide on how to use finger texturing to identify soil types.

Distance learning

Management of Research Projects in the Historic Environment (MoRPHE)

A free distance learning course is available to help you apply the MoRPHE project management approach to your projects. The course workbook is sent to you by email and you can work through it at your own pace. There is a short online assessment to complete once you have worked through the material.

No previous experience is necessary. This introductory course will help you become familiar with the basics of managing a project using our approach. It covers the jargon used, the staged approach, the roles in a project and the key documents you will need to write. The distance learning course pack includes a copy of the MoRPHE Project Managers' Guide. It is suitable for staff working in all types of projects in the heritage sector.

Once you have completed the course, you will have an opportunity to join an online community of those using the MoRPHE approach, to help you stay in touch with developments, ask questions and promote your work.

The 2016 course sign up has now finished.


We provide a series webinars to help supplement our short course training opportunities.

Stopping the rot -  26 October 2016

This webinar provides an introduction to the legal framework for enforcement, assessment where action needs to be taken and which approach is most appropriate.

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An introduction to setting - 16 November 2016

This Webinar will help you to understand the principles of setting and argue how it contributes to the significance of a heritage asset.

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Local Heritage Listing - 14 December 2016

This webinar considers how local heritage lists might be adopted effectively and efficiently and by sharing examples of good practice show how neighbourhood planners and community groups can successfully be involved in establishing local lists.

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Marine Planning - 11th January 2017

This webinar is led by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), to introduce marine planning for the English inshore and offshore area. This session will provide useful information for local authority planning staff keen to see how marine planning encompasses cultural heritage and associated social factors.

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Matt Faber
Matt Faber

ELearning Instructional Designer

Capacity Building Team


Training Delivery Team