Available Courses

In addition to being CIfA Approved, all our courses provide skills and knowledge in support of National Occupational Standards for Archaeological Practice AC8, AC1 and AC2. The details of how the knowledge and skills you’ll gain map to these standards can be viewed here.

Introduction to QGIS for Historic Environment Professionals

Course Aim: To improve knowledge and understanding of the use of QGIS for collating and displaying spatial data relating to the historic environment

If everything happens somewhere then geographical information systems (GIS) have to be one of the best tools available historic environment professionals. Our practical, hands-on course will get you set up with all the basics so that you can use QGIS for your work or research. Designed by historic environment professionals with over a decade of experience in a variety of GIS applications, this course covers essential concepts needed to understand and use QGIS.

Cost£200
Durationc.12 hours
Course Breakdown16 sections
4 practical workshops
fortnightly zoom check-ins
Enrolment ScheduleAnytime

Making the most of Lidar (coming soon)

Course Aim: To improve your knowledge and understanding of the use of lidar data for archaeological analysis and interpretation.

Our hugely popular introduction to using the lidar data drawing on the freely available data set from the Environment Agency. Now boasting England-wide coverage, lidar models of the ground surface have enormous potential for archaeologists, historic landscape and conservation use. We take you through the theory and practice of lidar data, giving you all the practical skills you need to integrate it into your workflows.

Cost£200
Durationc.12 hours
Course Breakdown16 sections
4 practical workshops
fortnightly zoom check-ins
Enrolment ScheduleAnytime

Advanced Lidar for historic Environment Professionals (coming soon)

Course Aim: To improve your knowledge and understanding of the use of lidar point cloud data.

Making use of the Environment Agency point cloud data, this longer and more technically challenging course covers every step from point cloud to 3D visualisation. Taught through a mixture of presentations, and practical sessions, our advanced lidar course is aimed at those who want to improve their understanding of how the data can be processed and shared with clients.

Cost£500
Durationc.30 hours
Course Breakdown20 sections
9 practical workshops
fortnightly zoom check-ins
Enrolment ScheduleBi-annually
£200
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Introduction to QGIS for Historic Environment Professionals

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