How it works

In response to the growing need for flexible training opportunities, we have developed our online courses based on our extensive experience of training professionals, researchers, volunteers and community groups over the last decade. We know that online courses are really quite different to in-person training and that is why we have tailored these courses to support you all the way to success. We hope that you will find our offer of independent learning combined with fortnightly live Zoom sessions supportive and flexible allowing you to gain the skills you need in a way that works for you.

Our Courses

We specialise in the use of lidar and QGIS for historic environment professionals. You can check out our full course listing here. We currently have the following courses live online: Introduction to QGIS for Historic Environment Professionals

We hope to have our Introductory and Advanced Lidar Courses online in the first half of 2023.

Course content

Each of our online courses combines bitesize lessons, instruction videos and practical workshops, complete with downloadable data packs, to fast track you to competence in your new digital skills. You will also have access to fortnightly drop-in sessions with course leader Rebecca hosted on Zoom. You can use these sessions to complete the practical workshops in real-time, ask questions, run through any problems or just connect and chat with your cohort.


Once you have registered and paid you will have access to the content of your course for six months, though we recommend that you plan to work through the course content over four to eight weeks (four to twelve weeks for the Advanced Lidar Course).

We offer a 24hr cooling off period after purchase, providing that you have not engaged with more than 1/4 of course materials. Beyond this time your course fee is non-refundable. In exceptional circumstances where a course has been started but you are unable to complete in six months you can contact to the course leader to request an extension.


All our courses are approved by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists as Continuing Professional Development. The courses provide skills and knowledge in support of the National Occupational Standards for Archaeological Practice.

Example Course Outline

Zoom Schedule

You will be invited to join the live Zoom sessions for your course on registration. Please note all times are UK (GMT or GMT+1 from the 2nd Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October):

Introduction to QGIS for Historic Environment ProfessionalsFirst and Third Tuesdays13.00-14.00
Making the Most of LidarSecond and Fourth Tuesdays13.00-14.00
Advanced LidarFirst and Third Fridays13.00-14.00


The expectation is that you will join us on the zoom calls in first instance if you need help from the course leader. If it is not possible for you to join during working hours please contact the Course Leader as soon as possible to speak about alternative support arrangements. You are welcome to email the course leader at any time but please be aware that they are real-life human beings so it may take up to 72hrs to respond to your enquiry, especially out of office hours and during school holidays.

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Introduction to QGIS for Historic Environment Professionals