Information for employers

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Professional development within Registered Organisations

CIfA produces a good practice guide for professional development for Registered Organisations (ROs) and others who employ archaeologists. You can find information on short courses and other training opportunities that may be useful. It includes a set of definitions to aid understanding, ideas for developing training and professional development plans for evaluating success, together with a list of resources. Our training toolkit can support early career development for archaeologists in your Registered Organisations or other business. CIfA approved employer training schemes are accepted by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and trainees on them are eligible to apply to CSCS for a Trainee card on successful completion of the CITB Operatives level 'Health, safety and environment' test

Training Toolkit
CIfA has developed a practice paper about training your staff and has some examples of Training plans. Click on the link to read more.

CIfA will accredit employer training schemes, fieldschools, courses and workshops that fit the criteria and where the learning outcomes are linked to National Occupational Standards The documents below outline the criteria for accreditation and how to link learning outcomes to National Occupational Standards.

CIfA accreditation of employer training schemes

CIfA accreditation of fieldschools

CIfA accreditation of CPD courses and workshops

Guide to linking learning outcomes to National Occupational Standards

If you would like further information please contact Anna at anna.welch [at]

If you would like to advertise training positions through CIfA you can find out more information on our jobs and training pages Registered organisations can do this for free.

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