CIfA Approved employer training schemes

CIfA Approved training & CPD logo'CIfA Approved Training & CPD' is our brand name for training and CPD approved by us. It is a quality mark bearing the gold logo, which means it has been assessed against the National Occupational Standards for archaeology [link] and includes professionalism and ethical working practices in its training plan.  Some of CIfA’s Registered Organisations run in-house employee training that is CIfA Approved. These include:

Allen Archaeology Ltd
Archaeological Research Services
Archaeology Wales
Archaeology Warwickshire
Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Cotswold Archaeology
GUARD Archaeology
Headland Archaeology
John Moore Heritage Services
Pre-Construct Archaeology
Oxford Archaeology
Red River Archaeology
Rubicon Heritage
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Services


These training courses are monitored annually, through the Registered Organisation inspection scheme and through trainee feedback to ensure consistent and high quality training.  If you are thinking of applying to join a trainee scheme make sure that you know what you will get from it and what you are expected to contribute.  CIfA's Diggers' Forum have written 'Trainees and training programmes - what you should expect' to help you.

If you are an employer interested in learning more about gaining CIfA Approval for your employee training scheme please contact and look at the information on our website.