2021 One Day Course Training Programme

Have Your Say

This year we hope to reschedule some of the training sessions we had planned for 2020, however, we recognise that training priorities may have changed. Please click here to complete this short survey to give us an idea of the kind of training priorities you have.

Coming soon… 

  • Value-Led Experience Design: Online Workshop

This online workshops returns this Easter.

This introductory online workshop will introduce participants to the practice of value-led heritage experience design.

In recognition that small and medium-sized heritage organisations will probably not have an in-house design team and their staff/volunteers are not trained designers, the workshop will use a set of design question cards (to be circulated in advance) to ensure that experience design decisions are made consciously and with consideration of core values such as Equity or Accessibility or Sustainability.

Using participant’s own examples of a visitor experience, value-led design cards will be used to promote critical reflection of the underlying, often unconscious, design decisions made.

Participants will be invited to then share their insights from these activities in pairs or as a group, and have a set of value-led design cards to take away with them.

Booking coming soon.


  • People, Place & Power: Repatriation in Practice: Online workshop

28th May 10am – Noon

Stephen Welsh, Independent Curator

Museums are engaging with the question of repatriation more than ever before, but what does it take for collecting institutions to commit to the return of cultural heritage items and ancestral human remains to their communities? In this workshop Stephen Welsh will draw on his professional experience of participating in several repatriations, including the recent unconditional return of 43 secret sacred and ceremonial objects to Australia’s First Nations peoples from Manchester Museum, and consider what fundamental changes need to happen to support this vital work.

Further details and booking information to open soon.


Conservation Basics: Books, Paper, Archives

September 15th, West Yorkshire History Centre

An introduction to basic book, paper and archive cleaning, handling and storage, led by conservator Shirley Jones. It will be a very practical session with the opportunity to have a go at all the aspects covered. The day will also include a tour of their collection store.

This will be useful for anyone involved in collections management and care who would like some specialist practical tips on basic conservation techniques.The event will be subject to current government and local authority guidance regarding Covid-19.

Details TBC


Next Generation Management Training Programme

Thanks to all attendees of the 2019/2020 programme. We hope to run the programme again in due course. Further details of the the Next Generation Management Training Programme are available in the download on the left or you can contact the training coordinator: Jane Walton: 07791021992  

Please visit back again soon and we will update this page with details of when the programme will run again.


The FED Training Affordability Principles

Courses will be reasonably priced, discounted for Fed members, and for most courses, three free volunteer places will be made available on a first come first served basis (one per institution). We reserve the right to reduce the number of free places offered depending on the course maximum number allowed.

Courses will be led by experienced trainers who have relevant and current knowledge and skills, as well as experience of working in the heritage sector.

Courses will enable members to develop and add to their own skills and knowledge base, and to ensure that the courses we offer are up to date and relevant to the sector, our course programme will reflect members feedback. To that end we welcome course suggestions, so if you would like to see a specific training topic covered please contact the FED

Upcoming Events

15 September 10:00 - 16:00

Conservation Basics: Book, Paper, Archive

An introduction to basic book, paper and archive cleaning, handling and storage, led by conservator Shirley Jones. This will be a very practical session with the opportunity to have a go at all the aspects …