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Training programmes

Covid-19 update: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be making changes to our planned training programmes for 2020 - 2021. Where possible our training through the Skills Plus and Digital Futures programmes will be delivered online and, where appropriate, we will edit and refocus the content of our sessions to be relevant for the current situation. You will be able to find our upcoming training sessions below and advertised in our weekly E-Update, which you can find at the bottom of our News page.

All paid and unpaid staff working for non-National (and non-NPO), Accredited museums in the London region are eligible to apply for our training courses. This includes furloughed staff. For further governmental guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and training implications, please click here.

Key ongoing training programmes, Skills Plus and Digital Futures, respond to the call in the government’s 2017 Mendoza Review of the English museums sector for greater emphasis on generic non-heritage skills such as business planning, management, income generation, marketing and digital. Our understanding of how to respond to the Mendoza findings has been greatly enhanced by our own Training Needs Analysis of the London non-national museum sector (PDF 690kb, opens in new tab).

Alongside the Skills Plus and Digital Futures we are running Strong and Safe, in association with The National Archives. This training programme is designed with the needs of those working in Local Authority Museums and Archives in mind.