Skills Plus training programme

The Skills Plus training programme provides 18 relevant and practical workshops to London’s museums. These courses provide opportunities to find out about best practice and hear case studies of how others have made improvements at their museums. Following our recent Training Needs Analysis, we are looking to develop London’s museum staff and volunteers to have the business, income generation, management and marketing skills they need to be fully equipped to work within the contemporary museum environment. This will be done alongside more heritage-specific training covering the Accreditation themes of Collections, Audiences and Organisational Health.

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London Museum Development's 'Tour de Store' training

Some sessions in the Skills Plus programme were delivered by collection care staff at the Museum of London.

You can download a calendar for 2018 - 2019 to see when we will be delivering each course (PDF 354kb, opens in new tab). You can apply for a place on these courses below, or directly through our booking form.

Skills Plus training sessions

How to Run a Focus Group for Museums
Tuesday 23 April, 10am – 4pm
Museum of London Wall

Focus groups provide a social setting and opportunity for participants to discuss specific topics. The group interaction can help bring out new perspectives on issues as participants challenge, persuade and influence each other. Focus groups are good at providing you with qualitative information and, when facilitated well, will allow you to tease out a greater depth of information about people’s attitudes, experiences and beliefs on your subject of focus. However, the quality of information that comes out of focus groups is reliant on the skills and experience of the facilitator(s). This session will help you to plan, organise and run focus groups. Download a full course outline (PDF 133kb, opens in new tab). Please use our online form to book a place.