You  can find the new Archaeology Training Forum at

Click on the link to find out more about the work of the ATF, you can also find more information on the organisations which make up the Forum, it Vision and Forward Strategy, minutes of previous meetings and annual reports.

The Archaeology Training Forum is a delegate body which represents all those organisations which have an interest in the issues of training and career development in archaeology.

It was constituted in 1998 to review the provision of training in archaeology and to co-ordinate future strategies to meet the profession’s training needs.

The site also has details of the ATF Training Award, the call for nominations for the 2015 Award is now open and details of how to apply are available at

The Archaeology Training  Forum Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary.

Entries must demonstrate an overall commitment to learning or training, and an innovative approach to best practice – such as the BAJR Archaeology Skills Passport ( hint hint).