If you are on your way up the career path you may be seeking ways to specializewithin a chosen area or expand knowledge and skills to move up the chainof command. Training & development are core to this and the ARA ishere to help

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  • You are now able to book and pay online where you see the Book Online text. The billing field needs the name and address of whom and where the card you are using is registered to otherwise it will be rejected.
  • For any booking which does not require a purchase order number please enter zero (0).

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ARA Core Training - Recruiting Now

The ARA Training Group is looking for a number of new members to contribute to the core training offer for ARA members. We believe that the provision of quality, inexpensive, accessible training is one of the key roles for ARA. As a group we oversee training across the association, designing and delivering regional and specialist training events. In the last 2 years we have developed the new core training events.

Can you help us to further develop our training provision? Are you looking to spread your wings and broaden your horizons from your current job? Do you have something to offer?

We are looking for enthusiastic people who can make a minimum 2 year commitment to the role. We meet three times a year with discussions in between by teleconference and mail. Travelling, telephone and other expenses are met by ARA. For an informal discussion or to express an interest contact the chair of the training group Lizzy Baker on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are particularly looking for people to take on the roles of Core training co-ordinators. These are people who look after specific core training courses and take responsibility for their structure and administration. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and show a committment to your continuing professional development.


Our training and development programme               

If you are newly qualified and embarking on your career in archives, records management or archive conservation, or looking to develop new skills that will help you do your current job a little better or indeed pursue a new career path, then you will no doubt be looking for the best training opportunities you can find to help you along the way.

The ARA offers an active programme of training and development opportunities for the record keeping community at all points of their career. This programme includes a variety of touring workshops and courses in record keeping skills, the most recent being our successful Digital Preservation national seminar tour and our Preservation for Archivists and Information Professionals tour.

As a member training is discounted, so if you are not a member we strongly recommend that you sign up and start taking advantage.

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