Development of a Learning Programme and Training MaterialsNational Archives Public Record Office

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Development of a Learning Programme and Training MaterialsNational Archives Public Record Office

We are seeking to appoint a lead training developer to design, commission and co-ordinate the learning programme for ‘Transforming Archives: Bridging the Digital Gap’ trainees. The project, known as ‘Transforming Archives: Bridging the Digital Gap’ is a traineeship programme which has been awarded a first-round pass and a development grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The outcome of this piece of work will be a robust, effective learning package for trainees on ‘Bridging the Digital Archives Gap’, keyed in to national frameworks. The training developer must be a specialist in the design and delivery of training programmes, and need not necessarily be a specialist in archives and their practices.

The training developer will create an overall learning programme which takes account of employer-based development and qualification frameworks, with the potential to feed into developing a Level 4 apprenticeship qualification in digital archives as a long-term project outcome.

For this requirement, The National Archives is particularly keen to hear from training providers with experience in qualification development and employer engagement. Experience of the archive sector is not necessarily important for this requirement. For an informal discussion about the requirement and your suitability to apply, please contact our Head of Programmes, Kate Wheeler, on 0208 876 3444 extension 2460, or


The entire programme will train 3 cohorts, of 8 trainees each, hosted at archive services across England. A cohort of trainees will start in each of October of 2018, 2019 and 2020, with each cohort’s training programme lasting 15 months (i.e. until the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021 respectively).

Trainees will be recruited by TNA for their ability to demonstrate digital confidence and competency, with a minimum achievement level of 2 A levels, a Level 3 apprenticeship or equivalent work experience. We therefore anticipate a broad range of trainee backgrounds and competencies, and very limited awareness of the archives sector prior to the traineeship. 3.4 The trainees will follow a consistent learning pathway, with practical work-based activities supported by some formal learning opportunities.

Deadline: 07 April 2017

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