Available Courses

The most effective professional development happens over a period of time, over several sessions and allows time for implementation and time for reflection about the thinking and ideas that it has stimulated. There are many different approaches to professional development. At the Historical Association we are continuing to develop flexible professional development opportunities to suit all budgets, needs and timescales. In this section you'll find details of all our available opportunities. This area will be regularly updated as new CPD opportunities become available, so don't forget to keep it bookmarked. 

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  • Book now: Victoria and India: Woman and Empress

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    In partnership with Historic Royal Palaces, the Historical Association are delighted to announce this event for primary and secondary teachers delving into the life of Queen Victoria. Discover the private woman behind the crown and her journey from a girl of 18 to the grandmother of Europe. This event will focus particularly on...

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  • Book now: Yorkshire History Forum

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    The next Yorkshire History Forum will take place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at Leeds Trinity University. This year's forum is themed around Curriculum evolution and will feature dedicated primary and secondary keynotes focused on preparing for Ofsted from Mike Maddison and Kath Goudie. Plus a fantastic range of primary and...

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  • Book now: Midlands History Forum

    5th June 2019

    This year's Midlands History Forum is taking place for the first time in the stimulating environment of the Black Country Living Museum. We are delighted to have keynote presentations from Martin Phillips and Benjamin Smith, who will share their expertise in promoting history outside the classroom. The Forum will include a wide range...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History: new dates for 2019/20

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    New dates released for 2019/20 Monday 13 January 2020 – BirminghamMonday 8 June 2020 – LondonFriday 12 June 2020 – ManchesterMonday 22 June 2020 – Bristol Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT, non-members £200 plus VAT. Special discounted rates are available for those...

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  • Your HA Webinar Calendar 2019

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    You told us in our member surveys that you wanted more webinars and we listened! We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We also know how hard it is to find good subject-specific CPD...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader: new dates for 2019/2020

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    New dates released for 2019/20 Monday 7 October 2019 – LondonMonday 24 February 2020 – NorfolkMonday 2 March 2020 – BristolWednesday 25 March 2020 – Manchester Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm Course Leader: Chris Trevor Price: HA members £150 plus VAT/fees, non-members £200 plus VAT/fees Did you know it's cheaper to...

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  • CPD: Developing Exceptional History in Schools

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    Start Date: All Year Round. Who is this course for? Heads and aspiring heads of history, primary history coordinators, secondary and primary history Quality Mark schools and subject leaders. This course will help you to provide positive development to the history provision in your school. Whether you're looking for inspiration...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader

    25th March 2020

    Have you just been appointed as subject coordinator or subject leader for history in your school? Have you been in the role for some time, but never had any proper training? Join us for this course in which course leader Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History

    8th June 2020

    Discover what makes quality teaching of History by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. We will look...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader

    2nd March 2020

    Have you just been appointed as subject coordinator or subject leader for history in your school? Have you been in the role for some time, but never had any proper training? Join us for this course in which course leader Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader

    24th February 2020

    Have you just been appointed as subject coordinator or subject leader for history in your school? Have you been in the role for some time, but never had any proper training? Join us for this course in which course leader Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History

    22nd June 2020

    Discover what makes quality teaching of History by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. We will look...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History

    12th June 2020

    Discover what makes quality teaching of History by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. We will look...

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  • Webinar: The Wars of the Roses: Principles, Politics, and Personality

    9th October 2019

    This webinar will be led by Dr James Ross, Reader in Late Medieval History at the University of Winchester. The webinar will look at the causes of the three 'wars' (1455-64, 1469-71, 1483-7) that make up what historians call the Wars of the Roses, and explore how far each conflict...

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  • Becoming an Effective Primary History Subject Leader

    7th October 2019

    Have you just been appointed as subject coordinator or subject leader for history in your school? Have you been in the role for some time, but never had any proper training? Join us for this course in which course leader Chris Trevor will take you on a journey through the...

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  • Webinar: Origins of the French Revolution

    18th September 2019

    Was the French Revolution born out of class struggle, or cultural confusion? What were the roles of ambitious lawyers, privileged noblemen, scheming pamphleteers, and downtrodden peasants in the collapse of the Old Regime? This webinar will review major interpretations of the origins of the 1789 revolution, and consider how the...

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  • Webinar: The Kingdom of Benin

    15th October 2019

    Dr Toby Green is Senior Lecturer in Lusophone African History and Culture at King's College London. His work seeks to contribute towards a refocusing of the understanding of modern history by grasping the active roles of West Africans in shaping both global histories as well as local West African ones....

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  • Webinar: Making Sense of the Vikings

    26th November 2019

    Focusing on the Viking world, this webinar will explore how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It will offer some practical suggestions on how you might combine a Key Stage 2 History study of the Vikings with the geography of...

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  • Practical Approaches to teaching Primary History

    13th January 2020

    Discover what makes quality teaching of History by exploring how to ensure coverage of the National Curriculum through practical creative methods which will engage children in interactive methods which can be adopted and adapted for different age groups or themes, whilst ensuring progression and challenge for all. We will look...

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  • Webinar: Making Sense of the Stone Age to Iron Age

    4th February 2020

    Focusing on the Stone Age to Iron Age, this webinar will explore how careful choice of content in one subject can extend what your pupils will achieve in another. It will offer some practical suggestions on how you might combine a history study with geography into a meaningful scheme of...

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