The Holocaust Educational Trust is internationally recognised for its expertise in training teachers in Holocaust pedagogy best practice.

More than 1,500 teachers take part in our programmes each year. We offer free professional training workshops and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) residential courses to new and experienced teachers across the UK. Our sessions are delivered by an experienced team of trainers, and focus on pedagogical issues as well as demonstrating practical ideas, and our free online classroom resources.

Whilst we hope to return to face-to-face training sessions and residential courses in the 2021-22 academic year, we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and following government guidance, including the latest advice on international travel regarding our overseas residential programme. Where in person training is not possible, we have been developing online provisions to ensure that we can continue to support teacher training and development. 

More information about our teacher training programmes can be found below but if you have any questions please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Training Sessions

These sessions are open to all teachers, and participation is free of charge. They are held on Zoom.

Introduction to the Holocaust Educational Trust 

This 90-minute session will introduce teachers and trainees to the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and to the pedagogical guidelines which underpin our work. The session will provide a basic introduction to Holocaust history, and to our primary and secondary schemes of work. 

An Approach to Teaching about the Holocaust 

This additional 90-minute session builds on our introductory session to explore our teaching resources and their use in the classroom. Participants must have completed Introduction to the Holocaust Educational Trust before joining this session. 

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Bespoke Workshops

Our free pedagogical workshops are delivered across the UK and are adaptable to meet the needs of your school or institution. Sessions can be targeted for one subject area or cross-curricular groups.

The Trust works with Initial Teacher Training providers, through universities, school-centred schemes and employment-based programmes, as well as providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and in-service training to experienced school staff.

We partner with local authorities, academy federations and individual schools to deliver regional CPD training seminars.

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Teacher Study Seminars

Our teacher study seminars are open to anyone who has previously undertaken teacher training with the Holocaust Educational Trust. The series of seminars aims to extend historical knowledge, and/or to explore some of the pedagogical challenges associated with teaching and learning about the Holocaust. 

Dates for our spring and summer 2021 are now available on our Teacher Study Seminar page.

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Intensive CPD Courses

The UK-based Exploring the Holocaust residential course, held every February, is especially aimed at those new to Holocaust teaching. Educational sessions are delivered by experts from the Holocaust Educational Trust and prominent academics engaging with the latest scholarship on the Holocaust. The course also explores the benefits and challenges of cross-curricular collaboration. 

Our annual teacher training course held at Yad Vashem in Israel is composed of three intensive stages: a one-day introductory seminar in London, a 10-day visit to Yad Vashem and a follow-up weekend in the Midlands. 

Teacher Study Visits are advanced site-based training courses. Past visits have been held in France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. The on-site sessions examine human stories and approaches to site-based education. 

Developed as a response to restrictions on in-person training and international travel as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, our Virtual Teacher Study Visits explore the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish communities across Europe.

We are currently inviting teachers to register their interest in taking part in our 2021-2022 residential courses, and will invite applications when these courses are confirmed.

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The Trust is partnered with Vision Schools Scotland and offers bespoke CPD training to teachers taking part in this programme.