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) 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.

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..

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Holocaust Educational Trust Update

Updated - 12th March 2020

Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Trust has been continually monitoring UK government and NHS advice. The safety and wellbeing of our participants, our stakeholders, our Holocaust survivors and our staff is of paramount importance.

Yesterday, 11th March we suspended all our overseas educational projects, Lessons from Auschwitz and Belsen 75, will be suspended until the end of March. This decision will remain under review while Coronavirus remains a risk.  It is worth noting the Polish government has announced closure of all museums, including Auschwitz-Birkenau, from 12th March to 25th March 2020. 

We are today suspending all planned gatherings, all of our overseas projects and in-person educational programmes, effective immediately until the end of March when we will review.

We are not aware of any specific risks related to our overseas projects that would impact our participants and there are no suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus amongst any of our staff, volunteers, partners or participants. We are taking this action as a precautionary measure.

News of future Projects will be shared as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please see our FAQs here.


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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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. 

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