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.

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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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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.