The Holocaust Educational Trust offers a range of multi-day Continuing Professional Development programmes for teachers, including our UK-based four-day residential course aimed at those new to Holocaust teaching, as well as seminars and overseas courses targeted towards those committed to advancing their knowledge.

Exploring the Holocaust Residential Course

This intensive course, held every February, provides practical resources and pedagogical guidance for teaching the Holocaust. Sessions are academically rigorous and interactive, advancing subject knowledge and focusing on practical application in the classroom.

Educational sessions are delivered by experts from the Holocaust Educational Trust and prominent academics engaging with the latest scholarship on the Holocaust. Discussions explore the benefits and challenges of cross-curricular collaboration.

Annual Teacher Training Course

This intensive course consists of academic lectures on themes relevant to the Holocaust and related pedagogical workshops. The programme is composed of three parts, including a one-day introductory seminar, a 10-day visit to Yad Vashem in Israel and a follow-up weekend.

The course gives teachers the opportunity to hear from leading Holocaust academics to enhance their own subject knowledge, allows for reflection on current classroom practice, and showcases lesson ideas and resources. 

Teacher Study Visits

Our Teacher Study Visits are advanced site-based training courses which focus on the richness and diversity of pre-war Jewish life and on the complexity of the history of the Holocaust. Past visits have been based around key Holocaust-related sites in France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania and Poland. The on-site sessions are academically rigorous and interactive, incorporating testimonies, images, primary source documents, poetry and other stimuli that challenge teachers to discuss and critically evaluate issues within Holocaust education and when using authentic Holocaust related sites with students. 

Lessons from Auschwitz CPD for Teachers

This is a four-part professional development course offered to teachers from any subject area. Modelled after our flagship Lessons from Auschwitz course for post-16 students, the Teacher CPD version of the course is held annually and comprises a one-day visit to Poland and two educational seminars.

The course is open to secondary and post-16 teachers. We encourage schools to send two teachers to support one another throughout this unique and challenging course, and to develop a cross-curricular, whole school approach to Holocaust education.

One-Day Teacher Study Seminars

The Trust organises a series of one-day teacher study seminars, held in regions across the UK. These seminars provide an opportunity for teachers to hear from leading academics in Holocaust studies and update their own subject knowledge.


Our Annual Teacher Training Course and Teacher Study Visit to Berlin are supported by: