The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course, which will take place in Leicester in February 2024. We welcome participation from teachers and trainees from across the UK in this free residential course. 


Friday 9 February to Tuesday 13 February 2024 (Leicester)

Application deadline – Tuesday 11 December 2023

Programme overview

Our Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course is designed to advance knowledge and inform classroom practice. Teachers will be introduced to our cross-curricular teaching pack Exploring the Holocaust and the latest pedagogical guidance for teaching about the Holocaust. Educational sessions will be delivered by experts from the Holocaust Educational Trust and prominent academics engaging with the latest scholarship on the Holocaust. The 2024 course features lectures and workshops exploring three core themes: The context of the Holocaust; Wartime persecution and murder; and Reactions to the Holocaust.

The programme has been designed for primary and secondary school teachers from across the UK who wish to explore the Holocaust through a variety of subjects including History, Citizenship/PSHE, Religious Education/Philosophy and English. Discussions will also explore the benefits and challenges of cross-curricular collaboration. Whether you are new to teaching about the Holocaust or would like to develop your skills and confidence, this course will equip you with the tools you need. We particularly welcome applications from teachers who are committed to the development of cross-curricular educational opportunities within their schools, and welcome participation from more than one teacher from each school.

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from primary and secondary teachers and trainees of any subject area who are currently in post across the UK. Participants are required to be available for the entirety of the course. We welcome applications from teachers engaged in the Vision Schools Scotland programme.

The Holocaust Educational Trust offers a programme of teacher training courses which are intended support teachers in career-long professional learning. The programme begins with our foundational Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course. On completion of our Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course, we encourage participants to join one of our advanced training courses including Teacher Study Visits and our most advanced programme at Yad Vashem.

On completion of the programme, participants are expected to use the knowledge obtained in their educational practice. Following the course, participants are asked to commit to sharing future teacher training opportunities with colleagues and will be encouraged to organise a free CPD/CLPL workshop with the Holocaust Educational Trust for their ITT programme/department/faculty/school and/or MAT.

How much does it cost?

The course is free to attend. The Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher, requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

Thanks to funding provided by The Association of Jewish Refugees we can offer a limited number of travel bursaries for teachers and trainees attending this programme. We may also be able to offer supply cover costs for schools not on school holidays during the dates of the course. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions about these bursaries.

How to Apply

Please click here to complete our online application form.

Application deadline – Tuesday 11 December 2023

We will let applicants know about places on Friday 15 December 2023