The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our fourth annual Exploring the Holocaust residential study programme, in February 2018 in Leicester.


17-19 February 2018

Programme overview

Our Exploring the Holocaust residential course offers a fascinating programme of lectures and workshops designed to develop teachers’ subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches. It provides an excellent introduction for those who are new to teaching about the Holocaust, or who want to reflect critically on their approach.

Educational sessions will be delivered by experts from the Holocaust Educational Trust and prominent academics engaging with the latest scholarship on the Holocaust. Our guest speakers will be announced soon.

Feedback from previous participants:

“if there’s one CPD you should do, this is it!”

“Exceeded my expectations, met my hopes and challenged my preconceptions”

“Mind-blowing ... My head hurts!”

“The course has changed my approach to teaching ... I cannot thank you enough for what was an amazing experience"

“the best piece of education I've ever experienced”

Who should apply?

Applications are invited from teachers of any subject area, as well as from those who are currently undertaking teacher training in a school or initial teacher training institution. Participants do not need to have in-depth historical knowledge about events of the Holocaust. We welcome applications from more than one teacher per school or teacher training institution.

We ask that applicants are available for the entirety of the course. Due to school holidays varying across the country this year, this course is running at a time when not all schools are on their half-term break. Before applying we ask that those teachers who are not on their break confirm with their schools that they will be able to attend..

How much does it cost?

The course is free to attend. The Trust will provide meals and accommodation for the duration of the course, as well as all workshop materials, including resources which participants will be able to take back to their schools. Participants are asked to cover the costs of their own travel to Leicester, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher, requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click here to download an application form.
Once you have completed the application form, please save the document with your name in the title, and email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We aim to reply to all applicants by 5pm on Friday 8 December, to inform them whether we are able to offer them a place.