The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Annual Teacher Training Course at Yad Vashem in Israel in July 2024.

Introductory seminar (London): Thursday 18 July 2024

Course at Yad Vashem (Jerusalem): Friday 26 July to Sunday 4 August 2024

Follow-up weekend (UK): Friday 15 November to Sunday 17 November 2024

This visit is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund.

Programme overview

Our most advanced course is intended for teachers who aspire to lead Holocaust education within their schools, transmitting knowledge to colleagues and developing schemes of work. The course provides an opportunity for teachers to engage in historical discussions about the Holocaust, and to explore advanced debates about pedagogy and the future of Holocaust education. Teachers will additionally benefit from the educational resources offered by the Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies in Jerusalem. 

The programme is composed of 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, allows for reflection on current classroom practice, and showcases lesson resources. 

Feedback from previous participants:

This course has had a really positive impact on my knowledge, understanding and confidence with the Holocaust. The personal stories that I can relate to my students makes their learning experiences far more valuable

The course inspired me to get more involved in Holocaust teaching around the school, and I have made links with other departments

The wealth of knowledge that this course has developed and the confidence that brings in the classroom is invaluable

The course presented an amazing opportunity to develop subject knowledge and understanding with a clear set of ideas on pedagogical practice. I have been given a wealth of resources to help improve practice in my own classroom and ways to share the findings in my 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.

We can only accept 23 teachers on this programme. When allocating places on our advanced training courses, priority is given to those who have completed our Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course.

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 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 to the seminar, to Israel and to the follow-up weekend, though the Trust can write a letter to their headteacher requesting that these be covered by their school’s CPD budget.

How to Apply

Please click here to complete our online application form.

Application deadline: Thursday 7 March 2024

We will let applicants know about places on Friday 15 March 2024