The Holocaust Educational Trust is pleased to invite applications for our Annual Teacher Training Course at Yad Vashem in Israel in summer 2021.

Introductory seminar (London): Thursday 22 July 2021

Course at Yad Vashem (Jerusalem): Friday 30 July – Sunday 8 August 2021

Follow-up weekend (UK): Friday 19 November – Sunday 21 November 2021

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. 

This visit is generously supported by the Wolfson Jewish Education Fund and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust. 

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 UK teachers of any relevant subject area who are currently in post and either teach or plan to teach the Holocaust. Participants are required to be available for all three parts of the course.

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

Register your interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before Tuesday 9 March 2021