The Archive-Skills Consultancy Ltd was originally formed to deliver a programme of effective and relevant training in archives and records management at a price that anyone or any organisation can afford. This builds on a working relationship begun in the early 1990’s running the Basic Archive Skills Training Days under the auspices of the Society of Archivists’ Specialist Repositories Group.

Since 1999 we have trained nearly a thousand people in our off-the-shelf training alone. We also deliver tailored training to meet specific individual and organisational goals and requirements.

You might also like to read some participant comments about our training.

See here for details of Practical Training Workshops offered by our Associate, Gillian Sheldrick, on using Excel for Archivists.

Training prospectus, 2020–2021

COVID-19 update

Due to the continuing concern about Covid 19 transmission and the limited facilities in our preferred venue, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the training planned for October 2020. In reaching this decision the health and welfare of our participants and associate trainers has been foremost in our minds. We hope to resume in-person training in 2021 and are currently actively looking into possibilities for offering a version of our training via the internet.

If you registered for training in October, or transferred from the cancelled training in March, you will have been offered a refund or a credit note. If you have questions about this, please contact

We are able to offer tailored training to small numbers of participants from the same organisation. Please contact if you are interested in discussing this option.


Thurs, 28 January 2021Building Blocks of Records Management Online Course
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Mon, 1 February 2021Basic Archive Skills Training Day Online Course
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Wed, 3 February 2021Archival Arrangement and Description Explained Online Course
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Wed, 10 February 2021Managing Photographs in the Archives Online Course
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Booking terms and conditions

Venue and catering

At the Archive-Skills Consultancy we aim to deliver training that is both of a high standard and affordable for all those working in the archives and records management workforce and their employers. For this reason we do not use expensive hotel conference facilities however the majority of past attendees have appreciated the friendly and unthreatening learning environment of our training venues. We also make every effort to accommodate special dietary needs and any negative comments about catering are always taken seriously and dealt with.


We use a very simple evaluation form to allow participants to feed back their opinion and comment on all aspects of the training courses. Although most evaluations are anonymous, we retain the forms for a period of one month after the course in case of any query.


We are committed to meeting our responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act, and we will endeavour to meet individual accessibility needs where practicable and within our means. Please discuss with us when booking.

Privacy Notice

The Archive-Skills Consultancy (TASC) is a Limited Company. Our Company Number is 6525942. We provide clients with archives and records management expertise, services and training. We take the privacy of our training participants, the data subjects, seriously. Our Privacy Policy sets out the kind of personal data we hold and our procedures and obligations under the UK Data Protection Act of 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The Joint Data Controllers are Janet Foster and Margaret Crockett, Co-Directors of TASC. We collect and process training participants and their employers. This data is provided to us to provide training to individuals. Data subjects have the right to: access their personal data; restrict the processing of their personal data; rectification of their personal data; erasure of their personal data; object to use of their data; portability of data; and lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner.

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