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.

Between 1999 and the end of 2020 we have trained around two thousand people in our off-the-shelf training alone. We have also delivered customised training to meet specific individual and organisational goals and requirements. This brings the total number of individuals participating in our training days to almost 3000.

We are currently delivering all our training courses online via the Zoom platform. We have specially adapted the content to ensure that the learning experience remains participative whilst retaining the informative presentations and our trademark handbooks. We also offer tailored online training to small numbers of participants from the same organisation. Please contact Margaret Crockett if you are interested in discussing this option.

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 2021

Tues, 13 April 2021Basic Archive Skills Training Day Online CourseBook via Eventbrite
Thurs, 15 April 2021Archival Arrangement and Description Explained Online CourseBook via Eventbrite
Mon 19 April 2021Building Blocks of Records Management Online CourseBook via Eventbrite
Weds, 21 April 2021Managing Photographs in the Archives Online CourseBook via Eventbrite

Past Training 2021

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


We use the Eventbrite platform for registration and sale of tickets which can be purchased securely with a credit/debit card. The platform also offers the option to request an invoice for BACS payments. For queries regarding registration please contact Janet Foster.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you cannot attend the training for any reason we offer a transfer to the next course that is convenient for you. We cannot issue any refunds.

Course materials

Course materials will be posted to a password protected area of our website for participants to download. We will send a link to the area a few days before the course.


Whilst we are delivering our training courses online we use the SurveyMonkey platform for learners’ feedback. We use a simple evaluation form to allow participants to feed back their opinion and comment on all aspects of the training courses. It takes just a few minutes to complete. Although most evaluations are anonymous, we retain data for a short while 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. This includes online accessibility for training delivered via Zoom. 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.