Monks Hall

Field Archaeology Training

Field School – 1st to 27th July
CPD Courses – May, June & October

Our Approach

Our team are field specialists with heaps of experience training students, professionals and volunteers in archaeological field practice across the UK and abroad. We believe that increasing skills is vital for the profession’s future, advances archaeological methods and cultivates a skilled workforce to tackle future research challenges.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop their site skills. That’s why our courses are benchmarked against the Archaeology Skills Passport, providing you with the knowledge that you’re getting the training you need to be a successful field archaeologist.

As a Community Interest Company, all profits made will be reinvested back into our community heritage projects. By joining us at Monks Hall, you’ll be helping to fund our community landscape survey – the Fenland Landscape Survey.

Archaeology Field School


£600 per week

Come and stay with us at our convenient campsite located in the farm’s back grassfield. All you need to do is bring a tent.

We cover food and accomodation in the cost. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals will be provided as will all essential facilities, including running water, toilets and showers.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking. If you wish to join us in Residential but arrange your own food, please let us know when booking.

Generous bursaries available. Please contact us for details.


£350 per week

For those arranging their own food and accomodation, the non-residential cost covers all training and use of equipment and facilities.

Please enquire in advance for recommendations on places to stay and eat nearby. We have cheaper than advertised rates agreed with local providers.

Fees & Booking

Continuing Professional Development

Our Courses

Student Essentials

One week course


Student Essentials is ideal for students of archaeology. Participants will study:

  • Soil formation and environment
  • Contexts and stratigraphy
  • Excavation methodology
  • Recording: creating an archive
  • Practical: tools and techniques

2024 Course Dates

6th-10th May
10th-14th June
7th-11th October

Commercial Essentials

Two week course


Commercial Essentials is ideal for early career field archaeologists. Participants will study:

  • Soils & geology
  • Tools & techniques
  • Best practice
  • Recording
  • Survey skills

2024 Course Dates

13th-24th May
17th-28th June
14th-25th October

Further Skills

One week course


Further Skills is ideal for field archaeologists looking to progress. Participants will study:

  • Site formation processes
  • Building a matrix
  • GPS & TST survey
  • Digging to a deadline
  • Encountering human remains

2024 Course Dates

3rd-7th June
17th-21st June