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What career opportunities can this lead to?

For some learners this course will provide a basis for further study, as well as a stimulating an interest in the wider subject.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course; this course is suitable for adults wishing to extend their knowledge of Archaeology.

What does this programme involve?

This one-day workshop is an introduction to the broad subject which is Archaeology.

The course will cover a range of areas including:

- What is Archaeology? Looking at the definition and what it means to different people. You will be given an explanation of the different branches of the subject.
- First Steps -where to get digging and processing experience. Information will be provided on local archaeological societies such as CBA and ARCHI.
- Tools of the trade -types, handling, and health and safety.
- Finds handling - including identification, dating and the use of aids/guides.
- Recording - how to record, what you find in the ground and individual items.
- Record keeping- finds registers, trench context registers, drawing and photo registers.
- Drawings and photos of the trenches and finds.
- Find conservation and storage.
- Back filling the site.
- Reporting of your findings.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Hands on experience with finds, tools and forms you will need to use in the field, as well as relevant examples and techniques shown by the tutor.

An Eastleigh College certificate can be awarded on successful completion of the workshop.

What else do I need to know?

There are no additional requirements in respect of this course.

Please bring a pen and paper or notebook to take notes. Handouts will be provided for you to take home.

There are no additional costs anticipated.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

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Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C250X Eastleigh College 23/11/2019 Sat 09:30 – 13:00 1 £36.00 £36.00 Apply now

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Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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