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Begin your archaeological training wherever and whenever you like with our eLearning Programme.

WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?

Whether you're a diver or like to explore the seashore, learn the basic theory of maritime archaeology and then decide if you want to continue with the practical training at our Skills Days if you're in the UK, or there's further training available with our many International Training Partners.

Our interactive online courses are broken up into lessons to make learning an engaging experience with short quizzes to test your knowledge at each stage. Once you've signed up for eLearning, you've got one year's access to the courses and instant access to a course tutor if you have any queries. You also get one year free NAS membership!

WHAT COURSES CAN I DO AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

Start off with the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course and then decide whether to do the Underwater Archaeology course (if you're a diver) or the Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology course (if you prefer to just get your feet wet). Each course is £25 and you get one year's free membership (worth £20-28) included with your Intro course and a logbook to keep track of your archaeological training.

We also offer a discounted rate if you buy two courses at once. Why not buy the Underwater Archaeology Combined course (Intro to Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Archaeology) for only £45 including the year's membership and logbook? Or you can get the same deal for the Intertidal Archaeology Combined (Intro to Maritime Archaeology and Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology).

Individual courses = £25 each (includes membership, logbook and tutor support)

Combined courses = £45 for the two courses (includes membership, logbook and tutor support)

Introduction to Maritime Archaeology: This course introduces you to the discipline of maritime archaeology taking you from the basic question ‘What is Archaeology’ through to the range of sites we might study, dating techniques and survey methods to get you started recording sites. No prior knowledge required.

Underwater Archaeology: This course builds upon the knowledge you gained in the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. You will learn how to run an underwater archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course is a pre-requisite.

Intertidal and Terrestrial Archaeology: This course  builds upon your knowledge from the Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course. You will learn how to run an intertidal or dry archaeological project from the planning phase through to carrying out a field survey and publishing the results. This course will introduce the processes involved in taking a project from conception through documentary research and planning to publication and archiving. Introduction to Maritime Archaeology course is a pre-requisite.

Once you have completed our eLearning courses, why not attend the practical Skills Days? These take place in the field and put the knowledge you have learned into practice. Members can gain credits once they have taken both the Skills Days and eLearning courses.

WHO ARE THE COURSES FOR?

Our eLearning courses are available and suitable for anyone with an interest in heritage, diving with a purpose or learning more from their beach walks. No prior learning or qualifications are required. There is no age limit on the course. The course is suitable for both divers and non-divers as it provides an excellent grounding in archaeology that is both underwater and on the foreshore.

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS WILL I GET?

When you've completed both the eLearning and the Skills Days, you will be awarded the Foundation Qualification which allows you to volunteer on all NAS fieldwork. This is an internationally recognised non-academic qualification.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Step 1 - Create an account on the NAS ELearning Site

Step 2 - Enrol in your chosen NAS eLearning course

Step 3 - pay for the course using a credit/debit card or using your PayPal account.