GEM Training Courses
GEM is invested in continuing professional development those working in learning within museums, heritage and cultural settings.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) benefits both the individual and the employer, and of course it benefits our sector too.
Whether you’re looking to improve your abilities, develop your contacts and networks, update your skills or keep up to date with the sector’s latest developments and best practice, then you are in the right place.
GEM is working towards professionalising the museums and heritage learning workforce. The learning workforce is crucial in ensuring that museums are engaged with their communities.
GEM’s threefold approach is to:
- Embed its competency framework for the heritage learning workforce in all its professional development work.
- Offer training at three different accessible levels that support the development of the core competencies outlined in the framework.
- Use its professional membership scheme to formally recognise the professional knowledge, skills and expertise of GEM members, and provide a focus and incentive for members’ CPD.
Our former education officer, Holly Bee, tells us more about the courses developed as part of GEM’s Learning & Sharing Centre project in 2017 (funded by ACE).
Courses confirmed for 2023 include...
Now hosted online, the GEM Foundation Course in Museum Learning will provide you with opportunities to develop, practise and demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to be an educator in museums, heritage and cultural settings.
If you want to develop your understanding and application of interpretive good practice, then this course is for you!
This four-week online course run by SEND parent and Museum Development Officer Sam Bowen will explore the need for improved SEND engagement and how to create and adapt your learning offer to meet the needs of this audience. Participants will become members of a peer learning group focussed on discussing and workshopping various concepts related to SEND-inclusive learning.
This course is for experienced learning professionals wishing to develop their SEND practice, create change within their organisations or freelance work to develop best practice and advocate for SEND in museums.