GEM’s training programme

GEM are invested in continuing professional development of the heritage learning workforce.

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 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 foundation, intermediate and advanced/leadership levels that supports 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).

Unfortunately, due to the situation with COVID-19, GEM has had to cancel our Spring 2020 Museum Learning Foundation Course in Manchester and Advanced Workshop in Liverpool. 

All Museum Learning Foundation Course Manchester participants will be invited to join the London Museum Learning Foundation Course in Autumn 2020. We are working with course directors to reschedule the Advanced Workshop for Autumn 2020 as well.

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