Holocaust Educational Trust - Free teacher training opportunities available

The Holocaust Educational Trust each year offer free half-day or full-day continuing professional development (CPD) workshops to primary and secondary teachers across the UK. These educational programmes are supported by a range of free guidance materials, lesson plans and resources. Bespoke teacher training workshops are delivered free of charge, and only ask organisations to cover travel (and where necessary accommodation) for an Education Officer to come out from London.

Relevant topics which might be taught through the Religious Studies curriculum include:

  • Reactions to suffering and faith after the Holocaust for survivors as well as liberators.
  • The experiences of non-Jewish victims of Nazi persecution.
  • Exploring some of the complex moral and ethical dilemmas raised by the Holocaust and the challenges of employing terms such as 'perpetrator' and 'bystander'.
  • The history and development of antisemitism.
  • Holocaust Theology and the Problem of Evil.
  • The motivations of rescuers and the complex issue of rescue.

Their free full-day or half-day CPD workshops can provide teachers with an introduction to Holocaust history and pedagogy, or can build on prior learning to explore some of the specific topics outlined above.The Trust also offers a range of free multi-day residential programmes for teachers. 

The Holocaust Education Trust are now accepting applications for all residential courses taking place during the 2018-19 academic year.  For further information on these courses, and application forms please visit https://www.het.org.uk/education/teacher-training/intensive-cpd-courses or click on the links below:


Teacher Study Visit to Berlin (Saturday 27 October - Tuesday 30 October 2018)

Exploring the Holocaust: UK Residential Course (Leicester, from 7pm Friday 15 February - Tuesday 19 February 2019)

Teacher Study Visit to Lithuania (Monday 27 May - Friday 31 May 2019)

Annual Teacher Training Course at Yad Vashem (Friday 2 August - Sunday 11 August 2019)


If you have questions about these or any other of our programmes, or if you would like to book a teacher training workshop for your institution, please contact TeacherCPD@het.org.uk.