Training course organised by Dawn Charles Associates at Business Link, 45 Grosvenor Road, St Albans. Fee: Pounds 195 + VAT. Details: Dawn Charles, 01727 840882.
OCTOBER-JUNE SHORT COURSES AT THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH, LONDON SE10
Run in association with Goldsmiths' College, London, these courses, ranging in length from one day to eight weeks, form part of the Open Museum programme and can give access to degree study. Subjects include: London's maritime architecture, astronomy, local history, commercial London in the 17th and 18th centuries, underwater exploration, Nelson, and women at sea. Fees: Pounds 30 for eight-week lecture series, Saturday courses Pounds 25. Concessions available. Details: 0181 312 6747.
OCTOBER 26-MAY 31 HIDDEN COLLECTIONS
Six one-day courses comprising lectures, seminars and visits to examine collections behind the scenes at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London SE10. Topics include: polar exploration, submarines, lifeboats and lighthouses, navigational instruments and horology, and the Battle of Jutland. Fee: Pounds 27 per seminar. Details: 0181 312 6710.
OCTOBER-JULY COURSES FOR TEACHERS
Subjects to be covered at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7, include: "Museum education: developing a project for schools", sculpture, the Tudors, Chinese culture and customs, Japanese art and design, William Morris, Hinduism and Buddhism, and how to use a museum. Fees: Pounds 44-Pounds 55 per course. There are also sessions for teachers and their families on bookmakingsculpture costing Pounds 20 per group. Brochure from: 0171 938 8638.