One of the Forum's aims is to build capacity for heritage science by supporting and promoting opportunities for training and skills development, and raising awareness of heritage science as a career.

The strategic framework theme of a skilled and diverse heritage science community has five associated strategic outcomes

  • Increased engagement with heritage science at school age
  • Technical skills and knowledge to address present needs and future requirements of heritage
  • A range of accessible apprenticeships and postgraduate opportunities
  • Recognition of heritage science as an attractive career
  • Citizen heritage scientists