The list below shows the currently scheduled ARCHER courses. Please follow the links in the list to find out more about the courses and to register.

If you would like us to provide a course on a particular topic and/or in a particular location then please contact us via the ARCHER helpdesk.

Upcoming Courses

Individual links to course provide more details on the content and prerequisites. Click Register to sign up for a particular course.


The following two courses form the ARCHER Summer School 2019
Hands-on Introduction to HPC EPCC, Edinburgh 15-16 July 2019
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Message-passing Programming with MPI EPCC, Edinburgh 17-19 July 2019   PRACE
Course Materials
Advanced MPI Oxford 22-23 July 2019 Register
Single Node Performance Optimisation Imperial College London 30-31 July 2019 Register
Parallel Design Patterns Durham 7 - 9 August 2019 Register
Modern C++ for Computational Scientists Glasgow 27-28 Aug 2019 Register

The following courses are provisional and details of dates and locations may be subject to change.
Once all details are finalised, the course will be moved up to the confirmed section above and registration opened.
Hands-on Introduction to HPC for Life Scientists Birmingham 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2019   PRACE

Courses marked with are fully booked but please complete the registration form to be added to the waiting list.

Details of the software you should have installed, in preparation for any of our courses, is listed on our software page.

When registering for one of our courses you agree to abide by our Training Code of Conduct.

Eligibility for training

ARCHER courses are free to all academics.

Courses marked PRACE are also funded by PRACE and are free to everyone including commercial attendees.

For all other courses we normally charge a fee for non-academics. If you are from a commercial organisation and wish to attend a particular course or arrange training at your site by the EPCC team then please contact the ARCHER Training Administrator.

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Online Training

Much of the ARCHER training material is available online. In particular, this includes material relevant to the ARCHER Driving Test

On Successful completion of the ARCHER Driving Test you will be invited to apply for an account on ARCHER with 1200 kAUs (80,000 core-hours) to use over 12 months, enabling you to put your skills into practice.

Other Training

Support for training on ARCHER

We are able to offer support and asistance for external training on ARCHER: Find out how we can help and how to let us know what you are planning at our External courses page.