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The Training Portal

For trainers: Advice · Handouts
Learning to edit: Events · Virtual Learning Environment · YouTube how to

Want to improve Wikipedia or Wikimedia?

Anyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia or its sister projects straight away, and there are resources to help you start. We provide Markup guides/cheat sheets, Wikipedia Guides, guidance for Commons, and more.


Want to train others?

Wikimedia UK trainers help to organise and deliver engaging workshops on topics such as how to edit Wikipedia. The audience often comprises of members of the public or staff at a partner organisation, and the workshops support our overall programme.

Our materials for trainers include session plans, materials, advice on training methods and details of past events.

If you see an event in the calendar that you'd like to help with, get in touch with Wikimedia UK's contact person for the event.

We have an ongoing Training the Trainers programme for our volunteers. You don't need to go through the programme to train at WMUK events, but it does improve your skills. Any upcoming events will be listed on the events calendar. To register your interest, email infoatwikimedia.org.uk

Want Wikipedia or Wikimedia training?

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If you or your organisation would like to be trained in using Wikipedia, then we have well trained and kindly people ready to come and work with you at your events. Our aim is to guide people through the early stages of editing and then offer support as they become contributors. We are happy to travel whenever necessary to meet your needs. There is generally no charge for this. We have trainers who can support you in English and Welsh. Please contact us for more information

Keep an eye on the events calendar and Wikimedia UK's Twitter feed; there may already be a training event in your area that you can ask to join.

We are especially keen to work with:

Want to study online?

You can also learn about Wikipedia, Wikimedia and related online skills on Wikimedia UK's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

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You can create yourself an account, and study systematically in 16 courses covering the various areas of Wikipedia and Wikimedia knowledge, with supporting technical points. Or you can refer to the VLE when you want to: keep it open in a tab as you edit Wikipedia.