You could complete a degree in a relevant subject, like art history, fine arts and restoration, or fine arts conservation. You could then take professional training in valuation.
You could also do a specialist postgraduate course, like art market and appraisal or arts business, with universities and arts institutes.
Some major auction houses offer internship programmes. Information on placements and work experience is available from the Museums Association.
You'll usually need:
- 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree