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Short courses and CPD

Whether you're an aspiring leader, an expert looking to expand your skills, an organisation seeking development for your workforce or somewhere in between, we have something for you in our short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) courses. 

has a well-established, long-standing reputation for providing high-quality education and training and undertaking cutting edge research. Our short courses and CPD are designed to enhance learners' knowledge and skill, and facilitate career progression.

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Our range of CPD opportunities includes:

  • Non-credit bearing: bite size, study days, short courses
  • Credit bearing: stand-alone CPD modules and programmes, available at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
  • Organisational accreditation of in-house provision
  • Bespoke provision designed to meet specific organisational workforce development 

Why choose our CPD Programmes?

Expert-led content

Our courses are developed and delivered by industry experts and thought leaders. We have an extensive track record of working with many of the biggest and most respected public and private sector organisations in the UK and Europe. You will benefit from real-world insights and cutting-edge research.

Flexible learning

We understand the demands of a busy professional life. Our CPD programmes offer flexibility from bite-size learning to stackable credits allowing you to shape your study path.

Student support

However your CPD is delivered, whether online, face-to-face, or a combination of both, you will benefit from one-to-one and group support from your tutor, and peer support from your colleagues.

Industry links

Our expert academic staff work with senior management within a range of industries to devise and deliver bespoke training courses that lead to tangible benefits.

Enhance your career

Invest in yourself to learn a new skill or to ensure that your professional registration requirements are met.

Healthcare and social work

Subject areas

We offer CPD and short courses across the university's area of expertise. Our provision includes:

We also offer pre-sessional English courses.

Development opportunities for your staff

Development opportunities for your staff

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We have worked with employers to develop a number of courses that ensure staff are able to adapt to changing industries, learn relevant skills and become efficient managers.

CPD within your organisation

Short courses/CPD A-Z

Short courses and CPD A-Z