Your professional development

Whatever stage of your career you are at, learning and development is always important - for staying current, for broadening your skillset or for improving your progression opportunities.

Gaining a formal qualification can be an excellent way to evidence your skills and knowledge, to reflect on your own practice and to challenge yourself. A degree is now a requirement for many professions and continuing professional development (CPD) is often mandatory for maintaining professional registrations.

We offer a range of learning opportunities to help you develop:

Networking and CPD

Professionals like you can attend our free public lectures and networking events, such as the Festival of Marketing, Logistics and Supply Chain Week and the Sustainability Conference. Check our events page to find out what’s coming soon.

We also offer a wide range of affordable short courses - some are even free. These can provide useful introductions to topics which might be new to you, and they can help maintain your continuing professional development.

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Festival of Marketing

In-depth learning

If you would like to study a subject in greater depth or need particular accredited qualifications for your chosen career, we offer a range of options:

Our courses include work-related tasks and projects so you can apply what you are learning and immediately see its value.

Paul Stead, MBA graduate

Gaining the MBA gave me the confidence to undertake a two-year secondment in America and boosted my visa application. This was a pivotal moment in my career...I am now a senior director at Bombardier.

Paul Stead
Head of Product Introduction & Services Execution, Bombardier Transportation

Key contact

Alexandra Charles heads up our Executive Education team, which is responsible for professional development opportunities in the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

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Alexandra Charles
College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development

Alexandra Charles is College Head of Executive Education and Enterprise Development. Through its work with business and business leaders, her team has global impact as a high quality provider of innovative work integrated and applied learning solutions.    

Email
a.charles@derby.ac.uk
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