Advanced Skills Programme

The University of Derby is part of a consortium of higher and further education providers across the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area, delivering the European Social Fund (ESF) High Level Skills programme. Courses are accessible to small and medium sized organisations in the D2N2 area.

Please note, in light of the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) courses offered between March and May will no longer be delivered face to face. Instead we will be supporting businesses with an online learning hub, where we will offer bite-sized courses.

The courses will provide an opportunity for your staff to refresh their skills and update their knowledge in an easily accessible and convenient way, even when working from home. The learning hub will also allow local businesses to stay connected and support each other through the current situation.

If you are interested in any of the courses offered below or would like us to provide a course that isn’t currently offered, please complete the enquiry form or email our Business Enquiry Team via and we will be in touch with further information.

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Short courses and continuing professional development (CPD)

We have a broad range of innovative and enlightening short courses - both on-campus and online.

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