New short courses launched to aid career development

27 June 2016

Professionals from around the world wanting to develop their career can benefit from a range of short courses being launched by University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL).

 The five short courses, will be launched on July 11, 2016, include:

The courses are designed to provide professionals with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to fit around other commitments. All of which are professionally oriented and work-based allowing learners to immediately apply their knowledge to the workplace.

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Julie Stone, Director of UDOL, said: “We’re passionate at the University of Derby about providing educational and development opportunities for individuals at all points in their career. Our online mode of delivery provides flexibility in a way learners can access such opportunities. 

“We are delighted, therefore, to be expanding our online offer into short courses which we know are a valuable part of CPD. Our short courses have the same online learning principles applied to our full degree programmes to provide a high quality learning experience.”

A recent study found that 76% of employees want opportunities for career growth, with training and development spend rising by 15% year on year.

Matt Bromley, Academic Manager at UDOL, said: “The courses we are providing give working professionals an opportunity to engage with learning that will support their career development. Each course has a series of structured, developmental learning activities that professionals can discuss with likeminded peers to fit around their busy schedules.”

The short courses are non-credit bearing but a certificate will be provided upon completion of the course.