New short courses launched to aid career development

Short courses "We’re passionate about providing educational and development opportunities for individuals at all points in their career" Julie Stone, Director of UDOL

Date posted: 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.

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.

For further press information please contact Jenny McNicholas, University of Derby Press Officer, on 01332 592279 or email: