Our range of online professional development short courses are designed to help you in your personal development, whether that’s for your continuing professional development (CPD) or as part of your training and development plan. These online courses can fit in easily around work and family life so you can study at a time and place to suit.

All of our professional development short courses are professionally oriented and work-based allowing you to immediately apply your learning to the work place.

Prefer to study on campus?

We have a number of Health and Social Care, Education and Business CPD courses that can be studied online, face to face or by blended learning.

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Autism Spectrum: Directions for Educational Professionals

This course, aimed at professionals, who encounter different manifestations of autism, is a practical guide to recognising, identifying and responding to this spectrum of behaviours.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£175 (includes VAT)

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Autism Spectrum: Directions for Parents and Carers

This course, aimed at individuals with a close relationship to those who encounter different manifestations of autism, is a practical guide to recognising, identifying and responding to this spectrum of behaviours.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£175 (includes VAT)

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Radiographic Image Analysis of the Appendicular Skeleton

Endorsed by the College of Radiographers, this self-guided course offers a practical introduction to analysis of radiographic images.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£150 (includes VAT)

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Training and Development in the Hospitality Industry

This self-guided professional development course offers useful insight into the learning, training and development needs within the hospitality industry.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£95 (includes VAT)

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Diabetes Type 2: Supporting Self-Management

This professional development course looks at how Health and Social Care professionals can improve patient outcomes through better disease management.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£95 (includes VAT)

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The GDPR: Managing New Data Protection Corporate Liability

This professional development course provides a practical introduction to the strategic and planning challenges of GDPR in an organisation with a focus on managing risk.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (includes VAT)

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IFRS 16 Leases

This CPD course provides an overview of the new IFRS 16 International Financial Reporting Standard for leases and the key changes to how leases are accounted for by leasees.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£75 (includes VAT)

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Adult Education: How to Teach Online

During this professional development course you will learn how to deliver online adult education and how to create a virtual classroom.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (includes VAT)

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Understanding Maths Anxiety

This professional development course provides an introductory overview of maths anxiety, the apprehension faced by many people and its impact on participation and performance.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (VAT exempt)

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This CAMHS CPD course provides an overview of some of the common mental and emotional health issues experienced by children and young people.

Course start date

5 March 2018 - This course will run subject to viable numbers

Cost of course

£350 (VAT exempt)

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Leading for Results and Change

Leading for Results and Change is a developmental learner led course that provides managers with the opportunity to develop the key skills to lead themselves, their team and their organisation through change.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (includes VAT)

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Introduction to Innovative 21st Century Teaching

This professional development short course offers a valuable opportunity to explore the three ‘C’s of the 21st century within the context of teaching: Curiosity, Curation and Community.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (includes VAT)

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Aimed at non-financial managers and self-employed business owners to understand more about planning, organisation and control of financial resources.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£350 (includes VAT)

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Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education

A unique introduction to the concept of Social Pedagogy within the context of working with and caring for children and young people.

Course start date

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Cost of course

£250 (includes VAT)

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