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Professional development and short courses

Enhance your knowledge and skills through our Continued Professional Development (CPD) short courses. These courses are an excellent way to support your career and professional development.

Our CPD short courses are available across a range of specialist areas. Some courses are accredited, which means that you can work towards a University qualification. Other courses are standalone programmes. These focus on specific learning outcomes or developing your skillset.

Our courses can range from multi-day to year-long courses. You can study at our campus locations in Preston, Burnley or online.

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CPD courses for businesses

Our short courses allow you to upskill your workforce without having to recruit new staff.

If you are an employer and can’t find a course to suit your business needs, we can also create bespoke programmes for you.

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Our popular CPD and short courses

  • Management 
    Upskill staff with a range of management courses designed to help train up senior leaders and managers in your organisation. On top of business management courses that support continuity planning, we also offer CPD courses for managing volunteers and in a health and social care setting.
  • Nursing and healthcare 
    Develop your skills in a specific area of healthcare with our range of health and nursing short courses. These include top-up courses specialising in community nursing, through to critical care, palliative care and general practice.
  • Health and safety 
    Protect your business with a range of health and safety short courses, from general health and safety qualifications through to fire prevention.