Professional development and short courses

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

Specialist CPD short courses

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.

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

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Bespoke courses

Our bespoke courses enable you to upskill your workforce without recruiting new staff. If you are an employer and can’t find a course to suit your business needs, we can create bespoke programmes for you.

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Popular CPD and short courses

Our management courses are tailored to develop senior leaders and managers within your organization. In addition to business management courses that help with continuity planning, we also provide CPD courses for managing volunteers and in healthcare and social care settings.

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.

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Get in touch 

For general information on our CPD, short courses or networking events please email our CPD Team or call us on +44 (0) 1772 893836 or +44 (0) 1772 893839.

For general enquiries related to studying with us please email our Course Enquiries Team or call +44 (0) 1772 892400.