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Grow your skills and career

On-campus, work-based or distance learning – explore our Short and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses

Whether you want to learn more about a specific area relevant to your career, work towards a university qualification, or develop custom-made training solutions for your organisation, our short CPD (Continuing Professional Development) training and development courses can help.

Many of our short courses and CPD training programmes carry academic credits and award professional accreditation, and we develop our courses and training with researchers and industry experts to meet your needs and ambitions. We’re continuously developing new programmes that are relevant, up-to-date and practical.

We support you to fit your learning around your work commitments and home life, by delivering courses at different times, days and venues. You can study our short courses on campus – where you'll have access to our facilities, equipment and resources – or you can study through distance learning, online at home or at work. 

Choose to take a look at all of our short courses in one list, view the courses by industry, or browse the short courses provided by our Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD).

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Short courses in your industry

Whether you're topping up existing knowledge, looking to accelerate your career by learning new skills, or want to work towards a university qualification at work, short courses are a great option. Browse the courses we're currently running and book your place now.

Short courses delivered by our Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD)

Our Centre for Continuing Professional Development offers a range of courses to students and professionals. From English language learning to courses for career professionals, we provide an excellent and engaging learning experience.

Take a look at our Moving into Senior Leadership in Education short courses - Creating a Motivational Workforce and Facilitating Wellbeing in the Workplace - or browse our other short courses below.

English language courses

If you're an international student and English isn't your first language, find out how to apply for a Pre-Sessional English Language course with us. 

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English language development

Develop your knowledge of Academic English in friendly, accessible settings during your studies.

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Summer schools

Study English language and culture in our summer schools for EU and international students in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.

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English language and translation training for teachers

Improve your English language or translation and interpreting skills while also experiencing British culture on our of our short courses, designed for teaching professionals from international institutions.

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Subject knowledge enhancement courses

Need to fill some knowledge gaps before you start your teacher training? Boost your understanding and confidence with our subject knowledge enhancement courses.

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All short and CPD courses

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