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Staff training and professional development

Whether you’re an individual or a company, investing in Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an investment in your future.

Students on professional course

Our professional courses help you stay current, relevant and up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge. Our gold standard teaching, modern learning facilities and close relationship with industry ensures that we deliver to you the very best in vocationally-led courses.

  • Short courses

    Most of our short courses are designed for continuing professional development within specific industries and sectors. They are a flexible way to study, and are ideal for those who want to:

    • develop knowledge in a particular discipline
    • refresh their knowledge
    • review their career
    • develop specialist skills to support other studies.

    Subject areas

    We run short courses in the following subject areas:

    • Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
    • Art and Design
    • Biomedical sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Health and Sciences
    • Heritage and Tourism
    • Law

    Take a look at our current programme of short courses for more details and to apply.

  • Bespoke short courses

    We can create short courses specifically tailored for your organisation's needs. Course options include:

    • one-day workshops
    • regular evening courses
    • on-site or on NTU premises

  • Accredited courses

    Accredited courses are a necessary qualification for some professions, whilst for others they offer the potential to accelerate their career. Accredited courses are also an assurance that we are teaching skills and knowledge that are up-to-date and desirable in the workplace.

    With this in mind, we have worked with industry to ensure that around 150 of our programmes are formally accredited or recognised by a professional, statutory or regulatory body.

    See our programme of accredited courses for more details and availability.

  • In-company degrees and apprenticeships

    In-company degrees

    Our in-company degrees were the first to place students in companies full-time as part of their course. Students can be either current employees or students fresh from college and eager to learn both academic and practical skills.

    We will help you recruit, select and develop your employees, and ensure our course delivers learning that is relevant to your company.

    In-company degrees have proven to be a great success for companies that include Barclays, Toyota, Experian, Rolls-Royce and Boots.

    Benefits include:

    • employees with both academic and practical experience
    • an injection of new skills and knowledge into your company
    • reduced recruitment costs through higher staff retention rates.

    See our programme of current in-company degrees for more details, or contact us to discuss how in-company degrees could help your company.

    "We're delighted by the success of our sponsored in-company degree scheme with Nottingham Business School. Our people are one of our most important assets and this scheme helps us find, support and develop new talent, which is great for Experian and for the local economy."

    Chris Clark, Managing Director, Experian UK&Ireland


    We also provide higher and degree apprenticeships. Companies can receive funding from the government to help cover training costs. SMEs get 90% of their training fees paid.

  • Executive education

    We offer executive and management development courses in a range of specialist areas. They are designed to develop all levels of middle to senior executive management, and can be specifically tailored to suit your organisation's needs.

    We currently run programmes for BP, Ecco, Experian and Kentz Engineers and Constructors.

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