Professional courses

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We provide a suite of courses to support innovation in business. Creating sustainable businesses and empowering business professionals is at the heart of what we do.

Our courses are aimed a range of professionals in leadership and management roles as well as marketing, PR and communications. Find our courses below or explore our research and business services to see more about how we can support you and your organisation.

Institute of Directors (IoD) programme

We hold an exclusive regional franchise to deliver Institute of Director (IoD) programmes and have been a recognised provider of executive governance programmes for over 20 years, since 1991.

The IoD programmes are ideal for directors, senior executives, entrepreneurs, owner managers and for those who aspire to work at a strategic boardroom level in the private, public or not for profit sectors. For directors wishing to build their qualification further, the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company direction can be used to progress to become a Chartered Director and gain fast track access on the MSc in Executive Leadership.

Leadership and Management courses | (ILM) programme

Become the best you can be and progress to the next level in your career in leadership and management. 

Whether you are an aspiring manager looking to kick-start your career, or are a more experienced manager wanting to keep abreast of new developments or brush up on your essential skills to be a more effective leader, we’ve got a variety of courses for you to choose from.


Please note: All classroom programmes are currently postponed due to the university's Covid-19 closure.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications

We offer the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Certificate and Diploma in Professional Marketing for marketers seeking to obtain a competitive advantage and to further develop and progress their careers with a course designed by professionals, for professionals.

Chartered Institute of Marketing Professional Diploma

Professional Digital Marketing

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Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) qualifications

We offer the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Advanced Certificate for those new to the field, as well as the Diploma which is designed for professionals looking to progress their careers with an understanding of the more strategic roles and functions of PR.

Chartered Institute of PR

CIPR Professional PR Certificate

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Chartered Institute of PR

CIPR Professional PR Diploma

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The Leadership Centre

We can work with your organisation to create a bespoke leadership or development programme which can be either accredited or non-accredited. Our Leadership Centre specialises in developing confident, capable and imaginative leaders, providing tailored training and professional qualifications to suit the needs of both individuals and organisations.

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