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Funded training and development

Through our Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways (SHSEP) and Staffordshire E-Skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway (SEGway) programmes, we offer a variety of continuous professional development courses to help transform the leadership, management, entrepreneurial, digital, and technical skills for your business and your employees. 

What to expect

  • A wide variety of courses
  • Flexible delivery
  • Taught by our academic experts

What qualifications can be achieved?

We offer the following levels of professional development and training

Pathways to Higher Education – Microcredentials

Microcredentials offer you the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge and skills to advance your career and gain recognition of credit towards further under/post graduate study

CPD Certified Courses

Develop and enhance your skills and knowledge within your profession and receive a CPD certificate in recognition of your participation

Short Courses

Build towards your business and career development needs by enrolling on one of our short courses delivered by our academic experts.  You will receive a certificate of attendance for your participation.

Our courses are taught at a variety of different levels. We have a team of expert advisors with specialist knowledge in mapping individual career development needs to professional and academic qualifications.

Benefits of professional training and development

Whether you’re a business owner, employee, entrepreneur, student or a postgraduate, continuous professional development is an essential tool to maintain and enhance knowledge and skills, aid career progression, promote greater workforce engagement and builds on learner confidence.

We also offer local SMEs acces to a pool of talent to support innovation, growth and success for your business through a 12-month student placement.

Find out more about placements

The Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways programme, and the Staffordshire E-Skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway (SEGway) are part funded by the European Social Fund.


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