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Continuing professional development (CPD)

In Work-based learning

In Work-based learning

 With our professional courses, you can upgrade the skills of your workforce to develop new areas of expertise and improve efficiency, morale and retention. Employers of all kinds are taking a structured approach to training their workforces. Continuing professional development, or 'CPD' is a key commitment to investing in your staff.

Staffordshire University CPD Academy

Our dedicated CPD Academy offers a range of flexible courses designed to fit into your normal working day. Delivered fully online or through our blended learning model (combining face-to-face time and online teaching), the CPD Academy offers flexible learning pathways. 

We tailor our CPD programmes to meet your needs, and offer solutions at all levels including executive, management and operational. For those who are looking for the bridge to higher education, we also offer a dedicated Step up to Higher Education programme that enables access to courses at higher levels.

What we offer:

  • A flexible approach, designed to fit into your normal working day
  • Options to learn both on campus and at your location
  • A clear focus on success
  • The ability to link learning to practical actions within the workplace
  • A mix of work-based assignments, discussions and projects
  • The ability for professionals to use their new skills to make an immediate impact in their workplace

We have a wide range of learners from private, public and third sector businesses studying work-based programmes each year. 

Our CPD courses cover areas including:

  • Digital
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data science
  • Business
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials science
  • Forensics
  • Microbiology and biosciences
  • Wellbeing, resilience and mental health
  • Biomechanics and biotechnology

We can work with you to create a bespoke CPD solution for you and your business. This could include undertaking multiple credit-bearing modules to achieve a formal certificate. Contact Employer Partnerships today to find out how we can create a CPD solution for you.