Develop your People

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We understand the challenges you face in keeping your teams’ skills and knowledge up to date and able to respond quickly to changes in the business environment.

Continuous professional development

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We are dedicated to helping you build a future-ready workforce. The university works closely with business of all sizes from micro-SMEs to large multi-nationals in the public, private and third sector. We develop talent by co-creating and developing bespoke and specialist training as well as offering open training programmes and degree apprenticeships. We can also work with you to provide quality assurance for your own professional development activities through our QCPD quality mark.

“Excellent, thought provoking and good tools for application. Great for me as just at the start of the journey to support our organisation to begin a massive digital culture shift.” Mini MBA in Digital Innovation, offered by SPD

Degree apprenticeships

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Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to attract and retain talent for your business, boost productivity and up-skill your workforce in a cost-effective way.

The university has a great track record in the design and delivery of degree apprenticeships, with our courses rated by Ofsted as ‘good’.

Your employees will be able to combine academic study at university with on-the-job training in the workplace, they’re also a great way to attract new talent to your business, enabling you to:

  • Develop and up-skill your workforce
  • Increase retention by offering your workforce the chance to develop and progress
  • Gain access to a broader pool of employees
  • Tailor learning to your business requirements
  • Work around your commitments with flexible study options, including block delivery and online learning.


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QCPD is a unique quality assurance mark for your continuing professional development activities.

We have a long tradition of engaging with increasingly diverse organisations who deliver a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. Our QCPD quality mark offers organisations the opportunity to have their training assessed through a rigorous quality assurance process. CPD activity which meets the quality threshold can attach the university’s QCPD quality mark to it for marketing purposes.


Get in Touch

For more information on how we can support you and your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We can provide a bespoke presentation addressing the support we can offer to your business or an individual plan highlighting course areas or services that may be of interest.