Develop Your People

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At Salford our mission is to prepare people for work by providing courses that are relevant to the challenges of modern industry. We offer a real-world approach to learning with a flexible, industry-informed and research-based curriculum.

To support the training and development of your people, we offer a range of programmes, such as short courses, continuing professional development, degree apprenticeships, undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

You get to put theory into practice from day one."

Bethany O’Neill

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

“The hands-on experience helps with the University work too – you can really appreciate how the concepts you are taught work in the real world.”

Benefits To Your Business

  • Tailor the learning experience of your employees to fit the needs of your business and close the skill gap.
  • Develop and up-skill your workforce in a cost-effective way that works around the demands of your business.
  • Boost your employee retention by offering your teams the chance to grow and progress within your organisation.
  • Improve the productivity of your workforce and the overall competitiveness of your organisation.
  • Create ambitious, motivated employees who are inspired to drive your business forward.
  • Bring fresh and innovative ideas into your organisation by creating experts in their field.


We’re confident you’ll find the right course for your business, where academic learning and specialist knowledge meet industry experience and practical skills.

Our programmes are available in various modes of delivery including part-time and distance learning.

    Degree apprenticeships

    A degree apprenticeship combines academic study at university with on-the-job training in the workplace. All apprenticeships will last a minimum of 12 months and students will typically spend around 80% of their time in the workplace and 20% at university.

    We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree apprenticeship programmes across a range of subject areas, including:

    • Biomedical science
    • Business and management
    • Construction
    • Digital
    • Engineering
    • Healthcare
    • Leadership
    • Nursing
    • Social work

    More information and a full course list can be found here.

    Undergraduate courses

    We form strong partnerships with businesses and organisations from all sectors, working hand-in-hand with them to develop undergraduate courses that are up-to-date and relevant to the challenges of modern industry.

    Our academic staff are professionals in their fields, with many actively engaging with industry to continuously update their knowledge and inform their teaching. From guest speakers to practical, hands-on workshops and lectures; we provide our students with the skills necessary to succeed both academically and in working life beyond graduation.

    Our course offering covers a variety of specialist areas, including:

    • Acoustics
    • Accounting and finance
    • Architecture and the built environment
    • Business, marketing and human resources
    • Computer science
    • Engineering
    • Health and social care
    • Law
    • Media

    More information and a full course list can be found here.

    Postgraduate courses

    We offer a variety of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses to ensure personal and professional advancement within your workforce. Our postgraduate study options combine academic rigour with a real-world focus to develop industry relevant skills and knowledge.

    We have postgraduate courses available in a number of areas, including:

    • Business, finance and management
    • Computing, science and engineering
    • Construction and property surveying
    • The environment
    • Health and society
    • Journalism and public relations
    • Law

    More information and a full course list can be found here.

    Short courses and continuing professional development

     We offer a variety of professional development programmes to support the training needs of your business. All programmes can be delivered to both individuals and organisations and the majority are accredited by industry recognised professional bodies.

    Our course offering covers a variety of specialist areas, including:

    • Leadership and management
    • Media and digital
    • Business skills
    • Education
    • Health and social care
    • Built environment
    • Public services

    More information and a full course list can be found here.

    Some of the best people of the future are already in our organisation, hence our investment in upskilling."

    John Fenton

    Personnel Director, HMG Paints

    The University of Salford, like HMG, has its roots firmly within industry and we have worked together for a long time. We both share similar passions; a belief in Manchester and the development of young people and industry. The University of Salford is a ‘world-class’ institution on our doorstep, who understand the needs of us as an employer and the needs of our staff.

    Why Salford?

    • We provide our students with real-world experiences to better prepare them for employment, providing future-focused graduates who understand the needs of industry. 
    • In the next three years the University will be investing over £100 MILLION in buildings, facilities and industry standard equipment. These include a new Science and Engineering building, a new Energy House facility and investment in our teaching facilities.
    • Our industry-focused, research-informed approach is aligned to the Government's industrial strategy and today's global challenges. 
    • Our commitment to gender equality has earned us Athena SWAN awards for three of our schools, recognising our commitment to supporting the career progression of all women. 
    • We hold the social enterprise gold mark confirming our excellence across areas such as governance, ethical business, financial transparency, and social and environmental impact. 


    We have a long history of providing people with the tools they need to succeed.


    For more information on how we can support you and your business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are happy to meet with you to discuss any aspect of the University further and talk in more detail about our support and services.

    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.