Through the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development you can improve your professional knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis by taking a selection of modules on an individual standalone basis, without having to commit to a longer course of study. Due to COVID-19 we have moved fully online for the academic year 2021/22 to ensure the safety of students and staff and to continue to provide upskilling and professional development opportunities for all. We are accepting applications for the coming academic year starting in September 2021. Click on Courses below to view the courses available.

Featured Modules

ECS301 Children and Families in Society

Beginning on Monday, Jan 31 this module examines children and families and how they interact with, and are affected by, the wider society in which they live. It discusses children’s lives and contemporary and historical ideas about childhood.

MK8104 Negotiation Skills

Negotiation is a valuable leadership and management skill, which is employed in a wide range of business contexts, such as contracts, deal-making, employment discussions, team building and disputes. Starting on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022

SP3200 Introduction to Human Rights; Rights and Responsibilities

Starting on Monday, 14th Feb this module will examine the philosophical origins of human rights and will explore a range of human rights issues and abuses at both domestic and global levels. The role and function of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations will be explored in terms of how they promote, implement and protect human rights.

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How does CPD work?

As a busy professional you need to keep up to speed with the ever-changing workplace. We offer many flexible ways to develop your professional skills on a continuous basis.

This can range from one day seminars with leading experts and researchers, to modules using blended learning or online learning.

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Benefits of CPD

Busy professionals rarely have the time to set a career to one side in order to return to full-time education. Here’s how you can upskill part-time and fit it in around your packed schedule.


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About us

Our dynamic team of highly qualified educators has many years’ experience in the process of facilitating continuous professional development.

You can benefit from our ability to apply the theory of adult learning to the practicalities of delivering flexible learning to busy people.

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