Short courses for businesses and public service providers

If you or your staff need to upgrade your skills or see things from a fresh perspective we can help you update your knowledge through continuing professional development courses.

What do we offer?

See the CPD courses we offer to businesses, public and third sector organisations, policy makers and people working in industry and manufacturing below.

Courses for business, management and leadership

  • Sussex MBA Partnership Scheme

    The Sussex MBA Partnership Scheme is designed for local businesses, business groups and entrepreneurs.

    It provides access to local, flexible, study on the MBA at discounted rates. The Sussex MBA is built on the four pillars including:

    • digital work – the move to digital technologies and virtual work environments
    • innovation – the need for new strategies to adapt to disrupted environments
    • resilience – employee wellbeing and the sustainability of business models
    • policy – to lobby and influence policy-makers at local, regional and national levels.
  • Masters degrees

    You can develop your career with a course from our diverse range of Masters degrees. Or choose an online Masters degree, so you can learn wherever you are in the world.

  • Language courses

    We also offer a range of Foreign Language Courses through our affordable, fun and comprehensive short courses. Explore a range of lunchtime and evening classes to fit your lifestyle.

  • Bespoke courses

    We can work with you to create courses tailored to your requirements. We can deliver courses online or in person – using our facilities on campus, your premises, or a combination of each.

Short courses for your business sector or industry

Courses for public service providers

  • Education-related professional development courses

    The Department of Education at the University of Sussex offers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training both within the UK and internationally.

    It has a long history of offering bespoke international educational consultancy services, especially in areas of teacher development and educational leadership.

    It also offers a range of flexible, distinctive and innovative opportunities for the continuing professional development of UK partnership teachers.

    Areas covered include:

    • curriculum design
    • professional knowledge
    • assessment
    • reflective practice
    • educational psychology
    • disability and inclusion.

    Find out more about these courses.

  • Social work-related professional development courses

    The Department of Social Work at the University of Sussex offers Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through a range of modules and pathways.

    These awards can help you to meet the requirements of re-registration or simply improve your understanding of key areas of social work practice, health and social care.

    With these CPDs you can:

    • build on the knowledge you gained on your qualifying course
    • improve your skills and practice
    • learn in and from your study group, where you can develop your presentation skills along and your understanding of key issues
    • build up academic credits which can lead to a full academic award
    • study modules offered by Schools and departments across the university
    • take advangtage of learning opportunities developed by research and practice issues, from various contexts and perspectives - including serve users.

    Find out more about these courses.

Online CPD workshops

Explore the non-accredited CPD sessoions run by the Sussex Social Change Hub. The Hub, run by experts in our School of Education and Social Work, works to build strong connections with public organisations through consulting, training and tailored services.

Courses for public policy makers

  • Science, technology and innovation policy for turbulant times

    The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex is one of the world's leading centres of research on science, technology and innovation policy and management.

    This course:

    • engages with current debates around industrial transformation, artificial intelligence, clean growth and innovation within the multilateral trading system
    • shares experiences and insights with international policymakers in your field.

    Find out more about this course.


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