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  • Our flexible approach allows you to integrate training with your professional duties, so you get the best out of your study and your work.

    We provide a wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses in many industry sectors, ranging from short courses to part-time master level qualifications. We are the main provider of CPD to Oxfordshire's teachers and architects.

    Professional development courses by subject area

    Subject area School More details
    Architecture Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Our professional courses include:
    Art and design Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Our short courses are perfect for building your portfolio and kick-starting exciting new directions for your creative practice. As well as bringing together local artists and aspiring amateurs, our short courses attract visitors from all around the UK. To see our selection of short courses, please visit our short courses list.
    Business and management Business School We offer a range of  Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses.
    Coaching and mentoring Business School The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University is internationally recognised as a leader among academic centres for coaching and mentoring. The centre provides high quality coaching education from postgraduate certificates to doctoral level.
    Coaching and mentoring Business School ILM level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
    Coaching and mentoring Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development ILM Coaching and Mentoring Level 5 Certificate
    Computing skills Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development Improve your computing skills and gain confidence in your personal and professional life by taking the  European Computer Driving licence (ECDL) at Oxford Brookes.
    Engineering and motorsport Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment The Motorsport Engineering Centre provides several  industry-focused courses designed to enhance your career, delivered via supported distance learning.
    Health and social care Faculty of Health and Life Sciences We offer a range of Healthcare CPD courses, including accredited courses, short courses and workshops.
    Languages Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences If you wish to improve a language or learn a new language you can register for an Open Module.
    Staff and educational development for further and higher education Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development We currently run up to 200 courses for staff in the further and higher education sector each year, drawing on a national network of specialist consultants.
    Planning Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment We have been running a highly successful programme of planning-related short courses, conferences and in-house training  over many years.
    Publishing and digital media Faculty of Business Whether you are interested in extending your focus into new areas of publishing, such as selling rights or financial management, or just interested in polishing computer skills, our range of publishing courses will help you.
    Teaching Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    We offer a range of professional development opportunities for teachers to enable you to help children and young people learn more effectively and achieve their potential.

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is a professional course designed to allow students with a first degree to meet the standards for teacher training and gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

    The Centre for Educational Consultancy and Development (CECD) offers a wide range of CPD courses and consultancy services to schools and Early Years settings.