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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.
Our professional courses include:
Art and design
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
We offer a range of Masters of Business Administration (MBA) courses.
Coaching and mentoring
The International Centre for Coaching and Leadership Development 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.
ILM Coaching and Mentoring Level 5 Certificate
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
The Motorsport Engineering Centre provides several industry-focused courses designed to enhance your career, delivered via supported distance learning.
Health and social care
We offer a range of short courses for health and social care professionals:
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
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.
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
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.
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.