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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

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    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 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.

    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 short courses for health and social care professionals:



    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.


    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.


    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.