Manchester Metropolitan University

Continuing Professional Development

Alongside our range of postgraduate taught and research courses, we offer a range of short, flexible or bespoke courses to allow you to continue your professional development.

These courses are designed to allow you to enhance your professional skills, develop and update your knowledge and meet your personal and professional potential. These are delivered via a range of flexible learning methods including seminars and workshops outside of normal office hours, and via e-learning so that you can fit the course around existing commitments.

Choose an area:

Biology, Chemistry and Materials

Faculty of Science and Engineering Open Professional Programme

This programme offers a portfolio of units, at different levels and of differing sizes, to allow you to continue your professional development.

The wide variety of subject areas and flexible nature of the programme allows you to tailor your learning, gaining academic credit for each unit you complete. You can accrue credits over a long period and may obtain sufficient credits to be awarded a formal qualification of the University.

The programme serves to advance you professionally and personally, and the credits you obtain can be used to apply for admission to further appropriate MMU programmes.

Units are available in a number of areas:

For more information visit the Science and Engineering CPD website.

Business Skills

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Professional training and development for business professionals

The Commercial Academy has been developed by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School to provide short courses for the professional industries. All of our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners. Workshops can be delivered at University premises, on-site in your place of work, through e-learning or a combination of these.

Courses are available in a number of areas:

GET IN TOUCH. Call 0161 247 3984 or email business.gateway@mmu.ac.uk for further information on our range of courses.

Computing and Mathematics

Faculty of Science and Engineering Open Professional Programme

This programme offers a portfolio of units, at different levels and of differing sizes, to allow you to continue your professional development.

The wide variety of subject areas and flexible nature of the programme allows you to tailor your learning, gaining academic credit for each unit you complete. You can accrue credits over a long period and may obtain sufficient credits to be awarded a formal qualification of the University.

The programme serves to advance you professionally and personally, and the credits you obtain can be used to apply for admission to further appropriate MMU programmes.

Units are available in a number of areas:

For more information visit the Science and Engineering CPD website.

Education

Faculty of Education Professional Development Programme

Offering professionals working within the education community high quality courses in professional development that enhance their skills, extend their knowledge and challenge their thinking.

All courses and units are taught outside normal working hours, either in the evening or at weekends.

Find out more at the Faculty of Education CPD website.

Engineering and Technology

Faculty of Science and Engineering Open Professional Programme

This programme offers a portfolio of units, at different levels and of differing sizes, to allow you to continue your professional development.

The wide variety of subject areas and flexible nature of the programme allows you to tailor your learning, gaining academic credit for each unit you complete. You can accrue credits over a long period and may obtain sufficient credits to be awarded a formal qualification of the University.

The programme serves to advance you professionally and personally, and the credits you obtain can be used to apply for admission to further appropriate MMU programmes.

Units are available in a number of areas:

For more information visit the Science and Engineering CPD website.

English and Creative Writing

Alongside our full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the Department of English offers a range of stand-alone short courses. Available to study as discrete, one-off units, many of these courses also provide the option to accrue credits towards a postgraduate qualification in either MA Creative Writing or MA English Studies

Encompassing a range of critical and creative subjects, our short courses are delivered by a team of fully research-active staff, widely published writers and industry-standard journalists.

The department also offers a number of continuous professional development training courses, including Teaching Creative Writing Workshop – developed to support the new A-Level in Creative Writing – and Journalism Skills for Creative Writers, delivering a range of skills and development opportunities to teachers, lecturers and other professionals.

Find out more at the Department of English website.

English Language for Teachers and Academics

Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Professional Development Programme

The Language Centre has considerable experience creating courses that are designed to match the specific needs and interests of groups of clients such as English language teachers or academics from various disciplines whose first language is not English.

The courses can meet a variety of goals such as:

Find out more at the Language Centre website.

Environmental and Geographical Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering Open Professional Programme

This programme offers a portfolio of units, at different levels and of differing sizes, to allow you to continue your professional development.

The wide variety of subject areas and flexible nature of the programme allows you to tailor your learning, gaining academic credit for each unit you complete. You can accrue credits over a long period and may obtain sufficient credits to be awarded a formal qualification of the University.

The programme serves to advance you professionally and personally, and the credits you obtain can be used to apply for admission to further appropriate MMU programmes.

Units are available in a number of areas:

For more information visit the Science and Engineering CPD website.

Finance and Professional Services

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Professional training and development for business professionals

The Commercial Academy has been developed by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School to provide short courses for the professional industries. All of our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners. Workshops can be delivered at University premises, on-site in your place of work, through e-learning or a combination of these.

Courses are available in a number of areas:

GET IN TOUCH. Call 0161 247 3984 or email business.gateway@mmu.ac.uk for further information on our range of courses.

Health Science

Faculty of Science and Engineering Open Professional Programme

This programme offers a portfolio of units, at different levels and of differing sizes, to allow you to continue your professional development.

The wide variety of subject areas and flexible nature of the programme allows you to tailor your learning, gaining academic credit for each unit you complete. You can accrue credits over a long period and may obtain sufficient credits to be awarded a formal qualification of the University.

The programme serves to advance you professionally and personally, and the credits you obtain can be used to apply for admission to further appropriate MMU programmes.

Units are available in a number of areas:

For more information visit the Science and Engineering CPD website.

Health, Psychology and Social Care

Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care Professional Development Programme

Alongside our full and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, The Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care offers a range of short, flexible and bespoke courses, many of which lead to professional accreditation.

These courses are designed to enhance your professional skills, develop and update your knowledge and can enable you to accrue credits towards a first degree or postgraduate study.

A range of flexible learning methods are used, including workshops, seminars, action learning sets and e-learning to enable students to fit studies around their existing commitments.

Find out more at the Health, Psychology and Social Care CPD website.

History and Politics

Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Professional Development Programme

Alongside our undergraduate and postgraduate programme, the Department of History, Politics, Philosophy and Public Services presently offers a variety of short courses.

Find out more at the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy website.

Management and Leadership

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Professional training and development for business professionals

The Commercial Academy has been developed by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School to provide short courses for the professional industries. All of our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners. Workshops can be delivered at University premises, on-site in your place of work, through e-learning or a combination of these.

Courses are available in a number of areas:

GET IN TOUCH. Call 0161 247 3984 or email business.gateway@mmu.ac.uk for further information on our range of courses.

Marketing and Digital Marketing

Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Professional training and development for business professionals

The Commercial Academy has been developed by Manchester Metropolitan University Business School to provide short courses for the professional industries. All of our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and practitioners. Workshops can be delivered at University premises, on-site in your place of work, through e-learning or a combination of these.

Courses are available in a number of areas:

GET IN TOUCH. Call 0161 247 3984 or email business.gateway@mmu.ac.uk for further information on our range of courses.

Sociology and Criminology

Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science Professional Development Programme

Our short and continuing professional development courses are taught by staff who are actively involved in high-quality research and some act as policy advisors to national and local government organisations. Research-led teaching, drawing on this staff expertise, features prominently in our teaching programmes.

We work with EU, national and local government organisations and police forces to provide a range of specialist courses:

Find out more at the Department of Sociology website.

Bespoke courses for Business

We also offer a range of bespoke courses for businesses and have done so for a number of clients including McCann Manchester, Booths and Bank of New York Mellon.

To find out more contact our Commercial Academy on +44 (0)161 247 3984 or email business.gateway@mmu.ac.uk.