Professional Development and Educational Innovation

We work in close partnership with over 1,500 regional schools, colleges and a wide range of other allied settings spanning the education, community, charity, arts and business sectors

Our aim is to provide high quality professional and community education, which is accessible to learners at all levels. We are passionate about innovating educational practice regionally, nationally and internationally by investigating and embedding research based practice and excellence. We are committed to working collaboratively with learners and partners in order to exchange educational knowledge to deliver sustainable social and community impact.

We are home to an established Professional Development Programme (PDP) of postgraduate courses for professionals in education and allied service settings. Our portfolio attracts over 800 learners each year and offers a number of flexible options for national and international learners, with full- and part-time masters and specialist awards. We also offer a variety of specialised educational services for schools, other partners and learners. These services include award bearing and non-accredited continuing professional development courses and conferences, professional consultancy and bespoke professional training, as well as collaborative and contract research.

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