Continuing professional development

We offer a series of high-quality online courses, especially designed for professionals, that may lead to formal continuing professional development (CPD) accreditation.

Studying CPD courses means both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated, allowing you to continually up-skill, regardless of your occupation, age or educational level.

These courses are designed to be flexible so you can study at a time convenient to you.

Our online CPD courses

Managing for Innovation

Learn how to manage innovation in this course developed by world-renowned academics in strategy and innovation from the Leeds University Business School and IBM. Understand why organisations need to establish an innovation process and manage innovation systematically.

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Exploring Anatomy: the Human Abdomen

Explore the human abdomen and its many complex structures through stimulating discussions on surgical procedures. This will help you to apply your understanding of basic anatomy to common clinical scenarios and introduce you to research being undertaken at the University.

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Blended Learning Essentials: Getting Started

This course is designed to help anyone teaching or supporting learning in the vocational education and training sector understand the benefits of blended learning and how to use technology effectively to support learners.

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Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice

This is the second of the Blended Learning Essentials courses. This course covers issues such as learning from experience, tackling difficult challenges with the help of blended learning, and making blended learning affordable.

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How do these courses work?

These courses can be accessed for free on FutureLearn and no previous knowledge or experience is required.

There are extra benefits by upgrading this course, including:   

  • Go at your own pace with unlimited access to the course. Organisations can also use the course material as a staff development resource.
  • Ensure you’ve mastered the material with access to tests on the course.
  • Evidence your professional development when you complete the course with a Certificate of Achievement or Statement of Participation, available in both digital and printed format.

You can find more information about this on the FutureLearn course sign up pages.