Continuing professional development

Develop your team's specialist skills, enhance the productivity of your business and retain talent through continuing professional development (CPD) courses.

You can access the latest academic knowledge and expertise through our management training, professional development and executive education. Our professional programmes are informed by leading academics across a broad range of disciplines.

If you want to enhance your own skills or improve the skills and knowledge of your workforce, we’re here to help.

Develop subject specific skills through short courses

Sector specific opportunities are offered through our faculties and our digital education service. Opportunities include:

Business and management

Whether you’re a professional or an organisation, we’ve a range of courses and support that can help you or your business to innovate and succeed. These include:


Take the next step in your teaching career with our professional development programmes designed for teachers and school leaders.


From Industrial Air Pollution Monitoring to Oilfield Corrosion Science Engineering, we offer an interesting and varied range of short courses in engineering, which are designed for different specialisms. The courses are linked to University research. This means you or your staff will learn the latest developments in a relevant field, and develop the knowledge and skills you need to help you progress in your career.


Making ethical business decisions is an important part of long-term success. As specialists in ethics CPD, we have a thorough understanding of the skills people need to make good ethical decisions. We work closely with you and take time to develop bespoke ethics training courses which are tailored to your business or organisation. Our services include face-to-face training as well as facilitated online learning such as webinars and online discussion forums.

If you or your team are interested in building up credits towards one of our MA programmes we also offer two short courses in Professional Ethics.

Medicine and Health

If you work in health and social care, psychology, social work and medicine you could enhance your knowledge and skills through our health related CPD courses. These courses are continuously reviewed and updated to include new guidelines and best practices so that you are equipped with the latest knowledge.


You can choose from a wide range of textiles courses covering:

  • textile technology
  • buying
  • sourcing
  • retailing
  • merchandising
  • manufacturing
  • administration

We also deliver in-house training programmes designed specifically for your organisation. These can be run at the University of Leeds or at your own premises.


The Institute for Transport Studies has a strong track record in providing training for transport professionals through specialist short courses. 

Contact us

To find out more about our continuing professional development courses, please email the Professional Development team at

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