CPD and short courses

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World-class, accessible and affordable professional development courses.

Skill-up your workforce or develop your personal interests with the latest thinking in your sector. 

We also offer a variety of short courses, modules and programmes for your continuing professional development (CPD).

Flexible study that meets your needs

Our flexible study options allow you to fit in a course around your other commitments. From part-time study, to distance or blended learning, the choice is yours.

Distance learning means you can access our CPD courses even if you’re outside the UK. Our virtual learning environment allows you to benefit from world-class teaching, wherever you are.

Taking a CPD course can help you change and progress your career, return to work, update your skills and open up career opportunities.

Tailored and accredited courses

We’re able to offer accredited programmes that give exemption from some professional examinations, putting our world-class expertise into practice to help you further your career.

Our flexible and modular degree structure means that a number of our Postgraduate and Masters degrees can be taken to Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma level, giving you flexibility to learn at your pace. We can also provide tailored CPD courses to suit your requirements.

Our short course subject areas

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Health sciences

The University of Stirling is committed to providing training to improve the healthcare delivered in the local and global community. Our CPD training courses deliver the latest, up-to-date knowledge from healthcare experts.

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Social sciences

We have a range of short courses for health and social care practitioners who wish to improve their care of people affected by dementia and Huntington's disease.

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Sport and coaching

Our CPD in coaching and coach development is designed to improve your professional practice for the benefit of athletes, coaches, clubs and sports organisations.