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In a world where change is constant, keeping pace with new trends and the latest skills and knowledge will give your business and employees a competitive edge.

Northumbria University offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited short courses, specialist training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. These are delivered locally, nationally and internationally, for individuals or employers with single or multiple learners. For employers with group requirements we can provide on-site customised CPD programmes, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our CPD courses are based on the ground-breaking research of our academic experts. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance for you and your staff. 

Best Interest Assessor (BIA) Refresher

This programme provides the annual statutory refresher training for Health and Social Care professionals who are qualified as Mental Capacity Act Best Interest Assessors (BIAs), and is being delivered in a new conference style format.

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BIM: Understanding COBie

This one day training course that will provide construction professionals with the knowledge and skills to make effective use of COBie on BIM-enabled projects.

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De-escalation and Management of Violence and Aggression

De-escalation and Management of Violence and Aggression, a short course developing skills and techniques in de-escalation for frontline health and social care staff. Northumbria University, together with North East Ambulance Service have combined, using their high levels of skills and experience to develop a programme which will enable frontline health and social care staff to both understand and effectively…

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End of Life Care for All - Level 6 - AC0664

Designed for practitioners who care for patients at the end of life, this module will enable you to develop specialist knowledge of end of life care in both the cancer patient and patients suffering diseases other than cancer.

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Executive Education

At Northumbria University we deliver bespoke development programmes for major commercial, public, and third sector clients in General Management and Leadership, Change Management, Finance and Accounting Strategy, Marketing and Innovation.

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Expert Witness (Civil)

One-day course - Civil Procedure Rules expert’s duties and responsibilities and report writing for civil proceedings or Two-day course - Giving expert evidence in civil proceedings

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Finance for Non-financial Managers

Do balance sheets make your mind boggle? Would you like to gain a better understanding of finance within your organisation? Designed for managers with a non-financial background, this course aims to equip you with the skills you need to better understand the financial implications of your decisions and improve the financial performance of your organisation

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Introduction to Sport Performance Analysis

The course is particularly relevant for coaches at Level 1-2 in sports such as soccer, rugby, basketball and hockey, as well as teachers of PE in secondary schools. The course is also very appropriate for sport coaching students and others who might progress to further training and become accredited sports performance analysts.

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Leadership Excellence and Talent Development in Construction Industries

“Retaining and developing top quality talent is crucial as we compete for work across the UK and internationally. Ten per cent of our workforce is currently taking a course customised for us by Newcastle Business School. It integrates with the latest thinking on project management, which is a huge part of what we do, and it’s leading to better performing individuals and teams.” Colin Peebles, Faulkner…

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Leading Innovation

The course will introduce unique new innovation tools and methodologies through which participants will develop “stress tested” value propositions that will be applied into the organisation as a driver for business growth, and in addition, releasing the potential of the expertise that resides in the organisation and its individuals.

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LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Workshops

The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method is a technique which utilises visual, auditory and kinaesthetic skills and improves group problem solving. The issues addressed by each workshop will vary according to the needs of your team.

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Managing Pain and Symptoms in Advanced Disease - AC0733

This module is focussed on patients who have palliative care needs, and will enable you to critically examine your practice when caring for this vulnerable group of patients. The philosophy underpinning this module is that accurate assessment is the key to managing pain and symptoms in advanced disease and that effective relief is the essence of quality of life. This module will enable you to develop…

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Media Training: To Camera

A one-day media training session that provides the opportunity to develop practical skills in grabbing the media’s attention and feeling comfortable handling media interviews.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work in the UK and/or internationally, focusing on assessing environmental management systems.

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (Distance Learning mode)

The accredited NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is a leading H&S qualification that covers the fundamental legal requirements relating to health and safety in construction work in the UK. It is aimed at managers and supervisors that have the responsibility of keeping their colleagues safe, and is also advantageous for aspiring H&S advisors and for those who want to enhance their careers in…

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (Part-Time)

If your day-to-day responsibilities include activities that come under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, this Certificate will help you ensure that people are working safely. Students that enrol onto the Certificate in Construction who have previously completed the Certificate in Occupational health and safety don’t need to sit the NGC1 module as it is a common module throughout…

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning mode)

The NEBOSH Diploma is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will be delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors over 4 units; Unit A: Managing health and safety Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice Unit A: Managing Health and Safety, begins by looking at principles of health…

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Part-Time)

If you’d like the must-have qualification for professional health and safety advisors and environmental practitioners, the NEBOSH Diploma is for you. The NEBOSH Diploma is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will be delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors over 4 units; Unit A: Managing health and safety Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace Unit C: Workplace and work…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Block Release Mode)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Part-Time)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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Neonatal Intensive Care - Level 6 - MW0629

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module is designed for staff new to neonatal intensive care, and will enable you to build on your previous clinical experience of high/low dependency care in order to enhance your professional practice.

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Northern Women in Leadership

This unique course is for women in leadership roles at all levels. The programme includes four one-day modules and a one-day conference delivered over a five-month period. It will address how female leaders in business can advance their career in times of change, maximise business objectives, and manage the demands of modern leadership.

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NUSTEM: Embedding Science Capital

Do children generally like science? Often, yes. Do they think that they could have a career in science? Generally, no. In this training session you will be given the chance to explore the idea of ‘Science Capital’ – the feelings and experiences a person might have which would predispose them to choosing a career in science. Science Capital can be affected by experiences both at school and at home,…

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NUSTEM: Embedding Working Scientifically

Do you find teaching the Working Scientifically strand of the national curriculum challenging? Would you like to learn tools and techniques to help your pupils work scientifically and help you to create exciting and engaging lessons to cover every topic within the new curriculum? This course will examine what is meant by working scientifically and help you understand how you can embed this concept…

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NUSTEM: Engaging Parents

Are some parents hard to reach, or is that we could improve the tools and techniques we use to reach them? In this session you will explore the NUSTEM approach to parental engagement, and the methods we use to extend science education beyond the classroom. You will discuss ways to foster a more open culture within your school and break down barriers, particularly for harder to reach families. We…

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NUSTEM: Science for Famillies

The Science for Families course is a 5-week after school science club aimed at children in KS2 and their families. Children and parents work together to explore different areas of the science national curriculum through simple science experiments with everyday household items.

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NUSTEM: Teaching the Tough Bits

These five separate CPD sessions will develop the subject knowledge and pedagogy of your classroom teachers. We use hands-on experiments and open discussion to address many of the misconceptions surrounding the ‘trickier’ areas of the primary science curriculum. Your teachers will leave feeling upskilled and enthusiastic about teaching the topics which prompted nervousness.

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NUSTEM: Unconscious Bias

Unconscious biases are an integral part of human evolution which allow us to make quick decisions based upon the evidence at our disposal. NUSTEM’s own research has shown that by Year 3 there are already strong gender differences in how boys and girls view themselves and the type of jobs they could see themselves doing in the future. In this workshop, we examine the science behind unconscious bias…

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Online CPD in Employment Law

Subscription to a selection of courses on employment law. Choose the courses that interest you, develop your skills and keep up to date in this fast moving area of employment law. New courses will be added throughout the year. You can test your knowledge with self-test questions and it is up to you how many courses you wish to access.

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Presenting and Interpreting Asian Art Collections

This course is for Chinese Curators who are interested in developing their skills in interpreting and presenting their art collections, and engaging visitors. The course will be based at the Woon Gallery of Asian Art at Northumbria University, and include the theory and practice of the latest approaches for interpretation, presentation and public engagement.

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Professional Skills Course for Lawyers

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) is provided for trainee solicitors, who must complete the course before admission to the profession. The PSC is designed to build on the foundations laid by the Legal Practice Course and also on your practice during your training contract.

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Published Data and Statistical Analysis

This course will be taught over three days. Please find a summary of the content for each day below: Day 1: Describing Data Types of data, types of endpoints How are data described and presented Important issues relating to graphs, table, diagrams etc. Comparing two groups (means, odds ratios, hazard rates/ratio, Kaplan-Meier) Day 2: Significance Testing What is being evaluated Null and alternative…

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Rebooting your Business: Short Courses for Busy People

The Department of Business and Management (Newcastle Business School) delivers practical short courses for a range of businesses across the private, public and third sectors. Our courses are specifically designed for people who want to re-energise their business, without spending too much time away from the office.

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Respiratory Disorders - Level 6 - AC0338

Designed for practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this module will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence of the management of these disorders.

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Transformative Innovation

PRE-SPRINT MEETING DEFINING THE PARAMETERS WITH THE ORGANISATION'S LEADERSHIP In order to prepare for the course and ensure that the participants and the organisation maximise the value on offer, this pre-sprint meeting seeks to establish the nature of the challenge being tackled and the roles from within the organisation who are key to inform the activities and participant. DAY ONE: SET-UP DEVELOPING…

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Understanding Homelessness Module

This module has been devised by Northumbria University in association with Newcastle City Council. It provides those working in the area of homelessness, or with an interest in the topic, with contextual knowledge and analysis of history, theories, policy and practice in this area.

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