Continuing Professional Development Short Courses Specialist Training

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

Northumbria University offers a wide range of short courses and CPD opportunities, many with academic credits or professional body accreditation that will help you stay ahead of the competition.

Taught by academics who are recognised experts in their field, with extensive industry experience and contacts, we offer the right blend of academic excellence and commercial relevance across a number of sectors.

So, if you are a business that wants to develop your people or are looking for new ways to increase your bottom line, an individual looking for a fast track to promotion or the skills to change direction, or simply someone that wants to learn something new and follow their passion, we can give you the tools to make it happen.

Simply review all of our courses in the course directory below or, to refine your search, go to our Advanced Search and enter either the course name, subject area, sector or skills that you are interested in.

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Our portfolio includes a variety of formats from single modules, block learning, blended learning to single day events.  Or, for a more tailored approach we can develop bespoke courses for your organisation.


Basic Sexual Health (Masterclass)

This course would suit primary care nurses who deliver sexual health services. This session will be ideal as an educational update to ensure contemporary practice. The course will cover: Current national issues in sexual health service provision Contraceptive method update Emergency contraception Local issues in sexual health service provision Specific local service update to reach vulnerable…

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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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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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Non-invasive Ventilation (Masterclass)

Respiratory failure can occur as a result of many medical conditions and can be classified as an acute or chronic illness. A common treatment that has been proven to reduce morbidity and mortality in respiratory failure is non-invasive ventilation, and healthcare practitioners in both the primary and acute care sectors may be expected to care for patients requiring this therapy. This masterclass will…

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Respiratory Disorders

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. By completing this module, you will develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and learn how to apply that…

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Sepsis and Acute Kidney Injury (Masterclass)

This Masterclass is aimed at qualified healthcare practitioners working in the Northern Region. It will provide you with an introduction and overview of current recommendations on the identification and management of these conditions.

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Tissue Viability (Masterclass)

This course would suit healthcare professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic wounds The course covers the following topics: Current policy and clinical guidelines The importance effective evidence based wound care Revisit of Anatomy & Physiology of wound healing Principles of Wound assessment Management and treatment options Ethical and professional issues in wound…

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Dementia (Masterclass)

This one-day masterclass is designed for health or social care practitioners currently working, or intending to work, with people who may have dementia. You will explore personhood and relationship-centred care, and examine the tools which are currently in use for assessing dementia in terms of their application, validity and use in practice. You will also develop your knowledge of delirium in people…

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History Taking and Physical Assessment (Level 6 Masterclass)

This Masterclass will introduce you to the process of history taking and assessing the physical manifestations of common disease processes. You will get the opportunity to understand the specifics of history taking and examination relating to common gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological conditions. You will be covering reviews of history taking and examination of several…

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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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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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End of Life Care in Critical Care (Masterclass)

End of Life Care in the Critical Care environment is challenging and requires healthcare practitioners to be knowledgeable and skilled in the provision of this sensitive aspect of care. There is a growing emphasis on providing patients with End of Life care options that fall outside of the traditional approach of providing a private, quiet space whilst this process occurs. This masterclass will provide…

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing 1 (Masterclass 1 of 2)

This course would suit nurses, midwives or allied health professionals who are looking to refresh their Health Improvement expertise, and will cover the following topics: Health status in North East England: morbidity, mortality and perspectives on positive well-being Practical application of wider determinants of health in your practice population Current policy in relation to health and longevity…

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Promoting Health and Wellbeing 2 (Masterclass 2 of 2)

This course would suit nurses, midwives or allied health professionals who are looking to refresh Health Improvement expertise and will include the following: An evaluative overview of health promotion models that support behaviour change, address health inequalities and consider perceptions of risk Practical application of a behaviour change health promotion model to an identified health and wellbeing…

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Continuing Healthcare Law

Aimed at local authorities, this two-day course will equip your staff with a comprehensive understanding of NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) law. It will prepare them to identify cases where a person should be deemed eligible for full NHS funding, and to help the Multi-Disciplinary Team or CHC Panel achieve that outcome. It will also enable them to successfully challenge decisions where CHC has been…

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