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We offer a range of Engineering and Manufacturing CPD and Short Courses delivered by leading academics from our Engineering and Environment department. Northumbria University’s Engineering and Environment Faculty houses state of the art kit and equipment, and has key partnerships across the area of STEM.

NUSTEM is a partnership between Northumbria University and a number of other founding partner organisations which aims to support children, young people, and their key influencers, to help them make informed choices about STEM careers. 

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Applied Polymer Chemistry

This course covers a wide range of topics in applied polymer chemistry and will be a valuable resource to researchers working in the polymer, coating, materials, composites and foam industries.

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Integrated Business Process Management with ERP

This course is both practical and theoretical nature and provides an introduction and overview of Integrated Business Process Management, Enterprise Resource Planning and the application of SAP to support and enhance these processes.

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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 (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 (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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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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Principles and Practice of Restorative Just Culture

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria University are proud to present a four-day course on the principle and practises of Restorative Just Culture, which is also part of the learning encouraged in the NHS plan; We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21 – action for us all.

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Skills Bootcamp in Construction Data Scientist

This Skills Bootcamp teaches appropriate data science technologies and techniques. These skillsets are in high demand, particularly with graduates and those in the first two years of their career so successful learners will stand out in job interviews. The bootcamp is aimed at Construction Data manipulation though the skills are transferrable to other sectors.

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