Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Professional Development

Cost: Costs vary

UWE Bristol is the largest quality professional development and training provider with the broadest course offering in the region.

Courses are designed for the real world, with tangible business benefits in mind from day one, and underpinned by academic excellence and the latest research. Professional and short courses can be a cost-effective way to boost the skills within your business, filling short falls, solving problems whist engaging with staff and rewarding loyalty. Part-time and professional qualifications are flexible and block release undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and short courses are a really practical solution to support your employees in their progression through industry recognised career development.

Courses are underpinned by the latest research and academic excellence, but delivered for the real world, with tangible business benefits in mind from day one. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies, including IMechE, RICS, HPC, BPS and CIPD, which means they have met high standards in teaching and learning and will provide employees with a recognised qualification and access to professional networks.

The following UWE Schools and Departments offer this service:

Faculty of Environment and Technology

  • Artificial intelligence, evolutionary computing, machine learning.
  • Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Avionics, Systems and Management
  • Air Quality Management
  • Air Quality Management
  • Big-data cloud computing
  • Building Surveying
  • Business process re-modelling
  • Computer Science, programming
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction and Property
  • Creative Technologies
  • Electronics, electrical/ power laboratories
  • Electronics/ Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Flight Simulator
  • Floods and communities, policy, water science, water engineering, climate change
  • Fluid Mechanics, Energy, Environment and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Games Technology
  • Healthy Cities
  • Machine Vision, Photometric Stereo, 3D vision
  • Music Technology
  • Planning
  • Product Design
  • Robotics and automation
  • Science Communication Strategy Development
  • Strength of material equipment (Statics and Dynamic loading)
  • Thermofluid labs including Wind Tunnel
  • Traditional and Modern manufacturing machinery including advanced RP
  • Transport
  • Unconventional Computing

 Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences

  • ¬†Musculoskeletal Injury treatment and rehabilitation
  • Science Communication Training
  • Science Communication Tools
  • Science Communication Strategy Development

Faculty of Business and Law

  • The Centre for the Study of Behaviour Change and Influence (CSBCI)


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