The five short courses, will be launched on July 11, 2016, include:
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
- Social Pedagogy: Providing Children and Young People with Nurturing Care and Education
- Leading for Results and Change
- Finance for Non-Financial Managers
- Introduction to Innovative 21st Century Teaching.
The courses are designed to provide professionals with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to fit around other commitments. All of which are professionally oriented and work-based allowing learners to immediately apply their knowledge to the workplace.
Julie Stone, Director of UDOL, said: “We’re passionate at the University of Derby about providing educational and development opportunities for individuals at all points in their career. Our online mode of delivery provides flexibility in a way learners can access such opportunities. We are delighted, therefore, to be expanding our online offer into short courses which we know are a valuable part of CPD. Our short courses have the same online learning principles applied to our full degree programmes to provide a high quality learning experience.”
The courses we are providing give working professionals an opportunity to engage with learning that will support their career development
A recent study found that 76% of employees want opportunities for career growth, with training and development spend rising by 15% year on year.
Matt Bromley, Academic Manager at UDOL, said: “The courses we are providing give working professionals an opportunity to engage with learning that will support their career development. Each course has a series of structured, developmental learning activities that professionals can discuss with likeminded peers to fit around their busy schedules.”
The short courses are non-credit bearing but a certificate will be provided upon completion of the course.
For more information, go to: www.derby.ac.uk