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Short Courses & Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

The University offers an employer centred approach to training, education and work force development. We strive to make it as simple as possible for you to achieve your training objectives, no matter how extensive or complex your needs are.

We collaborate with a wide variety of partners to support delivery of highly specialised training. From higher and degree apprenticeships to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and ESF fully funded courses, we have a portfolio that can meet your business requirements.

Short Courses

The University offers short courses spanning across a range of subject specialisms, that support continuous professional development for working people, allowing individuals to top up knowledge or learn something new while fitting studies around work or other commitments.

We can also provide bespoke corporate programmes for organisations that can either be accredited or non-accredited, with the option to tailor an accreditation proposal for any in-house training programmes, working with businesses to apply them effectively in the workplace.

Through a collaborative approach, our team can design specific courses that meet each organisation's current frameworks and strategic objectives to maximise return on investment. Our approach to relationship management and quality assurance puts our clients and their staff at the core of programme decisions.

Learn more about Continuing Professional Development

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Our programmes are a cost-effective, established solution for employers and learners to acquire the latest top-level industry skills and knowledge. Companies or individuals are able to select from a range of exciting, cutting-edge programmes spanning an array of subject areas, we’re also able to offer companies tailored and bespoke closed programmes so the apprenticeship comprises of exactly what you or your business requires, now or in the future.

Learn more about Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.

ESF Fully Funded Courses

Enhance your workforce and build skills for the future with fully funded University of Sunderland short courses through the European Social Fund (ESF). This is a fantastic opportunity to give a different dimension to your business and upskill the existing workforce through ESF funding. Whether you’re a new employer seeking opportunities to develop your workforce or an existing employer already collaborating with us through higher and degree apprenticeship schemes, this is the chance to enhance and motivate your team.

Learn more about ESF funding.

Digital Skills

Enhance the digital skills of your workforce through fully funded short courses and CPD. Our team provide dedicated support available across rural Northumberland and the North of Tyne Combined Authority. Invest in your employees and improve your organisation.

Learn more about our Digital Skills opportunities.