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Develop your workforce

The University offers a client-centred approach to training, education and workforce 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. Where necessary, we can call upon a wide variety of partners to support delivery of highly specialised training needs.

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The Corporate and Professional Education team (CaPE) have an extensive and varied background which enables them to work with you to fully understand your business requirements. Through dedicated support, many clients have experienced tangible impact and significant return on investment for their organisation.

The University offers bespoke corporate programmes and short courses that can be accredited or non-accredited, and can also tailor an accreditation proposal for any in-house training programmes and work with the organisation to apply them effectively. Through a collaborative approach, the team can design a specific course that meets each organisation's current frameworks and strategic objectives in order for there to be a proven return on investment. Our approach to relationship management and quality assurance puts our clients and their staff at the core of programme decisions.

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Our programmes include:

  • Bespoke corporate programmes
  • Short courses
  • Masterclasses
  • Accreditation of training
  • Higher and degree apprenticeships
  • Part-time corporate degrees and master level programmes
  • Professional doctorates
  • Co-accreditation with professional bodies


Why work with us?

Internationally recognised for the quality of our teaching and research, the University of Sunderland has been providing higher education since 1901. We're an ambitious university with a global reach – as well as our two campuses in Sunderland, we also have 1,750 students studying at sites in Canary Wharf, London and in Central, Hong Kong. A further 9,000 students study in their own countries as part of transnational partnerships.

Read: Accenture case study (.pdf)

We provide uniquely tailored solutions for employers to reach their business goals and gain the maximum value from investing in higher and degree apprenticeships.

  • Support from a dedicated team focused on your needs
  • Access to world-class facilities and expertise
  • Wide-ranging offer which employers can shape
  • Extensive experience of helping organisations such as Nissan and the NHS to improve their business performance
  • Track record of successfully delivering higher and degree apprenticeships with business already
  • Exceptional support for your apprentices as they progress through their studies