Short courses and CPD

Top up your knowledge or learn something new. Fit your studies around work or other commitments. Gain an internationally-recognised qualification. 

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Courses we offer

The University of Sunderland offers a range of short courses for people who don't have the time or need for a full undergraduate or postgraduate qualification. We also offer a number of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for working people. Take a look below to find the right course for you.

Arts and Media

Cardiac and Respiratory Health

Chronic Health Conditions


Ear Care

Elderly and Palliative Care






Primary Care

Sensory and Cognitive Issues

Women's Health

Postgraduate Business and Management

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Health

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Flexible, work-based learning

Some of our courses are work-based learning. Work-based learning means that you enrol with the University and have access to the University's academic and support services, but you study in your own workplace. Assignments and projects are developed jointly by the University and your employer, so you can make an immediate impact in your work while you gain an internationally-recognised qualification.

IT and computer software training with MTC

The University of Sunderland provides IT training through the commercial enterprise company MTC Training. MTC Training is the North East's leading provider of accredited IT training for Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, ITIL®, PRINCE2TM, Linux, A+, Network+, Cisco and EC-Council.

Go to the MTC Training website for a full list of available training courses.

Out of Hospital Care

We offer courses which provide a flexible range of learning opportunities to meet the CPD requirements of those who work in out of hospital care. They support the practitioner working in community, general practice and other out of hospital care environments to consider contemporary evidence and to develop the skills necessary to take a lead role in the organisation, management, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health care delivery.

For more information, download our Practise Nurse prospectus (.pdf)