Short Courses

We provide short courses to businesses in various sectors to meet their training needs and facilitate their growth, allowing employers and employees the opportunity to learn new skills and further their careers.

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Health courses

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Part-time

Academic Recognition of Continuing Professional Development

The aim of this short course is to recognise, give academic credit for and promote Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The course will enable any healthcare professional to utilise their own clinical experience, to gain academic credit and development at Level 6. It is suitable for all registered healthcare professionals to apply.

Find out more about Academic Recognition of Continuing Professional Development
(PGCE) PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) In-service
Full-time

Certificate of Higher Education - Health

This course is delivered 100% online and can be accessed from anywhere in the UK and around the world. Designed with military personnel, their families and veterans in mind, the Step in Higher Education programme develops further skills to enable this body of people to undertake a course which will prepare them for studying a degree programme.

Find out more about Certificate of Higher Education - Health
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Part-time

Enhanced Prescribing for Health Professionals

Prescribing is an essential component of specialist and advanced practice for health professionals. In this Level 7 course, you will work in practice with an assigned practice assessor who is also a registered healthcare professional and experienced prescriber.

Find out more about Enhanced Prescribing for Health Professionals
nursing
Part-time

Health Professions Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Take your career to the next level by building on your health profession knowledge and skills in our state-of-the-art clinical and simulation facilities.

Find out more about Health Professions Postgraduate Certificate in Education
Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists
Part-time

Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

Study the only Independent Prescribing course in the North East that is accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Provide patients with improved access to medicines. Take on new challenges and opportunities that are unavailable to non-prescribers.

Find out more about Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists
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Part-time

Prescribing for Health Professionals

Prescribing is an essential component of specialist and advanced practice for health professionals. In this Level 6 course, you will work in practice with an assigned practice assessor who is also a registered healthcare professional and experienced prescriber.

Find out more about Prescribing for Health Professionals
Undergraduate Certificate in Clinical Skills
Part-time

Undergraduate/Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Developing Practice in Clinical Skills

This short course trains you to carry out an in-depth history and conduct systematic physical examinations of different areas of the body including the respiratory system, cardiovascular system and the central nervous system. You will also learn best practice in documenting and communicating your findings.

Find out more about Undergraduate/Postgraduate Certificate of Achievement in Developing Practice in Clinical Skills

Education courses

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) Certificate
Full-time

CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults)

Do you want to teach English as a foreign language? After just four weeks of intensive full-time study, this course leads to a Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults (CELTA). This qualification is widely known as a benchmark of basic teaching skills and quality.

Find out more about Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults
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Part-time

Subject Knowledge Enhancement

This short course has been created for individuals who are completing their initial teacher training in secondary education and want to enhance there knowledge within a specific subject specialism. You can choose from one of the following subject areas: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Languages (French/Spanish).

Find out more about Subject Knowledge Enhancement

Creative learning courses

Develop your workforce

Our short courses are offered in a range of subject specialisms to support the continuous professional development (CPD) of working people, allowing individuals to upskill for the benefit of themselves and the business.

Our team’s extensive background also enables us to design highly specialised courses to meet your business’s specific knowledge and skills requirements. We have successfully delivered short courses to organisations locally and from around the country including Nissan, the armed forces, police forces, and NHS trusts.

Campus@Northallerton

We are now delivering short courses at our Campus@Northallerton (C@N) to meet the skills needs of businesses and individuals in North Yorkshire and the surrounding areas. Find out more about Campus@Northallerton on their website.

Why study with us?

The University of Sunderland is internationally recognised for the quality of our teaching and research. We're an ambitious university with a global reach.

We provide uniquely tailored solutions for employees wanting to upskill, as well as employers wanting to achieve their business goals and gain the maximum value from investing in short courses. By studying with us, you can:

  • Have the flexibility to choose from our wide-ranging courses
  • Gain exceptional support throughout your studies from a dedicated team focused on your needs
  • Receive access to world-class facilities and expertise

Contact us

To find out more information please call 0191 515 3361 or email cape@sunderland.ac.uk.