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In a world where change is constant, keeping pace with new trends and the latest skills and knowledge will give your business and employees a competitive edge.

Northumbria University offers a wide range of accredited and non-accredited short courses, specialist training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes. These are delivered locally, nationally and internationally, for individuals or employers with single or multiple learners. For employers with group requirements we can provide on-site customised CPD programmes, tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our CPD courses are based on the ground-breaking research of our academic experts. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance for you and your staff. 

NUSTEM: Embedding Working Scientifically

Do you find teaching the Working Scientifically strand of the national curriculum challenging? Would you like to learn tools and techniques to help your pupils work scientifically and help you to create exciting and engaging lessons to cover every topic within the new curriculum? This course will examine what is meant by working scientifically and help you understand how you can embed this concept…

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NUSTEM: Engaging Parents

Are some parents hard to reach, or is that we could improve the tools and techniques we use to reach them? In this session you will explore the NUSTEM approach to parental engagement, and the methods we use to extend science education beyond the classroom. You will discuss ways to foster a more open culture within your school and break down barriers, particularly for harder to reach families. We…

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Professional Skills Course for Lawyers

The Professional Skills Course (PSC) is provided for trainee solicitors, who must complete the course before admission to the profession. The PSC is designed to build on the foundations laid by the Legal Practice Course and also on your practice during your training contract.

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NUSTEM: Science for Famillies

The Science for Families course is a 5-week after school science club aimed at children in KS2 and their families. Children and parents work together to explore different areas of the science national curriculum through simple science experiments with everyday household items.

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BIM: Understanding COBie

This one day training course that will provide construction professionals with the knowledge and skills to make effective use of COBie on BIM-enabled projects.

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NUSTEM: Embedding Science Capital

Do children generally like science? Often, yes. Do they think that they could have a career in science? Generally, no. In this training session you will be given the chance to explore the idea of ‘Science Capital’ – the feelings and experiences a person might have which would predispose them to choosing a career in science. Science Capital can be affected by experiences both at school and at home,…

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Published Data and Statistical Analysis

This course will be taught over three days. Please find a summary of the content for each day below: Day 1: Describing Data Types of data, types of endpoints How are data described and presented Important issues relating to graphs, table, diagrams etc. Comparing two groups (means, odds ratios, hazard rates/ratio, Kaplan-Meier) Day 2: Significance Testing What is being evaluated Null and alternative…

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NUSTEM: Unconscious Bias

Unconscious biases are an integral part of human evolution which allow us to make quick decisions based upon the evidence at our disposal. NUSTEM’s own research has shown that by Year 3 there are already strong gender differences in how boys and girls view themselves and the type of jobs they could see themselves doing in the future. In this workshop, we examine the science behind unconscious bias…

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Finance for Non-financial Managers

Do balance sheets make your mind boggle? Would you like to gain a better understanding of finance within your organisation? Designed for managers with a non-financial background, this course aims to equip you with the skills you need to better understand the financial implications of your decisions and improve the financial performance of your organisation

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Introduction to Sport Performance Analysis

The course is particularly relevant for coaches at Level 1-2 in sports such as soccer, rugby, basketball and hockey, as well as teachers of PE in secondary schools. The course is also very appropriate for sport coaching students and others who might progress to further training and become accredited sports performance analysts.

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NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management

The NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management is designed for managers, supervisors and employees who have responsibility for managing environmental issues as part of their work in the UK and/or internationally, focusing on assessing environmental management systems.

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Block Release Mode)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Part-Time)

If you’d like the must-have qualification for professional health and safety advisors and environmental practitioners, the NEBOSH Diploma is for you. The NEBOSH Diploma is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will be delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors over 4 units; Unit A: Managing health and safety Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace Unit C: Workplace and work…

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NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning mode)

The NEBOSH Diploma is a widely recognised and respected qualification and will be delivered by highly qualified, experienced tutors over 4 units; Unit A: Managing health and safety Unit B: Hazardous agents in the workplace Unit C: Workplace and work equipment safety Unit D: Application of health and safety theory and practice Unit A: Managing Health and Safety, begins by looking at principles of health…

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (Part-Time)

If your day-to-day responsibilities include activities that come under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, this Certificate will help you ensure that people are working safely. Students that enrol onto the Certificate in Construction who have previously completed the Certificate in Occupational health and safety don’t need to sit the NGC1 module as it is a common module throughout…

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NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety (Distance Learning mode)

The accredited NEBOSH National Construction Certificate is a leading H&S qualification that covers the fundamental legal requirements relating to health and safety in construction work in the UK. It is aimed at managers and supervisors that have the responsibility of keeping their colleagues safe, and is also advantageous for aspiring H&S advisors and for those who want to enhance their careers in…

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Transformative Innovation

PRE-SPRINT MEETING DEFINING THE PARAMETERS WITH THE ORGANISATION'S LEADERSHIP In order to prepare for the course and ensure that the participants and the organisation maximise the value on offer, this pre-sprint meeting seeks to establish the nature of the challenge being tackled and the roles from within the organisation who are key to inform the activities and participant. DAY ONE: SET-UP DEVELOPING…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Distance Learning)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Part-Time)

This Certificate is aimed at managers, supervisors and staff whose day-to-day responsibilities include health and safety. It covers essential topics like how to assess risks, control hazards, undertake auditing, and promote a safety-conscious culture. We’ll prepare you to carry out a rigorous inspection of a workplace, assessing hazards and controls, and recommending remedial actions. The Certificate…

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