High quality, accredited courses which can build into a qualification
We offer a range of accredited short courses to develop your skills and knowledge in specific areas. You will learn key concepts, ideas, tools and techniques to apply at work.
The courses minimise time off work and provide a mix of face-to-face sessions and interactive web-based learning. Taught by supportive University staff with work based experience, you will also benefit by networking and learning from other professionals. Assessments are work based so are highly relevant and useful.
Accreditation means courses are quality assured by Lancaster University and you can build credits towards a qualification. You don’t need formal qualifications to apply and if you can demonstrate prior learning in any of the subject areas you can apply for credits through a process called the Accreditation of Prior Learning; this can ‘fast-track’ you to achieving a qualification.
You can start by undertaking one short course and return later to build into a qualification, or you can enrol for the qualification at the outset choosing courses to meet your own personal development needs. The ‘step-on, step-off’ nature of the qualification means you can pace your study to suit your work/life/study balance.
Start with one course and aim for a full Masters Degree from one of the UK’s top universities on your c.v.!
We have the following short courses
If you are new to studying or perhaps returning to study after a long break then take a look at Developing as an independent learner. This short course will build your confidence and guide and support you to undertake postgraduate study.
I think the course is very job related and therefore gives you academic grounding while remaining useful to you in your day to day role.