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The Centre for Professional & Economic Development specialises in opportunities for busy practitioners in work, who want relevant learning and impact in their workplace.

The Centre is one of the largest pioneers using ‘learning through work’ approaches, and enjoys a strong reputation amongst professionals, employers and the government bodies who fund and review higher education quality.

The Centre has one of the longest track records for working collaboratively with commercial and public sector training providers to provide the added kudos of university accreditation to existing training or learning provision. The Centre’s approach has been commended by the UK Quality Assurance Agency and showcased by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Our approach focuses on:

Key benefits of our approach for organisations:

Key benefits of our approach for learners:

  • Boost kudos of training provision
  • Motivate and retain learners
  • Deepen impact and return through workplace assessment
  • Feel like a member of the Centre
  • Retain control and ownership of your learning materials
  • Accelerate recognition and career progression
  • Learn and apply new skills and knowledge in the workplace
  • Offer access to ongoing professional development opportunities through work

Please find a selection of additional learning opportunities delivered through co-delivery organisations, partner institutions and our other key clients. You may also like to consider our corporate accreditation opportunities.