Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development

Recruiting now for various start dates throughout the year

Overview

This course enables you to choose optional modules in line with your professional development needs in subjects such as:

  • Leadership and management
  • Change management
  • Personal effectiveness

You can start with one module and return later to build it into a qualification, or enrol for the qualification at the outset. The ‘step-on, step-off’ nature means you can pace your study to suit your own work/ life balance.

Students may also make a claim for credit for prior learning to exempt them from some modules by undertaking the module Recognition and Accreditation of Prior Learning (RAPL).

Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route.

Modules

Postgraduate Certificate
Postgraduate Diploma/Masters

Progression routes to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree are available via the Professional Practice route with increased emphasis on bespoke learning related to the delivery of work-based projects and you choose from a range of optional modules in line with your specific needs. You will need modules to the value of 60-credits for the Postgraduate Certificate, 120-credits for the Postgraduate Diploma and 180-credits for a Master’s Degree.

Diploma and Masters modules include:

  • Work-based enquiry methods for investigating work-based change projects
  • Work-based change projects, varying in size and scope

Other information

Director of Studies: Paulette Liptrot

Duration: The duration of this part-time course is flexible as it is offered on a modular basis. Students may also make a claim (APL) to gain credits for exemption from some modules.

Entry requirements: Demonstration that the modules chosen meet the individual’s needs and the needs of their organisation.

Assessment: Assessments are based on applying your learning to work based activities so they are highly relevant and useful, and there are no exams.