Short courses & professional development

We offer highly flexible, personalised, negotiated courses to best meet your specific needs, circumstances and aspirations.

All courses enable you to work and study, minimise time away from work and lead to University qualifications.  These short courses are also 'modules' in Work Based, higher education qualifications which means they build on your experience, integrate theory and practice and ensure learning is applied to work, making a difference to you and your organisation. We place great emphasis on supporting you to manage your learning; we act as learning facilitators rather than instructors! Find out more about Our Approach.

Our courses are classed as 'post-experience' or 'post-graduate' which means that you may not need formal qualifications to apply as we take account of all your prior learning and experience. 

Courses are usually delivered via Online+; our distance learning model, allowing you to complete your course without mandatory attendance at Lancaster.  The '+' element of Online+ relates to the free themed workshops delivered on campus throughout the year, available to all CETAD students.