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Continuing Professional Development

Are you ready to boost your career? If you’re interested in a professional qualification or short course to add to your CV, why not browse our range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses?

Designed for people aged 19 and over, our part-time professional development courses range from beginner to university-level courses.

From face-to-face training and qualifications, to short online CPD courses, there is lots to choose from. All the courses are designed to help you develop your career by learning new skills.

Some of the courses may have funding available, with others starting from just £28.50. Just take a look at individual course listings for details.

Information for employers

If you're looking for staff training, just browse the courses below, then contact our Employer Services team to help you apply/book for individuals or groups.

To discuss your company’s training needs or book staff training, just call Employer Services on 0115 945 7260 or email business@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk.

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AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4) - Part-time

Take your accountancy skills to the next level with this well-respected professional qualification.

Advanced Bookkeeping - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online bookkeeping resources have been developed to prepare you for complex accounting tasks, including advanced double entry bookkeeping, and acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.

Alcohol Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Alcohol Awareness distance learning course aims to raise awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol use and the possible health issues surrounding its consumption, as well as where to seek help if needed.

Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (Level 3) - Part-time

This is an accredited professional course for people working as an assessor of NVQ or similar work-based qualifications.

Award in Education and Training (AET) (Level 3) - Part-time

This part-time Level 3 Award in Education & Training is the teaching qualification developed particularly for those wishing to enter into teaching practice in Further Education. It offers trainee teachers an overview of a wide range of subjects and is…

Award in Leadership and Team Skills (ILM Level 2 Award - ESF Funded) - Part-time

This course is ideal for new, aspiring or practicing team leaders or supervisors.

Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

Bookkeeping Controls - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online AAT resources have been developed to prepare you for recording financial transactions using double entry bookkeeping, reconciling a bank statement to the cash book, journal adjustments and basic costing principles.

Bookkeeping Transactions - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you for processing customer transactions, processing supplier transactions, and processing receipts and payments.

Chefs in Health and Social Care (Level 2 Specialist Award) - Part-time

This qualification is specifically designed for people who cater for patients or residents in a health and social care setting.

Conflict Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete some conflict management training? This course aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to manage conflict in many forms, as well as learning how to best positively support individuals – an essential skill in…

COSHH Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to study a COSHH course online? This short, auto-marked programme will provide you with the knowledge you need to undertake a COSHH risk assessment and to classify different hazardous substances and how they cause harm to the…

Dementia Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Dementia Awareness course will provide you with the vital knowledge needed to begin tackling dementia, through understanding what it is and how to support those who are affected by it.

Dental Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Part-time

This course will allow you to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician.

Discipline in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you interested in studying one of our online leadership courses? This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand discipline in the workplace, including tribunals, grievances and disciplinary procedures.

DSE Risk Assessment (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete your DSE training online? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand workplace risks and how to identify and remove any likely hazards.

Elements of Costing - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare you for using the cost recording system within an organisation, using cost recording techniques and providing information on actual and budgeted costs and income.

Ethics for Accountants - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to enable you to understand the need to act ethically, recognise how to act ethically in an accounting role and identify the appropriate action to take in relation to unethical behaviour.

Explore the Principles of Healthy Eating (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to complete a healthy eating course? Online materials and assessments make this course accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Final Accounts Preparation - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to prepare learners for complex accounting tasks including advanced double-entry bookkeeping, and acquisition and disposal of non-current assets.

Fire Safety Principles (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand fire hazards and risks and how to effectively identify and control any hazards.

Food Safety Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will give you the knowledge you need to understand the key aspects of food safety and will increase your awareness of the risks and diverse health issues relating to food safety

Food Safety in Catering (HABC Level 2) - Part-time

This course is suitable for anyone who works with food and has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensuring that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

GDPR (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of GDPR, including how to apply its principles in your work and how it promotes the rights of individuals in relation to data collection and management.

Health and Safety in the Workplace (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to carry out risk assessments and to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards.

Induction Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This qualification aims to give fundamental training to new starters, or to update existing employees’ training, in essential areas such as rights and responsibilities, manual handling, health and safety, fire safety and DSE risk assessment.

Induction of New Staff (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the induction process for new staff. It is ideal for anyone who is or is aspiring to become a line manager.

Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process (Level 4) - Part-time

Previously known as V1, this course is designed for those who maintain the quality of assessment from within an organisation or assessment centre. You’ll be able to develop your skills, gain underpinning knowledge and demonstrate competence in the workplace to…

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 1 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 2 (CPD) - Online Learning

This is a great course for anyone who is interested in first aid, as it will provide you with crucial skills that apply to all aspects of work and everyday life.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 3 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to increase the safety of yourself and others in the workplace and in other everyday environments.

Introduction to First Aid – Zone 4 (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge you need to understand the key areas of first aid.

IT User Skills (NCFE Level 2 Certificate) - Online Learning

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas.

Leading and Motivating a Team (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge needed to understand how to lead and motivate a team, through effective communication, motivation and individual and team development.

Manual Handling Safety at Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the risks associated with manual handling and how to deal with these risks.

Mental Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in mental health, either for your personal life, or professional interest.

Organising and Delegating (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the core skills required to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Performance Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to manage performance and underperformance and to give feedback in the workplace.

Personal Development and Employability Essentials (CPD) - Online Learning

This employability course will introduce you to many sought after skills in the world of employment including managing social behaviours, understanding stress and anxiety, personal identity and developing employability skills.

Personal Money Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This course will enable you to think about your money more carefully and will help you to budget more specifically.

Planning and Allocating Work (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of the core skills needed to plan projects and to monitor and manage performance.

Prepare to Deliver Excellent Customer Service (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides you with key knowledge in relation to the principles of customer service and what it takes to deliver good customer service.

Prevention and Control of Infection (CPD) - Online Learning

By completing this course, you will be equipped with a greater understanding of how to prevent and control the spread of infection, both in the workplace and in the home.

Principles of Internet Safety (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to increase awareness of e-safety and improve knowledge of the dangers online when using the internet.

Principles of Weight Management (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of weight management by completing a weight management course? Online content and assessments make this course accessible for anyone, anywhere.

Rights and Responsibilities (CPD) - Online Learning

This course covers all the key information needed to understand the key roles, rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in the workplace.

Safeguarding Adults and Children (CPD) - Online Learning

This online course aims to give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding the safeguarding of adults and children. This includes how to recognise, respond to and reduce the likelihood of abuse.

Sexual Health Awareness (CPD) - Online Learning

This course provides a wealth of information that will increase your understanding of sexual health issues.

Solving Problems and Making Decisions (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will build your knowledge of how to define, investigate and analyse problems and how to evaluate your options.

Spreadsheets for Accounting - Level 3 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online resources have been developed to prepare you for using spreadsheet software to organise data, using relevant tools to manipulate and analyse data, using software tools to verify accuracy and using techniques to prepare and report accounting information.

Stress Management (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to deal with management responsibilities and to develop as a leader.

Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma) - Part-time

This course is the next step on from the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning and will support you to enhance your understanding and your professional practice in the classroom.

Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

If you find supporting children and young people learn in the classroom enjoyable and rewarding, this is the course for you.

Synoptic Assessment Preparation - Level 2 Revision Resource (CPD) - Online Learning

Our Synoptic Assessment Preparation Online Revision Resource contains everything you need to fully prepare for the Foundation Synoptic Assessment (FSYA).

Synoptic Assessment Preparation - Level 3 Revision Resource (CPD) - Online Learning

These all-inclusive online revision resources will help to recap on the key areas of Units 1 to 4 of the Advanced Diploma.

Understand the Principles of Exercise and Fitness (CPD) - Online Learning

This short ‘CPD certified’ programme of learning is a great addition to your CV to show your commitment to health and fitness and is also ideal for heightening your awareness of positive lifestyle changes and the benefits they can have.

Understanding Anxiety (CPD) - Online Learning

Are you looking to increase your understanding of anxiety by completing an anxiety training course? This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the causes and effects of anxiety, along with its management.

Understanding Depression (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding depression and anxiety – an essential skill for anyone who works with individuals who have depression and anyone who would like more…

Understanding Eating Disorders (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding eating disorders, as well as an awareness of the harmful effects eating disorders can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding Equality and Diversity (CPD) - Online Learning

This course introduces you to the key aspects of equality and diversity and the importance of equality and diversity in the workplace, in society and in communities.

Understanding Leadership (CPD) - Online Learning

This short, auto-marked programme will develop your understanding of leadership styles and qualities, providing you with the core skills needed to progress as an effective leader.

Understanding Stress (CPD) - Online Learning

This course aims to give you the knowledge required to understand the impact of and key issues surrounding stress and raise awareness of the harmful effects stress can have on individuals and those closest to them.

Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication (CPD) - Online Learning

This course is ideal for anyone currently working in a role where they need to administer medication, or for those who wish to progress into a role of this nature.

Work Effectively in Finance - Level 2 Unit Resource and Revision Guide (CPD) - Online Learning

These online learning resources have been developed to enable you to understand the finance function within an organisation, use personal skills development in finance, produce work effectively and understand corporate social responsibility.

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