We work with industry leaders and partners to design and develop a range of courses that seek to fill existing skills shortages and inform teaching programmes for the emerging workforce.
For example, we are collaborating with regional employers in the subsea sector to produce the high quality subsea specific higher level skills provision that they tell us they need to sustain and grow their innovative and highly significant world class sector.
This includes meeting the differentiated requirements within subsea firms for a curriculum that covers the hardware used as well as important issues such as field layout, flow assurance and installation/maintenance in ever increasing water depths, pressures, corrosive environments and extreme temperatures.
The benefits of new technologies can drive change in all organisations. The University has a history of success in working with individual employers to design courses to take advantage of innovation and enhance the skills of their workforce.
For example, building on an existing relationship the Ordnance Survey approached Newcastle University to develop an intermediate level short course in high tech Global Navigation Satellite Systems.
The University and the Ordnance Survey collaborated to design a course that supports delegates to develop their ability to apply this advanced technology to their work. The course is delivered in a manner that suits both the organisation and the delegates; in this case a compact 3 day format.
This format provides the basis for potential future collaboration and further development of advanced modules in line with the Ordnance Survey’s programme of career development.
Expertise at Newcastle University has supported many organisations to make sense of, and deal with, changes in policy.
Our research experience and links with national and international policy makers can provide a wider view to what may seem like local challenges; designing solutions to help you to navigate change and identify the opportunities that can arise from it.
For example, changes made by regulatory authorities to the way in which drugs are manufactured have placed new demands on bioprocessing industrial staff. Skills in measurement, data interpretation from complex signals, process systems and process operational improvement are now crucial in the bioprocess developer toolkit.
This has presented an opportunity to the biopharmaceutical industry to collaborate with research leaders at the University. A group of regional, national and international manufacturers have helped tailor a course at Newcastle that brings cutting edge tools and techniques to their workforce.
For more information on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to take advantage of the expertise available to you contact us.