CPD at Newcastle University

"an organisation using a national centre of excellence such as Newcastle University to develop and deliver courses sends an important message to its staff: personal development is taken seriously and they are provided with access to the best." (Ordnance Survey)

Newcastle University has created the new Centre for Professional and Executive Development to meet the growing demand for professional skills development from all kinds of businesses and organisations in the UK and around the world.

We offer you courses that will develop the knowledge and skills of your employees.

Based in The Core, a state-of-the-art development on the landmark Science Central site in Newcastle city centre, we draw on the vast range of knowledge, world-leading research and specialist expertise that exists across the University to offer professional development programmes tailored to your needs.

Combining cutting edge knowledge and innovative new thinking, as one of the leading research-intensive Universities in the UK, we are regularly at the forefront of the development and application of new knowledge and ground-breaking technologies.

This knowledge can be translated into learning and development opportunities that will enhance your organisation’s market-leading skills.


The benefits of investing in skills and knowledge development at Newcastle include:

  • access to knowledge and skills to exploit the latest technologies and tools
  • access to leading teaching expertise, facilities, and online resources
  • tailored courses developed in collaboration with a wide range of organisations
  • professional body accreditation on many existing degree programmes
  • verification of learning through University assessment
  • high level Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provision
  • flexible delivery, in-house or on campus, taking into account impact on your business

We developed and delivered a wide range of new high level and high quality courses for UK and international employers as varied as the NHS, Environment Agency and those in the Cultural and Creative sector,
Ministry of Education in Nigeria, and the China State Tax Office. They tell us that these courses are improving their organisational quality, productivity and profitability. The courses also influence our undergraduate teaching to ensure that the next generation of the workforce have the skills to support your long term success.

We have a number of case studies which illustrate the way Newcastle University developed and delivered high level and high quality courses for employers coming from a range of industries and types of organisations in the public and private sector: