Training courses and CPD

Be an expert in your field

We offer a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses for professionals working in related fields across business, education, health and social care professionals at our Colchester and Southend Campuses.

Delivered by highly acclaimed academics, practitioners and clinicians, these range from one-day workshops, to short courses, summer schools and credit-bearing modules.

Executive education

Essex Business School offers a range of business short courses on topics such as management and leadership, innovation, sales and customer account management and business strategy. Our world leading academics can also create bespoke executive education programmes to suit your specific needs.

If you’re looking to gain a postgraduate qualification, our modular part-time MBA makes it easier to study alongside working or running your own business. If you are an apprenticeship levy paying company you could also be eligible for our MBA Degree Apprenticeship.

Business and Local Government Data Research Centre

Our data analytics workshops bring together the latest academic thought applied to real business or public sector issues. Using the latest powerful programming languages and software including Stata, Python, R and Hadoop, we share new big data skills and knowledge that can enhance your organisation to make stronger, evidence-based business decisions.

Whether you are looking to manage your supply chain more effectively, demonstrate value for money or understand your customers, our data knowledge and techniques can help. Training is offered at our Southend Campus or on-site in your organisation.

English language and teacher education

Essex Pathways Department offers a bespoke designed programmes for students, teachers or other professionals in English language and English language teaching, these can also be combined with other academic subject areas. Our programmes are offered on our Colchester Campus.

Health and social care

We deliver CPD programmes for qualified health and social care professionals. Our staff are both academically and clinically qualified and many are practising clinicians. We provide you with training that is not just clinically relevant but based on current research and our years of experience. We offer day workshops, specialist bespoke courses, credit-bearing modules and degree pathways. Training is offered at our Colchester and Southend Campuses or on-site at your premises.

Psychosocial and psychoanalytic studies

We offer a number of CPD courses for education, health and social care professionals at both our Colchester and Southend Campuses. Delivered by highly acclaimed academics and clinicians, a range of one-day workshops, summer schools and credit-bearing modules are available.