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Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The University of Strathclyde is one of the UK's largest providers of continuing professional development programmes, with CPD income totalling one quarter of the CPD total for all Scottish universities.

New technology, new methods of working, legislative changes, the emergence of new industries, and even new professions, define the need for constant updating of knowledge and skills in order to maintain professional competence.

Access a variety of training options from the Centre for Lifelong Learning

The Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Strathclyde has been actively developing and offering CPD programmes for a number of years. Continuous curriculum development and innovation ensures that the courses remain cutting edge, meeting student demand and addressing social and economic need, in dialogue with stakeholders. Cross-departmental and cross-faculty collaboration leads to a variety of interdisciplinary offerings.

The University of Strathclyde offers a variety of methods of training include part time and evening classes and flexible study options including online training. The Centre also offers company specific programmes, where the University will provide training tailored to the organisations needs.

CPD across the University

The four Faculties of the University also offer their own CE programmes, each providing high-quality knowledge transfer for a wide spectrum of the working population.

Some Faculties have established specialist units focused on CE for specific professional groups, such as Forensic Scientists, Solicitors and Teachers. Reflecting the growing importance of knowledge transfer to the workplace, each Faculty has appointed a member of staff to provide a coordinated approach to its CE activities.