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Humanities & Social SciencesContinuing professional development

We are a leading provider of continuing professional development programmes designed to help professionals stay up to date and equipped to adapt to changes in their chosen field.

A variety of courses and conferences run throughout the year on a range of topics, and courses can be commissioned with flexible delivery to suit professional needs. If your organisation has a requirement for training or CPD in a particular area then please get in contact to discuss your requirements.


Upskilling@Strathclyde offers a range of short and flexible modules developed across disciplines. Upskilling and microcredentials modules are funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.

Centre for Lifelong Learning

We offer high level knowledge and skills training for professionals in areas such as safety and risk management, genealogy, counselling and adult teaching and learning.

Read more about the Centre for Lifelong learning.

Counselling Unit

We offer Advanced Professional Training and the Psychological Therapies Knowledge Exchange Programme, consisting of short courses, seminars and group work, providing an opportunity to focus on specific practice issues, learn new skills, increase self-awareness and deepen the understanding of theory and practice.

As global leaders in the field of genealogical Study, our MOOC has attracted 65,000 learners to date and our online postgraduate programme over 200 students annually.

Read more about the Counselling Unit.

Scotland's National Centre for Languages - SCILT

We offer professional development for language teachers through a programme of conferences, tailored events and virtual events across Scotland.

Read more about the SCILT.

Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children

We offer pre-qualifying, qualifying and post-registration training for the residential child care workforce.

Read more about the Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children.

Spanish and Latin American Studies

We offer Spanish Language and DELE Preparation Online Courses that cover the different proficiency levels described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Read more about the Spanish and Latin American Studies.

Scottish Oral History Centre

The SOHC runs a variety of workshops and seminars.

School of Education

The School of Education offers a range of short courses and accredited masters level postgraduate programmes for both Primary and Secondary teachers. We also offer a range of CPD courses for teachers at all levels and can provide bespoke training and CPD across a range of areas and specialisms.

Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit

The Strathclyde Sleep Research Unit provides training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for insomnia for poor sleep. Our CPD course is tailored for a variety of professional groups including those working in education, healthcare and business sectors.