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Continuing Personal Development (CPD) and short courses

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As a professional, you may wish to develop your skills in your particular area after gaining an initial qualification. In addition to our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, we also offer a number of courses which can contribute to your personal continuing professional development (CPD).

These include tailored short courses in the form of accredited modules that are offered as; face to face courses, paper-based distance learning courses or e-learning. Some are also described as ‘blended’, in that they will have a face-to-face session at the start, followed by paper or web-based materials.

You do not have to ‘sign up’ for a degree programme to undertake CPD courses/ modules as you can do all these short courses as a matriculated Associate undergraduate or postgraduate student. As an Associate student you have the same access to all of QM student learning and information technology services, as well as support from the course co-ordinators and lecturers.

>>View QMU CPD courses

It is also possible to study individual modules from most of our postgraduate degrees. For more information on this, see the individual course descriptions here.

Bespoke CPD courses

We also provide some bespoke courses. An example of this is our work with the Legal Ombudsman - staff in our Consumer Insights Team provide training to staff of the Legal Ombudsman service, who operate an ombudsman scheme to resolve disputes by customers about legal services. QMU provide training on the theory of ombudsman work, complaint handling and dispute resolution. Another example is the provision of public relations training to the Scottish Government. If you are interested in commissioning bespoke training from Queen Margaret University, please contact (for health training) or (for training in arts, social sciences or management).


>>Course outcomes and SCQF points and levels

>>Funding and Costs

>>ILA Scotland


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