Professional development can help you
become a better practitioner, enhance your career prospects or simply help to
make you feel more confident about your work and make it more personally
Whilst professional development is an important part of our working lives, it also represents a means for employers to support their staff. Professional development can facilitate access to specialised structured training, help to review working practices and contribute to a more effective and profitable business. Indeed engaging staff in professional development activities can be invigorating for individuals and the business alike.
At University of Plymouth we are fully committed to the provision of appropriate, effective and relevant professional development opportunities that enable individuals, employers and University staff to succeed. The range of professional development activities that we offer is diverse, flexible and varied. They can be as simple as developing your practical skills through highly focused short courses or they may be designed to increase your theoretical knowledge and in depth understanding based on critical examination of specific working practices over a longer period of time. Where appropriate they can lead to qualifications at varying levels to gain recognition of developing skills.
Professional development can be delivered
in group sessions within or away from the workplace, utilise programmes
designed for individuals to follow on-line or be bespoke work-based programmes
designed to meet the needs of individuals and their employers. They can be
organised by the University in conjunction with an appropriate external body.
For further information about the courses that we offer select a subject area below.