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Short courses

We offer a range of short CPD training courses, designed to help participants develop their professional skills and knowledge in a stimulating and dynamic environment, whilst sharing experience and ideas with others working in the field.

Our short course CPD programme allows you to learn flexibly and develop skills relevant to your profession. These are mostly shorter, intensive, non-credit bearing training courses. While some courses are designed for those in particular professional fields, others cover more general skills that will be of value to a wide range of people.

Browse our courses by subject

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Management and leadership

We'll help you excel as a manager and a leader. Courses include Executive Education's Lean Six Sigma programme.

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Vocational law programmes

Undertake every aspect of your professional legal training with us.

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Cyber Innovation Hub courses

Whether you’re a cybersecurity enthusiast looking to start your journey or a professional seeking to advance your expertise, our courses are the ideal destinations to unlock your potential and excel in this dynamic and crucial industry.

Digital transformation

Expand your knowledge and practical skills around cyber security threats and implementing countermeasures in web applications.

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Public Health Research Methods

DECIPHer runs a suite of short courses as part of their methods research programme: Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science.

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Information on courses offered by the School of Social Sciences.

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Our range of medical short courses will further develop your knowledge, deepen your understanding and enhance your skills.

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Funded medical courses

These courses have been kindly funded so they are free to attend.

Counselling Skills at Cardiff University


Courses available for registered nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals who would like to continue their education, discover new skills and enhance their learning.

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Information on courses offered by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Information on courses offered by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion.

Geography and planning

Information on courses offered by the School of Geography and Planning.


Engineering short courses

Our range of short courses convert academic expertise and the latest research into practical workplace skills for those working in engineering.


Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre (WOPEC)

Education and training for optometrists and other eye care practitioners to produce a workforce of professionals who are able to deliver the highest quality of care to their patients.

Professional courses and Learn Welsh Cardiff

Beyond our academic programmes, we are helping to ensure the prosperity of the Welsh language by servicing the local community with professional and short courses.

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Semiconductor manufacturing

We're developing courses in collaboration with the CSconnected cluster, to help you learn new skills within this key industry.