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Case studies

Our case studies showcase the professional learning opportunities we’re involved with across the University.

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Adapting an existing drill core course exclusively for a global mining company

Following several successful iterations of the Structural Geology for Exploration and Mining (SGEM) open course, we collaborated with the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences to adapt the delivery for a leading global mining company.

Guizhou University Innovative Teaching Practice programme

Innovative Teaching Practice Programme

The Innovative Teaching Practice Programme (ITPP) is designed to assist participants’ academic development and enhance learning, teaching and pedagogical practice.

Chinese Delegation visit Cardiff Business School

Leadership and management in the Chinese public sector

An intensive, interactive two-week programme for a delegation from China.

Community Oncology webinar

Community Oncology webinar series created and delivered during COVID-19

A programme of 6 webinars created during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to provide free continuing professional development to primary health care professionals.

Welcome dinner for Vietnamese delegates

Vietnam leadership development programme

Converting a bespoke Vietnam Leadership Development Programme from face-to-face delivery to online during the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Gibraltar GP palliative care training course

Essentials in Palliative Medicine course delivered to GPs across Gibraltar

The University’s Palliative Care team has delivered three days of professional training to GPs in Gibraltar, as part of a formal collaboration to increase resource to palliative care services.

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Medicines Use Review online course for HEIW

Read about how we converted a CPD course from face-to-face provision to online, allowing delegates to attend during the pandemic.

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Discovering Muslims in Britain - course delivered to 18 RE teachers

The Islam-UK Centre has developed an online course for RE teachers, responding to the need to develop accessible, flexible and research-led teaching and learning resources about Islam. Read more about this course.

Ty Hafan paediatric palliative care CPD course

Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative Care

A case study about the Masters level short course in paediatric palliative care, created by the University in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care.

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Embedding Innovation at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Cardiff Business School’s Executive Education team helps to upskill Finance Leaders in this bespoke training course, developed in partnership with the NHS Wales Finance Academy.

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NHS Wales Finance Academy

Cardiff Business School’s Executive Education team helps to upskill Finance Leaders in this bespoke training course, developed in partnership with the NHS Wales Finance Academy

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The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)

We created and delivered a one-week executive course for ACMA counsellors and executives from the Indian automotive industry in lean, quality improvement and productivity, leadership, and innovation.

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Understanding Leadership - Hugh James

In 2016, Cardiff Business School and Hugh James embarked on a programme of learning designed to equip 10 key figures in the Business (equality and salaried partners) with essential leadership knowledge to help develop them as leaders within a transformation organisation.

Mount Isa Mines in Australia

Professor Tom Blenkinsop visited Mount Isa Mines in Australia to deliver a CPD workshop about possible controls on the ore bodies.

Photonics Wafer production - Newport Wafer Fab

Newport Wafer Fab Ltd

University academics from the Institute for Compound Semiconductors have delivered their first short course for Newport Wafer Fab Ltd.


Practical Project Management Pullman Rail

We developed a 2-day course that explored a broad range of project management skills, from project planning and organisation to engaging with stakeholders and managing quality, risks and issues.

Leadership Development Programme Kuwait University

We created a 5-day customised leadership programme for a delegation of mid to senior staff from Kuwait University, which has run annually since 2017.

China Scholarship Council delegates and hosts at farewell dinner.

China Scholarship Council University Management and Innovation Programme

Delivered by Cardiff Business School and the CPD Unit, this three year collaboration between the University and China Scholarship Council resulted in a bespoke, comprehensive 13 week programme for a delegation of mid to senior level staff from Chinese universities.

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Workplace development in gas turbine technology

A one-day bespoke programme to upskill professionals on the latest developments in gas turbine technology and the UK energy landscape.

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Enhancing medical knowledge at Legal and General

Delivering medical training for underwriters and claims assessors.