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Courses

As Scotland’s leading career-focused university, UWS has an impressive track record working with private, public and third sector organisations to fulfill the training and development needs of their employees. Our range of flexible short courses have been developed to support continuing professional development in the workplace.

CPD Taster Day

CPD Taster Day

1 day

Taster sessions on a variety of professional training topics

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Session 1: Talent Development: How UWS can help

Online, 45 minutes

Join us to hear about the schemes and funding opportunities available for organisations and motivated individuals looking to work with UWS, including our industry-leading knowledge transfer and graduate apprenticeship programmes.

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Session 2: Anxiety & Wellbeing

Online, 45 minutes

In this presentation we will discuss what contributes to anxiety and stress in the modern world, and the impact that this can have on both physical and mental health.

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Session 3: Lean Six Sigma & Quality Management

Online, 45 minutes

Join us for a live session with UWS academics to understand how your organisation could benefit from gaining certification from one of the leading providers of Lean Six Sigma training in Scotland.

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Session 4: Get yourself F.I.T.T. for Frailty

Online, 15 minutes

In this session, we will explore how small increases in exercise and improving balance can help you avoid becoming frail as you get older.

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Session 5: Project Management

Online, 45 minutes

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Session 6: English, English Language Teaching and Global Society

Online, 45 minutes

This session is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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Session 7: So, are memories only in your brain? Exploring dementia and memory

Online, 45 minutes

In this session, we will explore the memory in our body as well as in our brain. By exploring body memory through activities and images, we hope you will take away a new and different understanding of memory and dementia.

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Session 8: Environmental Clerk of Works

Online, 45 minutes

This short, virtual session is aimed at Environmental Clerk of Works practitioners, those procuring Environmental Clerk of Works, Statutory bodies advising on Environmental Clerk of Works requirements and those in the construction industry looking to learn more about the role.

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Session 9: Mental Health & Mindfulness for Managers

Online, 45 minutes

Whether your organisation is continuing to operate with staff working from home, or is beginning to take steps to return to the normal working environment, it is vital that we understand how we can support our own mental health as well as that of others around us in the workplace.

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Session 10: Supporting Economic Recovery through Training

Online, 45 minutes

This session will explore the role that Upskilling, Reskilling and Retraining will have to play in reshaping our economy, and potential training and funding opportunities available through UWS.

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Session 11: Psychological Trauma Informed Workplaces

Online, 45 minutes

As our awareness of psychological trauma grows, it is important to understand the impact it can have on lives of people who experience it; whether these be family members, neighbours, friends, colleagues, clients or staff.

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Session 12: Business & Cloud Commerce: Content Media Management

Online, 45 minutes

Join Dr Matt Frew for this CPD workshop where you will critically and practically learn new skills to build a digital brand presence and engage audiences through creative social to transformational media content.

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Session 13: Digital Marketing

Online, 45 minutes

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Session 14: Internet of Things

Online, 45 minutes

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Session 15: Introduction to Cyber Security

Online, 45 minutes

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Session 16: Accredited Business Courses

Online, 45 minutes

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Computing & IT

CompTIA: A+ IT Essentials

5 weeks

£600.00

For anyone who want to pursue a career in IT and learn how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. The curriculum covers the basics of computers, mobile device hardware, and software, while introducing advanced security and networking concepts and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

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CCNAv7: 1 - Introduction to Networks (ITN)

5 weeks

£600.00

CCNAv7: 1 - Introduction to Networks (ITN) covers the architecture, structure, functions and components of the Internet and other computer networks. Students achieve a basic understanding of how networks operate and how to build simple local area networks (LAN), perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement Internet Protocol (IP).

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CCNAv7: 2 - Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE)

5 weeks

£600.00

CCNAv7: 2 - Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in small networks and introduces wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches for advanced functionality using security best practices and resolve common issues with protocols in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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CCNAv7: 3 - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA)

5 weeks

£600.00

CCNAv7: 3 - Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA) describes the architecture, components, operations, and security to scale for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices and understand application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools.

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Cisco CCNA CyberOps

5 weeks

£600.00

Cybersecurity operations jobs are also among the fastest-growing roles in IT, as organisations set up security operations centres (SOCs), and establish teams to monitor and respond to security incidents. CCNA CyberOps provides a valuable first step in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to work with a SOC team and can be a valuable part of beginning a career in the exciting and growing field of cybersecurity operations.

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Microsoft Course 20740: Installation, Storage and Compute with Windows Server 2016

1 week, Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30pm

£600.00

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

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Microsoft Course 20741: Networking with Windows Server 2016

1 week, Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30pm

£600.00

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

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Microsoft Course 20742: Identity with Windows Server 2016

1 week, Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30pm

£600.00

Prove your mastery of the primary set of Windows Server 2016 skills required to reduce IT costs and deliver more business value. Earning an MCSA: Windows Server 2016 certification qualifies you for a position as a network or computer systems administrator or as a computer network specialist, and it is the first step on your path to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).

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Microsoft Course 20743: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016

1 week, Mon - Fri 9.30 - 4.30pm

£600.00

This course is available for IT professionals who are experienced Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 system administrators, or others who want to upgrade from Server 2008 or Server 2012 to Server 2016.

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VMware vSphere - Install, Configure, Manage [V6.7] (Academic)

5 weeks

£600.00

This course features intensive hands-on training that focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vSphere® 6.7, which includes VMware ESXi™ 6.7 and VMware vCenter Server® 6.7. This course prepares you to administer a vSphere infrastructure for an organization of any size. This course is the foundation for most of the other VMware technologies in the software-defined data center.

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VMware vSphere - Optimize and Scale [V6.7] (Academic)

5 weeks

£600.00

This course teaches you advanced skills for configuring and maintaining a highly available and scalable virtual infrastructure. Through a mix of lecture and hands-on labs, you configure and optimize the VMware vSphere® 6.7 features that build a foundation for a truly scalable infrastructure, and you discuss when and where these features have the greatest effect. This course deepens your understanding of vSphere and how its advanced features and controls can benefit your organisation.

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Project, Process & Quality Management

Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow and Green Belt (online)

3 weeks self-paced tutor-led

£1,800.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt (online)

2 weeks self-paced tutor-led

£1,440.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (online)

1 week self-paced

£480.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Introduction to Project Management

2 days

£300.00

This two day workshop will equip delegates with practical tools and techniques to manage their projects effectively.

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (classroom)

2 days

£600.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt (classroom)

3 days

£1,800.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow and Green Belt (classroom)

5 days

£2,280.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt (classroom)

5 days

£5,000.00

Certified Lean Six Sigma Qualification

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Environmental Management

Environmental Clerk of Works (ECOW) Foundation Course

Blended learning

£1,450.00

Online foundation programme for those already working as Environmental Clerks of Works (ECoW) within Scotland, or similar roles across the UK.

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