Our online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to help you influence your everyday business communication and achieve your workplace goals. CPD is key in many careers and can often open the doors to progression or even help you break through into a new field. We offer a range of flexible online courses to help you become a communication expert at your own pace.
The current CPD offering is provided by Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP) – our research and business unit who specialise in enhancing workplace communication, leadership and teamwork strategy based in the School of English.
Our innovative modules give learners the opportunity to study the following 10 credit modules. Join our bespoke online CPD courses to discover your full potential.
The following information applies to all our CPD courses. For details about each specific course, please see our course information.
School of English
Students are taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources. Principal features of our online CPD programmes include:
If you wish to continue your studies you are able to use this course to build towards a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) or even a Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Professional Communication.
If you wish to use your CPD course for recognition of prior learning for a PGCert, PGDip or MA please note that entry requirements will apply (MA).
You can find out more about these courses on our Distance Learning homepage.
This course will help you to discover a range of linguistic strategies so that you progress in your career.
Our comprehensive online course is ideal for:
Learn key approaches in gender and professional communication
Gain knowledge of current language-based approaches to gender in professional communication
Develop a critical awareness of the role of gender in professional communication so you can apply this in real-world contexts
Knowledge and understanding
learn key approaches in gender and professional communication
gain knowledge of current language-based approaches to gender in professional communication
develop a critical awareness of the role of gender in professional communication and will be able to apply this in real-world contexts
Professional and practical skills
acquire the tools to analyse gender in workplace interaction
be able to engage in the analysis of gender representation on contemporary media sites
be able to produce gender-based linguistic profiles of yourself and your colleagues
develop the ability to think critically about how gender affects your communication styles
develop the skills to reflect on and apply effective communicative styles in the workplace
acquire communication strategies that support flexibility in workplace encounters
develop the ability to evaluate and reflect on the usefulness of a range of perspectives and approaches to the study of gender in professional communication
be able to critically evaluate popular gender myths and stereotypes
The current CPD offering is provided by LiPP - our research and business unit based in the School of English.
Our comprehensive online course is ideal for
professionals in all sectors
managers in leadership positions who wish to develop a collaborative workplace environment
anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of gender and communication in professional settings
Develop a detailed understanding of how workplace cultures affect communicative styles and how unproductive communicative cultures and teams can be transformed
Develop a successful range of everyday communicative strategies employed by professionals who use digitial technologies to interact with colleagues and clients
Develop an understanding of the essential role played by workplace culture in team dynamics
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