Professional development

Professional development

The world of work is evolving. And that means the skills needed to succeed in this new world are changing, too. Our continuing professional development, training and executive education will help you advance your knowledge and skills, develop your interests and deliver a deeper understanding of your subject.


We offer a broad programme of MBAs, specialist training and bespoke courses, specifically designed to support you throughout your learning experience.

Visit the relevant school links below to discover our range of opportunities and to book onto a course. Or contact to discuss how we can help you.

Our training programmes

View our range of courses


We translate cutting-edge academic research into applied industry expertise. 

Visit the School of Biosciences


Our Executive Education courses are for businesses, organisations, teams of individuals who want to do things differently. 

Visit the Business School


Our programme provides an extensive range of professional development opportunities for educators. 

Visit the School of Education > 

Health and Social Care 

The school provides training opportunities and masterclasses for health and social care professionals. 

Visit Healthcare CPD > 


Find your voice by enrolling in one of the language classes delivered by our Language Centre. 

Visit the Language Centre > 


We offer programmes in International Human Rights Law, and in Public Procurement Law and Policy. 

Visit the School of Law > 

Communication skills 

Our Linguistic Profiling for Professionals team uses research in how language is used in real-life work environments to inform our training, courses and consultancy. 

Visit Linguistic Profiling for Professionals > 

Mathematical Sciences 

Our School of Mathematical Sciences offers a distance learning MSc in Statistical Science.

Visit the School of Mathematical Sciences


Over the last 25 years, our professional, clinical and academic courses have gained an unrivalled national and international reputation. 

Visit the School of Medicine > 

Sociology, social policy and social work 

Courses for qualified social workers and practice educators as well as customised courses for managers and leaders. 

Visit the School of Sociology and Social Policy 

Veterinary medicine and science 

Designed to develop theoretical and practical skills, our courses cover all levels, from the new graduate to the experienced practitioner. 

Visit the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science > 

Develop a bespoke programme

If you have a specific development path you’d like your talent to follow, we can create a bespoke education programme designed around them.

Contact our CPD team to discuss your requirements

Tel +44 (0)115 7484352

International programmes

A range of organisations around the world come to us for our custom training and executive education programmes, delivered in our UK, China and Malaysia campuses – and in our partner teaching centres worldwide.

These global connections are at the heart of what we do as a university. We have over 75 teaching partnerships worldwide, and work with some of the world’s top organisations to train their leaders and workforce.

Get in touch with our CPD team to find out how we can help your organisation.

Examples of International CPD programmes
  • Through our Guangdong-Nottingham Advanced Finance Institute, we have trained over 1,500 senior finance managers in Guandong province, China, covering a wide-range of topics including finance management, international mergers and acquisitions, insurance and investment.
  • As part of our ongoing engagement with the cultural sector in the UK and China, the University's International Creative Economy Leadership Academy (ICELA) delivers specialist curatorial training on storytelling and digital heritage, as well as networking opportunities to upskill professionals in museums, gallerieries and the wider creative sector in the UK and China.
  • Working with CRRC Corporation Ltd, we designed the CRRC International Talent Development Programme. Now in its sixth year, this eight month programme covers key areas including business economics, finance, managing people, operations management and strategic management. The programme is delivered in our China campus, with one month's study in the UK.

  • We provide a series of training programmes in both China and the UK for Aviation Industry Corporation of China. The programmes cover management and leadership, as well as technical training in aero-composite technology and motor drive for aircraft engines.



Official training partner for the Chinese Government 

The University is approved by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA), the Chinese government body responsible for all overseas training.

For all China training enquires, contact Dr Na Han, our CPD Business Development Manager.

T: +44 (0)115 748 4629
M: +44 (0)78135 31418
Wechat: Na_Han0830