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Do you need new skills and know-how to take your business to the next level?

We help you develop people and performance through University-level courses, masterclasses and workshops.

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Centre for Professional and Executive Development

Whether you're looking to enhance your skills and knowledge or develop your career, our range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses can help you to succeed.

Our courses are designed for individual learners and for employers seeking to develop their staff. They are all delivered by expert practitioners, and informed by industry-led research.

We offer accredited in-house training for groups of your employees requiring specific skills, helping you to reduce time and travel costs.

If you are looking to update your skills, but don't want to commit to a longer-term course or full degree programme, we provide bespoke learning packages, specifically tailored to your workforce needs. Intensive one or two day programmes can satisfy a specific skill requirement and minimise your employees time away from work - and we can deliver when, how and where you want it.

The Centre for Professional and Executive Development combines superb facilities with a highly accessible Darlington location. Close to national road and rail links, and with generous car parking, the Centre is an ideal venue for your CPD.

Our clients range from micro-companies to multinational businesses and major public sector organisations. Provision ranges from leadership and management to highly specific technical and professional skills.

Choose from:

  • accredited in-house training - our innovative programmes could count towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • bespoke learning packages - learning tailored to your workforce's needs, delivered when, how and where you want it
  • continuing professional development - supporting individual employees to develop new knowledge and skills
  • degree apprenticeships - find out more about how we can work with you to deliver the higher or degree apprenticeship you need.
    Find out more about our degree apprenticeships
  • Leadership Accelerator Programme - designed in collaboration with industry partners to develop the business skills, knowledge and experience of middle managers and graduates.
    Find out more about our Leadership Accelerator Programme
  • Leading Growth - a proven six month leadership development programme designed specifically for small businesses by small businesses in the North East.
    Find out more about Leading Growth
  • Management Masterclasses - a recognised way of improving the business capability of your executive, middle and early stage managers, with minimum time out of the office and maximum organisational benefit.
    Find out more about our Masterclasses
  • short courses - intensive one- or two-day programmes that hit a specific skill requirement and minimise your employees' time away from work



Teesside University is working in partnership with Saudi Arabian chemical company SABIC – one of the world’s leading petrochemical manufacturers. Together they have developed a new series of business masterclasses for employees.

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Teesside University teamed up with TUV SUD, a market leader in machine safety, to deliver a bespoke course for safety engineers and practitioners.

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Customer First

We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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