Short courses

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Sharpen your skills, or simply try something new.

​​​​​​​​We are running a number of courses in 2018 and our full schedule will be added in early January so watch this space for more.

Our Media School - short courses for business

Bite size courses in media, interviews and social media training for your business growth.

Our media centre is the best in the county, offering your employees/colleagues a the opportunity to be taught in state of the art facilities by industry-accredited lecturers.

Media Skills for Business: in this half day course your team will develop skills in using social media in business and gain interview skills for radio and television. participants will better understand how media can be used to your businesses advantage.
Social Media for Business: On this half day course participants will be able to learn about the research around digital communication and how this knowledge can help your business. they will also be able to work on any upcoming social media projects with the practitioners.

These courses are perfect for any business owner or employees in a public facing role.

Click here to book this short course

PRINCE2® Project Management​

In today’s workplace, flexibility has become essential and project management a business-wide discipline. At some point in their career, almost everyone will need to think and act like a project manager, no matter their usual expertise. Your project can be of any scale or scope – PRINCE2 will help you get the best out of it, achieving success for your organisation, and for yourself.

PRINCE2 is firmly established as the world’s most practised method for project management: reliable, flexible and scalable. Globally recognized for delivering successful projects, it enjoys an unrivalled reputation, built over decades.

The University of Gloucestershire has years of experience delivering successful PRINCE2® courses, with a pass rate of 92% in 2015. Whatever your business needs we have successfully trained project staff for some of the biggest brands in business including Superdry, St James’s Place, the NHS, Gloucestershire Constabulary, Ecotricity and NFU Mutual.

What is PRINCE2®?

PRINCE2® (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is an industry standard used extensively by government, the private sector and international organisations. The following video explains PRINCE2® in 100 seconds. Please read this short brochure fo​​r more detailed information.



​Who is it for?

As project management touches all aspects of an organisation we see a wide range of roles on the course and typically these tend to be:

  • Middle/ Senior Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Project Support staff

Which level is right for you?

PRINCE2 is split in to two elements, Foundation and Practitioner. Read on to find out which level is right for you.

Foundation: Introduces the structure of the methodology based upon the seven principles, processes and themes of a project lifecycle. It will equip you with the knowledge to act as an informed member of a project management team and the knowledge to begin to deliver, tailor and adapt PRINCE2 relevant to the needs of your organisation and project environment.

Practitioner: Focuses on equipping Project Practitioners with the practical skills to apply PRINCE2 in the workplace. You will explore the application of the methodology and understand how to tailor and adapt PRINCE2 to ensure it remains consistent with the organisation and project context.

How long is the course?

This course can either be taken as a stand-alone 3 day ‘Foundation’ course – introducing the basic theory and requirements of the PRINCE2® approach, or can be taken as a full 5 day course – extending the Foundation course to cover additional practice elements with a final ‘Practitioner’ exam. Those with a current PRINCE2® Foundation qualification can also take the stand-alone 2 day Practitioner course. This course requires pre-course study – a minimum of 16 hours, plus some self-study in the evenings of the course itself.

How much does it cost?

Learning in a group you will receive networking opportunities to help you learn and be supported every step of the way by a highly experienced PRINCE2 trainer for all those immediate burning questions. Prices include the exam(s) and the PRINCE2 training manual which will be posted out to delegates in advance of the course. Lunch and refreshments are included.

Foundation only: 3 days £995
Foundation and Practitioner: 5 days £1410
Practitioner* only: 2 days £655
*Can only be taken upon successful completion of Foundation

Where and when can I get PRINCE2® Project Management training?​

All courses take place at our Oxstalls campus, GL2 9HW, in The Growth Hub building:

  • ​14th - 18th January 2019
  • 8th - 12th July 2019
​​Ready to book or just want to find out more?
​Email ​​ or call us on 01242 714522

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​GDPR: A practical approach and toolkit for business


Do you understand your obligations and are you ready to meet them?

Most courses talk about what it is, we tell you what it is and how to do it.

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force in May 2018. Brexit will not change the implementation of these regulations. Even if your company does not currently have to comply with the Data Protection Act, this could change under the new regulation.

This practical, interactive course will give you the knowledge and tools to establish what your organisation needs to be compliant with the regulations. Explore issues and solutions related to your business needs and benefit from the critical enquiry of learning with others.​

A one day co​​urse from The University of Gloucestershire in partnership with the National Cyber Skills Centre.

At the end of the session you will:

  • ​Understand the differences between the current and new regulations
  • Be able to identify what you need to do to be compliant
  • Have practical solutions to apply in your business with a toolkit
  • Be self-sufficient post training

For more information or to book now contact​


11 Jan, 9am-5pmPark Campus, Cheltenham£300
28 Feb, 9am-5pmPark Campus, Cheltenham£300
27 March, 9am-5pmPark Campus, Cheltenham£300
23 April, 9am-5pmPark Campus, Cheltenham£300


Lunch and refreshments are included.​