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Short courses

We offer a range of short courses so that you can sharpen your skills, or simply try something new.

We provide a range of short courses in media, business, sport and photography for both individuals and businesses.

Short courses offer a wide range of opportunities to improve your knowledge and sharpen your skills, both personally and professionally. They are also a good opportunity to try something new.

The campus of study varies depending on the course, so please ensure that you check the study location before registering for a short course.

To find out more about our short courses and book your place, email

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Media Skills for Business

This half-day course includes an introduction to the media, using social media for business and interview skills for radio. The full-day option also includes practice in television interview skills.

The course is perfect for those running their own business or in public facing roles within the corporate, public or third sectors who want to better understand how they can use the media to their advantage.

  • Maximum group size: 6
  • Cost per group: £1200

Social Media for Business

The course includes a short explanation of recent research about digital communication and gives participants an opportunity to work with experienced media practitioners on their own upcoming priorities.

This half-day course would suit all businesses wanting to understand how to improve their social media footprint.

  • Maximum group size: 10
  • Cost per group: £1200
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Help to Grow: Management Programme

Boost your Business Performance

Join 30,000 leaders of small or medium sized businesses taking part in a practical management training programme delivered by University of Gloucestershire and other word-class business schools, accredited by the Small Business Charter.

This practical programme takes place over 3-months and will include both online and face-to-face sessions, alongside peer support and mentoring.

The programme is built around a practical curriculum that features:

  • Eight facilitated online 2-hour sessions
  • Four practical and interactive case study workshops
  • One-to-one support from a mentor, providing you with personalised support to develop your business growth plan
  • Peer networking, including peer group calls that give you the opportunity to share experiences with a small group of other small business leaders
  • Access to the Alumni Programme featuring events with inspirational speakers, business clinics and networking events.

The programme will cover key areas of leadership including:

  • Strategy and innovation
  • Growing national and international markets
  • Leading for high performance
  • Building vision and brand
  • Engaging and inspiring teams
  • Creating customer value
  • Adopting digital technology
  • Adopting responsible business practices
  • Financial management.
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Government backed programme

Management is delivered by accomplished small business and enterprise experts from University of Gloucestershire, with the support of leading industry figures and experienced entrepreneurs.

The programme is provided nationally by participating business schools that have been accredited by the Small Business Charter, an award that recognises the high quality, tailored guidance they provide to support small business and their local economy.

The consortium brings a huge amount of expertise and experience to support you and your business.

Get in touch

To find out more about the Help to Grow: Management Programme and book your place, email