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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.

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To find out more about our short courses and book your place, email or call us on 01242 714737.

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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
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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

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 100% in April 2021. 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.

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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 / £1,002
Foundation and Practitioner: 5 days / £1,429
Practitioner* only: 2 days / £667​

*Can only be taken upon successful completion of Foundation​

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

All courses take place at The Business School, Oxstalls campus​​, Gloucester. GL2 9HW.​​

  • The next course date is scheduled for January 2022.

​​Find out more​

​Email ​ or call us on 01242 714737 for more details regarding cancelled bookings.​

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The PRINCE2® courses on this page are offered by The Learning Habit Ltd an ATO of AXELOS Limited. PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.