Services for Business

Continuing Professional Development

Ensuring your employees have the right skills and knowledge is key to any business. Professional development will reinvigorate your workforce. lt can lead to more creative and efficient working, creating the conditions for your business to gain a competitive edge.

We offer open enrolment and bespoke short courses to develop professionals across many sectors and subjects, all underpinned by our world-leading research.

Crime and security

Leicester is home to world-leading researchers and practitioners in intelligence and security and is one of the few universities with a dedicated Department of Criminology. We undertake bespoke training for police forces and for intelligence agencies internationally.

Postgraduate programmes which can be studied flexibly

Short CPD courses


The Leicester Diabetes Centre forms one of the largest facilities in Europe for conducting first class clinical research, dynamic clinical services and teaching in diabetes. On these courses you will benefit from the specialist knowledge of the experienced and high profile academic staff from the Centre and the University of Leicester. The ongoing research published by the Leicester Diabetes Centre ensures that all the materials you use will be relevant and up to date.


Leicester is well-known for its globally-leading teaching and research in archaeology, history and museum studies. We discovered the mortal remains of Richard III in 2013, and are the home of the discipline of English local history. Many of our courses can be taken part-time and online. Our courses for professionals include:

Short courses

We provide regular Oral History training to professionals and community groups.

HR and employment

Without strategic guidance and education, employees and organisations have a tough time making real progress. From safeguarding against discrimination and harassment, to regulating work contracts and redundancy, working with employment law requires in-depth knowledge of complex rules regulating the relationship between businesses and their employees. For HR managers, understanding recruitment, managing labour relations, workplace learning and employee development are all critical for business success. Our courses can be studied by distance making them ideal to fit around your company’s needs.



The benefits of being able to communicate with overseas clients and partners are huge – as are the costs of not being able to speak a foreign language. Languages at Leicester provides evening classes in 17 languages at seven different levels, from beginners to advanced.

We offer classes in British Sign Language, accredited by IBSL and can also deliver bespoke sessions in language, culture and social etiquette for organisations working a in particular country

Talk to us about bespoke opportunities for your organisation:

The University of Leicester provides a wide range of short courses that are aimed at professional learners and support professional development .

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