CPD and short courses

Our modules form the basis of our continuing professional development (CPD) offering. You may choose to join a module simply for the experience of the teaching or choose to undertake assessment of learning, and gain credits.

Planning and developing your career

We offer a wide range of tools, support and guidance to ensure you select the most appropriate modules to help with your career development within sustainability. Support is provided via our personal development plan that enables you to identify key areas of development to enhance knowledge and performance in your current role or address career aspiration towards a future role.

These modules can be taken as standalone or as part of building up to a certificate, diploma or master’s degree. You can take up to three standalone modules before deciding whether you want to work towards any of these.

    If you do decide to build up to a qualification, then you will need to complete and pass the following amount of modules within a five year period: four modules for a certificate; eight modules for a diploma; eight modules and a dissertation for a degree. Please note that certain modules will be compulsory depending on the degree you opt to take.

    If you would like to gain a qualification then you will need to register onto one of our master's courses:

    Our tailored training packages can be delivered in-house or at the University to meet the requirements and needs within your organisation or your department.

    To ensure the most appropriate training is delivered to you and your staff we build your training package via a series of meetings between our subject experts and our Continued Professional Development team.

    Get in contact

    If you are interested in the personal development plan, training packages or have a query about our modules then please contact our Business Development and Promotion Officer, Deidre Richardson:

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    Centre for Environment and Sustainability
    Arthur C Clarke building, Floor 2
    University of Surrey
    GU2 7XH