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It had never occurred to us before how we could tap in to the knowledge base of UWS, but through the university’s local and flexible approach, we are now meeting the development needs of our staff in a constructive and cost-effective way
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Business & Enterprise CPD options

Business and Enterprise: CMI courses

University of the West of Scotland is an approved Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Centre providing a range of qualifications to suit managers of varying experience, across the private, public and third sectors.

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Business and Enterprise: SFEDI course

University of the West of Scotland is the only university in Scotland approved by SFEDI (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative) to deliver its Diploma in Business and Enterprise Support.

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Business and Enterprise: Risk and Resilience

UWS runs an introductory two-day masterclass which explores how crisis and resilience management can defend an organisation from non-standard hazards and threats and promote organisational resilience

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Computing CPD options

CCNP and Security

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks.

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UWS is an official Microsoft IT Academy. The aim of the IT Academy is to bring Microsoft accredited training within the reach of students, the unemployed and staff from small to medium sized businesses.

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VM Ware

VMware is the industry-leading virtualization software company. Through our courses you will learn how VMware empowers organisations to innovate and thrive by streamlining IT operations by virtualizing infrastructure - from the data centre to the cloud to mobile devices. Learn how VMware enables IT to deliver services from any device, anytime, anywhere.

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Health CPD options

Health: Dementia Education and Training

UWS and Alzheimer Scotland have formed a partnership and one of the aims is to develop and deliver inspirational masterclasses for practitioners who wish to enhance their understanding and skills to support people living with dementia and alzheimer's disease.

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Health: My Home Life Open Courses

My Home Life (MHL) is a UK-wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people. We work with care homes, statutory bodies, community organisations and others to co-create new ways of working to better meet the needs of older people, relatives and staff.

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Education CPD options

Education: Languages for Business

University of the West of Scotland's School of Education is running the following Languages for Business courses: Arabic, French, Gaelic, German, Mandarin, Spanish. Our courses will be practically-focused and we will work with you to boost your confidence when working in a multilingual business world.

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Media CPD Options

Media Training

Media training is about getting your key messages across: how to interest news and features editors in local and national media; how to build better relations with the media; and how to perform effectively in front of the TV camera, in a live radio studio interview and in an online and social media environment. We can run bespoke, tailored courses on media training for individuals, organisations and companies in a wide arena of media scenarios.

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Last updated: 23/07/2017