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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 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

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

PRINCE2® Project Management

在今天的工作场所, 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​

Prices shown are for January 2022, prices subject to change for the next course run.

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

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

Future course dates are to be confirmed.

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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 trademark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved.