City Magazine 2014
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City Magazine 2014

Continuing your journey at City

City has a long-standing reputation for excellence in part-time evening and weekend courses and in 2013/14, over 4,000 people joined us to learn new professional skills and further their careers.

Student photos continuing your journey at CityCity's commitment to education for business and the professions dates back to the University's earliest days as the Northampton Institute, when it was founded to train young men and women from Clerkenwell in key skills required by the industries of the borough, from horology to domestic economy.

As City's neighbourhood has evolved since 1894, so has its professional educational provision: with Tech City, the City of London and Gray's Inn on our doorstep, our courses encompass business and law, computing, languages and translation. Part-time and evening students also benefit from the University's expertise in the creative industries, with short courses in event management, film making and writing.

Short courses

City's suite of over 120 short courses is designed with busy professionals in mind. Courses begin each term and mostly consist of ten two-hour classes, held once a week in the evening. Some courses include weekend visits, or take place entirely at weekends. Many subjects, including languages and computing, are offered at several levels, allowing students to progress over several terms.

Continuing Professional Development and Executive Education

Through City's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Executive Education provision, those working in the legal, healthcare, business and translation sectors can develop and broaden their professional skills, benefiting from the expertise of academic staff at the University. Students may undertake modules on a stand-alone basis, or accumulate credit towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.

In the School of Health Sciences, short CPD courses and workshops cover a broad range of topics in the fields of nursing, radiography, midwifery, optometry, health management and leadership and speech, language and communication.

The City Law School offers a broad range of courses and skills workshops and it also regularly develops bespoke in-house training for companies and organisations. Cass Executive Education employs a variety of innovative learning methods in its provision of research-led professional education in business, finance and management.