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    Short Courses/CPD

    Studying at Harper Adams

    Experts in our field

    As the leading university for the land-based, agri-food and rural sectors we are at the forefront of industry knowledge, and develop relevant courses to meet commercial needs.

    Relevant training

    Tailor-made courses can be designed to meet the specific training needs of a company - you choose the topics, length of study time, level of study and location. Alternatively, we have a wide choice of established programmes available to meet specific education or training needs, such as the BASIS, AMTRA and RICS CPD courses.

    Study part-time

    Our short courses are part-time to fit around your working life, and range from day-long refresher courses to longer, more intensive postgraduate study.

    Choose your modules

    Create your own course by choosing whichever of our 300 or more modules are most useful to you and your employer. This flexible approach allows you to study relevant subjects at your own pace, with the support of our staff and use of the university's facilities and online resources.

    Work-based learning

    One of the most attractive methods of study for employers and employees alike. The module content, time, pace and method of assessment are agreed between you, your employer and Harper Adams, causing minimal disruption to your work routine. The projects you study can be based on activities in your workplace, benefiting both yourself and your company.

    Work-based Learning by research

    If you have a postgraduate qualification why not upgrade it to a Masters degree relevant to your career? Through our work-based learning programme, you can carry out research in your own work place, with the support of our expertise, facilities and learning resources. This is a very cost effective way for companies to carry out valuable research.

    Bespoke courses

    We're experts in creating bespoke courses to suit company's workloads and business needs. We'll work with you to pinpoint the training needs of your staff and devise the most relevant, flexible and cost effective form of staff development to suit your business needs, with the minimum disruption to workloads.

    This can be through a combination of:

    • Short courses
    • Day release and part-time attendance of university modules
    • Work-based learning
    • Research modules
    • Tailor made courses
    • Independent study
    • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
    • Accreditation of your own company training courses


    Short Course Office
    Harper Adams University
    Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
    Telephone: +44 (0)1952 815 300
    Fax: +44 (0)1952 812 125

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