Professional Development

Professional Development

Professional Development Overview

Our professional development courses and training packages deliver immediate impact and provide the skills needed to improve performance and progression in the workplace.

Whether you are an individual looking for a promotion, or a business wanting to stay ahead of the competition, training is the most effective way of achieving your goals and up-skilling your staff. For training with an immediate impact, apply now on the courses shown below or contact us to discuss your training needs.

You can also find a range of online professional development courses in our e-learning section.

Available Professional Development courses

AAT (Level 4 Diploma)

You will learn how to draft financial statements for limited companies, perform complex management accounting tasks, and develop your own management skills. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units: Financial Statements, Budgeting, Decision and Control, Accounting Systems and Controls. 2 Optional Units:...

AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software (Online)

The AAT Foundation Award in Accounting Software provides an entry point for anyone wishing to start a career in accountancy or finance. It may also support career progression for those already in employment by formally recognising their skills in using...

AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of...

AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

Note regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the nature of our Online and On Campus courses, with key concepts being taught online through high-quality video lectures, students are able to continue their studies seamlessly with social distancing in place. Some of...

Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges (NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This study programme provides the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to be effective in a range of educational settings. Units you will study include: Enabling individuals to learn, Understand how to support...

Alcohol Awareness (Level 2 Award)

This qualification aims to provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the effects, and health issues associated with alcohol misuse

Bookkeeping (AAT Level 2)

Completing the course will involve the study of the following units: · Processing bookkeeping transactions · Control accounts, journals, and the banking system You will attend college for 2 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sa...

Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The Certificate in Education and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, schools, adult education, prison education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings....

Certificate in Education / Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Part-Time)

The Certificate in Education and Professional Graduate Certificate in Education are professional qualifications for people teaching in further education colleges, sixth form colleges, schools, adult education, prison education, higher education, and a wide range of other education and training settings....

Certificate in Human Resource Practice

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The CIPD Certificate in HR Practice (CHRP) provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR, helping you to develop essential HR skills and giving you the confidence to be more effective...

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. For beginners intending to use chainsaws for domestic, business, or leisure activities, to achieve a basic competence award as required by PUWER. This...

Early Years Advanced Practitioner Part-time, distance learning/ online (CACHE Level 4)

This qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist...

Early Years Workforce (NCFE/CACHE Level 3 Diploma)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people at an unsupervised level, in a diverse range of job roles, within early learning...

Emergency First Aid at Work (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. Our emergency first aid course will provide you with the skills to support qualified first aiders in the workplace. The certificate is issued...

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for Adults

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This course will involve developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Although there is no qualification attached you may choose to take exams at the end of the course if you...

Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology (EAL Short Course)

We are pleased to be able to offer the EAL Level 2 short course in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology which includes the following unit: MIG/MAG Welding Process This short course will be delivered over a 5 day period at Suffolk...

Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. This course is for persons wishing to work in amenity or arboriculture activities, or on forestry commission land. This course will prepare people...

First Aid at Work (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. Course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in the workplace to become a confident first aider at work. Giving both the ability and knowledge...

Floristry (Level 2 Award, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley) - January 2021 Start

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. This course is aimed at those with a keen interest in Floristry, who are considering employment in the Floristry industry. On this course you will have the opportunity to learn...

Gas Centre Courses

Welcome to SNC Gas Centre, a brand new domestic training and test facility in the heart of Ipswich, Suffolk. Based in new state-of-the art industry standard facilities at Suffolk New College we offer a range of domestic gas safety training...

Gym Instructing (Level 2 Certificate)

This qualification aims to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover: · A...

Hand Held Applicators Knapsack (PA6) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. This course is suitable for those working in agriculture, horticulture or green keeping who apply pesticides using a hand held applicator. PA1 Foundation...

Human Resource Practice (Diploma)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The Foundation level Diploma in Human Resource Practice requires you to complete the certificate in Human Resources plus additional units to gain 37 credits overall. The opportunity to study for the Diploma will...

IMI Basic Mobile Air Conditioning (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. For technicians working on mobile air conditioning systems containing F gas refrigerants, who want to gain a licence to handle refrigerants. Technicians carrying out certain operations on MAC systems...

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver (Short Course)

We are pleased to be able to offer in partnership with Ipswich Borough Council, the ‘Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver’. This course is intended for candidates who either work, or wish to pursue a ca...

Introductory to Welding Skills (Level 1 Award) (Short Course)

This introductory welding course will provide a broad based introduction to the practices and processes within welding, and will help develop the personal skills and attributes that individuals need in order to build confidence in their ability to work, learn...

Leadership and Management (Level 4 Certificate)

The Level 4 Award, Certificate or Diploma in Leadership and Management are designed for new and aspiring middle managers. These qualifications help learners to really get to grips with their role, gain comprehensive business knowledge, and develop the technical skills they...

Leadership and Management (Level 5 Certificate)

The Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management is designed for practising middle managers, helping them to develop their skills and experience, improve performance and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

Leadership and Management Principles (Level 3)

The ILM Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management is ideal for new and aspiring junior managers. Learners will pick up the core skills and understanding needed to deal with management responsibilities and develop as leaders, helping to start...

NPTC 0014-16 Novice Teleporter (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This course provides instruction and assessment for lift truck operators on rough terrain or rough terrain telescopic forklifts. This qualification will appeal to those who use a teleporter as...

PANCO - Part-time, or distance learning/online (CACHE Level 4)

This unit qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, and who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and...

Personal Training (Level 3 Diploma)

This qualification aims to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover: · A...

Plumbing (Level 2 NVQ Diploma)

This course is designed for anyone who wants to become a plumber or domestic heating engineer. It provides all the basic domestic heating and plumbing training you need to start work in the industry. This level will suit you if...

SENCO Part-time, distance learning/ online (CACHE Level 4)

This unit qualification will suit students aged 19 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner, working with children from birth to 5 years of age. It would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist...

Smoking Awareness and Cessation (Level 2 Award)

This qualification aims to provide learners with an awareness of the health implications of smoking and knowledge of strategies and sources of information to assist in smoking cessation.These courses are delivered at regular intervals throughout the year, please get...

Teaching Assistant: Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools (NCFE/CACHE)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. This qualification provides learners with an in-depth understanding of knowledge and skills through a range of units that include: Children and young people’s development, Safeguarding, Schools and colleges as organisations, English an...

Work-based Horticulture (Level 2 Diploma)

Focussing upon the principles and practices of horticulture in a work-based environment, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or Parks and Gardens. A...

Work-based Horticulture (Level 3 Diploma)

Focussing upon the principles and practices of horticulture in a work-based environment, the learner will be able to start or build on a career in areas of interest, such as landscaping, production horticulture, sports turf or Parks and Gardens. A...