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

Accounting (AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate)

At this level you’ll start to develop your skills in double entry bookkeeping and gain a grasp of management and administrative processes. You will learn management accounting principles, how to use manual and computerised accounting systems and how to wo...

Accounting (AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma)

This level introduces more complex accounting tasks, like preparing final accounts for sole traders and partnerships. You’ll also learn the basics of management accounting and deal with VAT. Financial Spreadsheets and Professional Ethics are also covered. In the workplace mo...

Accounting (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:...

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

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 children and young people to improve their mental...

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 3.5 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

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 at work by adding real value to your...

Dressing Hair (Level 2 Award)

Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair The Level 2 Award in Dressing Hair is a qualification that has been specifically designed to develop your practical skills in the creative art of dressing hair. You will learn a variety of artistic techniques which...

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 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 and childcare. Subjects covered include child development (birth...

Electronics and Programming for Teachers

The programme will provide you with an exciting and challenging experience which will introduce you to the BBC Microbit and Arduino boards and the creative opportunities they can provide for students. Starting with simple coding skills you will quickly learn...

Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety (Level 3)

Suffolk New College is pleased to offer an exciting new course that is aimed at supporting individuals who wish to develop their Engineering credentials by studying for a Level 3 Certificate in Engineering Technologies. This qualification is made up of 3 units,...

Engineering Technologies (Level 1 Award)

The main aim of the course is to teach individuals basic machining using a centre lathe..The following course units will be taught, and it will be free: - Introduction to Working in Engineering which involves an introduction to hand...

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for Adults

This course will involve listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. You will also find out about life in the UK and share experiences with people from other cultures. All students must do regular homework and practice outside lessons. Teachers...

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...

Human Resource Practice (Diploma)

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 be discussed with all prospective students as part...

IMI Accreditation Senior Paint Technician

We are pleased to be able to offer the IMI Accreditation Senior Paint Technician, which is a practical course which will allow you to demonstrate individual capability, providing independent proof of current competence, knowledge and skills for those working in...

Instructing Circuit Training Sessions (YMCA Level 2)

This 1 day course will be held at Needham Gym and Fitness, Needham Market, IP6 8NW on Sunday 19 May 2019 between 10:00-16:00hours Candidates will cover the key principles for planning and delivering circuit training. This includes collecting participant information and utilizing...

Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions (YMCA Level 2)

This 2 day course will be held at Needham Gym and Fitness, Needham Market, IP6 8NW on Sunday 7 and 14 July 2019 from 10:00-16:00hours. Candidates will cover the key principles for planning and delivering Group Indoor Cycling Sessions. This includes theory and...

Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions (YMCA Level 2)

This 1 day course will be held at Needham Gym and Fitness, Needham Market, IP6 8NW on Sunday 26 May 2019 from 10:00-16:00hours Candidates will cover the key principles required for using and incorporating kettlebells into training sessions. This includes theory and...

Instructing Suspended Movement Training Sessions (YMCA Level 2)

This 1 day course will be held at Needham Gym and Fitness, Needham Market, IP6 8NW on Sunday 21 July 2019 from 10:00-16:00hours Candidates will cover the key principles required for using and incorporating suspended movement training into their sessions. This includes...

Introduction to the Role of the Professional Taxi and Private Hire Driver

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 Welding Skills (Level 1 Award)

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...

Manicure (Level 2 Award)

You will learn how to carry out a consultation to meet your clients’ needs and be able to make recommendations to your client in terms of their hand and nail care. As part of preparing your working area you will le...

Microbits and Programming

The programme will provide you with an exciting and challenging experience which will introduce you to the BBC Microbit and the creative opportunities it provides. Starting with simple coding skills you will quickly learn to use the basic features of...

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...

SENCO Part-time, 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...

Simple Interactive Electronics

The programme will provide you with an exciting and challenging experience which will introduce you to the basics of modern electronics. Starting with basic interface circuits, you will quickly learn how to create interactive electronics with lights, switches and motors....

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

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 and maths skills, Health and safety Support children po...