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)

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Foundation course is an entry-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is seeking an introduction to basic accounting principles and skills. This Level 2 course is part-funded, so the cost for students is reduced. On...

Accounting (AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma)

This AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) advanced level course is a mid-level accounting qualification, ideal for anyone who is looking to advance their existing knowledge of accounting. This Level 3 course is part of the National Skills Fund initiative and is...

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. Tuesday's 1pm - 7.30pm. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units: Financial Statements, Budgeting, Decision and Control, Accounting Systems...

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...

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 These courses are delivered at regular intervals throughout the year, please get in touch to discuss a suitable date. Call: 01473 382600...

Bookkeeping (AAT Level 2)

Completing the course will involve the study of the following units: ‘Bookkeeping Transactions’ and ‘Bookkeeping controls' You will attend college for 2 hours per week and study each unit in turn. A computerised exam will be sat at the end of each u...

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....

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...

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) for Adults

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. If you have any questions please email southclusteradmin@suffolk.ac.uk This course will involve developing your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Although there is no qualification attached you may choose...

Floristry (Level 2 Award, Part Time) – Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.Wednesday evenings; 18.00 – 20.45 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...

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...

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...

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. Call: 01473 382600 Email: business@suffolk.ac.uk

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...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Information Technology

This course is the equivalent of half an A-Level and is designed to give adult learners their initial steps into HE Education, and support those returning after a break in learning. It will also help learners develop their skills in...

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Information Technology

This course is the equivalent one A-Level and is designed to give adult learners their initial steps into HE Education, and support those returning after a break in learning. It will also help learners develop their skills in Social Media...

People Practice (CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus. The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is perfect for you if you’re ready to make your mark on the profession. It won’t just help you get started – it’ll give...

Personal Training (Level 3 Diploma)

The aim of this qualification is to develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover: · Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts 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...

Principles of Management and Leadership (CMI Level 3 Diploma)

Overview The Diploma in Management and Leadership is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management. Staff study at college part-time and complete work-based projects as part of the course. This qualification is suitable for those who are, or wish to...

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...