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 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Online and On Campus)

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 flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online...

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

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 flexible course is delivered in partnership with Mindful Education, and combines online...

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 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...

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...

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley.For competent plumbing operatives and heating engineers who already have a knowledge of hot & cold water systems and central heating systems.The course aim is to help plumbers...

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...

Diploma in Massage Therapy for Sports Focus Awards

This one-year part-time course is aimed at those learners currently working in the sports and active leisure sector. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology for sports massage, provides an understanding of sports massage techniques, and...

EAL Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS 7671:2018)

This electrical training course gives the learner an understanding of the application of the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition. It provides a facility for individuals working in the electro-technical sector to develop and/or enhance their knowledge of the Requirements...

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.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 1 week period at Suffolk...

First Aid at Work (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple dates are offered. Course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed by first aiders in the workplaces to become a confident first aider at work. Giving...

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)

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 Accreditation Senior Paint Technician

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

IMI L3 Award in Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Diagnosis and Repair

We are pleased to be able to offer the IMI L3 Award in Automotive Air Conditioning and Climate Control Diagnosis and Repair. This qualification offers experienced automotive technicians the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance existing ones. It is...

Influencing Others (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. Influencing can be defined as ‘achieving results through people over whom you have no direct authority.’ DMS Consultants are working In association with Suffolk Rural by running a series of c...

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 course is based at our Ipswich campus.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...

Manicure (Level 2 Award)

This course is based at our Ipswich campus.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 pa...

NPTC 0020-03/0020-09 Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) (Part Time) - 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...

NPTC 0020-04 Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) (Part Time) - 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...

NPTC 021654 Hand Held Applicators Knapsack (PA6) (Part Time) - 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. The course...

NPTC Rats & Mice Pest Control (Part Time) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. Candidates will understand the importance of controlling rodents, how to monitor them, and the best methods to get rid of them. This course is aimed at candidates who wish...

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, 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...

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...