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. Tuesday's 1pm - 7.30pm. Starts Tuesday 13th April, approximate end date March 2022. Units are as follows: 4 Compulsory Units:...

AAT Award in Business Skills and Bookkeeping (Level 1)

This AAT award offers students at level 1 the opportunity to develop practical bookkeeping skills. This qualification will particularly suit those students who have had minimal work experience or students who would like to test their abilities before progressing further with...

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 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: · 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....

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...

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) - April 2022 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...

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...

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

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...

Mental Health Awareness (Active IQ Level 2 Award)

This course provides learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues. The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and...

NPTC 0020-07 Rope & Harness & NPTC 0020-13 Tree Climbing & Rescue (CS38) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This course covers the accessing of trees through climbing to carry out rescues in a variety of contexts. The aerial rescues includes recovery of both conscious and unconscious casualties....

NPTC 0021-08 Aerial Cutting with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered. Learn removal of single limb parts of tree canopy to the complete removal of trees, without the use of rigging equipment. This course...

NPTC 021650 Ground Crop Sprayer Hydraulic Nozzle (PA2) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley. This course is for people who apply pesticides from a conventional boom sprayer. This course is for people who apply pesticides from a conventional boom sprayer. The hydraulic nozzle...

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...

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)

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...

Principles of Management and Leadership (CMI Level 3 Diploma)

These qualifications are aimed at practising or aspiring managers who supervise or manage a team, or project officer and shift manager to achieve clearly defined outcomes. They will set and monitor goals and objectives by providing instruction, direction and guidance....

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...