Keele University Leadership and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes

Keele University is internationally acclaimed for its academic and research expertise, with 97% of the University’s research ranked as world leading. It is through this expertise that we are able to assist businesses in the development and training of their workforce.

We offer a range of leadership programmes and short courses:

Online MBA Programmes

We are proud to introduce three entirely online MBA programmes that have been created for leaders and aspiring leaders of private and public sector organisations who want to unleash their career potential. Find out more at

Clinical Leadership Academy

We are delighted to offer a range of opportunities to people working in healthcare who want to improve their leadership and management skills. Find out more about the Clinical Leadership Academy.

Health and Rehabilitation CPD

CPD courses through the School of Allied Health Professions offers clinicians and therapy staff an opportunity to learn about the latest evidence based management for patients.


Many of our Law postgraduate diplomas and Master's degrees that will be of direct interest to practitioners are taught by way of four three day block sessions. Each block meets the annual CPD requirement of 16 hours as currently set by the SRA.

Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership

The Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership is a prestigious innovation leadership programme addressing distinctive organisational and leadership challenges for innovation-led, knowledge-intensive businesses across the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.

Find out more about the Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership.

Nursing and Midwifery CPD

The Learning Beyond Registration portfolio offers an extensive programme of Post-Graduate and Undergraduate-Graduate level programmes in a number of specialities. Students can undertake modules as part of a wider component of study, or as a ‘stand-alone’ module in order to broaden their depth of knowledge and enquiry, and relate this to personal interests and clinical placement expertise.

Find out more about CPD courses through the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Organisational Development and Academic Development

(for staff and postgraduate researchers)

Organisational Development and Academic Development are here to support all staff and postgraduate researchers in their learning and development.

We aim to ensure the availability and development of expertise in those areas of knowledge and skill that are essential to the University’s mission and strategy, and thereby enable all staff to contribute effectively in support of the strategic objectives of the University.

Pharmacy and Healthcare CPD

We have over 20 years’ experience in delivering postgraduate courses to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. We are proud of our highly acclaimed reputation which led in 2014 to the creation of The Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning; hosted by the School of Pharmacy, Keele University. We have extensive experience of designing programmes of study that are easily accessible and relevant to working healthcare professionals. Find out more about the CPD opportunities in Pharmacy and Healthcare.

Postgraduate study

For postgraduates, our rural campus community provides an environment that is focused, relevant and mature. You will have full access to our respected academics. You will benefit from a reputation for excellence in research.

We offer taught Master's degrees across a wide range of subject areas.

Bespoke short courses

We can also work with your business to develop new bespoke short courses tailored to your specific needs and requests.

For more information on the opportunities available, please contact one of the Business Gateway team: