Research and Enterprise Office

Higher Level Skills Provision and Professional Qualifications

Aber-Bangor Skills Centre

This collaborative partnership between Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities addresses the higher-level Skills Agenda within Wales. The Aber-Bangor Skills Centre offers businesses and individuals the opportunity to work with the two Universities; assisting them in developing flexible solutions to their skills needs leading to Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses.

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Work Based Learning

Bangor University is one of the Welsh universities participating in the Work Based Learning and Foundation Degree programmes,  both of which are funded in part by ESF convergence funds and managed by the University of Glamorgan. 

The Work Based Learning Programme

focuses on developing and providing bite-sized and accessible learning opportunities for private sector employed participants living or working within West Wales and the Valleys. 

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Health and Wellbeing at Work Project

Work-based learning allows employees to gain further skills during work’s time. As part of this pan-Wales programme, Bangor University has developed the ‘Health and Wellbeing at Work project’ to give private and third sector enterprises in Wales the competitive edge.

The Schools of Psychology; Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences; and Healthcare Sciences, have joined forces to create an exciting portfolio of learning opportunities for eligible individuals. We are offering funded places on accredited modules that allow applicants to progress to further qualifications. Modules will be delivered in Bangor University with the potential to tailor for subsequent on-site or on-line delivery.

What the Health and Wellbeing at Work project has to offer:

  • Forty-eight credit-bearing modules to choose from in three academic Schools

  • Designed to meet the needs of businesses in Wales

  • Wide range of topics available

  • Earn up to 60 credits over three years ranging from Level 4 to Level 7

  • Many modules developed for e-learning facilitating flexible study options

  • Transferrable skills training and improving the health of the individual

  • Modules taught by established University lecturers, many renowned in their field and experienced in the latest and most relevant teaching practices

For further information  contact Pauline Kelly, Project Manager on 01248 382039

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Elevate Cymru

The Elevate CYMRU project is part of the Work Based Learning programme, funded by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government. The project aims to build a Pan Wales approach to the leadership and management high level skills needs of micro, small and medium to large sized businesses (including Retail). Accredited training is delivered through four University led networks encompassing the Convergence areas of Wales.

 If you are a private sector company based in the Convergence areas of Wales then support provided by the programme is either fully or part funded. Each student will be supported by a personal tutor and no prior qualifications are needed.

For further information please contact Sandra Begley or Nia Wright-Morgan on 01248 383800


The Foundation Degree Programme

is in place to provide a route for private sector employed participants living or working within West Wales and the Valleys to gain higher level qualifications.  

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The Management Centre

For employers looking for courses for staff or themselves, it is possible to enrol on one of the continuing professional development that are available through the Management Centre.  It is possible to undertake postgraduate and professional qualifications as well arrange individual training programmes in the areas of management, leadership and finance. 

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Alternatively, there are many part-time courses including Welsh for Adults available through the Department of Lifelong Learning.

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LEAD Project

The LEAD Wales programme is designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of owners of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) located across the Convergence region of Wales and is being delivered through Swansea University’s School of Business and Economics and Bangor University Business School. The programme is backed by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Social Fund. This innovative programme concentrates on two areas of business: the business itself and the personal development of the owner-manager; providing a framework to increase profitability, to enable diversification and support business growth. The programme - which is designed to meet the specific needs of owner-managers - integrates active teaching with action learning,  encouraging participants to share knowledge and experience with their peers and to apply what they learn to their own business situation.

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