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Contact name: Katie Thomas

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Telephone number: 01248 365919

Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Are you an individual looking to enhance your skills and career prospects or an employer looking to develop your workforce?  If so, Bangor University can help you identify a course or training programme that suits your needs.  We offer programmes and short courses in a range of subjects and delivery methods.  We can also develop bespoke courses, tailored to your particular requirements.

Below is a list of some of these facilities and networks however please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual skills development needs or those of your organisation.

ATM (Access to Masters) are ESF supported taught Master courses in collaboration with businesses. The courses include a 1-2 month project placement in the collaborating company - a low cost way for businesses to access postgraduate expertise and develop links with the University.

ATP (Advanced Training Partnership) provides a unique opportunity for professionals working with and within the extensive beef, sheep and dairy supply chains to access the latest relevant research from Aberystwyth and Bangor University through a variety of training and workshops most suited to their needs.

CADARN Skills Centre (CSC) is a HEFCW funded project led by Bangor University in partnership with the Universities of Aberystwyth, Glyndŵr and the Open University in Wales. The CSC helps organisations and learners access the wealth of CPD, short courses and training opportunities within these universities.

The ECDL is the European-wide IT qualification, administered in the UK by the British Computer Society (BCS), which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. These courses are offered by Bangor University.

ELEVATE Cymru 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. Visit Elevate Gogledd website.

Green Innovation Future Technologies

GIFT (Green Innovation Future Technologies) up-skills businesses and promotes sustainable economic development by creating collaborative and learning opportunities through providing training, networking, discussions and expertise.

GO Wales (Graduate Opportunities Wales) offers a variety of services and financial support to businesses in Wales who want to recruit and retain graduate staff.

A pan-Wales programme, part-funded by WEFO, the ‘Health and Wellbeing at Work project’ was developed to give businesses in the private and third sector the competitive edge. The project offers funded places to eligible individuals, on accredited short modules that allow applicants to progress to further qualifications, and enhance professional development and personal wellbeing.

HPC Wales (High Performance Computing) provides state-of-the-art HPC capability, technology, infrastructure and facilities on a pan-Wales, pan-sector basis, to deliver research innovation, high-level skills development and transformational ICT for wider economic benefit.

ICPS (The Institute for Competition and Procurement Studies) offers a range of innovative programmes that provide procurers and suppliers with a focused learning pathways to a University or Professional qualification.

KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships) supports collaborative research projects (Research Masters and PhD) with external business partners.


LEAD Wales is a programme designed to develop and enhance the leadership skills of owners of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) located across Wales.

The Management Centre is a residential training, conference and events centre in the heart of Bangor University campus. The Centre offers a wide range of industry-recognised postgraduate and professional qualifications which will develop your skills and enhance your employability. Qualifications include Leadership & Management programmes, Coaching & Mentoring,Accounting (ACCA) and Purchasing & Supply (CIPS). The Management Centre is also home to the ground-breaking Chartered Banker MBA.
For those aspiring to be leaders in social enterprise, and who want to improve their creativity and innovation, the Menter Iontach Nua programme offers a Masters degree and a range of training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

OPUS is a work-based learning project offering unique courses to enhance creativity and design skills using electronics and light technologies.  Even with no prior knowledge participants will be amazed at how quickly they can learn on these short, accredited, hands-on courses.  In a unique learning environment we will challenge your imagination and ingenuity like no other course can.

The School of Lifelong Learning at Bangor University plays an important role in providing part-time study options across north wales.  With courses running in centres and workplaces throughout the region, our aim is to widen access to higher education through stimulating, high quality and flexible learning.

Reaching Wider aims to increase Higher Education participation from previously under-represented groups and communities in Wales (in particular Communities First).


SAW (Software Alliance Wales) offers CPD and training opportunities to the ICT and Software Sector within the Convergence areas of Wales. 


SEACAMS (Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Costal and Marine Sectors) in Wales seeks to integrate research and business opportunities around the coast of Wales and offers assistance and access to facilities (from offshore research vessels to laboratories and aquaria) to marine and costal businesses.


Technocamps delivers a series of free workshops for 11-19 year olds to schools, colleges and educational establishments on Computing and STEM based topics.

TILT (Training in Languages and Translation) offers language training to businesses including improving translation skills.

Transnational Ecosystem Laboratory & Actions (TESLA) is a transnational innovation support project involving eight partners from six EU Member States. The overall objective of the project is to support the growth and development of early stage High Potential Start Up (HPSU) companies in Ireland, Wales, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands through a programme of transnational pilot innovation and business support initiatives.

Wales Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS) assists companies that work across chemistry, life sciences and material sciences by providing range of specialist skills training to develop the expertise needed by the sector.

Welsh for Adults is a one-stop-shop for Welsh learners in the region and offer information, advice and resources to put them on the right track and help ensure the best possible learning experience.

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