In Professional Development are delighted to be an academic partner of the University of Chester. For the last 3 years we have been working closely with the University to design, develop and deliver highly interactive programmes that offer an optional Postgraduate Certificate.

The partnership between In Professional Development and the University allows us to bring innovative, engaging and industry relevant programmes to the market. Our programmes carry the academic quality and rigour expected from high quality executive programme but are uniquely designed and delivered around the demands, pressures and challenges that face busy working professionals. Our unique and flexible approach makes it easier than ever to access expert programmes and gain post graduate qualifications via the University’s Centre for Work Related Studies.

 

The Chester Centre for Work Related Studies

The Chester Centre for Work Related Studies (CWRS) specialises in opportunities for busy practitioners in work, who want relevant learning and impact in their workplace.

The centre recently received a commendation by the UK quality body, for its radically flexible and high quality negotiated work based learning framework. The enabling professionals to customise their own qualifications, ‘learn through work’, and enable rapid accreditation of commercial training provision.

The CWRS is part of the business school at the University of Chester and we work with the team here to validate our postgraduate certificate programmes such as the Directors Development Programme, Executive Mini-MBA Programme, the Non-Executive Directors Development Programme and the Executive Education and Professional Development Programme.

Find out more about our programmes…

Directors Development Programme
  • Providing the essential theory, practice and techniques of an MBA condensed into a high quality, short 5 day delivery
  • Held in venues across the UK and as distance learning via the Virtual Classroom
  • Validated by the University of Chester
  • Optional PGCert in Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS)
Executive Mini-MBA Programme
  • 5 day programme that will provide leaders with the skills to be a high performing Director
  • Held in venues across the UK and as distance learning via the Virtual Classroom
  • Validated by the University of Chester
  • Optional PGCert in Business Administration (WBIS)
Non-Executive Directors Programme
  • Providing leaders with the skills to be a highly effective Non-Executive Director over 5 days
  • Held in venues across the UK and as distance learning via the Virtual Classroom
  • Validated by the University of Chester
  • Optional PGCert in Strategic Leadership for Directors (WBIS)
Executive training and professional development programme
  • 5 day programme designed for professionals aiming to be industry leaders in teaching and training
  • Held in venues across the UK and as distance learning via the Virtual Classroom
  • Validated by the University of Chester
  • Optional Qualified Professional Practitioner PGCert
Progressing your practitioner development

Upon completion of your Postgraduate Certification, practitioners can undertake further study on the Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS) programme with Chester University to top up their credits to a full MBA/MA/MSc qualification. If you would like more information or to explore the different options above please email cwrs@chester.ac.uk.

If you would like to know more about our partnership with the University of Chester or any of the programmes mentioned above them contact us at info@inpd.co.uk or call us on 0161 509 2999.