Our academic staff are experts in their fields. They combine teaching and research skills with their professional practice and knowledge of the design, construction and property industries, giving you the perfect formula for a rewarding learning experience.
Continuing professional development
Many of our postgraduate modules are available to study as stand-alone courses. This gives you the opportunity to study flexibly and choose courses that suit your individual needs. You can find out more in our 2016/17 catalogue.
Read about the courses, dates and fees here:
What qualification do I receive?
A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a course. Completion of a course can also contribute towards a 180-credit postgraduate award.
You can attend for a CPD certificate or a qualification - the choice is yours.
You must have the relevant work experience to attend to achieve a CPD certificate, or hold the appropriate qualifications to attend for credit.
How to apply
You should then email the form and any supporting documents (such as your CV and evidence of previous qualifications) to the short course team.
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
The School provides a three-day intensive course as well as a one-day top-up in BIM with AutoDesk Revit. The aim is to develop your critical understanding of BIM and how collaborative design models are generated. Read more about the courses.
Certified CAD and Adobe User
Nottingham Trent University is a Certipoint Testing Centre for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Maya, 3D Studio Max, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Take an online assessment, complete a training plan and sit an exam - and then add this skill to your CV. Read more here.
We can arrange tailored programmes that run for a single day or longer, either at NTU or in-house at your premises. Our bespoke training offers:
- a flexible timetable that can fit with your needs
- business skills and management training
- technical training using our industry-standard facilities
- idea generation workshops held in our design studios
- a city centre location, or our tutors can travel to you.
Previous bespoke training has included:
University Estates Management Team (East Midlands) – BIM and Autodesk Revit
A university required an understanding of the key principles of building information modelling and the impact it could have on their work in the future. Ten delegates attended a three-day course which involved Revit software and modelling, led by a BIM expert who runs his own consultancy business.
Lucerne University (Switzerland) – Design Thinking
The MBA faculty and students were looking for something creative that involved design thinking, problem-solving and product-making. Distinct from their usual day-to-day work, the delegates spent a week immersed in smart textiles and created business proposals for the next generation of wearable technology.
St Benedict's School (Derbyshire) – Software Training
Design and technology teachers were introduced to the key features of SolidWorks, giving them the principles of modelling and 3D design. The practical and interactive course allowed delegates to bring examples of their own projects so that they could develop work to take back to the classroom.
Please contact the short course team:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813