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 courses
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 needs. Read about the courses, dates and fees for 2017/18 here:
What qualification do I receive?
A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a course.
Passing the assessment can also contribute towards a 180-credit postgraduate award. This is optional, the choice is yours.
You must have the relevant work experience to attend and, if attending for credit, you must hold a related undergraduate qualification.
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 in BIM and 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 Certiport 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. Previous bespoke training has included:
Estates Management Team (Nottinghamshire) – 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.
Any questions? Please contact the short course team:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813