Skills Development Service

Every moment you spend not developing yourself, someone out there is getting better than you.

Please note, staff in the Skills Development Service will be furloughed after 5 June until such time as we are called back to resume. 

The Skills Development Service (SDS) provides a range of training courses and sessions designed to build confidence, improve transferable skills and increase employability to learners interested in developing for their future after graduation with the added bonus of gaining certification.

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to increase your employability
  • Develop your skills and attributes
  • Attend training which employers really value before you become employed
  • Choice of University and externally certified courses
  • Meet new friends
  • Stand out from the crowd
  • Having your certification appear on your graduation transcript

Current arrangements due to the Coronavirus outbreak

The team will be working from home until further notice and are endeavouring to convert some sessions which were planned into distance learning tutorials. Anyone who has signed up for these will be advised and issued with the appropriate resources.


I only wish that I'd known about SDS sooner during my time in Cardiff ... it's a fantastic scheme and can help students to really find their strength.

Course Overview

The courses offered by the Skills Development Service are broken down into four schemes:

Certificate of Personal Development (CPD)

Diploma of Professional Development in Leadership (DPD)

Wellbeing Workshops

Externally Certified Courses and Sessions


Booking a Session

Since experiencing a substantial set back in the rejection from what I had considered to be my dream job, I feel as though the SDS has given me access to training which has truly enabled me to evaluate my strengths and weaknesses and allow me to reconsider how I can use my capabilities to suit me best.

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If you have any queries please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page first. Contact us if your question hasn't been answered there.

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The Skills Development Service reserves the right to cancel, postpone or substitute workshops especially when less than 6 have signed up to a particular one.  Prior notice will always be given to those who have enrolled on the workshops affected.

Become A Member

  • Skills Development Membership£0.00

A guide on how to join and sign up for sessions