Skills Development Service

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

The Skills Development Service is supported by  Teach First

Having high-powered technical skills or an advanced and specialised education are not all it takes to land a good job in today’s employment market. High on the list are people who can communicate effectively, think critically and logically, and who continue to learn throughout their lives.  Employers are also on the lookout for those who can demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviours, lead with responsibility and are adaptable. And, finally, employers want people who can work well with others and be productive members of a team.

The Skills Development Service (SDS) exists therefore to provide 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 are working from home until further notice and will be offering many of the workshop titles in digital learning format.

Course Overview

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

Certificate of Personal Development (CPD)
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Diploma of Professional Development in Leadership (DPD)

Wellbeing Workshops

Externally Provided 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