Short courses

Short courses at BCU

Birmingham City University offers a range of short courses aimed at both businesses who want to upskill their workforce and individuals wishing to augment their CVs. Spanning a range of subjects, these courses are non-credit bearing programmes which will help participants to develop skills and knowledge, gaining professional development in their chosen field.

We offer three different delivery methods across our provision – face-to-face instructor-led teaching, self-paced online learning or a blended mix of the two.

Our courses

We have a range of courses available and are in the process of developing our offering further. We offer three different delivery methods across our provision – face-to-face instructor-led teaching, self-paced online learning or a blended mix of the two.

Digital Marketing

Identify and learn the standard practices of Digital Marketing theory and apply them in your own 12-month campaign plan. Ensure your business is able to leverage multiple revenue opportunities available through best-practice use of online channels.

  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Cost: £90
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Fundamentals of programming

Introduction to Python basics, covering the key skills of programming and how they relate to technology and communications. This module provides the underpinning knowledge and practice which will enable you to design, build and test software components.

  • Delivery: Blended
  • Cost: £90
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Twinning trends and types

This course aims to provide an increased understanding of multiple births to help professionals more effectively support families.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Cost: £85
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Value Propositions

Learn how to identify what makes your product of service valuable to your customers, how to build on your business strengths and how to use these to 'wow' your customers.

  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • Cost: £90
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Immunisations and Vaccinations

A theoretical course on the UK immunisation programme.

  • Delivery: Online
  • Cost: £85
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Why study a short course?

There are many reasons someone might want to study a short course. Businesses may want to enrol employees in order to equip them with new skills to enhance the way the business runs. Individuals who are looking for a specific role may choose to study a short course with BCU in order to give them an advantage when it comes to looking for a job. Or individuals may decide they want to study a short course to bring additional expertise and mastery into their current role.

BCU offers short courses for all of these needs – browse our selection to find the course that’s right for you.

How can I pay?

Payments are currently being taken by our finance team, find the course you’re interested in and click apply. Once you’ve filled out your information, we’ll be in touch to arrange your payment.

How can I enrol?

The enrolment process is quick and easy - find the course you’re interested in and click enrol on the course page. You’ll be taken to a form to provide the relevant details to enrol on your course.