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Short Courses at QMU

We offer a range of short courses that can help you gain new knowledge and develop new skills. Generally speaking, these courses are open to all (ie you don't need prior qualifications). Details of each course are set out on this page.

Skills for Good

QMU is committed to social justice and our purpose is to create a better society through education. As such, our short courses focus on employability and skills development for the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Options to gain credit towards a PgCert or degree

Some of our short courses carry academic credit and in most cases this credit can be used towards a higher award – for example, a Postgraduate Certificate - should you wish to continue with further study. Other courses are not assessed and therefore are not credit bearing, however, participants will be provided with a certificate of attendance.

Short courses in 2024 (with confirmed start dates)

Name Next start date
Developing a Food Sensory Analysis Panel

16 September 2024

Strategy and Sustainability Within Cultural Organisations

September 2024
Disability Confidence for Educational Practitioners

30 September 2024

Introduction to Dramatherapy 12 October 2024

Gender Justice and Violence: Feminist Approaches

October 2024
Filmmaking in the Classroom 23 September 2024

Introduction to International Safeguarding

November 2024 (TBC)

Offsite Safety Management

November 2024 (TBC)
Fundraising, Development and Finance January 2025

Making Places for Outdoor Learning

February 2025
Introduction to Film Education Mid-February 2025
Film and Screen Education in Practice Feb/March 2025 (TBC)

Confirmed courses in 2024 (awaiting start date confirmation)

Name Next start date
Working with Sign Language Users and Interpreters - Free places յ

On demand short courses

Name Start date

Professional Certificate in Mediation and Mediation Skills

No dates planned. If you are interested in this course, please

Previous course that may run again

We previously ran some of the following courses. Please keep an eye out for future start dates.

Name Start date
Mastering Cultural Sector Data յ
Stage Management: Skills & Practice յ
Using Research to Improve Organisational Performance in the Cultural Sector յ
Introduction to Art Psychotherapy TBC

Do keep an eye on this page, as we will be adding more courses.

QMU Short Courses (A-Z)