Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Short courses and CPD

We offer a range of short courses, from certified training for health and social care professionals, to craft and hobby courses, and accredited programmes that support technical skills. Disover the benefits of studying with ARU.

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Abrasive Wheels

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Learn to use bench-mounted and hand-held electrical abrasive wheels in this half day course.

Abrasive Wheels (LANTRA)

CPD and short courses

Study in:
Writtle
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Short course
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Learn to use, or supervise the use of, bench-mounted, hand-held electrical and engine driven abrasive wheels in this one day integrated training and assessment programme. It is approved by Lantra Awards.
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Our module will further develop your previous education and competence in SCPHN practice and support you to acquire supplementary knowledge and experience in your chosen Additional Field of Practice (Health Visiting or School Nursing).

Adult Acute Care

CPD and short courses

Study in:
Chelmsford
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Blended learning
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Cambridge
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Short course
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Make safety and quality of care an essential part of your clinical practice. Improve your ability to continually re-evaluate and enhance care and learning strategies, supporting improvements in acute care practice.
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Cambridge
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Short course
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Take your career as a children's book creator to the next level with five days of bespoke tuition to help you develop your practice.
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Blended learning
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Cambridge
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Short course
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If you're a nurse or other healthcare professional, working in a first contact or emergency care setting, this module will provide you with advanced decision-making skills, theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills to work autonomously when caring for patients with a minor injury.
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Chelmsford
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Blended learning
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Cambridge
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Short course
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Prepare to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence. With our Non-Medical Prescribing course, you’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.
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Chelmsford
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Cambridge
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Short course
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Develop your nursing or AHP skills to deliver same-day consultation services for patients - or enhance your existing skills by improving your decision-making and becoming more confident in offering treatment and referrals. Our Clinical Assessment Skills short course covers physical exams for all body systems, and assessment of common conditions and minor injuries, learning to use and interpret diagnostic equipment.

Aerial Tree Rigging (NPTC)

CPD and short courses

Study in:
Writtle
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Short course
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Get the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out aerial tree rigging in line with current legislation. This Level 3 Certificate of Competence is NPTC City & Guilds approved.

Allotment Keeping

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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Get advice on managing an allotment or larger garden, and growing a range of fruit, vegetables and herbs, with our one-day course at Writtle College.

Applied Leadership & Management

CPD and short courses

Study in:
Chelmsford
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Distance learning
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Cambridge
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Short course
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Undertake an innovative exploration of leadership and management in healthcare, examining their impact on organisations and wider external considerations.
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Learn the systemic approach to relationships and how they relate to people’s actions and communications. Develop different perspectives and new approaches to your work as a professional working with families, couples and individuals. Study in Huntingdon, gain a level of professional accreditation, and potentially start on the road to becoming a qualified family therapist.

Art for Wellbeing

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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You can develop or rediscover a love of drawing and how it can positively impact your wellbeing in this art course within our beautiful grounds and greenhouse. Study one day per week over three weeks.
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Writtle
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Short course
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Learn the essential knowledge and skills required to help prepare your horse for a show.
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Writtle
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Learn about the basics of bees and bee keeping, with our half-day course at Writtle College.

BHS Exams

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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Examinations from the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway from The British Horse Society can be taken with us.

BHS Ride Safe

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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The Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award is required to be completed as part of the BHS Stage 1 Ride. This course is accredited by The British Horse Society.

ACI - Anaesthetic Critical Incidents

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
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Short course
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Our one-day course covers anaesthetic critical incident practice for anaesthetists and operating department practitioners. Get a full day of risk-free practice in our high-fidelity simulation suite.
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Chelmsford
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Short course
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Join us for an outstanding educational course delivered by Professor Iris Grunwald, author of How to set up an acute stroke service.

Acute Stroke Treatment

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Join us for an outstanding educational course delivered by Professor Iris Grunwald.
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