Short business courses


A blended learning approach enables a flexible approach to learning and practical opportunities to test your ideas and hone your problem-solving, decision-making and leadership skills. You’ll learn from guest speakers, small group seminars, fieldtrips, project work and self-directed study.


If you follow an assessed route, this could involve essays, business reports, group project work, consultancy projects, presentations, business simulations, and reflective portfolios, with no exams. Each course is equivalent to 20 credits and some modules can be used towards our BSc (Hons) Business course and selected other BSc (Hons) courses. On some courses you can choose not to be assessed and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Well connected

Our strong links with the local and regional business community enhance the practical focus of these courses. Our connections with respected organisations including Enterprise Educators UK, Plymouth Chamber, Devon and Cornwall Business Council and the Plymouth Social Enterprise Network also help our students build valuable links for a prosperous future in business.