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Develop and manage short courses: resources for staff

Information and guidance for UCL staff on how to design, set up and run short courses and continuing professional development (CPD) for external audiences.
Systems Thinking. Run by the UCL Centre for Systems Engineering within UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) on 7 April 2017

Overview

Discover the steps involved in planning and designing a short course, where to start, and how to get help.

Learners taking the APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ). Run by the UCL Centre for Systems Engineering (UCLSe) on 12 May 2017.

Course planning

Research the market for your course, decide how to deliver your course, work out how much to charge, and get your new course approved.

Learner on the Bartlett Summer School. Run by the The Bartlett School of Architecture in July 2017.

Course design

Set learning outcomes for you course, design engaging activities, decide how you’ll assess learners, and ensure your course is accessible.

Learners on the short course: Masterclass in Vestibular Rehabilitation. Run by the UCL Ear Institute on 5 April 2017.

Legal

Ensure your course meets the rules on advertising and copyright.

Learner on the UCL Slade School of Fine Art's Summer School Foundation course on 13 July 2017.

Marketing and advertising

Create a marketing plan and materials, and make your course easy to find online.

Leaners taking part at the Bartlett Summer School. Run by the The Bartlett School of Architecture in July 2017.

Taking bookings and payments

Decide how to collect payments from your learners well before your course starts.

Learners on the short course: Essential Lab Skills and Molecular Biology Techniques Workshop: from Theory to Bench July 2016.

After the course has finished

Send out certificates, improve your course based on feedback, and measure the impact of your course.