We offer a portfolio of short courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes and bespoke training courses to provide graduates, other individuals and businesses with the opportunity to develop their skills and enhance their work practices.

Over 20,000 individuals choose Cranfield every year for their professional development. We run an annual programme of short courses, workshops and seminars, across our areas of expertise in aerospace, automotive, defence and security, energy, environment, health, management and manufacturing.

Many courses involve the use of our specialist facilities. Courses are delivered by subject experts from Cranfield with invited keynote speakers and professionals from industry, and range from half a day to two weeks. In addition, we offer a number of modules from our postgraduate programmes as short courses.

Short course application process

This course is available as either a non-accredited or accredited short course. Registering for the accredited short course and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you Cranfield credits which you could then apply to transfer towards a Postgraduate award. Alternatively, by registering for the non-accredited short course you will not qualify for Cranfield credits but will gain a certificate of attendance.

By completing and returning a short course application form, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

To register for the non-accredited short course:

Short course application form

To register for the accredited short course:

To enquire about securing a place on an accredited short course, please complete the Short Course for Credit Enquiry Form and a member of staff will be in touch with you.

Terms and conditions

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) short course terms and conditions