Benefits for employers

There are huge benefits for an organisation in encouraging employees to study part-time. Among the most commonly reported are:

  • Contributes to workforce development, particularly in responding to identified individual learning needs
  • Allows individuals to study without being absent from the workplace for long periods of time
  • Increases staff morale and motivation
  • Incentivises “up-skilling”
  • Increases productivity
  • Helps to assimilate learning directly into job role

EmployersWe understand that flexibility is important to organisations and we are increasing the ways in which we can respond to this.

We currently offer a mixture of daytime, block delivery and blended learning options. We also offer a range of short courses, professional body awards and continuous professional development opportunities.

Take a look at our Innovation and Enterprise Service for more information.

Benefits for your employee

Studying part-time while working is challenging. However, part-time study has significant benefits for your individual members of staff:

  • Employees are able to develop skills relevant to, and extending beyond, the workplace
  • Develop potential and self-confidence
  • Short courses and part-time study means that qualifications can be gained without having to take the time off from work for long periods of time
  • Many part-time courses are directly related to professional body or sector skills awards
  • Many part-time courses include elements of study directly related to the workplace
  • Assignments can be tailored to draw from or link to real work situations


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