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Why Salford Professional Development might be the answer to your training needs

Jul 26, 2017

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You might have heard of Salford Professional Development (SPD) but do you know exactly how they could help with the training needs of your School or department?

What is SPD?

SPD is a training subsidiary of the University which offers a comprehensive range of professional development courses across specialist divisions. Training is available to both individuals and organisations and can be delivered around a broad topic area for individuals to attend. Alternatively they can develop bespoke courses that specifically meet the needs of your team.

Why use SPD?

SPD works with academics across the University to deliver training to professionals and educators around the UK and internationally. Recently they have worked successfully with our Enterprise team, Salford Business School and the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences to deliver world-class training to businesses. All net profit generated by SPD is paid back to the University via gift aid and distributed to the Schools according to the proportion in which it was generated. It makes sense that colleagues use SPD rather than external agencies to deliver their training as the fees will be reimbursed back into the University.

What can I learn?

SPD has a wide range of training sessions scheduled here. They cater for a variety of sectors including education, health and social care, media and digital, business and law, the built environment and public services. They can also create an entirely new training package crafted to your specific needs. The team states “no job is too big or too small and no training topic is too broad or too niche.”


One of the best things about using SPD is that, as a staff member, you’ll receive a 20% discount on all open courses. 

Bespoke & In-House Training Manger David Daniel said: “Salford Professional Development is a valuable fraction of the University and we want to make sure staff know we are here to help with your training needs. We’re proud of the strong network of experts who deliver our sessions and the way we go the extra mile to create bespoke training. We’re only a phone call away so if you have any queries please get in touch.”

You can find out more about Salford Professional Development here.

If you’d like to chat to one of the team please give David a call on 53453

To read the latest success story about SPD (December 2017), click here