From one day masterclasses or short courses to degree apprenticeships, Master's and PhD level qualifications, we offer a choice of programmes designed to answer the needs of the modern workforce.

We can support you to enhance your employees’ skill-sets, increase productivity, and decrease staff turnover through training and development. We offer a wide range of industry-focused postgraduate courses to equip your staff with the necessary skills and competencies for your sector.

We also offer bespoke training solutions across a wide range of sectors. Please contact the Enterprise & Engagement Team to discuss your training requirements and the solutions we can provide.


Our degree apprenticeships are co-designed with employers. Tailored to meet the needs of your organisation, degree apprentices will help you grow your own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. As apprentices mainly learn in the workplace, it will maximise the impact and minimise the disruption on your business.

What are the benefits to my business?

  • Access financial support to upskill and expand your workforce
  • Improve staff motivation and retention
  • Save on the costs of outsourcing/recruitment
  • Enrich your business and boost productivity
  • Benefit from your employees learning 'on the job'
  • Work in close partnership with the University throughout the programme

What are the benefits to employees (the apprentice) taking part? 

  • Gain meaningful management and leadership skills to support career progression
  • Receive recognised qualifications
  • Contribute to your organisation’s development through the application of new skills and techniques, as well as via work-based projects
  • Earn while you learn
  • Training delivered by subject and industry expert

We can also offer accredited in-house training programmes. Find out more by contact the Enterprise & Engagement Team.

The Apprenticeship Levy

If you have a payroll of under £3m, you are not required to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. You will share the cost of training and assessing your apprentices with the government – this is called ‘co-investment’. Your share will depend on the size of your organisation and circumstances of the apprentice: Read further guidance on the government levy.

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Medway Council Apprenticeship

Christ Church has developed a highly flexible, relevant and responsive Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) which is helping Medway Council to shape its current and future workforce.

The first of Medway Council’s Chartered Manager Degree apprentices joined the Christ Church programme in 2018 alongside CMDA apprentices from other Kent and Medway organisations. They will continue to benefit from networking, problem-solving and an expert learning environment for the next four years, as further cohorts join the successful programme in the University’s Business School.

Medway Council is also working with us to deliver a MBA Collaborative Leadership Apprenticeship for its senior leaders over the next four years.

Our business-focused apprenticeships have many strengths which will appeal to employers, including the flexibility to deliver from our campuses in Canterbury and Medway, or on location at an employer’s premises.

Working with Canterbury Christ Church University has benefitted Medway Council and its staff in many ways. Their willingness to listen to the employer and integrate a more tailored focus to their programme was refreshing and exciting. Their teaching staff are committed and offer innovative ideas and solutions to bring out the best from the learner. We are extremely happy with our choice and look forward to continuing our association in the future.

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Professional postgraduate

Our Graduate College is the home for a wide range of industry-focused postgraduate courses that provide recognised and accredited qualifications, and a range of part-time options that can be built around the workplace.

Postgraduate qualifications, ranging from Certificates and Diplomas to full Master's and even industry focused-Doctorates, are a great opportunity to develop and retain your staff, developing a talent pipeline of future leaders and professionals, and making your business more competitive. Most postgraduate courses include the option for your staff to develop a research project tailored to your business needs.

Your staff will study alongside other professionals, providing an opportunity to expand your network of contacts and build expertise.

Contact the Enterprise & Engagement Team in the first instance to discuss your requirements.

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Short courses

We offer one day masterclasses, short courses and stand-alone modules that can be adapted to your business needs. Recent examples include cyber security, workforce development and specialist manufacturing.

Our staff can also work with you to design bespoke and tailored professional development for individuals or teams.

Please contact the Enterprise & Engagement Team to discuss your training requirements and the solutions we can provide.

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Bespoke training

We have access to a wide range of specialist expertise and can create training programmes tailored to the needs of your business. Recent examples include ‘Marketing and Social Media for Tour Guides’ delivered by our Tourism and Events staff, and training on travel health for General Practices delivered by our Health and Wellbeing Faculty.

Workshops can be delivered on site at your business – minimising travel time and disruption to your staff, or at a range of university locations in Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells.

Please contact the Enterprise & Engagement Team to discuss your training requirements and the solutions we can provide.

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