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Nottingham Trent University

Creative, Language and Built Environment Short Courses

One of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) provides beginners, improvers and professionals the opportunity to expand skills and knowledge by attending a short course from their impressive programme.

Conveniently held on their city centre campus, NTU has four short course programmes on offer:

Creative Short Courses

Designed to meet the needs of practitioners at all levels, courses typically take place during the evenings, Saturdays and throughout the summer.

They are an ideal way for individuals to enhance their employment prospects, add content to a portfolio, support other studies or be a place to simply engage with some personal development and enjoy their free time.

Subjects include:

  • Animation, Photography, Film and Video
  • Architecture and Interior Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing, Painting and Decorative Arts
  • Fashion, Textiles and Costume
  • Graphic Design, Illustration and Game Arts
  • Marketing and Presentation Skills
  • Product, Furniture and 3D Design.

There are also offers courses for younger audiences aged 12 – 14 and 15 – 17 during the summer holidays.

University Language Programme

If you're an absolute beginner, have some prior foreign language skills or are at an advanced level, NTU will help you to develop your ability so that you can communicate confidently.

You can attend to support your professional development or simply to make the most of holidays.

You'll be taught by experienced language specialists, many of whom are native speakers.

There are courses in:

  • Arabic
  • Business English (for non-native speakers of English)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Continual Professional Development (CPD) for the Built Environment Industries

NTU’s academic staff are experts in their fields.

They combine teaching and research skills with their professional practice and knowledge of the design, construction and property industries, giving you the perfect formula for a rewarding learning experience.

Their postgraduate programme allows you the flexibility to study a single module, part-time.

You can study for a CPD certificate, or accumulate credit towards a qualification.

There are courses in:

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Property and Real Estate Management.

Training and Skills Development for Businesses

NTU is committed to helping businesses of all sizes develop talent and expertise.

They offer:

  • training at your premises or at NTU
  • management development
  • team building
  • technical workshops
  • conferences.
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Professional Training
Animation Length Price Location Reviews
Maya for Beginners 4 weeks From 413 GBP Nottingham
Laser Cutting Workshop 3 weeks From 163 GBP Nottingham
Interior Design
Interior Design for Retail and Commercial Spaces 3 weeks From 246 GBP Nottingham
Interior Design Professional Portfolio 8 weeks From 329 GBP Nottingham
Art & Design
Graphic Design
Branding and Communication - for a Better World! 10 weeks From 388 GBP Nottingham
Graphic Design - Beginners 25 hours From 388 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (9)
Graphic Design - Intermediate 10 weeks From 388 GBP Nottingham
Illustrator for Beginners 10 hours From 225 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
Business & Management
Lean & Six Sigma
Lean Project Management From 3,750 GBP Nottingham
Communications & Media
Media & Journalism
Journalism for Beginners - from News to Reviews 10 weeks From 321 GBP Nottingham
Magazines and Mobile Journalism 2 hours Nottingham
Mobile Journalism Today 1 week From 329 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Construction Materials 4 days From 771 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Construction Technology 15 weeks From 895 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Strength of Materials 4 days From 925 GBP Nottingham
Collaborative Working From 895 GBP Nottingham
Current Practices in Civil Engineering 4 days From 771 GBP Nottingham
Law for Construction 13 weeks From 895 GBP Nottingham
Lean Construction 13 weeks From 895 GBP Nottingham
Planning and Managing Construction Work 13 weeks From 895 GBP Nottingham
Project Initiation 13 weeks From 895 GBP Nottingham
Engineering / Industry
Contemporary Themes in Structural Engineering 4 days From 925 GBP Nottingham
Finite Element Analysis 12 weeks From 925 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Hydraulics and Hydrology 4 days From 925 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Structural Analysis 12 weeks From 925 GBP Nottingham
Advanced Structural Engineering 12 weeks From 925 GBP Nottingham
Analysis and Design of Surface Structures 4 days From 925 GBP Nottingham
Condition Assessment and Health Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures 4 days From 925 GBP Nottingham
Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation and Design 12 weeks From 925 GBP Nottingham
Sustainable Transport Planning and Engineering 12 weeks From 925 GBP Nottingham
Sewing & Fashion Making
Digital Pattern Cutting 25 hours From 542 GBP Nottingham
Financial Management
Introduction to Construction Technology and Management From 895 GBP Nottingham
Hobbies and Interests
Fashion Photography 1 week From 413 GBP Nottingham
Photography: Catwalks and Sidewalks 2 weeks Nottingham
IT & Computer Skills
3D Printing Workshop 3 weeks From 163 GBP Nottingham
AutoCAD for Civil and Structural Engineers 20 hours From 413 GBP Nottingham
BIM and Autodesk Revit for Beginners 3 days From 675 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (5)
CAD for Beginners 25 hours From 542 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (6)
CAD for Improvers 6 weeks From 450 GBP Nottingham
CAD for Interior Design - Level One 3 days From 325 GBP Nottingham
5.0 (1)
  • = This course results in CPD hours
  • = Beginner level
  • = Intermediate level
  • = Advanced level

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Average rating 5

Based on 144 reviews.

Loved it!!! I went on the course with a friend - both thinking we would be out of our depth but we weren't. The class was really accessible for all abilities. We learnt a lot about drawing and mark making and produced work that was sometimes half decent, sometimes awful and sometimes suprisingly ok in a very supportive and encouraging atmospher...
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Jacqueline Smith
I started the course feeling pretty anxious and nervous as I had not been on a course like this for many years. However I have to say that Chris our tutor was excellent. He was very supportive as well as being active in the sessions. I loved how we learned about lots of techniques and worked by ourselves and with others. The life drawing and the...
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I went with a friend not knowing what to expect. The day was well introduced and the tasks and techniques used by the tutor got everyone writing. People were on the course for different reasons but all got something from the day. I now know that I have a lot to say and think about. We are all full of so many stories and I really appreciate...
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