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Additional courses at UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol offers a wide range of opportunities to undertake additional learning, which may be sector specific or more generic. Our professional training courses will give you the competitive edge to take your career to the next level.

Some of these are available free to current undergraduate students and count as an activity for our UWE Bristol Futures Award, including:

Project Management e-learning courses

APM Introductory Project Management e-Learning course

The Association for Project Management (APM) has over 20,000 individual and 500 corporate members, making it the largest professional body of its kind in Europe.

This multimedia training course provides an introduction to project management. It is accessed via a web portal, uses voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, providing learning in an easy to use and convenient format.

This free course takes around 12 hours to complete - learn at your own pace at a convenient time, book marking your position to return later if required.

You also have the option to test your knowledge using the inbuilt exam simulator, and will be awarded a certificate of course completion if you achieve 75 per cent or more.

Benefits of the course

The benefits of undertaking this course are:

  • Understanding the principles of project management.
  • Certificate of course completion for learners who achieve 75 per cent or more in the inbuilt exam simulator.
  • Ready to take the APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management (at additional cost and through external training provider or APM).

To register for this course, please compete our online APM enquiry form, stating your student number in the enquiry field.

PRINCE2® foundation e-learning course

PRINCE2® is a structured approach to project management. It provides a method for managing projects within a clearly defined framework and PRINCE2® Practitioner is a pre-requisite for over 60 per cent of all project management jobs advertised in the UK.

This PRINCE2® foundation level e-learning course provides an understanding of the principles and techniques behind PRINCE2®. It is accessed via a web portal, uses voice-over, animation and regular learning-reinforcement techniques, providing learning in an easy to use and convenient format.

This free course takes around eight hours to complete - learn at your own pace at a convenient time, bookmarking your position to return later if required.

You also have the option to test your knowledge using the inbuilt exam simulator, and will be awarded a certificate of course completion if you achieve 75 per cent or more.

Benefits of the course

The benefits of undertaking this course are:

  • Understanding the principles and techniques behind PRINCE2®.
  • Certificate of course completion for learners who achieve 75 per cent or more in the inbuilt exam simulator.
  • Ready to take PRINCE2® Foundation exam (at additional cost and through external training provider).

UWE Bristol Futures Award

Completion of the foundation e-Learning Course (completing the online e-learning course and achieving 75 per cent or more in the exam simulator) can count as an activity for the UWE Bristol Futures Award.

To register for this course, please compete our online PRINCE2 enquiry form, stating your student number in the enquiry field.

Financial Capability module

The Financial Capability module run by the Money Advice and Funds Service helps new students to develop and improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence. Financial capability is conceptually different from income or material wellbeing, and reflects students’ ability to manage their money and take control of their finances.

This free module tackles topics such as attitudes to money, budgeting, scams, saving and spending and gives practical guidance on what to do if something goes wrong.

You will be able to develop and improve your financial skills, knowledge and confidence, with a particular focus on the financial products most used by students: overdrafts, student loans and credit cards.

It is structured over three themed weekly workshops starting on 1 March 2017 with ‘homework’ or group work from the first two workshops. Students will evaluate their own financial capability at the start of the module and at the end.

Benefits of the module

The benefits of undertaking this module are:

  • understanding of the knowledge required to manage your money
  • understanding your own attitude to money and how this influences spending
  • understanding the impact of financial choices now on the future
  • receiving a certificate of completion.

UWE Bristol Futures Award

You can participate in this module as part of the UWE Bristol Futures Award. To count the module as an activity, you must attend all three workshops. However, you are still welcome to attend any of the workshops individually.

Workshop details

  • Workshop 1: 1 March, 15:00–17:00
    Attitude to money, knowing your financial products and completing the income side of your budget.
    Assignment: Keep a spending diary for the expenditure side of your budget.
  • Workshop 2: 8 March, 15:00–17:00
    Maximising income: claiming tax back and help with health costs, tenancy agreements and introduction to budget spreadsheets.
    Assignment: £15 'eat for a week' challenge
  • Workshop 3: 15 March, 15:00–17:00
    Dealing with the unexpected expenditure: What to do if things go wrong financially, credit rating and dealing with debt.

Book your place

To find out more and book a place on this module please email mafs@uwe.ac.uk.

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