Short courses

We deliver high-impact, quality-assured learning and professional development to thousands of learners every year.

Our changing world creates new demands across all sectors, making it essential to keep developing your skills and understanding of current issues.

Attending one of our short courses will ensure you develop your personal and professional skills. It will provide the fundamental skills you need to help you progress in your career. Our courses cover a wide range of skills and industries and will support you to upskill, reskill and contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD).

We are proud holders of Scottish Funding Council Upskilling funding which means that in some cases, we can offer fully funded places on our courses. The fees are paid by the Scottish Funding Council, and therefore participation is free for the learner. Places for these will be filled on a first come first served basis. 

Find your course and apply today:

Business and Management short courses

These short courses provide creative, sustainable solutions to economic challenges. Improve your skills across the areas we know employers value most.

Computing Short Courses

Learn from our expert academics to develop basic and advanced skills to promote successful career advancement using real-world practical examples.

Music Short Courses

A range of opportunities to learn from practicing performers, composers, conductors, music therapists, musicologists, song engineers and songwriters.

Sport and Exercise Sciences Short Courses

These courses take complex issues underpinned by world-leading research and condense them in to interactive and practical short courses

Tourism, Hospitality, Festival and Events Management Short Courses

There is no better place to enhance tourism, hospitality and events management skills than in Edinburgh, the Festival City of the world.

We’ve built our programme around courses that are directly connected to the current needs of industry, and the skills we know are highly valued by employers.