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Events & Leisure CPD for Corporate Clients

Within the Bournemouth University Business School, we can design a CPD programme that meets your specific staff development needs and can lead to a Bournemouth University degree. We have decades of experience delivering various forms of CPD. Our personal education and development programmes offer education (and training) at both University and professional certificate levels over time frames as short as one day through to three years.

Our CPD capability also includes delivery of certificated courses validated by external organisations.

Courses are bespoke and are offered to companies requiring provision to a group of employees and are subject to minimum and maximum numbers.

See more course details.

Key information

Next start date:

Negotiated with employer


Bournemouth University, Talbot campus, employer’s place of business, or online study, or a combination of the three



Entry requirements:

Company-sponsored employees seeking professional personal development

Course details

Professionals who adopt a planned and structured approach to maintaining and upgrading their skills give themselves and their business a competitive advantage in an ever changing work environment. They can help keep their business one step ahead of the competition by utilising the skills learnt from the subjects within this short course.

Our CPD for events and leisure includes, but is not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Design and creativity
  • Innovation and new product development process
  • Crowd management
  • Theme and programme design
  • Scripting and choreography
  • Service design and quality
  • Staging
  • Production management and budgeting
  • Marketing/advertising/sponsorship
  • Event evaluation
  • International leisure markets
  • The practicalities of managing conferences & events
  • Corporate social responsibility and ethics
  • The economics of international events
  • Bidding to stage mega events
  • Implementation and marketing of international events
  • Leisure and events’ contribution to climate change.

Entry requirements

Mature student entry requirements subject to level of proposed study.

International entry requirements

We are able to design bespoke CPD programmes to meet the requirements of international employers seeking development of their employees.

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:

  • IELTS 7.0 (Academic) or above.

You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our international entry requirements page.

How to apply

If you have any further questions about the course, please email Business Development Manager Claire Main: or call her on 01202 961481.

​Alternatively, please contact our Future Students Enquiry service for more information.


Embarking on a CPD programme sponsored by your employer will provide you with additional highly marketable skills that enhance your career potential. Success on the programme confirms to your employer (as well as yourself and others) that you are able to rise to the challenge and are fully able to play full part in developing the business. CPD is universally recognised as essential for career development

Additional information

All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.