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​CPD Training Resources: Process ​

In Trimester 2 (Academic Year 2023/2024), Head of CPD and Consultancy, Georgina Gilmer, facilitated a training series which bought together relevant professional service staff from across the institution to highlight relevant steps to develop and deliver CPD provisions. 

The videos below outline each process step and how it forms an important part in ensuring a high quality and financially viable provision.

Each session also heard from an academic colleague who has successfully delivered CPD provisions and they shared a case study on their journey. Access academic case study videos here >

Introductory Overview 

Includes definitions; insights into the benefits and wider opportunities; reflections on the first steps; and how to address market demand to set you up for success.  ​

Delivered by: Head of CPD and Consultancy, Georgina Gilmer.


Business Case: Costing and Pricing

Includes building a business case; addressing a skills gap in the market (incl. market analysis); how to cost and price a provision using Worktribe. ​

Delivered by: Head of CPD and Consultancy Georgina Gilmer and Business Development & Relationship Manager Maggie Reid.

Curriculum Management Environment 

An overview of the process of submitting a provision through Curriculum Management Environment (CME) for quality assurance approval.

Delivered by: Business Development & Relationship Manager, Matthew Burdge

Delivered by Head of Curriculum Environment Marie Daly ​


Admissions and Marketing 

What is required to get a CPD provision set-up for learners to enrol and how we market CPD provisions? Depending on whether a provision is credit bearing or non-credit bearing, will dictate where learners are enrolled and how they are supported – via SITS or Course Merchant. How do our marketing team sell CPD courses and what are the routes to market and tactics for selling.​

Delivered by: Head of CPD and Consultancy, Georgina Gilmer.

Delivered by Technical Manager, Laura Hutchison.

Delivered by Marketing Partner, Ron Aitken.​

​SFC Upskilling 

An overview of opportunities in relation to the SFC Upskilling Fund. ENU has access to funding which will support learners ordinarily resident in Scotland to take a credit or non-credit bearing short course for free. Since the fund launched in 2019, over 100 courses have been delivered by ENU.​

Delivered by Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching, Professor Sally Smith 


Further Resources 


For further enquiries about CPD, please contact Head of CPD and Consultancy, Georgina Gilmer at g.gilmer@napier.ac.uk​