Graduate Development Programme

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

Teaching times: 6 days over the course of 6 months.

Number of places: 15


Our Graduate Development Programme focuses on nurturing business skills which small and medium-sized employers identify as particularly important. It's offered in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

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Full description

Who should attend?

Graduates who've worked for their current employer for at least three months, and who want to gain a greater understanding of the problems and challenges small to medium-sized businesses face.

The course costs £1,000 – please note our cancellation policy below.

Cancellation of any booking should be made in writing at the earliest possible convenience. Refunds will normally be made within 30 days of receipt of cancellation.

In the event of cancellation, a fee is payable as follows:

  • £20 administration fee if cancellation received more than 28 days prior to delivery
  • 50% of course cost if cancellation received 28-14 days prior to delivery
  • 100% of course cost if cancellation received less than 14 days prior to delivery, or non-attendance without notification.

When payment has been made online, you have the right to cancel the transaction within seven working days from the date of purchase.

When the named delegate is unable to attend, Anglia Ruskin University will endeavour to accept a substitute delegate in their place. Substitutions must be agreed in writing before the course starts.

If the course is cancelled by Anglia Ruskin University, a full refund will be made to the original payee.


Dates for 2015/16 to be confirmed.

Where you'll study

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Additional study information

During the course you'll be undertaking a mix of practical projects, employer challenges, team activities and networking, just like an in-house graduate programme. In between the workshops, we'll set short projects to help you apply your learning and gain a greater understanding of your company and the problems and challenges it faces.

Who will deliver the programme?
We’ve chosen a mix of specialist trainers, guest speakers and academics who've created a dynamic, interactive programme.
Who else will be there?
Like you, participants are early in their careers, ambitious and eager to learn, and working in small to medium-sized companies in the East of England.
Do I attend all the sessions?
The sessions will build skills and knowledge over a number of months so it’s important that you're able to attend all sessions.
What else is involved?;
Outside the six taught days, you should allow 16–20 hours for project work, coaching and mentoring.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment but you'll be expected to complete project work.
Who pays for the course?
Either you or your employer.
Is funding available?
There may be funding available from some regional business support agencies.

Fees & funding

Course fees


Contact details

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Kate Drewitt – CPD & Short Course Manager
Tel: 0845 196 2955

Tom Bates – Business Partnerships & Support Administrator
Tel: 0845 196 5878

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the scheme, we recommend that you have been with your current employer for between three and 12 months, and graduated from any UK university.

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