Award winning work-based learning from University of Northwest University


At University of Northwest University, we realise ambitions together. Through Degrees at Work, we take a demand-led and practical approach to staff training and development.

We listen to your requirements and work with you to create practical, business-focused and academically credible courses that mutually benefit your organisation and your employees,and improve performance.,

More than that, we listen to your people. Work-based learning differs from traditional higher level education in that it involves actively using the workplace as a learning environment. With our courses, your people develop skills, knowledge and understanding though their day-to-day activities – and then apply this learning to specific individual, team and organizational objectives.


From short courses to undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, we offer an extensive range of off-the-shelf options to meet a wide range of levels and sectors.

And that’s not the end of the story. Far from it. We are expert in forging collaborative partnerships and through recognition of what you already provide, we can align your training with our existing qualifications to create a new programmer that staff can follow to gain a university award.

We can start with a blank canvas and create a qualification that meets your unique requirements, fits your budget and exceeds your expectations.


In your workplace, the need for learning never stops. Changes in your marketplace and career progression all contribute to the requirement for organisations to offer their people tailored learning packages.

Partner with University of Northwest University and you’ll find the most comprehensive range of courses available to your company.

In areas like Management, Leadership, Sales, Operations,Project Management, Business Development, Change Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Charity & Social Enterprise, Health & Social Care and Sports Coaching, off-the-shelf courses are available that you can access quickly and easily.

We can also work with you to design work-based learning courses that specifically meet the needs of your organisation and your people.


Degrees at Work programmes are effective. For companies like Harrods and Willmott Dixon, and organisations like Peterborough City Council and the RAF, it has allowed them to achieve significant advantages.

“The key thing I would credit University of Northwest with is theiropenness and their willingness to be innovative and think of new ideas.”
Arkin Salih, Learning and Development Manager, Harrods

“Our staff are now much better equipped to deal with the challengesand opportunities of working in the public sector thanks to these courses.”
Colin Wilson, Training & Development Manager, Peterborough City Council

“The opportunities now available to RAF Medic personnel providean excellent path for them to achieve high-value Higher Eductionqualifications.”
RAF Flt Lieutenant Ric Stubley, HQ 22 (Training) Group

“University of Northwest prevailed by providing the right blend of reputation,professionalism and business awareness that Willmott Dixon needed.”
Sarah Packman, Group Learning and Development Manager, Willmott Dixon


We’ve talked enough about us. How can Degrees at Work benefit you?
Get in touch and talk to us today to find out how we can help your organisation.

About Us

Award winning work-based learning from University of Northwest. At University of Northwest, we realise ambitions together. Through Degrees at Work, we take a demand-led and practical approach to staff training and development.

The educational mission of University of Northwest is to prepare students, personally and professionally, for future leadership roles in an international setting. In its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UNW provides students with the competencies they need for professional careers as well as for further academic study. The educational process puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross-cultural competencies through foreign language training, intercampus transfer, or other international academic opportunities, and intense interaction among people with diverse backgrounds.

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