Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

All of the modules taught within the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education programmes are available to study on a one-off basis as CPD. Not only does each module provide valuable, up-to-date learning, you can select the theme most relevant to you and your work. If you choose to return to study towards a formal qualification within our suite of Railway Safety and Control Systems programmes, your CPD module will count towards this qualification.*

CPD at Birmingham represents a cost-effective way to increase your knowledge and skills.

CPD modules available at Birmingham during the academic session 2019-20


Course costs

  • 1 week courses: £1,395
  • 2 week courses: £2,790

How to apply

To apply please email Joy Grey, Education Liaison Officer, on with your course requirements.

*CPD modules can be offset as Accredited Prior Learning (APL) against formal study providing you have completed and passed the assessment. Such APL is valid for a given number of years (please contact us via Joy Grey on to enquire).

All courses include teaching, course materials, a course dinner and access to the University of Birmingham’s Virtual Learning Environment and library services (where relevant/applicable for the course).

Accommodation in Birmingham is not included, but please contact Joy Grey on (+44) (0)121 414 4342. for details of discounted rates at nearby hotels, including the University of Birmingham’s newly-opened on-campus hotel.