Professional Development 

Delivering transformational learning experiences, geared to address the needs of our clients. Upskilling and creating learning journeys.

Professional courses

The majority of our Professional delivery is accredited. The high quality of our provision is recognised by being awarded Centre of Excellence status by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) and  being the first Partner University for ILM in Wales. 

USW Commercial Services is a PRINCE2® and MSP® Accredited Training Organisation, providing accredited and non-accredited bespoke project management training for over a decade.

Short courses

We have an extensive range of short courses, (normally 1 or 2 days in length), that have been designed with our typical client in mind.

They assist current role development but also aim to form part of our delegates' continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio. This is essential in the modern workplace, where evidencing skills is key in terms of both career progression and career changes.

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Bespoke programmes

In-company, we regularly deliver professional, high quality and innovative development programmes that make a measurable difference to the workplace.

Influenced by our aim to create partnerships rather than 'one-size fits all' delivery, we take the time to understand your organisations development needs and design programmes accordingly. Our bank of trainers take the approach of 'Learning through Doing' , underpinned by robust academic theory. 

Find out more about our bespoke delivery.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate courses will expand your skill base, further your knowledge and can greatly improve your career prospects.

Over 5,500 students choose to study a postgraduate course with us each year, and we know why. Our high quality courses, prize-winning lecturers and outstanding student support provide them with everything they need to succeed.

Find out more about postgraduate study

Trainer Profiles

Miles HuckleMiles Huckle

PRINCE2 & MSP Lead Trainer

As an accredited training consultant, Miles has wide experience in project management training and implementation consultancy

Miles has delivered courses to a broad range of clients in the UK and Europe. Customer feedback on Miles is always outstanding, testimony to his style of delivery and attitude.

To find out more about his approach to Project Management, click here.

Pam Heneberry & Arthur Turner - Professional Development Centre

Leadership & Management Trainers 

The Professional Development Centre (PDC) works closely in association with the University. Its focus is on delivering critical leadership through innovative delivery, underpinned by robust academic theory, that breaks down pre-conceived opinions and creates real behavioural change. 

PDC has worked extensively with organisations both large and small across the public and private sectors. It specialises in the delivery of innovative programmes in Critical Leadership, Organisational and Cultural Change, Executive Coaching and Action Learning Facilitation. To find out more about our approach, click here 

If you would like to discuss any aspects of Leadership, contact us to find out more 

Pam Heneberry and Dr Arthur Turner

Dave Tee Lead Trainer and ConsultantDave Tee

Coaching & Mentoring Lead Trainer & Consultant

Dave is a knowledgeable and skilled management and organisational development professional. 

His experience ranges from setting up project and performance management regimes to designing and implementing organisational wide, accredited development programmes. Past and current clients include Powys County Council, Care Council for Wales, NOMS Cymru and Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Dave is Lead Tutor on our ILM Level 5 & Level 7 Coaching and Mentoring qualifications. In addition, Dave is a senior member of the Workplace & Executive Coaching Centre, which is seeking to professionalise the coaching profession. 

 Meet our tutor

Project & Programme Management

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Projects bring together resources, skills, technology and ideas to achieve business objectives and deliver business benefits. Good project management helps to ensure that risks are identified and managed appropriately, and objectives and benefits are achieved within budget, within time and to the required quality.idencing skills is key in terms of both career progression and career changes.

Our project management delivery continues to be an area of strength. As an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for PRINCE2® and /MSP® we offer open and in-company delivery. 

We also offer APM qualifications and are increasingly delivering bespoke project management solutions.  

PRINCE2® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

Leadership & Management Development

Dynamic and professional leaders and managers have a collective responsibility to ensure that each individual in their company is effective, able to perform their duty and to lead the organisation. 


The ILM portfolio of programmes run through the University's ILM Centre includes Leadership & Management and Coaching & Mentoring qualifications. 

NVQ in Strategic Management 

The NVQ Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership is aimed at senior managers or those about to take their first step into senior management. The qualification centres on developing your strategic leadership and management skills, focussing on developping organisational strategy and turning this into effective performance.

Click here to find out more or contact Clare Protheroe 01443 482 482

Procurement & Financial


The University is registered as an ACCA Platinum Tuition Provider, the highest level of recognition granted by ACCA. 

Designed to equip you with the technical skills and techniques required to pass examinations, you will be taught by professionally qualified accountants and specialists who have a wealth of experience in teaching accounting at all levels.

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As a provider of the CIPS Professional Diploma programme, the University of South Wales is a UK Centre of Excellence. 

The Diploma, Advanced Diploma and the Professional Diploma provide a suite of qualifications in Procurement & Supply which allow you to progress up to degree level. 

Successful completion of the Professional Diploma enables full membership of CIPS and you being able to use the letters MCIPS after your name, providing you also have 3 years experience in a purchasing and supply role.

NVQs in Supply Chain Management 

NVQs Supply Chain ManagementThese NVQ’s provide people who contribute to the operation or manage supply chain activities across the economy with a qualification that demonstrates they have the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to carry out their role to a professional standard. .

Click here to find out more or contact Clare Protheroe 01443 482 482

Health & Safety

nebosh logoNEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health 

The NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health provides an appropriate breadth of underpinning knowledge for non-specialists to enable them to effectively carry out their organisational duties or functions with respect to workplace health and safety. 

Currently the most widely held health and safety qualification, many people take it as a first step into health and safety understanding.

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IOSH Managing Safely

The 4 day IOSH Managing safely course is designed to get managers and supervisors in any organisation, in any sectorup to speed on the practical actions they need to handle health and safety in their teams. 

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The University of South Wales has a successful track record of up-skilling learners and delivering transformational experiences. 

We advocate the process of undertaking a learning journey. Much of our management and leadership delivery subscribes to the concept 'Learning by Doing', firmly underpinned by robust academic theory. A lot of the delivery typically adopts non-traditional methods to gain maximum impact although if your preference is for an orthodox delivery style then we will work with you to develop this approach. 

We listen, plan and deliver interventions that work for our clients not off the shelf, one size fits all products.

To find out more, contact the commercial team on +44 (0)1443 482482