University of Cumbria Project Academy
The University of Cumbria Project Academy provides education, training and development for people working in a projects.
Collaborating with leading employers including Sellafield Ltd, BAE Systems, the BBC and the NHS, we have developed a wide-ranging portfolio of project management programmes.
Our products range from short courses focusing on the fundamental principles of project management, to undergraduate and postgraduate courses that equip our students with the skills and experiences to deliver successful projects and lead high-performing teams.
Led by our specialist lecturing team bringing real-world project experience from IT, engineering, financial services, health, nuclear, armed forces and transport management, our courses can be delivered online or in-person at various locations across the UK.
Explore our range of courses below and contact our team if you would like to find out more.
Choose Your Project Management Pathway
CPD Short Courses
Continue your professional development and expand your technical skills through our CPD short courses
Our Project Management Case Studies
The Project Academy continues to lead the way for educating the teams who are delivering some of our most complex projects. We’re proud to be able to develop the current and next generation of project professionals who will be delivering the changing Sellafield mission.
Neil Crewdson, Interim Project Delivery Director, Sellafield Ltd
Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
This two-day course provides participants with the understanding, tools and techniques for managing internal and external stakeholders in the project environment. Participants will engage with a variety of interactive exercises focusing on implementing a stakeholder strategy, exploring the theory and practices of effective communication, negotiation and escalation whilst also building skills in critical reflection to apply learning directly to the workplace environment.Find out More
Introduction to Commercial, Contracts and Supply
This course provides an overview of commercial procurement, including tender processes, contract types, and working with contractors and other stakeholder organisations. Participants will explore the key commercial activities within the Project Lifecycle and gain an understanding of supply chain collaboration and management.Find Out More
Introduction to Project Quality
A two-day introductory course, participants will explore the critical role and impact of quality management and quality leadership in the project environment. Participants will engage in a range of interactive exercises, building their knowledge of the activities in each key stage of the quality management process; including quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and continuous improvement.Find Out More
Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship
This programme is designed specifically to enable you to complete the Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship, you will be provided with everything you need to know to successfully deliver projects in a range of business sectors and subject areas.
It maps directly onto the knowledge, skills and behaviours identified in this apprenticeship standard and is also designed to cover the entirety of the Association for Project Management's (APM) Body of Knowledge.
Talk to our Team
Wish to join the Project Academy or just have a few questions? Get in touch with our team.
Pathways to Project Management
The Project Academy For Sellafield
The APM award winning Project Academy for Sellafield is unique to the University of Cumbria and was created to establish a centre of excellence for the development of project delivery skills. The Academy allows Sellafield to develop growing capability to deliver projects across the Sellafield site.A Project Academy for Sellafield
“Our project academy is vitally important, to mould the project professionals of the future who will bring in the infrastructure that will create a clean and safe environment for future generations.”
Martin Chown, CEO, Sellafield Ltd
Powering Up New Project Managers
The Project Academy For Sellafield
The Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship programme is designed specifically to teach you everything you need to know to successfully deliver projects in a range of business sectors and subject areas.Read Flo's Story
“The Project Academy has something available for everyone – the course offerings let you work outside your comfort zone and learn new skills”
Flo Hanlon, Gender Balance and Diversity Workstream Lead, Sellafield Ltd