Work based learning

Professional Development and Work Based Learning

Forward-thinking organisations are investing in their staff to ensure they are better prepared for the business challenges of the future. This means they are able to maximise the contribution their staff make to the business, and retain their best employees.

With programmes developed by researchers and industry experts at the University of Lincoln, our professional development opportunities are different to other training courses. 

The University offers a wide variety of courses and ways to study, from executive programmes to industry-focussed short courses and degree level study via distance learning.

Work-based Distance Learning (WBDL)

Work Base LearningManagement Programmes

Our distance learning programmes are designed to help you to coordinate your studies around your existing job commitments. Each programme allows you to build on your expertise and achieve a full degree by completing a range of work based management activities. Taught via distance learning, these flexible programmes can be completed within 13-24 months.

Work-based Distance Learning courses are available in:

  • Business Management
  • Engineering Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Human Resource Management

For more information about our work-based distance learning programmes, please contact

WBDL Military programmesMilitary Programmes

Our Military programmes are designed to allow serving and ex-serving members of all three services, as well as their MOD civilian colleagues, to achieve academic recognition of their extensive work experience and formal training.

Lincoln International Business School Military Programmes 


For further information about WBDL please contact +44(0)1522 835514

Health and Social Work Courses

Centre for Professional Development

Work with health service providers to deliver specialist programmes in Adult and Mental Health Nurse training.

The Professional Development Centre supports a key priority for the College of Social Science in building a balanced portfolio of external income-generating activity that is closely aligned to client need and market demand. It aims to respond in a focussed and coherent manner to local, regional and possibly national demand, around the academic expertise within it.

Professional Development Centre

Specialist Food & Agriculture Courses

These courses allow you to develop specialist skills in food, agriculture and agronomy, from required vocational training to technical business support. The National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) offers a wide range of courses taught by leaders in the sector.

NCFM Work-based Learning Courses

Leadership and Management Skills

We provide leadership and management training and development for businesses, teams, individuals, managers and leaders to help you further yourself and your organisation.

Lincolnshire Leadership & Management Centre

Further information

To find out more contact Enterprise and Research Services on 0800 9155278 or email