Water, Engineering and Development Centre

Professional development

Many of our 15-credit postgraduate modules may be studied to support your professional development. You need have no particular qualification to study in this way which can also provide an entry point for study towards one of our award-bearing courses at Certificate, Diploma or MSc level.

Professional development options may be the most suitable route of study for you if you are an experienced professional without a higher qualification seeking to enhance your career prospects. Note that the current modules available by distance learning may not be counted towards a Masters programme. However, those currently available at Loughborough can be. Loughborough-based modules will come online for study by distance learning starting in October 2019.

Tailor-made courses for groups

Improving the coverage and sustainability of water supply and sanitation services requires high calibre technical and professional people. Improving the knowledge and skills of existing staff increases the capacity of the whole organisation to deliver corporate goals more effectively and efficiently.

Improving the skills of individuals also increases self-motivation and opens career pathways. Organisations that invest in the development of their human resources attract and retain better people, reducing administration and recurrent recruitment costs.

For these reasons, we have always adopted a flexible approach to the design of our in-country courses and see their design as a collaborative process. With you, we focus on solutions for your staff, helping to provide evidence-based answers to important questions about what to do and how to do it. Some of our training leads to internationally recognised qualifications whilst other are designed to provide career development pathways or improvements in specific knowledge and skills.

  • Attend a WEDC short course locally
  • Put your learning into practice
  • Develop your skills cost-effectively
  • Bring international best practice to your organisation
  • Participate in the design of your course

For tailor-made courses for the staff of your organisation, please send an email requesting more details.