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Short courses & CPD

Winter University

A Winter University course will boost your confidence, may help you change career and could be your first step towards gaining a degree.

Winter University is coming soon

Our Winter University short courses will open for applications from November 2023. Winter University starts January 2024.

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What is Winter University?

Winter University could be for you if you would like to:

  • return to study after taking a break from education
  • gain the qualification you need for a promotion
  • change career direction
  • enjoy the personal satisfaction of learning
  • meet the entry requirements for your course
  • revise the fundamental subjects in preparation for your degree studies.

How to apply

Click apply now on the course page. You can apply for multiple certificate courses on one application form (up to a maximum of 30 credits). Courses appear as University Certificate of Credit on the apply online tab. If you would like to change your selection or add additional courses after you have submitted your application, please email

What can I study?

Choose from a range of courses across many subject areas. Whatever your interests and ambitions, we have something for you.

We have a range of accredited courses for you to choose from - if you complete an accredited course, you receive a certificate of credit.

What support can I get?

If you choose to study an accredited course, you can access Student Services and receive support with financial matters, health and wellbeing, careers and counselling.
More about student support

If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and require support to attend a Winter University course, please email
More information about Disability Services.

How much will my course cost?

Each course costs £50.

Fees will be reimbursed if:

  • you pass your module and go on to enrol on a course of over 60 credits in September 2023 or January 2024.
  • you are a current Teesside University student and you successfully complete your Winter University course.

If you successfully complete an accredited course and enrol on a course of over 60 credits at Teesside University in September 2022 or January 2023 your Winter University course fees are reimbursed.

Age restriction

Due to the content and delivery of our Winter University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment.

If you are applying for an online course and are under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment, you must provide a completed parental consent form. You can download the parental consent form and send to after you submit your application.

If you are applying for an on-campus course - and are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied to your Winter University classes by a parent or a responsible adult to act in the capacity of a parent (in loco parentis). Your designated adult may need to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Why I studied Winter University

How Ruth went from studying a Teesside University Winter University course, to a degree, to a PhD.

What next?

Studying doesn't have to stop when your course ends. We hope our Winter University courses inspire you to continue your studies.

Book on one of our open days to find out what you can do after your course has finished.

More about our open days

Changes to courses

Teesside University reserves the right to change the advertised programme without notice. Running or continuing any course or class depends on having enough students enrolled and attending.


This is a general guide to Winter University and its courses and considerable efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided. Applicants are advised that developments after the guide has been published and the programmes have been completed may lead to omissions and inaccuracies in the course guide, for which the University disclaims legal liability. The information given in the course guide does not impose on the University any obligation to provide or to continue to provide, any course, module, tuition, assessment or amenity described in the course guide. For example, the University is under no obligation to offer a programme which has enrolled a small number of students. Similarly, the University retains the right to make reasonable changes in the curriculum content, method of teaching, form of assessment and location of some or all elements of a course. However, as far as possible, the University will consult the applicants or students affected before implementing significant changes; and although the University will not accept liability for any disruption to applicants or students caused by circumstances beyond its control, including but not limited to fires, strikes (of its own or other employees), insurrection or riots, embargoes, requirements or regulations of any civil or military authority (as 'event of force majeure'), the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the impact of such interference with its ability to provide educational or other services.

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