Short Courses by Total People

Develop professional and personal skills with our range of short courses.

Fully or partially funded, these courses offer the chance to access certified CPD training in a number of vocational areas.

Delivered online via distance learning, these accredited and non-accredited courses can be accessed from home or the workplace. They are particularly suitable for staff in small to medium-sized businesses, as well as individuals who are unemployed, looking to study CPD courses for free.

Customer Service

Become certified in customer service techniques including effective communication, developing relationships and issue resolution – suitable for any customer facing staff.

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Digital Skills

IT skills are in demand in every job. Improve knowledge of how to use technology and computer software.

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Functional Skills

These courses are the perfect opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification in English or maths.

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Health and Social Care

Improve overall understanding of key subject areas including Mental Health, Dementia and Autism.

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A chef holding a plate of freshly prepared food


Achieve a Certificate in Hospitality and Catering Principles (Professional Cookery) learning skills such as safe hygienic and secure working environment, and food safety.

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Learn how to lead teams, manage people and plan for business. Essential courses for those looking to progress into a management position.

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CPD Short Courses

Our one-day online courses offer CPD certificates in many subjects including First Aid, Life Skills and Health and Safety.

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Funded by

Many of our courses are delivered with funding partners including Skills Support for the Workforce - part of the Growth Company, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the European Social Fund.