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    Since humans are social beings, partnerships between individuals, businesses, interest-based organizations, schools, governments, and varied combinations thereof, have always been and remain commonplace. Here at Glyndwr University, we place a high value on our extensive network of partnerships and collaborations.

    We work with other universities, local colleges, businesses and Sector Skills Councils to develop solutions, create beneficial projects and new and innovative programmes to suit employer needs.


    Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

    This is a UK-wide programme enabling businesses to improve their competitiveness, productivity and performance.

    A KTP achieves this through the forming of a partnership between businesses and an academic institution such as Glyndŵr University.This partnership then employs a high calibre graduate known as an Associate.

    The Associate is employed to undertake a strategic project to benefit the business, using the skills and knowledge base available at Glyndŵr University.

    KTPs completed so far have demonstrated clear and measurable benefits for the businesses undertaking them in terms of profitability, training and expansion.

    KTPs enable new capability to be embedded into the business and have benefited and continue to benefit a wide range of businesses across many sectors, including micro sized, small and large companies, as well as public and third sector organisations.

    Find out more here.

    Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)

    Glyndŵr University enjoys a good working relationship with all Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) that are appropriate to the regional economic area and the programmes we are able to offer industry, and we have approved provider status with the following SSCs: SEMTALANTRAEU Skills and NSAN 

    As an approved training provider, Glyndŵr University is able to offer funded training programmes to companies in the food and drink manufacturing and supply industry in Wales.

    Improve, is the SSC for the food and drink industry, and is managing a funding pot supported by Welsh Government and European Social fund enabling employers to access between 50% - 70% funding for staff training. In addition, Lantra the SSC for land based and environmental industries have funding available as part of the Sector Leadership Fund to aid in supporting training again ranging from 50% to 70%.

    Utilising a strong network of contacts, Glyndwr University is able to offer high-quality packages that can be tailored to specific business requirements, ensuring that skills gaps are overcome and capabilities enhanced.

    Training can be delivered in:

    • Manufacturing Excellence
    • Lean
    • Innovation
    • Leadership & Management
    • Robotics & Automation
    • Engineering Maintenance
    • Regional & Rural

    Programmes of learning are flexible meaning they can be developed to fit around busy work schedules and delivered on or off site. Our diverse and qualified delivery team is able to provide expert training to businesses big or small.

    To find out more about the funding available for your business through Improve, please contact Glyndwr University on 01978 293997 or email: in-business@glyndwr.ac.uk

    Collaborative Projects

    We are offering programmes in collaboration with the following SSCs:


    Programmes have been developed with the support of Welsh Government and European funding for specific sectors, some including our partner colleges:

    • Horticulture Wales
    • WEST
    • ESF funded Work based learning programme in Vehicle Performance Technology
    • ESF funded Foundation Degree in Environmental Technologies


    Professional Bodies

    We believe in equipping people with the skills and knowledge they need to really achieve their true potential in their chosen career.  This is why many of our programmes here at Glyndŵr university are supported and accredited by the relevant professional bodies who determine the standards for their industry. 

    Whether it is the professional Certificate in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing or our Human Resources MA with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, we can provide you with the support and learning needed to take the next step in your chosen career and achieve the highest professional status. 

    To find out more about the Professional bodies we work with, click the links above.

    Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

    The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants. They aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 

    Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. Their values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and they ensure that, through their qualifications, they prepare accountants for business.

    Glyndwr University offers supportive tuition for the ACCA qualification

    Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading marketing professional body with over 60,000 members.  Some of the benefits of undertaking their programmes are:

    • Internationally recognised transferable qualifications
    • Relevant and practical - the syllabus embraces the marketing concept, reflecting the key knowledge and skills areas required by today’s professional marketing and sales practitioners
    • Opportunity to accelerate entry onto a number of UK University Masters Programmes

    Whether you are looking to kick start a career in marketing or to progress up the career ladder, Glyndŵr has a qualification to suit you.

    We offer two qualifications in Marketing: the Professional Certificate and the Professional Diploma. 

    Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)

    The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. They have over 130,000 members internationally - working in HR, learning and development, people management and consulting across private businesses and organisations in the public and voluntary sectors.

    As an independent and not for profit organisation, they are committed to championing better work and working lives for the benefit of individuals, business, the economies and society - because good work and all it entails is good for business and society at large, and what is good for business should also be good for people’s working lives.

    They bring together extensive research and thought leadership, practical advice and guidance, professional development and rigorous professional standards to drive better capabilities and understanding in how organisations of all kinds operate and perform, and in how they manage and develop their people. A Royal Charter enables them to confer individual chartered status on members who meet the required standards of knowledge, practice and behaviours.

    We offer three Human Resources Management qualifications which are accredited by the CIPD.

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (1 year in duration)
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (2 years in duration)
    • MA Human Resource Management (3 years in duration)

    North Wales Business Academy (NWBA)

    The North Wales Business Academy (NWBA) is a new innovative, ESF-funded project. It provides an opportunity for businesses throughout North Wales to have access to the collective talents, skills and expertise of Wrexham Glyndwr University, Coleg Cambria, Grwp Llandrillo Menai and Bangor University.

    Recognising that ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ and that different organisations have different needs, the programme is tailored so that it directly addresses the individual requirements of the business.

    The North Wales Business Academy programme offers seven bespoke business themes:

    • Financial Management
    • Business Strategy
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Developing People
    • Governance and Ethics
    • Managing Operations
    • Business Communication

    There are a further 24 specialist modules within these seven business themes, allowing for complete flexibility and ensuring that the programme meets the individual and specific requirements of your business.

    Experienced business mentors will work in partnership with you to develop a strategic programme of learning modules, designed to achieve your specific organisational goals. The mentor then works with the business to ensure that the skills and knowledge gained from the programme, become embedded in the workplace.

    For more information contact enterprise@glyndwr.ac.uk 01978 293375. Get updates from NWBA on Facebook and Twitter.


    Glyndŵr University has a growing range of partnerships with Universities and colleges from the UK and further afield. These partners offer specific Glyndŵr University courses at their premises to provide students from all over the world with extra flexibility in their choice of where to study.

    Find out more about our partnerships here.