New short business courses at Warrington mark exciting first – FE News


Managers and aspiring leaders who enroll in new short courses will make history by being the first to benefit from programs at the University of Chester’s new Warrington site in the heart of the city.

The suite of Advanced Manager short courses just launched by the university’s Chester Business School will be the first to be delivered from this new top hub, with its learners paving the way for more students of the community at large.

Held this spring in Times Square, the new courses have been designed to help businesses thrive in today’s post-pandemic climate, responding to societal pressures that have accelerated workplace change beyond anticipation. They seek to meet challenges and help managers increase their skills, develop their team’s skills, energize their teams, promote the success of their organization and reduce its carbon footprint.

Dr Brendan O’Sullivan, Vice Chancellor of Warrington, said:

“We are excited to welcome everyone enrolled in Advanced Manager courses and to see early learners using the new course spaces, study areas and spaces that allow students, businesses, schools, colleges and the local community to connect.

“The University has worked closely with current students and local businesses for their contribution to this exciting new development, to ensure that we are creating new premises that are high quality specialist spaces, co-designed with students to enable them to excel.”

Karen Cregan, Senior Lecturer at Chester Business School, said:

“We are excited to launch this new series of business short courses to provide a toolkit for navigating, meeting challenges and thriving in a changing world. As shown in recent research, the ability to apply purpose, potential, and perspective will be critical to the success of leaders and their organizations.

She added that employees who lived and worked in Cheshire and Warrington could apply for 40% funding towards the cost of the course through Accelerate Cheshire and Warrington.

The five new Advanced Manager courses start in April and May and can potentially count towards a full degree of work-based and integrated studies. They are:

  • Leader self-assessment – looking at areas such as effective leadership, communication skills, self-reflection and personality profiling.
  • Agile leadership and change – covering aspects such as creating a climate of well-being where people are happy and proud to work for their organization, self-assessment agility, commitment theory and trust in the face of technological innovation and change.
  • Strategic talent planning – help understand how an organization can plan its talent for today and the future, and create a culture of continuous learning, with people, community and value at the heart of decision-making.
  • Resilient leadership and emotional intelligence – seek to develop and use key leadership, emotional intelligence and change strategies to build a resilient team able to adapt to the needs of their department and the wider community.
  • Sustainable leadership – focused on how to understand the science of climate change, lead sustainably, educate teams, contribute to broader business goals and corporate social responsibility strategies, and reduce carbon footprint from a company.

Each is a one-day course in Time Square, Warrington, with a follow-up online coaching session to help managers’ personalized learning.

People are invited to try the classes with a free 1.5 hour online trial session on Thursday, March 30, 2022.

More details are available at:

Located in the heart of Warrington town centre, the new Times Square and Remond House locations are just five minutes walk from each other. Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the University of Chester at Warrington will be delivered from the sites from the start of the next academic year (September 2022). The location increases the reach and accessibility of the University of Warrington, allowing students and staff easy access to public transport, as well as a range of leisure and retail facilities offered at Warrington.

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