Discover our range of professional development courses.
We provide world-class, short courses on a range of specialist themes to help you grow professionally and develop the skills and knowledge needed to realise more equitable and sustainable societies.
We work with individuals and organisations at the forefront of social change. Our clients include governments, UN agencies, philanthropic organisations, non-governmental and civil society organisations, universities and independent consultants.
Our courses cover a wide range of themes and geographies relating to international development. For example, social protection, digital development, impact evaluation, policy influencing, participatory methods, and trade policy. Each course is informed by research conducted by IDS and our worldwide partner network.
We can also develop bespoke training to meet your individual needs and those of your organisation.
We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) who provide a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK. BAC accreditation is recognised the world over by students, agents and government officials as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector.
All BAC-accredited institutions, including the Institute of Development Studies, are rigorously inspected, with the latest reports available on their website.
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To find out more, get in touch with our Short Course Programme Manager or browse the upcoming courses and case studies below.