Professional Qualifications

From day release and part-time CIMA, ACCA and CIPFA qualifications to training at our ICT Academy, which includes CISCO Certified Networking and Microsoft qualifications for computing, our programmes allow corporate groups or individual learners to gain accreditation from a wide range of professional bodies.

Unusually for a University, we offer professional accredited CIMA, ACCA and CIPFA accountancy programmes in manageable 12-week blocks of nightclasses or distance learning. We offer a Certificate In Captive Insurance Management on a distance learning basis. This allows you to undertake the module without having to visit the campus and is intended for students who may have work commitments, or prefer the greater degree of flexibility that this mode offers.

We have been named a CISI Centre of Excellence - the first specialising in financial services operations and risk. We run Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Chartered Management Institute accredited Human Resource Management programmes.We also offer our Glasgow Caledonian MBA on a full-time and part-time basis.

Our LLB Bachelor of Laws programme is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland.

All of our Built and Natural Environment programmes are recognised by professional organisations such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). GCU has received double accreditation from the Project Management Institute (PMI) for its MSc Construction Management and MSc International Project Management courses. 

You may be eligable for financial help to go on a professional development course.

Many GCU study programmes are available through distance learning, online, evening or day release depending on your needs. If you are a business looking for training opportunities for an employee or a group of people, contact the Applied Knowledge Exchange on 0141 331 3189 and we can discuss the options for you.