Education and study skills

Study skills programmes for educators and lifelong learners

Perhaps you're a teacher looking to progress your career, and improve your classroom and online teaching techniques; or you might be a prospective student looking to enter or re-enter education after a period away. Whatever your situation, we offer a range of short courses to suit your needs.

Study skills courses and workshops

We offer a number of short day schools, both in Oxford and online, to assist those who are entering or re-entering education to prepare for study. Topics include writing skills, managing time effectively and references.

We also offer Academic Literacy – an introductory ten-week flexible online course for anyone new to higher education, or who hasn't studied for some time. Brush up your reading, note-making and essay-writing skills, and revisit the basic rules of punctuation and grammar.

Our award course students are offered a free preparatory study-skills programme in the autumn.

Professional development for teachers

Online tutoring

Are you looking to move your teaching online? Do you want to improve your existing online teaching?

Our Effective Online Course Design will help you plan and design your own online courses.

Alternatively, improve your online delivery with our practical short course in Effective Online Tutoring, focusing on social, administrative and pedagogical techniques.

English language teachers

Join teachers from across the globe to share best practices and gain a wealth of ideas to use in your own classroom. You'll be taught by experienced international trainers, ELT course leaders and authors of teacher-training publications for OUP, Macmillan, Heinle Cengage and other publishers.

Find out more about our courses for English language teachers


Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 23 Oct 2023 – 15 Dec 2023
In-person day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 11 Nov 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Online - live • Short courses
  • Wed 15 Nov 2023
  • 2:00 – 5:00pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 02 Dec 2023
  • 1 meetings
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 15 Jan 2024 – 05 Apr 2024