This section gives you information about signing up to our wide range of courses for University staff. 

To find a course, go to the course listings page and follow the sign-up instructions on the individual course pages. Courses are also listed by topic. For all enquiries please contact Learning Services.

Application process now open for OLI programmes in Hilary and Trinity Term 2019

Beacon: personal effectiveness 3 days
Oxford women's development programme 3 days

Introduction to management skills at Oxford (IMSO) 1 day
Developing management skills at Oxford (DMSO) 3 days
Developing leadership and management practice (DLMP) 6 days

Applicants will be asked to complete an online form describing why you wish to participate in this programme. You are encouraged to refer to the learning outcomes of the programme and show how these will support your effectiveness in your role and/or your career development. 

You will find the application form for our programmes in the coures descriptions above.  

Applications are reviewed by the panel in mid-October for places in Hilary Term 2019 and mid-January for places in Trinity Term. Once a decision has been made you will be notified of the outcome and offered the programme dates. If we are unable to offer you a place, we will endeavour to provide alternative options.  

Our courses

We offer more than 50 courses in a range of areas, including:

Learning and Teaching | Leadership and Management | Personnel | Researchers and research support | Personal development | New staff | Interpersonal and written communication

Course formats

Our courses are offered either:

  • face-to-face;
  • online; or
  • blended (a mixture of face-to-face and online)

The format of our courses is included in the A-Z listings

Many online courses are hosted on, an online service offering a range of learning opportunities.


Courses are free for all university and college staff.

Compulsory courses

Almost all courses are optional.

However, the Recruitment and Selection course is compulsory for anyone chairing a selection panel, and we recommend it to anyone organising recruitment or taking part in selection.

College staff involved in undergraduate admissions are usually required to take the course in undergraduate admissions interviewing.