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.

To access the course booking system and to manage your booking please click here.

Oxford Learning Institute programmes 
Application processes is now closed for programmes in Hilary and Trinity Term 2019

Beacon: personal effectiveness 3 days
Oxford women's development programme 3 days
Taking stock: career review 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

To register your interest in one of our programme, please follow the links above. 

Our courses

We offer 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.