Education & Training

Education and Training

LSBU prides itself on providing a personalised, high calibre education for all our students, with an outstanding record of graduate salaries.

LSBU’s teaching is underpinned by close working relationships with business involving collaborative applied research; access to industry standard facilities; and courses accredited by professional bodies and designed with employers.

Employer sponsored study

We currently partner with over 2,000 organisations to provide education to around 7,000 employees. These include multinationals, SMEs and public sector organisations. Over a third of our student population is sponsored, making us the top London University for employer sponsored study.

Our highly qualified staff maintain strong links with employers, professional bodies and public and private sector enterprises to ensure our courses are always industry relevant. We offer employer sponsored study from HNCs/HNDs through to PhD (Level 4 – Level 8).

Find out more about employer sponsored study.


LSBU has nearly 2000 higher and degree apprentices. We offer the widest range of apprenticeship standards of any Higher Education Provider including in architecture, construction, healthcare, digital marketing, town planning and surveying; and we are expanding our offer all the time.

Apprenticeships require that apprentices spend a designated time on the job, in a role related to their subject. They spend 20% of their time learning at LSBU and undertake an End Point Assessment which can also lead to professional accreditation.

Find out more about our apprenticeship programmes.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

LSBU has a wide-ranging CPD offer that enables individuals to upskill or reskill themselves for their careers. Many of our courses are taught at evenings and weekends to fit around other commitments, and our students benefit from small class sizes, access to the LSBU library, and support from tutors.

These are a selection of the courses that LSBU currently offers:

  • ACCA Strategic Business Leader course
  • ACCA Strategic Business Reporting course
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
  • ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management

Placement Students and Interns

Our Employability team works with businesses that can enable our students to apply their learning to a real world environment through internships and placements. For employers, hosting a student develops a future pipeline of talent, and increases the capacity of their teams to develop and deliver projects.

A placement is a period of work experience, which is undertaken as an integral and assessed part of a student’s course.  Graduate internships are  short-term periods of work that provide a useful stepping stone for graduates to secure permanent employment whilst helping them develop confidence and soft skills as well as building contacts.

Find out more about taking on a placement student or intern.