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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Develop talent and boost wellbeing with flexible and accessible learning opportunities

At ICE, we work with individuals and organisations to deliver programmes that build the specific skills, capabilities and talent they need. We have a proven track record of innovatively addressing hard-to-solve business and societal challenges by investigating them through a range of lenses.

Our wide portfolio of courses, drawing on the renowned expertise and resources of the University of Cambridge, means we can support employees’ learning goals whether they’re for personal enrichment or professional development. And we can do it without disrupting business continuity too, as our tailored learning in a welcoming and supportive environment allows students to study flexibly around other commitments.

Our learning programmes

Professional learning and development

From business and entrepreneurship to coaching and psychology, international relations, healthcare and beyond, our enviable portfolio of professional courses makes us perfectly placed to support the learning and development of your organisation.

All our learning programmes are led by experts in their field and, because we understand that time is precious to every organisation, our lectures, workshops, short or online courses and undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications are all designed to fit around busy working lives. 

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Short courses that enhance wellbeing

High-performing wellbeing strategies encompass a suite of different initiatives, and we can help you keep your talented teams engaged and motivated through a huge range of accessible learning opportunities that require no previous academic experience.

Whether we deliver in-house workshops that meet your most pressing organisational needs or you offer subsidies to employees for enriching study at ICE, we work in partnership with you to understand and address your precise objectives.

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Master's Degree Apprenticeships (Level 7)

The University of Cambridge is a registered apprenticeships provider, and we’re developing an ever-expanding portfolio of Level 7 Master’s Degree Apprenticeships. We work alongside you, as the employer, to collaboratively establish an apprenticeship programme pathway based on the Trailblazer Standards for your sector, ensuring maximum benefit for your organisation.

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Why work with us?

World-leading tutors and academics

The University of Cambridge is home to some of the world’s finest academic minds and the most experienced professionals in their field. Through the wide portfolio of courses at ICE, their knowledge, expertise and latest research is accessible to all.

The power of convening at Cambridge

ICE brings together successful and inquisitive professionals to collaborate on shared interests. Cambridge has a tradition of facilitating peer-led discussion of knowledge and ideas that sparks transformative new thinking – and even helps re-evaluate established ways of working.

Highly desirable study location

Set in eight acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, 16th Century Madingley Hall is one of the UK’s most glorious places to study. Here you can unwind with a stroll around the meadow, discuss your studies over tea in the Terrace Bar, or indulge in fine dining prepared with locally sourced ingredients. And if that doesn’t work for your organisation? No problem, we can come to you.

Welcoming and supportive learning environment

We believe passionately that the most profound learning comes when we listen not only to our tutors but to our peers too. We celebrate that our unique learning community comprises adult students from all across the world, each bringing different perspectives to the same subject. Studying at ICE fuels your passion for learning and expands your professional and social networks with friends and contacts to last a lifetime.

Other ways to work with us


Bursaries provide students with a contribution that reduces or removes any potential financial barrier to study at ICE. Contributing to bursaries is an excellent and increasingly popular way for organisations to demonstrate their commitment to corporate responsibility.

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A unique conference and training venue

16th Century Madingley Hall is a breath-taking backdrop for conferences and events.

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We'd be delighted to hear how we can help support the learning, development and wellbeing of your organisation.

Partnerships Team
+44 (0)1223 746276