International Training Centre


​The International Training Centre (ITC) is the central hub for the delivery and development of training and continuing professional education in a broad range of discipline areas within the School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
The vision of the ITC is to provide flexible, accredited learning opportunities for public health practitioners, both here in the UK and internationally.
The ITC is supported by expertise in a number of discipline areas such as biomedical science, occupational and environmental public health, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, housing, health and social care, social work, food science and technology and subjects allied to medicine such as speech and language therapy, podiatry and dental technology.  See the School of Health Sciences pages for more information about any of these discipline areas.
The ethos behind the ITC is to enable public health practitioners both here in the UK and overseas, to enhance their personal and professional development through the provision of innovative, high-quality teaching materials via a number of delivery options such as face to face teaching, distance learning and blended learning packages.
To find out more about the current opportunities and programmes of study, please register you interest by contacting us at


ITC was launched on April 20th 2012 as a collaboration between Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Health Protection Agency's WHO Collaborating Centre (now part of Public Health England),  G7+ Mexico’s Global Health Security Action Group, WHO and Public Health Wales. It is supported by Welsh Government and the Department of Health.

The ITC’s principal aim is to blend expertise and nurture partnerships in order to provide a centre of excellence for novel, innovative and world-class teaching and training. This provides the environment in which intitaives such as the ITC can flourish. It will provide a platform for continuing international professional development programmes in environmental, occupational and public health delivered on-line and through outreach activities with global partners.
To date, there have been some important successes, with Cardiff Metropolitan University establishing campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Kenya. The Cardiff School of Health Sciences has developed Masters Programmes in Food Safety Management jointly delivered at Hong Kong University and working at doctoral level with universities in the  UAE, Oman, Egypt, Kenya and Uganda. The WHO-CC has developed complimentary teaching links with the Institute of Public Health (Belgrade, Serbia), the Chulabhorn Research Institute (Bangkok, Thailand) and the Public Health Agency of Canada .

Terms of Reference:
•  To identify key national and international partners for the purposes of joint international teaching and training.
•  To identify key areas that are suitable for collaborative international working.
•  To develop a blended approach to international teaching, culminating in the ability to study at a given centre of learning and remotely.
•  To disseminate good practice globally.
•  To offer a range of qualifications in a number of disciplines, including environmental public health.
•  To develop and initiate research in complimentary areas such that key gaps in knowledge are addressed, thereby further strengthening trainning.


This information is currently being updated.

Contact us

If you would like further information on the sorts of training and support we can provide please get in touch with us as follows:

Dr Peter Sykes - Director of ITC and School Director of Enterprise
Tel: 029 20416831

Prof David Russell - Director of HPA, WHO Collaborating Centre
Tel: 02920 416381

Our office hours are 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday, if there is no answer, please leave a message on the relevant answer phone and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Information on the Univesity's Centre for Work Based Learning can be found here.