About Us

A community for the curious, where you can discover new skills, unlock your potential and build your network.

The Centre for Publishing Excellence, formerly The Publishing Training Centre, is much more than the sum of its courses. It is a first of its kind, extensive network of like-minded publishing professionals, hungry for new skills and with a shared passion for lifelong learning.

We are a place where you can connect with your peers, share ideas and access practical support to achieve your goals and thrive in your career.

For over forty years, our reputation for excellence has been honed by our industry leading Tutors – you can meet them here – who remain the essence of our organisation and who continue to create and deliver career-defining, educational programmes ‘for publishers, by publishers.’

Our courses provide specific learning outcomes that are designed to make an immediate, positive impact on meeting the demands of your job, as well as support your continual professional development.  All of our tutors are practitioners first and foremost, which means that they bring their real-world experience with them to the courses they teach, enriching the experience for learners through theoretical and practical application.

As the ‘seat of learning’ at the very heart of the industry, we have evolved to meet the needs of the present publishing landscape. Combining intellectual rigour with innovative, accessible teaching styles, we deliver high quality learning experiences that transform careers for employees and drive retention for employers.

We work with the world’s leading publishers, delivering industry-recognised courses, so if you are starting out in your career, looking to progress into a leadership position or maybe you are changing career, you are in the right place, and we are here to help you navigate your learning journey.

The Centre for Publishing Excellence is part of the Independent Publishers Guild, Registered Charity Number: 1199705.

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