Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), University of Cambridge

The Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) is part of the University of Cambridge and provides accessible lifelong learning opportunities for all. We offer flexible learning for professional and personal development, including custom courses with leading Cambridge experts and academics.

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At ICE we are committed to working with partners to help reach a wider student body and fulfill our key missions. Existing partners include businesses (large and SME), charities, public sector bodies, other educational institutions and other departments within the University of Cambridge.  

We offer access to leading academics and experts, an inclusive learning environment, University of Cambridge certificates of attendance and flexible learning options. 

ICE Professional Studies 

Continuing education is all about learning throughout life and this applies to professional skills as well as personal interest. People now have multiple careers and work for several organisations instead of one job for life.

The ICE portfolio of is continually evolving in response to market demand and current developments. Current specialist areas include:

·         Business and Entrepreneurship

·         Coaching

·         Creative Writing

·         Education and Social Science

·         History, Politics and International Relations

·         International Development and Global Change

·         Law and Criminology

·         Science and Medicine


We can work with you to tailor a course for your specific needs and are always open to discussing any options with you. These can be delivered at ICE's historic base - Madingley Hall - or in your workplace.  

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ICE Business Breakfasts

ICE Business Breakfasts

Over a healthy breakfast at historic Madingley Hall, hear from experts on the challenges of the day and network with peers from a range of organisations. 

Madingley Hall: Conferences and Events

Madingley Hall is the home of ICE and is available to hire for your meetings, conferences and training events.

Built in the 16th Century, this elegant country house has 16 well-equipped meeting rooms (with the largest capable of accommodating up to 100 delegates) and tasteful B&B accommodation. Madingley Hall is one of the few University venues to offer all year-round availability for residential and non-residential events.

The seven acres of spectacular gardens and grounds were designed in the 18th Century by the famous English landscape artist, ‘Capability’ Brown.

Madingley offers a taste of the famous University of Cambridge experience, including meals using locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients served in the impressive oak paneled Dining Hall. 


If you would like to discuss an event at Madingley Hall or to arrange a visit to view the facilities, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Master's Degree Apprenticeships at Cambridge

We offer University of Cambridge Master's degrees through the Apprenticeships route, enabling employers to  recruit and retain the best staff through work-based training towards prestigious higher level qualifications.

These apprenticeships are employer led and enable employers to utilise their Government Apprenticeship Levy.  Master’s Level Apprenticeships are a relatively new concept to many and offer a unique solution for training and developing senior staff. 


If you are interested in discussing Apprenticeships for your senior staff and future developments at the University of Cambridge, please get in touch.


Custom courses for businesses and organisations

Custom courses for your business or organisation with leading Cambridge experts and academics.

Our course delivery teams can work with you to tailor a course for your specific needs and are always open to discussing any options with you. These can be delivered at Madingley Hall or in your workplace.  

For a comprehensive list of current professional courses please see our website

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