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Skill Up Flexible Skills Fund


Queen’s University is offering FREE places, funded by the Department for the Economy, on a number of Postgraduate courses.

SKILL UP, the flexible skills fund has been designed to provide additional upskilling and reskilling opportunities, focused on supporting individuals to engage in learning and improve the skills profile of our local workforce.

If you are resident and settled in Northern Ireland and thinking about reskilling, now is the perfect time to take your next step and enrol on one of our free courses across the following areas:

  • Digital
  • Leadership and Management
  • Green Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Health

Applications are now open for course starting in 2021, while applications for those courses commencing in January 2022 will open on 31 October 2021.

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Applicants must meet the entry criteria for the course and be:

  • over 18 years of age;
  • eligible to work in Northern Ireland;
  • settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years; or
  • is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK
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  • PG Cert Applied Cyber Security
  • PG Cert Software Development
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Digital Transformation Toolbox
  • Leading Digital Innovation
  • Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Leadership
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Mini MBA
  • Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Strategy and Digital Disruption
  • PG Cert Operations and Supply Chain Management

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  • PG Cert Hydrogen Energy Systems
  • PG Cert Zero Carbon Engineering

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Leadership
  • PG Cert Mechanical Engineering with Management

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  • PG Cert Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Graduate Psychologist Mental Health Practitioner

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For Postgraduate Certificates (PGCerts) or Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDips), create an account in the Queen's Direct Application Portal and fill in an online application.

For Leadership Institute courses, apply using forms on each course page on this website.