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Skill Up Flexible Skills Fund


We are offering FREE places, funded by the Department for the Economy, on a number of courses.

To build an innovative future, we will need to call on our brightest minds.

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 Postgraduate or short courses across the following areas:

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

Due to high demand you are advised to apply as early as possible.

We may be able to consider self-funded or employer funded applicants on a case by case basis, as capacity on the individual PGCert programmes allow. Please indicate in your application if you wish to be considered as a self-funded or employer funded applicant.

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  • Digital Transformation Toolbox
  • Leading Digital Innovation
  • Innovation Strategy & Digital Disruption
  • Audiovisual post-production
  • Business Analytics Essentials
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation

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  • Leading Transformation Through Culture
  • Strategic Foresight Leadership
  • Leading Productivity
  • Innovation Strategy and Digital Disruption
  • Data Analytics and Decision Making
  • Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Future Smart Cities
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Building Food Security and Safety

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  • Short Course in Nursing Care of the Older Person in Care Home Settings

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In the event that programmes receive a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.