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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.

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  • PG Cert Applied Cyber Security
  • PG Cert Data Analytics
  • Digital Transformation Toolbox
  • Leading Digital Innovation
  • Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation
  • PG Cert in Audiovisual Post-production

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

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  • PG Cert Hydrogen Energy Systems
  • PG Cert Zero Carbon Engineering
  • PG Cert in Engineering of Energy, Economics and the Environment

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  • Advanced Manufacturing Leadership
  • PGCert Mechanical Engineering with Management
  • PGCert In Engineering Of Energy, Economics And The Environment
  • PGCert Cinematic Architecture

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  • PG Cert Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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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.