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Improve your digital skills with free training programmes

The near future we are facing will see progress in innovation and technology, at pace we have never experienced before. The question we need to ask ourselves is; are we ready?

Queen’s University is offering free places, funded by the Department for the Economy’s Skill UP, the flexible skills fund on the below courses, ranging from executive education programmes to conversion courses to change career to software development. 

Prepare youself for the future by upskilling with a Digital course.

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PG Cert Applied Cyber Security

The aim of the programme is to provide a strong foundation in Cyber Security providing theoretical skills with practical work in the lab to give you hands-on experience. Those completing the programme will gain Cyber Security knowledge and skills and a high degree of self confidence in their ability to pursue further qualifications in Cyber Security, which will ultimately give them access to a wide range of key roles within the progressive computing and Cyber Security sectors.

Course dates: 18 Oct 2021 - March 22 (Induction in Sept 21)
Mode of delivery: Distance
Applications Now Closed

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PG Cert Software Development

The aim of the programme is to provide a strong foundation in coding alongside the computing knowledge and essential skills that are required for software development. Those completing the programme will gain solid programming skills and a high degree of self confidence in their ability to pursue further qualifications in software engineering, which will ultimately give them access to a wide range of key roles within the computing and IT sectors.

Start date: Sep 21- Mar 22
Applications Now Closed

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Data Analysis and Decision Making

This course focuses on how data and analytics can be used to inform managers’ decision-making, specifically in the context of innovation of an SME. A range of business analytics and decision making tools and techniques will be explored. This high calibre impactful course is designed for business professionals who want to apply analytics techniques to understand market and customers and drive innovation. Participants develop an understanding of how to look at data and identify insights, improve their abilities of decision making and problem-solving.

Start date: November 2021 and February 2022
Mode of delivery: On campus

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Digital Transformation Toolbox

This programme offers a non-technical, wide lens discovery into new technologies that are impacting companies across every industry. It aims to assist with a mind-set change - encouraging participants to understand, explore and reflect on a range of potential technologies that could assist in running their business. Participants will gain insights, tools and techniques into the benefits, challenges and types of digital technologies that will enrich their innovation strategy and boost their organisation business performance. They will gain a deeper understanding of new technologies such as, artificial intelligence, internet of things, augmented reality, and big data, and learn to facilitate digital transformation in their organisation. This programme is especially beneficial to leaders and executive looking to understand and leverage new technologies that create value for their business.

Start date: November 2021 and March 2022
Mode of delivery: On Campus

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Leading Digital Innovation

The Leading Digital Innovation programme provides executives with the opportunity to develop themselves and explore their innovative self, grapple with the changing world of new technologies and develop and present a hands-on solution to an accelerating digital disruption challenge facing their business.

Start date: November 2021 and 4 February 2022
Mode of delivery: Blended (a combination of face-to-face in-class sessions and online sessions)


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Planned Programme

More information on course and application details coming soon.

Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation

The Strategic Change Leadership and Digital Transformation programme provides insights into strategic change leadership theories and a practical hands-on playbook for leaders in today’s digital world. Participants will learn how to improve their effectiveness in leading change within and across operational boundaries and ecosystems to ensure the organization remains innovative and competitive in a disruptive market.

Start date: October 2021 and 23 March 2022
Duration: 4 weeks
Mode of delivery: Online

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Please note, course fees on detail pages will be waived for applicants via this programme. 

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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