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There are many ways to develop your skills in this flexible learning age.

Retraining and upskilling can be achieved in Causeway Coast and Glens Council area both in person and online. You can make learning suit your needs.



Skill Up is open to anyone in Northern Ireland who is aged over 18 and eligible to work.

The Department for the Economy, with funding from the Northern Ireland Office and the Department of Finance, are funding FREE short courses, delivered by local colleges and universities.

There are up to 7000 free places available until end of March 2024!

For more information on SKILL UP click here.


SKILL UP courses run online and on site at the following locations:

The Open University 
Queens University Belfast.
Ulster University 
Stranmillis University College 
Belfast Metropolitan College 
Northern Regional College 

North West Regional College


Other Online learning platforms include:

Free online courses on Coursera.

Google Courses.

Barclays LifeSkills



Ramore Chef Academy

Intereted in becoming a professional chef?

Click here to visit our webpage on our fully funded Ramore Chef Academy! 



Personal Learning Account (PLA)

The Causeway Coast and Glens Labour Market Partnership intends to assist in developing priority sectors in the area.

Residents in the area can apply for up to £500 to fund their participation on accredited courses that will help develop careers. Applicants must be aged over 18, live in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough and have the legal right to work. The PLA scheme is for those residents who need assistance in removing financial barriers to study. 

Details on the next round of funding coming soon!




Apprenticeships are an excellent way to get hands on experience while you learn. Combining working and learning can be a fruitful and engaging experience for anyone over the age of 16 who is looking for work.

Why sign up for an apprenticeship?

  • You get to experience what working in a certain industry/role would be like.
  • You earn money while you learn.
  • You gain qualifications.
  • It can Improve your confidence and other professional skills.
  • You may be eligible for funding through The Department for the Economy.


You can visit our Causeway Apprenticeships Website to learn about Apprenticeships and sign up to receive emails about local apprenticeship opportunities!