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Over 7,000 fully funded training courses available for the 2022-23 academic year


Skill Up is a fully funded initiative from the Department for the Economy and the Northern Ireland Office. The programme offers 20,000 further and higher education training places in over 250 subject areas for accredited qualifications ranging from Level 1 to Level 7. 


How can Skill Up help my business?

The programme aims to help individuals boost their skillset. It also addresses skills gaps in the local economy to help businesses access talent with the skills required to grow their industry. Businesses can use this programme by encouraging their staff make use of the free training available to develop their skills.


How do I apply?

Around 7,000 places are now available to apply for in the coming academic year beginning in September 2022.

Read further details on the courses available and how to apply to Skill Up programme: Retrain and upskill your staff.

Here are just a few of the courses available through our two local FE colleges, as well as our two universities.  Other providers are available too.  For a list of all providers, please visit Skill Up

North West Regional College


Digital

C&G Level 1 & 2 Computerised Accounts
C&G Level 1 Manual Bookkeeping & Accounts
Cisco Scaling Networks (Cybersecurity)
Digital Marketing Level 2
Digital Marketing Level 4
Kick-start IT Programme (Strabane)
OCN Level 2 Award in Digital Fabrication
OCN NI Exploring Social Media
OCN NI Spreadsheet Software
OCN NI Website Software
Software Testing

Green Technologies

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Electric Vehicle Level 2
Electric Vehicle Level 3

Health and Social care

Awareness of End of Life Care
Dementia Awareness
OCN NI Mental Health Awareness
OCN L2 Introduction to Mindfulness and Reducing Anxiety in Children
Phlebotomy (Award)
Phlebotomy Level 3 Certificate
Tackling Substance Misuse

Engineering and Manufacturing

Level 1 Award Welding
Level 1 Certificate Welding
Welding - Level 2
Welding - Level 3

Leadership and Management

CIPD L3
CIPD L5
ILM Level 3 Certificate
ILM Level 3 Award
ILM Level 5
International Transport and Documentation (Level 3 Certificate in International Trade)

Trade, Export and Logistics

Institute of Export Level 3 Customs Practitioner Award

Other

Business Development Skills
Women Returners

Further information and details on how to apply to the North West Regional College's Skill Up courses

Northern Regional College


Digital

Digital Marketing
Digital Prototype Design and Manufacture
Social Media
Social Media and Digital Marketing

Green Technologies

Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Maintenance
Hybrid Electrical Vehicle Repair
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Health and Social Care

Award in Health and Social Care
Award in Infant and Child Mental Health and its Impact on Social and Emotional Development
Award in Understanding Protection and Safeguarding
Awareness of Dementia
Awareness of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Meeting the Needs of Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the Mainstream Classroom
Mindfulness and Reducing Anxiety in Children
Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs

Leadership and Management

Management and Leadership Principles of Innovation
Principles of management and Leadership Managing a team to achieve results
Principles of management and Leadership supporting the delivery of customer service

Trade, Export and Logistics

Global Logistics
Green Logistics
Inventory Management
Logistics and Transport

Other

Business Development Skills

Further information and details on how to apply to the Northern Regional College's Skill Up courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen’s University Belfast


Digital

Applied Cyber Security
Audiovisual Post-production
Data Analytics and Decision Making
Digital Transformation Toolbox
Innovation Leadership
Leading Digital Marketing
PG Diploma for those completing Software Development PgCert
Software Development
Strategic Change Leadership for Digital Transformation

Green Technologies

Hydrogen Energy Systems
Zero Carbon Engineering
Zero Carbon Engineering for those completing PgCert in Zero Carbon Engineering or Hydrogen Energy Systems

Manufacturing and Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing Leadership
Mechanical Engineering with Management

Health and Social care

Graduate Psychologist Mental Health Practitioner

Life and Health Sciences

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Leadership and Management

Mini MBA
Operations and Supply Chain Management

Further information and details on how to apply for Queen's University Skill Up courses.

 

 

 

 

 

Ulster University


Digital

Advanced Cert in Management & Practice Transformational Management in a Digital World
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Data Engineering
Data Science
Design, Research and Development (Animation)
Professional Software Development

Green Technologies

Energy Management and Green Technology
Hydrogen Safety

Life and Health Sciences

Coding Skills for Biologists
Environmental Management
Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Monitoring
Machine Learning
Molecular and Pharmaceutical Analysis
Pharmaceutical Analysis

Engineering and Manufacturing

Advanced Composites and Polymers
Biomedical Engineering
Manufacturing Management
Mechanical Engineering
Smart Manufacturing Systems

Leadership and Management

Enabling Business Recovery
Executive Leadership

Other

Business Sustainability and Innovation
Managing and Leading People
Strategic Marketing

Further information and details on how to apply to the Ulster University Skill Up courses