Free post-grad operations and supply course for those affected by pandemic

  • 100 fully funded places for a part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Operation and Supply Chain Management has been announced for people whose career has been impacted by Covid-19.

    The course will be delivered virtually by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and will run from 17 August to 30 November 2020. Applications are being accepted now and the closing date is 24 July.

    It is open to people whose careers have been impacted by the pandemic and who have a 2:2 honours degree in any subject or appropriate work experience, a degree of lower classification with one year’s work experience, or alternatively have a minimum of five years’ work experience.

    Economy Minister Diane Dodds said that “participants who complete the course will be strongly positioned to compete for roles in this growing sector or choose to go on and study for a Master's.”

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    The initiative represents an investment of £205,000, which follows the Department for the Economy’s funding of a postgraduate certificate in software development at QUB.

    Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Head of Queen’s Management School commented: “Working closely with our stakeholders we have responded to their request for a Postgraduate course to provide much needed skills to businesses and the wider Northern Ireland economy.

    “In this course we emphasise the importance of building sustainable, ethical and efficient supply chains. Students will learn how to develop sustainable, global operations and supply chains.”

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    The part-time PgCert is open to those who have been furloughed, lost their job, are economically inactive, or are self-employed and lost their income because of the pandemic.

    All applicants must have access to a computer and internet connection.

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