Ulster University offers 200 funded business course places to help people upskill

  • The Department for the Economy has partnered with Ulster University Business School to provide 200 funded places on business courses to help people reskill.

    Thousands of people in Northern Ireland have been made redundant due to Covid-19, and many are now considering a career change as their former industries aren't starting back up any time soon. The Department for the Economy is now funding 200 places on three business courses to give those impacted by Covid-19 the opportunity to retrain into business.

    The courses are being offered through Ulster University Business school and are fully funded by the Department for the Economy, making them ideal for people who are stuck at home due to the pandemic. Applications for the limited 200 spots on the courses are open from now until December 14th 2020, and the courses will begin in January 2021.

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    For more information on the courses and eligibility requirements, or to apply for one of the open spots, head over to www.ulster.ac.uk/upskill/business. The courses on offer are:

    • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Understanding International Business)
    • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development (Enabling Business Recovery)
    • Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (Transformational Management in a Digital World)

    Professor Gillian Armstrong, Director of Business Engagement, Ulster University Business School said: "We are delighted to offer these new online courses to help support individuals and businesses during this difficult time and have made a concerted effort across Departments to respond quickly. The courses provide a unique opportunity for individuals to utilise the unsettled period to gain commercially relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours, whilst gaining confidence and an opportunity to experience new ways of learning collaboratively within education currently."

    Source: Written based on press release

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