Skill Up Initiative

29 June 2022

Skill Up is a fully funded initiative from the Department for the Economy and the Northern Ireland Office. The programme offers free 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 and addresses skills gaps in the local economy. Businesses can use this programme by encouraging their staff make use of the free training available to develop their skills.

There are over 7,000 fully funded training courses available for the 2022-23 academic year.

Some examples of the types of skills focused on include:

  • digital skills
  • green technologies
  • healthcare and life sciences
  • advanced manufacturing
  • leadership and management

Find more information on this opportunity and how to apply, here. You’ll also be able to find a full list of courses available from local FE Colleges and Universities.


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