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Upskill with The Open University

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, The Open University is offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded microcredential course in a variety of subject areas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for developing key skills in the workforce. The OU are committed to supporting the upskilling and reskilling of individuals and organisations by offering a limited number of free places.

The courses on offer range from 10 – 12 weeks and include subject areas such as:

  • Business and management
  • Accounting
  • Cloud computing
  • Machine learning
  • Agile leadership
  • Cyber security

You can apply for a place on one microcredential by completing our application form. You can only apply for a funded place through this page. There are a limited number of places available.

To apply you’ll need to be:

  • resident in Scotland
  • a UK citizen or have the legal right to live and work in the UK
  • 18+ years of age.

The final deadline for applications is 11:59 on Sunday 12th September 2021.

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