Upskilling For Growth


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Courses starting in January, February & March 2023
 
    

FREE training opportunities for businesses within the Newry, Mourne & Down District Council Area to help employers upskill staff with free training, skills and qualifications to help employees progress in your business. 

Browse our courses below:

 
 
 
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OCN NI Level 2 Introduction to Hydrogen Boilers
     

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the use of Hydrogen as a replacement to Fossil Fuels and the need to implement change into the mechanical engineering sector to reduce. 

Learners must be at least 18 years of age and have a construction qualification such as NVQ or a background/experience in construction.

Start Date: 23 February 2023  

Campus: Professional Skills Centre Dundrod

   
     
 
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OCN NI Level 2 Low Energy Buildings
     

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the need to implement change into the construction sector to improve the housing stock. 

Learners must be at least 18 years of age and have a construction qualification such as NVQ or a background/experience in construction.

Start Date: 23 February 2023

Campus: Professional Skills Centre Dundrod

   
     
   
 
 
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LCL Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Equip
     

The aim of this course is to raise awareness of the installation of dedicated conductive charging equipment for the charging of pure electric and plug-in hybrid electric road vehicles (PHEV) and includes the extended range of electric vehicles (E-REV).

Learners will need to have an understanding of electrical works and be a practicing electrician, electrical technician and engineer with experience of electrical installations, and associated inspection and testing and have general skills working with tools.

Start Date: 20 February 2023

Campus: Professional Skills Centre Dundrod

   
     
 
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LCL Level 3 in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems
     

The aim of this course is to learn the requirements to install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems. This will include how to Inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems. 

Learners must hold a Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification or similar

Start Date: 6 March 2023

Campus: Professional Skills Centre Dundrod

   
     
   
     
 
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LCL Level 3 Installation & Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
     

The aim of this course is to learn the requirements to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems. This will include how to Inspect, service and maintain 'active' solar thermal hot water systems. 

Learners will need to be a qualified plumber or a Gas Safe Registered Gas Engineer or an OFTEC Registered Oil Technician. You must also hold the following qualifications: Water Regulations/Water Byelaws, Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems & Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating.

Start date: 6 March 2023

Campus: Professional Skills Centre Dundrod

   
     
 
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OCN NI Level 5 HVO Bio Fuels
     

The aim of this course is to provide the learner with an understanding of the application of green technologies including installation practices and processes. 

Learners must be at least 18 years of age have a level 3 qualification or at least five years’ experience in the construction and related industries. Learners must also meet all regulatory and statutory licensing and standards where appropriate in order to perform practical activities governed by the regulations within the qualifications.

Start Date: 2 March 2023

Campus: Newtownards  

   
     
   
 
 
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CMI Level 7 Award in Strategic Management
     

This qualification is designed for individuals wishing to develop strategic management and leadership practice who will have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to drive business activities in a senior, regional, specialist, director or CEO management and leadership role. 

Learners must have held a senior management position for at least two years; Can demonstrate engagement in strategic level project development over the past two years; Degree or equivalent qualification

Start Date: 24 January 2023

Course Length: 13 weeks

Campus: Online (1pm-5pm)

   
     
 
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More ways we can support your business
     

We work with local businesses and individuals to develop employment opportunities and support growth in the local economy.

At SERC we understand that your business needs highly skilled individuals to help you innovate and grow. You need to upskill your existing employees and attract talented new staff as well as developing new ways of working smarter and getting the most out of your budget. 

At SERC we can help your business:

  • Develop technology for business growth
  • Upskill existing employees
  • Develop new products, services or markets
  • Innovate existing products, services or processes
  • Employ the right people