SKILL UP


The Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the economy beyond it.

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SERC is now recruiting students for the fully funded intensive programme.

The Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the economy beyond it.

 
Eligibility Criteria

 

SKILL UP is funded by The Flexible Skills Fund, which is accessible to all groups -  those in employment and those unemployed. The programme will seek to encourage participants from various socio-economic, academic and non-academic backgrounds. Participants will be able to avail of free courses and accredited qualifications, which will improve their skills, benefitting their employment opportunities and enhancing Northern Ireland’s continuously growing and diversifying economy.

  • over 18 years of age;
  • eligible to work in Northern Ireland;
  • ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and has been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years;
  • or is a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK.

Participants should be best placed to achieve the qualification therefore they should be asked to undertake no more than two Flexible Skills Fund courses at any one time.

Upcoming Courses

 

 Course Category Course Name Course Dates Contact Course Code
     
AutomotiveLevel 3 Automotive Refrigerant Handling  16/11/22, 23/01/22 2 dayspmartin@serc.ac.ukY10217DD1C
 Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment05/09/2022, 04/10/2022, 29/11/2022, 23/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 20/03/2023, 17/04/2023, 02/05/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10962ND1G
 Level 3 Hybrid 17/10/22, 7/11/22, 21/11/22, 5/12/22 3 dayspmartin@serc.ac.ukY10383DD1C
 Level 3 IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Sept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10440DD1G
 Level 4 HybridSept- Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10220DD1C
 Level 4 Picoscope TrainingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10954DDAC
     
Business & MarketingLevel 2 Computerised Accounts AwardTues 11th October 9.15-12.45 and 5.00-8.30pm for 16 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY10286OD1C & Y10286OEEC
 Level 4 Digital Marketing 13th September 10:00-13:30 for 12 weeks.   Tues 20th Sept 5-8.30pm dscott@serc.ac.uk Y10916OD1C (day) Y10916OE1C (evening)
 Level 2 Award in Social Media13th October – 8th December   Thurs 5-8.30pm dscott@serc.ac.uk Y10305OE1C
     
ComputingCisco Cyber Security EssentialsTBCdscott@serc.ac.uk  Y10963OE1C
     
ConstructionLevel 5 Retrofitting Award02/09/2022 09/01/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 5 Retrofitting CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 5 Retrofitting Extended CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
     
ElectricalLevel 3 DEI - Domestic Electrical InstallersSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10794SD1C
 Level 3 Fire and SecuritySept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 3 Initial Inspections and TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10398ND1C
 Level 3 PAT TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10375SD1C
 Level 3 Periodic Inspections and TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10399NE1C
 Level 3 Solar PV31/10/2022, 06/12/2022, 06/03/2023, 16/05/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 3 Solar Thermal24/10/22, 31/01/23, 28/03/23kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 3 Electrical Energy Storage Systems24/10/2022, 15/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 17/04/2023, 04/05/2023, 07/06/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
     
EngineeringWelding Mig & Tig20/9/22 & 26/9/22dmoore@serc.ac.ukY10308SE1K & Y10308SE1G
 Siemens Level 126/09/2022dmoore@serc.ac.uk Y10686LD1C


    

Green Technologies

Level 5 Green Technologies Award02/09/2022 & 09/01/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 5 Green Technologies CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 5 Green Technologies Extended CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 5 Hydrated Veg Oil (HVO) Bio OilsSept-Feb 2023 kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
 Level 2 Low Energy Buildings20/09/2022, 10/10/2022, 01/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 02/05/2023, 31/05/2023, 05/06/2023, 05/06/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk  
     
Health CareLevel 2 Health & Social Care Programme12/09/22 (Mon 09:30 - 15:00 & Fri 2 hrs pw) for 20 weeks, Downpatrick Campusdscott@serc.ac.uk Y10326DD1C
     
Leadership & ManagementLevel 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring29/9/22 Thurs 9.30-1pm 13 weeks & 3/10/22 6-9.30pm for 13 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.ukY10947OD1C
 Creating Operational PlansJan-23claremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 5 Award in Leadership and ManagementTBCclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.uk 
 Managing Quality and Continuous Improvement Plans25/10/22 Tues 9.30-1pm 6 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.ukY11037ODSA
 Monitoring Quality to Improve OutcomesJan-23claremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 3 Award In Project Management01.06.22  End date:06.07.22. Times: Wed 6-9.30pm. 6 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.ukY10392OE1C
 Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management6th September -  Tues 5-9pm for 12 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.ukY10896OE1C
 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management7/9/2022 24 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk or dscott@serc.ac.ukY10890OD1G
 Level 3 Managing a Team to Achieve ResultsJan-23 Y10868OD1C
 Level 3 Certificate Principles of Leadership and Management17/10/2022 6-9.30pm for 16 weeks & 15/11/22 9.30-1pm for 16 weeks Y10887OE1C
 Level 3 Train the Trainer22/09/22 6-9.30pm, 10/11/22 6-9.30pm,5/10/22 9.30-12.30, 10/2/23 9.30-12.30. Y10795OE1C (evening) Y10795OD1C(day)
 Women in Leadership Executive Mentoring Programme for those in manufacturing and engineeringThursdays 9.30-1.30 commencing 27th September for 8 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY11021ODAC
     
PlumbingLevel 3 Gas Auditing07/12/2022 14/03/2023 30/05/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 2 Gas Safety Awareness in Social HousingTBCkdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 3 Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat Pumps14/09/2022, 20/09/2022, 21/11/2022, 18/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/03/2023, 09/05/2023, 05/06/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY11050SD1C
 Level 2 Introduction to Hydrogen BoilersTBCkdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 3 OFTECTBCkdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 3 Unvented Hot WaterSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
 Level 3 Water Regulations for Heat PumpsSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk 
     
Trade & ExportLevel 2 Award in International Trade, Customs and Logistics29/09/2022 Thur 3-4.30pm for 7  weeksdscott@serc.ac.uk Y11024OD1C
 Level 3 Trade and Export Fundamentals of International TradeJune- August 2022dscott@serc.ac.uk  Y10920OD1E
 Level 3 Trade and Export Transport & Documentation28/9/2022 Wed 10.30-12pm for 7 weeksdscott@serc.ac.uk Y10920OD1C
 Level 3 Customs Practitioner AwardJanuary 2023dscott@serc.ac.uk Y11010OD1C
 Level 3 Trade and Export Global Marketplace28/9/2022 Wed 2.30-4pm for 7 weeksdscott@serc.ac.uk Y10920OD1G

 

All courses are either accredited or industry recognised and are completely FREE. Click the links below to find out more about each course.

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**Please ensure you check the course code before you 'Add to basket' to ensure you are applying for the correct course. 

 

Contact us

Interested in finding out more about any of the above courses?

Contact: Debbie Scott, Programme Manager by emailing dscott@serc.ac.uk