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 CategoryCourse NameCourse DatesContactCourse Code
     
AutomotiveLevel 3 Automotive Refrigerant Handling 23/01/22 2 dayspmartin@serc.ac.ukY10217DD1C
 Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment23/01/2023, 20/02/2023, 20/03/2023, 17/04/2023, 02/05/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10962ND1G
 Level 3 Hybrid 5/12/22 3 dayspmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10383DD1C
 Level 3 IMI Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Sept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10440DD1G
 Level 4 HybridSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10220DD1C
 Level 4 Picoscope TrainingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.uk Y10954DDAC
     
Business & MarketingLevel 2 Computerised Accounts AwardTues 6th December, 9.30-1pm for 16 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY10286OD1C
 Level 4 Award in Social Media and Digital MarketingTuesday 17th January 10:00-1:30pm and 5-8.30pm for 12 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY10916OD1C(day) Y10916OE1C (evening)
 Level 2 Award in Social MediaThursday 19th January  10-1.30pm for 8 weeks.  dscott@serc.ac.ukY10305OD1C
 Women in Leadership Executive Mentoring Programme 9.30-1.30 w/c 16th January for 8 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY11021ODAC
     
ComputingCisco Cyber Security EssentialsJan-23dscott@serc.ac.ukY10963OE1C
     
ConstructionLevel 5 Retrofitting Award09/01/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukCourse Full
 Level 5 Retrofitting CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk TBC
 Level 5 Retrofitting Extended CertificateSept-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.uk Course Full
     
ElectricalLevel 3 DEI - Domestic Electrical InstallersSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10794SD1C
 Level 3 Fire and SecuritySept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Initial Inspections and TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10398ND1C
 Level 3 PAT TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10375SD1C
 Level 3 Periodic Inspections and TestingSept-Feb 2023pmartin@serc.ac.ukY10399NE1C
 Level 3 Solar PVJan 2023-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Solar ThermalJan 2023-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Electrical Energy Storage SystemsJan 2023-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
     
EntrepreneurshipLevel 2 Award in Innovation and Enterprise in PracticeMon 16th January 9-12 for 10 weeks – Newcastle campusdscott@serc.ac.ukY11018CDAC
     
EngineeringWelding Mig & Tig20/9/22 & 26/9/22dmoore@serc.ac.ukY10308SE1KY10308SE1G
 Siemens Level 126/09/2022dmoore@serc.ac.ukY10686LD1C
     
Green TechnologiesLevel 5 Green Technologies Award09/01/2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukCourse full
 Level 5 Green Technologies CertificateSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukCourse full
 Level 5 Green Technologies Extended CertificateSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukCourse full
 Level 5 Hydrated Veg Oil (HVO) Bio OilsSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 2 Low Energy BuildingsSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Installation and Maintenance of Air Source Heat PumpsSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY11050SD1C
 Level 2 Introduction to Hydrogen BoilersJan 2023 – March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Award in Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems in DwellingsSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY11044SD1B
 City & Guilds Level 2 Award in RetrofitSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
     
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.ukY10326DD1C
     
Leadership & ManagementLevel 5 Award in Coaching and Mentoring09/01/2023 9.30-1pm 13 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10947OD1C
 L5 Award in Leadership and Management – unit- Creating Operational PlansJan 23 9.30-1pm (date not confirmed)claremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10850OD1C
 L5 Award in Leadership and Management unit- Quality and Continuous Improvement Plans25/10/22 Tues 9.30-1pm 6 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y11037ODSA
 Level 3 Award In Project Management25/1/23  Wed 6-9.30pm. 6 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10392OE1C
 Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management6th September -  Tues 5-9pm for 12 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10896OE1C
 Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management7/9/2022 for 24 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10890OD1G
 Level 3 Managing a Team to Achieve Results28/11/2022 9.30-1pm for 6 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10868OD1C
 Level 3 Certificate Principles of Leadership and Management9/11/22 9.30-1pm for 16 weeksclaremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10887OE1C
 Level 3 Train the Trainer17/1/2023 9.30-12.30pm., 10/2/23 9.30-12.30.claremcmanus@serc.ac.uk Y10795OE1C (evening) Y10795OD1C (day)
 Women in Leadership Executive Mentoring Programme for those in manufacturing and engineering27th September for 8 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY11021ODAC
 Women in Leadership Executive Mentoring Programme w/c 16th January for 8 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY11021ODAC
     
PlumbingLevel 3 Gas Auditing07/12/2022, 14/03/2023 pamelakelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 2 Gas Safety Awareness in Social HousingTBCpamelakelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 OFTECTBCpamelakelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Unvented Hot WaterSept-Feb 2023pamelakelly@serc.ac.ukTBC
 Level 3 Water RegulationsSept 2022-March 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10551SD1G
     
RefrigerationLevel 2 Award In F-Gas And ODS Regulations (2079)Jan 2023-Feb 2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10291LD1C
 Level 2 Award in Brazing Techniques for Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump SystemsJan 2023-Mar2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10053LD1C
 Level 2 Award in Hydrocarbon Refrigeration. Air Conditioning and Heat Pump System Installation. ServJan 2023-Mar2023kdonnelly@serc.ac.ukY10294LD1A
     
Trade & ExportLevel 2 Award in International Trade, Customs and Logistics29/09/2022 Thur 3-4.30pm for 7  weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY11024OD1C
 Level 3 Trade and Export Fundamentals of International TradeJune- August 2022dscott@serc.ac.ukY10920OD1E
 Level 3 Trade and Export Transport & Documentation28/9/2022 Wed 10.30-12pm for 7 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY10920OD1C
 Level 3 Customs Practitioner AwardJan-23dscott@serc.ac.ukY11010OD1C
 Level 3 Trade and Export Global Marketplace28/9/2022 Wed 2.30-4pm for 7 weeksdscott@serc.ac.ukY10920OD1G

 

All courses are either accredited or industry recognised and are completely FREE

Click the course code links below to find out more about each course. CHECK BACK for regular updates to the above list.

**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