University of Glasgow – Microcredentials: Fully Funded Courses

University of Glasgow – Microcredentials: Fully Funded Courses

The why

Project Lift has been in conversation with University of Glasgow to share a limited offer of FREE study for anyone working in Scotland.  They are delighted to offer a limited number of fully-funded places on these courses, thanks to the Scottish Funding Council. This new stream of funding supports Scottish Universities to offer short, flexible provision to allow people to upskill or reskill. All Scottish-domiciled learners are eligible for a funded place (usual price £799) which are offered on a first come first served basis.

In addition to scheduled intakes for the current suite of Microcredential courses,  the University of Glasgow are keen to continue our collaborative efforts together to design  demand led modules in future academic terms. This kind of opportunity doesn’t come along often, and we are keen to max out on its potential!  To ensure these are genuinely demand-led content we intend to identify needs through a variety of sources from across the Project Lift leadership community spanning health and social care services in Scotland.  There is nothing better than getting insights and inspirations from leaders doing the doing so that a tailored, current and demand-led learning offer can be developed.  If and when the opportunities arise to feed into this exciting conversation we will communicate these out via our mailing and social media channels and the updating of this page.

The offer

We are sharing this offer as something we believe could be a relevant and valuable development opportunity for you. These courses:

  • specifically relate to the Health and Social Care system
  • offer an opportunity to gain 10 credits and/or University of Glasgow HEAR Transcript
  • are short term study with recognised credentials
  • are accessible for those for whom funding or location may usually be a barrier

There are a number of fully funded places available and therefore the only commitment from learners involves time, attention and engagement.  Some points to note are:

  • courses start on specific dates (the cohort travel through the course together) 
  • they are based on 8-10 hours of time per week over a 10 week period
  • courses typically have 2 assignments per course (typically week 5 and week 10)
  • these courses are delivered completely online
  • courses are set at Masters, post-graduate and undergrad levels
  • assessment is not compulsory

Different course are available at different times, depending on demand and availability. Some previous courses made available have been:

  • Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services
  • Teaching Healthcare Professionals
  • Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
  • Change Management
  • Project Management
  • Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon Literacy
  • Intercultural Understanding and Emotional Resilience
  • Systems Thinking: Climate Change and Sustainable Decision-making

 

The collaborative

Jenni Jones

Project Lift Lead

Sara Dewar

Project Lift Comms Lead

Kezia Falconer

University of Glasgow Lead

The experience

The courses are all delivered remotely using a distance learning model and access to the relevant systems is granted through registration with the University of Glasgow. All details and relevant steps are sent to you via email and then through the online platform.

Within the course structure, you are free to access and complete the learning at times that suit you and your work/life situation.

We would also recommend that when you consider these opportunities it is:

  • in line with your current development needs (e.g. your Project Lift Leadership Profile Self-Assessment or other objectives)
  • in line with your own career aspirations
  • in the context of your current responsibilities and time constraints
  • to take the time to discuss this with your line manager/ lead, where possible to seek their support to help you make the most of this learning opportunity

Part participants have found the connections with others in the wider health and care system interesting and beneficial and some have even found new contacts in their own areas through the course.

The invitation

Following yet another significant take up of the September 2021 courses, Project Lift is now working in partnership with University of Glasgow to share the next intake of the Microcredentials delivered through the FutureLearn platform.

We are sharing this offer as something we believe could be a relevant and valuable development opportunity for you and your teams. Each course has been developed to equip those working in our sector with in-demand professional skills and insights as well as providing a potential springboard onto further study. 

The University of Glasgow is delighted to be launching its 5th portfolio of Online Upskilling Microcredential courses, commencing on 24th January 2022. This time over 2,000 fully-funded places (worth £799 each) are available on these courses for learners domiciled in Scotland, thanks to the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund. That is twice as many as previously offered.

Registration is now open and you can secure your fully-funded place here.

These 10-week, fully-online courses are worth 10 credits and a unique opportunity to upskill, re-skill or evidence your professional development.

Register your interest now in:
Applied Data Skills for Processing and Presenting Data
Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
Leading Successful Teams
Substance Use in a Contemporary World

When completing your application, please ensure you select Project Lift under ‘How did you care about this course?’.

How do I secure a funded place?
To register your interest in a funded place, all you need to do is visit the University of Glasgow Upskilling webpage and click on the green ‘apply now’ banner.

 

Future intakes will depend on funding and demand and we will use our mailing and social media channels to share any future opportunities and how to apply for them. Opt in to option 3 in the Project Lift app or subscribe to our mailing list to ensure you receive advance mailings about any further opportunities.

The application

Applications are currently open for January 2022 places.