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.

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 at Masters level
  • 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 that the courses:

  • start on specific dates (the cohort travel through the course together) 
  • are set at Masters level
  • are based on 8-10 hours of time per week over a 10 week period
  • typically have 2 assignments per course (typically week 5 and week 10)
  • are delivered completely online

The collaborative

Jenni Jones

Project Lift Lead

Sara Dewar

Project Lift Comms 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

Phase 2 – January 2021 places

The combination of quick uptake of July 2020 places and subsequent waiting lists means that the University team are working to make more courses available, starting in January 2021 for 10 weeks.  Places are again fully funded for learners living in Scotland thanks to the Scottish Funding Council.  This source of funding supports Scottish Universities to offer short and flexible provision to allow people to upskill or reskill.  Applications for January 2021 courses will be open in the coming months and we will provide the links below when they are available.

Phase 3 – Summer 2021 places

In addition to re-running the suite of modules again in January, the University of Glasgow are keen to continue our collaborative efforts together to deliver one or two demand led modules in the Summer of 2021. 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.  We have communicated opportunities to engage with this in September 2020 and will continue to share opportunities through the mailing list, social media accounts and the updating of this page.

The application

Applications are open at specific times - applications available soon for January 2021 courses.