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University of Glasgow – Microcredentials: Fully Funded Courses
The current uptake of the Upskilling Microcredentials, offered by the University of Glasgow, commenced on 23rd January 2023 with fully-funded places available for learners currently domiciled in Scotland.
Microcredentials provide an exciting opportunity for learners to further their education and career in a flexible and efficient way. Microcredentials can benefit experienced or novice professionals alike by allowing them to learn valuable skills quickly, even within the span of a few weeks. Whether you’re entering into a new field or simply sharpening your existing skillset, Microcredentials can help unlock challenging yet rewarding opportunities for your future growth.
Registration is now open, to secure your fully-funded place on these 5 / 10-week, fully-online courses. Each one is worth 5 / 10 credits and is a unique opportunity to upskill, re-skill or prove your continuous professional development.
The courses available in this term are:
- Applied Data Skills for Processing and Presenting Data
- Building Customer-Company Relationships on Social Media
- Change Management
- Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
- Leading Successful Teams
- Practical Project Management
Secure your funded place here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/sfcupskilling/
Registration is seasonal in line with term dates of January, April and September and is run entirely by the University of Glasgow.
Leading to Change partner with the team to raise awareness and advocate applications for the courses. By signing up to the Leading to Change distribution list, you will receive notification of when the application process opens and what courses are available for that term.
Please note that the application process and outcomes are an external process owned and run by the University of Glasgow and Leading to Change are not involved.
To register your interest in a funded place, all you need to do is visit the University of Glasgow Upskilling webpage https://www.gla.ac.uk/study/sfcupskilling/ and click on the green ‘register your interest’ banner.
We are sharing this offer as something we believe could be a relevant and valuable development opportunity for you.
- specifically relate to the Health and Social Care system
- offer an opportunity to gain 5 – 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 5-week or a 10-week period
- some courses typically include 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.
Previous courses made available have been:
- Introduction to Management and Leadership in Health Services – 10 credit PGT level
- Teaching Healthcare Professionals – 10 credit PGT level
- Impact of Trauma on Mental Health – 10 credit PGT level
- Change Management – 10 credit PGT level
- Project Management – 10 credit PGT level
- Intercultural Understanding and Emotional Resilience – 10 credit UG level
- An Introduction to Information Management – 10 credit PGT level
- Climate & Carbon Literacy: Learn How to Reduce your Carbon Footprint at work and home – 10 credit PGT level
- Datavisualization – Graphics for Impact – 5 credit UG level (5 week course)
- Introduction to Data Science-Python – 10 credit PGT level
- Systems Thinking: Climate Change and Sustainable Decision-making – 10 credit PGT level
To see the upcoming terms, application dates and planned courses visit
Other learners said:
“From a personal development point of view, I’m also doing deeper thinking about the tools and techniques I teach and how to adapt them in light of my new insights. To bring all of these into my wider teaching practice feels like a valuable asset from participating in two short term online courses that have offered me learning from both their content and how they were delivered.”
– Heather Shearer, Participant, 2021