The Department for the Economy is currently supporting a range of online skills provision to upskill and reskill people whose jobs have been impacted by Covid-19. As a result, The Open University in Northern Ireland is delighted to be offering a range of FULLY FUNDED  places for our short business courses.

The Open University’s well-established teaching and learning model has proven resilient during the crisis and consistently receives high student satisfaction ratings. Our internationally recognised distance learning model, specifically designed for onscreen learning using digital technology, combined with our conventional teaching and learning approach suits a diverse range of learning styles and preferred ways and pace of learning.

Within The Open University Business School we currently offer several in-demand, short, practical business courses. We are very proud to be the only business school in Northern Ireland and only one of three business schools across the island of Ireland to be placed in the top one per cent of business schools in the world. This signifies the high teaching quality and impact of our leadership and management provision, not just academically but to industry. Specifically, these eight short courses (including coaching, leadership, managing change, finance, strategy) will address key skills gaps, particularly important for developing key work and life skills as we emerge from the impact of the coronavirus in 2021 and beyond.

For further information, and details of how to apply, please visit:

Fully funded short courses | The Open University in Northern Ireland

Application deadline: 19 May 2021 at 4pm.

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