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Skill Up - The Flexible Skills Fund (Fully Funded)

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NWRC are now recruiting individuals to complete courses funded via the Flexible Skills Fund. This programme will support the upskilling and reskilling of individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and grow beyond.

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Fully funded by the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy, the Flexible Skills Fund will be responsive to the needs of the local economy, helping to upskill and boost productivity in a global market.

All courses are either accredited or industry recognised. You can find a detailed list of courses below.

Courses Available 2021/22 (subject to approval)

  • ISTQBLevel 4
    OCN NI Website SoftwareLevel 3
    OCN NI Spreadsheet SoftwareLevel 2
    OCN NI Exploring Social MediaLevel 2
    Digital MarketingLevel 2 OCN
    Digital MarketingLevel 4 OCN
    C&G Level 1 Manual Bookkeeping & AccountsLevel 1
    Kickstart IT ProgrammeLevel 4
  • Electric VehicleLevel 3
    ADASIndustry Recognised (Level 3)
    Recycling and Waste ManagementLevel 2
  • Welding Level 2
    OCN Level 2 Award in Digital Fabrication Level 2
    OCN Level 3 Award in Digital Fabrication Level 3
  • Phlebotomy (Award)Level 3
    Tackling Substance MisuseLevel 2
    OCN NI Mental Health AwarenessLevel 2
    Awareness of End of Life CareLevel 2
    Dementia AwarenessLevel 2
  • ILM Level 3Level 3
    ILM Level 5Level 5
    CIPD L3Level 3
    CIPD L5Level 5
    International Transport and Documentation
    (Level 3 Certificate in International Trade)
    Level 3
  • Business Development Skills Level 3
  • Future LeadersLevel 5
    Digital MarketingLevel 4


The Flexible Skills Fund programme will be accessible to all groups, those in employment and those unemployed. 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.

To apply you must be;

  • 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.
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