Skill Up – Flexible Skills Fund


The Skill Up - Flexible Skills Fund has been established to help upskill and reskill individuals to meet the needs of the economy as we emerge from the pandemic and continue to grow the economy beyond it.

It is designed to boost participation in lifelong learning and reduce key skills imbalances in areas where there are skills shortages. Southern Regional College offer a wide range of courses through the Skill Up programme, all of which are fully funded by the Department for the Economy.

Eligibility for Skill Up courses

  • Applicants must be 18 years old on or before the course start date

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in Northern Ireland

  • Applicants must be ‘settled’ in Northern Ireland, and have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least three years; or are a person who has indefinite leave to enter or remain in the UK

  • Candidates are only permitted to complete a maximum of two free courses at a time

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