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Free upskilling courses available for SMEs

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Small businesses have been invited to take advantage of free training courses designed to help upskill workforces. 

The courses offered by Staffordshire University are available to Staffordshire-based businesses with fewer than 250 employees. 

They cover everything from promoting positive work culture and boosting business profits to programming in Python and saving a life with CPR. 

Phil O’Neill, Development Manager for Knowledge and Exchange at the university, said: “This is a great opportunity for businesses to engage with university education in a fully funded manor and to gain a competitive edge by upskilling their workforce.” 

Upcoming courses are: 

  • 26 January – Digital Entrepreneurship 
  • 1 February – Managing, Leadership & Performance 
  • 2 February – Boosting Business Profits Through Client Acquisition 
  • 7 February – CPR & Defibrillator Awareness 
  • 7 February – Introduction to Project Management 
  • 7 February – Introduction to Python Programming 
  • 9 February – Artificial Intelligence Overview 
  • 9 February – Digital Transformation  
  • 22 February – Digital Marketing  

The courses vary in length from short masterclasses to several weeks and are a mixture of on-campus, online or hybrid learning. 

Find out more about the individual course content here

To enquire, email with the name of the course you’d like to apply for.   

The Staffordshire Higher Skills and Engagement Pathways programme, and the Staffordshire E-Skills & Entrepreneurship Gateway are part funded by the European Social Fund.

Hayley Johnson

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