Digital Careers Upskill Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

What courses are available?

The Digital Careers Upskill Programme offers a variety of fully-funded course in in-demand digital skills, including Software Development, Cyber Security and Data Analysis. For a full list of the courses available, see here.

Do I need to pay for a course?

This course is fully-funded so it won’t cost you anything. It’s available thanks to Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Skills for Growth programme, funded by the European Social Fund.

How can training help me as a business owner?

The skills taught through these courses will help your business to:

  • Improve productivity
  • Identify streamlining and cost-saving processes
  • Protect your business against common digital threats
  • Develop and utilise software to support your business needs
  • Invest in your business and your people’s skills at no cost

From this, you can develop roles within your existing team that are necessary to your business, including Cyber Security Consultant, Data Analyst and Software Developer.

How can training help me as a learner?

The courses will help you as a learner:

  • Be more employable by being more productive with your new digital skills
  • Have the potential to earn more
  • Learn how to recognise and pursue digital career opportunities

Am I eligible for the Digital Careers Upskill Programme?

The Digital Careers Upskill Programme offers fully-funded Digital courses and qualifications for businesses and employed individuals based in Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

How long do the courses take to complete?

Courses range from 1 day to around 12 weeks for more specialist courses and can be flexible to support the needs of businesses and learners.

What support can I expect from these courses?

You will have:

  • Online tutor-led learning sessions
  • Self-study, dependent on your learning style
  • Skills Coach support

Are the courses accredited?

Our courses offer a range of accreditation including certification, Microsoft-accreditation and, in some cases, you can earn a digital accreditation badge.

How can I find out more?

To find out more, fill out our Expression of Interest form here and a member of the team will contact with you more information.