SkillUp - Flexible Skills Fund

Free short-term courses to improve skills

The 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.  The fund is aligned to the Northern Ireland Skills Strategy and will provide learning opportunities reflecting the key objectives outlined within the strategy.  It will serve to boost participation in lifelong learning and reduce key skills imbalances in areas such as digital, leadership and healthcare.


Courses available

  • Level 2 Assembling and Testing Fluid Systems 

  • Level 2 Autocad 2D

  • ILM Level 3 Leadership & Management for Construction and the built Environment

  • Level 2 Ensuring Air Tightness in Domestic Retrofit Project 

  • Level 2 Installation of External Wall Insulation for Domestic Retrofit

  • Level 2 Installation Requirements for Heat Recovery Mechanical Ventilation Systems in Domestic Retrofit Projects 

  • Level 2 Introduction to Mindfulness and reducing Anxiety in Children 

  • ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management  

  • ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management

  • Level 2 Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children

  • Level 2 MTA Networking Fundamentals

  • Level 4 NOCN Bim/Revit 

  • Level 2 Retrofit

  • Level 4 Social Media and Digital Marketing 

  • Level 2 Understanding the Maintain and repair of pre 1919 Buildings 

  • Level 3 Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs 



The Flexible Skills Fund programme will be accessible to all groups, those in employment and unemployment.  To be eligible for these courses participants 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


How do I apply?

Please fill in the online application form with the details below.

  • Course Title

  • ​Your name

  • Postcode

  • Email Address

  • Mobile/Landline Number​

  • Date of Birth



If you require further information about the courses please email


Graduate Programmes

For further information on the Graduate Programme: