About the project

The Upskilling Project at the University of Glasgow launches skills-focused CPD courses, to support employees and employers to upskill and reskill in response to economic challenges. In particular, the project aims to launch demand-led courses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant unemployment and skills gap issues.

This Upskilling Project offers fully-funded places to learners, through the National Transition Training Fund and Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund.

There are three Upskilling portfolios of courses launched each year, in January, April and September. Since the project began in March 2020, 16 different courses have been commissioned with 26 run dates.

More than 3,000 learners have benefitted from this portfolio of courses with many going on to further study or employment, as a result of their new skills and credits gained.