Free places available on Open University microcredentials

Published

29th September 2020

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, we’re offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded microcredential course from a choice of subject areas.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for developing key skills in the workforce. The OU are committed to supporting the upskilling and reskilling of individuals and organisations by offering a limited number of free places.

The Open University are committed to supporting the upskilling and reskilling of individuals and organisations by offering a limited number of free places on the following two microcredentials:

• Cyber Security Operations (Cisco) - application deadline is 5th October 2020

You’ll learn how cyber security professionals respond to an imminent, active or recent cyber threat. You’ll explore how to go about resolving attacks and how to complete legal investigations of any potential cybercrime. This microcredential will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to pass the Cisco certified CyberOps Associate certification. This certification prepares candidates to begin working with associate-level cyber security analysts within security operations centres.

This postgraduate course starts on the 19 October and the final deadline for applications is 17:00 on the 5 October 2020. The course runs for 12 weeks and requires approximately 13 hours of study a week. Upon completion you will receive 15 credits at SCQF level 11.

 

• Business Management: Marketing Principles and Practice – application deadline is 19th October 2020

You’ll be introduced to the core principles of marketing – covering digital and non-digital perspectives. You’ll enhance your marketing knowledge and discover best practice approaches that will help to inform your professional decision-making, improve your effectiveness and adapt your approach to solving business challenges.

This undergraduate course starts on the 2 November and the final deadline for applications is 17:00 on the 19 October. The course runs for 10 weeks and requires approximately 10 hours of study a week. Upon completion you will receive 10 credits at SCQF level 10.

Priority for this course will be given to people working for SMEs.

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/choose/scotland-micro 

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