Upskill with our fully funded short courses

Upskill with our online short courses

Undertaking an online upskilling course can help you to develop or change your career or support your business to grow.

About Upskilling

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has collaborated with the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Scottish Government to create online upskilling short courses that address the skills needs of businesses and individuals in Scotland. These courses are suitable for individuals seeking employment options and organisations wishing to upskill their employees.

Limited funded places are available to Scottish-domiciled applicants who are not currently receiving SAAS funding. Those who are ineligible or unsuccessful in securing a free place can self-fund the course. Currently, all upskilling short courses at RGU are available at a reduced fee of £350 (approximately 25% of the standard university price).

Apply for an Upskilling course for the 2023/24 session:

 Our Courses

September - December 2023

Commercial Contracting

Enhance your business knowledge and understanding of contractual obligations.

Data Analytics For Business Decision-Making

Learn how to unlock deeper insights from the data available to you to inform future decisions.

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Understand public health promotion with evidence-based models and approaches.

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Understand the interventions available to improve individual health and wellbeing.

Introduction to Data Science with Python

Explore the techniques available and issues surrounding the use of Python in data processing.

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Appraise and develop decision-support systems for digital health using real-world cases.

Strategic Digital Marketing

Explore the digital marketing landscape, strategy, tools & tactics for effective communication.

All courses

Short Course Support

RGU offers flexible and supportive upskilling courses that can be completed entirely online. The courses allow you to interact with subject experts and other learners, and each course has a dedicated Short Course Leader for direct support. RGU provides a range of support services, and the courses cover various areas of study to suit different professional development needs.


Student partnership and feedback

Providing feedback is crucial in improving the learning experience for students at RGU. The university values student opinions and encourages them to provide feedback through multiple channels such as discussions with peers and staff, engaging with RGU:Union, and participating in university events and questionnaires. RGU short course students have the opportunity to contribute their feedback through an end-of-course questionnaire, which will be used to enhance future courses. Specific and constructive feedback with suggestions for improvement can make a real difference in shaping the university's approach to learning and benefiting future students.



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