STEM High Level Skills

If you work for a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, you could benefit from these new, fully funded short courses. They aim to improve people’s data skills and wider STEM knowledge (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). 

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Fully funded courses

The ‘Branch out in STEM’ programme is fully funded, meaning there’s no cost to your organisation. This is possible thanks to funding from the European Social Fund and the delivery partners, which include the University of Derby, Nottingham Trent University, Derby College, Nottingham College, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Enable, Inspire and the Workers’ Educational Association.

Programme overview

The world of business is rapidly evolving and ensuring staff have the most up to date skills is essential in keeping up with these changes. Advancements in technology and the working environment have meant digital, analytical and problem-solving skills have become increasingly important.

The University of Derby is offering fully funded short courses to help refresh and update these skills within your organisation. They will cover topics such as:

Upcoming courses

Our current courses are now open for registration. Follow the links below to find out more and secure your place.

Getting to grips with data: numeracy and problem-solving skills for adding value to business, 19th November and 10th December

Can we trust our data?, 30th November

What does it cost to attend?

The programme is fully funderd for eligible participants, meaning there is no cost to your organisation.

Am I eligible to participate?

To participate in the programme, you must meet the funding criteria requirements. This means you must work for a small or medium sized business within the Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire (D2N2) region. Alternatively, you could be self-employed and registered as a sole trader within the D2N2 region.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about these funded short courses, please contact our business enquiry team:

+44 (0)800 001 5500


Register your interest

If you would like to find out more about the STEM programme or book your place, please complete the form below.

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