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Free Microdential courses with the OU

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for developing key skills in the workforce. The Open University Scotland are supporting the upskilling and reskilling of individuals and organisations by offering a limited number of free places on fully funded 'Microdential' courses, which are supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund. 

Choice of subject areas

Microdential courses are available in the following subject areas:
  • Cyber Security Operations (Cisco) - starts 19 October 2020
  • Marketing Management: Marketing, Principles and Practice - starts 2 November 2020


To apply for a place, you will need to complete the short application form on the OU website here.

To apply for a free funded place, applicants must apply via this page site (not via Future Learn site).

Places are limited, and depending on demand, places may be limited per organisation.

Deadlines for applying are the 5th and 19th October respectively.