Free Upskilling/reskilling courses

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The university is offering a limited number of free places on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate short courses from January 2022. The courses are linked to key skills for upskilling individuals and the workforce and for regional economic recovery. Some of the courses are supporting by the Scottish Funding Council’s Upskilling Fund. Courses are free of charge and are delivered online.

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These courses are open to businesses and employees as well as individuals who are self-employed, at risk of redundancy or who have been made unemployed, whose primary place of residence is Scotland. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis as applications are received and assessed.

Note: you cannot apply if you are currently studying full-time within the university partnership.

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Sustainability/Net Zero

Postgraduate level

Transition to Net Zero content

Transition to Net Zero

Transition to Net Zero

On this course you will examine how greenhouse gas emissions arise, how they are assessed through a range of carbon footprint calculators and how reductions can be made in emissions through energy efficiency, changing fuels (eg using renewable rather than fossil fuels) and through changing behaviour. You will also examine what changes need to be made to enable a transition to a low carbon society and what might be achieved in the short, medium and long term, and assess the economic and social impacts of developing a low carbon society.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund.

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree or ordinary degree with minimum three years relevant work experience. Other applicants who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 28 January, for a start week commencing 31 January.

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Energy modelling for buildings

Energy modelling for buildings

On this course, you will explore building energy modelling. You will examine building physics, low carbon building technologies and design strategies and methodologies. You will assess climate change drivers for improving energy efficiency in the built environment, develop knowledge of factors influencing energy performance in buildings and undertake building energy simulations (using DesignBuilder, PHPP software).

Energy modelling is a key instrument in developing a sustainable built environment to combat climate change and is now required by law in all EU member states.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund.

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree or ordinary degree with minimum three years relevant work experience. Other applicants who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 28 January, for a start week commencing 31 January.

 

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Tidal, wave and future energy

Tidal, wave and future energy

On this course you will gain an understanding of the theory and practice of commercial exploitation of wave and tidal energy. These sources of energy and the size and location of available resources will be explored, along with the engineering challenges and environmental consequences of energy extraction. You will examine the potential role of future energy projects including wave, tidal as well as hydrogen, batteries as energy carriers and nuclear.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund.

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree or ordinary degree with minimum three years relevant work experience. Other applicants who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 28 January, for a start week commencing 31 January.

 

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Developing a community energy project

Developing a community energy project

On the course you will examine the issues behind community control of energy and community scale energy production, including the differing political views over community engagement and resource ownership.  You will develop your ability to critically examine community ownership of energy and evaluate existing community energy projects. As part of the course, you will create a development plan for a new community energy project.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund.

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree or ordinary degree with minimum three years relevant work experience. Other applicants who possess substantial experience in an appropriate field may also be considered.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 28 January, for a start week commencing 31 January.

 

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Undergraduate level

An Introduction to global environmental issues content

An Introduction to global environmental issues

An Introduction to global environmental issues

This introductory course explores global problems such global warming and climate change, environmental degradation, water scarcity, pollution, population pressure, mass tourism and the global energy problem. You will gain an understanding of the importance of environmental issues and their interaction with human activity at a local and global level.  

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level:  Undergraduate module. SCQF level 7, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Applicants should ideally possess SCQF level 6 qualifications, such as Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or equivalent, however qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January.

 

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Community energy

Community energy

Communities have a key role to play in the development of a net zero society. Are you keen to discover more about how renewable energy production can play a central role in community development? This module will provide you with an understanding of community energy in relation to policy (and other) drivers, energy systems and project development.

The module is aimed at those involved in community groups developing local solutions to help meet net zero targets and those engaged in supporting roles in community development, with renewable energy developers and consultancies, and in strategic and local planning and policy organisations.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level:  Undergraduate module. SCQF level 8, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Applicants should ideally possess SCQF level 7 qualifications, such CertHE or HNC or equivalent, however qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January.

 

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Sustainable Development CPD Award

Sustainable Development CPD Award

Do you want to learn about current thinking on sustainable development, climate change, economics and globalisation, and the role they all play when planning for present and future development needs? If your answer is yes, then this CPD award is the course for you. With fellow students you will discuss the climate emergency, the need to move to a wellbeing economy, and the solutions required to tackle the issues our communities and the wider world are facing.

Study time: 200 hours (for each of the three modules), which will include online tutor supported study through the university's virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate CPD award. SCQF 7, 60 credits

Entry requirement: Applicants should ideally possess SCQF level 6 qualifications, such as Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or equivalent, however qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 12 months to complete the three modules for the full CPD award

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January.

 

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Rural Community Development CPD Award

Rural Community Development CPD Award

Understanding the principles of how to sustain our communities is vitally important. Our CPD Award Rural Community Development is ideal for those working in, or with aspirations to work in, community development in our rural communities, allowing you to gain a unique and up-to-date short course qualification.

Designed to encourage collaboration, you will work on your modules with fellow students, sharing your knowledge, ideas and experiences from your own communities, while developing your understanding of best practice in working with communities and understanding community development.

Study time: 200 hours (for each of the three modules), which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate CPD award. SCQF 9, 60 credits

Entry requirement: Qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 12 months to complete the three modules for the full CPD award

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January.

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Sustainable Resource Management CPD Award

Sustainable Resource Management CPD Award

Our CPD Award Sustainable Resource Management is relevant to anyone with an interest in land use, resource management and sustainability. You will have the opportunity to learn more about climate change, obtain specific skills such as GIS (Geographical Information Systems), and consider different sectors in more detail, such as agriculture, tourism, energy and waste, and environmental impacts on development and planning.

Study time: 200 hours (for each of the three modules), which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate CPD award. SCQF 9, 60 credits

Entry requirement: Qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 12 months to complete the three modules for the full CPD award

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January.

 

Renewable energy generation content

Renewable energy generation

Renewable energy generation

This course is aimed at people working in the conventional energy industry (oil & gas) looking to make a transition into renewables as well as those already working in renewables looking for CPD or suitably qualified career changers wanting to get into this industry.

On this course you will gain an understanding of the technology underlying renewable energy systems to a level which will allow you to analyse the performance of systems and design and evaluate new systems. The focus can be on electrical and/or mechanical operations and/or performance depending on your prior knowledge and experience. You will use Matlab and Simulink for modelling (free student versions are available).

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate module. SCQF level 9, 20 credits

Entry requirement: An SCQF level 8 qualification or equivalent eg a DipHE or HND in a technical/science subject Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 3 February, for start week commencing 7 February 

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Energy: heat in building

Energy: heat in building

This course is aimed at people working in the conventional energy industry (oil & gas) looking to make a transition into renewables as well as those already working in renewables looking for CPD or suitably qualified career changers wanting to get into this industry.

This course will increase your awareness of the huge amount of energy consumed by both private and public buildings and that implementing appropriate measures at the design stage is the best way to reduce the environmental impact.  These measures include the installation of renewable energy sources that are appropriate to the location of the building and the surroundings, complemented with building design and construction material choices that offer the best energy performance. You will consider the constraints imposed by legislation, planning laws, safety issues and cost.

As an efficient way to optimise the design, you will learn of the power of computer modelling and simulation through the practical use of standard commercial software. The importance of monitoring through the lifetime of the building is emphasised so that discrepancies between predicted and actual performance can be fed back to improve the design and modelling process. Matlab, ANSYS and Autodesk software may be used in the modelling exercise.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate degree module. SCQF level 9, 20 credits

Entry requirement: An SCQF level 8 qualification or equivalent eg a DipHE or HND in a technical/science subject. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 3 February, for start week commencing 7 February 

 

Wind energy content

Wind energy

Wind energy

This course is aimed at people working in the conventional energy industry (oil & gas) looking to make a transition into renewables as well as those already working in renewables looking for CPD or suitably qualified career changers wanting to get into this industry.

This module will increase your awareness of the complexity of planning and installing large wind turbines and large groups of turbines and you will produce a proposal with the best economic result considering social and environmental factors. You will gain an understanding of on- and offshore installations and how a grid connection is made and become familiar with site assessment in a project management context, including operational risks and how these are mitigated through effective condition monitoring and control.

Access to specialised software for wind farm planning such as WINDFARM 4 is desirable, and the use of MATLAB with the POWERSIM library to simulate devices. There should be access to planning regulations and documents. Access to wind speed monitoring devices, masts and data loggers, and local weather data is desirable. GIS software would also be beneficial.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include online tutor supported study through the university’s virtual learning environment, self-directed study and assessment.

Level: undergraduate module. SCQF level 10, 20 credits

Entry requirement: An SCQF level 9 qualification or equivalent eg an ordinary degree in a technical/science subject. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 3 February, for start week commencing 7 February 

 

Digital skills content

Digital skills

Postgraduate level

Managing cyber risk content

Managing cyber risk

Managing cyber risk

This module will demystify contemporary digital infrastructure and threats to organisations by examining common technical terms and concepts. It covers application of cyber-risk management frameworks and local UK policies and frameworks, along with the challenges presented by the international jurisdictional issues. In the module you will explore how to ensure your organisation can achieve a proactive and adaptive stance in detecting threats and predicting issues based on the current environment and your business needs.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically one-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree or an ordinary degree plus a minimum three years of relevant work experience.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 4 February, for start week commencing 7 February.

 

Introduction to R and Data Visualisation content

Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

Analysing data often begins with visualising it, observing the relationships that appear and discovering anything unexpected. This module will show you how to use the open-source statistical software R to visualise data including cleaning, preparing and summarising the data sets. Alongside the data visualisations, reproducible reporting mechanisms will be introduced, using a document format that mixes code and text. The skills learned in the module are used in many fields and are applicable for use with many datasets, regardless of size.

R is a widely used tool throughout various industries and businesses. It has a large open-source community who contribute to the development of new tools and techniques, along with providing community support. Other industry tools, including an integrated development environment and version control, are also used throughout the module.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically two one-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF level 11, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Honours degree in a numerate subject. An honours degree in another subject, an ordinary degree or equivalent, plus relevant work experience will also be considered.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January. 

 

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Undergraduate level

Software development fundamentals content

Software development fundamentals

Software development fundamentals

The course will focus on the delivery of two SQA Level 7 units: 

  • Developing Software Introduction
  • Software Development: Programming Foundations.

This course will introduce you to the C# programming language and core programming concepts The C# language and .NET framework can be used to create mobile apps, computer games, web applications and even standalone programs. It is a versatile and in-demand programming language and yet accessible for the new programmer taking their first steps into the field of software development.

By the end of the course, you will be confident in the application and uses of programming languages within a variety of contexts. The course will serve as an ideal gateway for you to enter into further studies in computer science or a career in software development.

Study time: 80 hours for each unit, which includes 40 hours teaching and 40 hours of self-guided learning and study. The course is delivered through flexible online delivery with instructor and peer support being provided through the use of online discussion forums via the university’s virtual learning environment, optional live video conference sessions will take place every two weeks. You will be required to download and install Visual Studio Code which is free for personal and academic use. An internet connection is also required to access online learning materials.

Level: SQA Higher national units. SCQF level 7, 16 credits.

Entry requirements: No formal entry requirements. Experience and confidence with day-to-day computer use are essential. You will be expected to manage your project files, backup your work and use online discussion forums throughout the duration of the course.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

Business, leadership and management skills content

Business, leadership and management skills

Postgraduate level

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Understanding the resilience landscape

Understanding the resilience landscape

This module examines the concept of resilience and explains how planning and emergency management can strike the balance between planning for everything that might go wrong to anything that could go wrong.

The module explores the tensions between crisis preparedness planning and the realities of crises. The application of the Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) philosophy is a key theme in managing resilience and, in this module, you will critically analyse this and other key concepts, including risk assessment, control strategies, emergency response and recovery, critical national infrastructure, community resilience, cyber resilience, business continuity, legislation and guidance, the role of resilience professionals and how plans and planning contribute to preparedness.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically one-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

Level: postgraduate module. SCQF 11, 20 credits

Entry requirements: Honours degree or ordinary degree with minimum three years relevant work experience.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Friday 4 February, for start week commencing 7 February

 

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Undergraduate level

Marketing fundamentals content

Marketing fundamentals

Marketing fundamentals

This module provides an introduction to consumer theory and practise within marketing. You will explore the processes involved in understanding buyer behaviour, both consumer and business, and implications for marketing strategies. The module also considers how understanding consumer behaviour and customer experience supports generating and retaining business.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment.  You will be required to attend a two-hour video-conference class each Monday 1-3.

Level: undergraduate degree module. SCQF 8, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Evidence of qualifications required for degree level study. Relevant work experience will also be considered for entry to this course

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

Quality Management content

Quality Management

Quality Management

On this module you will evaluate the role of quality management systems in modern business or the public sector. You will gain an understanding and be able to evaluate the main themes of assurance, control, evaluation, standards and benchmarking. The module focuses on core issues in procedure development and evaluation to ensure best practice. Core to this are rigorous recording and documentation standards and progression of version control and communication. You will also explore the role of the assurance team and the communication channels used to disseminating policy.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically two-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Level: undergraduate degree module. SCQF 9, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Evidence of qualifications required for degree level study. Relevant work experience will also be considered for entry to this course

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

 

Responsible leadership and management for contemporary business CPD award content

Responsible leadership and management for contemporary business CPD award

Responsible leadership and management for contemporary business CPD award

This CPD course is aimed at business managers or leaders interested in learning leadership and management through a responsible and ethical lens. It is designed to help businesses prepare for a sustainable future in an era focused on social and environmental responsibility.

Designed in partnership with a globally focused business to develop key management skills such as project management, finance, staff motivation and organisational performance, as well as leadership and management theories, it also looks at stakeholder management, innovation, and future-readiness – all of which is underpinned by responsible and ethical practice.

Study time: 200 hours (for each of the three modules).

Level: three undergraduate degree modules. SCQF 8, 60 credits

Entry requirement: Applicants should be working within a leadership or managerial role and ideally possess SCQF level 6/7 qualifications, such as 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or equivalent. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will also be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: Six months to complete the three modules for the full CPD award

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

 

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Exploring Economics in a Changing World

Exploring Economics in a Changing World

Major changes in the way our society works have been driven by economic theory – for better or worse. This module will introduce you to key ideas which have shaped our world and are essential for understanding how we have arrived here and how we can move forward. You will explore the main economic actors and institutions and a range of theories. The module integrates sustainability including emerging approaches to deal with the challenges of the climate emergency.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically two-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Level: undergraduate degree module. SCQF 7, 20 credits

Entry requirement: Applicants should ideally possess SCQF level 6 qualifications, such as Scottish Highers at grade C or above, or equivalent, however qualifications and experience of applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to end of day Monday 24 January

 

Health and wellbeing content

Health and wellbeing

Postgraduate level

The Built Environment (Infection Prevention and Control) content

The Built Environment (Infection Prevention and Control)

The Built Environment (Infection Prevention and Control)

This CPD award is aimed at infection prevention and control practitioners, environmental health officers, doctors and dentists with clinical experience who wish to develop knowledge of the built environment in healthcare settings. The course uses a problem-based approach to enable participants to:

  • Examine the role of the infection control team in the design, build and maintenance of hospitals and other healthcare facilities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of water safety and be able to appraise water control measures and the role of the water safety group
  • Critically evaluate and appraise the requirements for specialist ventilated areas in healthcare premises
  • Critically evaluate and reflect on the challenges, barriers, and solutions to investigating and managing environmental incidents/outbreaks.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically two-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

Level: postgraduate CPD award. SCQF 11, 20 credits

Entry requirements: Applicants need to have completed the PgCert Infection Prevention and Control

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

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Host defence and protection (Infection Prevention and Control) content

Host defence and protection (Infection Prevention and Control)

Host defence and protection (Infection Prevention and Control)

Successful prevention and control of infectious diseases requires knowledge and understanding of the host-pathogen interaction. This CPD award is aimed at those working in the infection control field who want to improve their knowledge of antimicrobial agents and vaccines, their strengths and weaknesses. The award will explain how the components of the immune system act in a coordinated fashion to protect the individual from infectious diseases, and how the use of antimicrobial agents and vaccines has revolutionised the treatment of infectious diseases, while their inappropriate use has led to the emergence of resistant organisms.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment, with typically two-hour tutor led discussions on a specific topic. However, there is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, discussions can be accessed at a time that suits you through the university’s virtual learning environment.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

Level: postgraduate CPD award. SCQF 11, 20 credits

Entry requirements: Applicants need to have completed the PgCert Infection Prevention and Control

Duration: 14 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

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Undergraduate level

Digital Futures in Health and Social Care content

Digital Futures in Health and Social Care

Digital Futures in Health and Social Care

This CPD award is aimed at anyone who wants to learn about the changing nature of health alongside the use of digital technology. It is particularly useful to anyone in supervisory or management roles in areas such as health and social care, wishing to learn about their digital work environments. On the course, you will gain an understanding of how and why we are moving towards digital technologies in healthcare, it will equip you with the ability to critically analyse the use of these technologies within health and social care. You will explore issues such as big data, surveillance, privacy, ethics, interoperability and information governance.

Study time: 200 hours of study, which will include teaching, self-directed study and assessment. There is no requirement to attend any face-to-face virtual sessions at specific scheduled times, the module is delivered online through the university’s virtual learning environment and your study can be done whenever convenient for you each week.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

Level: undergraduate CPD award. SCQF 9, 20 credits

Entry requirements: An SCQF level 8 qualification or equivalent eg a DipHE or HND. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Duration: 15 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January

 

Technology enabled care PDA (Professional Development Award) content

Technology enabled care PDA (Professional Development Award)

Technology enabled care PDA (Professional Development Award)

Technology enabled care is used to describe a range of care and support options available via digital technology, telephone, mobile, broadband and videoconferencing, to support people in their home and with professionals at a distance (NES, 2018).

This course has been designed and developed to support Scotland's National Digital Health and Care Strategy and workforce education around technology enabled care. It will be of interest to those who are new to technology enabled care as well as those who have experience within the field. It is specifically designed to enable you to develop or advance your knowledge, skills and abilities in this ever-changing field of practice.

Study time: 160 hours for each of the two units included in the PDA, which includes 80 hours online teaching and 80 hours of self-guided learning and study.

Funded through the SFC Upskilling Fund

 

Level: SQA PDA award. SCQF 7, 16 credits

Entry requirements: SCQF Level 5 Communications. Alternatively, consideration will be given for relevant work experience.

Duration: 17 weeks

Start week: Application deadline extended to Thursday 27 January, for a start week commencing 31 January