FREE places on a range of short courses are offered by Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Musselburgh.
They were funded by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Financing Council’s Skills Enhancement Fund to support Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Available from this month and with no qualifications required, free places are available for anyone living in Scotland over the age of 25 who is: unemployed, at risk of redundancy or in a job at risk due to Covid-19 or the economic impact of leaving the EU; self-employed and working in the creative and cultural industries or in the hospitality, tourism and events sector; employed by a Scottish arts, culture, education, hospitality, tourism or events organisation; or employed by a Scottish charity or social enterprise whose work is helping Scotland’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The credit courses will be taught via a mix of online lectures, self-directed learning and hands-on in-person classroom workshops delivered at the university’s campus in Musselburgh.
Professor David Stevenson, Dean of Arts, Social Sciences and Management at QMU, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this range of new short courses.
“The free places provided by the Scottish Funding Council’s Skills Enhancement Fund mean we can help those working in some of the sectors where employment has been most affected by the pandemic to develop new skills and improve their employability.”
Classes are: Introduction to Film Education, which begins in February (registration by Thursday, January 20); The evaluation of artistic and cultural projects, which begins in January (apply before Thursday, January 6); Fundraising, development and funding that begins in January (apply by Thursday, January 6); Entrepreneurial Finance which starts in March (application before Wednesday February 16); and Sustainable and Safe Event Management, which begins in March (apply by Monday, February 14). Further short courses with a start date in spring 2022 will be announced in due course.