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RGU launches funded health and social care short courses to address skills gaps

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Health and social care at RGU
RGU has launched a suite of health and social care short courses, with fully funded places, targeting areas where there are skills shortages in the region.

The four online courses, which cover principles and concepts of public health, health inequalities, influencing individual health and wellbeing and digital literacy in health and social care, are being funded by the Sottish Government through the Scottish Funding Council as part of the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund (NEERSF).

The courses will be relevant for those currently working within the health and social care sector who are looking to upskill, or individuals considering a career change into the sector. The courses will also be useful for people in other sectors with an interest in the topics so that they can bring back helpful skills and knowledge to their organisations.

Laura Binnie, Head of the School of Health Sciences at RGU, commented: “RGU has a long and proven track record of working to support the health and social care sector in the North East.

“The effects of the pandemic on the sector have been huge and have resulted in areas of significant skills gaps, which we believe these short courses will go some way to addressing.

“The short courses provide a real opportunity for those currently working in the sector to develop their skills or offer a solid grounding in some of the key principles for those that wish to embark on a career change.”

Applications can be made to join a single course or up to all four of the courses.  The courses carry university credits and successful completion of all four would lead to a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert).

The university will be launching more courses throughout the year in a range of subjects, some of which will have funded places dedicated to the area and others open to participants from elsewhere in Scotland

Anyone wishing to apply for one of the funded places can do so online.

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