SkillsBooster courses

Free online courses to enhance skills and employability of students aged 16-24 and young people in the region.

As part of the Scottish Government’s new initiative the Young Person’s Guarantee Fund, we are offering students aged 16-24, and young people in the region, the opportunity to enhance their skills and employability by undertaking free online short courses.

Please note that if you’re outwith the age range (16-24) you can still apply for these courses but you will be charged.

These stand-alone courses range from 2 to 4 hours long and are studied entirely online. On completion an online NESCol certificate is awarded.

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Applicants should be aware internet access is required for these courses.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact our Distance Learning Co-ordinators on 01224 612308 or by emailing