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Courses

As Scotland’s leading career-focused university, UWS has an impressive track record working with private, public and third sector organisations to fulfill the training and development needs of their employees. Our range of flexible short courses have been developed to support continuing professional development in the workplace.

Carbon Champions

40PD points
400PD hours

South Ayrshire Carbon Auditing Training (for CRF Funded participants only)

10 Weeks

It is a funded training programme to upskill and reskill internal carbon auditors from the 28 companies based in South Ayrshire to be able to conduct carbon audits themselves. It is working towards IEMA accreditation and is open to business sponsors participating if they are from the same company.

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South Ayrshire Carbon Champions Project

Six month programme

Understanding how to effectively reduce emissions in all areas of your organisation will reduce running costs, attract conscious consumers and ultimately, give a competitive edge on a local and global level.

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Business & Management

Funded Module: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

12 Weeks (HYBRID)

£75.00

The aim of this course is to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion in an organisational context, including policy approaches, support and the elimination of barriers for minority people

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Funded Module: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Online; self-paced

£930.00

The dynamic nature of the business environment and the challenges faced by managers and entrepreneurs has led practitioners and academics to embrace entrepreneurial leadership

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Funded Module: Leadership Theory and Practice

Online; self-paced

£930.00

This module provides a critical insight into leadership research and practice; emerging paradigms and theories of new approaches to leadership are identified and addressed

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Funded Module: The Future of Events

4 live online sessions

£75.00

Examine the impact of COVID-19 and other external environmental factors on the events industry and explore how to ensure its future survival

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Project Management: Project Fundamentals Qualification

15 hrs

£465.00

Project Fundamentals Qualification Preparation Course

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SFEDI Diploma in Business & Enterprise Support

6 months

£1,600.00

Professionally-accredited course for individuals working in business support roles

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Funded Module: Digital Marketing Practice

12 weeks

£150.00

Masters module in Digital Marketing Practice

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1 day/from 4 hrs online

£300.00

Automation for onboarding

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Converting traffic to value using new technologies

Half day/from 4 hours online

£300.00

Configuring conversion strategies for new technologies

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Developing Online Communication Strategy

1 day/6 hours online

£500.00

Five popular approaches to Digital Communications

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Developing Real-time business performance data

1 day/6 hours online

£300.00

Using analytic platforms for business improvement

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Digital Transformation of Business Operations

1 day/6 hours online

£300.00

Process automation for business improvement

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From External to Internal Communications

Half day/from 3 hours online

£200.00

Breaking systemic inertia using real-time data technology to develop new and agile strategic planning

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Get found online: Search Engine Optimisation

1 day/6 hours online

£500.00

A very basic but hard to achieve skill in digital marketing

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Growing Digital Communities: Third sector and non profit organisations

Half day/from 4 hours online

£300.00

Techniques and strategies to create value by building strong digital communities.

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Growing Organically: Social Media Management

Half day/from 4 hours online

£200.00

Put your social media engagement skills in to practice

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Growing through Paid Ads: Social Media & Search Engine Marketing

1 day/6 hours online

£500.00

Scared or unsure how to run pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns?

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Environmental Management

South Ayrshire Carbon Champions Project

Six month programme

Understanding how to effectively reduce emissions in all areas of your organisation will reduce running costs, attract conscious consumers and ultimately, give a competitive edge on a local and global level.

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Environmental Clerk of Works (ECOW) Foundation Course

Blended learning

£1,500.00

IEMA-Approved, online foundation programme for those already working as Environmental Clerks of Works (ECoW) within Scotland, or similar roles across the UK.

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Construction Site Water Management

One day (split over two weeks)

£250.00

This course will explore principle themes of construction site water management; set at SCQF 11 (Masters Level)

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Funded Module: Clean Technology & Resource Management

16 weeks

£930.00

Funded Masters Module in Waste & Resource Management

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Funded Module: Pollution Control

16 weeks

£930.00

Funded Masters Module in Waste & Resource Management

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Lean Six Sigma

Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (online)

4 days online

£480.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt (online)

2 weeks self-paced tutor-led

£1,440.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt (classroom)

5 days

£5,000.00

Certified Lean Six Sigma Qualification - Black Belt

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow and Green Belt (online)

3 weeks self-paced tutor-led

£1,800.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (classroom)

2 days

£600.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt (classroom)

3 days

£1,800.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Certified Lean Six Sigma - Yellow and Green Belt (classroom)

5 days

£2,280.00

Certified process improvement and quality management qualification, in three levels

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Dementia

Dementia Awareness Week 2022: Are you FITT for Frailty?

1 hour free online session

In this session, we will explore how small increases in exercise and improving balance can help you avoid becoming frail as you get older.

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Dementia Awareness Week 2022: More Than Just Memory

1 hour free online session

In this session, we will explore the memory in our body as well as in our brain. By exploring body memory through activities and images, we hope you will take away a new and different understanding of memory and dementia.

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Care Empathia for eating, drinking and personal care

1 day

£150.00

One day Masterclass in the Care Empathia Approach

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Understanding Dementia - Class in a Bag

Half Day

£95.00

Workshop to support the Class in a Bag learning resource

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Health

Funded Module: Creating the Conditions for Integrated Care

16 weeks

£930.00

This is a Masters Level (SCQF Level 11) module

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Funded Module: Core Values in Mental Health Practice

16 weeks

£930.00

This is a Masters Level (SCQF Level 11) module

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Funded Module: Dementia Care Principles

16 weeks

£930.00

This is a Masters Level module (SCQF Level 11)

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Funded Module: Global Health Economics and Health Systems

16 weeks

£930.00

This is a Masters Level (SCQF Level 11) module

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