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Economic Recovery & Funding Support

UWS prides itself on providing courses for upskilling, reskilling and retraining in today’s economic climate.

The workplace has changed significantly in recent months, leaving many employees and employers requiring support – whether in gaining new skills, or looking for new opportunities. UWS is the local university for over 40% of Scotland’s population and the largest provider of education in many sectors, so we are uniquely placed to understand the specific challenges facing our communities and industry sectors in the years ahead. We work closely with public, private and third sector partners to understand the needs of their employees and we are committed to supporting economic recovery in the UK in a post-Covid world.

The UWS Upskilling Fund provides subsidised training for multiple sectors. UWS offers a variety of both short courses and longer programmes to support individuals and businesses in upskilling, reskilling and retraining. Please visit our courses page for further information.

The Renfrewshire Coronovirus Business Support Fund is a £1.3million Renfrewshire Council package of interest-free loans and grants providing immediate help to businesses affected by the pandemic. It has been developed following detailed discussion with 500 local businesses and is designed to make the biggest difference in the short-term to businesses and people self-employed, with all applicants receiving tailored guidance from our in-house Business Gateway advisers. Please visit their website for additional information.

You can find further information on business initiatives and support on our Economic Recovery Portal on our main UWS website.

Please do contact us using the enquiry form or at if there are any courses you would like us to offer or for additional information on any courses displayed.

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