Northeasterners can access health and social care courses.

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is launching short-term health and social care courses in underserved areas in the region where they are fully funded.

Four online courses covering public health principles and concepts; Health equality; Affecting individual health and well-being; And digital literacy in health and social care is part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Financial Support Council as part of the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund (NEERSF).

The courses will be useful for individuals who are currently working in the health and social care sector, or who are looking for skills, or who are making career changes.

The courses will be useful for those who are interested in the subject to bring useful skills and knowledge to people in other fields.

RGU offers short courses on health and social care.

“RGU has a long and proven track record of supporting the health and social care sector in the Northeast,” said Laura Benny, head of the RGU School of Health Sciences.

“The impact of the epidemic on the sector has led to large and significant skills gaps, which we believe will be used to address short courses.

“Short courses now provide an opportunity for those working in the sector to develop their skills or provide a solid foundation for those who want to start a career in some key principles.”

Applications can be made to join one course or up to four courses. Successfully completing all four with university credits will lead to a PgCert.

The university launches additional courses throughout the year, some of which are funded locally and others open to participants from elsewhere in Scotland.

Anyone who wants to apply for one of the sponsored sites can do so online at

Although NEERSF has key sector growth, employment, training and skills development opportunities, the Scottish Government is investing 3 14.3 million in support of economic recovery and skills development in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

The Fund is offering 29 employment, training and new skills and business development and innovation projects that will benefit more than 3,000 people in the region.

The projects focus on job creation; Accelerate business start-up; Development and growth; Increasing digital skills in the workforce; Equality and inclusion; And the ability and ability of people to enter or stay in work and use new green jobs as part of the energy transition.

NEERSF’s delivery partners are Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, Scotland Skills Development, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen University, Opportunity North East, Energy Transfer Zone Limited, and Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.

The Scottish Financial Aid Council is the sponsor of Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen University.

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