Short courses to give students flexible opportunities to learn

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As part of the Higher Education Short Course Trial Challenge competition, the University of Salford has developed the following 6 short courses in partnership with industry to enable flexible learning and to help students develop the skills needed by employers and the economy.

  1. Digital Capabilities (L5)
  2. Data Analytics and Machine Learning (L4)
  3. Immersive Website Design and Development (L4)
  4. Creative Coding (L4)
  5. Data Analysis for Business (L4)
  6. Digital Marketing for Small Businesses (L4)


The courses are offered at levels 4 to 6, covering a wide range of topics, from creative coding to courses which help prepare the UK for a carbon net zero future.

Courses will run in partnership with a range of bodies and organisations, including the chambers of commerce and other business organisations, local authorities, and local NHS organisations.

Matmi New Media Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Coghlan, said: “Matmi supports the development of the short courses ‘Creative Coding with P5’ and ‘Immersive Website Design and Development’. From our perspective, these courses address an existing skill gap in the creative industries, forming professionals with the technical proficiency as well as the creative skills our industry requires.”

Northern Care Alliance Director of Learning & Development, Jane Macdonald, said: “The Northern Care Alliance and University of Salford have a strong partnership with a key shared objective to increase digital research and innovation through training, research, and access to digital technology.

"The Higher Education Short Course is a great opportunity to co-develop courses that respond to our organisational skill need.”

To apply for our single module short courses, you will need to complete our online application form. Before completing this form, please read the information on the dedicated how to apply page to help with your application.

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