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Funded courses for small to medium businesses

Choose your fully funded short course

Investing in the development of your professional skill set is a great way of retaining talent in your team and protecting the future success of your career.

Here at NTU, we offer a broad range of industry-focused courses in a range of subjects including leadership, sustainability, technology, design, marketing and much more.

If you're an employee of a small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), you'll be able to access fully-funded courses delivered at no cost to you or your business.

NTU strives to provide only the best experience for all our course participants. Skills gained from the short courses will give you a more secure professional career as you’ll develop employable skills. 

Our Digital Marketing Fundamentals short course is very popular, below is a testimonial from a previous participant:

Now I can hire a marketing team to sit with me and it is thanks to this course and the networking. Because it is practical and you’re working with businesses, we are the students, but we are all businesses so its real-life instances. I have got so much out of it’s brilliant.

Christina Causer, Marketing and Communications Manager at Baxter Freight


These courses are delivered through the High Level Skills programme and are available to SMEs, or employees of SMEs, that are based in the D2N2 area (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, and Nottinghamshire). SMEs are defined by having:

  • less than 250 employees;
  • an annual turnover under EUR 50 million or;
  • an annual balance sheet less than EUR 43 million.

This programme is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).