Ravensbourne launch pioneering courses with SkillsUnion

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Article by: Ravaé Richardson

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Ravensbourne University London is proud to announce the launch of Ravensbourne SkillsLab; a host of online courses designed to accelerate career development. The courses are delivered by our validation partner, SkillsUnion, who are the experts in online, vocational courses. 

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Skills Union is a leading digital learning company focused on preparing students for careers in the digital economy. Ravensbourne University London have partnered with SkillsUnion to offer part-time, remote courses that provide students of all ages the opportunity to up-skill and enrich their career. The courses provide the perfect preparation for the incredible opportunities available in the digital landscape. Courses take 25 hours per week with a professional qualification at completion. This is subject to validation.

The global pandemic has made most people revaluate their career, and interrogate how secure they are in a transformed economy. Ravensbourne SkillsLab offers learners from all walks of life an amazing opportunity to propel their career forward and future-proof potential opportunities.

By 2030, the Learning and Work Institute anticipate vacancies in 2.5 million highly skilled job roles. High-growth technical industries such as software engineering and UX design are likely to have the highest number of jobs available. There has never been a better time to invest in a career created with the future in mind. Ravensbourne SkillsLab offers two courses, UX/UI Design and Software Development. Both courses are delivered over 24 weeks, with lessons taking place in the evenings and weekends. This means that full-time workers or those juggling caring responsibilities can still utilise the amazing on offer.

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Colin Mansell, CEO of SkillsUnion, commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to work with Ravensbourne University to bring this unique offering of highly practical, industry-focused courses to the London tech community. These programmes have been specially designed for anyone to kick start a career in tech, taking beginners and transforming them into industry-ready software developers and UX designers in 24-weeks. The courses are delivered part time so students can continue to work while they learn. We’re incredibly excited to work with Ravensbourne to support our students as they start their careers in tech, and have a range of scholarships and payment options to help students of all backgrounds to gain access to jobs in London’s fast growing tech sector.”

Ravensbourne’s Vice Chancellor, Andy Cook, said, "We’re thrilled to partner with SkillsUnion to provide these excellent courses. We have always been committed to supporting our community and ensuring that the opportunity to learn is available to as many people as possible. We hope that young people and those seeking an entirely new profession will take this chance to enrich their career.”

You can access our dedicated SkillsLab website section here. You can find out more about the courses and SkillsUnion on their website.