Upskilling your workforce

Upskilling your workforce

With more qualified staff needed to support demand, your solution could be to upskill or retrain your current workforce and we can support you with courses needed to prepare your workforce to meet the changing needs of the industry. We already work with a diverse range of employers and organisations to provide access to industry-leading teaching, delivering excellent accreditations and access to our state-of-the-art, industry-level facilities.  

Our training packages include Degrees, Foundation Degrees, Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs), Higher National Certificates (HNCs), sector-specific training and apprenticeships. Our Strategic Employer Advisory Board meets and engages throughout the year to bring industry expertise and focus on enhancing our University experience and links to ensure your workforce is industry-ready.

We have course options that can be delivered flexibly to fit around working hours and your business needs. You can contact us to discuss your requirements and what support is needed.

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Empowerment in battery innovation: reskilling, upskilling and growth

We are spearheading a regional initiative for battery manufacturing and innovation skill enhancement supported by funding from the Innovate UK Faraday Battery Challenge.

By leveraging resources from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick's cutting-edge research in battery manufacturing and electrification, as well as collaborative efforts from RAVMAC Ltd and Cranfield University, our programme seamlessly integrates academic expertise with industrial insight rooted in the National Electrification Skills Framework, learners acquire essential skills in electrification systems while benefitting from academic and industrial expertise.

We offer advanced training for battery industry professionals at levels 2 and 3, combining traditional training and immersive digital technologies.

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1.4 million

electric vehicles are needed by 2040


employees will need to be hired, upskilled or retrained to meet demand

Data taken from Faraday Institute analysis

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

This qualification supports upskilling and retraining your staff. The qualifications last between 1 and 2 years full-time, with part-time and distance learning options available. They combine practical and classroom-based learning that can be studied outside of working hours and business needs.

HTQs have been approved against employer-developed standards, ensuring learners gain the skills the industry requires, and employers can be confident that their employees will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours for particular specialist roles.

Our range of courses in digital, health, construction and engineering allows students to specialise in specific areas and develop research, analysis, planning and organisation skills.

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Business students at University College Birmingham


We help businesses navigate the world of apprenticeships, from funding to finding the right qualification for your workforce.

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£ 1,000

funding for 16-18 year old new apprentices

£ 3,000

bursary for care leaver apprentices and £1,000 for the employer

We excel at delivering
career-focused, vocational degrees.

University College Birmingham offers a wide range of undergraduate courses. These cover subject areas such as food and hospitality, tourism and events, business and finance, cyber security, digital marketing, sport and nutrition, childcare and more.

The vast majority of our undergraduate degree courses are accredited by the University of Warwick. Our foundation degrees, BA and BSc courses (bachelor degrees), both part-time and full-time, will equip your staff with skills needed to support with business demand.

Courses are available for February and September starts.

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