Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some frequently asked questions about the Data Skills Workforce Development portfolio.
Who is eligible for a funded place on a course?
Funded places are available to those who meet Scottish Funding Council (SFC) fee waiver criteria. Please note that full-time students are not eligible for funding.
You must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible for a free place as per SFC requirements:
- Domiciled in Scotland for the last three years for reasons other than education
- Domiciled in the rest of the UK and working for a Scottish employer (an employer which is based or has a significant presence in Scotland)
How do I apply?
Each course will have a distinct start date which will be updated on the Schedule of Courses webpage and each Course page.
Application links will be available in each individual course webpage, which can be accessed from the Courses summary page. Details about entry requirements and any supporting documentation required can also be found in each page.
You can also register your interest by joining our mailing list where courses do not have a live application form for this session.
Please read the specific course entry requirements prior to submitting your application. If you need help with making your application please Contact Us
Am I guaranteed a funded place on a course?
Each course has a maximum capacity for funded places so unfortunately we cannot guarantee that everyone who applies is guaranteed a place. Applications for courses will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.
Can I pay for a place on a course?
Yes, if you do not meet the funding eligibility for the courses you may be able to pay for a place on the course if space is available. Fees are listed on each Course page.
How does Online Learning work?
Courses are currently delivered online. This short video provides an introduction to online learning at the University of Edinburgh.
Do courses run multiple times a year?
Our courses are scheduled at specific times throughout the academic year - for further information on start dates please see the delivery information on the individual course page or the schedule of courses.
Will I recieve an award at the end of the course?
Upon succesful completion of the credit-bearing course you will receive written confirmation that you have achieved 10 SCQF credits at the level attributed to the course. A certificate of completion will be issued for all courses.
What does SCQF Level mean?
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) can be accessed here.
Can the credits gained from these courses be used towards degree programmes?
Students who successfully pass a credit-bearing course may be able to use the credits gained as recognition of prior learning to apply to a suitable University of Edinburgh degree programme, at the discretion of the relevant Programme Director.