About the short courses offer

The new higher education short courses offer a fresh route to learning for people who are looking to progress their career and employers who want to upskill their workforce.

Research has found that a lack of flexibility and few financing options is a significant barrier for people wanting to access higher education and technical courses.

The Government has teamed up with the Office for Students to fund trial programmes at 22 UK universities including DMU. DMU’s Cyber Security Centre was recently awarded Gold by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ, and this digital expertise was a key reason why DMU was chosen to be part of this pilot.

The bid team includes Leicester College, Leicester City Council, the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP), East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, the Chartered Institute for Information Security (CIISec), Bauer Media, Barclays Bank, GE Power Conversion, SMB Group (formed of Stephenson College and Brooksby Melton College) and Shelton Machines Limited.   

Findings will inform the delivery of the Government’s Lifelong Loan Entitlement (LLE). Set to launch in 2025, it promises learners loans equivalent of four years of post-18 education during their lifetime to encourage more flexibility in learning, in particular among adult learners.