Coventry Uni and FutureLearn launch tech-focused microcredentials to upskill the workforce

Learners can gain industry standard qualifications alongside academic credit from Coventry University

Coventry University has partnered with FutureLearn on the launch of four technology-focused and industry-accredited microcredentials to upskill the digital workforce and future-proof careers.

Built with valuable insight from industry leaders, learners on these programmes will engage with technologies such as Tableau, Amazon Web Services, Xero and Salesforce, giving them the chance to gain industry certifications and academic credit from Coventry University.

With the World Economic Forum estimating that forty-two percent of core work skills are expected to change by 2022, the global demand for tech professionals with up-to-date knowledge and expertise has never been greater.

Both Coventry – a top 15 UK university –and FutureLearn recognise the shift in workplace structure and culture, especially amid the disturbance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the importance of collaboration between businesses and higher education, the brand-new suite of microcredentials is set to instil learners with the tech-enriched skills needed to thrive in the 21st century workplace.

The Data Analytics microcredential will see students working with Tableau, and is specifically designed to instil the skills needed for various data analyst and business analytics roles.

The Cloud Computing Professional, on the other hand, is aimed at those looking to progress in cloud computing, preparing learners for an Amazon Web Services certification.

Financial Analysis and Decision Making with Xero and Tableau is designed to professionally elevate those in finance and business, as well as entrepreneurs, helping them interpret financial data to drive key business decisions.

The Customer Success microcredential with Salesforce has been created to help students develop their customer experience skills, as well as boost their ability with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) techniques and technologies.

“I’m delighted to see the launch of these microcredentials, which will help learners around the world to develop new skills and acquire knowledge to improve their professional performance,” said Ian Dunn, provost at Coventry University.

“Continuous professional development and remaining competitive in an ever-changing job market are values that we encourage in our own graduates, and we see microcredentials as an effective and affordable way to achieve this.”

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