Staff and business development through higher education

Higher education funding


The Department for the Economy (DfE) provides funding towards higher education provision in Northern Ireland.

Find out more about higher education finance and governance.

Sharing training costs with other businesses

Your business may also be able to link up with other local businesses who are interested in a specific type of training - to group smaller learner numbers and share some of the costs.

Some Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and Chambers of Commerce and Industry can assist with such arrangements as part of their work to help businesses and their employees improve their skills. In some cases this may involve employers in a supply-chain or across an industrial sub-sector collaborating this way. SSCs are government-sponsored, employer-led organisations that cover specific industry sectors.

Read more on sector bodies for apprenticeships.