Want to enhance your STEM, STEAM or soft skills? Access free upskilling courses through STEM-Up!

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STEM-Up offers a wide and varied selection of free upskilling opportunities provided by BCU and our partners - Aston University and Solihull College & University Centre - and part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Access workshops, course, classes and webinars in STEM, STEAM and Soft skills in Digital, Construction, Creative, Manufacturing, Engineering, Steam Thinking, Business and Interpersonal specialisms.

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths


Soft = Interpersonal abilities to be effective in the workplace

Improve your skills, grow your knowledge base, boost your CV and accelerate your employability.

View our current programme of available training

The STEM-Up project will help you to:

  •        Assess your existing skills and identify your future requirements
  •        Create a personalised skills development action plan to achieve your goals
  •        Take training designed to help you upskill
  •        Review your post-STEM-Up progress and plan your next steps

How does STEM-Up work?

You will be matched with a dedicated Skills Advisor who will support you to identify key skills to strengthen and then meet those needs with our bespoke training opportunities. You can then access our free workshops, courses or webinars provided by the STEM-Up partnership institutions.

Once you’ve completed your skills training, your Skills Advisor will help you to assess your professional development in line with your goals and ambitions, and then advise you on what your next steps might be.


You must be aged 18 and over, have Right to Work in the UK and live in the GBSLEP More Developed Area (Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Redditch or Wyre Forest).

Want to know more? Contact us today:

Please complete the form below and a project team member will be in touch to connect you with an Advisor.

(This form is for new STEM-Up enquiries only. If you are already signed up to STEM-Up and would like to access more training – or for any more queries about our training  please email

I am aged 18 or over
I have the Right To Work in the UK
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If you're a business looking to get free STEM-Up training for you and your workforce, then STEM-Up can help you too. Visit our business webpage on BCU Advantage for more information. 

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