Mobile Academy Belfast
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Want to get maximum return from the mobile revolution?

4 May 2017

Enhancing your mobile knowledge and skills is fast becoming necessary to the future of work for both companies and employees.

The mobile revolution is well and truly upon us and when it comes to the future of work – in almost any area of business, product design or customer experience – mobile is key.

To maximise your reach on mobile, you’ll need a specific set of skills and also to understand the ins and outs of how the mobile industry works.

Whether you’re looking to personally upskill, or develop mobile skills that will help you optimise elements of your company, there’s a lot to learn to get maximum return.

The Mobile Academy Belfast is a short, part-time course for professionals who are currently working, or looking to work, in the mobile industry.

Its 2017 course is running for five days in May and June at Ulster University, offering the opportunity to those working in tech start-ups or bigger companies to capitalise on the ever-changing mobile industry.

This new style of programme was originally created by University College London and Mobile Monday London in 2012. It ran in Belfast for the first time last year with Mobile Monday Belfast and Ulster University.

A typical day will run from 8.30am to 5.00pm and will consist of six one-hour lectures. These will take place on 10, 17 and 24 May, and 7 and 14 June. The final day will also have ‘drop-in surgeries’ with tutors.

The lecturers are professionals within the industry, including UX consultant Gareth Dunlop, Ulster University lecturer George Moore and AppAttic founder Rachel Gawley.

Upon completion of the course and a short feedback essay, Ulster University will provide CPD certification.

The 30-hour course will cost £1,000 plus VAT, but companies looking to register multiple members of staff can avail of a discount.

Additionally, if your company has fewer than 50 employees, is based in Northern Ireland and is an Invest Northern Ireland client, it can benefit from the Skills Advancement Grant, at a rate of 50pc of external invoiced costs.

Jenny Darmody
By Jenny Darmody

Jenny Darmody became the deputy editor of Silicon Republic in 2020, having worked as the careers editor until June 2019. When she’s not writing about the science and tech industry, she’s writing short stories and attempting novels. She continuously buys more books than she can read in a lifetime and pretty stationery is her kryptonite. She also believes seagulls to be the root of all evil and her baking is the stuff of legends.

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