Upskill yourself now for free with STAP funding

You can get up to €1,000.- in STAP funding to develop your skills in digital & growth marketing, data analytics, leadership and UX design.

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What is the STAP training budget?

The STAP training budget will be re-released by the Dutch
Government on January 2nd 2023. With this budget, any eligible
citizen can get €1000 in funding to upskill themselves.

Am I eligible for STAP funding?

If you live in the Netherlands and have a BSN number, you most likely are! Here are the criteria:

  • You're between the ages of 18 and 67
  • You’ve had Dutch income for at least 6 months since March 2020*

*National insurance contributions are automatically taken from these wages, making you eligible for STAP.

STAP funding

Here's how you can get up to €1,000.- in STAP funding

Choose a course
1.  Choose a course

Growth Tribe offers a multitude of courses in digital marketing, data analytics, and UX design. You can decide which course you would like to use your STAP-budget funding for.

Pre-register for the funding
2. Pre-register for the funding

Fill out our registration form so we can send you a reminder on January 2nd for you to claim your funding.

Verify your application details with DigID
3. Verify your application details with DigID

You’ll be prompted to log into the STAP portal with your DigID. They’ll ask you to verify our application to STAP on your behalf.

Don’t have DigID set up yet? Start the process now!

Start learning!
4. Start learning!

We'll take care of the remaining admin so you can use your time and energy to do what's most important: start learning on your new course!

Start your learning journey today!

Marketing certificate
Digital Marketing
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Beginner
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18 - 24 hours
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967 students

Learn the foundations of digital marketing from the experts. Get to grips with the tools, channels and strategies used by the best digital marketers.

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Marketing Certificate
Conversion Rate Optimisation
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Beginner
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18 - 24 hours

Get more out of your website traffic by optimising your conversion rate. Start conducting proper user research, identifying conversion killers and A/B testing.

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Marketing certificate
Growth Marketing
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Intermediate
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18 - 24 hours
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1061 students

Take your marketing to the next level. Become an expert in the tools, techniques and strategies that the world’s leading marketers use to drive growth.

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Marketing certificate
Growth Strategies
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Intermediate
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3 days (live)
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851 students

Learn how growth marketing can unlock growth in your business and make you a better leader. Strategise your way to better results and become a trailblazer.

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Business & Innovation Certificate
Project Management
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Beginner
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18 - 24 hours

Become a certified project manager and start delivering results in a fast & cost-effective way by applying project management methods, principles and mindset.

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Business & Innovation Certificate
Crypto & Web 3 Foundations
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Beginner
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18 - 24 hours

Explore how blockchain technology works in the real world. Learn about wallets, crypto investing and other web3 basics like DeFi and smart contracts.

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Business & Innovation Certificate
Digital Leadership
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Intermediate
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18 - 24 hours
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1021 students

Rethink business. Lead differently. Lead your team to success with a clear vision and future-proof strategies in the digital era.

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Data & Analytics Certificate
Data Fundamentals
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Beginner
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15 hours
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433 students

Get to grips with the basics of data analytics with the experts. Get confident with data and learn how to use it to improve your performance at work.

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Data & Analytics Certificate
Data Visualisation & Storytelling
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Beginner
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10 - 12 hours
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480 students

Engage your audience and drive results by translating data into compelling visuals and stories.

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Data & Analytics Certificate
Business Analytics
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18 - 24 hours
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832 students

Become a data hero and build a data-driven organization. Learn how business analytics can build the strategies that help your business grow.

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ux design Certificate
Design Thinking
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10 - 12 hours
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494 students

Learn the basics of design thinking. Start using design principles to drive innovation and inform decision-making at all levels.

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Growth Tribe is your learning partner.

Growth Tribe is a community of like-minded and forward thinking individuals who understand that learning should be an everyday experience, as well as an enjoyable one.

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See what some of our participants say:

The cross-functional UX Design course gave me everything needed to find a suitable job for me. I think it has the perfect combination of learning and hands-on experience. I would definitely recommend it!

Carlijn van Engelen
Product Designer
Pivotal Labs

This course is a must-attend for both data enthusiasts and non-data specialists. I came into this course thinking it would be hard to follow, but the trainers and workshop itself made me understand that this is a skill set we can all learn and need now (not to mention the multitude of tools you get as well to start applying the learnings immediately).

Ali Fenwick
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Lead

Growth Tribe delivers extremely good value for money and they are able to make complex matters very accessible. Their workshops are fast-paced, easy to grasp and full of useful tools.

Jasper Mutsaerts
Startup Coach
Jasper Mutsaerts

As a brand and marketing professional, I found the course entry to approaching my work in a more data-driven and analytical way. I know I will start benefiting from this new knowledge from the first day back in the office. So the investment in terms of time and money will be immediate to both me and my company.

Merran Wrigley
Global Head of B2B Systems
Testimonial company

I just really enjoy the way GT cuts all unnecessary and complicated things and motivates everyone to just go for it. Start, get your data right, make the right decision, fail and just adjust. Even from a corporate perspective it is liberating and just so true; just do it.

Nassim Cherifi
Business Analyst
Eneco

If you need a course in which you want to learn every part of data analytics, this is the course!

Ramon de Ruijter
eCommerce Specialist
Boska

I was looking for a robust introduction to Data Analysis so that I could more accurately estimate my own abilities within the field. I got exactly what I was looking for and now feel confident to perform Data Analysis on my own projects :) Thank you so much GT!

Jordy Backes
Shopify Expert and Developer
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This course is a great way to dive into the world of data analytics. Not only will it expand your knowledge of theory and tools, it also helps you put theory into practice right away. The instructors are extremely helpful and always willing to help you push your development further. Definitely recommend!

Nadine van der Wal
Global Growth Marketer
Upfield

Growth Tribe challenges the status quo of universities / MBA programs / etc which have fallen behind in terms of teaching people skills for the data age. You learn far more in one of their 12-week classes than an entire top-tier 3-year degree.

Theodor Andrei
Digital Growth Manager
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Why should you be looking to learn digital skills in 2022?

Digital skills help you stay relevant in today’s world.

  • More than 90% of marketing jobs require digital skills (LinkedIn)
  • Digital marketers and growth marketers are the top emerging roles in Marketing (WEF)
  • 75% of jobs will require advanced digital skills by 2030 (Snap)
  • Businesses that create a culture of experimentation grow 8x faster (HBR)
marketing executives

of marketing executives recognize a critical talent shortage due to a lack of digital skills

Source: DMI

  • Only 43% of digital natives are functionally data literate (Exasol)
  • 94% of workers agree that data helps them do their job better (Qlik)
  • 74% of leaders require data in decision making (Tableau)
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Recruiters rank data literacy as the highest in-demand skill for entry-level candidates today.

Source: Tableau

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Frequently asked questions

How do I apply?
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Before you can request STAP budget at the UWV, you need to pre-register with Growth Tribe to get an aanmeldbewijs (registration certificate).

New funding is unlocked every two months. The next window opens at 10:00 on 2 January. Have your aanmeldbewijs ready so you can take these steps right away to claim your funding!

1. Log into the STAP student portal using DigiD
Wait time may be long – please be patient and don’t navigate away from the page to keep your space in the queue. 

2. Upload your STAP aanmeldbewijs
This was emailed to you when you pre-registered with us. 

3. Fill in your student ID number
Your student ID is the first line on your aanmeldbewijs and is also listed in our application reminder emails.

4. Confirm the course you're pre-registered for
If there's a course already listed for you, please confirm that it matches the one on your aanmeldbewijs. Otherwise, select the course listed on your aanmeldbewijs.

5. Complete the student background survey

6. Submit your application

7. Wait for the UWV's response

You'll receive a confirmation email from STAP if your application has been successfully sent. They'll then take up to 4 weeks to make a decision on your application. If you're approved, the government will transfer payment to us and we'll convert your approval into enrolment in your course.

Good luck with your application! 🍀 If you run into problems, contact us for help.

Approved budget requests are paid directly by STAP to the trainer before your course begins; please don’t purchase a course first and expect to be reimbursed later!

Am I eligible?
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The government makes the final call on eligibility. They officially state that you’re eligible if:

  • You’re between 18 and 67 years old
  • You’ve earned Dutch income for at least 6 months in the last 2 years

However, even if you don’t seem to meet these requirements, it’s worth double-checking! Log in at https://www.stapuwv.nl/login and click on “Vraag STAP-budget aan” to see if you’re eligible.

How many people can use the budget? Will it run out?
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The government has allocated funding for STAP through 2026. STAP money becomes available in two-month windows. For 2022, about €32M in funds (enough for about 320,000 people) will be released at the start of March, May, July, September, and November. Details about budget availability and the next subsidy period opening date can be found here.

Each time more funding is released, it’s allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Demand is high, so you need to be quick! This is why it’s key that you pre-register with us and finalise your application in the STAP portal as soon as you can when your funding window opens

If the budget for the period in which you’re applying gets used up before you’re approved, you can reapply in the next period by re-submitting this form

Which Growth Tribe courses can I use STAP funding for?
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It’s simple - all of them!

STAP funds up to €1000 in training costs per eligible person per year. This amount entirely covers the cost of our on-demand courses and partially covers our live course fees.

If you opt to apply for the STAP budget for a live course, you’ll be contacted to pay the ticket cost above the €1000 paid by STAP before your seat's fully reserved.

Can I change or cancel my request after applying?
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Uncertain about moving forward with your STAP budget application at Growth Tribe? Speak with one of our learning consultants to get advice on course selection, the STAP process, and more!

If you've pre-registered with Growth Tribe for the STAP budget and have decided not to move forward with your application, please reach out to support@growthtribe.nl.

If you’ve applied & already been approved by UWV STAP, it's possible to cancel up until two weeks before your course begins (as per our general terms and conditions). You'll find more information from STAP on this process here. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to switch courses once you’ve been approved.

If you've been approved and already started your course, unfortunately, it's no longer possible to cancel with us. You can withdraw your STAP subsidy with the government if they allow, but you are still financially liable for your course with us.

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