€3.5m will fund an extra 750 digital skills courses

By: June 17, 2020
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Good news for people who want to gain new, highly sought-after digital skills and increase their chances of landing a top job.

Springboard+ and ICT Skills programmes, which were only available to those on social welfare, are now open to people in employment and those considering returning to employment, such as homemakers.

The Springboard+ programmes will also be offered through a wide range of flexible routes designed to work around “career and family commitments”.

The Institute of Technology Carlow’s Springboard+ funding supports 21 industry-focused programmes ranging from Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees, Higher Diplomas, Postgraduates Certificates and Masters. Nearly 750 places will be made available to learners looking to upskill, change career or return to employment.

From Masters of Science to Higher Diplomas
The list of Springboard+ courses are: Master of Science in Data Science; Master of Science in Supply Chain Management; Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs; Master of Science in Digital Media and Business Analytics; Postgraduate Diploma in Business; Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Device Regulatory Affairs; Postgraduate Certificate in Design and Visualisation; Postgraduate Certificate in Workforce Management; Higher Diploma in Business in International Financial Services; Higher Diploma in Business in Supply Chain Management; Higher Diploma in Science Computing (Systems and Information Technologies Services) ICT Skills; Higher Diploma in Digital Media Design; Higher Diploma in Science in Digital Marketing with Analytics; Certificate in Data Protection; Bachelor of Science in Energy Management (Buildings); Diploma in Health and Safety at Work; Diploma in Management Effectiveness & Practice; Certificate in On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal; Certificate in Purchasing Strategy, Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma; Certificate in Marketing with Social Media Skills; Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

“Our programmes are identified nationally as of critical importance and key to developing skills in the region. We know that the blended model of delivery will also provide flexibility to individuals in managing their commitments and developing their skills,” says Dr Joseph Collins, head of the faculty of lifelong learning.

Full details of approved Springboard+ programmes are available at www.itcarlow.ie or directly on www.springboardcourses.ie by selecting ‘Institute of Technology Carlow’ programmes.

The Institute of Technology Carlow through its faculty of lifelong learning will be running Springboard+ and ICT Skills information sessions during the summer, giving applicants a chance to meet with academic staff and ask questions.

Queries can be emailed to springboard@itcarlow.ie.