30th Jun 2020
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
Springboard+ funded programmes have transformed many careers and lives throughout the years. CCT College Dublin has been involved with the Springboard+ initiative since its inception in 2011, successfully educating hundreds of participants in technology-related programmes from level 6 to level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). This year Springboard+ and the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 are providing the employed as well as the unemployed and recent graduates the opportunity to obtain qualifications in areas where there are current and future skills shortages.
Following a successful intake in September 2020, we are now enrolling for a limited number of places on courses starting in early 2021. CCT College Dublin is delighted to announce free and 90% funded programmes in Data Analytics for Business, Networking and Systems Security, and Artificial Intelligence. These programmes, which will all commence again in January and February 2021, have a distinct industry focus and have been informed by the College’s existing strategic partnership with Microsoft Ireland, who have a partner network of over 1000 companies across the country.
Data Analytics Courses
The level 7 Diploma in Data Analytics for Business (view full course info here) will provide participants with the core knowledge and skills to enhance their business decision making as well as an understanding of the impact of machine learning on the modern workplace.
For those who already hold a degree and a competence in IT the level 8 Higher Diploma in Data Analytics for Business (view full course info here) will allow graduates convert to this area and to obtain knowledge and skills needed to implement data analysis in businesses undergoing digital transformation.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Courses
Another graduate conversion Higher Diploma programme, new for 2020, is the level 8 Higher Diploma in Artificial Intelligence Concepts and Applications (view full course info here). This programme gives graduates in IT or areas related to technology the opportunity to upskill or reskill for careers that require knowledge in the different types of accepted AI and its underlying implementation.
For those interested in AI but who do not already have a degree in IT it’s also possible to move into this area with a level 7 part-time Diploma in Artificial Intelligence and Working into the Future (view full course info here), funded by Springboard+.
The level 7 Diploma in Networking and Systems Security (view full course info here) will provide the course participants with the core knowledge and skills to build technical expertise and specialism within the emerging area of network and systems security.
Key Features of Springboard+ and HCI Funded Courses at CCT College Dublin
- These programmes will be delivered in partnership with Microsoft using CCT and Microsoft expert tutors, drawn from academia and industry.
- Skills based course provision using innovative practical industry aligned integrated assessment. Level 8 programmes are Graduate Conversion Programmes, available on a full-time (one year) or part-time (two year) basis.
- Flexible evening and weekend delivery.
- All programmes are validated or undergoing validation from QQI*.
- Programmes are 90% funded by Springboard+ and the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) for those in employment and recent graduates or 100% funded for those who are currently unemployed or returning to the workplace (subject to eligibility).
Application for Funded Courses at CCT College Dublin
Application is now open and should be made via the links below on the Springboard+ courses website. Please note that you will be required to submit a new application online for this intake even if you had previously applied for a course through Springboard+. Full eligibility for Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative (HCI) funding can be found here.
If you would benefit from these courses and funding and have any questions on them please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Admissions team with questions online here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via the live chat function on the course link on the CCT website.
Note: Application can only be accepted via the Springboard+ courses website. Full eligibility criteria for Springboard+ and HCI funded courses can be found on the central application website here www.springboardcourses.ie