16th Dec 2019

Limited places are now available on a January intake for funded part-time Springboard+ courses

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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.

CCT College Dublin is proud to be involved with the Springboard+ initiative since its inception in 2011, successfully upskilling and reskilling hundreds of participants in technology-related programmes from level 6 to level 8 on the national framework of qualifications. Springboard+ funded programmes have transformed many careers and lives throughout the years. In addition to this, CCT College Dublin has also produced graduates from a variety of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) validated programmes at certificate, degree and postgraduate level.

In 2018 CCT College Dublin and Microsoft entered into a strategic partnership to develop and design a range of programmes in the emerging technology areas.  The partnership involves collaboration with Microsoft’s Irish Partner Network of over 1,000 companies.  Three of these programmes, in the areas of Data Analytics, Data Science and Networking and Systems Security, were launched under the national Springboard+ 2019 initiative and commenced in September 2019.  Due to demand, CCT College Dublin is delighted to confirm that limited places have been made available to eligible applicants for a January 2020 intake.

The programme content of the Diploma in Data Science reflects contemporary design and content which provides learners with the opportunity to build core foundation knowledge in the areas of data science, business analytics, visualisation and machine learning.

The Diploma in Data Analytics for Business 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.

The Diploma in Networking and Systems Security 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 all programmes:

  • Programmes will be delivered in partnership with Microsoft using CCT and Microsoft expert Tutors, drawn from academia and industry
  • Skills-based course provision using an innovative practical industry-aligned integrated assessment model
  • Globally recognised
  • Programmes are structured over one academic year, part-time, delivered over three semesters each of which is 12 weeks in duration. A series of lectures, practical labs and applications workshops will be delivered over two evenings per week, with an additional three Saturdays per semester also being included
  • Classes will be delivered in CCT College Dublin’s city centre campus on Westmoreland Street and Microsoft headquarters at 1 Microsoft Place, Leopardstown
  • Programmes are 90% funded by Springboard+ for those in employment or 100% funded for those who are currently unemployed or returning to the workplace (subject to eligibility).

Application is open and should be made via the links below on the Springboard+ courses website. Places are awarded on a first come first served basis to eligible applicants. 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+ funding can be found here.

Diploma in Data Science
Diploma in Data Analytics for Business
Diploma in Networking and Systems Security 

If you or anyone you know who may be interested have any questions regarding these courses please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions team online or call 01 6333444.