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IT Sligo offering 20 Springboard-funded courses to help people upskill or get back to work

17th Jun 2020

  • Courses designed for unemployed and those wishing to upskill in the workplace
  • All courses delivered online and completed within one year
  • Programmes to commence September 2020

IT Sligo is offering 20 courses in the areas of Science, Technology and Engineering funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) under the Springboard+ 2020 programme.

The courses are free for unemployed participants and for all participants on level 6 programmes, with 90% funding for those in employment on programmes from level 7 to level 9. These are delivered part time online and are completed within one year.

The 2020 Springboard allocations were launched today (Wednesday, June 17) by Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister of State for Training Skills, Innovation, Research and Development John Halligan.

Springboard courses are tailored to meet key growth areas such as Biopharmaceutical Science, Information Technology, Lean Sigma and Quality.

IT Sligo has received funding for Springboard courses from Springboard every year since 2011, and its courses are designed for those actively seeking employment or those already in employment who are wishing to upskill.

IT Sligo is a national leader in developing and delivering online education. Its online learning programmes are designed for students who want to study part time at a pace that matches their work/life balance. Course delivery is flexible and includes web-cast classes, which are also recorded so that students who are unable to take part in the live sessions can access them at any time.

All content is delivered online with either limited or no attendance requirement.

The Springboard-funded courses at IT Sligo are accredited programmes and confer Certificates on graduation from levels 6 through to Postgraduate level 9.

This year’s courses are:

Faculty of Engineering & Design
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Certificate in Quality Assurance Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Validation Technologies Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) Level 7 Online 1-Year Part-time
Department of Civil Engineering & Construction
Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Department of Computing and Electronic Engineering
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing Level 8 Online 2-Years Part-time
Certificate in Computer Networks & Cloud Infrastructure Level 8 Online 1-Year Part-time
Post Graduate Diploma in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Faculty of Science
Department of Environmental Science
Certificate in Health and Safety Representation Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Department of Life Sciences
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing* Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate Biopharmaceutical Aseptic Operations* Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing Level 7 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Bioprocess Engineering3 Level 7 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Science in Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs & Quality Level 8 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science* Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing* Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Quality Analytics for Biopharma* Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Masters in Biopharmaceutical Processing Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Department of Health and Nutritional Science
Certificate in Health Data Analytics Level 7 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Health Project Management Level 9 Online 1-Year Part-time
Faculty of Business & Social Sciences
Certificate in Social Media Marketing Level 6 Online 1-Year Part-time
Certificate in Remote Working Supervision Level 8 Online 1-Year Part-time

*Joint programme delivery with National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT). Apply on Springboard with NIBRT as the Provider.

To find out more about the courses, visit www.itsligo.ie/springboard

Applications will open 25th June on the Springboard+20 website www.springboardcourses.ie

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

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