Funded Courses Starting Jan 2021

educationFunded Courses Starting Jan 2021

Funded Courses Starting Jan 2021

Jobs Stimulus  |  Human Capital Initiative  |  Springboard

This page brings together all of the funded courses that will start in January at WIT and includes:

  • summary infomation on Eligibility for each scheme - while the schemes are similar there are small but important differences in eligibility.
  • information of How to Apply to each scheme including links to Apply Online for courses that are open for applications.

The courses are funded under four national initiatives:

  1. the well-established 'Springboard+' initiative designed to help people upskill and re-skill to meet the skills needs of the economy.
  2. an new extension of Springboard funded under the 'Human Capital Initiative - Pillar 1' with these courses offered through the Springboard website.
  3. the new 'Jobs Stimulus - Postgraduate Provision' initiative - announced by Minister Harris in July 2020 as part of Ireland's response to the pandemic which offers funded, full-time Masters degrees. 
  4. the new 'Jobs Stimulus - Modular Provision' initiative - announced by Minister Harris in July 2020 as part of Ireland's response to the pandemic which offers funded shorter courses.

Please see below for more information and application procedure for each scheme.


 

Springboard and Human Capital Initiative Courses

Plase click here to go to the main Springboard and HCI Pillar 1 courses page.

 


 

Jobs Stimulus - Postgraduate Provision

 

Eligible for Funded Places: Returners / Employed / Previously Self-Employed / Recent Graduates*
Not Eligible: Unemployed
Eligible Applicants must be ordinarily resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency rules as aligned to Springboard as detailed here https://springboardcourses.ie/faq

* 'Recent Graduates' - unlike Springboard people who have graduated from a full-time level 8 degree (but who are not collecting unemployemnt benefit) are eligible to apply.

No Fees Apply: Returners are fully funded - i.e. they pay no course fee to do the course#
Fees Apply: Employed / Previously Self-Employed / Recent Graduates pay 10% of the overall course fee# - the amount directly payable by the student is set out below.
# PAC Fee: All applicants who are made a confirmed offer of a funded-place will need to register online through the national PAC system - a €50 fee is payable to PAC to complete that process.

Note: Learners can only be registered on one publicly funded higher education course whether that be Springboard+, HCI Pillar 1 or Jobs Stimulus Postgraduate or Modular courses. Learners are not permitted to be registered on two courses in the one academic year.  In the case of modular courses applicants can register on multiple modular courses as long as they don't exceed 30 credits.

Academic Eligibility: Eligible participants must have at least a level 8 qualification or equivalent prior to acceptance onto a course. Please see the specific Entry Requirements for each course on each course page linked below.

English Language Competency: Applicants whose first language is not English must submit documentary evidence of competency in English. Please see Click Here for WIT’s English Language Requirements.

Delivery model: Courses are generally delivered using online synchronous classes with further learning support via WIT’s virtual learning environment. 

Note on Personal Data: Personal data may be shared with the Higher Education Authority, for example to determine eligibility for funding or for statistical purposes. This will at all times be done in compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Further information can be found here- https://hea.ie/about-us/data_protection/

WIT Courses Funded

Apply

Applications open 
Fri 20th Nov at 10.00am

Closing date for applications

Deadline may be extended if all places not filled by this date

Timing of classes

Fees 

(where applicable)
Engineering        
MSc Innovative Technology Engineering 
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online daytime Thurs & Fri €900
MEng Electronic Engineering
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online 2 days per week €900
MSc Sustainable Energy Engineering
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online  |  Timetable €900
Computing        
MSc in Computing (Enterprise Software Systems)
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online one morning
per week
€835
MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes)
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online with live classes during morning Mon – Fri  €835
Business        
MBS Internationalisation
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online Tues & Thurs 2pm-8.30pm  €895
MBS Management
ONE YEAR | FULL-TIME
9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online Tues & Thurs 2pm-8.30pm €895

 


 

Jobs Stimulus - Modular Provision

Eligible: Unemployed / Returners / Employed / Previously Self-Employed
Eligibility and other requirements in respect of modular skills courses will align with Springboard+ eligibility criteria. Further information on eligibility can be found here https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility . Eligible Applicants must be ordinarily resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency rules as aligned to Springboard as detailed here https://springboardcourses.ie/faq

No Fees Apply:

  • Unemployed / PUP / Returners are fully funded - they pay no fee to do the course.
  • Level 6 courses fully funded for all eligible candidates

Fees Apply: Employed / Recent Graduates must pay 10% of the overall course fee for level 7-9 courses - the amount directly payable by the student is set out below.

Note: Learners can only be registered on one publicly funded higher education course whether that be Springboard+, HCI Pillar 1 or Jobs Stimulus Postgraduate or Modular courses. Learners are not permitted to be registered on two courses in the one academic year.  In the case of modular courses applicants can register on multiple modular courses as long as they don't exceed 30 credits.

Academic Eligibility: Please see specific information in the 'Entry Requirements' section of the application form. Typically:

  • Level 6 courses require Leaving Cert or equivalent;
  • level 7 courses require a major award at level 6;
  • Level 8 Certs in Project Mgmt and Mgmt Development require a level 8 degree;
  • level 9 courses require a level 8 degree in a cognate area.

Delivery model: Courses are generally delivered using online synchronous classes with further learning support via WIT’s virtual learning environment.

Note on Personal Data: Personal data may be shared with the Higher Education Authority, for example to determine eligibility for funding or for statistical purposes. This will at all times be done in compliance with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018. Further information can be found here- https://hea.ie/about-us/data_protection/

Jobs Stimulus - Modular Provision Courses Level / Credits

Fees

(where applicable)

Apply

Applications open 
Fri 20th Nov at 10.00am

Closing date for applications

Deadline may be extended if all places not filled by this date

Timing of classes

Science          
Certificate in International Regulatory Affairs Level  9 / 10 Credits €100 Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations

Online daytime 
Jan 29/30  Feb 26/27
Mar 26/27  Apr 16/17

Education          
Digital Literacy (module) Level  6 / 10 Credits  n/a  Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations

Online full days

22,23 Jan & 5,6 Feb

Blended Learning (module) Level  9 / 10 Credits €95 9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online
Computing        
Certificate in Data Mining Level  9 / 10 Credits €95 9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online one morning
per week
Certificate in Mobile App Development Level  9 / 10 Credits €95 9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online one morning
per week
Certificate in User Experience and Design Level  9 / 10 Credits €95 9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Online one morning
per week
Business and Administration          
Digital Marketing and Social Media (module) Level  6 / 10 Credits  n/a  Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations Online / Evening
Payroll and Computerised Accounts (module) Level  6 / 10 Credits  n/a Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations

Online - 2 Groups

Evening TBC or AM on Tuesdays

L6 Certificate in Project Management Level  6 / 10 Credits  n/a  Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations Online / Evening
Certificate in Social Enterprise Management Level  7 / 30 Credits €220 9.00am on Thurs 21st Jan Online Fridays 9am -3pm.
L8 Certificate in Project Management Level  8 / 30 Credits €285 Full/Closed for applications unless places become available thru cancellations Online / 8 full days (4 Fri & 4 Sat) plus
1/2 evenings per week for 12 weeks
Governance and Ethics (module) Level  9 / 10 Credits €95 9.00am on Mon 18th Jan Mon 7-9pm