Certificate in Entrepreneurship

Waterford Institute of Technology (WD_BENTU_SP)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Business in Entrepreneurship

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part-Time

ECTS Credits

30

Skills Area

Business and Entrepreneurship

General Information
Contact

Joan McDonald

Email

springboard@wit.ie

Phone

051 302849 / 051 302040

Address

WIT
Cork Rd
Waterford

Important Dates
Application Deadline

29/09/2017

Start Date

11/09/2017

About this Course

This course will begin in January 2018

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with the transferable, multidisciplinary skills to set up and run their own business and/or to take up entrepreneurial opportunities in established organisations. The Programme emerged from regional imperatives to build entrepreneurial talent and a lively community of interest in business formation and growth.

The programme will be made up of three modules totalling 30 credits. Modules carry different credit weighting to reflect the key focus and objectives of the Programme on the effectuation of the start-up process. The modules provide students with the blend of transferable skills, practical know-how and knowledge of entrepreneurship:

• Entrepreneurship Practice (10 credits)
This module will provide students with transferable skills appropriate to small business imperatives and settings. The module will be delivered using dynamic teaching methodologies and mentoring relevant to the individual learner and their
specific transferable skills needs.

• Effectuating and Managing the Start-Up Process (15 credits)
This module will provide students with practical knowhow to effectuate the start-up process using lean start-up principles.Students will be offered workshops to help them enact each stage from problem identification to product market fit.

• Knowledge and Social Capital Building (5 credits)
This module will provide students with the contextual knowledge to network, engage with enterprise agents, identify and win resources for their start-up. Workshop topics include: P.R., developing the brand and building corporate identity, CRM, selling, networking, communications and presentation.

Entry Requirements

a. Standard entry with Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
b. Recognition of Prior Leaning (RPL).
c. English language requirements for level 7 study.
d. All applicants will be required to attend a mandatory screening interview.

Long Description

The Certificate in Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with the transferable, multidisciplinary skills to set up and run their own business and/or to take up entrepreneurial opportunities in established organisations. The Programme emerged from regional imperatives to build entrepreneurial talent and a lively community of interest in business formation and growth.
Shaped by enterprise support agencies, funding bodies and industry representatives, the Programme will appeal to those interested in building start-ups or adding value to their role as an intrapreneur in an established organisation or family business. Using lean start-up principles, students will be immersed in practicedriven workshops in ideation, customer validation, prototyping, business model design, project management, public relations, marketing, and financial management. Dynamic learning methodologies will create an engaging and interactive experience for students to focus on the advancement of their business start-up toward product-market fit. By the end of the Programme, participants will have developed a sound business model and action plan for its implementation.
This Programme may act as a feeder to other enterprise programmes such as the Local Enterprise Offices' 'Start Your Own Business' and Enterprise Ireland's 'New Frontiers' programmes. The Programme addresses regional demand for enterprise creation and small business management capabilities.

Timetable Info

Indicative Timetable
The programme is planned to run over 3 mornings per week, Tue, Wed and Thu (9.15-12.15) for the 12 weeks of semester 1, commencing Sept 12th. All classes will be held on the Cork Road campus.

Delivery Location

Campus/Classroom

Delivery Notes

Campus/Classroom

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Neil Quinlan/Joan Mangan

Address

Waterford Institute Of Technology,
Cork Road,
Waterford.

Phone

051-302849

Email

springboard@wit.ie