Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development (Regional) (Dublin October 2020)

Trinity College Dublin (DPCIA-IEDE-1F04D)
Key Programme Details
Award

Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

30

Department

Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace

General Information
Contact

Jane Flanagan

Email

springboard@tcd.ie

Phone

086 0320487

Address

Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace
Trinity Campus,
Trinity College Dublin,
Dublin 2

Role

Student Recruitment Officer

Important Dates
Application Deadline

03/09/2020

Start Date

12/10/2020

End Date

16/04/2021

About this Course

Aimed at professionals who want to be job shapers and not seekers, this course equips graduates with the creative confidence and skills to translate ideas into innovative solutions.
Delivered online, this course aims to support flexibility in learning opportunities and is accessible to applicants nationwide.
Graduates will develop their creative potential, their critical and lateral thinking and an understanding of the societal and economic value that can be achieved by applying an innovative approach in enterprise.
The course combines theoretical knowledge with a focus on developing the applied skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activity.

This part-time programme will run from October 2020 to April 2021. Due to government guidance and Trinity directives on social distancing, this course will be delivered online.

The closing date for RPL applicants is the 27th August 2020.
The closing date for applicants in receipt of a Level 8 Honours degree (180 ECTS) is the 3rd September 2020.

Objectives

• Develop creative potential, critical and lateral thinking skills
• Develop the ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team and to understand team roles
• Learn to communicate with and to interact with industry collaborators
• Actively experience and engage in the innovation process
• Develop the understanding of innovation across a range of discipline areas
• Understand the societal and economic value associated with innovation
• Appreciate the process involved in bringing an idea through to application/implementation

Entry Requirements

Recognised NFQ Level 8 Degree.
(Candidates who hold degrees from an institution outside Ireland must also supply a Level 8 comparability statement from NARIC. https://www.qqi.ie/Articles/Pages/Qualifications-Recognition.aspx

Applications are encouraged from individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures.

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for application for RPL applicants is the 27/08/2020.
The deadline for those in receipt of a Level 8 is the 03/09/20.
No late applications will be considered.

Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Interest
Copy of Level 8 Honours degree (180 ECTS) (where applicable)
Eligibility category (e.g. Returners, Employed/Unemployed, Formerly self employed)
Reference 1 (Academic)
Reference 2 (Professional)

Long Description

Entrepreneurship is a significant driver of economic growth and job creation. It facilitates the creation of new companies, new markets and nurtures new skills and capabilities. Innovation and entrepreneurship combined give rise to new ideas, products, processes and services.
This certificate programme seeks to produce graduates that possess these skills and will contribute to Ireland becoming a global innovation leader. It links higher education and innovation capacity to the needs of the public and private sectors, providing a platform for missions across disciplines and across multiple fields and innovation activities. It is helping Ireland become a country recognised for innovation, competitive advantage and continuing academic excellence fostering a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship where Irish graduates can be job shapers and not just job seekers. To achieve this, the programme empowers students to translate creative and innovative ideas into products, services and policies for commercial, social and cultural benefit. Trinity strives to pursue excellence in the education of future innovation leaders, now offering a cohesive integrated learning journey for the aspiring entrepreneur from early stage concept formation to incubator, accelerator and external (or creative) funding supports. On this programme, enterprising students will learn the fundamentals of creative and design thinking, idea development, opportunity generation/recognition and venture planning tools/concepts to bring innovative products and services to market. Students will learn to be innovative and entrepreneurial in their approach to problem solving and to addressing national and international societal issues. With over six years experience delivering postgraduate programmes in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship encompassing cohorts at undergraduate, postgraduate, academic and executive level, Tangent, Trinity's Idea's Workspace are well positioned to develop a talent pipeline of future entrepreneurs and innovation leaders.

Upon completion of this programme, graduates will:
- Develop their creative potential, critical and lateral thinking skills
- Develop their ability to work effectively in an inter-disciplinary team and to understand team roles.
- Learn to communicate with and to interact with industry collaborators
- Actively experience and engage in the innovation process
- Develop their understanding of innovation across a range of discipline areas
- Understand the societal and economic value associated with innovation
- Appreciate the process involved in bringing an idea through to application/implementation

As well as fostering core competencies in leadership, communication and teamwork, this programme will provide graduates with structured progression routes to careers in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship should they wish to pursue this direction.

Why Choose This Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise Development aims to empower students to translate their creative and innovative ideas into products, services and policies. You will learn the fundamentals of innovation, idea generation, opportunity recognition and enterprise. You will acquire the tools needed to be innovative and entrepreneurial in your approach to problem solving and how to address societal issues on national and international levels. Our students will experience and engage with entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry mentors through both classroom and online environments.

Application is open to applicants nationwide, however as this is a regional course, priority will be given to those who live and/or work in the Dublin geographic area.

Career Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to develop the personal qualities of communication, leadership, adaptability, and flexibility within a team. They develop an entrepreneurial and/or intrapreneurial mindset, maximising their creative potential in current or future roles.

The programme is underpinned by a range of career supports from Trinity for professional and personal development.

Timetable Info

The part-time course will take place two evenings a week for 26 weeks from 6-9pm. The course is scheduled to start the week beginning 12th October 2020.
There will be a number of weekend workshop days also as part of the timetable.

Students on this course will take 3 x 10ECTS modules to achieve the Level 9 Postgraduate Certificate.

Delivery Location

This course will be delivered online using Blackboard, Trinity's Virtual Learning System. This is in line with government guidelines and Trinity directives regarding social distancing. We will continue to review government guidelines and restrictions and notify all students if this changes.
Throughout the course, a strong focus is placed on experiential and action-focused learning on the programme, which is taught via a combination of masterclasses, workshops and project-based learning.
This programme will be delivered regionally with this course focusing on the Dublin area. Applicants from any county in the Republic of Ireland may apply, however priority will be given to those who live and/or work in the Dublin geographic area.

Delivery Notes

This course will take place online as per government guidelines and Trinity directives regarding social distancing. All students will be expected to have access to a laptop or PC, a working webcam and access to the internet.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Jane Flanagan

Address

Tangent, Trinity's Ideas Workspace
Trinity Business School
Trinity Campus,
Dublin 2

Phone

086 0320487

Email

springboard@tcd.ie

RPL Information

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures. https://www.tcd.ie/teaching-learning/assets/pdf/RPL%20Policy%20Final.pdf

Application Procedures

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS IN HARD COPY.

Application procedures: ONLINE ONLY via the SPRINGBOARD WEBSITE

Application Deadline: 03/09/2020 (for those in possession of a Level 8)
Application Deadline: 27/08/2020 (for RPL candidates)

In order for your application to be considered to this programme, applicants must upload ALL relevant documents in the following five categories:

1. Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max)

2. Statement of Interest (approx 500 words)

3. Copy of completed Level 8 degree parchment /official transcript. For those with international qualifications please refer to NARIC regarding equivalence to a level 8 qualification.

4. Proof of HEA Springboard eligibility: please refer to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility - Queries regarding eligibility should be directed in the first instance to HEA Springboard; springboard@hea.ie.

5. Two written references, academic or professional under the following headings: 1. What capacity do you know the individual 2. Can you recommend their suitability for the course Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise Development. References should be on headed paper with relevant contact details.

All documentation must be submitted via the Springboard application portal.

TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS IN HARD COPY.

Due to the high volume of applications for this programme, we regret that we are unable to provide detailed feedback on a per applicant basis.

SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW

Applicants are assessed in the first instance on the information provided on the Springboard Application Portal – no additional documentation will be passed to the selection committee for consideration.

Following consideration of all applications the selection committee will make one of the following recommendations:

- That you are to be called for interview.
- That you are to be offered a place.
- That your name is to be put on a waiting list.
- That your application has been unsuccessful.

Due to the time required to assess each application, it may be several weeks from the time of application before you are notified of a decision.

Due to a high volume of applications, we regret that feedback cannot be provided to individuals.

NOTIFICATION OF OUTCOME OF APPLICATION

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application through their Springboard portal. Applicants who are offered a place will be requested to confirm their acceptance in line with the Springboard regulations to secure the place.

Please be aware that the Springboard application process is a competitive one and that interviews and/or offers are not guaranteed.
Please note, upon registration students are required to pay the €8 USI levy.

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