Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity (January 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-EIC-L6-60)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity (60 credits)

NFQ Level

Level 6 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Department of Marketing, Enterprise and Digital Communications

General Information
Contact

Brigid Della Pace

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

Phone

+353 61 293055

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Important Dates
Application Deadline

06/12/2021

Start Date

10/01/2022

End Date

03/10/2022

About this Course

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

This programme has been created as a consortium programme between Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology to enhance the skills of those interested in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for students to develop the technical, entrepreneurial, interpersonal, innovation and managerial knowledge, skills and competencies required for a variety of job opportunities in their own business. The programme intends to provide the students with a knowledge of those business disciplines which form the basis for a successful career as an entrepreneur:-
- to develop the students understanding of the environmental factors which impact upon entrepreneurial development, the innovation culture, the growth, and the success of modern business organisations.
- to increase the students awareness of how effective interpersonal relations at work contributes to the public image of an organisation and to its success.
- to enhance students awareness of potential business and innovation opportunities, sources of finance, appropriate technologies, marketing strategies and social media tools appropriate to the modern business environment.
- to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst students.
- to develop the students communication skills.

There is also a focus on underpinning management and interpersonal skills. These areas include an ability to manage oneself in an entrepreneurial environment. Ability to contribute effectively and participate in a business team. Capacity to participate, (contribute and collaborate), and contribute constructively in a structured team environment across the core business areas. The focus is also on the students ability to display effective communication & personal skills to successfully deal with a range of work and life situations.

This programme has been identified by the consortium as adding real value to potential start-ups and creating employment in the consortium region.

Entry Requirements

(a) Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age). However, if candidates are below 23 with an acumen for
entrepreneurship they may be admitted through an interview process.
or
(b) Leaving Certificate Grade O6 in five subjects at ordinary level (or equivalent) to include mathematics and a language
(English or Irish), or equivalent.
Entry requirements will be reviewed as part of the development of AIT's and LIT's APEL policy

1. Proof of required qualification or approved equivalent
Current CV *must be up to date
Proof of nationality ie. passport
Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

2. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) / Special Case Registrations: Prospective participants who do not meet the educational qualification entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should notify the Flexible Learning Office and request consideration under RPL. Please submit your application online here and then email Springboard@lit.ie requesting consideration under LIT’s RPL policy. Please state your unique Springboard reference number, name and chosen course.

3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of each applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements. We do not require proof of IELTS however, each applicant must ensure that their English is to above standard and they will be able to participate without any language barrier.

4. EXAMS: ***TBC***To be set during the programme.
Need to check. Please note that the exams for this course will take place weekdays, during daytime hours i.e. between the hours of 9am and 6pm. TBC closer to Exam Time.

5. FEES: (Level 6) The overall fee for this programme is €4,500. This programme is 100% Springboard funded for ALL successful applicants.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.



Long Description

**** PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAMME WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. PLEASE READ BELOW REQUIREMENTS AND EMAIL Springboard@lit.ie TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST. WE WILL THEN EMAIL YOU WHEN WE OPEN FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS. ****

his programme has been created as a consortium programme between Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology to enhance the skills of those interested in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The aim of this programme is to provide an opportunity for students to develop the technical, entrepreneurial, interpersonal, innovation and managerial knowledge, skills and competencies required for a variety of job opportunities in their own business. The programme intends to provide the students with a knowledge of those business disciplines which form the basis for a successful career as an entrepreneur:-
- to develop the students understanding of the environmental factors which impact upon entrepreneurial development, the innovation culture, the growth, and the success of modern business organisations.
- to increase the students awareness of how effective interpersonal relations at work contributes to the public image of an organisation and to its success.
- to enhance students awareness of potential business and innovation opportunities, sources of finance, appropriate technologies, marketing strategies and social media tools appropriate to the modern business environment.
- to cultivate a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation amongst students.
- to develop the students communication skills.

There is also a focus on underpinning management and interpersonal skills. These areas include an ability to manage oneself in an entrepreneurial environment. Ability to contribute effectively and participate in a business team. Capacity to participate, (contribute and collaborate), and contribute constructively in a structured team environment across the core business areas. The focus is also on the students ability to display effective communication & personal skills to successfully deal with a range of work and life situations.

This programme has been identified by the consortium as adding real value to potential start-ups and creating employment in the consortium region.

Modules

1. Prof.Dev.Career Planning, WBL 10ECTS: : Introduction to planning and delivering career development
2. The Business Env. and the Entrepreneur 10ECTS: Introduction to how the business environment influences business
opportunities for new businesses
3. Entrepreneurial Skills 10 ECTS: Introduction to development of effective entrepreneurial skills
4. Finance for Entrepreneurs 10 ECTS: Introduction to financial management for business start ups
5. New Business Idea Development and Commercialisation10ECTS:: Intr. to new business idea generation and commercialisation
6. Marketing and Sales 10ECTS: Intr. to marketing and sales in a business start up

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Timetable Info

TBC

Delivery Location

LIT Moylish Campus, Limerick

Delivery Notes

Blended

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Brigid Della Pace

Address

*** The Department of Flexible Learning & Springboard+ Team in LIT request that all supporting documents be uploaded to your online application. Thank you.***

Phone

+353 61 293055

Email

Springboard@lit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be granted based on relevant experience and training in accordance with LIT's RPL Policy.

Application Procedures

Apply online here at www.springboardcourses.ie. Once you submit your application you will receive an automated acknowledgement email with a unique reference application number. Please quote this reference number when contacting Springboard LIT.

To complete the application process you must upload the following supporting documents:

1. Current CV *must be up to date
2. Proof of existing required educational qualification or equivalent
3. Proof of nationality ie. passport
4. Proof of employment/social welfare/returner status dated within the last month (see below)

Please note that places are LIMITED and only COMPLETE applications can be assessed by the Programme Team. Please apply online here for your programme and ensure ALL Supporting Documents are uploaded to your application. The onus is on each applicant to ensure ALL documents are uploaded. LIT will not pursue applicants for missing documents.

EMPLOYED APPLICANTS: ONE of the following: A recent payslip / most recent P60 / revenue documentation letter from employer confirming this (amounts may be redacted from financial documents) / letter/email from employer / proof from company website etc. Dated within the last month.

UNEMPLOYED APPLICANTS: Proof of social welfare: Written confirmation from the Department of Employment Social Protection (DEASP) that you are a Social Welfare recipient at the commencement of the course. Name of payment. Receipt from Post Office may suffice. Dated within the last month.

RETURNERS: If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarized affidavit confirming this. Download here and have completed by Peace Commissioner (no charge) or Commissioner of Oaths.

FORMERLY SELF-EMPLOYED: Provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

EXAMS: ***TBC***

FEES: (Level 6) The overall fee for this programme is €4,500. This programme is 100% Springboard funded for ALL successful applicants.

LIT Flexible Learning Policies & Procedures are available through below link. Please copy & Paste into your browser:
https://lit.ie/en-ie/study-at-lit/course-information/flexible-learning-professional-courses/policies-and-procedures

This course will be Springboard funded for 21-22 academic year only. Applicants must complete this programme within this academic year. It is not possible to defer your place to the following academic year as we cannot guarantee that this course will run or be funded again. We would also advise you to review Former Springboard+ Participant guidelines

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.