Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Development for Creative Practices (January 2022)

Limerick Institute of Technology (SB21-EDCP-L9-60)
Key Programme Details
Award

Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Development for Creative Practices (Level 9, 60 ECTS)

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Limerick School of Art & Design

General Information
Contact

Veronica Walsh

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

30/11/2021

Start Date

03/01/2022

End Date

16/12/2022

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. ****

The Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Development for Creative Practices is a programme aimed at non-business graduates who are interested in starting a creative enterprise, looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in business with a focus on the creative industries sector or supporting the advancement of creative graduates into other sectors where organisations are increasingly hiring creative graduates for their creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and innovation capabilities.

This programme helps to close a significant gap for creative graduates offering them the opportunity to develop key entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills. Graduates will learn to develop these skills through the lens of the creative industries sector supporting the development of a deep understanding of the sector, promoting new venture creation and helping to further the government's agenda of smart specialisations in the region also. All modules will have a main focus on the creative industries sector.

Semester 1
Module 1:
New Enterprise Creation and Development
Fundamentals for starting a business
Value Proposition
Business modelling and visioning
Market Research and developing a deep understanding of the creative marketplace
Finding product - market fit
Market Entry & Route to market
Financing the business
Accountancy for new creative businesses Pitching & Presentations

Module 2: Business Development and Management
Practice Time & Project Management
Value Chain Development
Branding, Marketing & PR
Lead Development & Sales
Negotiation
Contracts, Law & IP
Resources & Capabilities - building a growing company.
Procurement & Outsourcing

Module 3: Leadership & Entrepreneurial Development
Strategic Leadership
Negotiation
Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 2
Module 4: Scaling a Business
Business modelling for a growth organisation
International sales
Strategic Management
Strategy
Accountancy & Finance Team,
Collaborations & Partnership

Module 5: Innovation & Product/Service Development
Innovation - creative problem solving / design thinking
Customer services and service innovation
New product development

Module 6: Communication
Presentations & Pitching
Digital Marketing and Content

Entry Requirements

This is a Level 9 postgraduate qualification. It is expected that candidates would be comfortable with technology. Ideal candidates would be those with previous design experience that may require enhanced technical qualifications to further their career. Prior experience with technology would be an advantage. This understanding is usually demonstrated with a portfolio of previous work or RPL. Successful candidates will then be called for an interview.

1. Proof of Level 8 qualification or approved equivalent
Sample portfolio of work
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: 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: The overall fee for this programme is €6,000. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €600. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

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

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

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***



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. ****

The Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Development for Creative Practices is a programme aimed at non-business graduates who are interested in starting a creative enterprise, looking to advance their careers by achieving a qualification in business with a focus on the creative industries sector or supporting the advancement of creative graduates into other sectors where organisations are increasingly hiring creative graduates for their creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and innovation capabilities.

This programme helps to close a significant gap for creative graduates offering them the opportunity to develop key entrepreneurial, business and leadership skills. Graduates will learn to develop these skills through the lens of the creative industries sector supporting the development of a deep understanding of the sector, promoting new venture creation and helping to further the government's agenda of smart specialisations in the region also. All modules will have a main focus on the creative industries sector.

Semester 1 - September 2021
Module 1:
New Enterprise Creation and Development
Fundamentals for starting a business
Value Proposition
Business modelling and visioning
Market Research and developing a deep understanding of the creative marketplace
Finding product - market fit
Market Entry & Route to market
Financing the business
Accountancy for new creative businesses Pitching & Presentations

Module 2: Business Development and Management
Practice Time & Project Management
Value Chain Development
Branding, Marketing & PR
Lead Development & Sales
Negotiation
Contracts, Law & IP
Resources & Capabilities - building a growing company.
Procurement & Outsourcing

Module 3: Leadership & Entrepreneurial Development
Strategic Leadership
Negotiation
Ethics & Sustainability

Semester 2 - January 2022
Module 4: Scaling a Business
Business modelling for a growth organisation
International sales
Strategic Management
Strategy
Accountancy & Finance Team,
Collaborations & Partnership

Module 5: Innovation & Product/Service Development
Innovation - creative problem solving / design thinking
Customer services and service innovation
New product development

Module 6: Communication
Presentations & Pitching
Digital Marketing and Content

Assessment: *******TBC******

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

Staring in January 2022 and will run for the full year until December 2022.
Full details TBC
25% Classroom delivery in Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)
75% Online delivery via MS Teams

Delivery Location

Starting in January 2022 and will run for the full year until December 2022.
Full details TBC
25% Classroom delivery in Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)
75% Online delivery via MS Teams

Delivery Notes

Staring in January 2022 and will run for the full year until December 2022.
Full details TBC
25% Classroom delivery in Limerick School of Art & Design (LSAD)
75% Online delivery via MS Teams

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Veronica Walsh

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. Sample Portfolio of work
3. Proof of existing level 8 educational qualification or equivalent
4. Proof of nationality ie. passport
5. 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.

This programme is 90% funded for those in employment. Students who fall into this category must pay a 10% fee of €600 to secure their place on the programme. This 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid before commencement date.

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 *** 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.

FEES: The overall fee for this programme is €6,000. Applicants in employment will qualify for 90% Springboard+ funding and the 10% fee to be paid will be €600. Please note that this 10% fee is non-refundable and must be paid in full before you commence your programme of study. Applicants on a qualifying DEASP payment will qualify for 100% funding.

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

Successful Springboard applicants will be required to complete registration via the Springboard portal throughout the academic year to secure funding for their place.***IMPORTANT NOTE: If your employment status changes during the application process this may affect your fees and Springboard funding. It is your responsibility to inform us by email to Springboard@lit.ie and to provide proof of new status***