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DBS awarded a range of funded modules commencing December 2020.

July Stimulus Higher Education Initiative Funded* Modular Skills Provision 2020 programmes at DBS.

Modular Skills Provision 2020

DBS awarded a range of funded modules commencing December 2020.

Dublin Business School is delighted to announce that Government funding has been approved to support the provision of part-time modules at the College. DBS will be offering funded places across a broad range of existing validated part-time modules ranging from Digital Marketing Fundamentals or Social Care in Practice to IT Essentials.

On Tuesday 27 October, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD announced over €30 million in free and subsidised higher education places under the July Stimulus Higher Education Initiative Jobs Stimulus package to help get people back to work, upskill workers and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of COVID-19.

Modular courses are short and focused and will be offered in a flexible manner, allowing people to gain important skills without taking a considerable period away from the labour market. Each module will be stand-alone so that participants can gain skills and put them into practice immediately in the workplace, but modules are also accredited in such a way as to provide building blocks to a full qualification should the student so wish.

Commencing in January 2021 DBS will provide funded places on the following Modules.

  •  Accounting Information Systems 

  •  IT Essentials

  •  Blockchain and e-Payments

  •  Marketing Essentials

  •  Data Analytics

  •  Principles of Accounting

  •  Digital Marketing Analytics
    & Metrics

  •  Programming Fundamentals

  •  Digital Marketing Fundamentals

  •  Social Care in Practice

  •  Digital Marketing Technologies and Tools

  •  Web Development

  •  FinTech Operations

  •  Certificate in Information Technology

  •  Information Systems and Databases

  •  Certificate in Tourism Marketing

  •  Introduction to Business and Finance

 



Applications for the Modular Skills Provision funded programmes are currently being accepted. Modules are due to commence in January 2021 with registration in December 2020. Due to the limited number of places available, early application is recommended. All DBS modules are fully accredited by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and span Level 6, 7and 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to suit applicants with a range of prior qualifications and experience. The majority of modules will each carry 10 credits. They will be delivered in a part-time mode in either blended or online format, and allow learners to progress onto a full qualification on the NFQ if they so wish.

People in the following categories are eligible to apply the Modular Skills Provision funded programmes:

  • People in Employment / Previously Self-Employed

Under the Modular Skills Provision 2020  Initiative, 90% of the fees are funded by HEA and 10% of the fees are payable to the college for this category of applicants. 

  • Returners

Returners are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection but who have been out of the work environment due to childcare or other caring obligations. Courses are fully funded for these applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.

  • PUP payment/  Unemployed

People in receipt of PUP or an eligible jobseekers payment can participate on approved  July Stimulus Modular courses. Courses are fully funded for these applicants. They may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.

 

Please refer to below for further details: https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility 

Exact academic eligibility requirements will depend on the level of the module.

Eligible Applicants must be ordinarily resident in Ireland and must meet the nationality and EU residency.

For more information on all July Stimulus Higher Education Initiative Funded* Modular Skills Provision 2020 programmes available in DBS visit: https://www.dbs.ie/courses/funded-modular-skills-provision 

Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Office directly on (01) 4177500 or by email to [email protected]

*Eligibility and entry requirements apply.