Springboard+ Certificate in Regulatory Technology (RegTech)

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Eligibility
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The Springboard 2020/21 brochure is available here for download.

Overview

Regtech is an industry that has been changed rapidly by software. It is the use of new technology to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements. Regtech as quoted by Deloitte is “technology that seeks to provide nimble, configurable, easy to integrate, reliable, secure and cost effective regulatory solutions”. The automation of due diligence using data that can be tailored to a company’s risk based approach is at the forefront of this regtech revolution. Regtech is a subsection of fintech which will be key to facilitating the delivery of regulatory requirements such as the forthcoming markets in financial instruments directive which comes into place this year. Regulatory Technology (Regtech) is a significant subset of the Financial Technology (FinTech) sector. Regtech is the application of technology in finance that addresses the regulatory and compliance challenges facing the Financial Services Industry.

 Unsurprisingly, financial institutions are looking for solutions that can improve their regulatory productivity and meet their compliance requirements at a lower cost. Traditional cost-reduction operations bring some relief, but the industry is increasingly looking at emerging technologies – Regtech solutions – to drive this transformation. Evolving Regtech technologies such as distributed ledgers (blockchain), automation and cognitive computing offer significant transformative potential, and policy makers themselves are creating regulatory environments that encourage the adoption of these technologies. This is an innovative programme with an integrated delivery focused on the regulation of the financial services industry, and how technology is driving innovation in how financial institutions meet their existing and changing regulatory requirements. The programme focuses on practical skills in core areas such as data analytics, blockchain applications, disruptive technologies, data governance and security in the context of an evolving financial regulatory environment.



Programme Aims & Objectives

The specific aims of the programme are to;

  • Enable learners to develop in-depth knowledge and analytical skills in the current and developing RegTech environment;

  • Facilitate the development by the learner of applied skills that are directly complementary and relevant to the workplace;

  • Identify and develop autonomous learning skills for the learner;

  • Develop in the learner a deep and systematic understanding of current and evolving application of RegTech solutions;

  • Enable the learner to identify, develop and apply detailed analytical, creative, problem solving skills;   

  • Provide the learner with a comprehensive platform for career development, innovation and further study.



Entry Requirements

To be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must hold a full Level 7 NFQ award in a cognate discipline such as finance or related area or a non-cognate full Level 7 NFQ award with 1–2 years’ professional experience in the financial services industry.  Candidates with a non-cognate background will be interviewed.  Due to the nature of the content of the programme, candidates will be required to show sufficient competency in statistics. 

For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language test such as IELTS, Cambridge Certificate, PTE or DBS English Assessment. Test certificates should be dated within the last two years to be considered valid.

 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Learners may also access this programme on the basis of recognition of prior learning or by assessment of prior experiential learning/informal learning. The process is implemented within the relevant school, by the relevant Head of School/Department or nominee, and is overseen by the Registrar. For this particular programme applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis based upon their educational record, work experience and a capacity to successfully participate in the programme.

 

Timetable

View the March 2021 timetable here.

 

 




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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020


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 *Eligibility and entry requirements apply.

Course Content

The modules on the Certificate in Regulatory Technology programme include:

  • RegTech Solutions

  • Data Analytics for RegTech Applications

  • Innovation in the RegTech Ecosystem

  • RegTech Sectors and Technologies

 

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods are appropriate to determine the achievement of the learning outcomes for the different modules and are distributed appropriately throughout the academic year. An appropriate balance of formative and summative assessment is embedded in the programme.


Timetable

View the March 2021 timetable here.






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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020


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For further information please visit: ESF Information and Communication guidelines.

Structure

The course duration is one Academic Year Part-time.  Typically, students attend classes on two evenings per week. 

Six Key Components

  • Classroom lectures

  • Case Based learning

  • Practical Skills Sessions

  • Workshops

  • Tutorials

  • Individual and Group work




 



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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020


SB Partner Band 

For further information please visit: ESF Information and Communication guidelines.

Career Opportunities

 

Evolving RegTech technologies such as distributed ledgers (blockchain), automation and cognitive computing offer significant transformative potential, and policy makers themselves are creating regulatory environments that encourage the adoption of these technologies.

This programme will complement the existing range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees offered in DBS and bring together finance, technology and regulation to enable graduates to work within this evolving industry.  Graduates from this programme will be able to:

  • Build a value proposition and/or business model for a variety of RegTech applications;

  • Understand innovative solutions to the evolving regulatory/compliance environment;

  • Effectively manage information assets for acquisition and retention;

  • Capture, apply and analyse of large data sources in a regulatory/compliance environment;

  • Contribute to the application of blockchain innovation in a regulatory/compliance environment.

Graduates will possess the following attributes for such roles:

  • The ability to analyse and assess the current and upcoming regulatory requirements relevant to the RegTech sector, as well the challenges/opportunities that new technologies and innovation create;

  • The skills to work individually and in teams and build relationships;

  • Strong analytical qualities and the ability to derive meaning from data, being able to identify and report on key performance indicators and opportunities;

  • Creative thinking, with an ability to use both data to inform decisions and solve problems.




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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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For further information please visit: ESF Information and Communication guidelines.


Eligibility


People in the following categories are eligible to apply for courses in the 2020/21 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all residency and nationality/visa requirements and any academic requirements).  Note: For Stamp 4 holders or Stamp 4 EU FAM, residency will be calculated from the date of receipt of the Stamp 4.  Any period of residency in the state before this date will not be taken into consideration.

For the Certificate in Regulatory Technology (RegTech), 1 year full-time programme, the following categories are eligible to apply:

 

People in Employment

Please note that those in employment, under the Springboard+ 2020/21 initiative, 90% of the fees are covered by HEA and 10% of the fees are payable to the college for this category of applicants.  The applicant must also meet the nationality/visa requirements and residency criteria, i.e. they must be able to demonstrate that they have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.  Either the applicant or their employer can pay these fees.  Should your employer be paying your fees, please contact us and we can forward you a company sponsorship form in order to invoice to your employer.

PROOF OF EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTATION:

A copy of a most recent payslip

Fees: The fee for the Certificate in Regulatory Technology (RegTech) is €3,200, of which you pay 10% = €320



Returners

Returners are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, have previous history of employment but may require upskilling or reskilling to transition back to the workforce.  Applicants must have been a homemaker or on other caring duties or economically dependent on a partner or spouse for a minimum period of 9 of the previous 12 months.

PROOF OF RETURNER DOCUMENTATION:

Applicants must swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths attesting to their status.  A form to complete this process is available here.

It should be noted that acceptance onto a Springboard+ course does not confer any entitlement to DEASP payments or childcare supports.

Fees:    The fees for this programme under this category are fully funded at 100%.

 

The Unemployed

Applicants must be in receipt of any of the following social welfare payments:

  • Jobseekers Benefit

  • Jobseekers Allowance

  • One Parent Family

  • Disability Allowance

  • Qualified Adults of Working Age

  • Carers Allowance

  • Farm Assist/Fish Assist

  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory or Non-contributory Pension

  • Blind Pension

  • Deserted Wives Allowance 

Please Note:  Those signing for social insurance contribution credits are also eligible to apply.


PROOF OF UNEMPLOYED DOCUMENTATION:

Most recent copy receipt of payment of any of the above categories.

OR

A copy of a bank statement showing receipt of payments will suffice.  If this is provided, please ensure you redact your account number, BIC and IBAN but your name should remain visible.

Please Note:

There is no requirement to be in receipt of a payment for a particular period of time prior to the commencement of the programme. 

Participants in receipt of one of the above payments at the time the Springboard+ course commences, are eligible to apply for a place on that course.  However, providers will be required to give priority to applications from people who are long-term unemployed.

Fees: The fees for this programme under this category are fully funded at 100%.

 

 

Self-Employed

Self-employed applicants are eligible to apply.

PROOF OF SELF-EMPLOYED DOCUMENTATION:

A letter from their accountant or relevant documentation from Revenue showing that they are self-employed in Ireland would suffice

Fees: The fee for the Certificate in Regulatory Technology (RegTech) is €3,200, of which you pay 10% = €320




Previously Self-Employed and actively seeking employment

People participating in the Community Employment Scheme; the Rural Social Scheme; Tús or in receipt of the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance or the Short Term Enterprise Allowance may apply for Springboard+ and, with the approval of a Department of Social Protection Case Officer, take up a Springboard+ course.

PROOF OF PREVIOUSLY SELF-EMPLOYED DOCUMENTATION:

A letter/statement from Revenue confirming that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant.

Fees: The fees for this programme under this category are fully funded at 100%.

 

 

Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP)

Applicants in receipt of this payment are eligible to apply for this programme. It is, however, the responsibility of the applicant in receipt of a PUP payment to discuss retaining a DEASP payment with their case officer in their local INTREO office when their offer is accepted and before they complete first registration for the course through www.springboardcourses.ie

PROOF OF PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENT:

Proof of most recent payment

OR

A copy of a bank statement showing receipt of payments will suffice.  If this is provided, please ensure you redact your account number, BIC and IBAN but your name should remain visible.

 

Application Procedures

 

All applications must be submitted online via the Springboard+ website. Please note that the documentation supporting the applicants status will be required as part of the application process. Please visit the Springboard+ website for further information on participant eligibility and funding eligibility requirements.


The following documents are required by DBS as part of the application process. When you apply through the Springboard+ website, a member of the DBS Admissions Team will be in touch in relation to requesting the following documents:


  • Academic Transcripts of results (this is a breakdown of each year, all the modules studied and all results achieved). If these transcripts are in a language other than English, we will require the originals together with official translated copies.

  • Proof of ID - Driver's Licence of Passport.

  • Proof of residency for all applicants for three of the last five years. This can be revenue documents, letter from DEASP office or letter from previous or current employer.

  • For Non-EU Applicants currently residing in Ireland, a copy of your Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) Card or proof of residency is required to demonstrate that you have been residing in the EU for three of the last five years.

  • For applicants who do not hold the required qualification and are applying through APEL (Approved Prior Experiential Learning), a recently updated and detailed CV is required with education and work experience to date. In addition, a personal statement is required outlining your reasons for applying for the course and why you would be a suitable candidate. This should be in the format of a word document and have between 500 and 700 words.

  • For applicants whose first language is not English and who have not previously undertaken a degree taught through English, evidence must be provided of proficiency in English language equivalent to B2+ or above on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This must be evidenced through a recognised English Language Test such as IELTS, Cambridge, PTE, Duolingo, or DBS English Placement Test. Test certificates must be dated within the last two years.




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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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For further information please visit: ESF Information and Communication guidelines.

Next Steps


Application Procedure

Please apply online via the Springboard portal HERE.

Corporate Services

Did you know?  DBS now can meet with you and your company to discuss the Springboard+ Government funded programmes, to see if it could work as a learning & development solution for your organisation.  This is ideal for any size organisation in any industry based in Dublin and the surrounding counties that may want to invest in employees' professional development.

For more information on this new service or to arrange a meeting, please contact our Corporate Services Team on admissions@dbs.ie or by telephone 01 417 7500.





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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW
2020 / 2021

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

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Duration: 
1 Academic Year  
Study Mode: 
Part-time
Course Commencement Date:
March 2021
Award Level: 
Level 8 Special Purpose Award
ECTS Credits:
40

10% Contribution (if applicable): €320



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