Dublin Business School: FREE Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Science

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FREE Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Science with guaranteed work placement*.

There are thousands of job vacancies in the ICT sector in Ireland. The ICT industry needs talented and skilled graduates to fill these positions.

Dublin Business School (DBS) in conjunction with Microsoft Ireland, their Partner Network and other Industry Partners under the Government Springboard+ initiative is providing participants the opportunity to reskill or cross skill for FREE under an approved and accredited Level 8 ICT Skills graduate conversion programme.

The Springboard+ initiative was launched in May 2015, by the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English T.D. The initiative has an offering of free part-time and full-time higher education places to provide reskilling and upskilling opportunities for up to 9,000 jobseekers.

At the launch the Minister said, I am delighted that new data from the Department of Social Protection shows that 74% of all Springboard participants between 2011 and 2014 are no longer on the Live Register.

All courses are supported by the HEA and Department of Education and Skills which means the tuition fees normally associated with such programmes are waived.

To anybody holding a Level 8 degree and interested in a career in Software Development, IT Infrastructure and Networking, Data Analytics or Web and Cloud technologies, this is the programme you have been looking for. With 44,500 new jobs forecasted to arise in the ICT sector by 2018 it has become a real success story in Ireland.

Graduates of this programme will be qualified for graduate entry level positions in a wide range of IT areas, including Software Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Administration, Computer Architecture, Data Analytics, Networking and Web and Cloud Technologies.

With over 80%** of our ICT graduates to date securing full time employment, this is an opportunity you won t want to miss. Become part of the ICT success story with DBS today! Applications for September 2015 are now being considered. We will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday August 13th from 5-7pm there will be lecturers from across the ICT programmes present, and it is a great opportunity to chat to them about the course.

“The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is an excellent industry supported course which has helped me to develop a wide range of highly desirable IT skills. While the workload on the course is highly intensive the opportunities and skills gained from its completion are highly recommended and offer the student the maximum possibility of employment on its completion. The staff and lectures offer great support during the course and have an excellent knowledge of the subject areas. Overall a great experience and I would like to thank everyone at DBS.”

Kieran O Connell, Higher Diploma in Science in Computing


*subject to academic performance

**80% of the 2012 graduates

Frank Bolger

NUI Galway Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Social Studies At The Open Training College