National College of Ireland will host a live online event on Wednesday 4th August from 6pm-8pm focusing on the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing. This event will be hosted by Regina Dunne, Education & Training Adviser, and Sam Cogan, Lecturer in Computing, who will present a sample online class. Our Springboard+ Team will also be available to answer any questions you have around eligibility for Springboard+ funding and the application process.
It will be a live session where you will have the opportunity to experience the online classroom and ask any questions you may have regarding any of the following Springboard+ or HCI courses that will run in September 2021.
The session will be split into 2 parts:
- 6pm-7pm: Open Q&A session on all aspects of the course (you can join in at any stage for this session)
- 7pm-8pm: Taster class by Sam Cogan on the Higher Diplomas in Computing
About Springboard+ & HCI
Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative (HCI) allows NCI to offer courses for free, or at a reduced cost, to fill the skills shortages in Ireland.
The courses available through this programme are offered free of charge for people who are currently unemployed. For applicants in employment, there will be a fee of 10% of the normal course fee. 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.
Visit our Springboard+ page for further information on the scheme.
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing
We offer the following computing specialisation programmes through Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative:
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
Course Delivery Method
The delivery method of these courses will be either blended online or classroom delivery, see the definitions of these delivery methods below:
- Blended Online: All classes are delivered online and will continue in that mode for the remainder of the academic year 2021/22. Delivery online in academic year 2022/23 where applicable, is subject to QQI approval.
- Classroom Delivery: There will be a mixture of online and on-campus delivery. The college will transition back to classes on campus in accordance with Government guidelines. Students should be prepared for a return to campus and also note in some instances, some elements of online learning may remain in place as required.