TCD to teach first course in regional cities
Trinity College Dublin has begun reaching out to the regions by offering its first course that will be taught in Cork, Limerick, and Galway as well as Dublin.
The level nine postgraduate certificate in innovation and enterprise development will be marketed to job-seekers and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Much of the course will be conducted online but around a fifth of the course work will be carried out in Bank of Ireland's 'Workbench' spaces in each of the regional cities. The marketing manager for the course, Micheal Lynham, said the course was the "first of its kind" from Trinity. "We're trying to educate and up-skill Ireland while at the same time offering a Trinity qualification to those that may not be able to study in Dublin," he said.
The new course is predominantly funded through Springboard+, a higher education upskilling initiative. Around 90 students will be taken on in the first year.
There will be no cost to job-seekers and homemakers who enrol in the course. Those in employment will have to pay a fee of €240.
The certificate will be part of a new unit called Tangent, which aims to encourage collaboration among students across disciplines.
Sunday Indo Business