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Postgraduate Certificate in
Innovation & Enterprise Development


Applications for this course will re-open soon.
You can express your interest in applying here

Qualification Postgraduate Level 9 (30 ECTS)
Delivery Part time
Duration 5 Months
Course Fees 100% or 90% Funded through the HEA Springboard+ initiative for eligible applicants. See eligibility criteria
Course Content Module 1: Innovation and Creativity
Module 2: Opportunity Recognition, Generation & Communication
Module 3: Enterprise Development
Course Dates Applications Close: 8th November 2022
Course Begins: 23rd January 2023

Aimed at those who want to be job shapers and not seekers, Tangent’s part-time postgraduate certificate in Innovation & Enterprise Development (level 9) equips graduates with the creative confidence and skills required to translate ideas into innovative solutions.

You will learn the fundamentals of idea development, creative problem-solving and innovation. You will also learn how to recognise and communicate opportunities in a bid to introduce new and improved solutions in both new and established enterprises.

The course focuses strongly on experiential and action-led learning, and is taught via a combination of masterclasses, interactive workshops and projects. Graduates will develop their creative potential, their critical and lateral thinking and an understanding of the societal and economic value that can be achieved by applying an innovative approach in enterprise.

Course fees:
  • The course fee is €300 for those in employment and free for eligible unemployed applicants, funded under Springboard
  • For more information, please contact Jane Flanagan, Student Recruitment Officer, on (086) 0320 487 or via email.


Learn more about our
PG Cert in Innovation & Enterprise Development

Course Content

During this course you will learn to approach problem solving in an innovative way, by using tools and techniques to brainstorm new ideas and applying lateral thinking. By engaging with entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry mentors in an informal learning environment while engaging in valuable peer-to-peer learning, you will experience the process of bringing an idea through from development to implementation:

Module 1: Innovation & Creativity

  • This module explores principles and practices associated with creativity and innovation. It exposes students to frameworks and methodologies for idea generation, problem solving and creative collaboration.

Module 2: Opportunity Generation, Recognition & Communication

  • This module provides students with the tools to generate and recognise entrepreneurial opportunity. There is also a focus on the communication and articulation of such opportunity in an influential manner.

Module 3: Enterprise Development

  • This module introduces students to the process involved in creating, leading and scaling an entrepreneurial start-up venture.

Course Dates & Location

Applications Close: 8th November 2022
Course Begins: 23rd January 2023

Eligibility / Admission Requirements

Funding eligibility is outlined on the Springboard website and can be found here.

Applicants must be in possession of a level 8 honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised institution. Those with demonstrated entrepreneurship aspirations will be prioritised.

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may still be considered if they can demonstrate their suitability for the course based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) under Trinity’s RPL policy and procedures.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present qualifications in the English language that pass the grades set by IELTS or TOEFL (or equivalent).

All students are required to have a laptop or a PC, a webcam and stable Internet connection.

Academic Staff / Contributors

The programme is led and facilitated by Gillian Roddie and incorporates a host of other contributors both from academia and industry.

Academic leads: Jess Hayden & Lucy McKenna


Past participants, Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise Development

It has really opened my eyes and given me lots of confidence

It is equipping you with the skills to develop any business

It is a life changing experience. It has equipped me with the skills to go out and start my own business. It’s also given me loads of confidence

The skills are very much in line with what the industry is looking for

As a totality the whole thing was very exciting. Probably because of the rich mixture of lecturers that presented on it. A real diversity of people but very active, very knowledgeable

Contact us

For more information, please contact Jane Flanagan, Student Recruitment Officer, on (086) 0 320 487 or or via email.