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Postgraduate Certificate in
Innovation & Enterprise Development

Funded via Springboard

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 within both new and established enterprises.

Available in three separate regions – Dublin, Athlone, and Wexford - this course supports learning flexibility by making Trinity accessible nationwide. 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.

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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 (Delivered Online)

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:

  • 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 (Delivered Online)

  • This module provides the student 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 (Delivered Online)

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

Course Dates & Location

The Innovation & Entreprise Development Cert will commence on 4 February 2022.

Please note the closing date for applications is 25 November 2021.

This part-time programme will run from February to July 2022 and will be rolled out in three separate locations: Athlone, Dublin and Wexford. The course is delivered through a blend of online teaching and classroom-based learning – see timetable for details:

The timetable for this course can be accessed here.

Eligibility / Admission Requirements

Funding eligibility is as outlined the Springboard website and can be found on this link.

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). Please click here for further information.

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

How To Apply & Fees

Applications for 2021/2022 are now open on the Springboard website for all three locations. Please ensure you apply to the region you are closest to geographically: IED Athlone, IED Dublin and IED Wexford.

To register your interest in this course you can fill out this form and state the region you are interested in applying to.

Course fees:

  • Springboard+ covers 100% of course fees for eligible, unemployed applicants who are successful in their application.
  • Springboard+ covers 90% of course fees for eligible, employed applicants who are successful in their application.
  • The remaining 10% course fee is €300.

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

Testimonials

2019 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