UCC offering over 500 free or subsided places for those looking to upskill

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Over 500 free or subsided postgraduate and higher diploma places are
being offered by University College Cork (UCC) to those seeking to
upskill during the economic downturn.

Workers seeking to enhance their skills in the pharma, agriculture,
languages, software, supply chain management, sustainability, health
and safety and environmental fields are being offered free and
subsided courses. Many programmes are available with a 90% fee

“We want to help Ireland get back to work and these programmes are
designed to meet skills shortages across Ireland’s economy and allow
workers to upskill in what is a rapidly changing work landscape”
commented UCC Deputy President & Registrar, Professor John O’Halloran.

UCC was awarded funding by the Irish Government under the Human
Capital Initiative (HCI) and the Springboard+ initiative to provide
these free and subsidised courses.

254 places across six programmes are being offered, they include:

Postgraduate Diploma in Bioanalytical Chemistry (level 9)
Higher Diploma in Sustainability in Enterprise: Meeting the Challenges
of the Future (level 8)
Higher Diploma in Global Software Sales, Support, and Localisation (level 8)
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation through Design Thinking (level 9)
Higher Diploma in Design and Production of BioPharmaceuticals (level 8)
Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Sciences (level 9)

 Additionally 300 places across 12 part-time programmes are being
offered in UCC’s Adult Continuing Education (ACE), they are:

Certificate in Environmental Science, Sustainability and Climate (level 7)
Diploma in Leadership for the Agri-Food Sector (Level 7)
Certificate in Operator Development (Pharma Manufacturing) (level 7)
Certificate in Process and Chemical Engineering (level 7)
Certificate in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (level 7)
Certificate in Supply Chain Management (Level 7)
Certificate in Procurement Management (level 8)
Higher Diploma in Advanced Languages and Global Communication (level 8)
Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management (level 9)
Postgraduate Certificate in (Bio) Pharma Processing (level 9)
Postgraduate Diploma in (Bio) Pharma Processing (level 9)
Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Arts and Humanities (Level 9)

“These courses are a fantastic opportunity for people to re-energise
their careers. They are part-time, flexible and crucially they are
either free or very affordable” stated Lyndsey El Amoud, Assistant
Director of ACE, UCC.
For more details on these courses log onto – springboardcourses.ie

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