ICT Skillnet – CPD Certificate in Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This programme in artificial intelligence aims to fill important gaps in the skills development of AI talent in Ireland and thus boost the adoption of artificial intelligence and enhance Ireland’s position as a leader in the AI space. This programme has been designed as an introduction to the Foundations of AI. It is specifically targeted at those with an interest in and aptitude for transitioning into the AI disciplines but who do not necessarily have a background in AI or a related area.
The purpose of the programme is to provide the learners with the foundation skills and knowledge to begin a career as an artificial intelligence specialist, or to continue into further education in AI.
We are delighted to have developed this Level 8 10 ECTS Continuing Professional Diploma in partnership with the Women In AI Chapter in Ireland.
What Is The Course Structure?
The programme will run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 9.00pm as a live classroom event. The course material will include video recordings as well as readings, exercises, and assignments. Each student will receive 1-1 private mentoring sessions. Assessment of learning achievement will be through a mix of on-line examination, class assignments, a personal learning journal compiled in an academic style, and a capstone project addressing a specific AI problem or issue.
What Are The Course Fees?
Applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will be eligible for the grant aided fee of €595 per person.
What Is The Eligibility Criteria?
Applicants must be working in private or commercial semi-state organisations registered in the Republic of Ireland.
Applicants will be expected to have an appreciable level of quantitative aptitude and to possess a Level 8 (NFQ) Primary Degree, ideally but not necessarily in a cognitive discipline.
Past Students Comments
“Overall the course is fantastic and would certainly recommend it to anyone”
“I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to get a solid understanding of AI and perhaps pursue or enhance a career in the field of AI”
“The variety of topics that were covered during the course were all relevant and provided a good insight into how AI needs to be understood and basics needs to be learnt”
Who Do We Partner With?
Information webinar from 2021
*Please note dates mentioned relate to the 2021 programme, not the upcoming course.
What our students say