12 week full-time programme
Grant Aided Fee:
FREE for eligible jobseekers *
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This 100% online 12 week full-time programme was designed in partnership with a number of employers across a range of industry segments. The programme aims to upskill those wishing to understand a little more about the emerging technologies of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. Even before recent events, the marketplace was changing rapidly, driven by the emergence of new technologies. Since March 2020 these changes have accelerated. Businesses now know that their survival depends on understanding the challenges and opportunities offered by these technologies. This course will give the student the opportunity to equip themselves with this vital knowledge and these essential skills to enhance their career prospects.

Course Objectives

The graduates of this programme are not expected to be ‘technical’ graduates but rather will be equipped to understand the needs of an organisation and how they can be met through technological solutions. Furthermore, they will be capable of articulating their knowledge, incorporating it into a company, planning and measuring progress in adopting new technologies. Graduates will be able to liaise with internal or external ICT professionals using a shared body of knowledge and framework of understanding. They will be able to discuss knowledgeably matters such as different options for data organisation and compliance, business intelligence, data analysis and the use of data to support strategy and decision making.

The programme will give students a solid foundation in emerging digital technologies such as how business intelligence works, how to visualise data, how to store and how to analyse data. By the end of the course students will know how to summarise and interpret the data they have accumulated so that they can make more effective predictions and decisions. Students will also begin to look at how this data can be applied to the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI may be able to benefit an organisation.

An important addition to any career profile.

Who Should Apply

This is a non-technical course and therefore applicants do not need to be from a computing background (although applicants from an IT or computing background are welcome too).

All applicants must be unemployed and resident in the Republic of Ireland*.

To qualify for direct entry, applications must have a minimum of a Level 6 qualification on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) in any discipline. To qualify for non-standard entry, applicants would need to have at least 3 years industry experience (to include a management/supervisory role).

How to Apply

Simply send your CV to and we will let you know next steps.

Please be advised that making an application is not a guarantee of selection, the college is the final arbiter in who is offered a place on this course.


Closing date for applications 8th December 2020