€8.5 million investment on HCI and Springboard Programmes in TUS for the next academic year

  • Seamus Hoyne, Dean of Flexible and Work Place Learning, TUS. Picture: Alan Place 810x456
Seamus Hoyne, Dean of Flexible and Work Place Learning, TUS. Picture: Alan Place

The Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) is making more than 1,500 flexible learning places worth more than €8.5 million available for the next academic year.

These HCI and Springboard skilled focused programmes were developed following detailed engagement with local industry.

Funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Human Capital Initiative (HCI) and Springboard are focused on increasing capacity in higher education for skills-focused programmes, designed to meet the priority skills needs of industry in the region and nationally. These programmes range from level 6 to level 9 and include shorter Certificate right up to Post Graduate Diplomas. Places are funded 90% for those in employment and 100% for unemployed people.

Dean of Flexible & Worked Based Learning TUS Seamus Hoyne said the TUS courses are targeted at areas with identified skills gaps, particularly skill saps identified by industry and businesses in the regions. 

These programmes are designed to meet industry needs following detailed engagement with businesses and industry leaders in the regions. The programmes support career progression as well as entry into new areas and disciplines.  The exciting range of programmes cover disciplines such as business, marketing, IT, engineering, science and others so there is something there for everyone,” he said.

The TUS programmes are delivered on a part-time basis allowing students to work and learn while gaining a recognised, professional qualification.

Further information and a full listing of courses on offer is available at tus.ie/flexible.

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