Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Sarah Rabbitte and Aisling Brady at Institute of Technology Carlow, after their conferring from the Faculty of Lifelong Learning with the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care in 2019. Photo: Mary Browne

THE Institute of Technology Carlow is offering 600 free or subsidised higher education places, to help people get back to work and up-skill.

The 600 places are for courses starting in December and January and include postgraduate places in tourism, marketing and BIM and construction project management, as well as 16 short, modular courses.

The modular courses are available in a wide range of skills areas, such as web design, leadership and change management, biopharmaceutical operations, construction project management and CAD and 3D modelling.

Modular courses are short, focused and flexible, allowing people to gain skills without taking a considerable period away from the labour market.

The move is part of more than €30 million in free and subsidised higher education places under the ‘Jobs Stimulus’ package, to help get people back to work, up-skill and build economic confidence during Covid-19.

Each module is stand-alone, so that participants can gain skills and put them into practice immediately in the workplace but are also accredited, in such a way as to provide building blocks to a full qualification.

Those interested must register by December 2020. Details on the courses and how to apply are available at

IT Carlow is also offering a number of Springboard+ funded programmes in areas such data protection, entrepreneurship, and Computing. Places on Springboard+ courses are fully funded for job seekers while employed participants pay just 10% of the programme cost.

A number of self-financing short certificate programmes are also available in areas such as digital marketing, disability studies, family support, python programming and legal practice and procedures, amongst others.  Applications should be made via

The Faculty of Lifelong Learning at IT Carlow will hold online information sessions, from Tuesday 1 December to Thursday 3 December from 7-8pm. People must register online for the sessions at




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