Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets

The Springboard+ Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets (& Risk Management), delivered in conjunction with and accredited by Ulster University, provides knowledge and training on key areas such as financial services, mathematical foundations and focuses on risk management.

The programme is aimed at graduates from all disciplines who wish to pursue a career in the financial services industry. It will be suitable for both those already in employment (workforce development) and for those who are out of work (workforce activation), whether in receipt of unemployment benefit or not having been out of the workforce for some time, once they meet the entry level requirements. As part of the programme a wide range of placement opportunities are available for those who are not already in employment or who are working outside of the Financial Services Sector.

Duration: 9 months

Study Mode: Part-time, 2 evenings a week (Monday & Thursday)

Start Date: 11 February 2019

Application Deadline: 4th February 2019

Please note that places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis to eligible applicants.

Location: The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2

Cost: Free or 90% subsidised depending on eligibility status


    • Professional & Academic Skills
    • Financial Theory, Products & Markets
    • Mathematical Foundations of Risk Management
    • Risk Management Practices

Contact: jbeatty@irishtimes.com | (01) 472 7129

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For more information on eligibility, visit the Springboard+ Website.

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About Springboard+

Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed and those returning to work. Courses will also be free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses. For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7 – 9, 90% of the course fee will be funded, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.

Springboard+ allows you to bring your career to the next level – learn new skills, enhance your existing skills, get the promotion or job you’ve always dreamed of.

Springboard+ is managed by The Higher Education Authority on behalf of The Department of Education and Skills. Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.


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