Springboard + 2019

Free & 90% Funded Programmes under Springboard Initiative

The Springboard initiative is now open for applicants commencing programmes in September 2019 and all applicants can now receive funding towards their programme whether in employment or actively seeking employment

What is 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.
 

How much does the programme cost?

Courses will 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 by the Government, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.

Will the programme affect my social welfare benefits?

The programme has no effect on a candidate’s social welfare benefits.

Candidates who wish to participate in Springboard + 2019 will find full details on the approved courses on the dedicated information and applications website springboardcourses.ie

NIBRT Training Brochure

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Springboard + at NIBRT

NIBRT programmes are specifically designed to meet the requirements of the biopharmaceutical industry and the job seeking candidate including:

  • A strong track record of NIBRT candidates obtaining employment in the pharma / biopharma sector
  • Hands-on practical placements in NIBRT’s award winning facilities to provide candidates with the practical skills and experience required by Industry.
  • Modules in career support and development.
  • Instructors with extensive experience in training the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Placements in Industry for top performing Springboard graduates.

Current Springboard Courses

This graduate programme in Bioanalytical Techniques has been designed in conjunction with the Biopharmaceutical industry to prepare candidates for roles in biopharmaceutical quality control (QC), utilising current bioanalytical techniques.

This graduate programme in Bioanalytical Techniques has been designed in conjunction with the Biopharmaceutical industry to prepare candidates for roles in biopharmaceutical quality control (QC), utilising current bioanalytical techniques. This course is particularly suited to those with an interest in the QC area of biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The course covers the requisite knowledge, skills and professional competence required to be part of the skilled workforce required for the rapidly expanding biopharmaceutical sector. As part of the course students will gain hands-on experience in the NIBRT/Waters Corporation Bioanalytical lab which has been specifically designed to provide comprehensive, hands-on practical experience in a cGMP biopharmaceutical facility.

Course Information
NFQ level 9
Award Level 9 Certificate in Bioanalytical Techniques
Provider NIBRT/IT Sligo
Delivery Online
Duration 5 months
Application closing date 31st August 2019
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Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies

Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies. The processes involved are more biological-based as compared to the traditional chemical-based processes associated with small-molecule pharmaceutical products. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

Course Information
NFQ level 9
Award L9 Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing
Provider NIBRT
Delivery Online
Duration 9 months
Application closing date 31st August 2019
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Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies.

Biopharmaceutical Science involves study of the discovery, development and processing of modern, medical drugs by artificially growing some or all of the components utilising cell culture technologies. The processes involved are more biological-based as compared to the traditional chemical-based processes associated with small-molecule pharmaceutical products. The Medical Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical sectors are among the fastest growing in the Life Sciences area both nationally and internationally.

Course Information
NFQ level 9
Award L9 Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science
Provider IT Sligo/NIBRT
Delivery Online
Duration 9 months
Application closing date 31st August 2019
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L9 Masters in Biopharmaceutical Processing (By research)

The Level 9 BioPharmaceutical Processing MSc programme shall run in conjunction with NIBRT with all the laboratory work taking place in NIBRT and many of the lecturers and guest lecturers from NIBRT. The programme consists of 30 credits or 6 taught modules and a 60 credit thesis. The students shall complete 4 mandatory modules and 2 elective modules from a choice of four electives. This programme will appeal to middle-ranked managers/personnel who wish to advance their career while engaging in work-based, applied research that will be beneficial to their employer.

Course Information
NFQ level Level 9
Award L9 Masters in Biopharmaceutical Processing (By research)
Provider NIBRT/IT Sligo
Delivery Online
Duration 9 months
Application closing date 31st August 2019
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What are the job opportunities in the biopharma industry?

The Biopharmaceutical industry has made a capital investment of approximately $8 billion in new facilities in Ireland, most of which has come in the last 10 years.
This represents close to the biggest wave of investment in new BioTech facilities anywhere in the world. Ireland is now the 7th largest exporter of medicine and pharmaceutical products in the world, with the amount of products exported annually reaching €39bn.
Graduates from NIBRT’s Springboard courses are well positioned for opportunities in the related pharma, medical devices and food science industries.
NIBRT also holds an annual Careers in Biopharma jobs fair.

Application process

As places are limited, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as the program is officially launched. Courses start in August-September 2019 and candidates should apply via www.springboardcourses.ie (use “NIBRT” as keyword to search for the course of interest) Please contact springboard@nibrt.ie and we'd be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

Course Level Guidelines

  • Level 6 courses are suitable for candidates with Leaving Cert or equivalent qualifications
     
  • Level 9 courses are suitable for candidates with an honours degree in science, engineering or related discipline
Registration:

Places on these courses are allocated on a first come, first served basis and the courses fill rapidly

Candidates are encouraged to apply today via www.springboardcourses.ie

NIBRT Springboard+ Queries

Please contact springboard@nibrt.ie

NIBRT Safety

NIBRT provides a “one stop shop” for the bioprocessing Industry’s training requirements. We provide a dynamic catalogue of course content from which we build unique training solutions for our Clients.

Those attending a NIBRT training or research event or class must complete a comprehensive safety program.

To learn more please watch this video.