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Springboard+ Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology- FinTech | Funded*

-Created 17-06-2021


location LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal

Course Title:   Springboard+ Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology- FinTech | Funded*
Course Category:   FinTech
Duration:   Part Time- 1 year
Entry Requirements
Applicants will have an Honours degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computing or in a related discipline (minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 or equivalent) with at least 30 credits in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computing. Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
This Level 8 Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and Technology (FinTech) has been designed to equip graduates with the core knowledge, skills and competencies to underpin a career as a FinTech professional in the financial services industry. It aims to address the requirement for employees in the financial services sector to have a more hybrid skillset.

The FinTech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) in A FinTech Strategy for Ireland™ defines FinTech as Organisations combining innovative business models and technology to enable, enhance and disrupt financial services . at its most basic FinTech represents the intersection of finance and technology. In their 2020 report KPMG highlighted an increase in activity in the FinTech sector as Ireland gains attractiveness in the wake of Brexit. This Higher Diploma in Finance and Technology (FinTech) is a conversion course into this growing sector.

This one-year programme has been developed in collaboration with key employers in the financial services industry and will help future FinTech employees face two key challenges, firstly how to keep up with rapid developments in technology and secondly, how to understand the complexities of the financial markets. The programme will provide future technology professionals with a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the business they support, and, an accelerated ability to create valuable relevant solutions. These skills are highly sought after by employers in FinTech both in Ireland and internationally.

Key Features:
Level 8 Programme
100% online delivery
Designed in collaboration with industry
Strongly aligned with industry needs
Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
Skill base is transferable throughout the wider FinTech and financial services areas
Time table
The programme can be taken over one year fulltime or two years part-time. This course is 100% online and will commence on the week beginning 27th September 2021. Live sessions take place during the evenings for eight hours per week.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   NFQ Level 8
Start Date
Start Date:   27/09/2021
Course provider information
Contact person:   Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Email:
Contact:   0749186000
Institute:   Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Location:   LYIT, Port Rd., Letterkenny, Co Donegal
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