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Applications open for Free Springboard+ Certificate in Specialist Sewing for Medical Implant Technology

Applications open for Free Springboard+ Certificate in Specialist Sewing for Medical Implant Technology

Certificate in Specialist Sewing for Medical Implant Technology St. Angela’s College, Sligo.
This Certificate is the only one of its kind world-wide. Developed by the Home Economics Department and accredited by the National University Ireland, Galway, this Level 7 Certificate in Specialist Sewing for Medical Implant Technology is an accelerated 8 week programme that provides participants with specialised skills of high precision, technical stitching for a range of medical implant technology components, in particular for structural heart/heart valve technologies.
This course was designed and developed with the support of the IDA who have identified specialist sewing for medical technology as a key growth area for employment in the West and North West. The programme will be delivered with the specialist expertise of Lecturers in the Textiles Team in the Home Economics Department, St Angela's College, Sligo. The College has a Specialist Sewing Laboratory which contains industry standard equipment and simulated clean room conditions.
Next Intake: 09/01/2018

Closing Date for Applications 30th November 2017 Apply Here

Springboard+ Courses
Springboard+ offers a choice of 198 free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level.
Courses are now open to the following categories of applicants:

  • Homemakers (all courses are open to Homemakers)
  • People in employment o who wish to take a course in the manufacturing sector (e.g. Bio-pharma or medical devices technology) or o who wish to take an ICT Conversion course or o who already hold a Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) IT qualification who wish to upskill to a Level 8 IT qualification
  • The unemployed or formerly self-employed (all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment)

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate (NFQ Level 5) (good standard) and/or completion of PLC study or qualification at NFQ Level 6 or relevant experience in the textile industry (in particular industrial/professional stitching). A specialised test of aptitude, dexterity and accuracy may be required for each applicant.
Throughout the programme precision practical sewing skills are developed and underpinned with relevant knowledge and experience to enable graduates to be readily employed on graduation as specialist stitch operatives in a cleanroom environment in this highly specialised and growing segment of the medical technology sector. Academic and rigorous quality standards are applied by the University to all accredited programmes.

The student’s on-going skill development is assessed and tested on a weekly basis throughout the programme as well as in the final examinations. This ensures that consistently high standards are maintained and also identifies any student who may need further assistance.

The 15 ECTs module content includes:
Specialist Sewing for Medical Implant Technology
Clean Room Technologies
Underpinned with Textiles Theory
Participants on the Certificate in Specialist Sewing for Medical Technology programme will be registered students of St. Angela’s College for the duration of the programme and will be supported as for fulltime students through the Student Services Office in relation to requirements regarding accommodation; health care; counselling; student assistance fund and in regard to support for any specific special education needs or disability.

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For further information on this programme please contact:
Ursula O’Shea, Textiles, Fashion and Design Lecturer,
Tel: 071 913 5659

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