Course Description

Financial and Technologies (FinTech)

The Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies is a one-year taught course in technologies which are central to the financial services sector. The course was developed in collaboration with a number of key employers from the financial services industry and also incorporates a work placement.

The Higher Diploma is essentially designed as a conversion course from other disciplines into Financial Services Technologies. The course develops a very employable skill set in mainframe business systems and quality testing for the financial services sector with a strong emphasis on systems development using the business language COBOL.

The course also adds complementary skills in client server business systems development, including databasedriven and mobile platforms. Graduates from the course are strongly targeted to become best-of-class software developers and testers with an understanding of financial services core business processes and technologies. Graduates will also be equipped with the professional skills required to become future technology leaders.

Key features
Strongly aligned with industry job requirements regionally and nationally
Skill set transferable to the wider computing and general financial services sectors regionally and nationally
Blended/ flexible mode of delivery
Full access to IBM Mainframe services
Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning
Non-degree holders with relevant experience may be eligible to apply

CollegeLetterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Course LocationLetterkenny, Donegal
Course CategoryBusiness
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationHigher Diploma
Awarding BodyQQI
Course Duration1 year, full-time2 years, part-time
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsGraduates from this programme will be equipped with a skill set that is hugely in demand both regionally, nationally and internationally. Graduates will be suitable for roles in FinTech, Payments, Asset Management, Trading, Insurance and Banking.
Carear PathApplicants will have an Honours degree in Business/Finance/Economics/Mathematics or Computing or in a related discipline with at least 30 credits in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or Computing (minimum of Second Class Honours, Grade 2 or equivalent). Applicants may be required to undertake an interview. RPL will be considered in accordance with the quality assurance procedures of LYIT.
Phone(074) 9186202
Course CodeLY_BAFST_G
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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic of Ireland


Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)
Port Road
Letterkenny, Donegal
Republic of Ireland
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