Fintech is an emerging industry within the economies of the UK and Ireland. It integrates financial services and technology to improve the user’s experience. The FinTech sector provides professional employment and globally recognised skills. This programme enables potential or existing employees to undertake a Foundation Degree qualification validated by Ulster University in 2.5 years of part time study.The course combined computing and business modules focusing on their application to the financial services industry. It is delivered as a day release programme one day each week with the other 4 days working with a Northern Irish employer. Employees also benefit from formal workplace and academic mentoring.This course is open to career-changers, school-leavers, recent graduates and mature learners in Northern Ireland, exploring a career in accounting through applied learning. It is also open to current employees with a Northern Ireland based company, moving into a new job role and who wish to upskill.