Springboard 20228 June 2022
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and Minister of State for Skills and Further Education, Niall Collins, have launched 10,697 places on 275 courses, under Springboard+ (“Springboard Plus”) 2022.
Springboard+ courses are free for people who are unemployed, previously self-employed & are returning to the workforce. Courses are also free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses. For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7 to 9, 90% of the course fee is funded by the state, with students required to contribute just 10% of the fee.
Minister Harris said '“Upskilling is important for everyone in employment, regardless of their occupation or current skill levels. Springboard+ and the graduate conversion courses under the Human Capital Initiative are a key part of the government’s strategy to ensure we are planning for the future skills needs of our economy, which is critical to delivering on our ambitions as a nation."
For full details on Springboard+ and HCI courses, the eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the Springboard Website.