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Springboard Applicants

At NCI we have a variety of Springboard courses in the areas of computing. These courses are usually carried out in the evening and on weekends.  For more information on eligibility or to apply for a course visit the Springboard+ website

Upload Your Documents

As part of the application process you are required to upload all supporting documentation to your online Springboard account

  1. Please refer to the 'NCI Applicant Document Checklist' for details of the supporting documents that must be uploaded to your Springboard account (see checklist below)
  2. Read the 'How to Upload Document Guide' (see below)
  3. Download the NCI Applicant Document Checklist and complete Column C confirming what you have uploaded to your Springboard account  
  4. Email a copy of the NCI Applicant Document Checklist to springboard@ncirl.ie to ensure that your application is assessed

NCI Applicant Document Checklist

How to Upload Your Documents Guide

Please note that the NCI Springboard team cannot accept any documents via email, they must be uploaded to your online Springboard account. Only when you are confident that all supporting documentation has been uploaded to your Springboard account are you to then return the completed NCI Applicant Document Checklist to springboard@ncirl.ie  Your application will not be reviewed until we receive this checklist via email. Please note if you upload the checklist to your Springboard account rather than email it to us there is a strong chance that your application will not be reviewed.


If you have recently received an email from springboard@ncirl.ie requesting you complete an interview online please ensure you read the following;

Sparkhire Training Guide

Pay Your Fees

The Springboard+ and ICT Skills scheme allows for 100% funding of the tuition cost of these programmes if you are unemployed. For those in employment a student contribution fee is required. This is payable by the participant or their employer and must be paid in full by 15th March 2019.

Action Item: Please review your Springboard application form, if you have indicated that you are in employment this student contribution fee is applicable. The course fees are

Please note that your status at the point of enrolling on the course is what you are locked into for the duration of the course. For example if were employed at the point of enrolling but later your circumstances changed you are still liable for the 10% fee, the same would apply if you were unemployed at the point of enrolling and later secured a job we would not expect you to have to pay the 10% fee.

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics: €540
Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies: €540
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing: €540
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics: €650
Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Cybersecurity: €695

Payable by the Student

An online payment link will open mid-February and students will be notified of this link once it is live and payment can then be made online

Employer Sponsored

If your fees are being paid by your company you will need to complete a sponsorship form and return it to springboard@ncirl.ie within 2 weeks of accepting your place on the course. The Springboard Team will then pass this form onto the Fees Office on your behalf.  When the form has been received, the company will be issued an invoice within 5 working days.

Refund Policy

If a student withdraws before the commencement of the course the full amount that they have paid is refundable. No refund will be processed once the student commences the course the week beginning 21st January.

Getting Started

Registering as a student with NCI

We will email you a registration form in January which you can complete and return to the Springboard team via email. You will need your NCI student number and Course Name when completing this form.

IT Login Details


You can set your login details using the Password Management section of the website.

The Setting your Password guide will give you a step-by-step guide through this process.

Student Card

Your Student Card will be posted out the address that you provided on your Springboard Application Form. We ask you to review the address that you have included on your Springboard courses online application form. If it is incomplete or incorrect in any way at all please email the Springboard Team on springboard@ncirl.ie immediately with the exact address.

NCI offers a service which allows students to download a photo app to their smart phone or desktop/laptop and take their own Student Identification Photo. This photo will then be used to print your student card. Please check back on this webpage at the end of November for a step by step guide on this process.


You will be able to view your timetable with relevant room allocation the 2 -3 days before classes commence. Please check your timetables regularly as they can be subject to room changes.

ONLINE CLASSES: For anyone who has enrolled on an online course, we will provide you with details in a separate email of week beginning 14th September as to how you can access your online class.

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