The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Both the Web Development & Cybersecurity streams) falls under the Postgraduate Skills Provision. The Certificate in Science in Computing falls under the Modular Skills Provision.
The Postgraduate Skills Provision allows for 100% funding of the tuition cost of these programmes if you fall into one of the below categories;
• Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) or Jobseekers payment
For those in employment , graduates or formerly self-employed a student contribution fee of 10% (€594) is required.
The Modular Skills Provision allows for 100% funding of the tuition cost of these programmes if you fall into one of the below categories;
• Unemployed and in receipt of an eligible DEASP payment or signing for credits
• Previously Self-Employed
• Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP)
For those in employment or graduates a student contribution fee of 10% (€198) is required.
*Note; In order to receive 100% funding, you must fall into one of these categories upon course commencement. The Springboard office will be contacting students to ensure the employment/unemployment status upon application remains the same at course commencement.
For those required to pay a student contribution (breakdown above). This is payable by the participant or their employer and must be paid in full by 19th March 2021.
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. Please note that as a Skills Provision student you are permitted to start class before these fees are paid.
If your fees are being paid by your company you will need to complete a sponsorship form and return it to email@example.com within 2 weeks of accepting your place on the course. When the form has been received, the company will be issued an invoice within 5 working days. Please note that as a Skills Provision student it is permitted to start classes before these fees are paid.
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 25th January 2021.
Please note: Documentation supporting your employment status will be provided by you as part of the application process, however, please be advised that the HEA will request further proof confirming your continued eligibility at the time of course commencement. A change in your employment status from unemployed to employed will mean that a student contribution fee is applicable.
You can set your login details using the Password Management section of the website.
Please select RESET PASSWORD (Springboard students do not need to select the 'REGISTER BUTTON'
The Setting your Password guide will give you a step-by-step guide of how to reset your password to allow you access to your NCI email account.
To reset your login details you will need your Student No. This number will be on the 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email that you will receive from NCI shortly after you accept your offer on the Springboard Courses Website.
Please note that you cannot proceed to Step 3 'Getting your student card' until you reset your login details first.
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.
New students must submit their ID photo via the app in order to receive their student card.
To print your student card, the college requires a passport style photograph. Please follow our step by step guide to downloading the app and taking your student card photo.
Please note photos uploaded during the application process will not be used for your student card).
Students commencing courses in December 2020/January 2021 will receive their student cards after course commencement.
Please complete the NCI Registration Online Form. You will need your NCI student number and Course Name when completing this form, the details of both are available on the top of this email. Please ensure you complete this by 5pm on Monday 1st February 2021. Once you have completed this online form, you do not need to attend a registration session onsite, you are proceeding straight to class upon course commencement.
Details regarding orientation for January 2021 students are TBC. Please check this website regularly for further updates.
Please note that Skills Provision students are not required to attend the college in person before their first class. Registration and Orientation is conducted online.
In order to access your online classroom please follow the steps below. This guide is for Windows 10 users. A mac guide will be available shortly
Please follow the steps below or watch the informational video
which will go through some handy hints and tips.
- Follow the steps below;
- You do this opening your browser and searching for "Microsoft teams download"
- Click into the Microsoft link
- Click the "Download for desktop" option
- Click "Download Teams"
- Once the application is downloaded and installed you will need to login using your NCI username (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and password. To set your logins please refer to Step 1 above.
- Next you need to check your timetable to see what lecture is scheduled.
- Then go to Teams and click on the Calendar icon
- You should see your class has been scheduled and you will be able to join by clicking into the event and pressing "Join".
Q. What if there is no learning event scheduled in Teams or Outlook?
A. You may have registered with the College after your learning event was set up and cannot see a scheduled event in Teams or Outlook. This is nothing to worry about it, simply watch the instructional video on syncing your lecture calendar.
Please be aware when doing the above the sync is not immediate, it will take a couple of hours for your events to show in your calendar. Please ensure you complete the above in enough time BEFORE your lecture is due to commence.
Q. The course commences today and I have only registered yesterday or today.
A. part time students who are registered or pre-registered 48 hours before the course commences will be able to see their learning events. Unfortunately if you register later than that you may not be able to access your learning event.
You can access a recording of your missed learning event once your access has been enabled.
Q. I have been told my class will not be using Teams
A. Some specific classes will be using Adobe Connect. These classes will be contacted directly by the School of Computing with further information.
NCI staff, in collaboration with representatives from the Students' Union, have put together a protocol for students ahead of your return to campus. The document outlines the measures the college has put in place for your safety and it is a requirement that you read through the protocol before returning to campus.
Return to Campus Safety Protocol for Students (PDF 676KB)
It is mandatory for students to complete a COVID-19 Questionnaire and to receive a response confirming that you may return to campus. You may be asked to show this email confirmation at the entrance of the College. If you receive an email saying that you must not attend a campus, be assured that the COVID Manager will contact you within 48 hours to explain why or to better understand your circumstances.