Deirdre studied data analytics through Springboard at NCI.
At National College of Ireland we have the opportunity to offer a number of free courses through the Springboard+ initiative and Human Capital Initiative (HCI). These initiatives address skills shortages in the workforce and so are funded by the government to improve Ireland's ability to fill job vacancies.
Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.
Who can apply
For the first time everyone can apply for a Springboard+ or HCI course regardless of your employment status. The courses remain free of charge for people who are currently unemployed. For applicants in employment there will be a fee of 10% of the contribution to the normal course fee. Visit the Springboard+ website for more information on eligibility criteria.
Springboard+ & HCI Courses 2020
The following computing courses specialising in areas where there are skills shortages such as data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing and blockchain are funded under Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative.
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Visit the Springboard+ website or view our online brochure to learn more about each of the courses listed above.
How to Apply
Springboard+ and HCI course applications for the courses listed above are processed on the Springboard+ website.
To get started, register your details on the website then click the Apply Now button on your chosen course page. Enter your details in all of the required fields and when complete, click the apply button. You will be able to login at any stage to check the status of your application. Further details are available on the How to Apply section on the Springboard+ website.
Online Sample Classes
We will be holding a number of online sample classes which will allow you to get a taste of learning online. You will also be able to ask questions about the courses and applying through the Springboard+ website.
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (all specialisations):
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics:
Get in Contact
If you would like to get some more information about Springboard+ courses or HCI courses, please complete the form below and we will contact you.