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.
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Who can apply to Springboard
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.
Applications for NCI's Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative (HCI) courses starting in January 2022 are now open. Click the links below to visit the Springboard+ website where you can find full programme details and start your application.
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
We are hosting a number of online events before these courses begin to help you get all the information your need.
If you are unsure about which programme you would like to join in January, register for an Online Open Evening where you can chat directly to a lecturer who can give you more information about our courses and help guide your decision. However, if you know which Springboard+ course you want to do, register for the relevant taster class to find out what to expect and ask questions during the Q&A part of the session.
Online Open Evenings
Online Sample Classes
Computing specialisations sample classes:
Data Analytics sample classes:
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.
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.