Springboard+

The Springboard+ Initiative allows us to offer courses for free, or at a reduced cost, to fill the skills shortages in industries. This initiative 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.

Deirdre studied data analytics through Springboard at NCI.


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About Springboard+

At National College of Ireland we have the opportunity to offer a number of free courses through the Springboard+ initiative. This initiative was set up to 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+ 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. For more information on eligibility or to apply for a course visit the Springboard+ website.

Springboard+ Courses Available at NCI

Online Open Evening Dates

An experienced lecturer will conduct a sample class and a member of the Springboard+ team at NCI and our Education & Training Advisor will be available to answer any questions you have on the courses at our online open evenings on the dates listed below.

  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Software Development or Cybersecurity) & Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics
  • Get in Contact

    If you would like to get some more information about Springboard courses or ICT Skills courses, please complete the form below and we will contact you.