Springboard+ January 2019

educationSpringboard+ January 2019

Springboard+ January 2019

WIT Springboard+ Courses Starting in January 2019

Springboard offers Free / 90% Funded Higher Education courses in areas where skills are in great demand in the Irish economy.

  • All courses are now open to Employees and Returners
  • Level 6 courses free for all, Employees pay just 10% of the normal course fee for level 7 - 9 courses
  • Returners and Jobseekers may access courses free of charge

Eligibility for Springboard Funded Places

The Higher Education Authority (HEA), who run the national Springboard+ initiative, has comprehensive eligibility helppages at https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility which covers all individuals' circumstances. These pages include a useful eligibility reckoner app, an informative FAQ section, and contact details for the Springboard Freephone Helpline staffed by adult education guidance experts.

Restrictions

Those who have completed a Springboard+ course within the past two years (i.e. graduated from a 2016 or 2017 Springboard+ call course ) are not eligible to apply in 2018 (unless the participant is seeking to progress their qualification level in the same discipline, e.g. level 7 to level 8).

Participants who enrolled in more than one Springboard+ course since the inception of Springboard in 2011, and did not complete any course, are not eligible to apply in 2018.
Participants who enrolled in just one course, since the inception of Springboard+ in 2011, but did not complete, are eligible to apply in 2018, but will be required to meet all eligibility criteria.

Your eligibility for Springboard with regards to social welfare benefits issues is best discussed with your INTREO case officer.

What's the right course for me? 

Expert, free and impartial advice is available from your local Adult Education Guidance service office including offices in Waterford/WexfordKilkenny/CarlowTipperary and Cork. If you are struggling to choose the best option for you then make an appointment for a discussion about course choice, funding etc. with the experienced adult education experts in these centres.

If I'm Not Eligible Are There Other Funded Courses Available?

There are funded course opprotunities available from other organisations such as Skillnets - for example the Waterford Chamber Skillnet. The Citizen's Information website maintains a list of funded programmes available. Again, the best source of imopartial advice is your local Adult Education Guidance service as listed above.

 

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Academic Entry Requirements 

Academic eligibility criteria for WIT Springboard+ courses are set out on each course page. All applications must be supported by electronic copies of academic certs uploaded to the Springboard site. If you do noty have a electonic copy then simply take a picture of the certs with your phone and upload that.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Where candidates do not currrently meet the formal academic entry requirements (set out on each course information page) they may be able to advance their application using the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism. RPL allows candidates to make a case that they do meet entry requirements through a combination of formal certified learning and learning through experience (most typically work experience). RPL applications must be made by filling out (please type) the Springboard RPL form and submitting it along with supporting documents such as academic certificates and transcripts etc.

Download WIT Springboard RPL Form

English Language Competency

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit documentary evidence of competency in English. Please see Click Here for WIT’s English Language Requirements.

What's the right course for me? 

Expert, free and impartial advice is available from your local Adult Education Guidance service office including offices in Waterford/WexfordKilkenny/CarlowTipperary and Cork. If you are struggling to choose the best option for you then make an appointment for a discussion about course choice, funding etc. with the experienced adult education experts in these centres.

 

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Computing courses: Joan Mangan – [email protected] / 051 302849 

Other subject areas: Lorraine Quirke – [email protected] / 051 834137 

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