NEW Springboard+ 2017

educationNEW Springboard+ 2017

NEW Springboard+ 2017

Springboard+ offers opportunites for FREE one-year higher education programmes for Jobseekers and Homemakers wanting to upskill and secure employment. Several FREE Springbaord+ courses are OPEN TO EMPLOYED in the areas of ICTSkills conversion and BioPharmaChem/Medtech manufacturing.

Course

Level

Credits

NEW Springboard for Manufacturing/BioPhamaChem and Medical Technology

Open to Employed people as well as to Jobseekers, Homemakers, Previously Self-employed. All of these courses must be completed in one academic year or less.

Certificate in Pharmaceutical Technology

6

60

Certificate in Supervisory Management

6

20

Certificate in Advanced Analytical Techniques

9

30

ICTSkills Conversion Courses - Two-year Part-time mode

Open only to Employed people – or more accurately people not in receipt of any DoSP benefit

Higher Diploma in Science in Computer Science [Part-time mode]

8

90

Higher Diploma in Business Systems Analysis [Part-time mode]

8

60

ICTSkills Conversion Courses - Full-time mode

Open to Jobseekers, Homemakers, Previously Self-employed - also open to Employed people but FT mode not ideal for many.

Higher Diploma in Agri-Food ICT Systems

8

60

Higher Diploma in Computer Science

8

90

Springboard

Open only to Jobseekers, Homemakers, Previously Self-Employed. All of these courses must be completed in one year or less.

Certificate in Culinary Skills

6

60

BA in Legal Studies in International Trade

7

60

Certificate in Entrepreneurship

7

30

Higher Diploma in Business Systems Analysis

8

60

Higher Diploma in Production Management for Digital Animation

8

60

MBS Economics and Finance

9

90

MBS Marketing

9

90

MSc in Global Financial Information Systems (GFIS)

9

90

MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering

9

90

MSc Information Systems Processes

9

90

 

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Eligible applicants for Springboard+ 2017 are as follows:

  • Those in receipt of an eligible payment from the Department of Social Protection and the formerly self-employed
  • People who meet the criteria for ICT conversion courses irrespective of employment status
  • Homemakers: people not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection that have been out of the work environment for a number of years due to childcare or other caring obligations and have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce 
  • People with a level 7 ICT qualification seeking upskilling in that discipline to a level 8 irrespective of employment status
  • People who wish to upskill or reskill to meet a specific emerging skills gap in the Biopharma/Med Tech sector irrespective of employment status

 

Please see more information at www.springboardcourses.ie/eligibility

Joan Mangan / Neil Quinlan

[email protected]