Springboard+ offers a choice of 198 free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See Search courses for full details. Applications can also be made for one year full-time and two year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.

The following NUI Galway courses have a limited number of free places for Springboard+ applicants:

 Eligibility

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2017/18 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):

  • Homemakers (all courses are open to Homemakers)
  • People in employment
    • who wish to take a course in the manufacturing sector (e.g. Bio-pharma or medical devices technology) or
    • who already hold a Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) IT qualification who wish to upskill to a Level 8 IT qualification
  • The unemployed or formerly self-employed (all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment)

Courses open to people in employment are denoted by the “Open to those in employment” tag which can be found in Search Courses

Please note that documentation supporting the applicants status will be required as part of the application process. See Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? Check Elegibility.

Applications

All applications for these programmes are made via the Springboard+ website.