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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Springboard+ 2019 Courses
Springboard+ offers a choice of 285 government-funded, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to postgraduate 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 government-funded places for Springboard+ applicants in the 2019/20 academic year:
- Diploma in Learning and Development, Level 8
- Diploma in Change Management, Level 8
- Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning, Level 8
- Specialist Diploma in Medical Device Sciences, Level 8
- Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Software Design and Development - Industry Stream), Level 8 *Full Time
- Certificate in Science in Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs & Quality, Level 8
- MSc in Ag-Innovation, Level 9 *Full Time
NB: The closing dates for application vary for each course from June to August so please refer to the individual course pages for further application and eligibility criteria details.
The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2019/20 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):
Returners (Formerly referred to as Homemakers): may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Course specific criteria may also apply.
People in employment: may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
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.
Unemployed applicants will also be required to meet additional DEASP related criteria. They must have been in receipt of a recognised DEASP payment for 9 of the previous 12 months if they wish to participate on one-year full-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.
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 Eligibility.
All applications for these courses are made via the Springboard+ website.