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Springboard+ HCI Pillar 1 Courses

‌The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 will extend the approach currently in place for ICT under Springboard+. It will offer incentivised places for graduates to reskill in areas of skills shortage and emerging technologies e.g. ICT, High End Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, via graduate conversion courses. The HCI Pillar 1 funding will provide funding for full-time graduate conversion courses. Courses at level 8 Higher Diploma and level 9 Postgraduate Diploma on the National Qualifications Framework will be funded under this Pillar.

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.

Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund. 

A 10% course fee contribution (€600) for graduate conversion courses is applicable for employed participants and recent graduates.

The formerly self-employed not in receipt of a DEASP payment must also pay 10%. This is payable directly to the provider.

There are no tuition fees for DEASP customers or Returners but any subsequent costs such as travel, and course materials must be borne by the participant.

For further details see https://springboardcourses.ie/faq

All courses are full-time, enabling you to keep social protection supports See Am I Eligible? for more details.

List of HCI Pillar 1 courses

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Course Name Cao Code College/school
Business Information Systems (HDip) College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
Financial Analysis (HDip) College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
Digital Transformation (PDip) College of Business, Public Policy, & Law

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Pillar 1 Partners Logo‌Springboard+ 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.