GMIT is offering a range of 21 new free and subsidised Springboard+ & HCI Pillar 1 upskilling courses at its Galway and Mayo campuses, and online.
Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed and those returning to work. Courses will also be free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses.
HCI Pillar 1 offers full-time conversion programmes to candidates (who hold a level 8 qualification or equivalent) to upskill for future job prosperity in areas such as; ICT, Engineering, Data Analytics and Technology.
For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7–9, 90% of the course fee will be funded by the Government, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.
The majority of the courses commence in September 2021. However, a number commence later in 2021 and in early 2022.
How to apply
All applications must be made through the website www.springboardcourses.ie
See below for the full listing of courses:
|GMIT Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 courses||Format|
|Higher Diploma in Business Analytics||ONLINE|
|Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry||BLENDED|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science||BLENDED|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment||ONLINE|
|Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance||BLENDED|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Building Information Management (BIM) and Digital Construction||BLENDED|
Springboard+, which is managed by the Higher Education Authority on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills, began in 2011 as part of the Government’s Jobs Initiative. It complements the core State-funded education and training system and provides free upskilling and reskilling higher education opportunities in areas of identified skills need.
For further details, click on the web links above or email us at Springboard@gmit.ie