Springboard 2021

GMIT Springboard courses 2021-22

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.


Start dates

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 Springboard Courses Format
Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts – Professional Chef Programme BLENDED
Certificate in Culinary Skills  BLENDED
Certificate in Engineering in Building Information Modelling (BIM) BLENDED
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Software Development ONLINE
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Data Analytics ONLINE
Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship BLENDED
Certificate in Network Cybersecurity BLENDED
Certificate in Industrial Automation BLENDED
Certificate in Drones and SMART Agri Sensors BLENDED
Certificate in Digital Media & Marketing ONLINE
Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS BLENDED
Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities BLENDED
Certificate in Business Sustainability Leadership BLENDED
Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Add-on) in Industrial Engineering BLENDED
Bachelor of Engineering (Add-on) in Manufacturing Engineering BLENDED


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


Further Information: 

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