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Climate Resilience GMIT Mayo Campus

Certificate in Climate Resilience for Business - SPRINGBOARD+ (SPA Level 8)

A Springboard+ Certificate, delivered through blended learning and starting in /aw.

Why Study?: 

The programme is designed to enable graduates to work in companies and organisations in areas and roles that strategically respond to the increasing operational challenges presented by climate change. This programme is designed to foster resilience to the challenges of climate change by focussing on ways that businesses can reduce emissions and increase energy and operational efficiency. The emphasis is on increasing knowledge and developing skills in key areas where climate change directly affects enterprise operations, such as energy supply, carbon tax, resource usage and waste management. The programme is intended to provide upskilling opportunities for those in supervisory or management roles in both the public and private sector.

Programme Modules: 

Energy and Resource optimisation:

Technical module focusing on; Energy management, Carbon accounting, material life cycle analysis, Water usage, Waste management, Biodiversity, Lean manufacturing and responsible procurement.  

Climate change and governance:

National and International sustainability targets and commitments. The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Corporate structures and governance, organisational change.

Work Project: 

Completion of a project that involves an investigation of a relevant work-based environmental issue.  Students who are unemployed will be expected to carry out the project as work experience 

Entry Requirements: 

QQI Level 7 major award or equivalent. GMIT has a Recognition of prior learning (RPL) policy which is actively applied to all courses offered. Applicants will be interviewed to verify attitude to study and commitment to complete the course. Applicants for whom English is not their first language are recommended to have a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each component) in the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) or equivalent.

Other Essential Information: 

How to Apply

Applications are via the springboard website

Recognition of Prior Learning may be used to gain access to this programme in accordance with GMIT’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.  RPL application is via the website.



One year over two semesters.

The programme will be delivered via a blended learning approach, involving a mixture of remote delivery and face to face delivery over 1 year.


GMIT is planning for blended delivery to be the normal mode of teaching and learning for Semester 1.

Lifelong learning programmes are planned with "remote delivery" of classes, and this will be carried out within existing blended programme delivery models and times.

This will accommodate some level of classroom delivery if Covid-19 restrictions allow later in the academic year.

GMIT will continue to adhere to Government guidelines to ensure the safety of students, staff and the wider community.


Start Date:

September 2020 (date to be advised)


Springboard+ Fees - FREE for those classified as unemployed.
The Springboard+ Fee for employed participants is €350.

Free to Unemployed recipients (e.g. job-seekers, carers, one-parent families, etc.) – please see for full list
For employed participants on courses of NFQ Level 7, 8 or 9, 90% of the course fee is paid by the HEA.  Participants will be liable for the remaining 10% fee.
Fees will be due once a place has been accepted

Discipline: Business

Programme Code: 


Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Category: Springboard/ICT Skills


John Scahill




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

Places: 24

Programme Duration: One year