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Certificate in Sustainable Building Technology (SPA)

A one-year, Springboard+ course designed to equip students with the skills required to manage a range of construction projects (Level 8)

Why Study?: 

The aim of this course is to provide those who already possess a level 7 qualification in construction with an opportunity to upskill to level 8 in the areas of:

  • Project Management
  • Sustainable Building Technology
  • Construction Informatics (which includes Building Information Modelling (BIM))
  • Building Energy Systems

Entry Requirements: 

Applicants must have a Level 7 qualification in a cognate area of construction.

Other Essential Information: 

How to Apply:

Applications are via the springboard website



12 contact hours per week (8 hours online, 4 hours in-house tutorial, 8 hours independent study)


Start Date

September 2020 (date to be advised)


Springboard+ Fees - FREE for those classified as unemployed.
The Springboard+ Fee for employed participants is €500.

Please Note

Free to unemployed recipients (e.g. job-seekers, carers, one-parent families, etc.). For full list please see

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: Engineering

Location: Mayo

NFQ Level: 8

Category: Springboard/ICT Skills


John Scahill

Programme Chair



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

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