Courses are open for application. For closing dates, please check on www.springboardcourses.ie. Provider: ATU Galway Mayo

Applications may not currently be open for the course you are interested in.  Please complete the form here to register your interest in our course(s) and our admissions team will contact you when Applications are open again. 

Please scroll down to see the full list of courses available from our Galway and Mayo campuses or alternatively download our Springboard Brochure (PDF)

Springboard+ Courses 2023/24

Springboard Course


Digital Media & Marketing (Certificate)


Quality and Regulatory Affairs (Higher Diploma)


Building Digital Healthcare Communities (Certificate)


Data Analytics (Higher Diploma)


Digital Mapping and GIS (Certificate)


Industrial Engineering (Add-on)


Software Development (Higher Diploma) 


Manufacturing Engineering (Add-on)


Culinary Arts (Higher Certificate)  


Culinary Skills (Certificate)   


Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 Courses 2022/23
Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 Course  Level
Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science (Postgraduate Diploma) 9
Business Analytics (Higher Diploma) 8
Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance (Higher Diploma) 8
Entrepreneurship and Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing (Postgraduate Diploma) 9
Entrepreneurship and Medtech  (Postgraduate Diploma) 9


How to Apply

All applications must be made through the website www.springboardcourses.ie


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.

Please monitor www.hea.ie for an announcement as to which ATU Galway City courses are funded under Springboard 2022 and when the www.springboardcourses.ie website will be open for applications.

Springboard+ and HCI FAQs (PDF, 270.60KB)
Further Information

For further details, click on the web links above or email us at Springboard@gmit.ie

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.

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