Springboard+

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

Springboard+ Courses

Level Title Award Type Course type Location
Industrial Engineering Level 8 Industrial Engineering Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Postgraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship) Level 7 Manufacturing Engineering (Apprenticeship) Bachelor of Engineering Undergraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Manufacturing Engineering Level 7 Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Building Digital Healthcare Communities Level 8 Building Digital Healthcare Communities Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Mayo
Culinary Skills Level 6 Culinary Skills Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Digital Mapping and Geographical Information Systems Level 8 Digital Mapping and Geographical Information Systems Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Digital Media and Marketing Level 9 Digital Media and Marketing Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Mayo
Building Information Modelling Level 8 Building Information Modelling Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship Level 9 Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Industrial Automation Level 7 Industrial Automation Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Network Cybersecurity Level 7 Network Cybersecurity Certificate Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Mayo
Culinary Arts Level 6 Culinary Arts Higher Certificate in Arts Professional/CPD, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Business Analytics Level 8 Business Analytics Higher Diploma in Business Professional/CPD, Springboard+
Advanced Analytical Chemistry Level 8 Advanced Analytical Chemistry Higher Diploma in Science Postgraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Computing in Data Analytics Level 8 Computing in Data Analytics Higher Diploma in Science Professional/CPD, Springboard+
Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Level 8 Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Higher Diploma in Science Postgraduate, Springboard+ Mayo
Software Development Level 8 Software Development Higher Diploma in Science Postgraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science Level 9 Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science Postgraduate Diploma in Science Postgraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment Level 9 Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment Postgraduate Diploma in Science Postgraduate, Springboard+ Galway - Dublin Road
GMIT Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 Courses

Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 Course 

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