The Springboard+ initiative offers free higher education courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities.

The primary objective is to provide upskilling and reskilling courses to develop the talent base in Ireland in key growth sectors of the economy. Further information is available at:

Springboard+ 2017
A call for new programmes for Springboard+ 2017 issued in February 2017. A number of changes have been made to the programme this year including expanding the target groups. Jobseekers and the formerly self-employed, the traditional target groups for this programme, will continue to avail of the opportunities under Springboard+. However the eligible cohorts has been expended as follows:

All courses will now be available to Homemakers

  • Courses in the bio-pharma and medical devices sector are now open to people who wish to upskill in this sector, or reskill from their current sector into the bio-pharma / medical devices sector irrespective of their current employment status.
  • ICT Level 7 graduates will be able to upskill to a Level 8 ICT qualification, irrespective of their employment status.

For further information on Springboard+ please contact