DkIT Launches Springboard & HCI Courses 2021/22

18 June 2021

Under the Springboard+ initiative, DkIT is offering a range of qualifications across Levels 7, 8 and 9. 

As part of the initiative, DkIT is offering 212 places on 13 courses on a variety of Springboard+ courses to applicants who qualify under the government scheme. The upskilling and reskilling courses are free for the unemployed and for homemakers while the employed and self-employed can avail of a 90% discount across our suite of programmes. Approval has also been given for an additional 10 full-time postgraduate courses (402 places) under the Government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 to run. These HCI courses are specifically for graduates looking to upskill in a new area of work through a postgraduate diploma.



DkIT is deeply committed to the provision of lifelong learning and upskilling opportunities for people living in the North Leinster and South Ulster region. Courses include:

Course Title

NFQ Level

Full-time / Part-time

Date of Enrolment 

Springboard+ Certificate in Culinary Skills

Level 6

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+ Certificate in Health and Safety for the Manufacturing Industry

Level 6

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+ Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Level 7

Part-Time

January 2022

Springboard+ Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Level 7

Part-Time

January 2022

Springboard+ Higher Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Level 8

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+ Diploma in Food & Agri-business

Level 7

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+ Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations

Level 7

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+ Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (2 years)

Level 8

Full-Time

September 2021





Springboard+- Postgraduate Diploma in Bio-Energy 

Level 9

Part-time

September 2021

Springboard+- Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media;

Level 7

Part-Time

January 2022

Springboard+- Certificate in Digital Media Design;

Level 7

Part-Time

January 2022

Springboard+- Certificate in Data Analytics

Level 8

Part-Time

September 2021

Springboard+- Certificate in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms;(in development)

Level 7

Part-time

January 2022 

HCI - Graduate Diploma in Agri-Analytics

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Immersive Technology

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Analytics for Business

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

Level 8

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Higher Diploma in Science in Networking & System Administration

Level 8

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Wind Energy

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Solar Energy

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

HCI - Postgraduate Diploma in Bio Energy

Level 9

Full-Time

September 2021

More information on Springboard+ courses is available by contacting the Lifelong Learning Centre at DkIT (e. springboard@dkit.ie t. +353 (0)42 93702901) or by visiting www.dkit.ie/springboard


More information on HCI full-time courses is available by contacting Mary Matthews at DkIT (e. mary.matthews@dkit.ie)



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