Springboard+

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

DkIT Springboard Courses for 2021/22

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.

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Part-Time Courses

Certificate in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 6
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Certificate in Digital Media Design

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 7
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Certificate in Bio-Energy

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Engineering

Certificate in User Experience (UX) Design

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 7
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Higher Diploma in Science in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 3 Semesters Level: 8
New
School of Health & Science

Certificate in Supply Chain Management

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 7
School of Engineering

Diploma in Food Supply Chain Operations

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 3 Semesters Level: 7
School of Health & Science

Diploma in Food and Agri-business

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 3 Semesters Level: 7
School of Health & Science

Certificate in Sound Design and Implementation for Interactive Media

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 7
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Certificate in Health and Safety (Manufacturing Industry)

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 6
School of Health & Science

Certificate in Culinary Skills

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 6
School of Business & Humanities

Certificate in Data Analytics

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Full-Time Courses

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Bio-Energy (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Solar Energy (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Wind Energy (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Engineering

Higher Diploma in Science in Networking and System Administration (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 8
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Full-Time)

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Immersive Technology

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Data Analytics for Business

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
New
School of Business & Humanities

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Agri-Analytics

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Duration: 1 Year Level: 9
School of Health & Science

About Springboard+

Springboard+ aims is to provide free and heavily subsidised upskilling and reskilling opportunities through higher education in areas where there is an identified skills need.

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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.

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