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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 2022/23

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 places on 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 Culinary Skills

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

Certificate in Fundamentals of Food Production Management

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

MSc in Computing in Games and Extended Reality

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Online Duration: 2 Years Level: 9
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

MSc in Computing in Computer Animation

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Online Duration: 2 Years Level: 9
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Higher Diploma in Science in Networking and Systems (Part-Time)

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Online Duration: 2 Years Level: 8
New
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Part-time)

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Online Duration: 2 Years Level: 8
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Certificate in 2D & 3D Digital Animation Production

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

Certificate in Audio-Visual Production for Online Platforms

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

Diploma in Food and Agri-business

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

Certificate in Health and Safety (Manufacturing Industry)

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

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

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Online Duration: 2 Years Level: 8
School of Informatics & Creative Arts

Certificate in Digital Marketing & Digital Media Management

Course Type: Flexible & Professional, Springboard Study Mode: Part-Time Delivery Method: Blended Duration: 1 Year Level: 7
School of Business & Humanities

Full-Time Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Bio-Energy

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Solar Energy

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Wind Energy

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Building Surveying (Full-Time)

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

Higher Diploma in Science in Networking and Systems (Full-Time)

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Data Analytics for Sustainable Agri-Food Production

Course Type: Postgraduate, Springboard Study Mode: Full-Time Delivery Method: On Campus 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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