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Springboard+ Programmes

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.

Springboard programmes are open to all employed, unemployed and returner applicants.

Full details on eligibility for the Springboard+ scheme can be found here:

All Level 6 programmes are 100% funded by the Government to all successful applicants.

All Level 7, 8 and 9 programmes are 90% funded for those in employment and 100% funded for those on a qualifying social welfare payment or those returning to the workforce after a period of being out of work.

You can check under the "Fees" section of each course.

Springboard+ course at UL are designed and delivered with academic.

  • Upskill for career progression - this is a financially viable way for you to further your career. 
  • Gain a recognised, professional qualification from the University of Limerick.
  • Programmes developed in collaboration with industry - these programmes are designed not only for people to get into the workforce but to build resiliance in their current roles.
  • Flexible delivery - designed specifcally for those who are already working.

Find out more about our courses by visiting Springboard+

For queries relating to our courses, please contact 

To check your eligibilty for Springboard+ visit here

For Frequently Asked Questions visit here 

To apply:

  1. First register for your UL course of choice on
  2. Make sure you have all your documents included, this is very important.
  3. In 2-3 working days you will recieve an email which will invite you to apply on the University of Limerick website. Please make you spam regularly.

Successful Applicants will be required to return a Nationality and Residency Form - this will be requested from you when you receive your offer of a place from the University of Limerick - Offer holders will be required to upload the form via the Applicant Portal.

Springboard+ 2022/23

We are currently in the process of applying for Springboard+ funding. Please see below programmes that may be funded under this initiative.

The outcome of this funding call should be known April/May2022. If you would like to be notified of the funding outcome, please express your interest here.

Faculty Title Level 
Kemmy Business School  Human Resource Management in a Digital Age (Higher Certificate)  6
Kemmy Business School Management (Certificate) 6
Kemmy Business School Supply Chain Management (Certificate) 7
Kemmy Business School Management for Service Businesses (Certificate) 7
Kemmy Business School Global Trade Compliance (Certificate) 7
Kemmy Business School Public Procurement & Supply Chain Excellence (Certificate) 7
Kemmy Business School Health Services Management (Diploma) 7
Kemmy Business School Management (Diploma) 7
Kemmy Business School Public Procurement & Supply Chain Excellence (Diploma) 7
Kemmy Business School Management Practice (BA)  8
Kemmy Business School Marketing Management (Professional Diploma) 9
Kemmy Business School Management Practice (Professional Diploma)  9
Kemmy Business School Aviation Leasing & Finance (Professional Diploma)  9
Science & Engineering Workplace Transversal Skills (Certificate) 7
Science & Engineering Digital Fabrication: Design and Manufacture (Certificate)   7
Science & Engineering Computing for Secure Mobile Applications(Certificate)  8
Science & Engineering Software development (Higher Diploma) ICT conversion  8
Science & Engineering Airworthiness (Professional Diploma) 9
Science & Engineering Supply Chain Management (Professional Diploma) (Online)  9
Science & Engineering Health Innovation - Product, Service and Digital Applications (Professional Diploma)                            9
Science & Engineering Lean Systems (Professional Diploma) 9
Science & Engineering Health and Safety (Professional Diploma) 9
Science & Engineering Regulatory Affairs in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals (Professional Diploma) 9
Education and Health Sciences Posture Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Across the Life Course (Post Graduate Certificate) 9
Education and Health Sciences Advanced Clinical Practice (Post Graduate Certificate) 9
Arts Humanities and Social Sciences  Intercultural Communication Skills for Global Professionals (Certificate)  8
Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Equality Governance and Fairness in the Workplace (Certificate)  8


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.