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Springboard+ Programmes

Springboard+ Announcement 2021/2022

We are delighted to announce that we have received Springboard+ funding for 15 part time programmes in 2021/2022. Applications for January 2022 are now open. *Due to popular demand theses courses may close before their stated closing date, we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Starting in January

Faculty Title Level  Closing date* Start date
Science & Engineering Health and Safety (Professional Diploma) (Blended Learning)  9 Closed 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Airworthiness (Professional Diploma) (Blended Learning)  9 Closed 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Regulatory Affairs in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals (Professional Diploma)(Blended Learning) 9 Closed 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Supply Chain Management (Professional Diploma) (Online)  9 17th Dec 2021 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Lean Systems (Professional Diploma) (Blended Learning) 9 17th Dec 2021 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Digital Fabrication: Design and Manufacture (Certificate)   7 17th Dec 2021 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Computing for Secure Mobile Applications(Certificate)  8 7th Jan 2022 25th Jan 2022
Science & Engineering Workplace Transversal Skills (Certificate)  7 7th Jan 2022 25th Jan 2022

To see a summary of approximate hours per module and cost per course click here.

2021 Funded Courses - Applications Closed

Courses starting this September 2021 are now closed for application or full. 

Faulty Title Level Closing Date Start date
School of Law International Trade Law (Professional Diploma) Closed  9 Closed  September
KBS/ Science & Engineering Public Procurement & Supply Chain Excellence (Certificate) Closed 7 Closed  September
KBS/ Science & Engineering Supply Chain Management Production & Inventory Control (Certificate) Closed  7 Closed  September
Kemmy Business School Supervisory & HR Practice (Higher Certificate)  - Closed 6 Closed  N/A
Kemmy Business School Human Resource Management (Diploma)  Closed  7 Closed N/A
School of Law Equality and Diversity (Graduate Certificate) Closed 9 Closed N/A


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+ 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.