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Springboard+ and HCI Pillar 1 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.

Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 will extend the approach currently in place for ICT under Springboard+. It will offer incentivised places for graduates to reskill in areas of skills shortage and emerging technologies e.g. ICT, High End Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, via graduate conversion courses. The HCI Pillar 1 funding will provide funding for full-time graduate conversion courses. Courses at level 8 Higher Diploma and level 9 Postgraduate Diploma on the National Qualifications Framework will be funded under this Pillar.

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.

Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund.

Springboard+ and HCI Courses now confirmed for UL for 2020/21

Graduate & Professional Studies at UL are delighted to confirm we have received funding for 23 Springboard+ and HCI courses for 2020/21.

Applications for Autumn programmes are now open.  You must apply through the Springboard+ website as step 1 and you will then be sent a link to apply to the University of Limerick after this. Please allow a few days to receive the UL application link after your initial Springboard+ application. For a list of mandatory documents see details at the end of this page.

You can contact us on: Springboard@ul.ie if you have any queries. 

Funded Springboard+ courses for the academic year 2020/21 

Course Title Start Faculty   NFQ
Management (Certificate) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 6
Supervisory and Human Resource Practice (Higher Certificate) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 6
Global Trade Compliance (Certificate) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 7
Management (Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 7
Supply Chain Management (Certificate) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 7
Data Analytics and Software Development (Higher Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn S+E 8
DevOps and Data Analytics (Higher Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn S+E 8
Environmental Science (Higher Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn S+E 8
Management Practice (BA) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 8
Software Development (Higher Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn KBS 8
Agile Business Analysis (Graduate Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn KBS 9
Behaviour Based Health and Safety (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn S+E 9
DevOps and Continuous Software Engineering (Graduate Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn S+E 9
Embedded Systems Engineering (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Spring S+E 9
Management Practice (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 9
Marketing Management (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn KBS 9
Information and Network Security (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn S+E 9
Lean Systems (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn/Spring S+E 9
Multilingual Software Development and Translation Technology (Graduate Diploma) (Full Time) Autumn S+E 9
Regulatory Affairs in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Spring S+E 9
Six Sigma (Specialist Diploma) (Blended Learning) Autumn/Spring S+E 9
Supply Chain Management (Specialist Diploma) (Online) Spring S&E 9

Contact

If you have any queries on the 2020/21 Springboard+ programmes at the University of Limerick please contact us via email springboard@ul.ie

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.

 

Mandatory documents

  • Recent CV (this may be used when searching for a placement/project for you. By providing the CV you are consenting to your CV potentially being sent to external companies should you require help gaining a placement/project – this is not applicable to every course)
  • Recent picture (can be taken with a smartphone or can be a photograph of a photo or from an image gallery on your phone, please make sure it is recent) – This is a required document and is considered part of the essential documents when applying
  • Official qualification documents to include grade achieved (i.e. official transcript or graduation parchment) – if previous UL student we will find your records when you apply. If you can include your ID number in your application form, it is one of the questions asked.
  • Proof of employment status (e.g. Alternative P60 provided by company or ‘Employment Details Summary’ from revenue, if none of these available please provide a letter from your current employer on company letter head, DEASP proof for unemployed, sworn declaration for returner, revenue info for self-employed etc…) Notes on what documents are acceptable are on the Springboard+ website
  • Copy of Passport (this is required for all applicants, EU or Non-EU. It is required to verify legal name) – this does not count as a recent picture

For Non-EU applicants:

  • Copy of any Visa you hold, should be relevant to the Springboard+ eligibility rules (see website) – Stamp 4 Visa is the required visa for those who wish to avail of Springboard+ funding.
  • English language proficiency. This can be in the form of an English language test or if your qualification was taught in a country where English was an official language. More info here: https://www.ul.ie/gps/about/entry-requirements/english-language-requirem...

To find out more information on the Springboard+ initiative please click here