Places are limited – apply now!
Springboard & ICT Skills Initiatives give an opportunity to job seekers, be they those who have lost a job or who were previously self-employed, to take part-time and full-time, work-focused courses at third level, free of charge, while maintaining their benefits.
There are 213 places on 12 different courses available in CIT under this Springboard/ICT Skills Initiative. The courses on offer in CIT range from Cloud Technologies to Environmental and Energy Engineering. Courses are on a part-time & full-time basis. They are designed to help people who have lost their jobs, or were previously self-employed, and who need to up-skill or re-skill to gain sustainable employment again.
and Be in receipt of payment from the Department of Social Protection
or Be signing for social insurance contribution credits
or Be previously self-employed
and Be actively seeking employment
*For the purposes of determining eligibility for Springboard the term unemployed also includes people who are on short term working and in receipt of a Jobseekers payment from the Department of Social Protection.
See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on www.springboardcourses.ie for more information on eligibility.
CIT offers the following courses under the Springboard Initiative:
(Apply early as places are limited for these courses)
Advanced Industrial Instrumentation & Automation
Certificate in Automation & Control
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations
Certificate in Food Manufacturing Operations
Certificate in Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt
Certificate in Lean Six Sigma, Black Belt
Certificate in Plant and Piping Design
Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations
Higher Diploma in Science in Cloud Computing
Higher Diploma in Cloud & Mobile Software Development (ICT Skills)
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Science & Analytics (ICT Skills)
Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Engineering (Environment and Energy)
To support you in making a decision about suitable courses there is a guidance service available through the Springboard guidance line on T: 1800 303 523.
For each course on www.springboardcourses.ie there is a contact name and details where you can get further course-specific information.
General advice is also available from a range of sources, including:
- Adult Guidance Service (www.aegai.ie)
- Local Employment Service (LES) network (www.localemploymentservices.ie), and
- Your local Social Protection facilitator (www.welfare.ie)
For more information contact CIT by E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 021 433 5302.
All of the courses have a minimum entry requirement. Please note that CIT offers a Recognition of Prior Learning system, details of which can be found here.
In CIT RPL can be used to gain: