Springboard+

Springboard+ is a Government initiative offering free and heavily subsidised courses at certificate, degree, and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy. These areas include ICT, engineering, green skills, manufacturing and construction, among many others.

There are over 300 courses available for 2022-23, the majority of which are flexible and part-time. Click on “Search Courses” above to view available courses.

Human Capital Initiative

The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 offers free and discounted full-time courses in areas such as ICT and Data Analytics, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction. A number of courses are also available that address green skills and climate change. Courses are at graduate and postgraduate diploma level.


Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland, via the National Training Fund, and the European Union.

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