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SPRINGBOARD/ICT SKILLS 2017

Springboard+

Springboard+ offers a wide range of part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education institutes across Ireland from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level.

Most courses are part-time, enabling you to keep social protection supports. A number of courses are full-time one year ICT Skills Conversion courses. Successful applicants for ICT Skills conversion courses who are in receipt of a jobseekers payment can apply for the Back to Education Allowance.

All courses lead to qualifications in enterprise sectors which are growing and need skilled personnel, including information and communications technology (ICT); manufacturing; international financial services; and key skills for enterprise to trade internationally. Qualifications are also available in cross-enterprise skills such as innovation, enterprise/entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and project management.

ICT Skills Skills Conversion Programmes

In January 2012, in a direct response to specific skills shortages for people with high-level ICT skills, the Department of Education and Skills published a joint Government–Industry ICT Action Plan aimed at building the supply of high-level ICT graduates. One of the key measures in the Plan was the roll-out, from March 2012, of places on intensive NFQ level 8 higher diploma ICT skills conversion programmes by higher education providers in partnership with industry.

LIT has been active in this sector having run two Higher Diplomas, in Software Development and Creative Multimedia, since 2013. This year we are happy to announce that we are offering our HDip in Software Development on a part-time basis also. This part-time option is only available to those who are currently in employment and wish to upskill.

LIT has been successful in securing a number of places across a range of programmes under these funds for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Click here to see details of the programmes on offer and information on how to apply.

​​ICT Skills Programmes on Offer for 2015-2016

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Please click on the programme titles above for details

All applications must be made through the Springboard Portal at www.springboardcourses.ie

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These programmes are part supported by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020

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