What is it?
The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 is a Government education fund aimed at reskilling and upskilling students to take up careers where skills are most needed in the Irish economy.
Pillar 1 programmes are FREE for candidates who satisfy eligibility criteria.
Who is it for?
HCI Pillar 1 offers full-time conversion programmes to candidates (who hold a level 8 qualification or equivalent) to upskill for future job prosperity in areas such as; ICT, Engineering, Data Analytics and Technology. The fund is directed towards new graduates, those returning to education, professionals and unemployed candidates.
Graduates of these programmes can -
• Upskill or reskill in new sectors with attractive and secure job opportunities
• Increase earnings;
• Broaden long-term career options;
• Take on a new and dynamic profession
• Be part of emerging technology sectors
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria under Springboard+ can qualify for 90% or 100% funding subject to the availability of places.
Employed and Recent Graduates
All employed candidates and recent graduates from 2022 or 2023 with a minimum level 8 in relevant area must pay a 10% contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses.
Please note some formerly self-employed applicants not in receipt on DEASP payment are liable for 10% fees also.
Unemployed and Returner participants
Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants
To clarify eligibility please go to https://springboardcourses.ie/eligibility
Please note that Fees are subject to review
HCI Funded Conversion Course list:
|Kemmy Business School||Agile Business Analysis - (Graduate Diploma)||9||Open||Full-time|
|Science and Engineering||Digitalisation of Business and Industry Processes - (Professional Diploma)||9||Open||Part-time|
|Science and Engineering||Environmental Science - (Higher Diploma)||8||Open||Full-time|
|Kemmy Business School||Sustainable Work - (Professional Diploma)||9||Open||Part-time|
|Science and Engineering||Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence - (Postgraduate Diploma)||9||Coming Soon- Express Interest for Autumn '23||Full-time|
|Science and Engineering||Edge Computing - (Postgraduate Diploma)||9||Coming Soon- Express Interest for Autumn '23||Full-time|
Part- time Springboard+ Funded Course list:
|Education and Health Sciences||Advanced Clinical Practice - (Postgraduate Certificate)||9||Open|
|Kemmy Business School||Human Resource Management and the Digital Workplace - (Higher Certificate)||6||Open|
|Kemmy Business School||Management for Service Businesses -(Certificate)||6||Open|
|Education and Health Sciences||Posture, Seating and Wheelchair Mobility Across the Life Course - (Postgraduate Certificate)||9||Open|
|Science and Engineering||Quality Management, Lean Systems - (Professional Diploma)||9||Open|
|Kemmy Business School||Supply Chain (Production & Inventory Control) - (Certificate)||7||Open|
Starting in January 2024 - Opening in October 2023
|Science and Engineering||Airworthiness (Professional Diploma)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
|Art, Humanities and Social Sciences||Climate Adaption and Sustainability - (Professional Diploma)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
|Science and Engineering||Health and Safety (Professional Diploma)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
|Science and Engineering||Quality Management, Lean Systems (Professional Diploma)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
|Science and Engineering||Regulatory Affairs in (Bio)Pharmaceuticals (Professional Diploma)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
|Science and Engineering||Supply Chain Management (Professional Diploma) (Online)||9||Coming Soon - Express Interest for Spring 2024|
Springboard+ funded places are in high demand and fill up quickly. To prepare for your Springboard+ application and to learn more about funding options go to:
How to apply for a funded place