Would you like to learn a new skill? Have you ever thought applying to Springboard+?? Well, you should. And here’s why.
What is Springboard+
Springboard+ provides free higher education courses for people who are unemployed, and those looking to return to the workforce. And you can even apply for a Springboard+ course if you are working! However, you must pay a 10% contribution towards the course fee.
With Springboard+, the type of courses available range from certificate to masters level. And there are courses to suit ALL industries and interests!
Homemakers Returning To Work
You are eligible for Springboard+, if you have been out of the work environment due to childcare or other caring obligations and require upskilling or reskilling to get back to the workforce.
To qualify you must meet the residency criteria and one of the following requirements:
- Have been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the previous 12 months or
- Are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the previous 12 months
You must provide supporting documentation and swear a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths about your status.
Interested in applying for a Springboard+ course?
So, now that we have covered the basics… Here are some of the Springboard+ courses we have featured in our course finder!
Industry: Financial services
Duration: 9 Months
Industry: IT (specifically networking and security systems)
Duration: 1 year
Location: In class, online, or combination
Duration: 1 year
Location: Classroom based (Dublin)
Industry: Software Development
11,000 new places have been announced across 332 courses under Springboard+ 2020. Not sure if you’re eligible? Head to their website for full information!