Springboard aims to keep unemployed, or previously self-employed, people close to the labour market by addressing their educational and training requirements through the provision of free part-time flexible higher education opportunities to reskill or upskill. 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.

All Springboard courses are recognised on the National Framework for Qualifications and lead to a higher education award at either Level 6, Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9 on the Framework.

Further information can be found at www.springboardcourses.ie/