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Springboard+ Courses

The Springboard+ initiative gives an opportunity to job seekers to access relevant courses in CIT free of charge, while maintaining their benefits. Places are also available on some courses for those eligible in employment who are looking to upskill or homemakers not in receipt of a DSP payment. 

The Department of Computer Science has offerd courses under the Springboard+ banner for a number of years. These courses were designed and developed in close collaboration with industry partners, provide a dynamic pipeline of job-ready graduates, with up-to-the-minute skills, and valuable qualifications, for sectors of the Irish economy that are expanding and recruiting.

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See these FAQs for more information on eligibility

General advice is also available from a range of sources, including:

Please note that CIT offers a Recognition of Prior Learning system, details of which can be found here. Courses offered as part of Springboard+ 2017 are open to homemakers. Homemakers must have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme. Please view for full details.

ICT Skills

The Irish Government's ICT Skills initiative is part of the Springboard+ programme. Under the ICT Skills banner the Department of Computer Science in CIT offer a Higher Diploma conversion course for graduates from any discipline. Applicants must hold a Level 8 degree and demonstrate commitment to complete the course over 24 months online by night.

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This is a highly successful course and has been offered by CIT over the past 6 years. The Higher Diploma in Cloud Computing has been designed and developed in consultation with a range of employers and provide conversion pathways for graduates that match the needs of the IT industry. Staff in the Department of Computer Science work closely with companies to create graduate placement opportunities.


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