Springboard+ Courses

Please note below is the information on our 2020 Springboard+ offerings. Our 2021 Springboard+ course offerings will be featured here as soon as they are announced. If you have any further questions, please contact connected@dcu.ie.

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Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020. 

Available in 2020... 

Online/Blended Undergraduate & Postgraduate Qualifications

No Fees or 90% Funded Courses!

Springboard+ courses which provide the opportunity to obtain a university qualification at relatively little cost are open to all eligible applicants regardless of their employment status - namely those in employment, jobseekers, those who were formerly self-employed and returners (formerly referred to as Homemakers). 

DCU has a long history and successful track-record of supporting online and distance learning students and part-time learners and is pleased to offer the following online, distance and campus part-time places at undergraduate and postgraduate levels with Springboard+ for study in 2020/21:

To read more about the full listing of Springboard+ offerings from Dublin City University, please view springboardcourses.ie/

For further information on eligibility criteria for the above programmes, please view the Springboard website

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Sarah completed a Graduate Diploma in Management of Operations, and said she gained an objectivity which she hadn’t had before completing the course.