LYIT granted 213 free Springboard Places for this coming academic year

LYIT granted 213 free Springboard Places for this coming academic year

News / Monday 18 June 2018

Free upskilling and reskilling courses for unemployed and homemakers, and 90% funded for employed

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, and the Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, have launched a new suite of courses under Springboard+ 2018.

LYIT is delighted to receive the news that 213 free course places have been afforded to the Institute across various different disciplines.  Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed, and those returning to work. Even those who are in employment can avail of the Springboard+ initiative.  For employed participants, NFQ Level 6 courses are free, whilst participants on NFQ Level 7 – 9 courses are required to contribute just 10% of the fee and the Government will fund the remainder. 

The courses approved at LYIT range from Certificate to Postgraduate Diplomas.  They include disciplines such as:  Finance & Technology; Governance, Compliance and Data Protection in Financial Services; Mainframe Technologies; conversion courses into Computing; Cloud Technology; Cyber Security; Data Centre Management; Culinary Skills; Food & Beverage Operations; Restaurant Operations Management; and Hotel Management.

Speaking about the Springboard+ initiative, John Andy Bonar, Head of Development at LYIT, outlines, “We’re delighted to be able to make these 213 Springboard+ free places available to eligible participants.  This brings to over 1,000 the number of free Springboard places made available by LYIT over the last 8 years with the vast majority of graduates successfully gaining employment as a result.”  

“LYIT's Springboard+ flexibly delivered programmes have been specially designed in association with regional employers to reflect skills and qualifications currently in demand in the North West region and nationally.  This welcome development also signals LYIT's continuing support for creating Lifelong Learning opportunities for the community across the North West region.”

Candidates who wish to participate in Springboard+ 2018 will find full details here.  For further information, feel free to email or call 074 918 6170.

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