IT Sligo is widely recognised as an Institute that delivers accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. Now is the time to master your ambition with FREE and Funded places available on Springboard+ at IT Sligo.  Whether you are seeking to change career, wanting to upskill or need to retrain, our expert lecturers, support staff and innovative online course delivery, will ensure your success.

IT Sligo Springboard 2020 Approved Courses 

Faculty of Engineering & Design Level Delivery Duration
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Certificate in Quality Assurance  FULL- Closed for New Applications 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Validation Technologies 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt) FULL– Closed for New Applications 7 Online 1 yr
Department of Civil Engineering & Construction
Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations1 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management  FULL– Closed for New Applications  9 Online 1 yr
Department of Computing and Electronic Engineering
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing2 8 Online 2 yrs
Certificate in Computer Networks & Cloud Infrastructure 8 Online 1 yr
Post Graduate Diploma in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles1 9 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Sensors for Autonomous Vehicles 9 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Automotive Artificial Intelligence 9 Online 1 yr
Faculty of Science 
Department of Environmental Science
Certificate in Health and Safety Representation6 6 Online 1 Semester
Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health 6 Online 1 Semester
Department of Life Sciences
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing5 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate Biopharmaceutical Aseptic Operations5 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing3    FULL. Closed for New Applications 7 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Bioprocess Engineering3 FULL– Closed for New Applications 7 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Science in Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs & Quality4 8 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science5 9 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Processing5 9 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Bioanalytical Techniques5 9 Online 1 yr
Masters in Biopharmaceutical Processing3 9 Online 1 yr
Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences
Certificate in Health Data Analytics 7 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Health Project Management FULL– Closed for New Applications 9 Online 1 yr
Faculty of Business & Social Sciences
Certificate in Social Media Marketing6 6 Online 1 yr
Certificate in Remote Working Supervision6 8 Online 1 yr

1 – Includes workshops in IT Sligo
2 – ICT Skills programme funding for 2-year qualification
3 – Includes 2 Lab days per semester in NIBRT. Apply on Springboard with IT Sligo as the Provider
4- Includes 2 day workshop at NUIG.
5 – Joint programme delivery with NIBRT. Apply on Springboard with NIBRT as the Provider
6 – Programmes start January 2021

Am I Eligible? 

Springboard+ applicants must meet all residency and nationality/visa requirements, including the applicant has been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the programme.

  • Returners – Those who have a previous history of employment but may require
    upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce.
  • People in Employment – A 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
  • The Unemployed or formerly Self Employed – May apply to all courses with the exception of the two-year part-time ICT conversion courses. Unemployed applicants will also be required to meet additional criteria.

Further details are available:

How to Apply

All applications must be made through the Springboard website

Fees & Funding

All applicants hoping to avail of Springboard funding must apply through the Springboard website. Unemployed participants continue to receive 100% funding while those in employment will receive 100% funding for programmes at level 6 and 90% funding for programmes from level 7 to level 9.

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Why Choose an IT Sligo Springboard+  Programme?

The Online learning programmes are designed for students who want to study part-time at a pace that matches their work-life balance. Through a combination of online delivery technologies comprising the web- casting of live lectures over the internet as well as access to high quality recordings, IT Sligo is to the forefront of emerging breakthroughs in the delivery and assessment of online students.

IT Sligo provides:

  • Excellent lecturers who not only have the academic expertise, but also have an abundance of practical industry experience.
  • A dedicated Springboard Co-ordinator who is available to assist you through your programme at IT Sligo.

IT Sligo operates a Centre for Online Learning (COL), which means you as the learner, will be their primary focus throughout your time as an online student at IT Sligo. COL is to the forefront in bring state-of-the-art technologies to bear in online learning through its on-going research in this area.

All Springboard students will avail of specific job-readiness training. This training will include developing career plans, CV and application preparation, interview skills, engaging with employers and undergoing individual career coaching.

The benefits of IT Sligo Online Learning Programmes include:

  • Reduced total costs with minimal travel and overnight stays.
  • Improved quality of life for learners with less disruption of home and work life.
  • Access to a wider range of courses than available in their own locality.
  • 24/7 accessibility and improved convenience where learners can carry out their learning at a time that suits them best.
  • Access to expert knowledge from subject-matter experts around the world.
  • Your schedule designed by you.

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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