Springboard +

We expect the 2021 Springboard+ courses to be available in May 2021, further information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

If you have queries regarding Springboard, please contact Lorna Moloney at l.moloney@ucc.ie.

To register your interest please click here

Why complete a Springboard+ course at UCC?

  • Academic expertise combined with industry focus
  • Dedicated support for adult learners
  • Individual career coaching
  • Courses rated highly by employers and graduates alike

Who should apply

All those in the categories listed below who wish to progress their careers by studying at an internationally recognised 5 star university on a part-time basis. Courses are free for jobseekers and returners – those in employment receive a 90% fee subsidy from the HEA.

· Jobseekers - Those in receipt of an eligible payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, and the formerly self-employed.

· Returners - Those not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection that have been out of the work environment for a number of years but who may require upskilling or reskilling to transition back to the workforce.

· Those in employment who wish to upskill or reskill.

How can I apply

Applications are expected to open week commencing 22nd June on www.springboardcourses.ie

Candidates are advised to apply early as high demand is anticipated and places are limited. 

Applications will NOT be assessed until all supporting documentation has been received. Please ensure that you have the following documentation available at the time of application. 

  • Copies of transcripts and parchments for any previous relevant educational qualifications
  • Current CV
  • References where applicable
  • Application Statement (In 500 words or less, please state why you wish to study this programme at University College Cork and explain how you meet the programme entry requirements)
  • Copy of IELTS/TOEFL certificate for non-native English speakers

Full details on eligibility for the Springboard+ scheme can be found at:


What will it cost

No fees are applicable for jobseekers (unemployed and formerly self-employed) and returners (homemakers, carers, etc.) as these fees are subsidised by the Springboard+ scheme.

Those currently in employment will incur a 10% fee which will be collected by UCC prior to the commencement of the course.

Want to know more

Email Lorna Moloney, UCC Springboard Coordinator, at ace.springboard@ucc.ie or telephone 087-6931100

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

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