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Find your Future Career with Government Funded Courses

There has never been a better time to invest in yourself by completing UCC’s industry-focused courses.

The Springboard+ upskilling initiative offers FREE and 90% subsidised courses in areas where skills are most needed. Courses are from level 6 (Certificate) to level 9 (Master’s degree) on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) .

The Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1 offers incentivised places for graduates to reskill in areas of skills shortage and emerging technologies. Courses at level 8 (Higher Diploma) and level 9 (Postgraduate Diploma) on are funded under this Pillar.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund while the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 1 is funded by the National Training Fund.


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It has really been a game-changer for my career. Only halfway through the Higher Diploma I was offered the position of Business Development Executive for Southern Europe with Nuance Communications"

 Faye Dowling

Higher Diploma and Languages and Global Software Business

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