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Springboard+ - HCI Pillar 1 initiative

Under the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 1, the Department of Economics, in conjunction with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) as part of the Springboard+ initiative, is offering incentivised places for graduates to reskill in areas of skills shortage via graduate conversion courses.

The HCI Pillar 1 programmes are fully funded for people receiving the various accepted Social Welfare payments and homemakers so 100% FREE, and 90% funded to those in employment and recent graduates.

Please verify the eligibility criteria here.

Further Information

Due to the limited number of places available, early application is recommended.

Please submit your application via the Springboard website. Applications via Springboard will open in mid-March.


Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Course Administrator.