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Springboard offers free / 90% Funded Higher Education courses – typically 1 year or less - in areas where skills are in great demand across the Irish economy. All SETU courses are part-time and are delivered in flexible modes designed to maximise access including for people who are working.

  • All courses are open to employees and returners* as well as to jobseekers.
  • NFQ Level 6 courses free for all, Employees pay just 10% of the normal course fee for NFQ level 7 – 9 courses.
  • Returners and jobseekers may access courses free of charge.
  • All courses are open to jobseekers except the 2-year Computing Conversion courses.
All springboard courses

All springboard courses

SETU offers springboard courses across various campuses in a number of disciplines including built environment, business, computing, engineering, science, hospitality and media.