Fancy a career change? Here's how to upskill for less with NCI 1 month ago

Fancy a career change? Here's how to upskill for less with NCI

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Take your pick from courses in AI, blockchain and so much more.

In this ever-changing job landscape, we all know the importance of learning new skills. Whether we're looking to change careers or prepare ourselves better for a new role, one way to boost our chances of success is through further education. However, it's not always easy to find courses that are affordable. One institute that is meeting learners' needs in this regard is the National College of Ireland (NCI).

Through the Springboard+ Initiative and the Human Capital Initiative (HCI), learners can avail of further online training in in-demand areas either for free or for just 10% of the normal course fee.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Here's everything you need to know about availing of these courses at NCI.


What's on offer?

The courses available through Springboard+ and HCI are funded by the Irish government and are designed to address skill shortages and improve Ireland's ability to fill job vacancies. Learners can take certificate, higher diploma and postgraduate diploma courses in a number of areas including data analytics, cybersecurity, AI, software development and blockchain.

Who can apply?

Everyone can apply for an NCI Springboard+ or HCI course, regardless of their job status. If you are unemployed, you can avail of these courses for free, and if you are employed you can take them with a 90% discount.


You can check the eligibility criteria right here.

How to apply

You can apply for Springboard+ and HCI courses online right here. You can also learn more about these programmes by attending one of two upcoming open events. The first takes place online on Saturday 26th August from 11 am to 1 pm, while the second takes place on campus at NCI on Wednesday 6th September from 5 pm to 7 pm. You can register for the online event here, and the on-campus open evening here.

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Springboard+ and HCI Pillar 1 are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.