Springboard+ Entrepreneur Programme

Programme Overview

AWARD Advanced Certificate in Management Practice |
AWARDING BODY Ulster University Business School |
COURSE SCHEDULE Part-time, 1 day a week |

With a government strategy to support innovative start-ups in place – now is a great time to think about setting up your own start-up (business). Have an idea but not sure where to start? Are you eligible for a government funded Springboard+ course? Check out our Entrepreneur’s Programme, designed and accredited by Ulster University.

The Entrepreneur’s Programme aims to provide participants with the fundamental skills to start their own business. Including modules in Project Management, Social Media, Finance for Start-Ups and more, the programme will assist budding entrepreneurs as they develop from a seedling idea to a fully functioning business, ensuring they have a well thought out and actionable business plan and are equipped with practical and usable skills to enable them to grow their business.


The programme will take place one day a week over 18 weeks in classroom-based lectures in The Irish Times Building in Dublin City Centre. There are 13 module subjects as well as course work of three 1,500 word assignments (one of will be a Business Plan).

Eligibility & Entry Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the Springboard+ eligibility criteria. In addition; applicants must hold a minimum Level 5 award and should have basic computer skills. Applicants without a Level 5 award will be considered on the basis of approved prior experience and learning (APEL). Depending on eligibility criteria, participants may be required to submit a letter / statement signed by a Commissioner for Oaths confirming their recent employment history.

In addition to the above all applicants must be available to attend all lectures.

What’s Next?

For more information, contact Nikki: nbrowne@irishtimes.com, (01) 472 7101.

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