Springboard+ Entrepreneur Programme

Starting your own business or returning to the workforce can be daunting. Relaunch your career with a Springboard+ course for free! More than 180 budding entrepreneurs & “Returners” have chosen our Entrepreneur Programme so far and we are now enrolling for our seventh intake.

The aim of the Entrepreneur Programme leading to an Advanced Certificate in Management Practice (designed & delivered in partnership with Ulster University) is to give you the fundamental business skills needed to start & scale your own business. Including modules in Marketing, Personal Effectiveness, Finance for Start-Ups and more, the programme will assist you as you develop from a seedling idea to a fully functioning business. If you are returning to the workforce after some time, the academic qualification you receive on successful completion will confirm your newly acquired skills to prospective employers.

Superb advice on starting and running your own business and professional development planning. It doesn't matter where you are starting from, or what your background is, the entrepreneurial approach taken on this course will introduce you to a world of possibilities.
The course has been very useful to develop my business and management skills. A friendly environment, helpful staff and well skilled tutors made even more valuable the classes.
The combination of tuition, class interaction, reading and reflection has been so impactful to me personally and professionally.
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Duration: 18 weeks

Study Mode: Part-time, 1 day a week

Start Date: TBC

Please note all places have been filled. Contact us to register your interest for the next course.

Location: The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2


    • Presenting Your Best Self
    • Personal Effectiveness
    • Handling Difficult Conversations
    • Your eCommerce Proposition
    • Managing the Marketing Funnel
    • Driving Customer Traffic
    • Management Project
    • Finance for Start-Ups
    • Sales & Negotiation
    • Leadership Practice

Contact: [email protected] | (01) 472 7101

For more information, contact us to request a full brochure.

For more information on eligibility, visit the Springboard+ website.

Click on the link below to apply today via the Springboard website.


Q & A with Past Student


About Springboard+

Springboard+ provides free higher education courses in areas of identified skills needs to unemployed people, those previously self-employed and those returning to work. Courses will also be free for employed people on NFQ Level 6 courses. For employed participants on courses NFQ level 7 – 9, 90% of the course fee will be funded, with participants required to contribute just 10% of the fee.

Springboard+ allows you to bring your career to the next level – learn new skills, enhance your existing skills, get the promotion or job you’ve always dreamed of.

Springboard+ is managed by The Higher Education Authority on behalf of The Department of Education and Skills. Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.


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