Springboard+ Return to Work (leading to a QQI Minor Award in Personal & Professional Development)

Start date: 21st September 2020 

Application deadline: 20th August 2020 

Duration: 10 weeks

Study mode: Virtual learning

Cost: Free to eligible applicants

About the programme

The Springboard+ Return to Work programme has been specifically designed for individuals looking to re-enter the workforce after a multi-year career break; for example, as an at-home parent or carer. This course aims to provide this cohort with the opportunity to up-skill, to boost confidence and will provide a bridge back to high-calibre work for skilled professionals.

A key focus of this course will be on participants’ transferable skills including time management, communications, problem-solving, delegation, resilience and other interpersonal skills, and confidence around those skills. Participants will also consider Budget Management & Project Management as part of their core skills refresh.

The programme will take place 5 mornings per week over 10 weeks. Classes will be held online and delivered live to ensure an interactive and engaging learning environment.

Course Content:

  • Establishing goals, priorities and areas for action
  • Working in a digital world
  • Core skills refresh
  • Being successful in the workplace
  • Job readiness module


This programme is designed for those who have been out of the workplace for some time and wish to refresh their skills to get them ready to return to the workplace.

Please see Springboard requirements for general eligibility criteria.











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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