PAT Springboard

“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”

Courses

Springboard+

From May 2018 Springboard+ offers 8,088 free places on 245 courses leading to awards at certificate, degree and post-graduate level. The majority of courses are part-time for a maximum of 12 months and are open to all eligible applicants regardless of their employment status.

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2020/21 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):

  1. Returners (Formerly known as Homemakers)
    May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
  2. People in employment
    May apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria.
    Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
  3. The unemployed or formerly self-employed
    all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

Springboard+ is co-funded by the Irish government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.

Professional Accountancy Training (PAT) have collaborated with the ACCA to deliver the Diploma in Accounting and Business at Level 6 equivalent of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and ACCA Ireland/PAT Diploma in Professional Accounting at Level 7. 

The programmes will be delivered in two modes of learning namely –
1. on a part time evening basis with live streaming of lectures to a national audience and
2. on an E learning / online basis.

PAT are Platinum approved learning partners of the ACCA with accredited recognition. ACCA Gold status is only awarded to those institutions able to meet a highly challenging set of performance standards and is a formal recognition of PAT’s technical experience and delivery.