54 Springboard Upskilling Courses Offered by Atlantic TU

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Press Office
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Press- Dr Orla Flynn and Minister Simon Harris

Courses designed for unemployed and those wishing to upskill in the workplace Programmes delivered online and completed within one year. 

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is offering 54 courses across its campuses in Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo in Science, Technology and Engineering, Business and Social Science disciplines under the 2022 Springboard+ Programme unveiled today (25 May 2022) by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris, TD.

Funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), these Atlantic TU delivered courses are free for unemployed participants and for all participants on Further Education (L6) programmes. For those in employment there is 90% funding for participants opting to study ordinary degree (L7), honours degree (L8) and masters (L9) level courses.

Atlantic Technological University, through its three former institutes GMIT, IT Sligo and Letterkenny IT, have received funding from HEA/Springboard+ since 2011 to design and deliver a range of upskilling courses in key growth areas including Biopharmaceutical Science, Computing & Information Technology, Lean Sigma and Quality, and Construction, and latterly in Culinary Skills. The 54 ATU Springboard offerings will be delivered across the university’s eight campuses in counties Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway, commencing September 2022.

Dr Orla Flynn, President of Atlantic Technological University, says: “We welcome the launch of our Springboard courses by Minister Simon Harris. Our university is a leader in developing and delivering online education programmes. ATU is offering an array of courses addressing the needs of industry in the region and nationally including courses in culinary skills, computing and biopharma. Many of these courses are also reflective of our changing world including courses in cyber security, industrial automation and Health Informatics. They have been designed for learners who want to study part time at a pace that matches their work/life balance."

All of the Atlantic TU programmes are delivered part-time, are fully online, completed within one year, commencing in September 2022 and January 2022. Applications are to be made through the Springboard website.

ATU Springboard courses are as follows:

Galway City
L6 Certificate in Culinary Skills
L6 Certificate in Robotic - Build, Programme and Automate
L6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts - Professional Chef Programme
L7 Bachelor of Engineering Degree (Add-on) in Manufacturing Engineering
L7 Certificate in Industrial Automation
L8 Bachelor of Engineering Honours Degree (Add-on) in Industrial Engineering
L8 Certificate in Quality for the Medical Device Industry
L8 Higher Diploma in Advanced Analytical Chemistry
L8 Higher Diploma in Business Analytics
L8 Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity Risk & Compliance
L8 Higher Diploma in Science - Computing (Data Analytics) 12 months
L8 Higher Diploma in Science - Computing (Data Analytics) 18/24 months
L8 Higher Diploma in Science - Computing (Software Development) 12 months
L8 Higher Diploma in Science - Computing (Software Development) 18/24 months
L9 Certificate in Food Innovation and Entrepreneurship
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Biopharmaceutical Science
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Building Information Modelling and Digital Leadership
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment

L9 Certificate in Building Digital Healthcare Communities
L9 Certificate in Digital Mapping and GIS (Geographical Information Systems)

L9 Certificate in Digital Media and Marketing


Killybegs, Donegal
L6 Certificate in Culinary Skills
L6 Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts (Consortium – Midlands Athlone Lead)

L7 Certificate in Social Media & Web Marketing for the Tourism Sector


L6 Certificate in Digital Skills
L7 Certificate in Management and Leadership
L7 Certificate in Revit & 4D BIM
L7 Diploma in Applied Data Technologies

L8 Bachelor of Science in Electric Vehicle Technology
L8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Contemporary Software Development
L8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Engineering
L8 Higher Diploma in Business in Finance & Technology (FinTech)
L8 Higher Diploma in Computing
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Computing in Cloud Technologies
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Computing in Cybersecurity
L9 Postgraduate Diploma in Computing in DevOps



L6 Certificate in Practices in Health Informatics
L6 Certificate in Social Media Marketing
L6 Certificate in Digital Marketing Practice
L6 Certificate in Water and Wastewater Operations
L6 Certification in Validation Technologies
L7 Certificate in BIopharmaceutical Processing
L7 Certificate in BioProcess Engineering
L7 Certificate in Lean Sigma Quality (Six Sigma Green Belt)
L7 Certificate in Mechatronic Engineering
L8 Certificate in Biopharmaceutical Science
L8 Certificate in Computer Networks and Cloud Infrastructure
L8 Certificate in Medical Technologies, Regulatory Affairs and Quality
L8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing
L9 Certificate in Food and Nutrition Product Development
L9 Certificate in Geotechnical Structural Engineering
L9 Certificate in Health Project Management
L9 Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying


Further details are available through the ATU website at www.atu.ie/study-at-atu/springboard.