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It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The countr...


Springboard Programmes at DCU Ryan Academy

The DCU Ryan Academy is delighted to launch Free part-time level 7, 8 and 9 Business Programmes for eligible applicants, currently on the Live Register. Programmes will run in DCU Glasnevin, Dublin 9 and DCU Ryan Academy, Citywest, Dublin 24 The Springboard Initiative is designed to meet the future skills needs of the Irish economy by offering individuals on the live register the opportunity to avail of a free one year third level programme.

DCU Ryan Academy is at the forefront of delivering Springboard programmes that up-skill participants in key areas of Innovation, Sales, Digital Marketing, Marketing for International Growth and Sustainable Energy Finance. In addition, the Academy provides individually tailored career support throughout the programmes to help every participant become “Job Ready”

To date over 70% of our 2011 and 56% of our 2012 Springboard Graduates have found employment or created work for themselves.


The Business Innovation Program was the best decision I made in 2011, the programme was inspiring & creative, and the programme gave me confidence in myself and the capability to create my own business to secure my future.

Gerry Rellis, Business Advisor at iSmart Consultancy Ltd.

I would highly recommend the Business Innovation Programme to anyone who is at a crossroads in their career. The Ryan Academy provides a unique environment for learning and personal development and I would like to thank all the staff for their support.

Grace Fitzmaurice, Business Innovation Programme 2012/13

One of the biggest decisions of my life was to return to learning. Even with 32 years of experience, it was a light bulb moment – the realisation that while education and experienced, there would always be a need for further improvement, to develop and acquire new skills.

Stuart Agar, Managing Director, Retail Conceptz

Source: DCU Ryan Academy - Springboard Programmes at DCU Ryan Academy