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Further and Higher Education

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (497)

Rose Conway-Walsh

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497. Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the average cost per springboard+ place created; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29830/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Further and Higher Education)

The Springboard+ initiative is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

The average cost of a Springboard+ in 2020 was €926 per 10 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). This was across all skills areas and NFQ levels. Springboard+ courses typically range from between 10 and 120 ECTS.

The 2021 figures are not yet available.

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