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FAQs - How to Choose a Course - Springboard Courses in Galway

Posted 12 January

Our Springboard courses are proving very popular, but there are still places available, so please do get your application in as soon as possible. Before you do here are the most frequently asked questions about how to choose which Springboard+ course is right for you. 

The information in these FAQs and answers are correct to the best of our knowledge. Do please check on the official Springboard course guidance pages if you need more information.

On this page: How to choose your Springboard course 

See also:

Springboard+ Programme Eligibility FAQS

Springboard funding FAQs

Springboard course applications - FAQs

How the Springboard programme is delivered - FAQs

I am not sure which Springboard course to study. Can you help?

Yes, we can.

We strongly recommend that you contact us, and a member of our academic team will schedule a call to discuss the various educational options which might be most suitable for you.

This will include advice on further progression routes available after you complete a Springboard programme.

It’s far better to spend 15 minutes on the phone now, explaining your current situation and your plans for the future, so that you choose the course that will give you the most support and get you heading in the right direction. Our team are friendly and knowledgeable, and are used to counselling and supporting people like you. 

If I want to change career in the future, which course do you think is right for me?

It really depends on your future goals. What exactly are you looking to do in the future? You might be looking to change your career, but think about the parts of your current or last job that you particularly enjoyed. 

Was there a particular skillset in that job you feel you are naturally good at, for example handling statistics, creative thinking, IT and systems, sales and marketing? If so, then you might like to use the opportunity Springboard+ gives you to reinforce what you know so you come back stronger. 

Or it could be that there are parts of the job that you really don’t understand, and where a basic grounding would really help to widen your appreciation of what it takes to run a business. In that case, see if you can work out what you’re missing, and step out of your comfort zone. 

For example, if you’ve always been behind the scenes at work, the try developing your understanding of Sales and Marketing . And if you’re ready now to go it alone and start up your own business, try Business Communications

These are only a few ideas to get you thinking. Please do contact us and fix up a chat with our academic team. They’ll help you work out what’s right for you. Places on Springboard+ courses are going quickly though, so do hurry!

I have been away from education for quite several years, are these programmes suitable for me?

Yes they are. We know the decision to return to education can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll ensure you are given the support and resources you need to help you achieve your goal of re-entering education. Every year we welcome approximately 100 new mature students to Galway Business School. But don’t take our word for it… check out some our student testimonials from our previous mature learners: https://www.galwaybusinessschool.ie/our-students/

What accreditation is attached to these courses?

All the programmes offered under the Springboard initiative are accredited by Quality and Qualification Ireland. Therefore, further progression routes are available to learners on successful completion of the programmes.

If you have any different questions, or you’re uncertain in any way, please do get in touch with us. We’re happy to help you. Below you’ll find more FAQs that might answer your questions

Jump to our other Springboard course FAQs

Springboard+ Programme Eligibility FAQs

Springboard funding FAQs

Springboard course applications - FAQs

How the Springboard programme is delivered - FAQs