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Naturalist?

Naturalist

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Springboard Courses at NCI

Posted on June 28, 2019

The Springboard+ Initiative allows us to offer courses for free, or at a reduced cost, to fill the skills shortages in industries. This initiative 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.

About Springboard+

At National College of Ireland we have the opportunity to offer a number of free courses through the Springboard+ initiative. This initiative was set up to address skills shortages in the workforce and so are funded by the government to improve Ireland's ability to fill job vacancies.

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.

Who can apply

For the first time everyone can apply for a Springboard+ course regardless of your employment status. The courses remain free of charge for people who are currently unemployed. For applicants in employment there will be a fee of 10% of the contribution to the normal course fee. For more information on eligibility or to apply for a course visit the Springboard+ website.

Springboard+ Courses Available at NCI

Online Open Evening Dates

An experienced lecturer will conduct a sample class and a member of the Springboard+ team at NCI and our Education & Training Advisor will be available to answer any questions you have on the courses at our online open evenings on the dates listed below.

  • Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (Software Development or Cybersecurity) & Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies
  • Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics
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