New Boston College Springboard+ Programmes in Digital Leadership and Digital Skills

The Level 9 Graduate Certificate in Digital Leadership and Innovation and The Level 7 Professional Studies Certificate in Digital Technology, Design & Innovation is offered by world leading U.S. University Boston College. Boston College have partnered with Digital Skills Global (formerly Digital Skills Academy) to deliver these exciting programmes.

For Working Professionals

These programmes are now available regardless of your employment status. They are free of charge to applicants who fall under the Springboard+ 'unemployed' & 'returners' categories and there is a 10% contribution fee for applicants who are in employment. The HEA will fund 90% of the fees for successful employed applicants.

Accelerate Your Career With Digital Skills

With a 12-Month, Online, Part-Time Level 7 Professional Studies Certificate in Digital Technology, Design & Innovation

Advance Your Career as a Digital Leader

With an 8-Month, Online, Part-Time Level 9 Executive Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Leadership & Innovation

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Past Participant Employers Include


“From a career perspective, it has helped me as a leader to stand out amongst the pool of leaders at Dell EMC.“

Matthew Atherfold

Director of People Insights, Dell EMC
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“You’re going to meet new people, learn new skills, network and gain confidence in your line of work”

Anna Lonergan

Senior Business Systems Analyst, MetLife

“The course has really helped me develop my ideas, learn hard and soft skills and played a big part in getting my foot in the door of my current job.”

Shane Murphy

UX Analyst, Accenture


94% of Past Participants Recommend Our Programmes


20,000+ Courses Successfully Completed by Participants


85-95% Completion Rate for Courses


250+ Digital Projects Developed by Participants

a Real-World Projects

Work in cross-functional digital teams and develop a portfolio of real-world digital projects and challenges. In cross-functional teams, programme participants undertake the digital innovation projects, either for their own employer, or for organisations who are Industry Partners of Boston College and Digital Skills Global.

a World-Class Online Learning

Study flexibly online from anywhere in Ireland and access high quality learning content with your mobile device, tablet or desktop. Engage with high quality online video-based classes with activities, workshops, live-classes, and projects.

a Your Learning Support

Coaching and Mentoring will support your teamwork and project performance skills and Participant Support to help you succeed on your learning journey. You will be supported on every step of your learning journey with Boston College and Digital Skills Global.