Explore funding options below

  • The Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy

    The Micro-Credential Course Learner Subsidy under the HCI Pillar 3, provides an 80% subsidy rate for courses targeting skills in critical areas such as cyber security. Funding will be available from March 2024 to October 2025.

    More detailed information on funding, eligibility and application procedures can be found on our eligibility page.



  • Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet

    CyberSkills, has partnered with Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet (TIAS) to offer fully online, flexible, university accredited micro-credentials designed to enable professionals to up-skill and re-skill in cybersecurity.

    As part of the partnership, participants from eligible companies will receive a huge subsidy of up to 30% of course fees from TIAS, underscoring its commitment to advancing cybersecurity skills in the IT sector.

    Follow these steps to apply:

    1. Apply for this course through the CyberSkills website 
    2. Enquire with Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet if you are eligible for funding. Click Here to visit their website.
    3. If you are offered a place on the course, upon accepting, mark your employer to pay as - Tech Industry Alliance Skillnet.
    4. Enjoy the course!

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  • Springboard+ Funding

    Applicable only to the Higher Diploma in Cybersecurity, for more information see the Springboard website. The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and master's level. Springboard+ courses are designed to help you gain new skills or to upskill in your current job.

    To check your eligibility visit the Springboard website.

  • Claiming Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

    To claim relief on a postgraduate course, you must already have an undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

    Further information is available on Revenue's website.