The courses, up to Level 7, will be free to those on social welfare.
A dean in Athlone Institute of Technology is hopeful a government initiative will prove key in re-skilling and re-training those who've become unemployed due to covid-19.
Michael Tobin says AIT has recommended 64 courses to be considered for springboard funding next year.
Courses funded under this project are free for people on social welfare up to Level 7, at which point they pay 10% of the usual yearly fee.
The Dean of the Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online and Distance Learning says it also offers opportunities to recent graduates: