Part-time courses on offer at WIT range from part-time undergraduate, part-time postgraduate and short courses for professional development and personal interest
WIT is holding an event on Wednesday, 24 August aimed at prospective students for part-time programmes including courses funded under the Government’s ICTSkills/Springboard programme.
The open information evening which takes place from 5.30pm-7.30pm is preceded by an online Q&A event on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon from 2.30pm-4.30pm
Neil Quinlan, Head of Department of Lifelong Learning explains that at WIT people can study a wide range of topics at their own pace to upskill for work and for life.
“For part-time undergraduate and shorter courses people can typically apply online right up to September,” he says. While many courses are typically 8-12 weeks, others are run over longer periods and some offer flexible learning making them attractive to professionals from across Ireland to come to Waterford to do specialised courses.
“This September, in addition to the well-established programmes in Business, Engineering, Computing and Science we have new short course offerings. Shorter courses are ideal for people focus their learning on particular skills they wish to acquire. These are as varied as Website Development for Small Business, Practical and Strategic Public Relations, Fitness Instruction and a range of shorter courses in Healthcare including Palliative Care for Carers and Care of the Older Adult.”
The 10-week Irish Wildlife Conservation course is an example of the diversity of courses available. “This course is an introduction to aspects of Irish Wildlife and Conservation. It would suit people with a general interest in wildlife who would like to learn more about mammals, plants, birds, surveying skills and sustainable agriculture. The course will be delivered across 10 Saturday mornings by lecturers from WIT with a passion and expertise in those areas,” explains WIT lecturer Dr Denise O’Meara.
Current listings of Part-time course opportunities at WIT are available at www.wit.ie/parttime
Current listings of Springboard course opportunities are available at www.wit.ie/springboard
Students apply online via these links and applications will be open for several more weeks in most cases.
The WIT Part-time Prospectus for 2016/17 is now available to download at www.wit.ie/parttime.