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Part-time Prospectus

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Accredited qualifications to allow you to progress in your career or to

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change your career path

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Interesting and

enjoyable short

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Opportunity to study at

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Experienced and motivated staff to guide you through your studies and enhance

your learning experience

Contact us: SCHOOL OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND EDUCATION OFFICE Tel: 051 302040 Fax: 051 302487 Email: ace@wit.ie www.wit.ie/parttime www.facebook.com/WITAdEdDept

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Failte Thank you for considering Waterford Institute of Technology for your part-time study needs. We are delighted to be able to offer you a wide range of higher education, professional and personal development courses centred around your requirements for career advancement or personal fulfilment. At WIT we greatly value the life-long learner and offer a variety of programmes to suit most needs. As a recognised leader of adult education and life-long learning in the South East of Ireland we understand and acknowledge the wealth of knowledge and experience which mature learners bring to WIT and much of your time with us will build on that prior learning. I know you will enjoy being a member of the adult learning community at WIT, and I wish you every success in your studies here.

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Dr. RuaidhrĂ­ Neavyn President Waterford Institute of Technology

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THIRD LEVEL COURSES

Third Level Courses Education & Training Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies (30 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6) Certificate in Study Skills and Recognition of Prior Learning (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6) Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development (120 credits, Level 6) BA in Adult Education (60 credits, Level 7) BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education (60 credits, Level 8) Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Teaching & Learning in Further & Higher Education (60/90 credits, Level 9) Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Education (60/90 credits, Level 9) MA in Management in Education (90 credits, Level 9) Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Teaching in Further Education (60 credits, Level 9)

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Business Certificate in Project Management (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6) Certificate in Human Resource Management (15 credits, Minor Award, Level 8) Certificate in eMarketing and Promotion (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6) Certificate in Small Business Finance (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6) Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development (120 credits, Level 6) Start Your Own Business Digital Marketing and Social Media Human Resource Management Financial Accounting Taxation for a Small Business Business Law

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Health and Safety Management Marketing Online Business Payroll and Computerised Accounts Financial Management Project Management

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Higher Certificate in Business (120 credits, Level 6)

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) (120 credits, Level 8)

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Engineering Certificate in Manufacturing Business (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6) Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (120 credits, Level 6) BEng in Manufacturing Engineering (60 credits, Level 7) BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering (60 credits, Level 8)

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THIRD LEVEL COURSES

Third Level Courses contd. Science & Information Technology Certificate in OďŹƒce Administration (30 credits, Minor Award, Level 6)

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Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology Support (120 credits, Level 6)

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BSc in Information Technology (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc in Multimedia Applications Development (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc in Software Systems Development (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development (60 credits, Level 8)

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Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (120 credits, Level 6)

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BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8)

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Humanities & Health Sciences Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6) & Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Advocacy Skills (30 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Oenology & Licensed Trade Studies (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7)

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies (120 credits, Level 6)

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BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (180 credits, Level 7)

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Diploma in Restaurant Management (60 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (120 credits, Level 8)

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Education & Training Gaeilge For Primary Teachers Trained Abroad (Marino Institute Of Education)

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Business

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ACCA – Foundations in Accountancy (Certified Accountancy Technician)

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Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Management – Part 1 (Excellence Ireland)

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Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Business

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Professional Presentation Skills

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Event Management

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Engineering Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician (City & Guilds)

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Mechanical Engineer Technician (City & Guilds)

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Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2 – Unit 1 & 2 (City & Guilds)

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Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2 – Unit 3 & 4 (City & Guilds)

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CAD Parametric Modelling- Level 2 (City & Guilds)

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Introduction to 3D CAD

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Energy Efficient House Design and Construction

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Information Technology

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Cisco Systems CCNA (Cisco Networking Academy Programme)

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VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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PC Upgrade and Maintenance

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CompTIA A+ (CompTIA)

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Development of Apps for Android Mobile Devices

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Introduction to Apple IOS App Development

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Web Design and Development

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Databases with SQL

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User Experience (UX) – Computer Design and Rapid Prototyping

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Health Studies Management for Senior Nursing Staff

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Child and Social Care Studies

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Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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Food & Wine Come Dine with Us with Edward Hayden Edward Entertains at Christmas with Edward Hayden Pastry and Confectionery with Edward Hayden Celebrating Local Food with Michael Quinn Classic Cooking with Michael Quinn Food Hygiene (Primary Certificate Course) Come Wine with Me with David Dennison Languages Sign Language Level 1 English as a Second Language Level 1 / Level 2 Preparation for the IELTs Exam Conversational Irish Level 1 / Level 2 French Level 1 German Level 1 / Level 2 Italian Level 1 Spanish Level 1 / Level 2/ Level 3 Chinese Language and Culture Happy Chinese for Children

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

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Gardening and Horticulture Gardening and Horticulture for Beginners

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Creative Arts Digital Photography for Beginners Creative Writing for Beginners Painting in Oils and Acrylics

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Health and Wellbeing Energy Work for Life

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Saturday Workshops Getting to Grips with Facebook, Twitter and Social Media Live Your Best Life Laughter Yoga Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Understanding Global Issues for Overseas Volunteers Build a Business from Your Kitchen Table

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Educational Guidance If you need additional advice on choosing the right course for you, please contact REGSA: Regional Educational Guidance Service for Adults. The aim of REGSA is to provide independent, confidential and free educational and career advice.

REGSA can be contacted for an appointment on Tel: 051 302287 Email: shealy@wit.ie

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Are you unemployed? Do you want to return to education for free? Give yourself a chance at WIT. Springboard offers a choice of free, part-time courses in higher education. All courses lead to accredited qualifications in enterprise sectors which are growing and need skilled personnel. Applicants must have a previous history of employment, be actively seeking and available to take up employment and satisfy the eligibility criteria available to view on the springboard website. All courses are part-time, enabling you to keep social protection supports. Advice and information about WIT Springboard courses will also be available at June Drop In Clinics 10 & 11 June 2013, 6-8pm For more information about Springboard funded courses please see the websites: www.wit.ie/parttime www.springboardcourses.ie

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Summer School for

3 June - 7 June

Mature Students 2013

WIT Cork Road Campus 10.00am to 3.00pm each day

Have you always wanted to go to College? WIT offers a one-week course for adults interested in studying at third level in September 2013. This course offers you a chance to sample classes in Business Studies, Computing, Science and Engineering, Sociology, Law, Nursing and Art. You will also have an opportunity to develop your study skills and experience what it is like to be a student again. A limited number of places are available and preference will be given to applicants who do not have a third level qualification. For further information on Summer School and open evenings please contact: SĂ­le Curtin, Student Life & Learning, WIT, Cork Road, Waterford Tel: 051 845513 | maturestudent@wit.ie

How can we help your Business? Does your company have specific training needs that are not being met by courses currently on offer locally? Contact us directly to discuss new course/training provision that will benefit your staff.

Contact the School of Lifelong Learning and Education Tel. 051 302040 Email: ace@wit.ie

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General Information How do I apply? The easiest way to register is online at www.wit.ie/parttime. OpTION A: Apply and pay Online

OpTION B: Apply and pay by post

Apply and pay the tuition fees by Laser/Credit Card. Payment is made through a secure payment facility and your account will be immediately debited.

Apply online and then print your details and post it with your payment (Cheque, Postal order, Bank Draft) within 10 working days. Your application will not be processed until payment has been received.

All applicants must supply a valid email address. Correspondence regarding your application, start date of your course etc will be made by email. Please check your email inbox regularly.

Please Note: Cash payments are not accepted. Where employers are funding your fees, you are required to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. WIT does not oer invoicing facilities. If you have any diďŹƒculty applying online please contact the School of Lifelong Learning and Education, 051 302040 or ace@wit.ie

Which course? If you need additional advice on choosing the right course, please contact REGSA Regional Educational guidance Service for Adults. They can provide you with free professional adult guidance to help you make the right decision. REGSA can be contacted for an appointment on 051 302287 or shealy@wit.ie Website: www.regsa.org

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What are the entry requirements for courses? Each course has its own entry requirements so please refer to the relevant course information for more details. Whilst no formal certification of English is required, participants must ensure that they are proficient in both written and spoken English to successfully complete their course of choice.

What happens if a course is cancelled? Classes will run subject to sufficient enrolments and viability. If a course is undersubscribed, we will make every effort to offer students an alternative course or we will refund students the full tuition fee.

What is WIT’s refund policy? please Note: If you have registered for a course and cannot attend classes, you must contact the Adult Education Office, at least one week before the course start date (i) stating your intention to withdraw, and (ii) requesting a refund form.  20% of the fee will be deducted for administration costs. If you have attended more than one class, or If you do not notify us in writing prior to the start date, no refund will be given. Please note if your refund is to be processed by cheque this is only carried out on a monthly basis (usually the 3rd week of each month) in line with WIT’s finance policy. please return this form to the School of Lifelong Learning and Education, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford (Tel. 051 302040).

Please check the website www.wit.ie/parttime for updates on new courses that do not appear in the prospectus.

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For Undergraduate Students When do I apply? Applications will be accepted from 10 June - 16 August 2013 online. Registrations are processed on a first come first served basis so early application is recommended. please Note: First year undergraduate applicants must email a copy of their current CV and relevant qualifications to tlace@wit.ie following registration. please include the online application reference number and course title in the email subject field. Failure to do so may result in loss of place.

When do courses begin? All undergraduate courses are scheduled to start the week commencing Monday 9 September 2013. At the beginning of September 2013, students will receive confirmation of your course start date from the Adult Education office.

Where do lectures take place? The majority of lectures take place in either the Cork Road Campus or Browne’s Road Campus (Applied Technology Building). Classes may also take place in the College Street Campus.

Can I meet with lecturers? Course lecturers will be available to give advice at the Drop In Clinics, Monday 10 -Tuesday 11 June 2013, Cork Rd Campus. Drop in Clinics: Business, Education and Humanities - Monday 10 June 2013, 6-8pm Science, Engineering and IT - Tuesday 11 June 2013, 6-8pm

Will there be an Induction Evening? Part-time undergraduate students should attend an induction session prior to the commencement of the course. Information provided will support students through their educational journey and introduce students to resources available in WIT that will help students study more effectively such as the library, Moodle etc. Induction sessions will run from 6-7pm Monday 9 - Thursday 12 September inclusive in the Auditorium, WIT Main Campus.

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How can I get a student card? Once students are registered on a course, students should apply for a WIT Card, which is essential for students to access the library, IT, photocopying, canteen and shop facilities. The card costs €15 and is available from the WIT Card Office in the Cork Road Campus.

What is Recognition of Prior Learning? WIT acknowledges that adults bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the classroom. In some instances, where adults can demonstrate that the quality and duration of their prior learning and experience is equivalent to the learning outcomes of course module(s), students may be entitled to gain an exemption(s). This is referred to as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

How can I apply for RPL? Full details of how to apply for RPL are available on the website www.wit.ie/parttime.

Blended Learning Blended learning describes a mix of classroom-based education and distance learning, often via online features that allow students to receive tailored help from tutors. WIT part time courses incorporate Moodle, a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support lecturers and students in creating effective online learning communities. All registered WIT staff and students can access Moodle using their WIT username and password. Moodle is used by lecturers to share course material with students and to post class announcements. It also includes other useful features such as virtual classrooms, discussion forums, surveys and much more that may be used in course delivery.

When will my exams take place? Exams may be held anytime between 9am to 10pm Monday to Saturday inclusive.

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MONEY MATTERS Instalment Plan Facility If students have difficulty in paying the full fees on application, they may wish to avail of the instalment facility (available to undergraduate students only). When students register, they must agree and accept the terms and conditions. If students fail to meet these terms and conditions WIT reserves the right to withhold certain student facilities and privileges.

Is there any funding available for courses? As all adult education courses operate on a self-financing basis, students are required to pay their own tuition fees. The following supports may be worth considering: • WIT Bursary for the Unemployed and One parent Families We encourage those in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance, Jobseeker’s Benefit or One Parent Family Allowance to apply as part time students to WIT in order to improve their employment prospects. For this reason we are offering a bursary to all applicants (circa 25% of the cost of the course) in receipt of any of these three welfare payments at the time of application. There is a bursary price for the majority of undergraduate part time courses. Please provide evidence of your eligibility by supplying your PPS number and signing the declaration which states that the information submitted is accurate and honest. Your details will be verified by the Department of Social and Family Affairs. (Please see the reduced fees listed by programme in this prospectus under the heading 'Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme'. This scheme will be subject to review at the end of the 2013/2014 academic year and does not apply to any of our part-time postgraduate programmes or professional and personal development courses.) • Tax Relief People pursuing part-time courses leading to a Third-level qualification may be eligible for Tax Relief on their fees if paying from their own income. Registered employers may also be eligible to claim relief on course fees paid for employees. For further details, please contact your local Revenue Office to get a form IT31 or visit www.revenue.ie.

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NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS What is the National Framework of Qualifications? The NFQ forms the basis of a new more flexible and integrated system of qualifications. The NFQ, through its ten levels, provides a means of comparing and contrasting national and international education and training qualifications. It helps learners to plan their education and training and employers to identify the qualifications they require.

Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) entry levels to WIT There are three possible entry levels to WIT at undergraduate level: • Higher Certificate (Level 6) courses • Bachelor Degree (Level 7) courses • Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8) courses

Progression within WIT Students, who enter at any level, can either chose to graduate at that level or progress to the next level, assuming adequate grades are achieved. For example, a student enters WIT at Higher Certificate Level 6, can graduate with a Higher Certificate after two years and then chose to progress on to Level 7 and beyond.

Progression to a Postgraduate Qualification

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Students who complete an Honours Bachelor Degree at Level 8, often go on to do postgraduate study. More information on taught and research postgraduate options are available at www.wit.ie/pg

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For Professional or Personal Development Students When do I apply? Applications are accepted from 10 June to 20 September 2013. Registrations are processed on a first come first served basis so early application is recommended.

When do courses begin? All Professional and Personal Development courses are scheduled to start the week commencing Monday 30 September 2013. Students will receive confirmation of your course start date from the Adult Education Office at the end of September 2013.

Where do lectures take place? The majority of lectures take place in either the Cork Road Campus or Browne’s Road Campus (Applied Technology Building). Classes may also take place in the College Street Campus.

How can I find out more about the courses on offer? Come along and meet our team on Wednesday 4 September 2013, 6-8pm, Cork Road Campus.

How can I get a student card? Once students are registered on a course, students are entitled to apply for a WIT Card. The WIT card is essential for students to access the library, IT, photocopying, canteen and shop facilities. The card costs €15 and is available from the WIT Card Office in the Cork Road Campus. If students do not wish to avail of a student card, they can purchase a re-loadable card which allows students to use all point of sale (shops, restaurants), photocopying and vending machines. For further details contact the WITCard office.

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MONEY MATTERS Is there any funding available for courses? As all adult education courses operate on a self-financing basis, students are required to pay their own tuition fees. The following supports may be worth considering:

University of the Third Age Initiative In conjunction with the University of the Third Age (U3A), two places on selected Personal Development courses will be offered with a 25% reduction in courses fees for applicants over the age of 55. Students must submit proof of age with their application. The first two applications for each course will receive the discount and courses are run subject to viability. U3A is an international network of self-help organisations for older people. It is run entirely by volunteers. The U3A approach to learning is - “learning for pleasure”. If you are interested and are over 55 years of age, please contact www.u3aseireland.wordpress.com

Why not share your love of learning with a friend? The new Study Buddy scheme offers two friends a 25% discount each on selected Personal Development courses. Simply download the Study Buddy application form from www.wit.ie/parttime or contact the School Office @ 051 302040 for a copy. (Please note terms and conditions apply).

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Taught Postgraduate Courses BUSINESS (www.wit.ie/taughtpgbusiness) PROGRAMME

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CONTACT EMAIL

NFQ LEVEL

Doctorate in Business Administration

Part-time

Dr. Felicity Kelliher

fkelliher@wit.ie

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Executive MBA

Part-time

Dr. Tom Egan

tegan@wit.ie

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Master of Business specialisations in; Marketing, Economics & Finance, Management, Corporate Administration, Human Resource Management

Full & Part-time Dr. Sheila O’Donohoe Mr. Paul Morrissey

sodonohoe@wit.ie pmorrissey@wit.ie

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Master of Business in Accounting

Full-time

Mr. John Casey

jcasey@wit.ie

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Master of Business in Internationalisation

Full-time

Mr. Declan Cahill

dcahill@wit.ie

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Master of Business in the Management of Change

Part-time

Dr. Sean Byrne

sbyrne@wit.ie

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MSc in Business, Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (mBITE)

Full & Part-time Dr. Ray Griffin

rgriffin@wit.ie

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MSc in Global Financial Information Systems

Full & Part-time Dr. Aidan Duane

aduane@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Lean Practice

Part-time

Dr. Pio Fenton

pfenton@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Enterprise Development

Part-time

Dr. William O’Gorman

wogorman@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma in Business in Innovation Practice

Part-time

Dr. William O’Gorman

wogorman@wit.ie

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Higher Diploma in Business in Mgmt

Part-time

Dr. Pio Fenton

pfenton@wit.ie

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Higher Diploma in Business in Accounting

Full & Part-time Mr. Marcel Wagenaar

mwagenaar@wit.ie

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ENGINEERING (www.wit.ie/taughtpgengineering) PROGRAMME

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MEng in Electronic Engineering (MEngEE)

Full & Part-time Dr. Joe O’Mahony Mr. Philip Walsh

jomahony@wit.ie prwalsh@wit.ie

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MSc in Innovative Technology Engineering (MScITE)

Full & Part-time Dr. Austin Coffey Dr. John O’Dwyer

acoffey@wit.ie jodwyer@wit.ie

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MSc in Construction Project Management (MScCPM)

Full & Part-time Mr. Oliver Tierney

otierney@wit.ie

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Full-time

otierney@wit.ie

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mdoyle@wit.ie

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MSc in International Construction Mgmt (MScICM) MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering (MScSEE)

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CONTACT PERSON(S)

Mr. Oliver Tierney

Full & Part-time Mr. Mervin Doyle

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HEALTH SCIENCES (www.wit.ie/taughtpghealthsciences) PROGRAMME

MODE

CONTACT PERSON(S)

CONTACT EMAIL

NFQ LEVEL

MA in Exercise and Sport Psychology

Full-time

Mr. Gerry Fitzpatrick Ms. Ciara Losty

gfitzpatrick@wit.ie closty@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Nursing – specialisations

Part-time

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MA in Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE) Higher Diploma in Social, Personal & Health Education (SPHE)

Ms. Frances Finn

ffinn@wit.ie

Ms. Jennifer Cunningham

jcunningham@wit.ie

Part-time

Ms. Mairead Barry Dr. Paula Carroll

mlbarry@wit.ie pcarroll@wit.ie

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Part-time

Ms. Mairead Barry Dr. Paula Carroll

mlbarry@wit.ie pcarroll@wit.ie

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CONTACT PERSON(S)

CONTACT EMAIL

NFQ LEVEL

HUMANITIES (www.wit.ie/taughtpghumanities) PROGRAMME

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Master of Laws (LLM)*

Full & Part-time Ms. Grainne Callanan

gcallanan@wit.ie

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MA in Social Studies

Full & Part-time Mr. Peter Simpson

psimpson@wit.ie

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MA in Arts & Heritage Management

Full & Part-time Dr. Rachel Finnegan

rfinnegan@wit.ie

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afurlong@wit.ie

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MA in Second Language Learning & Teaching Part-time Dr. Aine Furlong Distance Learning Ard Dioplóma sna hEalaíona í Léiriú Teilifíse Full-time Higher Diploma in Arts in Television Production

Mr. Ray Cullen rcullen@wit.ie 8 Ms. Bláithín Ní Chatháin blaithin@nemeton.ie

Higher Diploma in Arts in International Hotel Management

Ms. Ann Marie Lally

Full-time

amlally@wit.ie

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LIFELONG LEARNING & EDUCATION (www.wit.ie/taughtpgeducation) PROGRAMME

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts/MA in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education

Full & Part-time Dr. Jane Russell O’Connor jrussell-oconnor@wit.ie

CONTACT PERSON(S)

CONTACT EMAIL

NFQ LEVEL

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts /MA in Education Full & Part-time Dr. Sean Moran

spmoran@wit.ie

MA in Management in Education

Part-time

Ms. Mary Fenton

mfenton@wit.ie

Postgraduate Diploma in Science /MSc in Science Education (Primary Science)

Part-time

Dr. Jane Russell O’Connor jrussell-oconnor@wit.ie

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Dr. Carol O’Byrne

cobyrne@wit.ie

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CONTACT EMAIL

NFQ LEVEL

jmcgibney@wit.ie rfrisby@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Teaching in Part-time Further Education (Teaching Council Recognition)

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SCIENCE AND COMPUTING (www.wit.ie/taughtpgscience) PROGRAMME

MODE

CONTACT PERSON(S)

MSc in Computing in Communications Software

Full & Part-time Mr. Jimmy McGibney Mr. Richard Frisby

MSc in Computing in Multimedia and eLearning

Full & Part-time Dr. Mícheál Ó hEigeartaigh moheigeartaigh@wit.ie

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MSc in Computing in Information Systems Processes

Full & Part-time Mr. Liam Doyle Dr. Peter Carew

ldoyle@wit.ie pcarew@wit.ie

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MSc in Computing in Enterprise Software Systems

Part-time

jmcgibney@wit.ie rfrisby@wit.ie

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Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

Full & Part-time Dr. Mícheál Ó hEigeartaigh moheigeartaigh@wit.ie

Mr. Jimmy McGibney Mr. Richard Frisby

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science/MSc in Part-time Analytical Science with Quality Management

Dr. Kathleen Grennan

kgrennan@wit.ie

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science/MSc in Quality Management

Dr. Helen Hughes

hhughes@wit.ie

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Returning to education as a part-time student was the best decision I made. I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student as the course was flexible and allowed me to combine my studies with full-time work. The course was very interesting and it was very beneficial to study with students from different backgrounds. The lecturers were supportive and understood that many of us were combining study and workloads. Having successfully completed the Masters, I have progressed in my career because of the skills and knowledge gained through my studies. My life has completely changed, I have a job that I really enjoy. My advice to anyone considering becoming a parttime student is to go for it as you will be supported, encouraged and challenged. You will learn new skills and you will meet some fantastic people. Lindsay O’Brien MA in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education (2012)

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THIRD LEVEL COURSES

Education & Training Third Level Courses Third Level Courses developed and accredited by WIT at HETAC Levels (6,7,8 & 9)

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Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies (30 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Study Skills and Recognition of Prior Learning (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development (120 credits, Level 6)

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BA in Adult Education (60 credits, Level 7)

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BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education (60 credits, Level 8)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Teaching & Learning in Further & Higher Education (60/90 credits, Level 9)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Education (60/90 credits, Level 9)

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MA in Management in Education (90 credits, Level 9)

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Teaching in Further Education (60 credits, Level 9)

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CERTIFICATE IN ADULT LITERACY STUDIES Special Purpose Award (30 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme proposed Start Date Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

16 weeks, one day a week (day and time TBC) Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies (30 credits, Level 6) €990 €750 October 2013 31 July 2013 Perpetual Eremionkhale, Tel. 051 302689 Email: peremionkhale@wit.ie

This 30 credit Certificate in Literacy Studies course is designed for people working across a range of regional support services, government departments, health and disability services who interact with adults with literacy difficulties. The course will equip learners with a greater understanding of adult literacy, its causes and effects, its history in Ireland and the difficulties and challenges it presents for adults. The course will also explore how ‘literacy friendly’ your organisation or service is, what is ‘Plain English’ and how your organisation/service could adapt to better serve the needs of adults with low literacy levels who are accessing your services. progression and Employment Opportunities Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Litreracy Studies can go on to apply for the Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development

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CERTIFICATE IN STUDY SKILLS AND RECOGNITION OF pRIOR LEARNING Special Purpose Award (10 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

5 days, Friday 9:30-4:30pm Certificate in Study Skills & Recognition of Prior Learning (10 credits, Level 6) €330 €250 16 August 2013

This 10 credit Special Purpose award offers participants the opportunity to acquire the skills to undertake study in a third level environment and capture their prior learning experiences in a supportive environment. This course aims to help participants to gain a better understanding of themselves as learners and to increase their self-confidence in their learning abilities. It offers participants an opportunity to map and evaluate their life/work experience to date in order to facilitate educational progression. Relevant and appropriate educational pathways will be explored and participants may sample a range of WIT courses which may be of interest to them. On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to • Prepare an extended curriculum vitae • Prepare statements identifying their transferable skills, knowledge and attributes • Compile evidence that demonstrates how their learning was achieved • Identify current opportunities in further and higher education, which match their ambitions and aspirations.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND DEVELOpMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

2 Years, Friday 10am-5pm Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education (120 credits, Level 6) €330 per module, €1,980 per annum €250 per module, €1,500 per annum 16 August 2013

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings. We do this by facilitating students to become critically aware of their surroundings, ask questions and challenge for change and equality. The course is aimed at those who • Are active in their local community in either a voluntary or paid capacity • Have not had access to benefits from the formal education system • Work from an equality perspective • Have a capacity for third level study Places are offered based on the above criteria, suitable applicants may be called for interview. Course Structure YEAR ONE Thinking, Learning and IT Skills Introductory Studies Group work and Facilitation Skills Social Analysis Communications Community Development

YEAR TWO Social Policy Management Practice Community Education Theory and Practice Professional Practices Personal Effectiveness

ELECTIVES (Choose one) Community Arts Community Enterprise Sustainable Development

All modules are worth 10 credits and run for 8 weeks *Please note that students will be awarded the Higher Certificate on successful completion of 12 modules.

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BA IN ADULT EDUCATION Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

2 years, this course is typically delivered on Friday afternoons and Saturdays BA in Adult Education (60 credits, Level 7) €370 per module, €1,110 per annum 31 July 2013 Perpetual Eremionkhale, Tel. 051 302689/2872 Email: literacy@wit.ie, Webpage: www.wit.ie/ldc

This course is designed for practitioners working in the adult education sector including basic education, adult literacy, community education and further education. Entry Requirements Applicants for this course must possess a Level 6 qualification in Adult Education or equivalent and three years professional experience. Applicants may be called for interview. Course Structure YEAR ONE Nature of Enquiry Psychology of Adult Learning Language and Power

YEAR TWO Elective Education Policy Management of Adult Education

All modules are worth 10 credits and run for 8 weeks

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BA (HONS) IN TEACHING IN FURTHER AND ADULT EDUCATION Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications provisional Start Date Further information

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Recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland

18 months, this course is typically delivered on Friday afternoons and Saturdays BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education (60 credits, Level 8) â‚Ź5,300 overall programme cost. Flexible payment options are in place for students who wish to pay per module. 31 October 2013 January 2014 Perpetual Eremionkhale/Ann Marie Cullen, Tel. 051 302689/2872 Webpage: www.wit.ie/ldc Email: peremionkhale@wit.ie/acullen@wit.ie

This course has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who want to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a Further Education teacher in Ireland. The programme is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Teacher Education programme for Further Education. Entry Requirements Applicants for this course must possess a Level 7 qualification in Adult Education or equivalent and three years professional experience in the further/adult education sector in a teaching role (FE teacher, FE trainer, FE tutor, resource worker, development worker). Applicants must have access to a recognised educational institution to carry out teaching practice placements (120 hours in total). Applicants will be called for interview. All students registered on this course must undergo a Garda vetting process through WIT. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester One Introduction to Pedagogy in FE 1 & Teaching Practice 1 Critical Education Studies Psychology of Adult Learning 3

YEAR TWO Semester Two Elective* Pedagogy and Teaching Practice in FE 3 Teaching Practice 3

Semester Two Quality Curriculum Planning & Assessment in Practice* Pedagogy and Teaching Practice in FE 2 Education, Equality & Social Inclusion Teaching Practice 2 All modules are worth 5 credits unless otherwise stated and run for 4 weeks. *These modules are worth 10 credits. 25

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pOSTGRADUATE DIpLOMA/MA IN TEACHING & LEARNING IN FURTHER & HIGHER EDUCATION Delivery Qualification Cost How To Apply

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

This programme is delivered in full-time or part-time mode on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Teaching & Learning in Further & Higher Education (60/90 credits, Level 9) €700 per 10 credit module, €1,400 per 20 credit module, Applications for the entire programme available online at www.pac.ie To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator. 11 July 2013 Course Leader, Dr. Jane Russell O'Connor, Email: jrussell-oconnor@wit.ie Postgraduate Administrator, Tel. 051 302225, Email: pgace@wit.ie

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop their teaching expertise, to reflect on their practice and to gain a theoretical and critical perspective of further and higher education. Participants will be presented with theoretical concepts and will then engage in self-directed learning through project work and will apply this learning through their own practice and in their own particular educational environment. Entry Requirements An Honours Degree or equivalent, three years postgraduate experience and access to an educational organisation where students can carry out teaching practice. pOSTGRADUATE DIpLOMA (60 credits) - Mandatory Modules MODULE DELIVERY

CREDITS

Academic Enquiry Educational Theory Practical Pedagogy 1 Practical Pedagogy 2 Curriculum and Assessment Reflective Practice in Education

10 10 10 10 10 10

4 Days 4 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days

MASTERS (choose 30 credits) ELECTIVES

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Blended Learning Language, Power and Societies Creativity in Education Perspectives on Further and Higher Education Independent Learning Mentoring Multiple Intelligences Psychology for Educators Research Supervisory Skills Teaching English as a Second Language Adult Learning Research Methods in Education Dissertation Educational Product Writing for Publication

5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 2 Days 2 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 4 Days Ongoing Study Ongoing Study Ongoing Study

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20 20 20

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pOSTGRADAUTE DIpLOMA / MA IN EDUCATION Delivery Qualification Cost How to Apply

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

This programme is delivered in full-time or part-time mode on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. Postgraduate Diploma in Arts / MA in Education (60/90 credits, Level 9) €700 per 10 credit module, €1,400 per 20 credit module Applications for the entire programme available online at www.pac.ie To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator. 11 July 2013 Course Leader, Dr. Sean Moran, Email: spmoran@wit.ie Postgraduate Administrator, Tel. 051 302 225, Email: pgace@wit.ie

The aim of the Master of Arts in Education is to offer graduates a flexible pathway to a Level 9 qualification by allowing them to choose modules in accordance with their professional interests and practices, whilst developing a set of core educational competences. The mandatory core modules stress the acquisition of a range of theoretical and practical approaches appropriate to level 9 study. Entry Requirements An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience. MANDATORY MODULES (30 credits)

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CREDITS

Academic Enquiry Educational Theory Reflective Practice in Education

4 Days 4 Days 5 Days

10 10 10

5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 2 Days 2 Days 2 Days 5 Days 2 Days 5 Days 5 Days 2 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days 5 Days

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Electives (30 credits - choose 3) Adult Learning Blended Learning Creativity in Education Curriculum and Assessment Education Law Enterprise and Innovation Independent Learning Language, Power and Societies Mentoring Multiple Intelligences Perspectives on Further and Higher Education Practical Leadership Practical Pedagogy 1 Psychology for Educators Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Teaching English as a Second Language

Research Component (30 credits) MA in Education Research Methods in Education (Mandatory) 4 Days 10 Plus one of the following: Educational Product*(Elective) Ongoing Study 20 Writing for Publication* (Elective) Ongoing Study 20 Dissertation*(Elective) Ongoing Study 20 *Full details of the 2013/14 timetable are available on request. Please note timetables are subject to change. 27

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MA IN MANAGEMENT IN EDUCATION

Delivery Qualification Cost How To Apply

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

This programme is delivered in part-time mode on Saturdays, 10am to 5pm. MA in Management in Education (90 credits, Level 9) €700 per 10 credit module, €1,400 per 20 credit module Applications for the entire programme available online at www.pac.ie To apply for a single module, please contact the Postgraduate Administrator. 11 July 2013 Postgraduate Administrator, Tel. 051 302 225, Email: pgace@wit.ie

This course provides an opportunity for participants to acquire the knowledge and skills in key areas of educational leadership. The course aims to provide participants with the necessary skills for effective educational leadership and management and to increase their self-confidence and self-efficacy. Participants will be presented with theoretical concepts and will engage in self-directed learning through project work. They will apply this learning to their own practice and in their own particular education environment. Entry Requirements An Honours Degree or equivalent and three years postgraduate experience. MANDATORY MODULES (30 credits)

DELIVERY

CREDITS

Academic Enquiry Leading Learning

4 Saturdays 5 Saturdays

10 20

ELECTIVES MODULES (choose 60 credits)

DELIVERY

CREDITS

Strategic Planning Mentoring Information Technology Financial Management Public Relations Human Resource Management Education Law Practical Leadership Enterprise and Innovation Research Methods in Education Dissertation

2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 2 Saturdays 4 Saturdays ongoing study

10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 20

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pOSTGRADUATE DIpLOMA IN TEACHING IN FURTHER EDUCATION Delivery Qualification Cost How to Apply Closing Date for Receipt of Applications provisional Start Date Further information

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Recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland

Fridays, 9:30-4:30pm Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Teaching in Further Education (60 credits, Level 9) €2,500 per semester, €7,500 overall course cost. Applications can be made online at www.pac.ie 11 July 2013 Friday, 6 September 2013 Course Leader Dr. Carol O'Byrne, Email: cobyrne@wit.ie Postgraduate Administrator, Tel. 051 302 225, Email: pgace@wit.ie

The Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education is designed to provide participants with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies required to teach in a variety of settings within the FE sector. The course aim is to enable student teachers develop a wide range of practical teaching skills and core theoretical foundations in further and adult education. The course will also enable participants to gain a nationally recognised qualification approved by the Teaching Council of Ireland. Entry Requirements An NFQ Level 8 qualification or equivalent or an NFQ Level 9 qualification in Education which does not meet the requirements for accreditation for teacher education qualifications. There are a number of additional requirements. Please see www.wit.ie/parttime. All students registered on this course must undergo a Garda vetting process through WIT. MODULE

DURATION

CREDITS

Intro to Professional Practice Sociology of Adult Education Foundations of Effective Teaching in FE Teaching Practice 1

Fridays/Saturdays Fridays Fridays Sept - Dec 2013

5 5 5 5

Semester 2 Developing Effective Teaching in FE Curriculum & Assessment Teaching Practice 2

Fridays Fridays/Saturdays January - June 2014

5 10 5

Semester 3 Philosophy and Critical Education Theory Policy and Perspectives of Further Education Educational Psychology for FE Teaching Practice 3

Fridays Fridays Fridays September-December 2014

5 5 5 5

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Gaining a qualification has given me greater confidence in my own ability to contribute at work. The BBS (Hons) gave me a broad knowledge of every aspect of business and helped me understand how my decision making affects the business as a whole. Returning to education can be daunting but I realised quickly that all my classmates were in the same boat. Completing my Degree was made easier with the support and encouragement of my classmates and lecturers. Adult students have a wealth of knowledge that they sometimes don’t even realise they have. Understanding different perspectives and practices really enriches your learning experience. Knowledge is addictive: once you start, you just want to keep learning and expanding your skills. My aim now is to complete a Masters Degree.

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Business Third Level Courses Third Level Courses developed and accredited by WIT at HETAC Levels (6 & 8)

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Certificate in Human Resource Management (15 credits, Minor Award, Level 8)

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Certificate in eMarketing and Promotion (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Small Business Finance (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6)

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Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development (120 credits, Level 6)

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Start Your Own Business Digital Marketing and Social Media Human Resource Management Financial Accounting Taxation for a Small Business Business Law

Health and Safety Management Marketing Online Business Payroll and Computerised Accounts Financial Management Project Management

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Higher Certificate in Business (120 credits, Level 6)

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Bachelor of Business (Hons) (120 credits, Level 8)

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CERTIFICATE IN pROJECT MANAGEMENT Special Purpose Award (10 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Certificate in Project Management (10 credits, Level 6) €330 €250 20 September 2013

This 10 credit Special Purpose Award is ideal as an introduction to the principles of project management for employees and owners of SME’s who have an interest in learning how to plan and manage a project from the early stages of defining the work, to completion and handover. On successful completion of this course, a student will be able to • Display a clear understanding of an entire project life cycle • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and be able to plan and manage a project from definition stages to completion and handover • Apply techniques such as CPA, PERT, resource allocation and smoothing, line of balance, etc. to manage projects • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use a computer package (i.e. MS Project) to manage a project

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CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Minor Award (15 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm and alternate Wednesday 7-10pm Certificate in Human Resource Management (15 credits, Level 8) €555 €425 20 September 2013

This 15 credit Minor Award aims to provide an opportunity for people working within or seeking to enter the HRM/Personnel field, and people responsible for managing people to undertake a professional course in HRM. It aims to develop the key skills, knowledge and competencies to prepare candidates to perform effectively in a HRM role. On successful completion of this course, a student will be able to · Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the human resource management process and of the strategic role HRM plays within the organisations · Show an awareness of the changing role of HR practitioners and the conflicts inherent in that role · Demonstrate the skills and competencies associated with the core HR processes and practices · Present professional business presentations in diverse environments · Demonstrate the potential to continue a course of professional development at a higher level Course Structure Module HRM Theory and Practice Professional Oral Communications

Credits 10 5

Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate or equivalent • Applicants without the above minimum requirement but with relevant experience will be considered on a case by case basis progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the Certificate in Human Resource Management students may progress to other courses in the School of Business. Progression, admission and exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.

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LEVEL

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CERTIFICATE IN EMARKETING AND pROMOTION Minor Award (40 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

24 weeks, Friday 9:30 - 4:30pm Certificate in Emarketing and Promotion (40 credits, Level 6) €2,000 €1,500 16 August 2013

The Certificate in e-Marketing and Promotion is a practical skills-based course for anyone wishing to develop an effective online business presence for a micro-enterprise or SME. The course aims to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully manage and grow an online business. This unique course has been designed specifically to meet the demands of the SMEs. Course Structure Semester 1 Communications Marketing

Semester 2 Digital Marketing & Social Media Online Business

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate by means of an RPL that they would be suitable candidates for the course. progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of this course, graduates will have the self-confidence to bring their skills to a new employer that will be of benefit to that employer’s online business presence and development. Graduates may progress to complete the Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development, Higher Certificate in Business Studies or may start their own online business.

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CERTIFICATE IN SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE Minor Award (40 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

24 weeks, Tuesday & Thursday, 7-10pm Certificate in Small Business Finance (40 credits, Level 6) â‚Ź1,320 â‚Ź1,000 20 September 2013

The Certificate in Small Business Finance is a practical skills-based course for people wishing to set up and manage their own business or for current/future employees of microenterprises and SMEs. This course aims to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully manage the finances and help grow a small business. This unique course has been designed specifically to meet the demands of the government to support the development of micro-enterprises and SMEs. Course Structure Semester 1 Financial Accounting Financial Management

Semester 2 Taxation for a Small Business Payroll and Computerised Accounts

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate or equivalent. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate (by means of an RPL or APEL assessment) that they would be suitable candidates for the course. progression and Employment Opportunities The goal of the Certificate in Small Business Finance is to ensure that programme graduates have the practical skills, knowledge, and experience required to immediately take-up employment in any micro-enterprise or SME, while also providing graduates with a skills and knowledge base to progress to middle management and beyond.

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LEVEL

6

HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT Cost of each module Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Qualification

€330 €250 20 September 2013 On successful completion of 120 credits, students will be awarded the Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development. All modules are 10 credits at Level 6. On successful completion of an individual module students will receive an official statement of result.

This Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development is a practical skills-based course for people wishing to set up and manage their own business. The course aims to provide potential and existing entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to successfully manage and grow their business. This unique course has been designed specifically for adult students and will be delivered and assessed in ways which are appropriate for adults’ needs. The course is designed in modules so that students can choose which modules they wish to study. Students who wish to participate in modules but do not seek accreditation will also benefit from attendance. Modules Start Your Own Business Digital Marketing and Social Media Human Resource Management Financial Accounting Taxation for a Small Business Business Law Health and Safety Management Marketing Online Business payroll and Computerised Accounts Financial Management project Management

Day Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday

Delivery Blended Learning* Classroom Blended Learning* Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom Blended Learning* Classroom Classroom Classroom Classroom

*Blended Learning combines traditional face-to-face tuition with online, self-directed study. Students attend 8 weeks of classes and must complete additional online study.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT

COURSE MODULES START YOUR OWN BUSINESS Delivery

LEVEL

6

Blended Learning: 8 weeks, Monday 7-10pm

This subject is aimed at individuals who have started a new business or are in the process of starting a business. It aims to give participants a greater understanding of the issues involved in setting up a business. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of what an ‘Entrepreneur’ is • Assess their personal attributes and aptitudes for business ownership • Investigate the importance of innovation and creativity • Develop skills in idea generation • Understand the operations of running a small business • Prepare a Feasibility Study and investigate the viability of a project

DIGITAL MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Monday 7-10pm

Digital marketing and social media now offer marketers a wealth of options to connect with their audience. Both digital marketing and social media are changing rapidly and are experiencing phenomenal growth. This module provides students with the detailed and practical knowledge required to develop digital marketing and social media expertise. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Develop an understanding of digital marketing essentials and their importance in marketing • Demonstrate a knowledge of the ways in which organisations may develop and execute digital marketing decisions • Describe the main theories, concepts, techniques and application expertise required to effectively develop plan and implement a social media campaign • Demonstrate the technical skills and knowledge necessary to apply the key technologies, tools and techniques for digital marketing and social media by developing a digital marketing and social media plan for a small business

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT

COURSE MODULES HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Delivery

LEVEL

6

Blended Learning: 8 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

This module is designed for anyone whose responsibilities include employee relations or who aspires to be in a position of managing people within their organisations. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Examine their leadership style and develop team building techniques • Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches to motivating employees and the theories that underpin motivation. • Demonstrate an understanding of current employment legislation • Examine grievance and disciplinary procedures • Examine the recruitment and selection process, performance and reward management and training and development techniques

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

This module is designed to enable the participant to understand the purpose and nature of financial accounting. The course covers all aspects of financial accounting from recording business transactions to preparing financial accounts. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting • Apply the basic principles and concepts of accounting transactions • Operate accounting control mechanisms appropriate to a small business • Prepare final accounts for a small business

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COURSE MODULES TAXATION FOR A SMALL BUSINESS Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

This module is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of Income tax, PAYE/PRSI, VAT and the administration/reporting requirements of these taxes. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of the overall Irish Tax system • Calculate Income tax for business and personal purposes • Understand the principles of PAYE/PRSI, VAT, Corporation Tax and Capital Taxes (e.g. Capital Gains Tax)

BUSINESS LAW Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm

This module is designed to enable participants to understand the current requirements of business law relevant to a small business environment. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of basic legal concepts • Demonstrate an understanding and how Contract and Tort Law pertain to a small business • Demonstrate an understanding of the law with regard to sale of goods and Intellectual Property • Demonstrate an understanding of the areas where legal difficulties may arise • Adhere to correct company law procedures in relation to small business

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT

COURSE MODULES HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT Delivery

12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm

This module is designed for anybody who is looking for an introduction into safety and health systems and procedures required in an enterprise or organisation. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Identify hazards and assess associated risks • Identify the Principles of Prevention and Hierarchy of Controls required • Prepare a simple Safety Statement • Be aware of the provisions of the new relevant Acts and other legal aspects • Conduct Safety Audits and Inspections • Prepare a procedure and conduct an accident investigation • Implement baseline fire and emergency control systems

MARKETING Delivery

LEVEL

6

Blended Learning: 8 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm

This module is designed to introduce participants to the principles of marketing, advertising and public relations within the context of a small business. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Develop a marketing plan appropriate to their business • Select and use appropriate media for various advertising and PR campaigns • Develop a promotions plan appropriate to their business • Use low cost tools (including social media) effectively to promote their businesses

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT

COURSE MODULES ONLINE BUSINESS Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Wednesday 7-10pm

This module is designed for small business owner managers or people responsible for setting up a website for their organisation and carrying out business online. It will help the participants develop the knowledge needed to design a website and use the internet as a tool to promote and sell their company, products and/or services. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of internet marketing • Assess the suitability of products or services for e-Business • Develop an e-business plan for a small business • Develop the necessary policies and procedures to sell products and services online • Demonstrate an understanding of online customer care • Create a website template for a small business with e-commerce functionality

pAYROLL AND COMpUTERISED ACCOUNTS Delivery

LEVEL

6

12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm

This module focuses on the basics required to understand and use computerised Payroll and Financial Accounting Systems for Small Businesses. The Payroll aspect of the course will cover Setting up Payroll, Processing Payroll and Report generating. The Financial Accounting aspect of the course will cover Purchase Ledger, Sales Ledger, Nominal Ledger, Banking, VAT and Reporting. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Set up and Prepare Financial Accounts to Trial Balance Stage • Set up and Process Payroll on a weekly or monthly basis

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS IN ENTERpRISE DEVELOpMENT

COURSE MODULES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Delivery

12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm

This module will give the participants an understanding of the implications of financial decisions on a small business. In addition, it will give the participant a holistic view of small business finance, raising finance and the cost and benefits of sourcing external finance for small business expansion. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of finance in relation to small businesses • Analyse and determine the most appropriate source of funding for a small business • Appraise investment decisions • Manage the working capital of the business • Read and interpret the financial accounts and related financial data • Make presentations to banks, state institutions and other investors for loans and grants for business expansion

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12 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm

This module is ideal as an introduction to the principles of project management for employees and owners of SMEs who have an interest in learning how to plan and manage a project from the early stages of defining the work, to completion and handover. On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to • Display a clear understanding of an entire project life cycle • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and be able to plan and manage a project from definition stages to completion and handover • Apply techniques such as CPA, PERT, resource allocation and smoothing and line of balance • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use a computer package (i.e. MS Project) to manage a project

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further information

2 years, Monday and Wednesday 7-10pm, Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm Higher Certificate in Business (120 credits, Level 6) €165 per 5 credit module, €1,980 per annum €125 per 5 credit module, €1,500 per annum 16 August 2013 Ms. Mabel McManus, Course Leader, Tel. 051 302247 Email: mmacmanus@wit.ie

This course has been designed to provide participants with a practical exposure to a wide range of business skills and is recognised both nationally and internationally. The Higher Certificate in Business may be regarded as a terminal qualification or as a stepping stone for students towards more advanced studies in the BBS (Honours) courses or professional qualifications. Course Structure YEAR 1 Semester 1 Business Learning and Practice Professional Written Communications Management Introduction to Microeconomics Applied ICT Skills 1 Fundamentals of Accounting

YEAR 2 Semester 3 Statistics Managing Human Resources 1 Law 1 Management Accounting 1 Microeconomics for Business Enterprise Skills

Semester 2 Mathematics Professional Oral Communications Introduction to Organisational Behaviour Introduction to Macroeconomics Fundamentals of Marketing Account Analysis

Semester 4 Marketing Mix Decisions Managing Human Resources 2 Law 2 Management Accounting 2 Macroeconomics for Business Applied ICT Skills 2

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate with passes in at least five subjects, which should include English or Irish and Mathematics. Students over 23 years of age may be exempted from this requirement if they can demonstrate an ability to cope with the demands of the course. progression/Employment Opportunities Graduates of the Higher Certificate in Business can find work in Trainee management, Junior management in any of the main business functions and across all industry and services sectors. The qualification also allows students to progress to other academic courses including all degree courses in the School of Business at WIT in particular the Bachelor of Business (Hons) Level 8.

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BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HONS)

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

2 years, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm-10pm & Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm (Semesters 1&3 only) Bachelor of Business (Honours) (120 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module, €740 per 20 credit module, Year 1 €2,775, Year 2 €1,665 €140 per 5 credit module; €560 per 20 credit module; Year 1 €2,100; Year 2 €1,260 16 August 2013 Mr. Darrin Taylor, Course Leader, Tel. 051 834129 Email: dtaylor@wit.ie

The aim of the course is to equip graduates with a broad range of business skills, focusing on the key dynamics involved in managing organisations in a fast-moving competitive environment. Course Structure YEAR 1 Semester 1 Quantitative Techniques Business Research Methods Principles of Employment Law Managing Diversity Quality Management Semester 2 Business Finance Integrated Marketing Communications Leadership in Organisations Enterprise Software Skills

YEAR 2 Semester 3 Business Strategy MIS and e-Business Services Marketing Business Research Practice Team-building and Negotiations Semester 4 Corporate Strategy Economic Policy Issues Employee Relations Skills Practical Public Relations Poster Presentation

Semester 5 Organisation Project Project Reflective Log Entry Requirements Students can enter the course having satisfactorily completed the Higher Certificate in Business or other relevant academic qualifications at third level; and/or based on applicable work experience. progression/Employment Opportunities In many types of business organisations ranging from small family businesses to multi-national corporations and other sectors including the public service and voluntary organisations. Many graduates pursue Masters or further professional qualifications in accounting, finance management, marketing, and human resource management. Graduates of this course who complete a recognised Higher Diploma in Education may apply for positions as teachers in secondary schools. As one of Ireland’s longest running BBS programmes, graduates have reached the top of many organisations. 45

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Enniscorthy Enterprise and Technology Centre (EETC) was established to support and assist both new and existing businesses in Wexford. Business Support Services EETC works closely with WIT to offer Wexford businesses a broad range of business support services including • Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development • Affordable Incubation Space for Start-ups • Business Consultancy and Mentoring • Market Research

For more information please contact John O’Connor, Centre Manager

Tel. 053 9237499 E mail. info@eetc.ie

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When I started the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology I was a little bit concerned about going back to education. However I quickly found that I was enjoying the course. The subjects were interesting and were delivered using engaging learning techniques which made it all the more enjoyable. I am now studying the BEng in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering and found the progression from the Higher Certificate to be seamless. I plan to continue my part time study with the BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering when I have finished my current course. I would say to anyone who is contemplating going back to education to just do it and not to get demotivated by the length of time it will take in order to gain your qualification. You might find that you start off in one course and end up having undertaken another when it is completed!

Jim Walsh Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (2011) BEng in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering (current)

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BEng in Manufacturing Engineering (60 credits, Level 7)

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CERTIFICATE IN MANUFACTURING BUSINESS Minor Award (40 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

1 Year Certificate in Manufacturing Business (40 credits, Minor Award, Level 6) €330 per 10 credit module, €1,320 in total €250 per 10 credit module, €1,000 total 16 August 2013

This 40 credit Minor Award is delivered in blended learning mode, i.e. On-Line learning plus some face-to-face lectures together with work based learning supported through incompany mentoring support. Credits achieved from this course may be considered for exemptions against modules in other future courses. This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge of current best practice in highly regulated modern manufacturing facilities. Course Structure • Manufacturing Systems and Standards* • Safety and Health Management • Lean Manufacturing* • Quality Management • Project Management 10 credits each except where indicated * = 5 credits Most training takes place through work based learning supported through in-company mentoring, on-line learning plus some face-to-face lectures in WIT. progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate, graduates may progress to the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ENGINEERING IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

3 years, Monday and Wednesday 6-10pm Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology (120 credits, Level 6) €165 per 5 credit module, Year 1 €990, Year 2 €1,980, Year 3 €825 €125 per 5 credit module, Year 1 €750, Year 2 €1,500, Year 3 €625 16 August 2013

This course will provide participants with an understanding of modern manufacturing systems. It will specifically equip them with knowledge and manual skills in the areas of electromechanical technology or instrumentation/industrial electronics (depending on the elective chosen) and will allow development into new specialisations. The course aims to • Impart knowledge in the fundamental principles of science and engineering • Offer second chance education to those wishing to avail of it • Provide initially, the foundation for successful students to advance academically to levels corresponding with their skills and ability Course Structure Year 1 Semester 1 Computing Studies 1 Mechanical Science Fundamental Engineering Maths

Year 2 Semester 3 Introduction to Auto CAD Mechanical Technology Introductory Calculus

Year 3 Semester 5 Calculus Automation Tech & Control Electronic Technology 2

Semester 2 Industrial Communications Electrical Science Instrumentation 1

Semester 4 Electrical Technology Electronic Technology Instrumentation 2 Industrial Studies*

Semester 6 Introduction to 3D CAD Manufacturing Technologies

*Industrial Studies is a 30 credit module and takes place over Year 2 and 3. This module is paid for in the Second Year.

Entry Requirements Grade D (or higher) in Mathematics, English and three other subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (or approved equivalent). Candidates may be interviewed prior to being accepted on the course. Qualified personnel in the following trades; Fitting, Turning, Motor, Electrical, Toolmaking plus Post-Apprenticeship experience may be considered for exemption from year 1 subjects, subject to WIT's RPL policy. progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate students may progress to a BEng in Manufacturing Engineering. www.wit.ie/parttime

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BEng IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

2 years, Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm and alternate Saturdays 9.30-1.30pm BEng in Manufacturing Engineering (60 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module, €1,110 per annum €140 per 5 credit module, €840 per annum 16 August 2013

This course is offered over a two-year period and will enable participants to obtain a deeper understanding of the technologies and processes involved in the manufacturing industry. Students will receive extensive hands-on experience in the areas of computerisation, CAD, CnC and robotics. The course has been designed to ensure that students can make a real contribution to the running of manufacturing firms. Course Structure YEAR 1 Semester 1 Engineering Design Process Manufacturing Technology Mechatronics 1

YEAR 2 Semester 3 Engineering Design Operation Project 2 Process Control

Semester 2 Operations Management Differential Equations Project 1

Semester 4 Robotics and Material Handling Dynamics and Control Mechatronics 2

The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the course content are possible.

Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed the Higher Certificate in Engineering in Manufacturing Technology or equivalent. progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the Ordinary Degree, students may progress to an Honours Degree and then on to further postgraduate qualifications.

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BSc (HONS) IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

2 years, Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm and alternate Saturdays 9.30am-1.30pm BSc (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering (60 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module, €1,110 per annum €140 per 5 credit module, €840 per annum 16 August 2013

This two year part-time course prepares students to work with new computer-based technologies associated with modern manufacturing practice. Computers are now used at every stage, including product design, production and process control, quality testing and stock management. The industrial manager works in a team that also includes business, marketing, accounting and other professional people. Course Structure YEAR 1 Semester 1 Software Engineering CAE Advanced Manufacturing

YEAR 2 Semester 3 Networks & Facility Simulation Process Evaluation Operations Management

Semester 2 Process Control Process Technology Project 1

Semester 4 Design for Manufacture Manufacturing Technology Project 2

The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the course content are possible.

Entry Requirements Applicants must have successfully completed the BEng in Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering or equivalent. progression/ Employment Opportunities Graduates could work in the following areas: • Supply and production planning • Management and training of the workforce • Process development and process improvement • Acquisition of suitable machinery and plan

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I originally started studying for the Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology Support at WIT. As the course went on I gained confidence and wanted to continue to progress, so I completed the BSc IT (Level 7) degree and I am now studying for the BSc IT (Level 8). Initially I was unsure of how work and study would fit together but I have found studying at WIT very rewarding and the lecturers have been very helpful and responsive all along. The qualifications I have gotten have improved my understanding of IT and have helped me to advance in my career. I found going from one course to the next easier than I thought it would be. Working full time and studying part time is difficult and takes will power but it is very rewarding.

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Science & Information Technology Third Level Courses Third Level Courses developed and accredited by WIT at HETAC Levels (6,7 & 8)

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BSc in Information Technology (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Information Technology (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc in Multimedia Applications Development (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc in Software Systems Development (180 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons)in Software Systems Development (60 credits, Level 8)

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Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (120 credits, Level 6)

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BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 credits, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8)

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BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8)

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CERTIFICATE IN OFFICE ADMINSTRATION Minor Award (30 credits)

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

18 weeks - Friday 2-5pm & alternate Saturdays 10-5pm Certificate in Office Administration (30 credits, Minor Award, Level 6) €990 €750 20 September 2013

This 30 credit Minor Award is designed for people who work in, or wish to work in a modern office environment. The course aims to develop participants’ practical administration and interpersonal skills, which will assist them in their role as professional office administrators. Course Structure Module Information Technology Financial Accounting Communications

Credits 10 10 10

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or equivalent progression and Employment Opportunities The Certificate in Office Administration qualification is an excellent stepping stone to employment. On successful completion of this course graduates can progress to the Higher Certificate in Business in Enterprise Development or another relevant course at WIT.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUppORT Delivery

Qualification Cost

2 years, Tuesday and Thursday, 7-10pm Students must also complete 3 months’ work experience over the two year period. Occasionally class is held on a Saturday morning. Higher Certificate in Information Technology Support (120 credits, Level 6) €165 per 5 credit module, €330 per 10 credit module. Year 1 €1,320; Year 2 €1,650 €125 per 5 credit module, €250 per 10 credit, Year1 €1,000; Year 2 €1,250

Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 16 August 2013 Further Information Amanda Freeman, Course Leader, Tel. 051 304162 Email: afreeman@wit.ie

The Higher Certificate in Science in Information Technology Support is a two-year course designed to provide students with the skills required to operate as a first line Information Technology Support person in a wide range of industry and business environments. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 OO Programming Fundamentals Computer Systems Critical Thinking Computer Applications

YEAR TWO Semester 3 Networks 2 * Operating Systems 2 Discrete Methods and SPC *

Semester 2 OO Programming Principals Software Development Lifecycle Operating Systems and Maintenance Networks 1

Semester 4 *Multimedia *Databases Security Principles Work Placement

*10 credit modules Work Placement is worth 30 credits If students do not have the required work placement completed they will be required to complete at least three months placement before being awarded the Higher Certificate. Entry Requirements An aptitude for computing and prior knowledge of computing and/or math would be a benefit. Each applicant will be considered on his or her own merits. progression and Employment Opportunities When students successfully complete the Higher Certificate they can progress to the BSc in Information Technology Support and students may also transfer to other degree courses within WIT. Areas students could expect to work in include IT support technician, user-support technician, network installation and maintenance, system administrator and Database administrator. www.wit.ie/parttime

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BSc IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

Year 1 & 3 Monday & Wednesday 7-10pm and Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm Year 2 Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm & Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm BSc in Information Technology (180 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module; €2,220 per annum €140 per 5 credit module, €1,680 per annum 16 August 2013 Trish O'Neill, Course Leader. Email: troneill@wit.ie

The course specialises in providing students with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the IT industry including information systems design and development, software development, distributed systems architecture and systems integration. The course has a high practical content and the main computer language used for development on the course is Java. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 OO Programming Fundamentals Information Technology Systems Systems Analysis Fundamentals Visual Communications Mathematics Document Management

YEAR TWO Semester 3 Data Structures Network Fundamentals Database Fundamentals Multimedia Fundamentals Mathematical Modelling Web Applications

YEAR THREE Semester 5 Flexible Semester - This is a 30-credit module and will include a work based project or an on-line professional development programme in IT.

Semester 2 OO Programming Principles Information Technology Applications Systems Implementation Web Design Statistical Analysis Critical Thinking and Learning

Semester 4 Event Driven Programming Internetworking Database Systems Multimedia Development Management Science Meta - Information

Semester 6 GUI Development Security Principles Advanced Databases Systems Development MIS Fundamentals Hypermedia Systems

* Students who complete the work-based project during the flexible semester rather than undertaking the online professional development programme in IT, will be eligible for a partial refund.

progression and Employment Opportunities This qualification allows graduates to pursue further professional and postgraduate qualifications such as the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology or BSc (Hons) Software Systems Development. Possible career opportunities are: Systems analyst/programmer, Information architect, Programmer, Web applications developer, Technical support, Database administrator, IT consultant, Software trainer 57

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BSc (HONS) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

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Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

Students can choose to complete the course over one year, Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am12.30pm or over a longer period of time. BSc (Hons) in Information Technology (60 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module, €2,220 €140 per 5 credit module, €280 per 10 credit, €1,680 16 August 2013 Dominic Kirby, Course Leader, Tel. 051 845518 Email: dkirby@wit.ie

The focus of the course is to provide students with the necessary skills to work in Information Technology and to make a contribution to the organisation in which they are employed. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 E-Learning Strategies Data Warehousing DIS Management Information Systems Web Retrieval Systems Project Analysis and Design

Semester 2 Database Administration Network Technologies Business Strategy Concepts Web Service Development Project Construction and Testing*

*10 credit module Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc (Ord) in Information Technology or equivalent to apply for this course. progression/ Employment Opportunities Students who complete this course may advance to the taught or research masters programme in this area. The main career opportunities for graduates would be in the following areas: Database developer/administrator, IT Consultant, Network engineer, Security consultant, Information systems manager, E-business provider. In addition graduates have found employment providing computing facilities in Banking, Services, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing and Civil Service sectors. www.wit.ie/parttime

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BSc IN MULTIMEDIA AppLICATIONS DEVELOpMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

Year 1 & 3: Tuesday & Thursday 7-10pm & Sat 9.30am - 12.30pm Year 2: Monday & Wednesday 7-10pm & Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm BSc in Multimedia Applications Development (180 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module, €2,220 per annum €140 per 5 credit module, €1,680 per annum 16 August 2013 Dominic Kirby, Course Leader, Tel. 051 845518, Email: dkirby@wit.ie

The BSc in Multimedia Applications Development is a degree course which allows students to develop a comprehensive knowledge of multimedia techniques enabling them to generate and integrate multimedia-rich elements; create sophisticated, interactive applications; avail of the best technological solutions. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 Mathematics for Computing Computer Essentials OO Programming Fundamentals Communication Skills Basic Graphic Design Multimedia Imaging

YEAR TWO Semester 3 Mathematics for Graphics Database Fundamentals Server Side Scripting Human Computer Interaction Motion Graphics Web Development

Semester 2 Mathematical Modelling and Statistics Introduction to Software Engineering OO Programming Principles Critical Thinking and Learning Music Skills Multimedia Web Design

Semester 4 Software Engineering (OOD) Database Systems Multimedia Data Structures Convergent Media Technologies Traditional Graphic Design Digital Audio Production

YEAR THREE Semester 5 Flexible Semester, to include industry - accredited course/or project work. Semester 6 Security Principles Network Systems and Concepts Multimedia Programming eLearning and Accessibility Digital Graphic Design 3D and Video

Entry Requirements A Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with five passes at ordinary level and grade D3 in the Leaving Certificate (to include Maths and English or Irish). progression and Employment Opportunities This qualification allows graduates to pursue further professional and postgraduate qualifications such as the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development. WIT’s multimedia graduates are involved in areas such as multimedia applications support, web development, development of training products, multimedia software development, graphic design, photography, DJ’ing, animation and games development.

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BSc (HONS) IN MULTIMEDIA AppLICATIONS DEVELOpMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

1 year, Monday and Wednesday evenings 7-10pm and Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development (60 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module, €2,220 €140 per 5 credit module, €1,680 16 August 2013 Dominic Kirby, Course Leader, Tel. 051 305518, Email: dkirby@wit.ie

The BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development is a one year add-on Honours degree for graduates who have successfully completed the BSc in Multimedia Applications Development (Level 7) or BSc in Information Technology (Level 7) . The overall objective of the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development is to develop multimedia professionals equipped with knowledge, skills and practical experience within the domains of technology, creativity and enterprise. With a strong focus on the creative aspects, there are a range of modules provided. Course Structure Semester 1 Exploration of Graphic Design Multimedia Database Development 3D Multimedia Animation Digital Marketing Skills plus 2 additional modules (TBC)

Semester 2 3D Graphics Applications Photography and Video Practical graphic Design Advanced Multimedia Database plus 2 additional modules (TBC)

Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc in Multimedia Applications Development or equivalent to apply for this course. progression and Employment Opportunities There is an increasing demand for IT professionals in Industry and Research with the skills required to drive and support the digital media industry within Ireland. This is an industry recognised as being an important growth sector for the country’s economic development. Graduates should be well equipped to participate within a diverse range of industries, including that of digital media. Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Applications Development may pursue postgraduate study (taught or research masters programmes) at WIT or another Higher Education Institution.

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BSc IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS DEVELOpMENT

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

3 years, Year 1: Monday & Wednesday evenings 7-10pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm BSc in Software Systems Development (180 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module; €2,220 per annum €140 per 5 credit module, €1,680 per annum 16 August 2013 Dominic Kirby, Course Leader, Tel. 051 305518, Email: dkirby@wit.ie

The BSc in Software Systems Development is a modular degree. Students can complete it as a three year ordinary degree course with six modules per semester or as a five year course with four modules per semester. The focus of the course is to equip the student with a broad range of software development skills that can be applied across a large number of sectors. The course will also equip students with the skills to work as part of a development team and work with the system user through all stages of system development. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 Object Oriented Programming Fundamentals Systems Analysis Fundamentals Web Programming Computer Essentials Mathematics Communication Skills Semester 2 Object Oriented Programming Principles Systems Implementation Fundamentals Client Side Programming Statistical Analysis Business Processes Critical Thinking & Learning

YEAR TWO YEAR THREE Semester 3 Semester 5 Data Structures Flexible Semester Database Fundamentals Software Engineering Human Computer Interaction Network Fundamentals Semester 6 Stream Electives* GUI Development Advanced Databases Semester 4 User Centred Design Event Driven Programming Organisational IS Database Systems Security Principles Server Side Programming Stream Electives Systems and Information Internetworking Stream Electives *In semester 3, elective options currently include: German, French, Psychology or Enterprise.

Flexible Semester The course includes a flexible learning semester in year three. The flexible semester is a non-contact semester and consists of one of the following options: Industrial Placement (paid/unpaid), Active Service Learning (voluntary), Industry-accredited courses, Placement in a designated Research environment, Placement in a Commercial Innovation/Incubation unit or Study Abroad. progression and Employment Opportunities Graduates may progress to the BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development or the BSc (Hons) in IT or may find employment in the following positions: Software Business Analyst Database Administrator IT Consultant Software Engineer/Developer Software Trainer Web Developer.

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BSc (HONS) IN SOFTWARE SYSTEMS DEVELOpMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

1 year BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development (60 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module; €2,220 €140 per 5 credit module, €1,680 16 August 2013 Dominic Kirby, Course Leader, Tel. 051 305518 Email: dkirby@wit.ie

The BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development is a one year add-on Honours degree for graduates who have successfully completed the BSc in Software Systems Development (Level 7) or BSc in Information Technology (Level 7). The focus of the course is to provide you with the necessary skills to work in the software development industry and make a contribution to the organisation that employs you. Course Structure Semester 1 Project Analysis & Design Advanced Database Systems Web Server Programming IT Security Inter Organisation Information Systems Social Psychology (E) IS Project Management (E) French (E) German (E)

Semester 2 Project Construction & Testing Dynamic Web Development Software Frameworks Business Intelligence Database Administration Organisational Psychology (E) Software Business (E) French (E) German (E)

Entry Requirements Applicants should have successfully completed a BSc in Software Systems Development (Level 7) or equivalent to apply for this course. progression and Employment Opportunities Graduates of the BSc (Hons) in Software Systems Development may avail of a range of taught and research masters programmes (MSc) at WIT or another Higher Education Institution. They may also find employment in the following roles: Analyst/Programmer, Applications Programmer, Computer Sales Support, Database Administrator Information Technology Consultant, Software Engineer, Software Trainer, Systems Designer, Systems Programmer.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN SCIENCE IN GOOD MANUFACTURING pRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

2 years, Year 1: Monday & Wednesday 4.15-7.15pm & 2 Saturdays per semester, Year 2: Tuesday & Thursday 4.15-7.15pm Higher Certificate in Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (120 credits, Level 6) €165 per 5 credit module, €330 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1,980, Year 2 €1,650 €125 per 5 credit module, €250 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1,500, Year 2 €1,250 16 August 2013 Ms. Bernie Whelan, Course Leader: bwhelan@wit.ie

The principal aim of this course is to provide a nationally accredited Level 6 educational course in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Technology for people who are employed in the pharmaceutical industry. Course Structure The course will be delivered over 4 semesters in 24 months, with six contact hours per week. Laboratory sessions in year 1 take place over 2 Saturdays per semester. Assessment is by written assignment, practical and written examinations. YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

Semester 1 Information Technology Concepts Fundamental Chemistry* Mathematics* cGMP1

Semester 3 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science* Contamination Control/Cleanroom Management* Manufacturing and Processing I*

Semester 2 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Analysis Fundamental Biology* Measurement Science* Occupational H&S/ Environmental Management *10 credit module

Semester 4 Total Quality Management Calibration Science cGMP 2* (Work Based Project)

Entry Requirements Participants must be employed in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Students must submit a work-based project which is completed during year 2 of the course. Exemption from modules is possible for participants with a certified prior qualification in the module. progression and Employment Opportunities On successful completion of the certificate students may progress to a Bachelor of Science in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 credits, Level 7). The undergraduate Skills activity is funded by the Irish Government and part funded by the European Social Fund under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013 63

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BSc IN GOOD MANUFACTURING pRACTICE AND TECHNOLOGY Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

18 months, Monday and Thursday 4.15pm - 7.15pm BSc in Good Manufacturing Practice and Technology (60 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module, €370 for 10 credit module, Year 1 €1,295, Year 2 €925 €140 per 5 credits module €280 per 10 credit module, Year 1 €980, Year 2 €700 16 August 2013 Ms. Bernie Whelan, Course Leader: bwhelan@wit.ie

The objective of this 18-month degree course is to provide a nationally accredited Level 7 educational course, at ordinary degree level, in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), for personnel working in the manufacturing areas of the pharmaceutical, healthcare and biotechnology industries. Course Structure The course will be delivered over 3 semesters in 18 months, with six contact hours per week. Students will also be required to complete practical sessions/plant tours. Assessment is by written assignment, practical and written examinations. The course is subject to review and minor modifications to the course content are possible. Days may change subject to course management. YEAR ONE Semester 1 HRM in Manufacturing Manufacturing & Processing Technology 2* Process Validation Semester 2 cGMP 3 One of the following Electives Process Chemistry 1* Pharmaceutical Formulations 1* Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 1* *10 credit module

YEAR TWO Semester 3 Literature Review Statistical Process Control One of the following Electives: Process Chemistry 2* Pharmaceutical Formulations 2* Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2*

Entry Requirements Higher Certificate in Science (GMP and Technology) or equivalent and required to attend an interview. Participants must be employed in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry. Exemption from modules is possible for participants with a certified prior qualification.

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BSc (HONS) IN AppLIED BIOLOGY WITH QUALITY MANAGEMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

2 years BSc (Hons) In Applied Biology with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8) €185 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module 16 August 2013 Dr Orla O'Donovan, Course Leader, oodonovan@wit.ie

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology with Quality Management is an “add-on” honours degree course for students with an ordinary BSc in Biotechnology or equivalent Level 7 course. There is a major emphasis on molecular biology, quality methodologies and bio-analytical methods used in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The course is not currently offered at night, but students wishing to study part-time take modules from the full time course and attend classes during the day with full time students. As far as possible, the timetable is arranged so that a student can attend WIT for 2 half days per week, though significant independent study is expected. Normally it takes 2 years to complete, taken in this mode. The research project is a practical module, the student can choose to do it through their work, if appropriate, or do it in WIT laboratories. Course Structure Modules are taught in two semesters each year as shown below, but on a part time basis they are spread over two years. Semester 1 1. Regulatory Affairs and Compliance 2. DNA Technology and Bioinformatics 3. Research Methods 4. Advanced Applications of Microbiology 5. Protein Biotechnology (double module, 10 credits)

Semester 2 6. Advanced Quality Methodologies 7. Research Project (double module, 10 credits. This is a laboratory based project and can be done either in WIT labs or in the workplace, if possible). 8. Bioanalysis (practical) 9. Molecular Biology and Medicine 10. Cell Factories

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BSc (HONS) IN AppLIED CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITY MANAGEMENT Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

2 years BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management (60 credits, Level 8) €185.00 per 5 credit module, €370 per 10 credit module 16 August 2013 Claire Lennon, Course Leader, Email: clennon@wit.ie

The BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry with Quality Management is an add-on honours degree following the BSc in Applied Chemistry or an equivalent level 7 qualification. There is a strong emphasis on analytical science and topics relevant to the pharmaceutical sector in the course content. Quality management is also a central part of the course. This course is not currently offered at night, but students wishing to study this course part-time take modules from the full time course and attend classes during the day with full time students. The research project is a practical module and students can choose to do it through their work, or in WIT laboratories. Course Structure Modules are taught in two semesters each year as shown below. Students can spread the modules over two years studying on a part time basis. Modules can also be taken at the students own pace. Modules are delivered during the day, however the timetable is arranged so that these can also be delivered in “blocks” to facilitate part-time students. The order in which modules should be completed can be discussed with the course leader. Semester 1 Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Advanced Analytical Science Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry Research Methodology & Literature Review Advanced Laboratory Techniques

Semester 2 Pharmaceutical Formulation & Drug Delivery Pharmacology, Drug Design & Synthesis Advanced Inorganic & Photochemistry Research Project (Double Module) Advanced Quality Methodologies

Entry Requirements Applicants must hold a BSc in Applied Chemistry, Level 7 or equivalent. progression and Employment Opportunities There are a wide variety of opportunities open to graduates of this course, including further study up to PhD by research. Graduates have found employment in the pharmaceutical and chemical industry locally, nationally and internationally. The main career opportunities include laboratory analysis, quality assurance, research and development for analytical methods and process development, service industries such as laboratory instrument suppliers and manufacturers.

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Studying at WIT opened up a whole new experience to me. While the challenge of third level study was tough at times, the support of the lecturers and my fellow classmates kept me going and helped me believe in myself. With this belief, I have enjoyed studying and researching different aspects relating to Social Care. As a mature student, it is challenging to organise your time especially if you are working and have family commitments. However, the confidence and the sense of achievement gained by completing an exam or assignment far outweigh the challenges. It is important to enjoy the experience and the new friendships you will make. If you’re a mature student thinking of studying at WIT, I think it is well worth the experience.

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Humanities & Health Sciences Third Level Courses Third Level Courses developed and accredited by WIT at HETAC Levels (6, 7 & 8)

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Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6) & Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Advocacy Skills (30 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 6)

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Certificate in Oenology & Licensed Trade Studies (10 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7)

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Legal Studies (120 credits, Level 6)

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BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (180 credits, Level 7)

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Diploma in Restaurant Management (60 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7)

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BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (120 credits, Level 8)

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CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS INSTRUCTION Special Purpose Award (20 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

10 weeks, Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 9-4pm Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 credits, Level 6) €1,300 16 August 2013 Dr Mary Cowman: mcowman@wit.ie

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CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS INSTRUCTION Special Purpose Award (20 credits)

& CERTIFICATE IN GROUp FITNESS INSTRUCTION Special Purpose Award (10 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

17 weeks, Fridays 5-9pm, Saturdays 9-4pm Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 credits, Level 6) & Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (10 credits, Level 6) €1,975 16 August 2013 Dr Mary Cowman: mcowman@wit.ie

NB: These courses will run concurrently. Students may enroll for both courses or the Certificate in Fitness Instruction only, but not the Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction only.

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CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS INSTRUCTION Special Purpose Award (20 credits)

CERTIFICATE IN GROUp FITNESS INSTRUCTION Special Purpose Award (10 credits) These linked courses aim to provide students with entry-level industry recognised qualifications in health-fitness instruction. The 20 credit Certificate in Fitness Instruction prepares students to work on a one-to-one basis with customers in gym settings, designing aerobic, resistance and weight loss programmes. The 10 credit Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction prepares students to lead and choreograph group exercise classes in exercise to music, step aerobics, body conditioning and circuit training. Fitness instruction courses at Waterford Institute of Technology are accredited by REPS Ireland, www.repsireland.ie Course Structure Both of these part-time courses will be delivered at weekends over the course of one academic year. The Certificate in Fitness Instruction will be delivered over 10 weekends, the Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction over 7 weekends. These will be delivered in Waterford Institute of Technology and take advantage of the specific facilities and expertise that the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science has developed over the years. Both awards will emphasise practical competencies and client communication skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge base. Certificate in Fitness Instruction Health and Fitness Theory Resistance, Conditioning and Testing

Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction Group Fitness Instruction

Entry Requirements Ordinarily, applicants should be 17 years of age with 5 Leaving Certificate grade D passes, including English and Mathematics. Other qualifications and/or experience will be considered under the WIT Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) policy. Applicants must have an interest in their own personal fitness. progression and Employment Opportunities The health and fitness industry will be the principal source of employment for graduates. Graduates may progress to the Level 7 Certificate in Personal Training which we will be oering on a part-time basis in the near future. They may also apply for relevant full-time programmes of WIT including the BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies and the Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Sport Management. Exemptions may be granted on these full-time programmes for related fitness instruction modules.

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CERTIFICATE IN ADVOCACY SKILLS Special Purpose Award (30 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

15 weeks, Fridays 1-6pm plus 4 Saturdays 10am-5pm Certificate in Advocacy Skills (30 credits, Level 6) €990 in total; €330 per 10 credit module €750 in total; €250 per 10 credit module 16 August 2013

This 30 credit Special Purpose Award examines the theory and practice of advocacy and mental health promotion in the overall context of mental health. The course will support participants to develop the requisite skills in advocacy, i.e. an understanding of the concept of advocacy and the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively as an advocate. The course is highly interactive with each participant reflecting on their own experience and sharing real life examples of mental health issues and best practice in mental health promotion. Course Structure • Introduction to Advocacy • Group Work and Facilitation Skills • Communications

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CERTIFICATE IN OENOLOGY & LICENSED TRADE STUDIES Special Purpose Award (10 credits) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

9 weeks, Tuesday 6.30-9.30pm Certificate in Oenology and Licensed Trade Beverages (10 credits, Level 7) â‚Ź390 16 August 2013 Nuala Gordon, Course Leader Tel. 051 302064, Email: ngordon@wit.ie

The Certificate in Oenology and Licensed Trade Studies is based on an existing module which is taught on the BA (Hons) in Hospitality Management and the Diploma in Restaurant Management Level 7. Holders of this module will be able to interpret the labels of the major wines and spirits of the world and give basic guidance on appropriate selection and service as well as understand the principles of wine tasting and evaluation. Course Structure Module Oenology and Spirits

Credits 10

Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course. It is intended for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the broad range of wines and spirits. It is suitable wherever a sound but simple level of product knowledge is required to underpin job skills and competences, for example in the customer service and sales functions of the hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries. It is also useful for those who have a general interest in the subject. progression and Employment Opportunities The aim of the certificate is to give graduates a working knowledge of wines and spirits enabling them to pursue employment. Career opportunities are possible in areas such as customer service and sales, hospitality, retailing and wholesaling industries.

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HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN ARTS IN LEGAL STUDIES

Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Further Information

3 Years, Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm Higher Certificate in Legal Studies (120 credits, Level 6) €165 per 5 credit module, €1,320 per annum €125 per 5 credit module, €1,000 per annum 16 August 2013 Donal Keating, Course Leader Email: dgkeating@wit.ie

The Higher Certificate in Legal Studies is a three year course that provides students with a general knowledge of core modules, practical legal modules and incorporates legal accounts, IT and communication skills. Course Structure YEAR ONE

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE

Semester 1 Communications 1 Computer and Office Skills 1 Exploring the Irish Legal System 1 Contract and Labour Law 1

Semester 3 Exploring the Irish Legal System 2 Contract and Labour Law 2 Introduction to Tort Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 2

Semester 5 Introduction to Land Law & Equity 1 Family Law 1 Litigation & Evidence Legal Accounts 2

Semester 2 Introduction to Crime Aspects of Company & Commercial Law 1 Communications 2 Computer and Office Skills 2

Semester 4 Litigation Legal Accounts 1 Applied Communication 1 Conveyancing

Semester 6 Applied Communications 2 Conveyancing and Planning Introduction to Land Law & Equity 2 Family Law 2

Entry Requirements Normally a Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects which should include Mathematics is required. progression/ Employment Opportunities Graduates can find employment in solicitors’ offices, An Garda Síochána, the Civil Service, banks and building societies and insurance companies.

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BA IN AppLIED SOCIAL STUDIES IN SOCIAL CARE Delivery Qualification Cost Cost, if eligible for bursary scheme Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

3 years, Fridays 9am-5pm and Summer School (Year 2) BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care (180 credits, Level 7) €185 per 5 credit module, total cost for the course €6,660 Year 1 €1,480; Year 2 €2,405; Year 2 Summer School €555; Year 3 €2,220 Year 1 €1,110; Year 2 €1,805; Year 2 Summer School €420; Year 3 €1,665 31 May 2013

On successful completion of this course, graduates will be qualified to work in a wide range of Social Care settings, including working with children, in family support, community development, care of the elderly and with people with special needs. Given the nature of this work, applicants should give serious consideration to their personal interest and suitability to this type of challenging work. All applicants will be required to undergo Garda vetting. Course Structure YEAR ONE Semester 1 PPD 1 Key Themes in Sociology Introduction to Social Policy Psychology of Human Behaviour Semester 2 Applied Social Studies 1 Lifespan Developmental Psychology Social Policy in Context PPD 2

YEAR TWO Semester 3 History of Social Care in the 19th Century Applied Social Studies 2 Introduction to Social Care Law 1 Social Facts and Structures

YEAR THREE Semester 5 Child in Irish Law Challenges for Irish Social Policy Domestic Violence Law & Mental Health Law Applied Social Studies 4B

Semester 4 History of Social Care in the 20th Century Modernisation & Social Change Applied Social Studies 3 Inequalities and Disadvantage in Irish Social Policy Practice Placement Portfolio 1 (10 credits) Practice Placement 1 (15 credits)

Semester 6 Applied Social Studies 5 PPD4 Social Psychology Practice Placement Portfolio 2 (10 credits) Practice Placement 2 (15 credits)

YEAR 2 SUMMER SCHOOL Modules to be confirmed *All modules are 5 credits except where otherwise stated

Entry Requirements Given there are limited places available on this course, applicants must: • Be over 23 years • Have a minimum of three years’ work experience (paid or voluntary) within a Social Care setting • Submit a 500-word essay with their CV to tlace@wit.ie at the time of their application, to outline their suitability and relevant work experience • Undergo Garda vetting.

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Please check the website www.wit.ie/parttime for updates on new courses that do not appear in the prospectus.

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DIpLOMA IN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT Special Purpose Award (60 credits)

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Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Application

Two twelve-week, college based semesters - Monday to Wednesday, 9.15am - 5.15pm. Work placement must also be completed (consisting of 400 hours in industry) Diploma in Restaurant Management (60 credits, Special Purpose Award, Level 7) All Capitation and Tuition fees are paid by FĂĄilte Ireland 7 June 2013

This 60 credit Special Purpose Award integrates restaurant management theory with practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in Restaurant Management. Students are aorded the opportunity to complement college-based-learning with a structured placement under the guidance of an industry mentor. Semester 1 Fundamentals of Restaurant Operations Beverage Management Restaurant Services Marketing Human Resource Management for Food Beverage Enterprises Management for Food and Beverage Enterprises (Cost Control)

Semester 2 Fundamentals of Restaurant Management Restaurant Design and Control Leadership for Food and Beverage Enterprise Oenology Food and Energy Sustainability in the Hospitality industry

Semester 3 Work Placement Financial Aspects are incorporated into many subjects in an applied way progression and Employment Opportunities Graduates can gain employment in high grade hotels, restaurants and the international tourism industry as restaurant managers, operations managers and entertainment managers. There is also an opportunity for follow on study in particular the BA in Hospitality Management. Entry Requirements Applicants should be mature learners with a passion for the restaurant sector who have had previous experience in the area and must possess a passion and drive for the business of restaurants and restaurant management. Students can download an application form online (www.wit.ie/diprestman ) and then write an essay on a restaurant using specific guidelines provided. Students will be interviewed. Short listing may occur. Note: Students on this course will be required to provide their own uniforms Further Information Tony Quinlan, Course Leader, Tel. 051 304101 Email: tquinlan@wit.ie Application Forms and Essay to be submitted in Hard Copy on or before 7 June 2013 to Ms Maria Aylward, Department of Languages, Tourism and Hospitality www.wit.ie/parttime

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LEVEL 8

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BSC (HONS) IN NURSING STUDIES

Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Subject to agreed contact hours Entry to Level 8 On application 29 July 2013

Delivery Qualification

30 weeks BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (120 credits Level 8) €2,800 International Students: Price on application 29 July 2013

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies is aimed at qualified nurses who seek a primary degree at honours level. There are two entry levels depending on your previous academic qualifications.

ApEL ASSESSMENT AND TRANSITION pREpARATION FOR LEVEL 8 progression This course is aimed at nurses who qualified at certificate level and wish to develop through academia. It provides an opportunity for the individual to reflect and record the contribution they give to nursing, to record their development in a structured format demonstrating achievements and professionals goals, to develop writing skills and extend their knowledge base to prepare for entry of further academic courses. Course Structure • The professional role of the nurse • Exploring clinical practice • Developing your portfolio • Study skills (15 credit modules) Entry Requirements • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais • Previous certified learning the student can apply for exemption of part/whole of the access on application through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning). • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week

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ENTRY LEVEL 8: BSC (HONS) NURSING STUDIES The BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies is aimed at registered nurses who have a diploma or equivalent award. The course comprises of six 10-credit modules, i.e. 60 credits (Level 8). Students must complete five mandatory modules and one elective. Mandatory Modules Applying Evidenced Based Practice Clinical Decision Making Communication in Practice Dilemmas in Professional Values and Caring Leading in Clinical Practice

Electives (choose one) Preceptorship Health Promotion in Clinical Practice Political and Legal Aspects of Nursing Telehealth Nursing

Entry Requirements • Registered as a nurse on any part of the register maintained by An Bord Altranais • Completion of Access to Higher Education in nursing (Level 7) or Diploma of Higher Education in nursing or equivalent • Previous credits at Level 8 or equivalent can be considered through RPL • Currently employed in health/social care setting for a minimum of 12 hours per week progression/ Employment Opportunities Graduates may apply for positions at staff nurse grade within the Irish healthcare sector. Universally Irish nurses are highly regarded in other countries thus enhancing work opportunities. Graduates who wish to pursue a career in specialist nursing can apply for Higher Diploma courses/MSc in areas such as gerontology, coronary care, peri-operative care, paediatric nursing, maternal and child health and accident and emergency nursing. Alternatively graduates may choose to pursue advanced studies in nursing education or nursing management. An application pack is available from Department of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, WIT For further information Breda Walsh, Administrator, Tel. 051 845567 or Email: bwalsh@wit.ie Dr. Patricia Chesser-Smyth, Course Leader, Tel. 051 845560 or Email: pchesser-smyth@wit.ie

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Professional Development Courses *These courses are for professional development and include externally modified courses from professional bodies. On successful completion of all other courses a statement of attendance will be provided. EDUCATION & TRAINING Gaeilge for Primary Teachers Trained Abroad (Marino Institute of Education)

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BUSINESS ACCA - Foundations in Accountancy (Certified Accountancy Technician) Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Management - Part 1 (Excellence Ireland) NEW

Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Business

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Event Management

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NEW VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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PC Upgrade and Maintenance

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CompTIA A+ (CompTIA)

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Development of Apps for Android Mobile Devices

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Introduction to Apple IOS App NEW Development

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Professional Presentation Skills

Cisco Systems CCNA (Cisco Networking Academy Programme)

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Databases with SQL

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Web Design and Development User Experience (UX) – Computer Design and Rapid Prototyping

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technician (City & Guilds)

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HEALTH STUDIES

Mechanical Engineer Technician (City & Guilds)

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Management for Senior Nursing Staff

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Child and Social Care Studies

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Caring for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2 - Unit 1&2 (City & Guilds)

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Programmable Logic Controllers Level 2 - Unit 3&4 (City & Guilds)

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CAD Parametric Modelling- Level 2 (City & Guilds)

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Introduction to 3D CAD

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Energy Efficient House Design and Construction

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GAEILGE FOR pRIMARY TEACHERS TRAINED ABROAD (MARINO INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION) Scrúdú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge (SCG) Oiriúnú le haghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge (OCG) Delivery

14 weeks, alternate Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Cost

€400 (+ Examination Fee to be paid to M.I.E.)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

16 August 2013

Tutor

Seán Mac Sheáin - Mac Eochaidh O.S., A.T.O., M.A.

Where a teacher completes a qualification in primary teaching outside of Ireland and seeks registration in Ireland, the Teaching Council (Ireland) may register that teacher, subject to him/her satisfying the Irish Language Requirement. Marino Institute of Education (MIE) has devised approved programmes to fulfil this requirement - An Scrúdú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge (SCG) or Oiriúnú le hAghaidh Cáilíochta sa Ghaeilge (OCG). Qualifying examinations in these include written papers, oral and aural examinations, class visits at the teachers’ school by MIE assessors and two fortnight periods attending (Department of Education and Science) approved courses in a recognised Coláiste Gaeltachta. All of these are to be successfully completed within a three year period. The two sessions in a Coláiste Gaeltachta are provided by Coláiste na Rinne i gContae Phort Láirge during mid-term school breaks. On successful completion of either the SCG or OCG Examination, Teachers Trained Abroad will be accepted as fully qualified to teach in Irish Primary Schools. Those preparing to qualify themselves by undertaking SCG/OCG courses should register with MIE and then enrol for an SCG/OCG course in Waterford Institute of Technology. Who will benefit from this course? Primary school teachers who trained abroad and wish to satisfy the Irish Language Requirement in order to register with the Teaching Council (Ireland). Further information For further details regarding the SCG/OCG, please contact Marino Institute of Education at www.ilrweb.ie / 01- 8535143

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ACCA - FOUNDATIONS IN ACCOUNTANCY (incorporating Certified Accounting Technician - CAT)

Delivery

2 Years, 24 weeks per annum.

Commencing

Year 1: Monday 9 September 2013 Year 2: Tuesday 10 September 2013

Cost

Year 1: €1,300 or €300 per paper FA1, MA1 & FA2 and €200 per paper MA2 & FAB Year 2: €1,200 or €300 per paper

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Wednesday 4 September 2013

ACCA Foundations in Accountancy consists of a suite of awards, including certificates, diplomas and a revised Certified Accountancy Technician (CAT) qualification. These flexible awards focus on the core skills of financial accounting and management accounting; and the wider role of the accountant in business at higher levels. Please go to www2.accaglobal.com/students/fia/ for more information about the Foundations in Accountancy. Course Structure Year 1 - Monday and Wednesday 7-10pm

Year Two - Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm

Semester 1 Recording Financial Transactions (FA1) Management Information (MA1)

Semester 1 Financial Accounting (FFA) Management Accounting (FMA)

Semester 2 Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) Managing Costs and Finance (MA2) Accountant in Business (FAB)

Semester 2 Foundations in Taxation (FTX) Foundations in Financial Management (FFM)

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On successful completion of the following papers students will receive the following awards: pApERS

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FA1 and MA1; and Foundations in Professionalism

Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

FA2 and MA2; and Foundations in Professionalism

Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting

FAB, FMA and FFA; and Foundations in Professionalism

Diploma in Accounting and Business

FA1, MA1, FA2, MA2, FAB, FFA and FMA, Certified accounting Technician (CAT) two of the three options papers, a practical Qualification experience requirement, and Foundations in Professionalism Registration with ACCA It is the responsibility of all students to register independently with the ACCA for annual registration and for all exams. Students should also apply directly to the ACCA for any exemptions they may be entitled to. Students should register as a student on the Foundations in Accountancy. It is important to note that ACCA impose strict deadlines for registration. Please see www.accaglobal.com for further details. If you would like to take papers on an individual basis please contact Adult Education office.

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EXCELLENCE IRELAND DIpLOMA IN QUALITY MANAGEMENT Delivery

20 weeks, Tuesday 7-9pm

Qualification

Excellence Ireland Diploma in Quality Management Part 1

Cost

€400 (payable to WIT) Additional Costs €140 registration and exam fee payable directly to Excellence Ireland

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

20 September 2013

This course aims to give students an understanding of general management principles and of how quality is managed. The course will explain the methodology of quality improvement, in particular the various tools and techniques for analysis. The course is examined through an exam (essay type answers) and partially through project work. On successful completion of this course, a student will be able to: • Understand Quality Management Systems based on ISO 9000 standards • Provide problem solving support in their organisation • Understand the importance and role of customer service and the duties and responsibilities of management Entry Requirements An introduction to Quality Assurance Course and/or relevant work experience, or an equivalent qualification is required for entry to the Diploma Part 1. All applicants must have competence in spoken and written English. The Diploma in Quality Management is professionally accredited by EIQA. Who will benefit from this course? The Diploma offers the opportunity for those who already have knowledge of Quality Control and Assurance or who wish to gain experience in this subject to develop their skills in this area.

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HARNESSING THE pOWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN BUSINESS

ONE DAY WORKSHOp

One day workshop, Saturday 12th October, 9:30am-4:30pm *Statement of attendance provided €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

Many businesses are aware that social media can benefit their businesses but are unsure where to start, how to use the various platforms, how much time to spend on social media, how to measure the return or indeed what platforms are most appropriate for their business type. This interactive course will give you a clear roadmap for optimising your social media skills and strategies in business. On successful completion of this course, a student will be able to: • Understand networking and social networking, social media etiquette and norms • Use the various social media platforms • Manage social media for your business • Evaluate the benefits of social media to your business Who will benefit from this course? This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to gain an introduction to developing and implementing a social media strategy for use in business.

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pROFESSIONAL pRESENTATION SKILLS Delivery

ONE DAY WORKSHOp

One day workshop, Saturday 12th October, 9:30am - 4:30pm *Statement of attendance provided €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

Public speaking and delivering presentations are recognised as some of the most difficult things to do. This course will enable students to create and deliver confident and inspiring presentations that will impress and persuade your audience. On completion of the course, a student will be able to: · Plan and prepare a presentation that will engage and convince an audience · Control nerves and appear confident and relaxed · Use visual aids and handouts · Use key communication skills to make impact · Handle questions and interruptions · Use PowerPoint effectively Who will benefit from this course? This course is for anyone who is interested in learning how to speak in public with skill and confidence.

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EVENT MANAGEMENT

Delivery

8 weeks, Thursday 7-9pm

Cost

€150 *Statement of attendance provided

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

20 September 2013

This short course will appeal to anyone who wants an introduction to event management with a view to pursuing a career in the area. It combines theory and practical elements to give students the skills necessary to plan and organise an event e.g. a wedding, sports, conference and/or charity event. Course Content • Introduction to events industry • Developing event concepts • Pricing and contracts • Client consultation, preparing the proposal and developing event pitches • Planning, co-ordinating and marketing the event • Public relations and sponsorship • Event production and design • Event evaluation Who will benefit from this course? This course is for anyone who is looking for an introduction to event management industry or anyone who wishes to organise their own wedding/party/charity event in a professional way.

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8030 CERTIFICATION

ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (City & Guilds) Delivery Qualification

13 weeks, Thursday 6-10pm *Statement of attendance provided Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (8030-21) €1,000 (excl City and Guilds fee)

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 progression Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (8030-22)

This award is for those employed or undergoing training as technicians in the electrical industry. It establishes levels of knowledge and skills required over a range of applications - from the design and performance of electrical machines to the generation, transmission, distribution, use, measurement and control of electrical energy. Course Structure · Engineering fundamentals (1) · Engineering fundamentals (1) practical assignments · Electrical and electronic applications · Electrical and electronic applications practical assignments Who will benefit from this course Level 2 is ideal for anyone who has just left full-time education or is looking for a career change. Anyone who has never worked in the electronic engineering sector, but is interested and keen to learn can also apply.

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MECHANICAL ENGINEER TECHNICIAN (City & Guilds) Delivery Qualification

25 weeks, Monday & Wednesday 7-10pm Level 2 IVQ Technician Certificate in Engineering (Mechanical) (2565 - 01) €1000 (excl C&G fee)

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 progression Level 3 IVQ Technician Diploma in Engineering (2565)

This course provides a broad technical education and an appropriate qualification for those employed in mechanical engineering following an apprenticeship or other form of training. It is especially suited to the needs of those who aspire to supervisory duties, shop and process control, plant maintenance and other forms of responsibility, based upon practical experience and detailed knowledge of machines and processes, combined with the technical ability to allow the unaided solution of routine problems and difficulties. Course Structure · Engineering fundamentals (1) · Engineering fundamental (1) practical assignments · Mechanical Engineering Who will benefit from this course This course will suit anyone who is new to the engineering industry and wants the skills to work as a technician in mechanical engineering. You might also be working as a technician and want to increase your understanding and gain a recognised qualification.

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UNIT 1 - 2303-06-022 UNIT 2 - 2303-06-023

pROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS LEVEL 2 UNIT 1&2 (City & Guilds) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

10 weeks, Monday 7-10pm Accredited by City and Guilds €320 (includes C&G fee) 20 September 2013

Course Structure Unit 1 This course aims to provide evidence of competence in the planning of a PLC programme. On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: • Plan a PLC programme • Understand the physical capabilities of typical PLCs Course Structure Unit 2 This course provides evidence of competence in writing and proving of a programme. On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: • State the software functions found in industrial PLC programmes • State the range of PLC advanced functions available • State the methods available to aid the development of programmes • Describe methods of testing and debugging hardware and software Who will benefit from this course This course provides a practical introduction to PLC operation and programming. Having electrical experience and basic computing skills would be an advantage but is not necessary. This course would also suit technicians, electricians and electro-mechanical technicians.

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UNIT 3 - 2303-06-024 UNIT 4 -2303-06-025

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pROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS LEVEL 2 UNIT 3&4 (City & Guilds) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

10 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm Accredited by City and Guilds €320 (includes C&G fee) 20 September 2013

Course Structure Unit 3 This course provides competence in documenting and storing PLC programs. On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: • Describe the documentation required to support the PLC program • Describe the available methods of program storage in terms of: types of storage, comparison of types • Describe methods of storing data text and documentation Course Structure Unit 4 This course provides competence in interfacing techniques. On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: • Understand methods of communication between PLCs and CIM systems • Demonstrate knowledge of the methods of networking • Understand functions of analog input/output modules • Express negative binary numbers in two's complement form Who will benefit from this course Applicants who have completed PLC’S unit 1 and 2 or equivalent would be ideal candidates for this course as would technicians, electricians and electro-mechanical technicians.

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UNIT 7579 – 01 - 102

CAD pARAMETRIC MODELLING- LEVEL 2 (City & Guilds) Delivery Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications progression

10 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday 7-10pm Accredited by City and Guilds €600 (includes C&G fees) 20 September 2013 CAD Parametric Modelling- Level 3 (City & Guilds Unit 7579-01-103)

The use of computer aided design (CAD) systems in industry has become an essential part of the modern working environment. It is used at all stages of the design period, from conceptualisation and production of working drawings to the production of virtual reality images. LEVEL 2 (Semester 1) This unit aims to further candidates understanding of the CAD Parametric Modelling environment. On successful completion of the course, a student will be able to: • Use complex sketching and 2D constraints to create features • Create and edit work features and use complex feature commands • Create and modify simple table driven parts and assemblies • Use motion and driven assembly constraints • Add additional information to a drawing layout to aid the interpretation of design intent • Create presentation quality displays of parts and assemblies Entry Requirements A basic knowledge of CAD, engineering drawing and familiarity with the operation of personal computers.

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INTRODUCTION TO 3D CAD

Delivery

10 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €300

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course will introduce you to the basics of AutoCAD Civil 3D and will cover how to manage survey data, create and analyse a surface, create horizontal and vertical alignments, road design alignments and corridor modelling, calculating volumes and generating take off reports. Course Content The primary aims of the course are to familiarise the students with the procedures and applications of the essentials of AutoCAD Civil 3D including: • AutoCAD Civil 3D Environment • Working with Point Data • Import and Managing Survey Data • Create, Edit, Analyse and View Surfaces • Create and Editing Alignments, profiles and Sections • Corridor Modelling • Grading • Pipe Networks Entry Requirements Students should have knowledge of AutoCAD and an understanding of the Civil Engineering principles of site and road designs.

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ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Delivery

8 weeks, Thursday 7-9pm *Statement of attendance provided €150

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course is designed to give prospective house builders or commercial builders a detailed introduction into energy efficient building design and passive house design. It will give participants the information required to build an energy efficient, healthy and comfortable home and the most cost effective way of doing it. The course will be aimed at building contractors, designers, architects, consultants or individuals taking on self-build projects. On completion of this course, a student will be able to: • Understand energy efficient design principles such as insulation and air tightness • Make informed decisions about what construction method to use • Ask the right questions before and during construction • Achieve a better BER rating • Future proof a home and reduce heating bills Course Content • Introduction to energy efficiency • Energy efficient design principles, including Orientation, Window Types, Thermal Mass, Air Tightness and Ventilation, Thermal Bridging • Insulation: the purpose, the requirements, advantages and disadvantages of different types and the most cost effective External Wall insulation and Cavity Wall Insulation. • Renewable energy types, eg solar panels, wood chip boilers, stoves, geothermal, heat pumps, wind power and cost benefits of each Building regulation requirements • Under-floor Heating: the advantages and disadvantages • Building Energy Ratings (BER): what’s it all about and how to achieve a good rating • Air tightness testing and thermal imaging • Construction Types: Timber Frame Vs Concrete Block Construction. Also Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) • Passive House Construction Who will benefit from this course? This course will be of interest to prospective house builders, commercial builders or anyone who is interested in an introduction into energy efficient building design and passive house design.

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CISCOÂ SYSTEMS Delivery

25 weeks, Monday 7-10pm & one Saturday per month (to be agreed with class) Certified Network Associate (CCNA) â‚Ź2,250 (Exam fee not included)

Qualification Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 16 August 2013 Further Information Richard Frisby, Computing Department, rfrisby@wit.ie www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/CCNAexploration.html WIT is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP), a comprehensive e-learning programme, which provides students with the Internet Technology Skills essential in a global economy. The Networking Academy programme delivers Web-based content, online assessment, student performance tracking, hands-on labs and preparation for industrystandard certifications. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) programme is the first step in a Cisco career certification path. Students will learn how to install and configure Cisco switches and routers in multiprotocol networks using local and wide-area networks (LANs and WANs), provide Level 1 troubleshooting service, and improve network performance and security. Additionally, instruction and training are provided in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software tools and equipment. Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements, however, this is a demanding course requiring additional study outside of class hours. Who will benefit from this course? This course is for anyone wishing to gain the hands-on experience needed to become a networking professional and who wishes to do this with the Cisco career certification path.

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VMWARE CERTIFIED pROFESSIONAL (VCp)

Delivery Qualification

24 weeks – Wednesday 7-10pm This course prepares the student to take the VCP exam in a designated test centre €2000 (Exam fee not included)

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This industry-recognized certification requires completion of a VMware-authorized training course and hands-on experience with VMware technologies. Achieving the VCP certification confirms that you have the education needed to successfully install, deploy, scale and manage VMware vSphere environments. This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere™, which consists of ESX/ESXi and vCenter Server. The course is based on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and vCenter Server 4.1. Completion of this course satisfies as a prerequisite to take the VMware Certified Professional 4 exam. On successful completion of this course, a student will be able to: • Install and configure ESXi • Install and configure vCenter Server components • Configure and manage ESX/ESXi networking and storage using vCenter Server • Deploy, manage, and migrate virtual machines • Manage user access to the VMware infrastructure • Use vCenter Server to monitor resource usage • Use vCenter Server to increase scalability • Use VMware vCenter Update Manager to apply ESX/ESXi patches • Use vCenter Server to manage higher availability and data protection Who will benefit from this course? System administrators, Systems engineers, Technical support engineers with other relevant qualification such as CCNA or CompTIA Server +, Linux + or Network. Successful completion of this course will demonstrate to employers a commitment to advancing your skills and a current knowledge of developments in technology.

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pC UpGRADE AND MAINTENANCE

Delivery

10 weeks, Monday 6.30-9.30pm *Statement of attendance provided CompTIA A+ €300

progression Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course aims to provide students with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the personal computers and how they work. On completion of this course, the student will be able to understand how a PC operates, perform routine maintenance and upgrades, install and configure an operating system in a Windows environment, install and maintain a simple small office/home office network and perform troubleshooting and repair on PCs. Course Content • Understanding the Personal Computer • Understanding how computers work • Identifying PC components • Dismantling and reassembling components • Upgrading memory • Replacing power supplies • Partitioning drives using NTFS and FAT32 • Solving data backup challenges • Protecting your PC from viruses, worms, and spyware • Installing DVDs, CD-ROMs, and EIDE and Serial ATA hard drives • Troubleshooting typical faults • Resolving mouse and keyboard problems • Installing video and sound cards Entry Requirements • No experience of maintenance or networking is required. • A basic knowledge of computers is advantageous, but not essential. Who will benefit from this course? This is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in gaining a practical knowledge of how PCs work and how to repair them.

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COMpTIA A+

Delivery 10 weeks - Tuesday 6:30-9:30pm Qualification* CompTIA A+ certification (exam 220-701) *Please note: Certification exams are independent of these courses and must be taken at your local Authorised Testing Centre. progression CompTIA Server+ (on offer Spring 2014) Cost €300 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam and the CompTIA A+ Practical Application certification exam. It is designed for students seeking to become entry-level IT professionals. On successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Describe various troubleshooting methodologies. • Use basic Windows interface tools. • Identify, install and troubleshoot various motherboards and CPUs. • Configure the PC’s BIOS and boot the computer. • Identify, install and troubleshoot various types of memory, and monitor memory usage in Windows. • Attach peripheral devices. • Install, use and troubleshoot data storage devices. • Install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot printers. • Identify various network connection types, and implement a SOHO network. • Configure a TCP/IP client. • Monitor the Windows operating system. • Install and upgrade Windows operating systems. • Maintain a safe computing environment. Who will benefit from this course? Students seeking to become entry-level IT professionals and those wishing to pursue Cisco CCNA Certifications with no network experience will benefit from completing this course. Associated Certifications include CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+ (The Network+ Certification is the perfect precursor to the Cisco CCEN and CCNA Certification Program)

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DEVELOpMENT OF AppS FOR ANDROID MOBILE DEVICES Delivery

10 weeks, Monday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €300

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

Students will learn how to design and build android mobile applications and gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the android framework and platform. To reflect the development and spread of android based mobile devices, this course gives the student with an understanding of the open source platform for mobile computing. It is a special purpose programme which provides students with the skills to begin to design and build applications for the platform. Applications are developed using Java and Eclipse tools for android 4. Course Content • Introduction to android operating system • Using Eclipse • Using Android system developer kit • User interface development • Layouts • Permissions and Preferences • Background processing • Best practice: inputs and graphics • Playback: audio and video • Application testing Entry Requirements Students should have a basic background in computing with a Level 6 qualification, or equivalent experience. Who will benefit from this course? Anyone interested in learning how to develop android mobile applications can complete this course as a route to offering their applications to providers.

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INTRODUCTION TO AppLE IOS App DEVELOpMENT Delivery

10 weeks - Tuesday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €300

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

In this course, students will be introduced to Objective-C, the programming language used to develop apps for the iPhone and iPad. The App Store for Apple devices has been a runaway success, generating billions of dollars’ worth of income each year for independent software developers. This practical course will teach students the basics of Objective-C programming: variables, classes & objects, collections, memory management, looping and other programming concepts. This will give students a solid foundation from which to start using Apple’s Foundation, AppKit and UIKit frameworks for creating iOS apps. Students will also be introduced to the XCode Integrated Development Environment and some fundamental design patterns. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to build a simple iOS app from scratch. WIT is an Apple-approved iOS Development Academy. Course Content • Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming • XCode • C-family Programming languages • Objective-C • Variables, Objects and Classes • Conditional branching • Functions • Foundation and AppKit Entry Requirements This is an introductory course. Students are not required to have previous computer programming experience. However, an appreciation for the basic concepts would be an advantage. Who will benefit from this course? This course would be suitable for someone who is comfortable with computers and smartphones, who wishes to learn about programming.

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Delivery

10 weeks, Tuesday, 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €250

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to produce professional web sites, using the latest software, (Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and Photoshop). The course is structured around a project-based curriculum that will cover each aspect of web design individually, before combining them to create powerful and versatile websites. Students will learn how to create the graphics needed in Photoshop and Fireworks, while understanding about graphic formats. Flash will then be employed to facilitate vector graphic animation and some interactive features. All these areas will then be combined together in Dreamweaver to produce the professional site, which is compliant with the latest web standards.

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WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOpMENT

Course Structure • Photoshop • Flash • Dreamweaver • Web Standards & Accessibility • Fireworks • HTML • CSS Entry Requirements Anyone can enter this course that has an interest in web design or simply looking for something different to do. Who will benefit from this course Anyone looking for a grounding in web design, it is a great starting place for those that wish to pursue a career in web design and development.

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DATABASES WITH SQL

Delivery

10 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €250

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course is designed for students who wish to learn about databases and SQL. My SQL will be the database system used. Databases are used extensively throughout today’s business world. Big global names like Amazon, Google and Facebook, the small online store and software packages that companies use in order to process information, all need a database in order to store the information. In essence databases are an essential component of modern IT and online systems. On completion of this course the student will be able to: • Understand how databases work • Understand data relationships • Understand ER diagrams and their construction • Build data models • Extensively use SQL to create, alter and modify tables • Extensively use SQL to insert, update, delete, select data • Use SQL to construct joins with multiple tables and multiple functions and conditions • Create a database from initial idea, data model through to completion using SQL • Query information from that database Who will benefit from this course Individuals who wish to pursue a course/career in web design, database modelling, general Information Technology or research students who wish to manage research data will find this course an enormous help. Those interested in forming a more complete web development training will find this database course is valid addition to any web design module that they have or will have undertaken.

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Delivery

10 weeks, Thursday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €250

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course is about learning how to counteract and avoid all the common mistakes in web design. Recent trends in web design value the user experience as an integral part of the web development project. As a consequence UX jobs are on the increase and it is rapidly becoming a new profession within the realm of web design.

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USER EXpERIENCE (UX) – COMpUTER DESIGN AND RApID pROTOTYpING

On completion of this course, a student will be able to • Use good design techniques that encompass the functionality and the user experience • Demonstrate knowledge of the many techniques for rapid prototyping and evaluate multiple interfaces • Gather requirements and know how these can influence your design ideas • Make paper and web application prototypes, using feedback to evaluate and improve your design • Use the principles of visual design, perception and cognition that inform effective designs • Evaluate and test your design • Demonstrate knowledge of final implementation using various web code Course Content • HCI • Requirements Gathering • Rapid Prototyping • Heuristic Evaluation • Direct Manipulation and Representations • Visual Design and Information Design • Designing experiments • Implementing your web code Who will benefit from this course? Students wishing to pursue a career in User Experience (UX). Current web designers and Web Design enthusiasts who want a fresh perspective on and innovative approach to web design. Web Developers and Systems analysts who want an understanding of the user experience in order to implement more cognitive coding strategies.

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MANAGEMENT FOR SENIOR NURSING STAFF

Delivery

18 weeks, Thursday 6-9pm *Statement of attendance provided €500

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 Further Information Suzanne Denieffe, Course Leader, Tel: 051 302473 Email: sdenieffe@wit.ie

The nature and practice of nursing has changed dramatically over the last ten years and nowhere has this change been more evident than in the area of nursing management. The role of nurses involved in management demands specific skills and expertise in dealing with the following changes - advancements in treatments and technology, nursing staff shortages, quality improvement initiatives, professional/ managerial accountability, organisational demands for astute financial management and efficiency in performance. Fundamental within the development of this management role is the acquisition of theory and skills in nursing management. Course Content • Management Theory and Practice • Human Resource Management • Industrial Relations • Models of Supervision and Appraisal • Service Issues • National and Local Policy Development • Freedom of Information • Quality Assurance, Standard Setting and Auditing • Service Development Proposals • Current Developments in Nursing • Portfolio Development and Accreditation Entry Requirements Applicants must be a Registered Nurse. Who will benefit from this course? Registered nurses who are working or will be working in management and want to acquire the specific skills and expertise required for a role in nursing management.

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Delivery

12 weeks, Tuesday 7-10pm *Statement of attendance provided €300

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course is suitable for any person interested in learning more about child and social care issues, or thinking about further education or work options in this area. The course will provide information on a variety of subjects and issues and will draw upon students’ views and experiences through large and small group discussions. Course Content • Applied Social Studies - looking at various social issues i.e. addiction, homelessness, domestic violence, the Irish Child Care System and approaches to working with families and individuals • An introduction to Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, Legal Studies and Social Policy • Group Dynamics • Personal Development

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CHILD AND SOCIAL CARE STUDIES

Who will benefit from this course? This course will appeal to anyone who would like to learn more about child and social care issues and/or is interested in doing a preparatory course before applying for the BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care.

CARING FOR pEOpLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA Delivery

8 weeks, Friday 2-5pm *Statement of attendance provided €200

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course is practice based and is aimed at both formal and informal caregivers, including family members caring for people with different types of dementia. Course Content • What is Dementia? • Challenging Behaviour in Dementia • Person-centred Care

• Impact of Care Giving • Therapies in Dementia • Communication in dementia

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Personal Development Courses *These courses are for Personal Development. A statement of attendance will be provided on request. FOOD & WINE Come Dine with Us with Edward Hayden Edward Entertains at Christmas with Edward Hayden Pastry and Confectionery with Edward Hayden Celebrating Local Food with Michael Quinn NEW

Classic Cooking with Michael Quinn

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Food Hygiene (Primary Certificate Course)

Come Wine with Me with David Dennison LANGUAGES Sign Language Level 1 English as a Second Language Level 1/Level 2 Preparation for the IELTs Exam Conversational Irish Level 1/Level 2 French Level 1 German Level 1 / Level 2 Italian Level 1 Spanish Level 1 / Level 2/Level 3 Chinese Language and Culture NEW

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Happy Chinese for Children

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GARDENING & HORTICUTURE Gardening & Horticulture for Beginners

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CREATIVE ARTS Digital Photography for Beginners Creative Writing for Beginners Painting in Oils and Acrylics

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HEALTH & WELLBEING Energy Work for Life

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SATURDAY WORKSHOpS Getting to Grips with Facebook, Twitter and Social Media Live Your Best Life Laughter Yoga

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Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 123

Understanding Global Issues for Overseas Volunteers Build a Business from Your Kitchen Table

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Edward Hayden Well known freelance chef from TV3's 'Ireland AM' and author of the best- selling, 'Food To Love' and 'Edward Entertains', Edward has a wealth of culinary experience from his training in Waterford IT and Cork IT and has recently completed a Masters’ degree in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education As well as lecturing in Waterford IT, Edward currently gives cookery classes and demonstrations in a variety of cookery schools and venues throughout the country. Edward's recipes and cookery features are often seen in a variety of local and national publications.

COME DINE WITH US with Edward Hayden Demonstration Class

FOOD & WINE

Delivery 6 weeks, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm Cost €190 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 This course will guide you through all your entertaining needs. The course will contain practical cookery demonstrations showing you how to prepare and cook straight forward three course meals for family and friends. The course will also contain helpful tips for prepare ahead options, table settings, menu planning and all your entertaining needs. On completion of this course, you will be able to: • Cater for your entertaining • Prepare a range of ‘easy to prepare and tasty items’ for all your family and friends • Consult a full body of relevant notes and recipes on easy entertaining

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SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2013

EDWARD ENTERTAINS AT CHRISTMAS with Edward Hayden, Demonstration Class

FOOD & WINE

Delivery Saturday, 9 November 2013, 10am-4pm Cost €75 (includes morning coffee & Christmas lunch) Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 1 November 2013

Are you cooking Christmas dinner for a long number of years and fed up with creating the same options year in and year out? Perhaps you are cooking Christmas dinner this year for the first time and really need to impress all your family and friends. Then we have the answer for you! Come to Waterford Institute of Technology on 9 November 2013 before all the festive madness starts to join Chef Edward Hayden for a special one day cookery course as he helps you to prepare for all of your festive entertaining. Edward will guide you through a range of easy to create starters and canapés, traditional and contemporary main courses together with their suitable accompaniments and some of his favourite mouth-watering desserts and petits fours. After the demonstration, Edward will serve you the delicious festive lunch with mulled wine.

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pASTRY AND CONFECTIONERY with Edward Hayden, Demonstration Class

FOOD & WINE

Delivery 6 weeks, Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm Cost €190 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 24 January 2014

This course will show you the basic principles of pastry work. The course will feature a range of sweet and savoury pastries as well as some classical and contemporary desserts, hot sweets, decorated gateaux, celebration cakes, petit fours and show piece desserts. On completion of this course, you will be able to: • Cook a wide range of desserts for your family & friends. • Consult an extensive selection of specially designed recipes

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Michael Quinn Head chef at Waterford Castle Michael Quinn is an award winning chef with culinary experience from around the world. He has worked in Michelin starred kitchens and has been Head Chef at Waterford Castle for the past fourteen years. Michael is a member of the Slow Food movement and has seen many changes in food, the way we look at it, the way we cook it and even the way we eat it. He is committed to using produce from local food producers and believes that our local Irish artisan producers are a wonderful resource. Michael was awarded Best Chef in Waterford in the Irish Restaurant Awards 2012.

CELEBRATING LOCAL FOOD with Michael Quinn, Head Chef at Waterford Castle, Practical Class

FOOD & WINE

Delivery 6 weeks, Tuesday 6.30 - 8.30pm Cost €250 including ingredients Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 In this practical, hands-on course Michael Quinn will share his philosophy on sourcing quality, local food and using it to create delicious meals. The course offers you a unique way to meet some of the best artisan producers in the South East face to face and to cook their fantastic food. You will also learn about the best methods of cooking, sourcing, purchasing and the benefits of good local food. Each week, a local artisan food producer will be featured and you will create a three course menu using their produce. After class, you will get to savour the fruits of your labour with your classmates. Course Content • Fish • Vegetables • Fruit • Shellfish www.wit.ie/parttime

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CLASSIC COOKING with Michael Quinn, Head Chef at Waterford Castle, Practical Class

FOOD & WINE

Delivery Saturday, 9 November 2013, 10am - 4pm Cost €95 (includes ingredients, morning coffee and lunch) Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 1 November 2013

If you would love to learn how to develop your cookery skills and cook using traditional recipes this course is for you. In this practical hands-on course, Head Chef at Waterford Castle, Michael Quinn, will teach you how to source local ingredients and make delicious meals using lesser cuts of meat and fish. The 'Old Ways' of cooking will be re-introduced and brought to life using modern techniques. In the afternoon you will get to enjoy the fruits of your labour with your classmates. Course Content • Food History • How to source good quality local ingredients • How to identify quality cheap cuts • Various methods of cooking cheap cuts • Forgotten skills • Seasonality of Food • Food pairing

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This course is designed and accredited by the Environmental Health Officers Association (EHOA)

FOOD FOOD&&WINE WINE

Delivery 4 weeks, Monday 7-10pm plus additional week for exam Cost €200 (including exam fee and training materials) Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course aims to provide you with adequate training in the basic principles of food safety. On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Primary Course in Food Safety Certificate from the EHOA, which is valid for three years from the date of issue.

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FOOD HYGIENE (pRIMARY CERTIFICATE COURSE)

Course Content • Introduction to food safety • Microbiological hazards • Food contamination • HACCP* from food delivery to storage • HACCP from food preparation to cooking and service • Personal hygiene and food handling • Food premises and equipment • Pest control • Cleaning and disinfection • Food safety and law enforcement Who will benefit from this course? This course would be suitable for anyone working in a food preparation or food service position. Under E.C. regulation No. 852 of 2004, all food handlers are required to be instructed and / or trained in food safety.

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SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2013

COME WINE WITH ME

FOOD & WINE

Delivery Saturday 9 November 2013, 10am-4pm Cost €75 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 1 November 2013

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” Ernest Hemingway

This new and exciting course explores the world of wine in a practical way. You will learn to choose the perfect wine to accompany your food. Learn how to detect the flavours and aromas in wine and match your favourite bottle of red with a locally produced cheese. Be the perfect host and know the correct serving temperature and correct glassware. Course Content • The Taste Test - The aromas and taste of wine, the secondary flavours in wine • Wine and Cheese - Matching three wines with locally produced cheeses • Screw Cap versus Cork Wines - Compare wines of similar vintage and origin from different bottle closures • The Dinner Party - How to select different wines with various food selections, the correct serving temperature, the perfect glassware • The Correct Fizz - Prosecco, Cava Champagne, Sekt.

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Delivery Optional Qualification

LANGUAGES

12 weeks, Tuesday 7-9pm Sign Language Association Certification Level 1 (Optional exam) Sign Language Level 2 (on offer Spring 2014) €200 (excludes exam fee)

progression Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

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SIGN LANGUAGE LEVEL 1

In the first year you are guided through the basics of Irish Sign Language as used among the Irish Deaf Community. Constant practice is essential from the start to gain fluency. You can opt to do a practical exam at the end of the course to advance to Sign Language Level 2.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 1

LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Monday 7-9pm Cost €150 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 Please Note: This course can be extended for 10 weeks at an additional cost subject to demand.

This course assumes no previous English experience. The content will reflect the day to day survival needs of the student. It will focus on speaking and listening and will provide a foundation of basic grammar. After registration, you are required to attend an initial assessment session which will comprise a written test, a listening test and/or a short interview. You must attend this assessment with the lecturer to determine which class best suits your level of English.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LEVEL 2

LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Tuesday 7-9pm Cost â‚Ź150 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 Please Note: This course can be extended for 10 weeks at an additional cost subject to demand.

This course is aimed at lower intermediate students who already have a basic grasp of English and want to improve their general fluency, grammar awareness and vocabulary. The course will go over some of the essential basics of pronunciation, appropriate grammar points that might arise and aims to provide you with an improved functional fluency. Elementary students can be accommodated but it should be noted that this class is not suitable for absolute beginners. During the course there will be opportunities to practice all the language skills. After registration, you are required to attend an initial assessment session which will comprise a written test, a listening test and/or a short interview. You must attend this assessment with the lecturers to determine which class best suits your level of English.

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LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Wednesday, 7-9:30pm Cost €180 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. This course will help you develop your exam technique in the four Language Skills tested by IELTS i.e., Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

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pREpARATION FOR THE IELTS EXAM

The course will give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the format of each of the IELTS component papers and to develop your exam technique in terms of: • Acquiring the type of vocabulary required in this type of exam • Answering the exam questions in the desired manner • Accomplishing the various exam tasks in the time given on the test day, which is crucial to success • Building up your confidence in taking the exam for the first time • Perfecting your approach if students have already taken the IELTS exam and wish to go for a higher grade. Please Note: Certification exams are independent of this course. You are responsible for organising your own IELTS test, which must be taken at an approved IELTS exam centre.

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CONVERSATIONAL IRISH - LEVEL 1

LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Monday 7-8.30pm Cost €100 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

No prior knowledge of Irish is required to do this introductory course. Starting at the very beginning, you will gain a strong foundation in Irish by covering topics such as greetings, speaking about your background, family, etc. Learning will be in an informal, relaxed and fun environment. This course will follow the outline of TEG A1 (see www.teg.ie).

CONVERSATIONAL IRISH - LEVEL 2

LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Wednesday, 7-8:30pm Cost €100 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This 8-week course is suitable for you if you have Leaving Certificate Irish or equivalent but may not have had an opportunity to practice your Irish for many years. On completion of this course, you will be able to have a general conversation about topics relating to your own life i.e., family, work, social life etc. Learning will be in an informal, relaxed and fun environment. (The course is also aimed at those who have Leaving Cert Irish or similar and are considering the Ab Initio class). Tá an cúrsa seo dírithe ar dhaoine le gaeilge na hardteiste ach nach bhfaigheann deis a gcuid Gaeilge a chleachtadh. Tógfar agus déanfar forbairt ar na buneilimintí. Leanfar struchtúr TEG B1den chuid is mó (féach www.teg.ie).

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LANGUAGES

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

European languages are offered at three levels and students are asked to decide for themselves which level is most appropriate using the guidelines below. If students find the level they have chosen is too high or too low, we will try to accommodate them in a more appropriate class.

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EUROpEAN LANGUAGES

Entry Requirements Level 1: No prior knowledge of the language required Level 2: Students should have completed Level 1 or have a beginners knowledge of the language Level 3: Students should have completed Level 2 or have an intermediate knowledge of the language LANGUAGE

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French - Level 1

8 weeks

Wednesday

7-9pm

€150

German -Level 1

8 weeks

Tuesday

7-9pm

€150

German - Level 2

8 weeks

Thursday

7-9pm

€150

Italian - Level 1

8 weeks

Thursday

7.30-9.30pm

€150

Spanish - Level 1

8 weeks

Wednesday

7-9pm

€150

Spanish - Level 2

8 weeks

Monday

7-9pm

€150

Spanish - Level 3

8 weeks

Tuesday

7-9pm

€150

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CHINESE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

LANGUAGES

Delivery 8 weeks, Monday 7.30-9pm Cost €100 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

For this course, WIT is collaborating with UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland, whose mission is to work with the Irish government, businesses and academia to develop stronger educational, cultural and commercial links between Ireland and China, and to offer Chinese language and culture course for wider community in Waterford and the South East region. This course will introduce you to Chinese culture on the topics of festivals, customs, food and tea, family, education, folk arts, travelling, etc. with workshop experiences. Culture differences, taboos and tips will be also introduced briefly along with important language points. Basic and survivor's sentences and expressions, such as greeting, ordering food, asking directions, time and price, etc. for your travels in China or meeting with Chinese people in daily life.

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NEW LANGUAGES

Delivery 10 weeks, Saturday 11:00-12:30pm Cost €120 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

Happy Chinese for Children is designed in line with the online course Happy Chinese developed by the Confucius Institute Headquarters. It was developed to help young learners pick up Chinese language and culture in a relaxed and light-hearted atmosphere.

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HAppY CHINESE FOR CHILDREN

The teacher will motivate the young learners with various hands-on activities, games, songs and exercises while teaching them basic communication skills. The course will provide sustainable learning opportunities at beginner level, which will help young learners form a foundation for future studies up to advanced level. The course is associated with UCC Confucius Institute. On completion of this course, young learners will be able to • Greet and address each other and family members with different titles • Name food, drinks and pets familiar in their daily life • Express needs and feelings • Understand and answer simple questions about their lives, e.g. age, nationality, hobbies, etc • Identify typical Chinese cultural elements, such as food, festivals, arts and handicrafts, etc • Sing songs about greeting words, numbers, body parts • Read and write basic strokes and pinyin for words they have learned Course Content • Greeting; names; lantern making; make Chinese and Irish flags • Basic strokes; paper-cutting; draw a panda with Chinese calligraphy brush • My family; draw a family tree; calligraphy brush writing • Numbers, Song of Numbers; age, kick shuttlecock; Chopsticks games • Cat and dog; big and small; folding-frog jumping competition • I want+fruits, words game, flash card game • I like+food and drinks; table manners, games • Body parts, games • Colours; paint Jing opera masks • Review, words games and competition Entry Requirements This class is suitable for children between 6-12 years old, who have never learned Chinese before and cannot read Pinyin or Chinese characters. progression On completion of this course young learners can progress to Happy Chinese for Children Level II at WIT. Learners who complete 50 hours learning will have the knowledge to take the Youth Chinese Test I. The Youth Chinese Test is a standardized international Chinese proficiency test, directed at examining non-native primary and secondary school students’ capability in applying Chinese language in their studies and personal lives.

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GARDENING & HORTICULTURE FOR BEGINNERS

GARDENING & HORTICULTURE

Delivery 8 weeks, Thursday 7-9pm Cost €150 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

In this course, you will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to grow and maintain a variety of plants, herbs, fruit and vegetables. You will also develop an understanding of garden design, lawn care, pest and disease control and propagation techniques. Course Content • Garden design and planning • Creating shelter, trees and hedges • Container gardening • Propagation of plants from seed, cuttings, and division

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Plants and planting Growing fruit, vegetables and herbs Plant identification and uses Lawn care and maintenance

DIGITAL pHOTOGRApHY FOR BEGINNERS

CREATIVE ARTS

Delivery 8 weeks, Wednesdayy 7-9pm Cost €150 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

This course introduces absolute beginners to the principles and practice of using a digital camera (compact, DSLR or mobile phone types). At the end of the course you will be able to use the features of your camera to best effect, upload images to a computer and perform basic image enhancement using Google Picasa image editing software. On completion of this course, you will be able to: • Understand how a digital camera operates • Use the camera controls to capture an image • Take common photo types (landscapes, portraits, sports, night shots, etc.) • Upload images to a computer • Perform basic image enhancement (red eye reduction, colour correction, straightening, cropping)

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CREATIVE ARTS

Delivery 8 weeks, Wednesday 7-9pm Cost €150 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 This course is specifically aimed at people who have never written before but would like to give it a try in a relaxed and informal setting. Extracts from works by well-known authors are examined and discussed in class with a particular focus on important elements such as themes, characterisations, development of plot etc. Specific exercises in class will help you begin writing your own stories and poems. These exercises are an enjoyable way of getting started when confronted with that threatening blank page. You are then invited to share their work with the rest of the group. Note: Constructive feedback on work always given.

pAINTING IN OILS AND ACRYLICS

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CREATIVE WRITING FOR BEGINNERS

CREATIVE ARTS

Delivery 8 weeks, Wednesday 7-9pm Cost €150 (You will have to provide your own materials) Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

Painting with oils and acrylic is a very expressive form of painting and easy to work with. Learn how to mix your own colours using the three primary colours and white, compose a good composition using the rule of three and just have fun creating your own masterpiece. Oil paint is a traditional medium and still the paint favoured by many painters today. Learn to paint using three primary colours and white to create lovely harmonious images. Tuition is individual i.e., each person can work at their own pace from beginners to more advanced painters.

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ENERGY WORK FOR LIFE

Delivery 6 weeks, Thursday 7-9pm Cost €100 Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013 This course explores the principles and practice of learning about how to flow and unblock energy in the physical body through the use of energy testing. The energy systems are (i) the meridians (ii) the chakras (iii) the kundalini (iv) the anric fields. The course is both practical and philosophical. The objectives of the course are (i)to teach you how to work with the power of your own energy system for health and vitality and (ii) to explore patterns of mind and body for a better understanding of combatting health related issues to develop good practice through meditation and relaxation techniques. Course Content • Sitting in the power (an overview) • Health and Flow (practice) • Energy testing

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• The energy systems • Meridian energy and related organs • Using the flow for life learning

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GETTING TO GRIpS WITH FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA Want to learn how to tweet? Always wondered what Facebook is? This workshop explains the concept of social media, its importance in today’s information age and will show you the most popular social media tools on the web today including Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, LinkedIn etc. This interactive course will help you to get to grips with social media platforms.

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Saturday Workshops

On completion of this course, you will be able to • Understand networking and social networking, social media etiquette and norms • Use the various social media platforms • Create and maintain your social media profile Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 12 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE This workshop will enable you to live a more fulfilled and contented life by taking a proactive approach to living and being goal-focused. It will enhance your self-awareness and challenge you to move outside of your comfort zone and embrace life fully. On completion of this course, you will be able to • Learn how to evaluate what is really important in your life • Develop the practical skills to improve your personal effectiveness and enhance your life Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 12 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

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Saturday Workshops LAUGHTER YOGA “Laughter is the best medicine”. In this enjoyable workshop, you will learn how to laugh unconditionally and to experience the benefits of laughter as an exercise. You will learn techniques to change negative emotions through laughter exercises and gain an understanding of the health effects of Laughter Yoga. Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 12 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

NEW

In this course we will explore and learn through group discussion, practical techniques and guided meditations the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of mindfulness meditating. Course Content • Theory of Mindfulness Meditation • Physical and emotional benefits • Spiritual benefits • Visualisation and its applications for health and well-being • Guided meditation to relax the whole body Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 19 October 2013, 9.30am -4.30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

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UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL ISSUES FOR OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS The Waterford One World Centre, is offering Understanding Global Issues for Overseas Volunteers through the Waterford Institute of Technology’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education. This one-day seminar is designed as an introduction to international development issues for anyone interested in volunteering overseas or for those interested in expanding their knowledge about these important topics.

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Saturday Workshops

The course is being facilitated by staff from the Waterford One World Centre along with guest speakers experienced with overseas volunteer placements. Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 12 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

BUILD A BUSINESS FROM YOUR KITCHEN TABLE Turn your Talent into a Business! If you ever wished to create a business from your home, this one day, hand on workshop will teach you how to set up a business from your kitchen table. Find inspiration from local, national and international role models and develop a plan for developing a viable business. On completion of this course, you will be able to • Understand the principles of starting your own business • Understand the importance of social media as a marketing tool for your new business. Delivery

One day workshop Saturday 12 October 2013, 9:30am - 4:30pm €60

Cost Closing Date for Receipt of Applications 20 September 2013

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Expand your World Information Sessions 2013 Cork Road Campus DROP IN CLINICS - JUNE Business, Education and Humanities: Monday 10 June 2013, 6-8pm Science, Engineering and IT: Tuesday 11 June 2013, 6-8pm

INFORMATION SESSION - SEPTEMBER Wednesday 4 September 2013, 6-8pm

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Opening Hours SEPTEMBER 2013 - APRIL 2014 Monday - Thursday Friday 10am - 12pm 10am - 12pm 2pm - 4pm 2pm - 4pm 6pm - 8pm

Saturday 9am - 12pm

MAY - AUGUST Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm 2pm - 4pm

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