A World of Lifelong Learning Opportunites @ CIT > Information evening 3rd & 4th September

A World of Lifelong Learning Opportunites @ CIT > Information evening 3rd & 4th September

Published on: Monday, 02 September 2019


Note for your diary: Information Evening for CIT Continuing Education programmes > 3rd & 4th September, Bishopstown Campus 5.30pm - 7.00pm


Cork Institute of Technology, which also incorporates CIT Cork School of Music, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, and the National Maritime College of Ireland, will shortly hold its Open Information Evenings for Continuing Education Programmes (weekend & evening courses). For CIT, Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development are vital and growing areas of the total education provision and lifelong learners are an integral part of the Institution.


CIT has many opportunities for those wishing to return to education in all disciplines - Business and Accounting, Human Resource Management, Computing, Engineering, Science, Humanities, Art, Music and the Maritime area, as well as Springboard Programmes, customised and in-company training.


CIT has a varied part-time and evening programme, one of the largest at third level in the country and provides an extensive range of courses with flexible modes of delivery that will allow the learner to continue the process of lifelong learning. It offers the full range of Higher Education qualifications, including Higher Certificates, Bachelor Degrees and Honours Bachelor Degrees, as well as Masters and PhD Degrees.


CIT provides a comprehensive and relevant suite of courses for the adult learners. The courses are designed to provide greater opportunities to those seeking employment and additional security for those in employment; Education and training in order to keep up with the rapid changes in society, the workplace and technology; Continuing Professional Development and up- skilling for those with qualifications which need additional learning and new skills.


Speaking at the launch of CIT’s Continuing Education Prospectus in June, CIT President, Dr Barry O’Connor said, "Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development are a major part of the strategic role that CIT plays in this region. Of our 14,500 plus registrations, almost 8,000 are full-time 3rd and 4th level and over 3,000 are Continuing Education and CPD learners."


According to Don Crowley, Head of Department of Organisation & Professional Development, “CIT's Continuing Education Programme offers every incentive to participants through: Recognition of Prior Learning; accumulation of credits (ACCS) which supports flexible learning and the incremental approach (ladder system) which acts as a motivation to progress further on the National Framework of Qualifications”.


Gerard O’Donovan, Head of Faculty of Business and Humanities, says: “Mature students perform very well at CIT because of small class sizes and the support of Lecturers and our student-focused approach to learning.  In most areas, students commence a Level 6, Higher Certificate programme and can progress right through to Level 7 Degree, Level 8 Honours Degree, Level 9 Masters and professional qualifications, and Level 10 Doctorate.  Professional Accountancy programmes are also available in CIT for examinations of Chartered Accountants Ireland, CPA, ACCA, CIMA and Accounting Technicians Ireland.”


The Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS) is part of CIT’s Manufacturing, Mechanical, and Biomedical Engineering Departments and uses the in house expertise in these Departments to offer educational and problem solving services to industry. The Centre has a proven track record in the development and delivery of single subject awards, minor awards, and major awards.


CAMMS has developed themes of programmes in the areas of Control and Automation, Sustainable Energy, Project Management, Quality/Manufacturing/Lean Six Sigma and Biomedical Engineering. The centre uses a combination of external consultants and in-house lecturers to provide a broad scope of industrial and academic expertise. According to manager Michael McGrath, “The synergies from using such an arrangement allows for industrial focused education whilst also retaining an emphasis on the underlying academic theories”.


Each programme has its own unique web address from which you can apply online.


All programmes offered are subject to demand and places may be limited. All online applicants will receive an email confirmation. Details about eligibility, programme orientation, and timetable arrangements will be sent to all applicants via email update.


The Continuing Education Handbook is available to download at www.cit.ie/parttime. The Handbook is free and currently available - to receive a copy of the book, visit www.cit.ie/parttime


Institute staff and representatives of Professional Bodies will be in attendance during each session to offer career guidance and assistance.


The Information evening for the academic year beginning September 2019 will take place at the Institute from 5.30pm to 7pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 3rd September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Business: Business Studies, Accounting, Management, Designing Innovative Services, Marketing, Human Resource Management, International Business with Aviation Studies, and Sales Strategy.

Humanities: Cookery, Hospitality Management, Bar Operations, Counselling & Psychotherapy, and Play Therapy.

Media: TV Production, PR with New Media, E-learning Design and Development, and Digital Media Design and Development.

Wednesday 4th September 2019
CIT Bishopstown Campus

Engineering: Biopharmaceutical, Civil, Structural & Environmental, Good Manufacturing Practice, Construction, Mechanical, Biomedical, Advanced Manufacturing & Manufacturing Systems, Supply Chain & Transport Management, Transport & Automobile, Brewing & Distilling, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and Automation & Control Systems.

Science & Informatics: Applied Physics & Instrumentation, Quality Assurance/Management, Computing, and Mathematics.


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