Cork Business Association President Launches CIT's Continuing Education Prospectus

Cork Business Association President Launches CIT's Continuing Education Prospectus

Published on: Friday, 05 July 2013

On the 27th June, Ernest Cantillon, President of Cork Business Association, launched the Cork Institute of Technology Continuing Education Handbook for the Academic Year 2013/14. CIT is Ireland’s second largest provider of Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development and the new Handbook contains information on over 200 programmes.












(Left to Right) Don Crowley, Head, Department of Continuing Education;  Dr Brendan Murphy, President, CIT; with Ernest Cantillon, President of Cork Business Association
Photographer Pascal Ungerer

For CIT, Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development are important and growing areas of its total education provision and consists of programmes offered in Business and Accounting, Humanities, Art, Music, Counselling and the Therapies, Computing, Engineering, Science, and the Maritime area. Courses range from Level 6 (Higher Certificate) to Level 10 (Doctorate Level) on the National Framework of Qualifications as well as customised courses, in-company training and Springboard Programmes for those on the live register.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Brendan Murphy, President of CIT said: “In these challenging times CIT has responded by offering a comprehensive range of relevant programmes and flexible learning approaches: for those returning to education, for first time students or those wishing to update their skills, students looking for accredited programmes and organisations looking to upskill staff, CIT has something on offer.

Don Crowley, Head of Department of Continuing Education says: “Mature students achieve at CIT because of small class sizes, the support of Lecturers and a 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.”

President of Cork Business Association, Ernest Cantillon said: “In the current economic climate people realise the importance of education, of retraining, upskilling, professional accreditation or going back to education for the first time to increase their chances of employment. These programmes offer students the opportunity to do this and achieve their full potential and make themselves more employable. It is evident that adult learners have a very positive experience in CIT as commented to me by many graduates. Mature, part-time students can study at their own pace to suit their lifestyle and family/work commitments.”

CIT’s Continuing Education Handbook 2013/14 is now available and covers a whole range of courses. To download the CIT Application form or to receive a copy of the new Continuing Education Handbook 2013/14 visit, email or call 021-4335 900.

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