Department of Lifelong Learning
I would like to welcome you to the 2018-2019 Department of Lifelong Learning, Evening and Part-time programmes prospectus. The prospectus contains a range of excellent part-time and flexible academic programmes across levels 6 - 9 (NFQ) that are offered in either traditional lecture format or through our online learning approach of ‘blended learning.’
The format of the online blended learning class is that students engage two modes of learning.
A weekly the interactive online class that they take at home or at work on their smart phone, laptop or personal computer. They will also attend formal lectures at the Institute typically every fourth Saturday, from 9.30am to 4.30pm. To assist them further each online session is recorded and uploaded into our virtual learning environment enabling students access the lecture in their own time, at their own pace and anywhere. In essence, all that is required is good internet connectivity.
This year we also have a number of programmes that are supported through the ‘SPRINGBOARD+’ initiative. These programmes were traditionally available to those that were unemployed and/or carers. The difference again this year is that they are now available to individuals that are employed, free or at a reduced fee. So why not take a look at the SPRINGBOARD+ programmes to see if there is one to suit you.
You will note from our prospectus that Lifelong Learning is continually changing in terms of content, delivery method and types of programmes. This year alone we have over 10 new accredited programmes on offer. So, as you work your way through the prospectus, I do hope you find something that you are interested in.
Registration is now open for all programmes. So why not drop into the Department of Lifelong Learning Office where we will gladly assist you or you can register online now on www.ait.ie
Finally, if by September you haven’t chosen your area of learning, please come meet with us on Thursday 6 September at our Information and Registration evening.
Looking forward to meeting you in September.
Dr Michael Tobin
Head of Department of Lifelong Learning.