With over 140 online courses available, IT Sligo offers students fully accredited online qualifications matched to industry demand. Our graduates are equipped with the skills and confidence to progress in their chosen career, with excellent opportunities both nationally and internationally.
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- Online Learning Experience
- Study Options & Pathways
- Online Student Support Service
- Fees & Funding
Online Learning Experience
Engaging in further education is accessible to all, with the approach delivered by IT Sligo. Our programme delivery methodology, along with our consideration of those juggling work, family and life commitments ensure that students seeking to upskill or retrain can learn online from anywhere at a time that suits them.
- Live Lectures are delivered in the evenings. Recorded lectures are available to watch back.
- Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle, contains course material, assessments and forums for online discussion. Content is delivered throughout the Semester, ensuring learners can pace their online learning.
- Blended Learning is available on a number of programmes with on-campus residentials or field trips to relevant industry bodies part of the learning experience.
- Peer Learning is encouraged across all modules through group assignments involving students.
- Examinations can be completed remotely or at designated Exam Centres in Sligo, Dublin and Cork
Study Options & Pathways
All IT Sligo Online programmes are accredited under the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) QQI, the official system of recognizing qualifications in Ireland and across Europe. Our part-time programmes lead to the same accredited qualifications as all the full-time programmes.
All programmes available with IT Sligo Online range from Level 6 (Certificate) up to Level 9 (Masters).
- Entry Requirements are outlined in each of the online programme pages.
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to students who have achieved prior learning through accredited courses elsewhere or through working industry. Find out more at www.myexperience.ie
- Advanced Entry may be available and will be considered by academic staff when reviewing applications, ensuring students are matched to the correct level.
- Progression paths are available with options to start at Level 6 and progress on to Level 7, 8, or 9.
Student Support Services
Online students at IT Sligo can avail of a comprehensive suite of supports, ensuring our students achieve their academic goals:
- Induction is held every September on Campus in IT Sligo and broadcast Online. It is a great opportunity to meet lecturers, fellow students and get started with all the essentials for online learning.
- Online Student Advisors are available to students to help navigate frequently asked questions around programmes and the process of online learning.
- Yeats Library provide full access to subscriber and curated information resources, services and support. Find out more at https://libguides.itsligo.ie
- Maths Support – The IT Sligo Maths Support Centre offers both on-campus and online students the opportunities to get one-on-one tutoring throughout the semester. Find out more at www.itsligo.ie/maths
- Academic Writing Support – Whether you are starting or returning to third level education, students can avail of free advice and support on all aspects of academic writing to support the online learner with assignments, projects or report writing, some of which are part of the course work. Find out more at www.itsligo.ie/writing
- Disability Support – Any student with a disability can avail of the Disability Support Service. Supports include assistive technologies, exam accommodations, extra tuition etc. Students with a print disability (visually impaired, blind, dyslexia, physical disability) can be referred to NCBI to access books in PDF, Audiobook, large print or braille output.
Fees & Funding
Understanding fees and funding options is a key part in the decision-making process, when choosing to return or progress to an online programme.
- Deposit – Once accepted onto a course, students are asked to pay a €250 deposit to secure their place.
- EU/Non-Eu Fees – all programme fees are quoted on the individual programme pages, including EU and non-EU fees.
- Fee Payment – options include payment per Semester, in-full or by installment. Where students are partially or fully-funded by their Employer, invoices will be provided.
- Tax Relief – as the Institute of Technology, Sligo is listed by the Irish revenue as an ‘APPROVED INSTITUTION’ students are able to claim tax relief at the standard rate for tuition fees. Find out from from Revenue.ie in their Personal Tax Credits Relief and Exemptions section
- Scholarships & Bursaries – each year a selection of financial supports is made available through IT Sligo and bodies such as Skillnet, Chambers of Commerce to assist in meeting programme funding. Find out more by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Sligo offer a large number of free and funded places on programmes through the Springboard initiative each year. The programmes address skills shortages in the areas of Business, Science, Technology and Engineering. Applications for Springboard+ programmes are submitted through the Springboard website https://springboardcourses.ie/
Each year in May/June, the Government announces the list of courses eligible for Springboard funding.
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