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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

Dublin Road, Dundalk, Louth, Republic of Ireland

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) – Lifelong Learning Centre is the leading provider of adult courses, evening classes and lifelong learning in Dundalk, Louth and the North East of Ireland.

The Lifelong Learning Centre co-ordinates over fifty part-time and Springboard courses. These courses are particularly suitable for those who wish to study new topics and course areas in Dundalk, Co. Louth and the North East, update their professional skills or add to their qualifications. Courses at Dundalk IT are offered in the areas of Business, Humanities, Languages, Engineering, Informatics, Creative Arts, Health and Science.

The Lifelong Learning Centre is located at Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

The Lifelong Learning Centre is a resource for the whole community of the North East, Dundalk and Co. Louth, offering a range of adult education, lifelong learning and evening class opportunities for people to help with their career development or their personal growth, or to satisfy the need for learning for its own sake.

For more information about the part-time courses available at Dundalk IT Lifelong Learning Centre, please view our courses in the Course Finder.

3D Computer Aided Design using Solidworks

This course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies required for 3D mechanical modelling using Solidworks. Students will gain experience in using some of principle skills required for 3D mechanical modelling, features such as 3D modelling, 3D assembly and simulation, using Solidworks Educational Software.

Accounting Technician

This course is an industry-recognised professional qualification that is aimed at helping participants enhance their career prospects. Students will learn how to: Prepare financial statements, financial reports and other management information Compute tax liabilities for companies and for individuals Set up and manage systems for budgets, stock control, cost accounting, cash reconciliation Set up and…

Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

This 1-year course will train learners to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training

This 1-year course will develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

BA (Hons) in Leadership and Management in Early Years Sector

Building on the skills and knowledged developed during Level 7 BA in Applied Early Years, this 1-year Level 8 Honours Add-On course will ehance students’ knowledge, skills and competencies so that they can become highly skilled practitioners in early years care and education work settings.

BA in Applied Early Childhood Education [Advanced Entry to Year 2 Only]

The BA in Applied Early Childhood Education [Year 2 Advanced Entry available only] is a two-year part-time course designed for people who are interested in pursuing opportunities in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) sector. The course focuses on the study of play, development and learning in children from birth to six years old. The aim…

Bachelor (Hons) of Business Studies

This 4-year part-time honours course will provide students with a robust understanding of specific business roles played by finance, accounting, marketing, human resource management and information technology. The varied and in-depth nature of this course allows graduates to progress into a variety of fulfilling career pathways. This programme will be delivered using traditional lectures and…

BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering (Level 8 Add-on)

This 2-year part-time course offers ordinary degree qualified graduates the opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge of applied Civil Engineering. The structure of the programme closely follows that of a design project, allowing students to develop their skills in scheme and elemental design of real world projects while expanding their knowledge of specialist areas…

BSc (Hons) in Construction Project Management (Add-On)

This 2-year part-time course was developed in partnership with industry in response to shortage of qualified Construction Project Managers. The course includes subjects pertinent to the practice of Construction Project Management professionals including Law, ICT, Construction Project Control, Economics alongside an Individual Research Project.

Building Information Modelling using Autodesk Revit

This 10-week course with provide learners with a solid introduction to Building Information Modelling using AutoCAD Revit.

Certificate in 2D and 3D Digital Animation Production

This one-year part-time course aims to provide students with a strong grounding and transferable skills in Digital Animation Production processes, a solid understanding of the Production Pipeline and techniques for both 2D and 3D. This course will provide participants with the required knowledge, skills and competency to assist them in gaining employment in the Digital…

Certificate in Animal Biotechnology

This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture, specifically in the area of animal production.

Certificate in Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult (for nurses only)

The 14-week part-time course is designed to enhance the care of nurses in a patient centred manner, during the challenging time of acute deterioration. The course will provide nurses with a framework for critically analysing and treating a patient at risk in order to ensure they receive appropriate care in a timely fashion.

Certificate in Assessment and Management of the Acutely Ill Woman within Maternity Services

This 14-week part-time course will allow midwives who care for the acutely ill woman to develop their knowledge in the assessment and management of the acutely ill woman and also to recognise acute deterioration.

Certificate in Building Energy Management

This 12-week course will provide learners with a solid understanding of low energy building design and management with a view to enhancing career development in this area.

Certificate in Business Strategy

This Certificate in Busines Startegy 1-year part-time course is aimed at developing the strategic thinking skills of managers and leaders and at enhancing their understanding of strategy and business planning in practice.

Certificate in Computer Hardware

This 1-year part-time Computer Hardware course provides key foundational knowledge in the areas of digital systems, computer architecture and network. By understanding the concepts and theories underlying modern computer hardware, students will be able to operate and configure computer equipment, make informed equipment choices and use troubleshooting techniques and strategies to identify typical hardware and…

Certificate in Contemporary Palliative Care Practice

This 14-week part-time course aims to support nurses and midwives in enhancing their knowledge, skills and understanding of the core principles of palliative care. This aim is in line with the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care HSE (2014) objective to build palliative care capacity among all nurses and midwives to respond confidently and in…

Certificate in Database Development

This 1-year part-time course provides students with a solid introduction to Database Systems and covers many aspects of data management. The course has a particular focus on Relational Database Management Systems which are the most commonly used in a business environment. Successful graduates of the programme will have database design and implementation skills which they…

Certificate in Digital Marketing and Digital Media Management

Developed in conjunction with leading industry specialists, this course is at the forefront of Irish digital education and innovation today. Students will graduate with skills in digital marketing strategy and implementation, as well as in-depth knowledge of the complex digital landscape and the latest digital tools and techniques.

Certificate in Emergency Nursing

The Certificate in Emergency Nursing is a 20-credit Level 8 Special Purpose Award delivered over 26 weeks using a blended learning delivery. It is a clinically based programme which aims to enhance the novice nurses’ knowledge, skills and competencies in the delivery of evidence based care for patients who are victims of accidents and sudden…

Certificate in Employment Law

The Certificate in Employment Law provides an overview of the main elements of both Irish and European employment legislation as it relates to both employers and employees.

Certificate in Environmental Biotechnology

This one-year part-time course aims to up-skill existing science graduates and provide them with knowledge of the use and potential of biotechnology in crop production, soil bioremediation and bioenergy production.

Certificate in Food and Agri-Business

This 1 year part-time Certificate in Food and Agri-Business course has been designed to up-skill existing science and agriculture graduates with a view to increasing their employability in the Agri-Food sector. The technical skills of these graduates will be enhanced by the acquisition of knowledge in areas such as business, marketing, entrepreneurship, quality management and lean…

Certificate in Food Supply Chain Operations

This 1-year part-time Certificate in Food Supply Chain Operations course will provide graduates with the opportunity to develop supply chain management skills, which have been identified as a major skills gap in the Food and Beverages Sector in Ireland. Graduates will be able to critically analyse the factors required to structure and manage a supply chain…

Certificate in Leadership, Management and Quality Initiatives in Intellectual Disability Services

This 14-week part-time course aims support nurses to increase their existing knowledge, skills and attitudes in leadership, management and quality initiatives in Intellectual Disability Services. This will contribute to graduates’ competence in enhancing service delivery for people with an intellectual disability.

Certificate in Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt)

Lean Six Sigma has become the fastest growing and most successful approach to Continuous Improvement across all industries regardless of size, position in the supply chain or service provided. Our Lean Six Sigma courses aim to provide students with a balance of theoretical learning and practical know-how in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. *The course…

Certificate in Learning and Teaching

This Certificate in Learning and Teaching programme, comprising 30 credits at Level 9 on the National Framework, consists of the first two modules (namely Student-centred Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies and Enhancing Learning through Technology) of the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching, which has been running in DkIT since 2010.

Certificate in Programming

This 1-year part-time Certificate in Programming course in Programming aims to train you to combine the power of your mind and your experience as a web user to create beautiful and exciting webpages and projects. We teach you how to think through a project clearly and break it down into a series of steps or instructions.…

Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions

This 14-week part-time Certificate in Psychosocial Interventions course is designed to enable and support psychiatric/mental health nurses to become skilled and confident to incorporate psychosocial interventions into their practice

Certificate in Renewable Energy

This 1-year part-time Certificate in Renewable Energy course will address the fundamental principles of renewable energy technologies and will bring learners through the basic mathematical, scientific and engineering principles. This course is also available in online mode.

Certificate in Skills for Independent Living

This 14-week part-time Certificate in Skills for Independent Living course is specifically developed for adults with intellectual disabilities with the aim that learners will develop a lifelong learning ethos with the promotion of inclusion to third level education. The purpose of this award is to enable the learners develop relevant knowledge and competence to be able…

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Understanding and Responding to Domestic Abuse

This 14-week specialist course is the first of its kind to be offered in Ireland and aims to support learners in the development of an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and understanding to enable them to appropriately recognise and respond to domestic abuse.

Certificate in Universal Design

Universal design is a design process that creates products and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible. This 1-year part-time course will provide students with the knowledge, skills and competencies to develop an application user interface (UI) using a user-centred design approach.

Certificate in Web Development

This 1-year part-time Certificate in Web Development course will provide students the specific and specialist knowledge needed to design, develop and deploy stylish and functional websites/applications. You will learn the in-depth technical and theoretical knowledge needed to scale up fully functional web projects either as an entrepreneur or for an employer.

Computer Aided Design

This 8-week Computer Aided Design course with provide learners with a solid introduction to CAD and equip them with the knowledge and skills to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD.

Digital Marketing, Social Media and SEO course

This 10-week part-time Digital Marketing, Social Media and SEO course is ideal for digital marketing beginners provides learners with a crash course of the latest trends and tools in the fast-paced digital marketing space today. The course is led by a renowned industry professional who will guide you through the intricacies of areas such as Social…

Digital Photography

This 8-week Digital Photography course provides learners with a solid introduction in the use of digital cameras. Whether you are a complete beginner or a budding photographer in the making, this course will be useful as it covers fundamentals such as creative and technical aspects of photography through the use of lighting, composition, and depth of…

English Course for Speakers of Other Languages

This 10-week ESOL English Course is designed for adults already living and working in Ireland, for whom English is not their first language. Participants will study grammar, speaking and listening, reading and writing.

French for Beginners

This 10-week Beginners French course will help you navigate the basic elements of the language for everyday usage.

French for Improvers

This 10-week Improvers French course will build on existing knowledge of the language and reinforce basic vocabulary and speaking French.

Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management

This 2-year part-time Higher Certificate in Property and Facilities Management course is aimed to give those working in the property and/or facility management profession a competitive edge in today’s competitive market with a recognised QQI Level 6 qualification that will equip students with knowledge of all factors affecting the property and facility management profession today.

Interior Design for Beginners

This 10-week Interior Design for Beginners course introduces learners to fundamentals of interior design and offers the opportunity to learn how to decorate your home with style from room aspect/colour/fabrics/lighting/flooring etc.

IPASS Certificate in Payroll Techniques

This 1-year part-time IPASS Certificate in Payroll Techniques course is designed to provide all the practical skills necessary for payroll personnel to operate efficiently and in compliance with Revenue regulations.

IPASS Certificate in VAT Techniques

This 1-year part-time IPASS Certificate in VAT Techniques course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the operation of the Irish VAT system. It introduces learners to the VAT implications and treatment of a large range of business transactions in a logical and progressive manner to.


Get creative with this 8-week Photoshop part-time course. This course will take you through all the functions and benefits of Adobe Photoshop. You will leave this course with the ability to create professional effects and photo manipulations. Retouching old photographs will also be covered in depth.

Programmable Logic Controllers

This 8-week Programmable Logic Controllers course is designed around industrial maintenance personnel, to help them diagnose and repair faults in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) controlled production equipment.

Spanish for Beginners

This 10-week Beginners Spanish course will help you navigate the basic elements of the language for everyday usage.

Spanish for Improvers

This 10-week Improvers Spanish course will build on existing knowledge of the language and reinforce basic vocabulary and speaking Spanish.

Web Page Design course (using WordPress)

Learn to build and manage your own personal or business website with the world’s most popular platform in just 8 weeks! This is an excellent Web Design course – designed for beginners – which provides all the skills required to design, build and publish a professional website using WordPress.

Welding for Beginners course

This 10-week Welding for Beginners course is designed to kickstart your welding career, providing you with the welding techniques and confidence required to pursue a career in the welding industry.

MA in Traditional Music (Taught)

This taught, 2-semester online programme is rooted in Irish traditional music while also exploring outwards into the neighbouring traditions which have impacted on Irish music. It is performance- and presentation- based, with all material explored via personal solo and group music interpretation. Lectures and tutorials will be delivered online on a weekly basis with one…

MA/MSc in Music Technology (Taught)

Dundalk Institute of Technologys taught Masters programme in Music Technology, is designed for graduates seeking to combine technological competence with musical creativity and is a response to the increasing demand from Artists, Scientists, Educationalists, and the wider music industry, and digital media sector, for courses which bridge the traditionally perceived Arts-Science divide to produce graduates…

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

DkIT are running this Master in Business Administration (MBA) for postgraduate students. Our MBA offers a comprehensive business education, providing the skills and knowledge required for effective senior management. It is designed for those with significant business experience in functional areas – such as information technology, operations, marketing and finance – who are aiming towards…

MBS in Entrepreneurship and Marketing

The overall aim of the MBS is to produce independent minded, self reliant graduates with the theory, practice and research capability for employment as managers in both specialist and non-specialist roles across a broad range of industry sectors. The aim of the Master of Business Studies taught programme is to produce graduates with the theory,…

MSc in Ageing, Health & Environment

The programme philosophy stems from the beliefs that ageing is a positive life event and that older people benefit when communities and older people services are designed to be age-friendly. Older people are affected in many ways by how and where they live. Their ability to participate in the social, economic and cultural life of…

MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology

This new one-year MSc / Postgraduate Diploma programme has been designed produce graduates with a deep knowledge, understanding and experience of the use and potential of biotechnology in agriculture. Successful MSc graduates will have the know-how development of new plant products, such as e.g. functional foods, pharmacologically active substances and new industrial raw materials for…

MSc in Computing (Taught Programme)

The aim of this taught Master Degree programme is to produce graduates with an advanced level of theoretical knowledge and practice, with highly developed research capability, innovation and entrepreneurial skills to enable their professional development in the IT industry. This programme has been partially funded by the HEA IT Investment Fund. Graduates wishing to extend…

MSc in Renewable Energy Systems

The M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is designed to produce graduates with a good theoretical and practical understanding of renewable energy technologies. The programme critically investigates the energy output from wind, solar, ocean and biomass technologies from a technical and economic viewpoint. The primary aim of the M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is to produce…