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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT)

Port Road, Letterkenny, Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Discover exciting third level education opportunities at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.  The institute has two thriving campuses in Ireland’s North West:  Letterkenny and Killybegs. Their Schools of Business, Engineering, Science and Tourism provide a wide variety of programmes, with awards right up to Masters and Doctorate level. With over 3,000 students from around the country, LYIT provides a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Students and staff work closely together creating a diverse and friendly community that relies on support and teamwork.

Excellent academic learning and career focused practical experience is encouraged on both campuses at Letterkenny and Killybegs. The Letterkenny Institute of Technology offers outstanding modern facilities within all departments such as a business development centre, nursing resources, graphic design studios and training kitchens and restaurant. LYIT also encourages recreational activity that can be taken advantage of in their multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann. This centre hosts state of the art sports facilities, a medical centre, counselling service and a careers office.

At the Letterkenny Institute of Technology there are a wide variety of Full-time and Part-time courses within Business, Humanities, Computing, Science and Tourism & Hospitality. Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are also available, along with Master and PhD. LYIT boasts a number of eclectic clubs and societies within sports and the performing arts, which enhance the culture and sophistication of the campus. Some of these outlets include Athletics, Rugby, GAA, Soccer, Basketball, Dance, Pilates, Spin Fit and more.

Building Information Modelling - Revit

Implementation of BIM in the construction industry has become of paramount importance as BIM applications become mainstream worldwide. In the UK it will be mandatory that all public sector projects of more than 4M use BIM from 2016. The BIM authorising tool Revit (Architecture, Structural and MEP) is becoming the standard software used worldwide. This…

Business

This degree programme has been specifically designed to suit mature learners. This programme gives access to lifelong learning for those who may wish to return to study but can’t attend traditional full time courses. The part-time business degree programme will be delivered 2 evenings per week, using a number of innovative teaching methods including significant…

Business - Stage 3 Advanced Entry

This degree programme has been specifically designed to suit mature learners. This programme gives access to lifelong learning for those who may wish to return to study but can’t attend traditional full time courses. The part-time business degree programme will be delivered 2 evenings per week, using a number of innovative teaching methods including significant…

Computerised Accounts Payroll & Information Technology Applications

This course will cover the following areas: Computerised Accounting and Payroll Systems Manual Record Keeping Business Management Business IT Applications Demand for employees with the above skill set has been highlighted in recent Forfas reports. This programme will enable participants enhance their employability opportunities in the area of accounting and payroll. The programme also provides…

Cookery - Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery - Immersion

The programme is an adaption of Failte Irelands flagship Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery (Fetac Level 6). It is designed to be delivered as an intensive nine month immersion programme, integrating theory and practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in professional…

Cookery - National Traineeship in Professional Cookery

This part-time, earn-and-learn programme is offered to industry personnel who wish to gain a professional qualification in food production, formalising training through a combination of on-the-job mentoring and day-release college education.

Counselling Skills - Introduction

There are many teachers, particularly career guidance counsellors, HSE staff and others who, as part of their job, require basic counselling skills. For many others counselling is often a second or third career. The aim of this 10 credit level 8 award is to provide these people with the additional knowledge and a formal qualification…

Early Childhood Care Health & Education - Stage 2 Advanced Entry

This programme is designed for those working in the area of Early Years Health, Care and Education. It provides a pathway where-by those currently employed in the area may undertake a part time degree whilst simultaneously utilising their day to day work as part of the course. Designed to enhance the existing experience of the…

Fashion Fundamentals

Fashion Fundamentals will appeal to all those interested in fashion and style and who have a desire to learn the basics of the fashion industry. The classes include Irish fashion, fashion history, technical design, sustainable fashion, illustration, retail buying, store planning & much more. With Donegal once being a leading hub of tweed manufacturing, this…

Fundamentals of Ageing & Care

The aim of this Award is to provide the foundations for the carer to develop knowledge and skills in caring for the elderly individual within the home/ care setting. The student will familiarise themselves with physiological and theories of aging, the impact of current issues within the care setting and gain an understanding in caring…

Guiding - Local & Regional Guiding - Marine & Countryside

If you are interested in working in the tourism activity sector providing a range of professional guiding services for visitors, the Marine and Countryside Guiding programme is designed for you. This programme will provide you with the professional, social, technical and administrative skills necessary to offer a quality service to domestic and overseas visitors.

Health & Social Care

This programme is designed for those working in the area of Health & Social Care. It provides a pathway whereby those currently employed in the area may undertake a part time degree whilst simultaneously utilising their day to day work as part of the course. Designed to enhance the existing experience of the student, the…

Hotel Revenue & Digital Media Management

This programme aims to equip learners to be competent in the management of pricing, revenue and the online digital environment, for the hospitality industry.

Innovation & Creativity at Work

This programme has been developed to equip learners with basic creativity techniques which can be applied to their business environment, particularly in the areas of idea generation, concept development and creative problem solving. This is a practical programme, whereby learners are encouraged to apply their developing knowledge, skills and competences to their business environment throughout.

Irish - Lets Speak Irish - Level 1

This course will use communicative methods (no formal grammar) to give learners a basic competence in reading, writing, listening to and speaking Irish in everyday situations.

Irish - Lets Speak More Irish - Level 2

This course is suitable for students who attended level 1 and who would like to develop their speaking and listening skills in order to improve fluency and confidence.

Irish History

Participants will learn about events in Irish History from Medieval times to the 21st century. The course is unique in Donegal in particular, at present there is none of its kind in the county. It enables the participant to look at Irelands past in a different light from what they would have done so before.…

Italian - Let's Speak Italian (Level 1)

Discover more about the beautiful country of Italy and, even better, learn how to chat with its friendly inhabitants. Using communicative methods, this course will not only give you the tools to speak to Italians in a range of everyday situations, but it will also provide an insight into the rich traditions, customs, and food…

Italian - Let's Speak Italian (Level 2)

Further develop your knowledge of spoken Italian and continue on your exploration of Italian life and culture. Using a communicative approach, this course will help you improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening to everyday Italian. Avanti!

Land Surveying

This module aims to introduce students to the basic principles of land surveying and to develop skills required to take linear and level measurements and to represent the results on scale drawings. Various techniques for area and volume calculations are covered along with an introduction to theodolite and total station surveying.

Life Drawing

Hand Eye Coordination Blind drawing Positive / negative space Drawing from life Figurative Drawing Exploring the human form Tone and texture Gesture Movement continuous and sequenced Rhythm drawing to music Expression Analytical Drawing Structure and perspective Detail form, texture, light

Managing & Mentoring People

This programme is aimed at Business owners, HRM specialists and Management level employees.

Mandarin Chinese - Elementary

The course will be off particular relevance to second level teachers as Mandarin is being introduced into schools for Junior Certificate and Transition Year. Speakers of Mandarin Chinese are therefore well positioned to pursue careers in teaching (note that it has also been proposed that Mandarin be included as a Leaving Certificate subject, meaning yet…

Marine Tourism & Seafood Fundamentals

This programme has been developed as a Level 6 Special Purpose Award by LYITs School of Tourism in collaboration with Donegal County Council and dars na Gaeltachta. The programme forms part of a larger Donegal Atlantic Coastal Trail Project. The project is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Commission for the…

Marketing Essentials for Small Businesses

The programme specialises in developing skills and competencies across essential areas pertaining to marketing, namely customer analysis, competitor analysis, pricing, promotion, distribution and product decisions. This is a practical programme whereby learners are encouraged to apply their developing knowledge, skills and competences to their business environment throughout both semesters.

Measurement & Construction Economics

This module will mainly focus the learners attention on the concept of achieving value for money in building with a focus on cost solutions for fireproofing materials. Learners will continue to develop skills in the measurement of selected building elements and will be introduced to the principles and mechanics of cost planning and preparing tenders.

Online Marketing

Certificate in Online Marketing

Photography

This photography programme has been popular for many years and has attracted individuals of all ages and levels of interest. The programme covers the fundamentals of photography, technical instruction in use of cameras, lighting, composition and image manipulation using industry standard software. There are group discussions and activities along with one-toone tuition in Mac equipped…

Preparatory Studies for Higher Education - Access Course

The course is intended for adult learners who wish to return to study after a break in their educational experience and who may not have benefited from, or had access to, previous educational opportunities. Students who are successful on this course will have the educational qualification for admission to higher education courses in a wide…

Principles of Sports Nutrition

This programme is aimed at anyone currently coaching a sports team or an athlete who wants to develop a basic knowledge of current relevant sports nutrition guidelines. This programme will also be of interest to professionals wishing to upskill or for continuing professional development e.g. Physical Education Teachers. The programme will provide you with the…

Restaurant Operations Management

This innovative new programme integrates theory with practice. It has been developed to provide a relevant professional qualification for those who wish to embark on a career in Restaurant Operations Management. The programme will provide the participant with the benefits of personal attention, instant feedback, hands on experience and the opportunity to complement college based…

Social Media - Introduction

Most people are familiar with social media buzzwords but often feel excluded from this space due to a lack of exposure to new media. This course is designed for the novice user who would like to gain an understanding of social media tools and develop skills and competencies, at an introductory level, across those areas…

Spanish - Elementary

Do you have a passion for travel? Contemplating learning a new language? Would you like to speak Spanish and learn more about the culture? The Spanish language is among the most widely used language in the world both in terms of number of speakers and the number of countries in which it is the dominant…

Veterinary Fluid Therapy - Advanced

This Special purpose award in Advanced Veterinary Fluid Therapy will provide the veterinary nurse with advanced skills in fluid therapy during the care process. It will provide them with the knowledge of various fluids available, when to use them and how to monitor patients receiving fluid therapy. This course has been approved by the Veterinary…

Web Design & Development - Basic

We live in a time universally recognised as the Age of Information. The Internet has enabled individuals, organisations, and companies of all sizes to achieve new heights and explore new ways to exchange information and to build a brand. Whether you are a member of a small community club, a new start-up or just simply…

3D Modelling & Animation

There are many production pipelines in industry that require content developed for specific purposes. Game assets will differ from feature animation for example; SFX and compositing assets will differ from architectural visualisation. This course however reconciles these forms of content creation and teaches the similarities and differences in creating for each. The pathway through the…

Accounting

The MA in Accounting is a focused twelve-month programme that develops the analytical capacity of participants to deal with advanced and complex Accounting issues. It has been designed specifically to meet the needs of honours graduates in Business/Commerce who have taken major accounting specialisms in their undergraduate studies. It allows graduates to combine study for…

Accounting

If you are committed to a career in accounting, this course will enhance your analytical skills and teach you advanced accounting subjects in theory and in practice. The course provides postgraduate education and training at the forefront of accounting and accounting-related practice. Key features Generous exemptions from ACCA, CPA and CAI. Proven track record with…

Big Data Analytics

Big Data Analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types (Big Data) to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information. Such information can provide competitive advantages over rival organisations and result in business benefits, such as more effective marketing and increased revenue. More and more companies…

Business Systems Analysis and Design

This course is a level 8 honours-degreeequivalent Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in Business Systems Analysis and Design. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have some knowledge of Computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Business Systems Analysis and Design for IT. It…

Computing

The objective of the course is to take graduates in non-computing fields and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in the computing industry. It is designed to ensure that graduates are given both a base for continuing self-development and a set of skills which are transferable to the broader computing…

Financial and Technologies (FinTech)

The Higher Diploma in Financial Services Technologies is a one-year taught course in technologies which are central to the financial services sector. The course was developed in collaboration with a number of key employers from the financial services industry and also incorporates a work placement. The Higher Diploma is essentially designed as a conversion course…

Governance and Compliance in Financial Services

This is a one year conversion course for graduates into the financial services industry. No previous knowledge of financial services is required or assumed. The programme aims to meet the legal, governance and IT aspects of the compliance needs of financial service companies and has been developed in collaboration with a number of key employers…

Innovation and Leadership MBA

The highly successful Master of Business in Innovation and Leadership is a proven Masters degree programme that develops the leadership talent of managers to deliver significant business improvement in their participating firms. This programme has been developed by LYIT in consultation with business support agencies, major industry employers and employer groups. A key strategic justification…

Innovation Management in the Public Service

This Innovation Management in the Public Service course begins in January each year. The next intake will be in January 2018.  The closing date for applications is December 2017. The highly successful Master of Science in Innovation Management in the Public Sector develops the leadership talent of public sector managers in order to deliver significant organisational…

IT Project Management

This course is a level 8 Higher Diploma in Science in Computing in IT Project Management. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have some knowledge of Computing and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in IT Project Management. It is designed to ensure that graduates are…

Management Practice

This new Masters programme is aimed at business graduates who want to specialise in Management. The programme focus is on developing graduates into professional management practitioners; bridging the gap between management theory and professional practice. Placements and hands-on projects form an integral part of the programme, providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of contemporary…

Marketing Practice

This course will build on the knowledge and skills learned in the Bachelor of Business Honours (Marketing) and provides crucial experience through a work placement in industry. It will develop strategic marketing instincts and creative abilities, boosting your professional expertise and personal development. Modules include Marketing Metrics and Driving Marketing in SMEs. Key features Industry…

Private Cloud Technologies

This course is a level 9 MSc in Computing in Private Cloud Technologies. The objective of the course is to take graduates who have an honours degree in Computing and/or an appropriate mix of academic qualifications and IT experience and augment their skills and knowledge in readiness to begin a career in Private Cloud Technologies.…

Systems and Software Security

This Masters programme is a two semester taught programme in Computing which focuses on topics applicable to Systems and Software Security. This is followed by a placement and then a dissertation. The dissertation will offer the student the opportunity to apply a range of topics covered in the taught part of the programme to demonstrate…

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