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School of Business & Humanities Short Courses

Why short courses

Did you know that you can attend DkIT and study individual modules without having to commit to a full-time multi-year course? It is possible to study individual modules which are components of longer programmes.

Each module is a stand-alone 'mini-course' which will earn you academic credits following successful completion of any associated coursework and or exams. It is possible to and accumulate those credits over time, towards a nationally recognised award such as a Higher Certificate or even a full Degree.

The initiative is called ACCS, an acronym for Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects.

Now enrolling for September 2024 intake

Employed

Workers who want to up-skill in just one or, perhaps, a few of the modules from a full-time programme, but who do not wish/need to take the entire programme.

Continuing Professional Development

Those seeking to upskill and/or keep up to date with their professional knowledge.

Busy People

Those who cannot commit to full-time study but are prepared to undertake part, or all, of a course, over an extended period, on a part-time basis.

College Taster

Those who are considering a return to full-time education at third level who want to get a taste for college life in advance.

Courses Starting in September 2024

  • Contemporary Marketing & Communication

    Course Description Learners are introduced to this rapidly changing industry. The focus is upon equipping learners with a 360 view of their chosen field of interest on a contemporary and future trends basis. Learners have the opportunity to meet practitioners who will provide valuable insights into how this Industry works.
    NFQ Level Level 6
    Timetable Tuesdays 9-12pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code MRKT B7015
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Consumer Psychology & Behaviour

    Course Description The role of Consumer Psychology is explored. Learners are exposed to the principles of psychology and how it impacts upon the consumer in everyday actions.
    NFQ Level Level 6
    Timetable Thursdays 2 - 5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code

    MRKT B7020

    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Management

    Course Description The aim of this module is to introduce students to the nature of managerial work and to the theoretical foundations which underpins the occupation.
    NFQ Level Level 8
    Timetable Mondays 2-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    Module Code MGMT B8Z07
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Wellbeing and Life Skills for the Resilient Graduate

    Course Description At a time when there are high levels of access to education in Ireland, the profile of students is more diverse than ever and our graduating students face the pressures of a modern employment scenario characterised by strong competition, impermanence and constant self re-invention. In this climate we encourage DkIT students to be entrepreneurial, and this involves the development of personal characteristics that will help foster resilience as well as training in enterprise. In this module we will work to develop the graduate attributes that are most valuable in preparing students for work and life through ‘positive education’, an area of education where students are encouraged to develop a sense of wellbeing including confidence, resilience and a positive mental attitude.
    NFQ Level Level 8
    Timetable Wednesdays 9-12pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    Module Code BUSS B8039
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Financial Management

    Course Description The aim of this module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to apply financial management techniques to practical business situations.
    NFQ Level Level 8
    Timetable Mondays 11-12pm and 1-3pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    Module Code FNCE B8004
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Organisation Behaviour

    Course Description This module develops students understanding of the behaviour of individuals and groups at work.
    NFQ Level Level 8
    Timetable Thursdays 2-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    Module Code BHVS B8001
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Introduction to Sales and Marketing

    Course Description This Introductory module will teach students the marketing processes associated with the planning, executing, conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of tourism related products and services. Explaining the role of Personal Selling will help students understand how Sales & Marketing interlink to influence customer loyalty and business success.
    NFQ Level Level 7
    Timetable Thursdays 9-12pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code ADMN B6005
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Introduction to Revenue Management

    Course Description This module looks at Revenue Management theory and its origins and implementation in the Hospitality Industry. It provides the theory and practical application of Revenue Management and how it can maximise the revenue and profit generated by the limited capacity associated with service and tourism businesses.
    NFQ Level Level 7
    Timetable Thursdays 10-1pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code MGMT B6006
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Event Technology

    Course Description The aim of this module is to provide the student with knowledge regarding technologies which are available in the Events industry and allow the students to work with and gain expertise with these technologies.
    NFQ Level Level 7
    Timetable Wednesdays 10-12pm and 1-2pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code EVNT H6001
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Event Risk and Safety Management

    Course Description Risk and Safety Management for Events provides students with a comprehensive, fully integrated planning and management mechanism that can be applied to events of all types and size. The Event Safety Management System provides guidelines and processes for proactive methods to identify, assess and control hazardous conditions and practices. The system incorporates design of event venues and sites, and unites the operational functions of crowd control, communications, security, terrorism prevention processes and emergency response protocols.
    NFQ Level Level 7
    Timetable Tuesdays 11-1pm and 2-3pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code EVNT H6002
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Applied Law for the Tourism Industry

    Course Description While this module provides students with an overview of the main elements of Irish Law applicable to all industries, it specifically examines the primary regulatory frameworks applicable to the hospitality industry.
    NFQ Level Level 7
    Timetable Thursdays 1-3pm and 4-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code CULN B7009
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Research & Communication Skills

    Course Description The purpose of this module is to facilitate students' successful transition to third-level education, whether they are mature students, come directly from second level, or transfer from other Institutes of Higher Education. The module will introduce students to the structure, expectations and common skills associated with education at third-level, and enable them to engage more easily with the assessment requirements of other modules in their programmes.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Tuesdays 10-11am and 12-2pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code RESA B7Z01
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Marketing

    Course Description This module provides learners with a comprehensive foundation in the principles of marketing. Learners will be introduced to the marketing concepts, theories, examine the market environment (environmental forces and trends), market segmentation, targeting, positioning and the marketing mix. Learners will be introduced to the theory and prinicples of marketing through the exposure of case studies, texts and journal articles.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Mondays 11-12pm and 1-3pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code MRKT B7004
    Entry Requirements

    Standard entry requirements as listed below.

  • Business Mathematics

    Course Description The course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the basic numerical concepts and techniques relevant to the analysis of data in a business environment.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Wednesdays 9-10am and 11-1pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code MATH B7009
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Cost Accounting

    Course Description This module deals with a number of issues related to accounting in modern business. The differences between management and financial accounting are explored, key terminology is explained and the classification of costs by type/behaviour is introduced. A number of key tools, techniques and approaches are examined that ultimately enhance management decision making and improve business performance.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Mondays 9-10am and 11-1pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code ACCT B7Z08
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Foundations of Law

    Course Description This module introduces students to the Irish legal system. It focuses specifically on the sources of Irish law, and in particular, the importance of European Union Law as a source of Irish law. The module also introduces students to the basic concepts of the Law of Contract and the Tort of Negligence and their relevance to the Business environment.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Thursdays 12-2pm and 3-4pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code LAW B7Z02
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Perspectives in Entrepreneurship

    Course Description The module initially explores the key characteristics associated with entrepreneurs. Students will then interview an entrepreneur and examine the extend to which the characteristics described are evident within the interviewee. Students will produce a written assignment and present their findings in groups.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Tuesdays 1-2pm and 3-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code BUSS B7021
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Technology & Office Applications 1

    Course Description This module focuses on delivering a variety of information technology tools required in today's office environment. This module aims to give learners a basic understanding of the personal computer and an indepth grounding in the use of popular business software tools (spreadsheets, word processing and presentation) to assist in communication of data and solving business problems.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Mondays 9-11m and 2-4pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code COMP B7007
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Business Information Systems & Project Management

    Course Description Information systems are one of the major tools available to business managers for achieving operational excellence, developing new products and services, improving decision-making, and achieving competitive advantage. This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the role and application of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) in the management and control of organisations. It takes an in-depth look at how today's business firms use information technologies and systems to achieve corporate objectives as well as equipping learners with the knowledge and techniques to manage individual and team-based IT projects.
    NFQ Level

    Level 7

    Timetable Mondays 12-3pm 
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    Module Code BUSS B7008X
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Prehistoric Ireland: From the First Settlers to the Bronze Age

    Course Description From the time of the first settlers in this country, currently thought to be about 10,000 years age, to the arrival of Christianity and the first introduction of writing around the 5th century AD, the only source of information we have about the day-to-day lives of Irish people is through archaeology. Spanning some 8,000 years, this course presents the huge variety of archaeological monuments constructed during the period which form a significant component of the modern landscape. Changes in technology over the time period will be presented as well as changes in settlement strategies, social structure, ceremony and ritual and landscape organisation.
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Mondays 2-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 CULT H1019
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • "Irish Literature": Poetry, Fiction and Social Change

    Course Description This module explores a wide range of Irish literary texts in the English language. It outlines the history and development of literature in Ireland from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, focusing in particular on the role of literature as a transmitter of cultural messages. It examines a number of key historical events that had an impact on Irish writing, and analyzes the main styles and themes of literary texts.
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Thursdays 11-1pm and 2-3pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 CULT H8027
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Ireland, 1540-1800: Land and Religion

    Course Description In the sixteenth-century, the English government began a process of imperial expansion that would give rise to colonisation in distant locations such as the Americas and India. It was, however, much closer to home that the first step in this imperial expansion took place. From the late 1540s, the English government initiated a process of settlement in Ireland, which gave rise to both government-sponsored and private plantations throughout the country. These plantations became part of three centuries of political and religious upheaval, during which the country was transformed from a traditional Gaelic landscape to one united with England, Scotland and Wales under the Act of Union. This course aims to chart this transition by exploring this period chronologically. Throughout the course, we will continue to build upon our knowledge of the social history of Ireland, as we learn about two major forces in shaping Irish society; religion and land.
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Thursdays 12-1pm and 2-4pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 HIST H7004
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Globalisation and Political Economy

    Course Description This module explores the phenomenon of globalisation its definition and emergence, and a range of related themes including the notion that 1945-1975 constituted an economic 'golden age', neoliberal capitalism in the context of issues such as climate change and evidence of growing wealth inequality, views of the ‘nation state’, and the impact on Ireland of both inward and outward migration and the contemporary relevance of global diasporas.  
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Mondays 2-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 CULT H8007
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Issues in Social Care

    Course Description This module introduces the whole area of social care to students and invites them to begin thinking about social care in different practice contexts. This module maps to the CORU Standards of Proficiency below: Domain 1: Professional Autonomy and Accountability; Domain 2: Communication, Collaborative Practice and Team working; Domain 3 Safety and Quality; Domain 4: Professional Development; Domain 5: Professional Knowledge and Skills
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Tuesdays 11-12pm and 1-3pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 SOCC H8013
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Sociology 1

    Course Description This module introduces students of Community Youth Work to the discipline of Sociology, equipping them with the concepts to examine the interaction between individuals and their social contexts.
    NFQ Level

    Level 6

    Timetable Mondays 1-2pm and 3-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    SOCC H8024 SOCS H8010
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Social Entrepreneurship

    Course Description The aim of this module is to explore the concept of social entrepreneurship and its importance for community and the wider economy. The process of social entrepreneurship is also examined from new venture formation within the community and the development of sustainable businesses which will have lasting social impact.
    NFQ Level

    Level 7

    Timetable Tuesdays 2-5pm
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €275
    SOCC H8024 YTWK H7011
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.
  • Ireland 1800-1921: Success & Failure Under the Union

    Course Description This module examines the political, social, economic and cultural impacts on ireland of the Act of Union 1801 from its enactment to the etablishement of the Free State. 
    NFQ Level

    Level 8

    Timetable Thursdays 9-11am and 12-1
    Credits 5 credits
    Fee €320
    SOCC H8024 CULT H1026
    Entry Requirements Standard entry requirements as listed below.

Delivery and Exams

Modules are normally timetabled to be delivered on campus in DkIT one day per week (between 9am and 5pm) over the course of one 12-week semester: autumn semester runs from mid-September to early December with exams (if relevant) in early-mid January; spring semester runs from late January to early May with exams (where relevant) in mid-May.

Module content is delivered through face-to-face lectures with tutorials/labs/workshops to further explore ideas and concepts covered and students will also undertake directed reading accessing material via DIT Library.

To gain academic credit, students must successfully complete any set coursework and/or exams. Note that exams are timetabled separately on completion of delivery of each module. Exams generally last 2-2.5 hours. Most modules offered here do not have formal exams but are assessed completely through coursework.

Entry Requirements

Although you may not have recent Leaving Certificate results, we would very much welcome applications from you. Please detail the results and any other formal and informal learning and work experience in your CV, to be submitted with your application and we will assess your application accordingly.

Leaving Certificate

Level 6 and 7 Modules Level 8 Modules
Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate
  • INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
  • AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

  • INCLUDING At least two H5 Grades
  • AND Mathematics Grade O6 or H7
  • AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7

QQI-Further Education Applicants

Level 6 and 7 Modules Level 8 Modules
Full QQI-FET Level 5/6 major award with a minimum credit value of 120

Full QQI-FET (Level 5 or 6) award including a Distinction grade in at least three modules

How To Apply

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

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