The Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) faculty of continuing, professional, online and distance learning delivers part-time flexible, on-line programmes across all the Institute Faculties and Academic Disciplines in partnership with Business.

    AIT have a 1000 FREE or part funded online programmes starting in January 2021, you can find out more details at or by clicking here to view a brochure.


  • Modular Skills Programmes

    Modular Skills Programmes are part-time, short and focused and are being offered in a flexible manner, allowing participants to gain important skills without taking a considerable period away from the labour market.

    Each module/programme is stand-alone so that participants can gain skills and put them into practice immediately in the workplace, but modules are also accredited in such a way as to provide building blocks to a full qualification should the student so wish. 

    These are free for all at Level 6, free at all levels for Returners and the unemployed, but the employed must pay 10% for Levels 7, 8 and 9.


  • Springboard+ / ICT Skills Programmes

    Springboard+ / ICT Skills provides free higher education courses for people who are unemployed. You can also apply for a Springboard+/ICT Skills programme if you are working, but you must pay a 10% contribution towards the course fee.

    There is a range of part-time (online and blended) programmes from certificate to master’s degree levels – levels 6 to 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Current available programmes at AIT are part-time and last for one year or less.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Management

    This Postgraduate Diploma is designed for senior managers, executives and consultants. The aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Management is to provide an educational experience which enables practicing managers to achieve an integrated understanding of the operation and strategy of management, and to develop appropriate intellectual and personal skills.

    Participants will be required to have a Level 8 Degree in any discipline plus three years post qualification relevant supervisory or management experience. 

    Applicants with a Level 7 degree with 8-10 years post qualification relevant management experience will be considered in line with the Institute’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) Policy.

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