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IT Sligo launches Ireland’s first online part-time Level 6 construction programme

IT Sligo has announced the launch of a new online Higher Certificate in Construction Economics – the first course of its type in the country.

The new certificate adds to IT Sligo’s suite of existing online construction professional programmes, which provide interesting and exciting opportunities to upskill in the areas of Construction Economics, Estimating, Cost Management and Quantity Surveying.

The Level 6 in Construction Economics is very much work-friendly as it is offered through online distance learning over a period of two years on a part-time basis.

Course delivery is flexible and includes live evening-time web-cast classes, which are also recorded so that students who are unable to take part in the live sessions can access them at any time. There is no attendance requirement and all content is delivered online.

The course was developed in response to the increasing demand for estimators/cost managers both nationally and internationally. It has been designed in close liaison with employers, practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it meets current workplace needs.

The course is tailored for those currently working in all areas of the construction industry — from a trades background to management — who wish to develop their career but may have no prior qualifications. Graduates of the course can also progress to online degrees in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management.

Trevor McSharry, Head of Department of Civil Engineering and Construction, said:

“Learners and employers find our online part-time delivery very flexible and caters for work and family life. This new programme broadens IT Sligo’s extensive range of online part-time programmes for the construction sector. We now have a portfolio from Level 6 to Level 9 for most key areas and will continue to build on this momentum and develop further offerings in conjunction with our stakeholders.”

The next intake for all courses will be in September 2018 and applications are now being accepted.

For more information on the courses, please contact Trevor McSharry on  + 353 7191 55221 or log onto www.itsligo.ie which provides more information on the courses, content, professional accreditation, entry requirements, application process, programme fees etc.