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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

Dublin Road, Dundalk, Louth, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: A91 K584

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 Nightcourses.com Course Finder.

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…

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.

BA in Theatre and Film Practice

This 3-year degree course will provide you with a solid grounding in the practical application of both theatre and film production skills, a mix of which are currently unavailable to prospective students on the island of Ireland at this level, along with key acting skills and a theoretical foundation.

BA (Hons) in Digital Humanities

Do you aspire to be a primary or secondary school teacher? An archaeologist? An archivist or librarian? A political activist? A journalist? An arts manager? Then the Level 8 BA (Hons) in Digital Humanities could be the starting point you need! This three-year arts degree course offered at DkIT is a unique course in Ireland.…

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.

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.

BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying

This four-year honours degree in Building Surveying trains students for entry into building surveying practice, and for providing a professional building surveying service. While Building Surveyors are qualified to design and oversee the construction of new buildings, they specialise in the sustainable management, maintenance and upgrade of existing buildings.

Building Information Modelling using Autodesk Revit

This 8-week course with provide learners with a solid introduction to Building Information Modelling using AutoCAD Revit.

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.

BB in Business and Technology

This Level 7 Degree aims to help students enhance their IT skills and apply them directly to an office or business setting. Graduates of tis course will be prepared for a career in the hightech office environment of today, through a combination of business education and IT skills. The programme – in addition to covering…

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.

BA in Hospitality Management

The hospitality industry is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and offers excellent opportunities both in Ireland and internationally for suitably qualified people. The starting point for your management career in this industry is this 3-year BA in Hospitality Management at DkIT. This course helps students develop the business management skills and the specialist…

Bachelor (Hons) of Business

This Level 8 Honours degree is a management award that is completed over 3 years. The course will promote academic, intellectual and personal development and enable graduates to work as a business professional who will develop, lead and sustain Irish industry on a national and international basis.

BB in Business and Management

This 3-year level 7 course introduces students to the fundamentals of business management and prepares them with the skills to work managing a modern complex business.

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…

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…

BEng in Civil Engineering

This three-year degree course aims to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the civil engineering profession or into industry at civil engineering technologist level. In particular, the programme aims to develop each student’s civil engineering knowledge, know-how and skill and competence and the confidence to begin, in practice, to…

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…

BA in Community Youth Work

This 3-year level 7 degree course aims to develop community youth work leaders who have a high level of knowledge, skills, competence and confidence in a range of activities to enable you to work in a community development and youth work setting.

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 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 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…

Higher Certificate in Science in Computing & Business

This 2-year Higher Certificate course in Science in Computing & Business is jointly developed by the Department of Computing Science & Mathematics and the Department of Business Studies. The Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Business provides candidates with a range of skills in a technological and business context. It is focused to give…

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.

BSc in Computing

Discover the power of computers and the knowledge required to work in the vibrant Information Technology industry through this uniquely structured three year degree course. Gain knowledge in Programming, Web, Networking and IT Systems Environments. Acquire job-ready skills such Analysis, Design, Implementation, Testing and lifelong learning skills to help fast-track your career in IT.

BSc (Hons) Computing in Games Development

The Computer Games Industry is vibrant and has enormous future growth potential far beyond entertainment only. This programme aims to produce graduate software developers who have a particular focus on computer games applications development.

BSc (Hons) in Computing with English Language

The BSc (Honours) in Computing with English Language has been developed to offer students a strong mix of both Computing and the English language. This exciting four-year degree is aimed at international students who wish to study Computing in an English speaking country.

BSc (Hons) in Construction Management

This 4-year Honours Degree aims to provide each student with the education and raining necessary for entry into the construction and property industry as a professional Construction Manager.

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.

BSc in Construction Management

This 3-year degree course aims to is to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the construction and property industry at Construction Manager technologist level.

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

BA (Hons) in Creative Media

The aim of this four-year honours degree course is to produce Creative Media professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to work within the varied Creative Media Industries in Ireland and abroad. This course will allow students to develop key skills in conventional and new media, by combining traditional communication and media production skills…

BA in Creative Media

The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge, core skills and competencies to work in a variety of roles within the media arts and technology sectors, particularly in the areas of these sectors where the merging of creative practices and skills utilising media and information technologies are developed.

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.

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…

BA in Digital Marketing, Communication & Public Relations

This level 7 degree prepares students for direct employment within the marketing communications industry and has been welcomed as both timely and relevant by employers. Students can choose to graduate at the end of their third year or they can take one of the many year-long level 8 ‘add-on’ opportunities at DkIT.

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…

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.

BEng in Electrical & Electronic Systems

Electrical/Electronic Engineers design, specify, supervise and operate complex systems and products based on electrical principles, used in Energy, Communications, Measurement and Control. This three-year course is designed to fully equip the students with the skills required to function as an engineering technician in the areas of electrical services, control, automation, energy production and renewable technologies.

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.

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 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 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.

BEng in Mechanical Engineering

Graduates in Mechanical engineering combine the basic knowledge of physical sciences and engineering education with experience and expertise to invent, design and manufacture, run and maintain mechanical systems equipment and tools in all branches of industry including in: Product Design, Machine Design, Agriculture & Food Industry, Energy Generation, General Manufacturing Planning & Management , Medical…

BSc (Hons) in Architectural Technology

This four-year degree course aims to provide each student with the education and training necessary for entry into the construction and property industry as a professional Architectural Technologist.

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.

BA in Event Management

Do you aspire to work within the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector? If so, this 3-year BA in Events Management degree course is for you! Successful managers are needed within the Events industry, and this programme has been developed to enable graduates keep abreast of current issues, emerging trends and contemporary management…

BA (Hons) in Film & Television Production

Delivered by highly respected professionals, using industry standard equipment, this four year honours degree is practically based, designed specifically to prepare you for the workplace and to advance your skills to the highest level. The course is over 60% practical and has been designed to allow students to specialise in areas such as TV Studio…

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…

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.

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…

BSc (Hons) in Midwifery

This 4-year Honours Degree programme is designed to enable students to develop the professional knowledge, skills and understanding needed to fulfil the role of a midwife. A role which involves providing individualised care to women and their family. Learning throughout this courses takes place in the classroom, specialised skills laboratory and in our affiliated partner…

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.

BSc (Hons) in Computing in Software Development

This four-year honours degree programme has been designed to allow students to choose their own unique path in IT with computing programme specialising in Web & Mobile Development, Computer Science, Computer Security or Data Science. The programme will ensure that students have knowledge of the fundamental principles of computing, yet will also allow students select…

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 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…

BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing

Mental Health nursing is a specialist field within the health care profession. Over the course of this four-year honours degree course, students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet the nursing needs of individuals experiencing a range of mental health feelings, problems and conflicts.

BA (Hons) in Audio and Music Production

This four-year honours degree programme is aimed at producing professionals for the recording industry capable of assuming key creative and architectural roles in the process of analysing, developing and realizing the creative intentions of the recording artist to a commercial conclusion. The course is designed to continuously strengthen the student’s understanding and awareness of a…

BA (Hons) in Music

Interested in a music degree with a difference? Are you dedicated to developing your music skills and knowledge to a high standard as part of a committed team? This four-year honours degree programme encompasses a blend of musicology, music technology, composition, Irish traditional music, ethnomusicology and performance, and balances practical and theoretical approaches to learning.

BA in Audio and Music Production

This three-year degree programme is aimed at producing professionals for the recording industry capable of assuming key creative and architectural roles in the process of analysing, developing and realizing the creative intentions of the recording artist to a commercial conclusion. The course is designed to continuously strengthen the student’s understanding and awareness of a wide…

BSc (Hons) in General Nursing

The aim of the four-year BSc (Hons) in General Nursing course is to prepare general nursing students to become competent, knowledgeable and accountable nurses who can provide holistic, evidence-based care for service users in a variety of health care settings. Learning takes place in the classroom, Clinical Skills Laboratory and in a variety of clinical…

BSc (Hons) in Health and Physical Activity

The four-year BSc (Honours) in Health and Physical Activity degree course aims to educate a category of professionals in the areas of health, physical activity and wellbeing. Graduates will have the skills necessary to assess, plan, promote and evaluate lifestyle interventions and physical activity courses that will enhance the quality of life of individuals that…

BSc (Hons) in Intellectual Disability Nursing

Over the duration of this four-year Honours Degree course, students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to meet the specific needs of persons with intellectual disabilities. Student’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills will be developed through, the use of innovative and traditional teaching and learning approaches in modern teaching spaces and simulated…

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 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 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 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…

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.

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.

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.

BA in Sport, Exercise & Enterprise

This 3-year Level 7 degree course presents students with a unique opportunity to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in an environment that demands academic rigour as well as practical application. The sports and exercise element of the programme focuses on activities the general population engage in throughout the life course. While the Enterprise and Business…

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.

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.

Welding for Beginners

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.

Comments, Questions & Reviews

  1. tara lynskey 14th January 2017 at 5:31 pm

    im intersted in doing a childcare course r social worker just wondering do yous do home courses i have 7 kids so im pretty busy but wud love to do a course

    1. Cormac O' Meara 16th January 2017 at 11:50 am

      Hi Tara,

      I see that the Chilcare courses is blended learning, allowing you to do parts of the course online and some on site at the college. The best thing to do would be to contact the college directly and they will be able to point you in the right direction.

      Best of luck,

      Nightcourses team

  2. Katie
    Katie Fullam colwell 20th January 2021 at 12:28 am

    Hello, enquiring about nursing night classes? As i work during the day. Is it possible to do the evening time?

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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Louth, Republic of Ireland