Online course Part-time course
Modular Certificate in Digital Transversal Skills for Work

Certificate in Digital Transversal Skills for Work Course Overview and Audience

The National Skills Bulletin 2020 report highlights the need for enhanced digital skills across all sectors of the economy. This and previous reports have also highlighted the need for educational programmes that enable learners to become effective communicators and confident in the use of a variety of digital technologies that are used in the modern business.

This modular certificate course incorporates modules such as Digital-Age Literacy, Office Applications, Effective Communication and High Productivity which are specifically desired attributes of a modern digital-age worker. The certificate explores economic problems with consideration for cost versus benefit analysis, and the ability to organise and efficiently achieve goals of a specific project or problem. Participants will also acquire the practical skills to create business documents using professional word processors, to design spreadsheets, including graphs and charts for quality output production, to build databases for small business needs and to produce effective and dynamic professional presentations. The certificate is purposely designed to ensure that graduates will remain competitive and employable across ever-advancing sectors, and to provide access to a broad spectrum of participants including those reskilling or returning to the workforce.

  • Digital-Age Literacy
  • Office Applications
  • Effective Communication
  • High Productivity

Those who are in employment/working : 

For eligible applicants who are currently in employment/working 90% of the tuition fees will be covered by the HEA and the remaining 10% is payable by the student or their employer.

  • The Course Tuition Fee is €2,850 so €285 euro is payable by the student or their employer

Those who are unemployed, formerly self-employed and ‘Returners’:

The course is free and 100% funded for eligible applicants who are unemployed, formerly self-employed or who are classified by the HEA as ‘Returners’ or ‘Homemakers’.


Admission to this modular programme is through one of the following:

Evidence of prior learning, including experiential learning,


Possession of an NFQ level 5 award, including leaving certificate, FET award, or equivalent.

International applicants whose first language isn’t English must demonstrate a minimum competency in the English Language of CEFR B2+.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for entry based on prior learning (RPL) or prior experiential learning (RPEL) in line with the College policy. The College will thoroughly assess applications received through RPL and RPEL to ensure that candidates are able to evidence learning to an appropriate standard – normally the framework level equivalent to the direct entry qualification requirement and demonstrate potential to succeed and benefit from the programme.

Mature Applicants:  If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward a CV and proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must be submitted.

This course will be delivered online. Online activities can include live or pre-recorded lectures, independent learning and assessment activities such as research tasks, discussion forums, simulations, quizzes and e-portfolio work along with online group activities such as live classes, group project work, virtual labs and tutorials.


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