Certificate in Applied Digital Skills (Certificate in Applied Digital Skills )

National University of Ireland, Galway (2021CAD1)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate in Applied Digital Skills

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online

Mode

Part Time

ECTS Credits

15

Department

Shannon College of Hotel Management

General Information
Contact

Fiona Duggan

Email

fiona.duggan@nuigalway.ie

Phone

Enquiries by Email

Address

Fiona Duggan,
Springboard Admissions
Shannon College of Hotel Management,
Shannon,
Co Clare

Role

Springboard Admissions

Important Dates
Application Deadline

30/11/2021

Start Date

10/01/2022

End Date

27/05/2022

About this Course

The Certificate in Applied Digital Skills aims to develop digital competences to understand and use digital technologies in a confident, safe, and effective way.

The Certificate's core module, Digital Competences, is based on the European Union's Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. Students will develop understanding and skills in a full range of digital technologies for information, communication and basic problem-solving in all aspects of life and of work. The second component module, Online Training Design, will equip students with practical skills to plan and build a training module online with tailored content and effective visual design for successful learning and evaluation.

Participants on the Programme will combine online learning with project-based learning tasks and can benefit from a blended approach of synchronous and asynchronous delivery with multimedia support resources.

Objectives

On successful completion of the Programme, graduates will be equipped with skills and understanding in the following areas:

Digital Competences (10 ECTS)
· Presentations & Presenting Strategies
· Documents & Visual Formats
· Multimedia Objects (Audio, Video, interactive)
· Data Visualisation & Problem Solving
· Effective Online Meetings
· Tools for Online Collaboration & Interactivity
· Discussion & Discovery: Information, Misinformation & Disinformation; Privacy & Safety; Artificial Intelligence (AI); Datafication of aspects of life; Virtual Reality; Social Robotics; Internet of Things; Green ICT.

Online Training Design (5 ECTS)
· Types of Digital Artefacts
· Storyboard & Planning
· Effective Visual Design
· Communication Strategies
· Usability & Interactivity for Learning
· Online Training Platform Skills

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a level 7 award in any discipline, however recognition of prior learning may be considered for entry purposes. Three years of industry experience is desirable, but not essential.

Candidates from all eligible categories, who meet the entry criteria and wish to enhance career prospects are encouraged to apply.

An International English Language Testing System certificate is required if English is not the applicants first language to indicate competencies in written and spoken English.

Long Description

The Certificate in Applied Digital Skills has two modules.

The first and core component module, Digital Competences, is based on the European Union's Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. Students will develop understanding and skills in a full range of digital technologies for information, communication and basic problem-solving in all aspects of life and of work.

The second component module, Online Training Design, will equip students with practical skills to plan and build a training module online with tailored multimedia content and effective visual design for successful learning and user evaluation.

Here are the modules’ learning outcomes:

Digital Competences (10 ECTS)
1) Explore and apply research-based presenting strategies to create engaging presentations.
2) Develop advanced skills in document formatting individually and online in teams.
3) Develop proficiency and confidence using tools to create multimedia digital objects (audio, video, interactive).
4) Apply new skills in data analytics and data visualisation to convey meaningful problem-based solutions.
5) Develop and practice new skills in online interaction and collaboration scenarios.
6) Discuss & develop understanding of emerging digital technologies, for example: Information, Misinformation & Disinformation; Privacy & Safety; Artificial Intelligence (AI); Datafication of aspects of life; Virtual Reality; Social Robotics; Internet of Things; Green ICT.

Online Training Design (5 ECTS)
1) Learn and apply new skills to develop a variety of digital artefacts.
2) Practise developing storyboards for planning and designing training.
3) Synthesise research based Visual Design.
4) Incorporate new learning about usability & interactivity for learning in the design process.
5) Develop platform skills in a module builder component of a cloud-based online training management system.

Assessment: 100% project-based flexible continuous assessment with real workplace application

Why Choose This Course

This course will give students the opportunity to develop / enhance key digital skills for both workplace and education
purposes. Students taking this programme will enhance their professional development, employment capacity and career progression. Partaking in this programme will enhance their own development in the workplace.

Additionally, Shannon College of Hotel Management Library and its links with the James Hardiman Library NUI Galway
also provides significant resources and tools to support the development and improvement of advanced digital literacy
skills and as a result improves learning potential.

The digital transformation of a business involves planning and integrating new and emerging digital technologies to meet changing market demands. To stay relevant in the digital economy, professionals must also clearly demonstrate their capability to constantly learn. During the Programme, participants will design and create several multimedia digital artefacts using a range of digital technologies, as true evidence of their applied digital skills and of their ability to learn, to solve problems and to meet business requirements.

The blended approach to the programme will ensure that learnings from the programme are very much geared toward the current and future needs of the industry.

Career Opportunities

Shannon College of Hotel Management is closely aligned to the industry from a teaching, research and work placement
perspective. The School is in constant dialogue with the industry at national and regional level.
Those delivering modules on the programme are involved in industry specific research which enhances their teaching with industry relevant content. The programme will include a proportion of time devoted to industry participation via Guest Lectures this should ensure the programme is relevant not to the current workplace but the workplace of the future.

Timetable Info

Details on Application

Delivery Location

Online

Delivery Notes

All lectures for this programme are delivered as online lectures. Lectures are recorded for the convenience of participants to listen in their own time.

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Fiona Duggan

Address

Fiona Duggan,
Springboard Admissions
Shannon College of Hotel Management,
Shannon,
Co Clare

Phone

Enquiries by Email

Email

fiona.duggan@nuigalway.ie

RPL Information

Applicants wishing to apply for RPL must indicate this on their Springboard Application

Application Procedures

All springboard applications must be submitted through the Springboard Website. www.springboardcourses.ie

All applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form;

Identification Passport/Drivers License/Birth Cert
Short one-page CV detailing professional experience

Proof of Eligibility
Employed - all applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form;
Proof of Employment - P60 Form or a letter from their current employer to confirm employment

Unemployed - all applicants must supply the following supporting documentation to support their application form:
Proof of Unemployment/Payment from DESAP

Formerly Self-Employed - all applicants must provide a letter/statement from Revenue stating that the applicant is no longer trading or a similar letter from the applicants (former) accountant should be sufficient.

A Returner must declare on application that you have been a homemaker or other caring duties or economically dependent on a partner or spouse for 9 of 12 previous months prior to application

Media
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