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

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.

This module develops skills such as communication, management and networking, entrepreneurship, innovation and
creativity. On completion participants will have defined the skills required for their chosen role and sector and developed a personal professional development plan to address gaps and advance the most importance competencies for themselves.
The module will also address the need for individuals to have an active professional online presence by developing
comprehensive digital skills. On completion participants will have created digital artefacts that showcase their personal
achievements and capabilities and established a strong professional digital identity.
Learning outcomes include:
• Explore the future of work, explain competence and competency development frameworks and list the four basic
skill-sets needed for employment in the future.
• Define the skills that contribute to successful personal development and self-management, and use these skills to
monitor own performance
• Develop key communication skills, and use these skills to develop effective interpersonal communication interactions
within diverse personal and professional contexts including online and in distributed teams
• Explore people and task management skills and apply these skills in building capacity to coordinate the work of others
• Describe the concept of entrepreneurship and its key principles; apply these principles to adapting to new situations in
ways that respond to societal and economic challenges and opportunities.
• Use online tools to develop a professional online presence, an ePortfolio, a LinkedIn profile and a CV

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 aims to develop digital competences to understand and use digital technologies in a confident, safe, and effective way.

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

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.

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.

Skills developed on all modules in this programme include; entrepreneurial skills, critical thinking, analytical skills,
business acumen, teamwork and communication skills. The programme will constantly challenge students to develop
such skills.

The programme in all modules develops key management and leadership skills. Skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, decision making, planning, honesty / integrity, attention to detail, reporting are interwoven in all the modules on the programme.

The use of Industry specific Guest speakers will also enhance the participants exposure to real world management and
learning skills.

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

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