About Online Learning

Flexibility, Quality, Choice. 

Your Career Development Starts Here with the help of IT Sligo!

Award Winning Programmes

IT Sligo is the leading higher-education institute in Ireland in the development and delivery of online educational programmes. With over 10 year’s experience in the online education field this leadership position was recognised in 2012 when IT Sligo was awarded a ‘Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Award’ for its achievements in promoting online learning for both full-time and part-time students.
It Sligo award

Meeting the needs of learners

The growth in online student numbers at IT Sligo has been significant year on year through a combination of new programme development, primarily in the Science and Engineering disciplines, and through close engagement with industry to provide upskilling opportunities for staff in new, emerging technologies. IT Sligo currently offers in excess of 45 online programmes to 1,400 students both nationally and internationally.


Our Students

Studying online may sound complicated but if you are comfortable with using the web and online communication systems such as Skype and Youtube then you are well on the way to undertaking an online programme of choice. If looking for a programme that is relevant to your educational needs, convenient to undertake and reduces the total cost of learning, then IT Sligo may have a suitable online programme for you.

IT Sligo online programmes are designed for students who want to study part-time at a pace that matches their work-life balance. Through a combination of online delivery technologies comprising the web-casting of live lectures over the internet as well as access to high-quality recordings, IT Sligo is to the forefront of emerging breakthroughs in the delivery and assessment of online students.

International Students

In addition the IT Sligo online environment combines the benefits of networking with a diverse community of like-minded students from around the world as the interest level from international students continues to grow. The world map below provides an overview of the countries involved with online learning provided by IT Sligo.

Online learning map


Why choose an online programme?

  • Reduced total costs with minimal travel and overnight stays.
  • Improved quality of life for learners with less disruption of home and work life.
  • Access to a wider range of courses than available in their own locality.
  • 24/7 accessibility and improved convenience where learners can carry out their learning at a time that suits them.
  • Access to expert knowledge from subject-matter experts around the world.
  • Your schedule designed by you.

The National Framework of Qualifications

The National Framework of Qualifications is standardisation of the qualifications system in Ireland. The Framework introduces a system of awards and helps to provide clarity to employers, learners and the public on the system of education and training in Ireland.

The National Framework of Qualifications is a system of 10 levels. Its transparent nature allows learners to compare and contrast qualifications, here in Ireland and Internationally. It assists employers in recognising and understanding the level and standard of qualifications.

IT Sligo offers courses that include each of the levels on the ladder below. The ‘ladder system’ enables students to progress from one qualification to the next level, right up to PhD level depending on academic achievements.

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