Best Colleges: Upskilling done from a distance

Postgraduate diplomas delivered as distance learning modules are attracting more numbersat the University of Limerick, writes Post Reporter.

27th April, 2013
Dr Ann Ledwith, assistant dean of adult and continuing education at the University of Limerick (centre), with Dr Con Sheahan, senior lecturer in enterprise performance modelling (left), and Dr Cathal Heavey, director at the Enterprise Research Centre, which runs the part-time and distance learning courses. Brian Arthur/Press 22

Demand is still growing for continuing education, but the types of course are changing as people look to skill up in disciplines that were not as prominent a few years ago.

The University of Limerick is seeing more interest in its Six Sigma and Supply Chain Management courses, their popularity perhaps illustrating how the economic downturn is influencing the educational choices of people who want to future-proof their careers or get back into the workplace.

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