Coding & Compuational Thinking for Teachers

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Coding & Compuational Thinking for Teachers
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Limerick Institute of Technology - Tipperary
Course Code 7901
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Limerick Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Flexible, Online, Daytime
Location (Districts) Thurles, Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Start Date: October
Finish Date: February

You can apply or register for your programme of choice using one of the following methods:
• Online: Go to and hit the 'Apply Now' button on the relevant course page.
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Duration The Certificate is delivered over 15 weeks.
Course Fee €500. The participant will purchase the kit separately.
Entry Requirements This programme is primarily aimed at teachers and those running computer clubs for children and teenagers.

Candidates should hold an honours degree in a non-cognate discipline or approved equivalent qualification. Prospective participants who do not meet the entry requirements for the programme detailed above, but who may qualify for admission by meeting certain other equivalent criteria, should apply to the Department of Flexible Learning for consideration.

Certificate in Coding & Computational Thinking (Level 8, 10 Credits at Higher Diploma Level).

Location: LIT Thurles, online delivery

The target applicants identified for Springboard+ 2018 are:
1. Those in receipt of an eligible ...

Course Content

The aim of this programme is to develop the knowledge, skill sets and competencies of participants who do not have a formal background in Computer Science, to be able to deliver computing programmes in schools and computer clubs in an educatio...

Subjects Taught

An active approach to teaching and learning is employed.

On completion of this course, the participant will/should be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the theory, concepts and methods pertaining to design and development o...

Assessment Method Assessment will be formative and summative. Assessment is 100% continuous assessment, with a series of small practical projects. There is no terminal examination.

Sample assessments
• Individual Practical Project: Design and build a web-enabled/mobile game application
• Individual Practical Project: Design and build an electronics driven game/wearable device
• Collaborative report on emerging technologies and tools suitable for use in school environment.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 0504 28112

For academic queries:
Contact: Jacqueline Humphries