Atlantic TU offers range of new part-time upskilling courses

Thursday, June 30, 2022 Press Office
Press Release

Human Resource Management (L8), Logistics & Marketing (L7), Business Models & Emerging Technologies (L8)

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, employers increasingly look to highly skilled professionals across new and emerging disciplines; Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is offering three new upskilling courses to meet this demand— BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management (L8), Certificate in Logistics and Marketing (L7) and Certificate in Business Models and Emerging Technologies (L8).

The new part-time four-year HRM course covers a range of subjects from Organisational Behaviour and Digital Skills to Quantitative Methods, Workplace Psychology and Strategic Change Management. Caroline Clarke, Programme Chair and lecturer, says: “This programme offers contemporary modules aligned with the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), and will prepare graduates to address the key challenges facing business employers in a rapidly changing environment. This qualification will equip learners with the skills and knowledge to be a competent, professional HR practitioner who can make a real difference in the workplace”.

The two new Certificate L7 and L8 courses have been developed though the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) Pillar 3, a government education fund running until 2023. HCI courses are aimed at upskilling and reskilling graduates with postgraduate and industry relevant skills for emerging technologies.

The Certificate in Logistics & Marketing (L7) demonstrates the importance of analytics, metrics and marketing tools to reaching markets faster with their products and services. This part-time course will be delivered in a blended format, with a mix of on-site and on-line lectures. There will be two on-site sessions in Castlebar, Co Mayo, a residential weekend in Sligo and an experiential workshop in Letterkenny during the academic year. Lecturers will use case studies and guest lecturers will feature in the delivery. Declan Hoban, Programme Chair, says: “The course will enable participants to upskill, be creative and adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the pandemic and Brexit. Participants will examine how emerging technologies are transforming business models and the workforce”.

The Certificate in Business Models and Emerging Technologies (Level 8) will demonstrate how contemporary business models and emerging technologies are transforming organisations. The aim of this module is to demonstrate how business models and emerging technology are not arising to disrupt organisations but rather provide a competitive edge so that they are more agile in reaching markets expediently. The delivery will be a blend of onsite and online lectures including two onsite sessions in ATU Mayo campus (Castlebar), a residential weekend in Sligo and an experiential workshop in Letterkenny during the academic year.

Michael Gill, Head of Department in Organisational Development, ATU School of Business, says: the new HCI courses have been developed in collaboration with colleagues in the ATU Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Letterkenny campuses and focuses on the development of talent in the region. The Human Resource Management programme expands on the development of the part time offering moving to level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications”.

Dr Seamus Lennon, Head of School of Business, ATU Galway Mayo, says supporting part-time learners and talent development in this region is of paramount importance, specifically in these continually evolving areas of human resource management, logistics, marketing, business models and emerging technology”.

For further information on the HRM L8 course see: or contact Michael Gill, Tel: 094 9043174 email: and/or  Tel: 094 9043271

For information on the two Certificate HCI courses, see: or contact Michael Gill, Tel: 094 9043174 email: and/or  Tel: 094 9043250

All applications can be made through and selecting L8 for Human Resource Management and Business Models & Emerging Technology and L7 for Logistics & Marketing.


Regina Daly, Atlantic TU Communications
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