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Apprenticeships at DIT


Automotive Engineer Assessor (IAEA)


Bar: Preparation and Service


Bar & Restaurant Management


Bar and Restaurant Management Studies (Professional)


Bar: Cocktail Making


Bar: Cocktail Making (Advanced)


Bar: Service & Commodities (International)


Bar: International Beers & Draught Dispense Management


Bar: Spirits & Liqueurs Studies


Biomedical Science - Cellular Pathology


Biomedical Science - Clinical Chemistry


Biomedical Science – Medical Microbiology


Building Engineering


Building Engineering


Business Studies


Butchery Skills Development


Computer Programming


Computing (Database Systems)


Computing (Geographic Information Systems)


Computing (Internet Application Development)


Construction Site Management DT149A


Construction Technology


Construction Technology


CPD Certificate in Information Technology for Site Workers



Information exchange between clients, design teams, builders and finally facility managers is increasingly carried out digitally using Information Technology (IT). The growing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the focus on Lean Construction processes are driving this, while the growing availability of internet access and wireless technologies on Irish building sites is accelerating the trend at site level.

Key advantages of IT on site are that it facilitates a high level of communication exchange at all times, the easy recording of a wide range of information and greater accuracy in a number of processes. This is invaluable for efficiency, for controlling resource use, and for quality control and certification under the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations. However the adoption of IT on Irish building sites is as yet uneven.

It is only when foremen, supervisors and site managers have developed knowledge and skills in the use of IT through wireless devices that the many benefits of BIM, Lean Construction and quality control processes will be fully realised to the benefit of construction companies and their clients.

Programme description 

The CPD Certificate in Information Technology for Site Workers is a one semester, part-time, upskilling programme for construction site workers. The programme is suitable for site workers who wish to carry out their existing work in a more efficient and inter-connected way; or to expand their role, to progress their career, re-skill or seek employment.

Content will be delivered via lectures, practical workshops and tutorials. The programme has been structured and resourced to provide a positive student experience, underpinned by best practice curriculum design and appropriate support services. A teacher-to-student ratio has been selected that will ensure good learning and student retention for students who may be quite unfamiliar with many IT concepts and tools.

The programme delivery will be taught one day a week for 13 weeks, mostly on half days (afternoons). This pattern should allow students to remain fully engaged on construction site. Attendance on the programme will be closely monitored.

On completion of this module, the learner will be able to:

  • Work within a cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) for the purposes of construction site and office activity.
  • Connect to a Common Data Environment to download and upload suitable data and information for the purposes of construction site and office activity.
  • Access and navigate a three dimensional digital model using a Building Information Modelling (BIM) viewer and extract suitable data and information to inform construction management activities.
  • Use the internet to access supplier specifications and manufacturer instructions, selecting and using appropriate mobile technologies and related apps.
  • Use digital technologies to carry out on-site activities pertinent to the operating trade
  • Use scanning applications (apps) to identify bar codes and QR codes for site data check lists and data recording
  • Select and use appropriate mobile technologies and related apps for use in the construction field including, but not limited to, new survey and setting out technologies and construction activity recording

For further information

Joseph Little - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1


CPD requirements of CIRI

It provides suitable continuous professional development (CPD) under Pillar 3 (Technology & Innovation) for Supervisors and Craft Workers. The hours will exceed the annual requirement for CPD for Supervisors and Craft Workers.

Programme attendance

The module requires 100 learning hours over 13 weeks in one semester.  The teaching will take place one day a week.  The timetable is structured so that full days (09.00 - 17.00) are on the first, middle and last weeks of the programme, and half days (14.00 - 17.00) for the remaining.  The student should do four hours of self-directed learning each week.  This results in 48 hours of formal teaching and 52 hours of self-directed learning.

Programme fee

CPD module fees 2017/18: €1050 (amount includes registration fee)

CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy & Technology Part time & Blended online



Over the past five years the Dublin School of Architecture has developed a range of upskilling programmes in Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) for building design professionals. NZEB is the energy performance standard required under the European Union Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD). This Directive requires that all new public buildings must meet the NZEB standard from the end of 2018 onwards, and ALL new buildings from the end of 2020 onwards.  The Directive also provides for the deep renovation of existing buildings to the NZEB standard beyond 2020. Achieving the NZEB standard will require a culture change at all levels in the building industry, from procurement, to design, construction, use and maintenance of the building over its life cycle. 

This will require industry upskilling on an unprecedented scale across the EU. From our experience in developing upskilling programmes over the past five years it is clear that the extent of the knowledge gap within the disciplines of the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector is as yet neither appreciated or acknowledged. Recognising the scale of this emerging upskilling challenge the lecturing team in the DIT School of Architecture has developed new skills and teaching methods over the past five years and has prepared a range of new programmes in science based building performance.

For building design professionals such as architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors, an understanding of NZEB will be critical to professional survival. The NZEB standard will apply to all new public building from the end of 2018 and to all buildings by 2020. The need for NZEB upskilling is clear.

Graduates of the CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy and CPD Certificate in NZEB Technology will have core NZEB knowledge with an understanding of the range of additional knowledge required to provide professional NZEB design services.

Programme outline

The CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy & Technology is a part time module, delivered over a 4 weeks within an academic semester.

It has been designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to NZEB policy and technologies to professionally qualified architects, architectural technologists, engineers and building surveyors. The module comprises online learning assessments based on a range of NZEB design topics and leads to 80 structured CPD learning hours, or two years annual professional CPD learning.

The CPD Certificate sits within and leads into a larger blended online Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design)

Module Content

The module is delivered in blended online mode supported by two workshops.

The CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy and CPD Certificate in NZEB Technology are delivered with a 5 ECTS blended online modules as follows:

ENEN 9101 NZEB Policy & Technologies

For Further Information

Programme co-ordinator

Cormac Allen - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1


College attendance is based in the Dublin School of Architecture, College of Engineering and Built Environment, Linenhall, DIT Bolton Street, Dublin 1

Online activities are cloud-based with attendance from the learners workplace or home combined with college based workshops every four weeks.


The Dublin Institute of Technology’s award of CPD Certificate in NZEB Policy and CPD Certificate in NZEB Technology will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the examinations and assessments of the module.

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CPD Diploma in Professional Cookery Stage 1


CPD Diploma in Professional Cookery Stage 2


CPD Diploma in Professional Cookery Stage 3


CPD Module in BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements)


Programme description:   

The CPD Certificate in BIM Architecture 1 (Primary building elements) module is a 5 ECTS credit part time re-skilling module. It is primarily aimed at architects and technologists, but is also open to other professionals with a background in building design.

The module is set at Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications and aims to provide learners with an introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM), with a focus on primary building elements.

Industry-based building designs will be used as the basis for project work to give a realistic context and to render the student industry fit on graduation.

Over eight 3-hour contact sessions, combined with a period of self-directed learning, students will develop a command of the Autodesk Revit BIM application.

On successful completion of the CPD Certificate in BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements) module the student will be able to:

  • Select an appropriate application template to begin a building project
  • Describe the organisation of the GUI and identify the hierarchy to locate and execute commands and subcommands on the GUI
  • Set up grids and levels for precise 3D element drawing
  • Interpret sketch and CAD designs for creation of a BIM project
  • Control graphic representation in Revit views
  • Construct and edit primary building elements
  • Use Parameters in Revit
  • Organise digital building data onto plotting sheets
  • Evaluate the quality, appropriateness, and significance of a specific BIM Technology for Architectural processes

For further information

Cormac Allen - Assistant Head of School
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1 

Programme attendance:   

The module requires 100 learning hours. Students attend two 3-hour computer lab-based workshops each week for four weeks, with a total of 24 contact hours spent in college, and the remaining 76 hours spent in self-directed learning completing project work.

The 3 hour tutorial block attendance in college will take place between 18.00-21.00 on two midweek days.


The BIM Architecture 1 (Primary Building Elements) module is the first of three related BIM Architecture modules, and can combine towards a CPD Diploma (BIM Architecture) award.

Graduates can also progress to the 1 year part time DT9876 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies / Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM /  MSc in Applied Building Information Modeling & Management (MSc aBIMM), subject to minimum postgraduate entry requirements.

Programme fee:   

For information on fees see the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies on the following link:

Data Analysis for Professionals


Electrical Services & Energy Management


Electrical Services Engineering Technician


Electrical Services Engineering


Engineering (Civil)


Engineering Systems Maintenance




Food & Beverage Management


Food Product Development


Food Skills Development - Artisan


Geographical Information Systems (GIS)


Histopathological Dissection DT9200


Hospitality-Applied Business Planning (for the Hospitality Services Sector)


Hospitality-Applied Communications & Customer Care Management


Hospitality - Human Resource Management (Strategic)


Hospitality - Management Principles


Hospitality - Managing Training & Development in Hospitality Tourism, Leisure & Event Management (Train the Trainer)


Hospitality - Marketing Strategy


Hospitality - Research Methods


Hospitality - Revenue Management for the Industry


Hospitality - Rooms Division Management


Hospitality Management


Hospitality Management


Hospitality Services Management


Human Resource Management


Information Systems & Information Technology








Law - An Introduction to Hospitality Law








Medical Device Decontamination DT7210




Musicianship (Professional)


National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship in Brickwork & Stonelaying


National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating


National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship in Wood Manufacturing & Finishing


Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)


Property & Facilities Management (SCSI)


Property Studies


Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics


Quantity Surveying (Mechanical and Electrical)


Social Care (Progression to B.A Honours)


Welding - Gas Shielded Welding - Metal Inert Gas/Tungsten Inert Gas (Intermediate and Advanced Level)


Welding - Manual Metal Arc & Oxy Acetylene Welding