Advanced Communication & Presentation Skills - Limerick Campus

This programme will give a broad overview effective communication, presentation, and public speaking skills necessary for recent graduates, and those in employment, who are expected to deliver presentations in-person and online as part of their work.

It aims to equip participants with the knowledge and essential skills required when presenting projects to clients or teams in a corporate environment and public speaking at webinars and live conference events. In response to industry feedback internationally and nationally, the programme aims to offer prospective students essential communication and presentation skills such as structuring a presentation, understanding the needs of the audience, delivering a key message, story-telling techniques, oral and visual communication techniques, Online presentation skills.

Other important elements of the programme includes, using visual aids, overcoming nerves, self-confidence, presenting yourself professionally, preparation for public speaking.

Upon completion, this programme will enable of participants to deliver effective presentations to clients and colleagues, ensuring they are at forefront of industry needs.

What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Subjects taught

What modules will I study?

Topics Include:
Effective Communication
Presentation Skills
Public Speaking Skills

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements?
Applicants must possess a primary level 8 honours degree or equivalent.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

Application dates

Application Deadline


16 Weeks

TBC for 2022



In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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Career Options
The course is designed to give students practical skills for use in the software industry as programmers, software designers and testers and to bring students to the standard for industrial accreditation as programmers.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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