Certificate in Applied Digital Business

This postgraduate course is the first of its kind in Ireland, offering students the opportunity to upskill their digital business skillset through flexible online delivery. Providing the learner with live virtual classes which can be revisited at their convenience should help those juggling the demands of part-time education and full-time employment.

Accordion / FAQ component

To apply for this course, you will have:
Second Class Honours (NFQ, Level 8) in any business discipline or

Second Class Honours (NFQ, Level 8) in any discipline plus 3 years experience in a management/supervisor role which will be subject to consideration under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Where English is not their first language, students are required to have an appropriate score in an approved examination in English language, such as IELTS. More information can be found here - International Entry Requirements - Atlantic Technological University Sligo.

Applicants with other qualifications and with relevant work experience may also be considered through ATU Sligo’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. RPL is a process that may allow you to gain admission to a programme or to receive exemptions / credit from some parts of a programme based on demonstrated learning that you may have achieved through another programme of study or through your work and career. Further information is available through www.atu.ie/recognition-of-prior-learning which our dedicated RPL portal or by contacting our admissions team at admissions.sligo@atu.ie.

On these programmes you can expect to gain technical and management skills which are delivered through a mix of practical and theory-based modules. This will equip you with the knowledge, skills and tools to manage and implement innovative digital change. You will gain the knowledge and skills required to understand how digital technologies are developed and delivery in business.

Features and benefits of the course:

  • A hands-on programme which equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to identify new digital opportunities and innovative digital solutions.
  • Explore how digital technology innovations (e.g. Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Immersive Technology, Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence) can be harnessed and developed within a digital environment
  • Develop an understanding of the latest and most appropriate theories and models that create new business value.
  • Flexible part-time study – delivered online (evenings), this programme allows you to fit your studies around work life and other commitments, accessing materials 24/7, from wherever you are in the world.
  • Tailored learning – study towards the qualification that meets your goals, be it the PG Cert in Applied Digital Business (8 months part-time), PG Dip in Digital Business (16 months) or the full MSc in Digital Business (24 months)
  • Learners can progress from PG Cert to PG Diploma and onto the Masters or exit early with one of the PG awards.
  • Real life projects – where possible modules incorporate real situations which require the learner to research and apply their knowledge to provide solutions. 
  • As an online student on the PG Certificate you will have a maximum of 5 hours contact per week plus additional time to dedicate to your own reading and projects when needed. 

Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Digital Business modules and layout:


Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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