• » Certificate in Social Media - Introduction

     Programme Title  Certificate in Social Media - Introduction
     CAO Code  Not available via CAO
     LYIT internal code  
     Duration  12 weeks
     Standard Code Places:  20
     National Framework Level  6
     Award Type  Minor
     Awarding Body  LYIT, under Delegated Authority from HETAC
    Is this the course for you?
    Most people are familiar with social media buzzwords but often feel excluded from this space due to a lack of exposure to new media. This course is designed for the novice user who would like to gain an understanding of social media tools and develop skills and competencies, at an introductory level, across those areas pertaining to social media applications.
    Minimum entry requirements
    • 5 O6/H7 in the Leaving Certificate, to include Mathematics (F2/O6/H7) and either Irish or English (O6/H7), OR QQI/FET Level 5, OR equivalent qualification.
    • Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements may be admitted to the programme on the grounds of mature years (0ver 23 by 1st January in the proposed year of entry), if they have attained appropriate experience, preferably in a business environment, and attainment thresholds deemed equivalent.
    What will I study?
    Proposed ModulesNo of CreditsClass hours per week
     Introduction to Social Media Applications  10  3
    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this programme learners will have the ability to:
    • Differentiate between the social networking sites
    • Recognise competitors strategies
    • Set up a variety of social network sites
    • Set up and successfully manage a blog
    • Share multimedia content
    • Understand how to use and maintain applications
    • Link social media pages
    • Understand the business value of social media
    Follow-on courses
    Learners can use credits awarded to gain exemptions from similar elective modules on 1st year degree and higher certificate programmes in the School of Business.
    • Contact: Anne Brennan, Life Long Learning, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by
    • E- Mail: anne.brennan@lyit.ie
    • Telephone: (074) 9186175