Open Learning Programme

People have expressed an interest in an open learning programme run by Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)  and New Horizon. We are now able to announce:


  • The programme will start on Thursday 25th January in AIT
  • It will run each Thursday from 11:00 to 16:30 for a period of thirteen (13) weeks
  • Twenty (20) places are available on the programme on a first come, first served basis
  • Online courses will be offered in English language, Mathematics and Information Technology
  • College lecturers will be available to help as necessary
  • Learners can make use of library and computer access facilities in AIT
  • People who satisfactorily complete the early learning courses can progress to online courses in Engineering, Science, Humanities or Business
  • Funding is available from New Horizon to enable people to do further, certified, courses in Engineering, Science, Humanities or Business
  • AIT will issue a certificate of completion for this programme. Course providers will issue a certificate for satisfactory completion of certified courses.
  • The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 17th If you wish to attend please fill out the ‘Online Education’ form sent to you in a separate email
  • A planning meeting will be held in the Education room on site at 12:00 on Wednesday 17th Paper application forms can be submitted then too.

This is a very valuable opportunity and is the first time to be offered in Ireland. We would strongly encourage people to take part.


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