University Programmes now offered at your local remote working hub in West Cork

Ludgate Launches Two Accredited University Programmes in Collaboration with Technological University of the Shannon Midland Midwest and

We are thrilled to announce the introduction of two accredited university programmes in partnership with the Technological University of the Shannon Midland Midwest (TUS) and 


These innovative programmes are a part of the Learning in the Hubs initiative, a collaborative effort between Connected Hubs and TUS, specifically the Faculty of Continuing, Professional, Online, and Distance Learning’s TUS Learning Gate concept. This ground-breaking initiative aims to bring third-level education to communities all across Ireland through the Connected Hubs network, enabling adult learners to study locally within a supportive group environment.


The two programmes offered through this collaboration are the Certificate in Business in Entrepreneurship and the Bachelor of Business degree programme. The Certificate in Business in Entrepreneurship aims to empower and support potential entrepreneurs, start-ups, and local businesses, while the Bachelor of Business degree programme seeks to increase access to higher education for adult learners.


One of the unique features of these programmes is the inclusion of industry expert lecturers who bring extensive experience and real-life examples into the classroom. This approach bridges the gap between theoretical learning and practical application, enabling participants to apply their newfound knowledge in the workplace and real-life scenarios.


“This collaboration removes barriers that may hinder people from gaining a degree. Remote learning is a great option to offer students” said Rose Minihane, Education Innovation Manager at Ludgate. These programmes, delivered fully in Ludgate, provide brilliant opportunities in terms of Support and flexibility. Returning to education can significantly boost someone’s confidence to re-enter the workforce, making it a crucial step for career progression.


Furthermore, TUS collaborates with graduates to offer additional progression opportunities upon completion of a course, encouraging individuals to embark on a path of lifelong learning. TUS currently offers courses ranging from certificate to Masters level both online and in person at one of their six campus locations across the country. This emphasis on continuous education is particularly relevant in today’s competitive employment landscape.


Ludgate, TUS, and are excited to join forces to make lifelong learning more accessible and impactful for individuals throughout Ireland. With the support of this initiative, adult learners can pursue higher education and acquire the skills needed for personal and professional growth.


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