Anthony’s IT Story

Anthony successfully completed his Level 7 Ordinary Degree in Computing in 2004 and immediately gained employment in a local IT organisation as a software developer. In the last few years, Anthony has gained significant experiential learning and has completed numerous in-house training programmes.

When Anthony was informed about an innovative part time Masters programme in Computer Science available at ATU Donegal (then known as LYIT), he made inquiries. Although Anthony did not meet the normal academic entry requirements of an Honours Degree, he was informed by the RPL Facilitator at ATU Donegal that his experiential learning would be recognised when making his application.

Anthony submitted his RPL e-portfolio through website for assessment, which allowed him to present all the supporting evidence required for his application. He found the tool very user friendly and enjoyed preparing his portfolio.

“I really liked the way the tool was structured and how it gives examples of evidence that could be used to support my application. I was also delighted that LYIT put so much value on experiential learning as opposed to relying on just certified learning.”

Anthony was also interviewed before being accepted on to the programme.

How to Apply

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