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Level 6 Component Award in Digital Technology and Design

WebActivate 3.1 is an exciting new online publishing, digital marketing and entrepreneurship programme, that aims to equip participants to be self-employed web publishers and digital marketeers servicing local businesses in their area or to start new careers as digitally-skilled employees.

Part of the Government’s Momentum initiative, WebActivate is free-of-charge for eligible jobseekers who have been unemployed for 12 months or more. More information on eligibility can be found by visiting Momentum’s website.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have obtained a Component Certificate, awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology (50 ECTS credit value).


WebActivate is an 8 month full-time programme including modules in:

  • Web Publishing
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing and Sales
  • Web Authoring
  • Writing for the Web & Digital Content Management
  • Digital Industry, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Digital Photography & Graphics
  • Project Management & Self Employment Business Skills
  • Professional Skills for the Workplace

Structured freelance work placements

While on the programme, participants will gain valuable practical experience as they undertake structured freelance work placements, applying their new online publishing and digital marketing skills to WebActivate local businesses in their area.

8 Months Duration

Next programme commencing:

Dublin – June 2nd 2015

Galway – June 2nd 2015

Cork – June 2nd 2015


Level 6 Component Award (50 ECTS) in Digital Technology, Business and Design, awarded by Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)

Funded through the Momentum Programme, WebActivate is free-of-charge for eligible jobseekers.

Sinead O’Leary

“I’ve learnt so much in the short few months I’ve been in WebActivate and it’s fantastic. Now I have the confidence to take a step into the digital world and begin my new career all thanks to the Digital Skill Academy team.

Daniel Timothy McGrath

“Since beginning WebActivate I’ve definitely expanded my knowledge of the Digital industry and how to produce great content in areas such as Graphic design, Marketing & Web design. Within a very short time of beginning the Web authoring module, I was designing my very own websites from scratch”


Contact us today

1890 484 484

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  • Eligibility

    You may be eligible for a Momentum programme if you are:


    • Unemployed for 12 months or longer and
    • In receipt of Jobseekers Allowance/Benefit and or on the Live Register for 12 months or longer (signing on for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for 12 months or longer) and
    • Be actively seeking work.

    To confirm you eligibility, speak to your local/nearest Employment Service office to confirm your eligibility.


    Further information can be found on Momentum’s website.

  • Certification

    NFQ Level 6 DIT Special Purpose Award/50 ECTS credit Component Award in Digital Technology, Business & Design.

  • Career Planning Support

    We have a dedicated Careers Manager who provides all participants support with planning their career.

    During the course of the programme, participants will take part in workshops in CV Preparation and Interview Techniques. Participants will also work with our Careers Manager to optimise CVs for specific target roles and employers. We maintain a database of labour market intelligence and publish job opportunities to an online noticeboard for participants. Our Careers Manager seeks to match participants to opportunities, and support participants in managing their own job search targets and schedules. In addition, extensive supports are in place to aid participants who wish to pursue self-employment. This support will also be offered for a period of at least 6 months after programme completion.