The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development has now made it even easier to experience learning through CPD - Continuing Professional Development.

What is CPD?

CPD is a process by which you manage your own professional knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis. CPD gives you the opportunity to record, review and reflect on your learning. It is essential for continued employment and advancement.

How does CPD work?

You can take a selection of modules on a separate, standalone basis. Our modules are industry focused and provide an ideal opportunity to upskill in your profession and add to your CPD portfolio.

What modules are available through CPD?

Some modules have been completed for the 2017/2018 academic year. Modules for 2018/2019 academic year will be uploaded in August/September 2018.  See lists below of sample modules offered.

Community Education

Sample modules offered: Social Inclusion, Civic Engagement & the Modern State, Community Health, Volunteering: Theory, Policy & Practice

Contact: 091 495241/495472 • Email:


Date Module CreditsCost
21 Mar - 1 Jul 2018 EC201: Intermediate Microeconomics
This course is designed for students from a non-economics background who are thinking of applying for a postgraduate programme that requires applicants to have taken a preparatory course in microeconomics.
5 ECTS €330

Tel: 091 495786 • Email:

Early Childhood Studies

Date Module CreditsCost
3 Mar 2018 (Galway) OR 10 Mar 2018 (Limerick) ECS306: Working in Varied Care & Education Settings 5 ECTS €330
10 Mar 2018 (Galway) ECS103: Creative Development in Early Years 5 ECTS €330

Valerie Kelly • Tel: 091 492080 • Email:

Sample modules offered: Health, Hygiene & Nutrition in Early Childhood, Promoting Inclusion in Early Years Care and Education, The Child and Family in Irish Law, Effective Leadership for the Childcare Sector, Child Protection & Safety in Childcare Services, Management Skills for Childcare Environments, Psychology – The Developing Child 1 & 2, Implementing the Early Years Curriculum, Working in Varied Care & Education Settings, Creative Development in Early Years


Sample modules offered: Advanced Studies in French Literature, Advanced French for Written and Oral Communications, Extended Essay in French, Archaeology Practice 1

Contact: 091 492144 • Email:

IT Online

Date Module CreditsCost
Mar - May Fundamentals of Programming  5 ECTS €1,100
May - July
Software Engineering*
Provides students with the fundamental software engineering knowledge necessary to develop and deliver quality software. 
10 ECTS €1,100
Mar - May            
May - July
Object Oriented Design*
Introduces students to Object Oriented Design, the Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.
5 ECTS €1,100
May – July Distributed Systems and the Cloud*
Provides a good understanding of designing and implementing internet based distributed applications. Uses Java and API's to create networked applications. 
5 ECTS €1,100
Mar – May Object Oriented Programming*
This module provides detailed coverage of Object Oriented (OO) programming principles. It focuses on programming in Java, an OO language that is modern, vendor-independent, and widely used in industry.
5 ECTS €1,100

*Prior to registering, you may need to complete one of the other modules from the list above.

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Digital Marketing Strategy and Management, Marketing Analytics

Contact: 091 492741 • Email:

Science & Technology – Level 7 & 8

Level 7: Maths 1, Organisational Behaviour, Physics 2, Biology & Biotechnology 1 & 2, Introduction to Environmental Science, Science, Technology & Innovation, Database Applications, Introduction to Management Science, Analytical Chemistry, Design of Engineering Systems

Level 8: Product & Process Development, Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Automation 2, Machine Design, Quality Science & Six Sigma, Lean Thinking Lean Tools, Biocompatibility & Device Design, Medical Device Science

Contact: 091 495845 • Email:

Social Care

Social Care Management and Leadership in Social Care Settings

Contact: 091 493874 • Email:

Technology Management (Level 9)

Date Module CreditsCost
Jan - May People Management for Technology Organisations 10 €875
Jan - May Six Sigma 10 €875
Jan - May Managing Technology Projects 5 €875
Jan - May Improving Business Processes 5 €875
Jan - May Technology, Finance & Capital 5 €875
Jan - May Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship 5


Further information

Training & Education

Sample modules offered: The Virtual Learning Environment, Organisational Management: Human Resources, Problem Management and Creativity, Critical Thinking, Coaching for Improved Performance, Quality Assurance: Monitoring, Evaluation Assessment, Management of Innovation, Quality Assurance: Monitoring, Evaluation Assessment, Course Design, Learning in Groups, Project Planning, Management and Evaluation, Understanding Communities, Course Delivery

Contact: 091 494060 • Email: