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?

See our module list below for 2018:


Date Module CreditsCost
17 Jan - 29 Apr 2018 &
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:

Community Education

Date Module CreditsCost
3 Mar 2018 SP139: Community Health
This module seeks to provide a broad understanding of health in Irish society, particularly from a community perspective. It begins by looking at health issues within the context of international definitions and a national policy framework. It then examines the role of the individual, the community and society in determining health. It also examines the specifics of the Irish health system in terms of current policy, structures, financing and legislation.
5 ECTS €330

Tel: 091 495241/495472 • Email:
Applications should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date the couse is being held.

Early Childhood Studies

Date Module CreditsCost
2 & 3 Feb 2018 (Galway) OR 9 & 10 Feb 2018 (Limerick) ECS303: Management Skills for Childcare Environments 10 ECTS €660
9 & 10 Feb 2018 (Galway) ECS101: Psychology – The Developing Child 1 10 ECTS €660
10 Feb 2018 AND 10 Mar 2018 (Galway)
ECS202: Implementing the Early Years Curriculum 10 ECTS €660
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:


Date Module Credits Cost
Sept 2017 - Aug 2018 Advanced Studies in French Literature 10 ECTS

€1710 for all three courses.

They are delivered over the course 
of the academic year via weekly
(Monday) evening classes on campus.

Sept 2017 - Aug 2018 Advanced French for Written
and Oral Communications
Sept 2017 - Aug 2018 Extended Essay in French 5 ECTS
Nov 2017 - Feb 2018 Archaeology Practice 1 5 ECTS €375

Applications are now closed for CPD courses in Humanities for 2017-18

 IT Online

Date Module CreditsCost
Aug – Oct
Oct – Dec
Jan - Mar
Mar - May
 Fundamentals of Programming  5 ECTS €1,100
Oct – Dec
Jan – Mar               
May - July
Software Engineering*
Provides students with the fundamental software engineering knowledge necessary to develop and deliver quality software. 
10 ECTS €1,100
Aug – Oct
Oct – Dec
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
Oct – Dec                    
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
Jan – Mar                 
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
Jan – Mar Artificial Intelligence*
Introduction to fundamental concepts and techniques used in Artificial Intelligence (AI). Highlights significant real-world applications of AI (including Prolog-programming).
5 ECTS €1,100

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

Check your eligability. Further information at


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

Date Module CreditsCost
15 & 16 Feb (Maynooth) or 22 & 23 Feb (Galway) 2018 Course Delivery 5 ECTS €330

Phil Gilmore • Tel: 091 494060 • Email: