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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
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.
Business & Management
|7 Sept||TE170: The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
This module aims to provide an understanding of electronic learning technologies and their adaption in designing, implementing and moderating courses in a virtual learning environment.
||TE1740: Organisational Management HR
Focusing on the area of human resource development, this module adds to your training expertise by studying topics such as organisation development, employee involvement, training and team development.
|16 Nov||TE1105: Effective Leadership
In this module, you will learn about leadership theories, typologies and taxonomies. Such a foundation is seen as strengthening leadership styles, optimising organisational and sectoral culture and driving overall success.
Sample modules offered: Social Inclusion, Civic Engagement & the Modern State, Community Health, Volunteering: Theory, Policy & Practice
Contact: 091 495241/495472 • Email: email@example.com
18 January 2019 and
21 March 2019
Delivered online over 14 weeks
|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.
Early Childhood Studies
|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|
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
|Sept 2018 - May 2019||FR135: Literature & Culture in Modern France*||10 ECTS||€1,395|
|Sept 2018 - May 2019||FR136: Proficiency in Oral and Written French*||10 ECTS|
|*These modules are being delivered together|
|Oct - Dec
||Fundamentals of Programming
Provides students with a solid foundation in the key concepts of functional programming, as well as an appreciation of object-oriented programming.
|Jan - Mar
Provides students with the fundamental software engineering knowledge necessary to develop and deliver quality software.
|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.
|Oct - Dec
May - July
|Object Oriented Design*
Introduces students to Object Oriented Design, the Unified Modelling Language (UML) and Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.
|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.
|May - July||Artificial Intelligence||5 ECTS||€1,100|
*Prior to registering, you may need to complete one of the other modules from the list above.
Check your eligibility. Further information at www.nuigalway.ie/itonline
Digital Marketing Strategy and Management, Marketing Analytics
Contact: 091 492741 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science & Technology – Level 7 & 8
|August 2018||Introduction to Learning||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Chemistry||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Introduction to Management||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Information Technology||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Introduction to Operations Engineering||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Physics 1||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Maths 2||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Statistics||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Operations Engineering||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Introduction to Quality Management||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||CAD Modelling||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Health & Safety Systems||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Management Information Systems||6 ECTS||€380|
|August 2018||Materials Science & Processes||6 ECTS||€380|
|September 2018||Human Anatomy & Physiology||6 ECTS||€380|
|September 2018||Mechanics of Solids||6 ECTS||€380|
|September 2018||Enterprise Modelling & Simulation||6 ECTS||€380|
|September 2018||Problem Solving Tools & Techniques||6 ECTS||€380|
|September 2018||Automation 1
|September 2018||Manufacturing Technology
Social Care Management and Leadership in Social Care Settings
Contact: 091 493874 • Email: email@example.com
Technology Management (Level 9)
|Aug - Dec||Strategy & Management of Technology||10||€1750|
|Aug - Dec||Information Systems & Software Management||5||€875|
|Aug - Dec||Managing Innovation||5||€875|
|Aug - Dec||Product Design & Development||5||€875|
|Aug - Dec||Innovation & Technology Transfer||5||€875|
|Aug - Dec||Marketing & Technology Products||5||€875|
|Jan - May||People Management for Technology Organisations||10||€1750|
|Jan - May||Six Sigma||10||€1750|
|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||
Training & Education
|6/7-September||Leading and Managing Strategically||10||€660|
|7-September||Virtual Learning Environment||10||€660|
|7-September||HR Development and Training for Work||5||€330|
|9/10-October||Political and Social Context of Education||10||€660|
|12-October||Online Learning Design||10||€660|
|18-October||Sports Performance Management||10||€660|
|18/19-October||Essential Trainer Skills||10||€595|
|7/8-November||Organisatonal Management: HR||10||€660|
|24-November||The Ethical Leader||5||€330|
Modules offered in Semester 2: 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