he 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 or download our CPD Timetable 2017 here if you would like to see the modules that were available this year.

The modules available through CPD in 2017-18 will be published in mid-summer.

Community Education

Date Module CreditsCost
  SP184: Understanding Conflict
This module examines the theory and practice of conflict transformation and peace building.
5 ECTS €330
  SP147: Youth and Society
The aim of this module is to focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of youth work.
5 ECTS €330
  SP139: Community Health
This module seeks to provide a broad understanding of health in Irish society, particularly from a community perspective.
5 ECTS €330

APPLY ONLINE

or contact Course Coordinator • Tel: 091 495241/495472 • Email: communityed@nuigalway.ie

Early Childhood Studies

Date Module CreditsCost
9th & 10th February 2018 (Galway) ECS101: Psychology – The Developing Child 1 10 ECTS €660
10th March 2018 (Galway) ECS103: Creative Development in Early Years 5 ECTS €330
10th & 11th November 2017 (Galway) ECS102: Child Protection & Safety in Childcare Services    10 ECTS €660
14th October 2017 (Galway) ECS104: Health, Hygiene & Nutrition in Early Childhood    5 ECTS €330
10 February 2018 (Galway) ECS202: Implementing the Early Years Curriculum 10 ECTS €660
3rd & 4th November 2017 (Galway) ECS203: Psychology – The Developing Child 2 10 ECTS €660
6th & 7th October 2017 (Galway) ECS204: Quality Awareness in Early Learning 10 ECTS €660
13th January 2018  (Galway)   
ECS205:  The Child and Family in Irish Law       5 ECTS €330
8th & 9th September 2017 (Galway) AND 15th & 16th September 2017 (Limerick) ECS301: Children & Families in Society 10 ECTS €660
4th November 2017 (Galway) AND 11th November 2017 (Limerick) ECS302: Effective Leadership for the Childcare Sector 5 ECTS €330
2nd & 3rd February 2018 (Galway) AND 9th & 10th February 2018 (Limerick) ECS303: Management Skills for Childcare Environments 10 ECTS €660
7th October 2017 (Galway) AND 21 October 2017 (Limerick) ECS304: Social Research Methodologies 5 ECTS €330
3rd March 2018 (Galway) AND 10th March 2018 (Limerick) ECS306: Working in Varied Care & Education Settings 5 ECTS €330
12th & 13th January 2018 (Galway) AND 19th & 20th January 2018 (CORK) AND 26th & 27th January 2018 (Maynooth) ECS401: Promoting Inclusion in Early Years Care and Education 10 ECTS €660
7th October 2017 (Galway) AND 21th October 2017 (Cork) AND 28th October 2017 (Maynooth) ECS402: Critical Reflection on Learning & Practice    5 ECTS €330
25th & 26th August 2017 (Galway) AND 1st & 2nd September (Cork) AND 8th & 9th September 2017 (Maynooth) ECS403: Irish Social, Family & Early Years Policy: Critical Analysis 10 ECTS €660

APPLY ONLINE

or contact Valerie Kelly• Tel: 091 492080 • Email: earlychildhood@nuigalway.ie

Humanities

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
10 ECTS
Sept 2017-Aug 2018 Extended Essay in French 5 ECTS
TBC Archaeology Practice 1 5 ECTS €390

Apply Online

For application advice please contact:  Catherine Geraghty • Tel: 091 492144 • Email: catherine.geraghty@nuigalway.ie 

 IT Online

Date Module CreditsCost
Oct – Dec
Jan - Mar
Mar - May
 Fundamentals of Programming  5 ECTS €1,100
Oct – Dec
Jan – Mar                
Mar – May
Software Engineering*
Provides students with the fundamental software engineering knowledge necessary to develop and deliver quality software. 
10 ECTS €1,100
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.
NOTE: APPLICATIONS CLOSE 7 WEEKS BEFORE MODULE DATE

Check your eligability. Further information at www.nuigalway.ie/itonline

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Marketing

Date Module CreditsCost
  MK5106: Digital Marketing Strategy and Management

Providing you with the knowledge and skill-set to devise and execute digital marketing campaigns which can be integrated into the overall marketing strategy of your organisation.

10 ECTS €1,500
  MK5104: Marketing Analytics

Introduces you to the major components of marketing and sales analytics using current analytical tools and techniques to support data-driven decisions.

5 ECTS €850

APPLY ONLINE

or contact Dr. Declan Fleming • Tel: 091 492741 • Email: declan.fleming@nuigalway.ie

Technology Management (Level 9)

Date Module CreditsCost
Aug - Dec Managing Innovation 5 €875
Aug - Dec Product Design and Development 5 €875
Aug - Dec Innovation and Technology Transfer 5 €875
Aug - Dec Marketing Technology Products 5 €875
Aug - Dec Information Systems and Software Management 5 €875
Aug - Dec Strategy and Management of Technology 10 €1750

Applications Closed for semester 1 modules

Further information www.aua.ie

Training & Education

Date Module CreditsCost
October-4/5 Maynooth or October-10/11 Galway 2017 Management of Training & Education 10 ECTS €660
9/10 October, Galway;  12/13 October Maynooth Political & Social Context of Education 10 ECTS €660
October-13 2017 The Virtual Learning Environment 10 ECTS €660
November-7/8 2017 Organisational Management: Human Resources 10 ECTS €660
November 2017 TBC Problem Management and Creativity 5 ECTS €330
November 2017 TBC Critical Thinking 10 ECTS €660
November 2017 TBC Bullying and Harassment 5 ECTS €330
January-3/4 2018 Coaching for Improved Performance 10 ECTS €660
January-4/5 2018 Quality Assurance: Monitoring, Evaluation Assessment 10 ECTS €660
January-9/10 2018 Management of Innovation 10 ECTS €660
January-9/10 Maynooth or January-16/17 Galway 2018 Course Design 10 ECTS €660
11/12 January, 2018  Galway; 18/19 January Maynooth      Learning in Groups 10 ECTS €660
January-12 2018 Project Planning, Management and Evaluation 5 ECTS €330
January-17 2018 Understanding Communities 5 ECTS €330
February-15/16 Maynooth or February-22/23 Galway 2018 Course Delivery 5 ECTS €330
February 2018 TBC Business & Negotiation Skills 5 ECTS €330
March 2018 TBC Psychological Trauma 5 ECTS €330

APPLY ONLINE

or contact Phil Gilmore • Tel: 091 494060 • Email: phil.gilmore@nuigalway.ie

 

Science & Technology - Diploma Cycle (Level 7)

Date Module CreditsCost
19 Aug 2017 Introduction to Learning 6 ECTS €380
19 Aug 2017 Operations Engineering 6 ECTS €380
19 Aug 2017 Physics 1 6 ECTS €380
19 Aug 2017 Maths 2 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Introduction to Management 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Information Technology 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Introduction to Operations Engineering 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Statistics 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Introduction to Quality Management 6 ECTS €380
26 Aug 2017 Molecular Medicine 6 ECTS €380
9 Sept 2017 Chemistry 6 ECTS €380

 

Applications Closed for semester 1 modules

Contact: Niamh McHugh • Tel: 091 495845 • Email: niamh.mchugh@nuigalway.ie

Science & Technology - Degree Cycle (Level 8)

Date Module CreditsCost
19 Aug 2017 Applied Innovation 6 ECTS €380
19 Aug 2017 Environmental Science 6 ECTS €380
2 Sept 2017 Materials Science & Processes 6 ECTS €380
2 Sept 2017 Human Anatomy & Physiology 6 ECTS €380
2 Sept 2017 Mechanics of Solids 6 ECTS €380
2 Sept 2017 Cell Biology 6 ECTS  €380
9 Sept 2017 Enterprise Modelling & Simulation 6 ECTS €380
9 Sept 2017 Problem Solving Tools & Techniques 6 ECTS €380
16 Sept 2017 Automation 1 (Tutorials held in University of Limerick) 6 ECTS €380
16 Sept 2017 Manufacturing Technology (Tutorials held in University of Limerick) 6 ECTS €380
Applications Closed for semester 1 modules

Contact: Niamh McHugh • Tel: 091 495845 • Email: niamh.mchugh@nuigalway.ie

 

Social Care

Date Module CreditsCost
 2.5 days (23rd Sept + 20th Oct + 11th Nov 2017) Social Care Management and Leadership in Social Care Settings 10 €660

APPLY ONLINE 

or Contact Yvonne Forde • Tel: 091 493874 • Email: enquiriessocialcare@nuigalway.ie