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?

Please see modules below for 2018/2019 academic year. Contact the administrators below regarding the CPD modules listed. For general CPD enquiries, you can email:

Business & Management

Date Module CreditsCost
7/8 March
TE1107: Critical Thinking for Leaders
This module aims to develop the leader's critical thinking and problem analysis skills to identify effective ways of finding solutions to a range of problems.   
5 ECTS €330


Contact: 091 494055 • Email:

Date Module CreditsCost
18 Jan & 21 Mar, 2019
(14 week course)
EC201: Microeconomics; Business & Management
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. The course is designed as an advanced introductory level and some familiarity with calculus is required for this course.
5 ECTS €390

Louise Coyle • 091 495786 • Email:
Dr Brendan Kennelly • 091 493094 • Email:

Community Education

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

Contact: 091 495241/495472 • Email:

Early Childhood Studies

Date Module CreditsCost
9 Mar 2019 ECS103: Creative Development in Early Years 5 ECTS €330
9 Mar 2019 ECS307: Understanding Children's Early Learning
5 ECTS €330

Contact: Suzanne Golden • 091 492659 • Email:


Date Module CreditsCost
2 Feb 2019 SP1115: The Sociology of Identity and Belonging
This module will introduce students to theories and key debates relating to ‘identity’ and ‘belonging’ in a globalised world. Students will review different forms of identity constructs which are central to contemporary society, including culture, nationality, gender and social class. They will enter into a debate around migrant identities, the impact of migration on the individual’s life trajectories, identities and understanding of ‘home’ both ‘real’ and ‘imagined’.
10 ECTS €780
30March 2019 SP1116 Teaching Methodologies for Politics and Society 
This module aims to provide students with the ability to examine and critically engage with the subject of ‘Politics and Society’. It will allow them to effectively teach and engage with the subject. It will provide students with the skills and confidence to create a collaborative, participative learning environment for those studying the subject in a second level context.
 5 ECTS  €390

Contact: Lisa Walshe • 091 495787 • Email:

IT Online

Date Module CreditsCost
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
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
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



Date Module CreditsCost
Jan - May (Semester 2) MK5129: Inbound Marketing*
Hubspot, the acknowledged global leader in Inbound Marketing, promotes a simple but powerful model based around four primary actions (Attract, Convert, Close, Delight) that businesses must take in order to get more visitors, leads, customers, and promoters. Included in this methodology are the tools and technology that companies typically use to accomplish these goals.
5 ECTS €435

Tel: 091 495786 • Email:

*NB: Entry Requirements: Minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in any discipline or a high 2.2 undergraduate degree, with a minimum of three years’ work experience relevant to the module, as determined by the Programme Director. Please submit a CV outlining the relevant experience.

Science & Technology – Level 7 & 8

Level 7
Date Module CreditsCost
Aug 2019 Chemistry 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Introduction to Management 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Information Technology 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Introduction to Operations Engineering 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Physics 1 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Maths 2 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Statistics 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Operations Engineering 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Introduction to Quality Management 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Analytical Chemistry 6 ECTS €380
Level 8
Date Module CreditsCost
Aug 2019 Applied Innovation 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Materials Science & Processes 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Environmental Science 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Human Anatomy & Physiology 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Mechanics of Solids 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Problem Solving Tools & Techniques 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Enterprise Modelling & Simulation 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Automation 1 6 ECTS €380
Aug 2019 Manufacturing Technology 6 ECTS €380

Contact: 091 494060 • 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 €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


Further information

Training & Education

Date Module CreditsCost
28-February-1-March Course Delivery 5 €330
11-March The Learning Process 5 €330

Contact: 091 494055 • Email:

CPD Timetable 2018-19