Welcome to Adult Learning

Welcome to the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development. We offer an extensive range of Professional, Part-time and Evening courses. Our flexible courses allow you to study at your own pace in a wide range of subject areas. Whether you are upskilling for employment or for your own personal development, we have the course for you!

Who we are

We have over forty years experience working with adult learners, local communities and organisations. We offer a wide range of affordable and flexible part-time courses in a variety of subject areas such as the Humanities, Community Education, Social Sciences, Business & Management, Science & Technology and Training & Education.

We offer courses with Certificate, Diploma, Degree, and Master awards. They can range from a short 8-week course in Creative Writing to a Masters in Software Engineering & Database Technologies. 

There are a number of flexible ways in which you can study our courses (i.e. classroom-based, online) that will allow you to study at your own pace and fit studies around your work and personal life. More information here.

Continuing Professional Development - CPD

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

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

You can take one module or a selection of modules on a standalone basis. Our modules are industry focused and provide an ideal opportunity to upskill in your profession and add to your CPD portfolio. More information here.

International Summer School

Each summer we welcome over three hundred international students with an interest in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Archaeology, Geology and Ecology.

The courses on offer will bring you a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area and are taught by expert lecturers and educational professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter.

Educational field trips are an integral part of the courses and will provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway city and many other parts of Ireland. More information here.