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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
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.
Training & Education (Foundation Dip)
Train the Trainer
This part time course runs frequently throughout the year in various locations around Ireland,
- Attendance at two 2-day workshops (with an interval of 3 weeks between the two workshops)
- Essential Trainer Skills Module
- Submission of an assignment
Foundation Diploma (Training and Education)
Essential Trainer Skills: This programme equips participants with the key trainer competencies necessary to function effectively in a modern work environment
Essential Trainer Skills (Sports Coaches): This programme enables those with sports coaching roles to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills in coaching for performance improvement.
Foundation Diploma (Skills for Professional Development)
This programme focuses on the development of skills that are seen as central to enhanceing life courses and employment capacity
Module: Skills for Professional Development
Foundation Diploma (Assessment: Theory & Practice)
This programme provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to design and develop a range of assessment strategies that are constructively aligned with learning outcomes and that comply with FETAC (or equivalent) guidelines.
Module: Assessment: Theory and Practice
Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on 1st January of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants typically have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education. Applicants will be expected to have basic computer skill competence and should have access to the internet.
approx. 12 weeks
Next start date: October 2015
ECTS weighting: 10
Awards: Foundation Diploma in Training and Education
Closing date: Please contact the Programme Administrator
NFQ level: 7
When you have completed the course you will be able to:
- Explain the various concepts of training and education;
- Describe learning in adulthood;
- Explain different learning styles and learning preferences;
- Carry out a training needs analysis;
- Write course aims and learning outcomes;
- Select appropriate delivery methods;
- Establish a positive learning environment;
- Carry out a training evaluation;
- Explain the importance of quality systems in training
Applications and selections
Application Open Date: Thursday, 2nd April, 2015: Apply here
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following:
- Job-seekers Benefit
- Job-seekers Allowance
- One-parent family allowance
- Disability allowance
- Community Employment Scheme
- or signing for social insurance contribution credits
Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information. Supporting documentation relating to the above eligibility categories will be required as part of your scholarship application (e.g. a letter from the Dept. of Social Protection).
Requirements and assessment
Find out more
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, Galway
T 353 91 494055
F 353 91 528905