About CPD Modules

A number of our modules are funded by the Government's Modular Skills Provision initiative to cover 90% to 100% of the fees. Eligibility criteria are the same as for Springboard+ courses.

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DT1165 Intro to Management Science
Beginning: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
Introduction to Management Science is a module designed to give you an understanding of management science as a discipline that can help managers solve problems and make good decisions.


Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/01/22 €391.50
BS1150 Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Beginning: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022
The module aims to:
Present a curriculum in the area of technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
Provide easy-to-access, state-of-the-art reference material in the area of technology innovation and entrepreneurship to help learners to understand the essential fundamental concepts involved in the discipline.

Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/01/22 €391.50
ECS301 Children and Families in Society
Beginning: Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
This module examines children and families and how they interact with, and are affected by, the wider society in which they live. The module looks at different definitions of ‘family’, and considers key theories of family life. It outlines historical notions of the family and the impacts of culture on the family. It discusses children’s lives and contemporary and historical ideas about childhood.

Application deadline and delivery dates To be Confirmed.

Credits: 10. Cost: €665.
2022/01/31 €665
MK8104 Negotiation Skills
Beginning: Friday, Feb. 4, 2022
Negotiation is a dialogue to discover common ground among parties with differing aims, needs and perspectives in order to achieve a solution that as far as possible meets people's interests. It is a process by which parties pursue a mutually acceptable outcome, which typically involves elements of creativity and compromise. Dates are subject to change.

Closing date for applications: 18 Jan 2022
Credits: 5. Cost: €405.
2022/02/04 €405
BST154 The Lean Organisation and Technology
Beginning: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Lean environmental management is based on the concept of continuous improvement of an organisation’s environmental performance over time. In this way the organisation's environmental plan is continuously changing in line with its activities as well as external influencing factors such as environmental legislation, changes in technology, and market pressures.
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/02/12 €391.50
SP3200 Introduction to Human Rights; Rights and Responsibilities
Beginning: Monday, Feb. 14, 2022
This module will introduce students to the study of human rights. It will examine the philosophical origins of human rights and will examine a range of human rights issues and abuses at both domestic and global levels. It will provide theoretical and practical frameworks for understanding human rights issues. The role and function of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations will be explored in terms of how they promote, implement and protect human rights.
Credits: 5. Cost: €370.
2022/02/14 €370
ET1514 Exercise Prescription for Rehabilitation
Beginning: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
The candidate will be expected to be familiar with the case for and against exercise in relation to disease prevention and treatment of disease and disability. In addition the candidate should understand the mechanisms of benefit, the guidelines and safety considerations for exercise prescription. T
Credits: 5. Cost: €850.
2022/02/15 €850
ET1504 Exercise in Population Health and Exercise as Therapy
Beginning: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
The candidate will be expected to be familiar with the case for and against exercise in relation to disease prevention and treatment of disease and disability. In addition the candidate should understand the mechanisms of benefit, the guidelines and safety considerations for exercise prescription.
Credits: 10. Cost: €850.
2022/02/15 €850
BS1142 Product & Process Development
Beginning: Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022
In Product and Process Development, you are introduced to the methods and techniques used to take an initial idea for a new product concept from the drawing board right through to the marketplace. As you progress through the course, you will be introduced to the different stages involved in developing a new product:
1 Identification of customer needs
2 Concept generation
3 Concept selection
4 Concept testing
5 Product specification
6 Product launch
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/02/26 €391.50
ECS307 Understanding Children’s Early Learning
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 7, 2022
Contemporary understandings of childhood construct the child as an active agent in matters that affect their lives. Underpinned by the sociological understanding of childhood, this approach portrays the young child as an active and confident agent, and as a catalyst for their own learning and development.
Credits: 5. Cost: €350.
2022/03/07 €350
ECS202 Implementing the Early Years Curriculum
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 7, 2022
This module examines underlying theories on educational activities and play for babies and children (0-8). The module examines a range of early childhood educational philosophies, including Montessori, HighScope, Reggio Emilia, Steiner, and ‘Play Based’. In addition, the module analyses Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework in relation to devising suitable educational activities and play. Application deadline: 1 February.
Credits: 10. Cost: €665.
2022/03/07 €665
CT619 Object Oriented Programming
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 14, 2022
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. Recognising that programming requires skill as well as knowledge, this module places emphasis on the practical aspects of developing significant Java programs using a professional development environment. Application deadline 16 January 2022
Credits: 5. Cost: €550.
2022/03/14 €550
CT5157 Data Mining
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 14, 2022
This module introduces Data Mining before getting into the detail of the subject area with the following topics:
Data Preprocessing
Association Rules
Classification
Evaluation
Clustering

Application deadline 16 January 2022
Credits: 5. Cost: €550.
2022/03/14 €550
AY620 Technology Finance and Capital
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 21, 2022
The module content is designed to apply the theories and concepts of Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Finance to the decision making process within small, medium and global organisations. The financial strategies associated with the achievement of predetermined key performance indicators are fully explored within the module. Application deadline: 30 January 2022
Credits: 5. Cost: €875.
2022/03/21 €875
MG616 Improving Business Processes
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 21, 2022
When trying to improve a process, one must understand the entire process from start to finish before making any changes. This module provides students with a detailed strategic process to implement the Business Process Management (BPM) discipline within an organisation. The BPM lifecycle is a continuous improvement procedure that can be utilised across all processes. Application deadline 30 Jan 2022.
Credits: 5. Cost: €895.
2022/03/21 €895
EC201 Intermediate Microeconomics (March)
Beginning: Monday, Mar. 28, 2022
This course is designed for students from a non-economics background who are thinking of applying for a postgraduate programme such as the M. Sc. (Health Economics or MSc (Global Environmental Economics) at NUI Galway that requires applicants to have taken a preparatory course in microeconomics.
Entry Requirement: An honours degree (2-2 or better) in any discipline.
Application Deadline: 18 Jan
Credits: 5. Cost: €370.
2022/03/28 €370
BS1164 Machine Design
Beginning: Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022
This module focuses on the core methodologies required to design various machines and machine parts.This module introduces students to the theory behind Simple and compound machines, reliability of a system, gearing and gear ratio theory, spring decision and design criteria. Machine Design also introduces the students to some 3D printing for assembly. This helps introduce and develop the students’ 3D modelling skills.

Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/04/02 €391.50
BS1154 Quality Science – Six Sigma
Beginning: Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022
This course will give candidates a solid foundation in Quality Science & Six Sigma. Candidates will explore the history and development of Quality Science and the emergence of Six Sigma. You will develop a broad understanding of Six Sigma methodology [DMAIC] and the range of Six Sigma tools and techniques applicable in a Manufacturing or Service environment. Candidates will also get the opportunity to develop a working knowledge of the Statistical software package Minitab.
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/04/02 €391.50
BST156 Environmental Legislation and Compliance
Beginning: Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022
Knowledge of current minimum legal expectations for environmental compliance is fundamental to achieving good environmental management in industrial and commercial environments. This module is aimed at professionals, will provide students with a practical foundation in the principles of compliance and risk management for corporations in Ireland. Application deadline 24 March 2022.
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/04/02 €391.50
BS1158 Biocompatibility & Device Design
Beginning: Saturday, Apr. 2, 2022
In recent years, the role of biomaterials has been influenced considerably by advances in many areas of biology, engineering and chemistry as well as advances in surgical techniques and instruments.



Credits: 5. Cost: €380.
2022/04/02 €380
CT621 Artificial Intelligence
Beginning: Monday, May. 16, 2022
The module begins by examining the concept of AI and as well highlighting some important real-world applications of AI. It then presents search strategies currently employed in AI research. This is developed further by the examination of the functional programming language Prolog. The second half of the module looks at Knowledge Representation and Machine Learning. It also deals with the topic of uncertainty in AI. Application deadline 20 March 2022.
Credits: 5. Cost: €550.
2022/05/16 €550
CT5114 Distributed Systems and Cloud Technologies
Beginning: Monday, May. 16, 2022
The module will provide students with a good understanding of how to design and implement internet based distributed applications. The emphasis will be on explaining and evaluating the standard APIs and frameworks that are commonly used. Application deadline 20 March 2022
Credits: 5. Cost: €550.
2022/05/16 €550
CT618 Object Oriented Design
Beginning: Monday, May. 16, 2022
Application deadline 20 March 2022. This course emphasises a holistic view to the development of software systems: software engineering encompasses technology, business, organisational and human concerns. The course brings together the various software components (technology) and the diverse issues impacting their development (process, project, people) to improve software product quality. .
Credits: 5. Cost: €550.
2022/05/16 €550
DT1163 Analytical Chemistry
Beginning: Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022
The aim of this module is to give you an introduction to some of the methods used in analytical chemistry and provide you with a good understanding of the molecular processes underlying these analytical methods. Equipped with this information, you should be able to analyse and tackle real-life chemical problems.
The module introduces analytical chemistry by describing the entire lifecycle of a sample: how to obtain, pre-treat, and analyse it.
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/09/01 €391.50
BS1145 Management Information Systems
Beginning: Sunday, Sep. 4, 2022
This course on Management Information Systems will discuss the design and implementation of various ERP, CRM and SCM systems and critique management approaches to IS strategy and planning. We will examine the value of strategic IS planning to organisations using MIS strategy models and frameworks and highlight how decision-making and alignment are dependent on well-designed and integrated systems.
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2022/09/04 €391.50
ECS101 Psychology – The Developing Child 1
Beginning: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
The objective of this module is to introduce a range of theories in relation to the holistic development of young children and to look at their application in early childhood care and practice settings. The module will also provide students with an insight into atypical child development. The module will look at the role of adults in planning a child-centred environment.
Credits: 10. Cost: €665.
2022/10/01 €665
EYS1114 Integrated Community-Based Work Practice
Beginning: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
This module explores the theoretical underpinning to integrated community-based work, looks at past approaches, and critically examines the ‘new’ direction in service provision. In particular, the module draws on the ethic of care and social ecological theories to analyse universal and targeted community-based responses to children and families, including such services as home support, child protection, disability services and programmes designed to address inclusion.
Delivery dates TBC
Credits: 5. Cost: €500.
2022/10/01 €500
EYS1115 Contemporary Perspectives on Play, Learning and Pedagogy
Beginning: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
This module explores contemporary issues and perspectives on play, learning and pedagogy concerning ECEC. Drawing from a range of theoretical perspectives, learners will explore and analyse existing debates, emerging issues and current approaches, with the aim of developing critical and reflective thinking skills, enabling transformative practice within the early years sector.
Credits: 10. Cost: €960.
2022/10/01 €960
ECS103 Creative Development in Early Years
Beginning: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
This module will allow students the opportunity to explore and understand their role as facilitators and supporters of creative expression in young children. A theoretical approach will be used to consider the value of extending play through the use of music, movement, storytelling, art and drama in early years’ settings.
Credits: 5. Cost: €350.
2022/10/01 €350
EYS1112 Children’s Rights and Well Being: Current Issue
Beginning: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
This module will take as a starting point the ‘recognition that human rights are the entitlement of all people, acknowledging that children are individual rights holders. It will also recognise that children have specific rights through the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child under which they have a right to achieve their full potential and participate in decisions that affect their lives. (Dates subject to change)
Credits: 10. Cost: €960.
2022/10/01 €960
BS1144 Project Management
Beginning: Monday, Jan. 9, 2023
The aim of the Project Management module is to give you a broad overview of the methods and techniques that you can use to manage projects of any type, from their very earliest stages right through to their completion. In addition, it should help you develop a number of skills such as planning, problem solving and team building, in addition to leadership and communication skills
Credits: 5. Cost: €391.50.
2023/01/09 €391.50

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