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NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development

Nun's Island, Galway City, Galway, Republic of Ireland

Professional, part-time & evening courses at NUI Galway.

At the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway, 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. These courses are delivered via different modes of delivery such as Online learning, Blended learning and Classroom-based.

Whether you want to improve your skills for employment or for your own personal development, NUI Galway has the course for you! We have over 50 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 Business & Management, Science & Technology, Arts & Social Sciences, IT, Community Education, Early Childhood Studies and Training & Education – as well as short courses, CPD courses, Micro-credentials and Springboard courses.

NUI Galway is located on the west of Ireland, surrounded by the beautiful and spectacular landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way. Galway city is one of Ireland’s most vibrant and diverse hubs that caters a distinct culture for tourists and its students. Today, NUI Galway has over ninety buildings on its campus overlooking the River Corrib, offering picturesque scenery for its students.

For more information about the adult courses, part-time and evening classes at the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway, please view our courses below in Nightcourses.com’s Course Finder.

Archaeology of Ireland-Online (Diploma)
Online Learning, Archaeology Course

The Diploma in Irish Archaeology (Online) is aimed at anyone with an interest in the past, in archaeology, and/or Ireland. It can be enjoyed on several levels – as a general interest undertaking, a social learning experience, or a career-related qualification. The course caters for everyone and is enriched by the diversity of our participants.…

Automation and Control (Specialist Diploma)
Online Learning, Science & the Built Environment Course

This one-year, part-time Specialist Diploma aims to develop knowledge around the issues and opportunities associated with automation and control technology and to improve skills in the areas of engineering materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composite materials; manufacturing processes, both traditional and recently developed; and electronic manufacturing technologies. Students gain an understanding of industrial control…

Bees and Beekeeping - Apiculture (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Environmental Science Course

The main aim of this course is to provide quality third level education on bees and beekeeping. This course may be of interest primarily to beekeepers or those considering becoming a beekeeper. It will also be of interest to anyone who has an interest in entomology, pollinators and the decline of bees and pollinators more…

Business (Foundation)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Business Studies Course

This course is designed for individuals who have been out of the formal education system for some time and now wish to begin third level studies in the areas of Business, Law or Arts. The preparatory nature of the course builds up participants’ confidence in their academic ability and equips them with skills that will…

Business Studies Online (Higher Diploma)
Online Learning, Business Management Course

The Higher Diploma in Business Studies (part-time) is designed to provide non-business graduates with a well-rounded understanding of business. This course provides training in the fundamental skills of business administration which enables graduates to play an active role in the development and management of business enterprises. Emphasis is placed on individual and group assignments, focusing…

Business/Commerce Degree (B.Comm)
Online Learning, Business Studies Course

This course gives you maximum flexibility to study anytime, anywhere to achieve a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.  This part time Bachelor of Commerce is a four-year course in business education, delivered mostly online. The course will help students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to new business methods and contexts throughout their…

Community Development Practice (Cert/Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Community Development Course

The Certificate/Diploma in Community Development Practice are part-time courses, designed to enable community activists gain a thorough understanding of community development combined with the practical skills necessary to work effectively in development work. The next intake for this course will be in September 2023.

Community, Youth and Family Studies (Cert/Diploma/Degree)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Community Development Course

This course is designed to enable participants to further develop and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills relevant to Family, Youth and Community work practice and policy in Ireland or abroad. The main focus of the Degree course will be on Community, Youth and Family studies, but will broadly incorporate community development, family support, adolescence,…

Corporate Environmental Planning (Specialist Diploma)
Online Learning, Environmental Science Course

This is a new practice-based course developed by NUI Galway and Next Level Skillnet. This Environmental Sustainability course provides an overview of the evolution of environmental planning and management and its relationship to society and industry today. Drawing on contemporary examples, this course will explore the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in…

Critical Business Skills (Diploma)
Online Learning, Business & Corporate Management Course

The Diploma in Critical Business Skills aims to enable those with non-business backgrounds, to fulfil their potential and progress to middle management roles. The course is designed to develop critical business skills required to contribute to economic development and productivity within their organisation or elsewhere. The syllabus will use methods of self-reflection to evaluate personal…

Dioplóma sa Chultúr Dúchais
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Irish Course

Tá an cúrsa páirtaimseartha seo dírithe ar dhaoine a bhfuil spéis acu i gcultúr dúchais agus i mbéaloideas na hÉireann. Is é aidhm an chúrsa eolas a roinnt le rannpháirtithe le go bhfaighidh siad léargas ar shaibhreas an chultúir sin. I measc na n-ábhar a chlúdaítear tá: Deasghnátha, nósanna agus tuiscintí traidisiúnta an Bhéaloidis Na…

Early Childhood Education & Professional Practice (Cert/Diploma/Degree)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Early Childhood Education Course

The Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Professional Practice (BA ECEPP) is approved by the Qualifications Advisory Board as meeting the requirements of the Professional Award Criteria and Guidelines standards and is approved by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth’s (DCEDIY) for higher capitation funding and is internationally recognised. The BA ECEPP meets…

Earth and Ocean Sciences (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Science & the Built Environment Course

The Diploma in Scientific Studies (Earth & Ocean Sciences) aims to provide students with a broad introduction to the study of the Earth’s solid geology and its coastal ocean, with hands-on, practical experience of the techniques employed within the fields of geology, oceanography, and Earth observation. The course will appeal to those with an interest…

French (Diploma)
Online Learning, French Course

This course is open to anyone with an interest in French and who wishes to gain fluency in the language. The Diploma in French is not suitable for complete Beginners as it is offered at two levels: intermediate and advanced. This course aims to enable students with an interest in French to acquire a high…

Gemmology (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Science Course

For people with no previous training in gemmology but who have an interest in gemstones, as well as for those working in the jewellery and related trades. The Diploma course aims to provide students with a broad introduction to the study of precious and semi-precious gemstones, demonstrating laboratory techniques used to identify gemstones and provides…

German (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, German Course

This German course will help students develop the skills to communicate successfully in the German-speaking world. Through the course’s module on German culture, students will gain a deeper insights into a region that plays a vital role in central Europe’s intellectual and economic life, as well as in its cultural history. In its language and culture…

Health Promotion - Workplace Wellness
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Health Care Course

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion in Workplace Wellness has been jointly developed by NUI Galway and the Departments of Health, and Business, Enterprise and Innovation under the Healthy Ireland Framework. The course is suitable for a variety of professions and settings. It is particularly suited to those working in Health Promotion, Human Resources, Management, Public…

Health Promotion - Cardiovascular (PG Cert)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Health Care Course

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Promotion – Approaches To Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention This course aims to provide candidates with professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion as applied to the promotion of cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention. Students will learn about health promotion theory and its application to the…

Health Promotion - Mental Health Promotion (PG Cert)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Health Care Course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health Promotion has been jointly developed by NUI Galway and Mental Health Ireland. This course is designed for professionals working in different sectors who wish to develop knowledge, skills and competencies of mental health promotion and its implementation in practice. The course aim is to provide participants with professional education…

Health Promotion - Oral Health
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Healthcare Course

The course encompasses a body of specialist knowledge and skills on health promotion, the causes of oral ill-health and oral health promotion. Students will learn about health promotion theory and integrating theory into practice. Health promotion course development is studied and students will develop skills in implementing evidence-based interventions. Communication and facilitation skills are developed.

Irish Studies Online (Diploma)
Online Learning, Cultural Studies Course

Irish Studies Online (Diploma) is an interdisciplinary introduction to Irish Studies, developed by the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway. This course offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in Ireland, especially those without access to traditional programmes of study in this area. The purpose of the Irish Studies Online (Diploma) is to provide a…

Italian (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Italian Course

The Diploma in Italian introduces students to the basics of the Italian language and assists them in developing their language competence in relation to the common situations of everyday life. The course concentrates on all four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and uses authentic material, carefully selected, to provide a gradual introduction…

Italian Online (Diploma) - Beginners & Intermediate
Online Learning, Italian Course

Welcome to the Diploma in Italian Online for beginner and intermediate levels. You are going to be part of a groundbreaking experience, which will enable you to study a language in your own time, wherever you are, and as part of a community of e-learners. Unlike many blended learning courses designed for individual and totally…

Lean and Quality Systems (Specialist Diploma)
Online Learning, Science Course

The course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid lean roles, e.g. internal lean consultants, waste minimisation specialists, process optimisation advisors. It is also suitable for those who wish to upskill and specialise. On completion of the course, graduates will have highly marketable,…

Learning and Development (Diploma)
Online Learning, Business Management Course

This Learning and Development course is specifically targeted at those who currently hold coordination, managerial and supervisory responsibilities in corporate Learning and Development roles; as well as new participants entering this sector. The course aims to develop effective and responsible change agents to design, develop and operationalise strategic plans within their areas of responsibility and…

Management (Diploma)
Online Learning, Management Skills Course

The Diploma in Management is aimed at students who seek a management qualification to develop their careers.  Students will be equipped with key concepts, knowledge and skills to enable them to embark on a career in management. Graduates may be employable in a range of industries and sectors. The modules in this Diploma provide a…

Marketing (Diploma)
Online Learning, Marketing Course

The part-time Diploma in Marketing is designed to meet the needs of mature students with work and family commitments. The online flexible mode of delivery allows you to study at times that suit your schedule, from any location (with internet access). This Diploma in Marketing is aimed at those seeking a marketing qualification to develop…

Medical Device Science (Specialist Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Technology Course

This one-year, part-time specialist diploma aims to develop specialist knowledge of the medical devices sector and to develop relevant technical and soft skills. The qualification is a minor award at Degree level 8. This course is of benefit to people who require upskilling for career advancement within the medical devices sector, or for those looking…

Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (Certificate)
Online Learning, Technology Course

The Level 8 Certificate in Medical Technologies Regulatory Affairs and Quality provides students with an introduction to the core elements of the product development lifecycle and the associated role of a Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and/or Quality professional. The programme ensures that students acquire a good, fundamental understanding of all applicable regulations and skills to…

Practice Based Play Therapy (PG Cert/Dip)
Distance Learning, Early Childhood Education Course

The Postgraduate Certificate /Diploma in Practice Based Play Therapy has been developed to meet the identified needs of practitioners in the play therapy sector who wish to pursue accredited programmes of study in a flexible manner, complimenting and supporting continued employment.

Science and Technology Studies (Diploma/Degree)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Technology Course

The Modular Programme in Science and Technology Studies is a part-time course which focuses on the knowledge and skill requirements of high-tech industries. The modular structure is designed with flexibility in mind, enabling students to balance study with work and other commitments and to accumulate credits over a time frame that suits their lifestyle. Learning…

Science, Technology, and Engineering (Foundation)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Science Course

This programme is designed for individuals who have been out of the formal education system for some time and now wish to begin third level studies in the areas of Science, Technology or Engineering. The preparatory nature of the programme builds up participants’ confidence in their academic ability and equips them with skills that will…

Social Care (Cert/Dip/Degree)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Social Care Course

The Bachelor of Arts (Social Care) provides teaching of theoretical concepts applied to social care practice. It was developed in response to the continuing educational needs of social care workers in the context of the professionalisation of social care work and includes both theoretical and practice components. The BA Social Care reflects the depth and…

Software Engineering & Database Technologies (Masters)
Online Learning, Information Technology Course

*The MSc Software Engineering & Database Technologies, NUI Galway, is not accepting applications for academic year 2022-2023, but is expected to be offered in academic year 2023-2024. The Software Engineering & Database Technologies (Masters) course aims to provide a flexible, part-time, online learning route for students to gain the necessary professional skills, conceptual frameworks, methods, technologies…

Software Engineering (Diploma)
Online Learning, Information Technology Course

This fully online diploma [NFQ Level 8] in Software Engineering provides a focused programme of study in the area of software design and development, providing an insight into technical skills and modern industry techniques. Computer programming and design are studied along with a number of important software engineering methodologies.

Spanish (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Spanish Course

The Diploma in Spanish introduces students to the basic elements of Spanish and includes the study of a selection of social and cultural issues in the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. Learning Spanish will be of interest to students for a number of different reasons. Knowledge of the language will be of benefit to all of those…

Technology Enhanced Learning (Diploma)
Online Learning, Adult Training and Development Course

The Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning is specifically targeted at practitioners managers and leaders who have an interest in exploring and leveraging the opportunities of incorporating digital learning practice and strategy in their professional contexts (e.g. in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Learning and Development, Change Management and Strategic Leadership). Through hands-on activities this…

Youth and Community Development Practice (Diploma)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Community Development Course

The Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice is a one-year part-time course designed to enable community activists and youth workers gain a thorough understanding of youth and community development, combined with the practical skills necessary to work effectively in this field. Participants will have the opportunity to explore youth and community development in detail…

Youth Work Practice
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Youthwork Course

The course has been designed in collaboration with organisations/employers in the wider youth work sector to ensure that you are equipped to work in a variety of settings. As a part-time course, using blended learning methods, you can structure your learning and study time while working in a youth work environment. The blended learning methods…

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NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development
Nun's Island
Galway City, Galway
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