NUI Galway Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development

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The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development (CALPD) at NUI Galway is offering an extensive range of professional, part-time and evening courses for entry September 2015. Our flexible courses allow you to study at your own pace in a wide range of subject areas.

Four new blended-learning, part-time programmes will commence in September 2015, these include a blended learning BA in Humanities and Social Sciences, an intermediate level Diploma in Italian, a Diploma in Automation and Control and a Diploma in English Literature and Drama. A fully online Diploma in Archaeology will also start in September with course lectures and examinations taking place in an online environment.

Students at the Centre come from a variety of educational backgrounds, life experiences and ages, and are motivated to embark on a programme of study for personal development, career enhancement or other professional development reasons . With over 40 part-time programmes to choose from, students will not be short of choice to meet the live-learn-work challenge! Courses are designed with flexibility in mind enabling prospective students to continue to work or actively seek employment while studying on a part-time basis.

Popular courses in the diverse range available include Community and Family Studies, Adult Training and Education Studies, Science and Technology, Information Technology, Languages, Technology Management, Lean and Quality Systems, Information Technology and many others.

Funded courses for jobseekers are also available under the Springboard initiative and provide free places for students who wish to undertake studies in the key growth areas of Innovation Management, Technology Commercialisation, Automation and Control, Lean & Quality Systems, Medical Device Science, e-Business Analysis and High Performance Computing Design and Administration. Interest in these programmes has grown over the past number of years as a direct result of industry requiring increased specialist skills.

Students can also chose to take individual modules from the suite of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit options and may be useful for learners who do not have the time to commit to a full programme of study or for those who require a module for the purposes of retraining or up-skilling. Standalone modules are available in Innovation Management, Technology Management, Education and Training, Early Childhood Studies, Community Education and Software Engineering.

Frank Bolger

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