NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education Cork

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This ‘train the trainer’ course, for new and experienced trainers, is kicking off in Cork 23rd February 2019, so book your place now.

About this course

The NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education has been developed to the highest industry standards by a cross-functional team of adult educators, HR and training professionals, and organisational psychologists. It focuses on delivering a high-quality, relevant and widely recognised training qualification using a unique blend of face to face workshops and online learning. It is essential for trainers wishing to deliver courses up to FETAC level 6.

This course will:

  • Give you a critical understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the workplace trainer;
  • Equip you with the essential competencies necessary to meet training challenges in today’s changing world;
  • Facilitate you in updating your skills in developments in training methodology and delivery systems;
  • Help you plan your future development needs.

Who is this qualification for?

  • Trainers who wish to update their current skill levels.
  • Individuals who aspire to a career in training.
  • Managers and team leaders who have responsibility for training.
  • Learning and development professionals.


The Certificate consists of four mandatory modules.

  1. Assessing Training and Development Needs.
    Introduction, Training Models, Job Analysis, Training Needs Analysis
  2. Designing a Training Programme.
    Learning and Motivation, Training Design, Training Outcomes and Objectives, Training Methods
  3. Training Delivery.
    Effective Training Delivery, Trainer Styles, Communication and Interpersonal Behaviour
  4. Training Evaluation and Contemporary Trends.
    Assessing Training Effectiveness and Evaluation, Feedback, E-Learning, Contemporary Trends

Benefits for you

  • Tutor expertise: these tutors are chosen based on their subject knowledge, industry experience and their ability to engage with, support, and develop adult students.
  • Full tutor support between workshops by telephone, email and online.
  • No formal entry requirements, you need to be 21 years of age or over, and have broadband internet and basic IT skills.
  • No exams. You will submit a portfolio of coursework plus a final assignment to Maynooth University for assessment. You are also required to make a brief training presentation and demonstration.
  • No hidden costs, the course fee includes student registration, course materials, examinations, access to the University’s online learning platform, access to all of the University’s student services and facilities and the Certificate.

Benefits for your organisation

  • Ensures that the individuals who operate in a training and development role in your organisation have the skills, knowledge, and methods they need.
  • Creates team leaders and managers who have a real appreciation of the importance of training and development and its impact on the organisation
  • Contributes to a supportive learning and development culture in your organisation

When can I start?

The next course kicks off 23rd February, but there are courses commencing in October, November and January each year. They also run in various centres including Maynooth, as well as Cork. In-Company courses are also available upon request. The course is run over 4 months with mandatory attendance at 5 workshops.

In addition, you will need to be able to spend about 8-10 hours a week on your course work. Workshop Times 10am to 5pm Start Date Cork Saturday 23 Feb. 2019. Due to popular demand, a waiting list for a third course in Maynooth University has been opened. The provisional start date for this course is March 2019.

Learning and assessment

Course materials are provided online through the University’s Moodle platform. You will need basic IT skills and broadband internet access. You will be required to submit a portfolio of your coursework plus a final assignment to Maynooth University for assessment. Participants are also required to make a brief training presentation and demonstration.


The course fee is €1250 per student. Group rates are available upon request.
A non-refundable Deposit of €100 is required to secure a place on the course. This will be due upon receipt of application and offer of a place. A Payment Plan is available upon request.


The Certificate in Training and Continuing Education is a standalone qualification however when combined with the NUI Certificate in Equality Studies (On Line) and the NUI Certificate in Communications and Group Skills for Managers it forms part of the Diploma in Arts for Socially Inclusive Workplaces. This suite of CPD courses provide a comprehensive educational/training package in core skills such as managing organisational change, conflict, equality, and diversity for Team Leaders, Managers and Learning and Development Specialists.

To find out more or book your place, click here.


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