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NUI Galway – Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development

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

NUI Galway provides part-time courses, evening classes and adult education in Galway.

It is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland.  As a tertiary-level educational institution, NUI Galway is ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world.

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.

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 forty 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, Community Education, Early Childhood Studies and Training & Education – as well as short courses, CPD courses, Springboard courses and online 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 NUI 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)
Courses will commence September 2019 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…
Dioplóma sa Chultúr Dúchais
Courses will commence September 2019 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…
Technology Enhanced Learning (Diploma)
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…
Archaeology (Diploma)
The course aims to equip participants with a sound knowledge of Ireland’s archaeological heritage from the earliest settlers to the medieval period. It consists of lectures, fieldwork and project work. The course offers a general…
Humanities & Social Sciences (Degree/Diploma)
The Diploma/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities and Social Science), delivered via blended learning, prepares students to progress in the rapidly changing global environment. Our flexible, broad-based curriculum allows you to choose a degree pathway that reflects…
Form & Function of the Human Body (Specialist Diploma)
The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. The specialist diplomas are…
Innovation Management (Postgraduate Diploma)
The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management is a 1-year, part-time, blended-learning course. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist companies in their drive towards establishing an innovative business environment. Through a…
Business Studies Online (Higher Diploma)
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…
Business/Commerce (Foundation 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 Business, Law or Arts. The…
Business/Commerce Degree (B.Comm)
Part-time Business/Commerce Degree course at NUI Galway. Courses will commence September 2019 This  programme gives you maximum flexibility to study anytime, anywhere to achieve a Bachelor Degree in Commerce.  This part time Bachelor of Commerce is…
Community Development Practice (Cert/Diploma)
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.
Community, Youth and Family Studies (Cert/Diploma/Degree)
This programme 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…
Youth and Community Development Practice Outreach (Diploma)
Courses will commence September 2019 This programme is accredited by NUI Galway.  It is provided through a collaborative partnership with the Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB).    The Diploma in Youth and Community…
Irish Studies Online (Diploma)
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…
Early Childhood Studies and Practice (Cert/Diploma/Degree)
The Diploma/Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies and Practice) has been developed to meet the identified needs of practitioners in the childcare sector who wish to pursue further education and training in a flexible manner,…
Early Childhood Studies and Practice (Masters)
The Masters of Arts (Early Childhood Studies) has been developed to meet the needs of professionals working in or supporting the early years care and education sector, and may also be attractive to individuals with…
Practice Based Play Therapy (PG Cert/Dip)
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…
Adult Learning and Development (Masters)
The Master of Arts Degree in Adult Learning and Development is intended to give training, education and human resource practitioners the opportunity to: Extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of theories underlying adult learning,…
Adult Learning and Teaching (Masters)
Courses will commence September 2019 With increased demands for effective management of learning environments and an increased focus on online and eLearning, the field of teaching, training, education and learning constantly presents practitioner challenges. Professional…
Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
The Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) provides the further education student teachers with the professional knowledge, understanding and pedagogical skills required to carry out their teaching roles and responsibilities. The course has been specifically…
Training and Education (Cert/Dip/Degree)
Courses are designed for vocational trainers, educational consultants, human resource specialists and those practising or planning a career as trainers in the educational, industrial, commercial, voluntary and community sectors. This course aims to develop the…
English and Drama (Diploma)
Courses will commence September 2019 The Diploma in English & Drama aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of literary analysis.  Students learn to deal with issues of genre and style, to apply diverse critical…
Corporate Environmental Planning (Specialist Diploma)
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…
French (Diploma)
The Diploma in French, at NUI Galway is designed for students with an interest in French to acquire a high level of communication skills in the language (oral and written) through a variety of practical language…
German course (Diploma)
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…
Health Promotion (Postgraduate Certificate)
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…
Health Promotion - Workplace Wellness
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…
Health Promotion - Oral Health
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…
History (Diploma)
The Diploma in History seeks to analyse and explain the development of human society over time. The history modules are very broad, covering a range of chronological periods; the historical experience of different countries, major…
Employee Assistance & Social Support (Diploma)
The Certificate course focuses on building basic knowledge and skills for the practice of employee assistance, while the Diploma course in Year 2 further expands these core competencies. Participants will develop the competence to use…
Short Courses (non-accredited)
The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development offers a series of short, non-accredited courses in a number of different subject areas. Designed for students with an interest in the subjects on offer, these courses…
Software Engineering & Database Technologies (Masters)
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 and hands-on experience of software development as…
Software Engineering (Diploma)
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…
Technology Commercialisation (PG Diploma)
This course is targeted at entrepreneurs and managers responsible for technology commercialisation, R&D and business development and at individual entrepreneurs. The course will enhance your understanding of innovation frameworks and practices, venture capital financing, business…
Technology Management (Masters)
This course provides participants with an insight into the role of technology management within the Irish and international economy. The course aims to develop your knowledge of product and service innovation, technology transfer, and research…
Gaeilge Fheidhmeach
Beidh an cruinneas na teanga chomh maith le litrocht mar chrolr an chrsa. Cldidh siollabas na cime: Cruinneas na Gaeilge; crsa litrochta, baloidis agus staire cultrtha; gnithe den aistrichn agus den iriseoireacht.
Irish (Diploma) - Level A2 and B2
The Diploma in Irish (Level A2) provides a basic knowledge and understanding of Irish to students who have no prior knowledge of the language while the level B2 course aims to develop and foster language…
Irish - Level A2 & Level B1
Who is this course for: The level A2 course is suitable for students who have no prior knowledge of the language The level B1 course is suitable for students who are able to communicate at…
Italian (Diploma)
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…
Italian Online (Diploma) - Beginners
Welcome to the first Online Diploma in Italian for Beginners, developed by an Irish University. You are going to be part of a groundbreaking experience which, employing the latest skills in e-learning, will enable you…
Italian Online (Diploma) - Intermediate
Welcome to the first Online Diploma in Italian developed by an Irish University, NUI Galway. You are going to be part of a groundbreaking experience which, employing the latest skills in e-learning, will enable you…
Leadership Development (Masters)
The Leadership programme (Masters) aims to develop you as an effective and responsible leader who has the capacity to develop and implement strategic plans, lead and manage organisational change, enhance employee performance, engage in effective business…
Change Management (Diploma)
This course aims to develop effective and responsible change agents who have the capacity to implement strategic plans within their areas of organisational responsibility (e.g. administration, course delivery, co-ordination). The course emphasises the development of…
Management (Diploma)
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…
Marketing (Diploma)
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,…
Political Science and Sociology (Diploma)
The Diploma in Political Science and Sociology is designed to encourage students to examine the connections between political and sociological perspectives in relation to both national and international issues. One of the common concerns of…
Politics and Society (Higher Diploma)
This course was designed to meet the needs of second level teachers who, either wish to teach or are currently teaching ‘Politics and Society’ on the Leaving Certificate curriculum. The course focuses on content which…
Psychology of Counselling (Diploma)
This part-time course aims to provide a good, basic grounding in the psychology of lifespan development and major psychological theories of personality and their application to counselling. The practical aspects of the course include basic…
Gemmology (Diploma)
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…
Lean and Quality Systems (Specialist Diploma)
The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. They are linked to…
Automation and Control (Specialist Diploma)
The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. The specialist diplomas are…
Earth and Ocean Sciences (Diploma)
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…
Social Care (Cert/Dip/Degree)
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…
Spanish (Diploma)
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…
TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Postgraduate Certificate)
The TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language Postgraduate Certificate course is designed to give students the necessary skills for effective TEFL teaching for a range of levels and student populations. It provides theoretical…
Medical Device Science (Specialist Diploma)
The specialist diploma awards are particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement or for those interested in focused study in this subject area for personal or topical interest. The specialist diplomas are…
Science and Technology Studies
20 modules to be completed in a minimum of 2 years. The core modules are in the areas of production science and operations and systems management. The elective streams will enable students to specialise and…
Science Technology and Engineering - Foundation Studies
Who is this course for: This courses 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…
Youth Work Practice
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…

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