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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 1 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.

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 (e.g. in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Learning and Development, Change Management and Strategic Leadership). Through hands-on activities this…

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 introduction to the field monuments and material culture of some nine millennia of the Irish past. You will be introduced…

Archaeology of Ancient Ireland (Certificate)

This 1-year Archaeology of Ancient Ireland certificate course is open to anyone with an interest in the past. You will explore the whole story of Ireland’s archaeological past, enhancing skills essential in teaching about the Irish past or providing narratives in the heritage industry. The course is delivered by leading experts in Irish archaeology and…

Archaeology of Ireland-Online (Diploma)

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.…

Archaeology of the Wild Atlantic Way (Certificate)

The 1-year certificate Archaeology course is open to anyone with an interest in the past. You will explore the physical remains of Ireland’s past from along the western seaboard of Ireland, enhancing skills essential in teaching about Ireland’s past or providing narratives in the heritage industry. The course is delivered by leading experts in Irish…

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 your individual interests and career objectives. The curriculum includes specialisms in Archaeology, Economics, English & Drama, Management, Marketing, Political Science…

Critical Business Skills (Diploma)

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…

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 diverse curriculum in innovation theory and practice, and a work-related project in innovation and management, this course hopes to produce…

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 an active role in the development and management of business enterprises. Emphasis is placed on individual and group assignments, focusing…

Learning and Development (Diploma)

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…

Business (Foundation)

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/Commerce Degree (B.Comm)

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)

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 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,…

Youth and Community Development Practice (Diploma)

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…

English and Drama (Diploma)

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 perspectives and to recognise the ways in which literature and theatre functions in society. Through a detailed study of poets, the programme explores relationship between…

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 to traditional programmes of study in this area. The purpose of the Irish Studies Online (Diploma) is to provide a…

Early Childhood Studies and Practice (Cert/Diploma/Degree)

The part-time Bachelor of Arts (Early Childhood Studies and Practice) – Level 8 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, complimenting and supporting continued employment. This 4 year part-time course, with options for interim exit awards*,…

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 a particular interest in the area. The course is designed to complement and support continued employment, however, it is not…

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 manner, complimenting and supporting continued employment.

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, training, education and development; Apply critical analysis and problem solving skills in the development of new knowledge and practice to…

Adult Learning and Teaching (Masters)

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 effectiveness in the field demands a knowledge, skills and competence base that is underscored by an understanding of the practical implications and considerations of a…

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 developed to meet the needs of persons working in the Further Education sector who wish to register with the Teaching…

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 knowledge and skills of training professionals in line with national and European competencies and standards. The NUI Galway courses benefit…

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 industry today. Drawing on contemporary examples, this course will explore the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in…

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 exercises. Great emphasis is placed on continuous assessment and feedback to students. Students will study major issues in the contemporary…

German (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 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

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)

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)

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

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.

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 a basis for a career in the IT industry. This Masters is designed to advance your knowledge of software engineering…

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 and design are studied along with a number of important software engineering methodologies.

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 strategy and management, marketing and technology development. You will participate in project activities that will aid your understanding of the…

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 & development processes, thus enabling participants and companies to gain competitive advantage through their technology.

Dioplóma sa Chultúr Dúchais

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…

Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach (Ard-Dioplóma)

Is cúrsa dhá bhliain atá i gceist leis an Ard-Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach atá dírithe go príomha ar mhic léinn a bhfuil céim onóracha bainte amach acu cheana féin i ndisciplín seachas an Ghaeilge ach atá ag iarraidh an Ghaeilge a shaothrú mar ábhar acadúil ag leibhéal 8. Dearadh ábhar an chláir léinn seo le…

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 skills of students who have prior knowledge of the language. Throughout the Diploma in Irish, student’s communicative skills will be…

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 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

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…

Leadership Development (Postgrad Cert)

The Leadership course 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 negotiations, creatively solve complex problems and embed ethical approaches to deliver excellence.

Change Management course (Diploma)

This Change Management 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 skills, competencies and team-building around three modules: strategic planning and implementation; leading others; and self-management. This course is…

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 in management. Graduates may be employable in a range of industries and sectors. The modules in this Diploma provide a…

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, from any location (with internet access). This Diploma in Marketing is aimed at those seeking a marketing qualification to develop…

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 counselling skills and group facilitation of personal development. The next intake for this course is 2022.

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 a broad introduction to the study of precious and semi-precious gemstones, demonstrating laboratory techniques used to identify gemstones and provides…

Lean and Quality Systems (Specialist Diploma)

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,…

Science, Technology, and Engineering (Foundation)

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…

Automation and Control (Specialist Diploma)

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…

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 techniques employed within the fields of geology, oceanography, and Earth observation. The course will appeal to those with an interest…

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 professionalisation of social care work and includes both theoretical and practice components. The BA Social Care reflects the depth and…

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 to students for a number of different reasons. Knowledge of the language will be of benefit to all of those…

Medical Device Science (Specialist Diploma)

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)

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…

Science and Technology Studies (Diploma/Degree)

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…

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 methods, you can structure your learning and study time while working in a youth work environment. The blended learning methods…

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