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University College Cork (UCC)

Western Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland

UCC University College Cork runs courses, part-time courses and education programmes to Cork and the Greater Munster area. The Adult Continuing Education Department’s purpose is to provide UCC Courses and opportunities in lifelong learning for all adults irrespective of age and previous educational achievements.

Adult Continuing Education (ACE), University College Cork has been offering courses and education programmes to Cork and the greater Munster area since 1946 and is proud to celebrate 65 years of educational services to the community. The first Diploma in Social and Economic Science course was formally opened at a public meeting in University College, Cork on the 14th October, 1946 and 24 students were awarded the diploma in June 1948.

UCC courses are run at UCC to cater for the particular needs of adult learners. Our staff adopt the particular approach needed to enhance adults’ learning so that all students may have a rewarding educational experience.

Since 1908, University College Cork has grown from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. Since 1997, they have become a university in their own right within the NUI, but they retain the UCC name as part of their heritage of learning since 1845. University College Cork offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses along with International, Adult Further Education and Online programmes for aspiring students. The college has schools and departments in Business, Arts and Humanities, Science, Architecture, Computing, Medicine, Engineering and more.

Along with housing sports facilities such as The Mardyke, Synthetic Pitch and Human Performance Laboratory, University College Cork promotes health to its students by presenting various health campaigns that encourage healthy living. At UCC there is also a wide range of clubs and societies for students to avail – Boxing, Camogie, Chess, Fencing, Hip Hop, Judo, Kickboxing, Rowing, Rugby, Surfing, Swimming and much more.

 

UCC offers a wide range of part-time courses for adults in Cork. For more information about UCC courses, browse the list of courses listed on Nightcourses.com below.

Autism Studies

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC is delighted to offer this new and innovative course, which was shortlisted for an Aontas STAR Award, designed to introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. You will learn about the history of autism, the different strengths and challenges of…

Autism Studies - Online

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC is delighted to offer this new and innovative course fully online. This course, which is identical to the live version of UCCs Autism Studies, was shortlisted for an Aontas STAR Award, and is designed to introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience…

Arts - Celtic Civilisation

This course provides a general introduction to Celtic Civilisation, enabling students to acquire a broad perspective on early Irish culture. Requiring no previous knowledge or language skills, the subject reveals Irelands early European inheritance as well as its links with other Celtic regions. Celtic Civilisation opens up a rich world of myth, legend, poetry, history…

Art - European Art History

The course will survey European art history from the fifth century BCE to contemporary practice. The course will introduce you to the significant work of artists, sculptors and architects in the disciplinary canon and examines their work within the broader social and cultural context of its production. The course also explores how significant works have…

Arts - History of Art

Art History is an important and exciting subject, providing a valuable prism through which to view and to analyse the complex development of western culture. This one year taught programme introduces students to the history of art as an academic and a professional discipline. The course includes a general survey of the history of art,…

Critical Appraisal of Publications in Occupational Health

Module Objective: How to base decisions on ethics and scientific evidence. To provide skills for students to critically appraise research results. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Discuss strengths and limitations of the main quantitative and qualitative epidemiological study types. ?Critically review scientific publications using Critical Appraisal Tools. ?Appreciate the…

Business Computing - Applied Business Computing

The Diploma in Applied Business Computing is offered by University College Cork in conjunction with Cork Institute of Technology and in association with the Cork City Partnership Ltd. The programme aims to provide valuable IT skills to students in the development and operation of IT infrastructures.The courses will also address basic concepts and issues relating…

Cognition Communication Capacity & Rehabilitation

This is a new and unique course, with no similar course available in Ireland or the UK. It is fully interdisciplinary – the specialist lecturers are from a range of disciplines and students learn with and from each other. There is a strong student-centred focus, with flexible timetabling, and blended learning to minimise work disruptions.…

Art of Science of Business

Business is an art as well as a science. Dr Owen OBrien, a successful entrepreneur and lecturer in business in UCC brings you through the thought processes and actions of a business life. As well as explaining the relevance of business to our personal and societal lives, Owen explains how opportunities are found and developed…

Advance Care Planning

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Critically discuss the rationale for Advance Care Planning, ?Delineate the steps involved in undertaking Advance Care Planning and completing an Advance Care Directive, ?Critically evaluate the ethical and legal issues that arise in relation to Advance Care Planning, ?Understand the process of systematically implementing…

Career Needs Assessment Planning & Support for Work

Offered in association with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), the Certificate in Career Needs Assessment, Planning and Support for Work provides an opportunity for training providers (both private and state body), and Career Advisors/Counsellors providing services to the unemployed, or those in the process of exiting employment, to engage in continuous professional…

Applied Clinical Issues - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

To provide students with an understanding and critical awareness of the primary issues involved in clinical interventions within child and adolescent mental health settings. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Understand the role of clinical psychology in a child and adolescent mental health settings; ?Discuss the emergence of current perspectives…

Creative Writing - Level 1

Suitable for the beginner as well as the more experienced writer, the class provides a fun and friendly introduction to writing. Participants are given the opportunity to explore their own creative imaginations. The focus of the class includes: ?Triggering ideas to help become comfortable in expressing yourself creatively ?In-class exercises to explore your own writing…

Creative Writing - Level 2

Suitable for the early-stage writer, who has previously completed a writing workshop, this class provides a friendly introduction to progressing your writing to the next level. Participants are given the opportunity to further develop their own creative imaginations. The focus of the class includes: Triggering ideas to help become more adept at expressing yourself creatively…

Applied Clinical Issues - Adult Mental Health

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding and critical awareness of the primary issues involved in clinical interventions within Adult mental health settings. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Discuss the emergence of current perspectives in clinical settings. ?Explain the contribution of empirical research to our understanding of psychological…

Brain Health

The human brain is the most amazing, mysterious and complicated organ. Keeping it healthy is critical to our sense of well-being, especially as we age. It is like a muscle and when it is used, we feel a sense of balance, control and harmony. Not long ago it was thought that the brain grew in…

Amputee & Prosthetic Rehabilitation

This is a new and unique course, with no similar course available in Ireland or the UK. It is led by a rehabilitation consultant but is fully interdisciplinary – the specialist lecturers are from a range of disciplines and students learn with and from each other. There is a strong student-centred focus, with flexible timetabling,…

Cardiovascular Disease in Primary Care

This module aims to develop the knowledge and skills of health care professionals in the management of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Emphasis will be placed on developing a structured system of care which supports patients in managing their diabetes and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This module will use current guidelines and evidence based practice in cardiovascular…

Ancient Ireland - Introduction

An Introduction to Ancient Ireland is designed to enable students to explore cultural aspects of early Ireland, and will illuminate connections between its literature, mythology, religion, society and material culture. Giving particular emphasis to early medieval tales, as a window onto both the culture which produced them and the traditions on which they drew, this…

Arts - History

The Certificate in Arts (History) consists of lectures and tutorial support on aspects of the early and modern history of Europe in general and of Ireland in particular. It aims to help students develop the practical (and highly transferable) skills of retrieving information, analysing evidence and communicating your findings, both orally and in writing. No…

Arts - Italian

Italian is a world language, a means of access to a rich cultural tradition and to a dynamic, modern industrialised economy. The course will therefore provide the opportunity to learn the foundations of good, modern Italian for practical use, involving intensive study of basic Italian grammar, commonly used vocabulary and idiomatic language. In language classes,…

Arts - Spanish

Spanish is the worlds second language and is spoken by approximately 420 million people. It is the first language of Spain as well as Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Chile among many other countries of Central and South America and knowledge of Spanish opens a pathway to understanding the rich cultures of the…

Aseptic Manufacturing Design

Module Objective: To provide a framework for the design of an aseptic manufacturing facility in the production of pharmaceuticals. On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Present an overview of the biopharmaceutical industry and the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. ?Identify the major design and regulatory issues associated with the design and operation…

Biopharmaceutical Development of Investigational Medicinal Products

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to: ?Explain the impact of physicochemical properties, the dosage form/formulation and route of administration on the biological response of the drug, ?Provide experience in calculating the primary pharmacokinetic parameters of a drug, ?Understand the importance of biopharmaceutical assessment of drugs in the context of lead…

Cultural Heritage Tourism

This course will provide the adult learner with a broad appreciation of the cultural heritage of Ireland and the many ways it can be presented as a tourism product. The teaching content provides direct engagement with tourism, an important sector of the economy in Ireland with significant potential for growth. The course provides a training…

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University College Cork (UCC)
Western Road, Cork, Republic of Ireland