Development Courses for Trainers
University of Ireland, Galway Open Learning Centre
Bachelor of Arts in Training and Education
Masters of Arts in Adult Learning and Development
Since 1990, The Open Learning Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway has developed and organised accredited courses
in training and education. Our innovative approach helps to promote an accessible learning environment, allowing course
participants to develop independent learning skills while undertaking recognised university courses from Foundation to
Masters level through distance learning.
The open learning programmes aim to develop the knowledge and skills of training
professionals in line with national and European competencies and standards. 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. The NUI Galway programmes benefit from partnerships developed with
FÁS, the Training and Employment Authority, SIPTU and other organisations.
Open Learning Programmes
Foundation Diploma in Training and Education (Level 7, NQAI)
The Foundation Diploma equips participants with the key competencies necessary to function effectively in a modern training environment. FÁS recognises this course as meeting its requirements for registration on the National Trainers Network.
The undergraduate programme offers a planned sequence of courses (Certificate, Diploma) leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Training and Education (Level 8, NQAI).
Certificate in Training and Education – Year I
Diploma in Arts (Training and Education) –Year IIBachelor of Arts (Training and Education)–Year IIIBachelor of Arts (Training and Education)Year IV
Each Course comprises a number of modules.
Course assessment takes the form of continuous assessment including written assignments, end of year projects and/or
Master of Arts in Adult Learning and Development (Level 9, NQAI)
This programme is delivered
over two academic years. Participants complete a number of written assignments, contribute to online discussions on
course topics and complete a research dissertation during the second year of the programme.
Participants on the above programmes are required to attend module-related workshops which are offered in a number of locations nationwide. Locations are selected to be geographically accessible for students and have included Dublin, Maynooth, Limerick, Cork, Kilkenny, Sligo, Donegal, Kerry, Waterford and Galway in recent years. Workshop locations may change from year to year.
For further information on the programmes above, please contact
Open Learning Centre
Tel: (091) 490455