Prospectus Adult Learning Professional Development 2013

Prospectus Adult Learning Professional Development 2013

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to NUI Galway’s Adult and Continuing Education programmes. In this prospectus, you will find all the advice and information you need on studying at NUI Galway. We offer an extensive range of part-time programmes including

Access and Foundation courses, Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters awards. So whether you want to enhance your career prospects or simply study for your own enjoyment and pleasure – we have a programme to suit you.

At NUI Galway we recognise the central role that lifelong learning plays in the development of individuals, communities and our region. We recognise the importance of access to education for all groups irrespective of geographic location. Each year the profile of part-time programmes develops to include courses which respond to the up-skilling educational needs of adult learners.

Programmes available through the Adult and Continuing

Education Office cover the areas of Science & Technology

Studies, Business, Humanities and the Social Sciences. I invite you to consider these options further by reviewing the information contained in this prospectus and to contact the relevant programme coordinators for further details and advice. All our tutors are experienced educators and have a particular interest in working with adult learners, do not hesitate in contacting them with your queries.

A large number of programmes are offered via classroombased teaching at the NUI Galway campus and in a number of outreach locations within the Border, Midland and

Western Region. An increasing number of programmes are also offered via online or blended learning requiring class attendance on a monthly basis ensuring flexibility and access for learners to a wide selection of courses.

A range of specialist support services are also offered which assist students progress through their chosen programme.

These supports coupled with the assistance of your lecturers and staff of the Adult and Continuing Education Office aim to assist you in your study programme.

We look forward to welcoming you to NUI Galway and wish you every success and fulfilment in your learning experience.

Nuala McGuinn

Acting Director, Adult and Continuing Education

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Contents

Contact details

Part-time programmes at a glance

What can I study?

How long will it take?

How and where do I study?

Classroom-based programmes

Blended-learning programmes

Outreach Programmes at NUI Galway

How much time do I need and what award do I receive?

Applying for a part-time programme

Assessment and examinations

I never completed the Leaving Certificate

Student support

Making your decision

Being a student at NUI Galway: Student Services pg. 10

Disability Support Service pg. 10

Mature Students Office

Postgraduate study at NUI Galway pg. 10 pg. 10 pg. 08 pg. 08 pg. 08 pg. 09 pg. 09 pg. 04 pg. 05 pg. 07 pg. 07 pg. 07 pg. 07 pg. 07 pg. 07 pg. 07

Being a student at NUI Galway: Facilities

James Hardiman Library

Careers Development Centre

Sporting Facilities

Student Societies

IT Facilities

Photocopying Facilities

Car Parking

Student Profiles

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Frequently Asked Questions pg. 88

How to reach us - directions to NUI Galway pg. 91

Adult and Continuing Education Staff pg. 94

Index of part-time programmes pg. 96

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Contact Details

Access Office

Helena Moran/Breda Kenna

Tel: 091 493553

Email: [email protected]

Training and Education Programmes

Edel Molloy

Tel: 091 494058

Email: [email protected]

B.A. and Diploma Programmes

Maria McHugh

Tel: 091 492144

Email: [email protected]

Community Education Programmes

Gail Cassidy

Tel: 091 495241 [email protected]

Return to Learning Foundation Programmes

Trish Hoare

Tel: 091 492695

Email: [email protected]

Science and Technology Programmes

Niamh McHugh

Tel: 091 495845

Email: [email protected]

International Summer School

Fiona Dwyer

Tel: 091 495442

Email: [email protected]

For more information on our Adult and Continuing Education programmes: check out our website on www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation, or alternatively contact the Adult Education Centres directly for more information.

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Part-time Programmes at a Glance

SUBJECT AREA

Business/ Management

Community Development

Health Promotion

Humanities and Social Sciences

Human Resource Management

Information Technology

Languages

PROGRAMME/AWARD

Bachelor of Commerce

Diploma in Business

Diploma in Innovation Management

Diploma in International Business

Diploma in Technology Commercialisation

MSc in Technology Management

B.A. in Community and Family Studies

Diploma in Community and Family Studies

Certificate in Community and Family Studies

Diploma in Community Development

Practice

Certificate in Community

Development Practice

Certificate in Health Promotion

Bachelor of Arts

Diploma in Arts

Certificate in General Studies

Diploma in Archaeology

Diploma in English Literature

Diploma in General Studies

DURATION

(PART-TIME)

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

2 Years

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

2 Years

2 Years

1 Year

Diploma in History

Diploma in Irish Music Studies

Diploma in the Psychology of Counselling

Certificate in the Psychology of Counselling

Certificate in Screen Writing

Short Courses Series

Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support

Certificate in Employee Assistance and Social Support

MSc Software Engineering and

Database Technologies

Diploma in Software Engineering

BA (Gaeilge Fheidhmeach)

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year

8-10 weeks

2 Years

1 Year

2 Years

1 Year

4 Years

1 year

MODE OF DELIVERY

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Combination of classroom -based modules and blended- learning modules

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Blended learning

Blended learning

Online learning

Online learning

Foghlaim Chumaiscthe

Classroom-based

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SUBJECT AREA

Languages (continued)

Returning to Learning

Rural Development

Science

Science and Technology

Social Care

Socio-Economics

Training & Education

PROGRAMME/AWARD

Diploma in French

Diploma in Irish (A2, B2)

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (B2, C1)

Diploma in German

Diploma in Italian

Diploma in Spanish

Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign

Language

Access Course for Mature Students

Diploma in Foundation Studies: Business,

Science, Technology & Engineering

BSc in Rural Development

Diploma in Rural Development

Certificiate in Rural Development

Diploma in Gemmology

Diploma in Geology

DURATION

(PART-TIME)

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

2 Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

2 Years

2 Years

BSc in Science and Technology Studies

Diploma in Science and Technology Studies

Diploma in Environmental Sustainability

Diploma in Form and Function of the

Human Body

Diploma in Lean and Quality Systems

Diploma in Medical Device Design

Bachelor of Arts in Social Care

Diploma in Social Care

Certificate in Social Care

Diploma in Social Gerontology

B.A. in Early Childhood Studies and Practice

Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and Practice

Certificate in Early Childhood Studies and Practice

B.A. in Training and Education

Diploma in Training and Education

Certificate in Training and Education

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

Certificate in Advanced Trainer Skills

Diploma in Practice-Based Play Therapy

Certificate in Practice-Based Play Therapy

Foundation Diploma in Equality and Diversity

3 months

2 Years

1 Year

Foundation Diploma in Skills for Life and

Employment

Foundation Diploma in Training and

Education

3 months

3 months

3 months

M.A. in Adult Learning and Development

Diploma in Adult Learning and Development

2 Years

2 Years

2- 4 Years

2- 4 Years

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

4 Years

2 Years

1 Year

2 Years

MODE OF

DELIVERY

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Classroom-based

Classroom-based

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Classroom-based

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

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Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

Blended learning

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WHAT CAN I STUDY?

At NUI Galway we firmly believe that education and learning extends from the cradle to the grave. In browsing through this prospectus we would like you to explore what we at NUI Galway can offer you, a potential adult learner. Whether you want to study full-time or part-time, for personal pleasure or to enhance your career prospects, whether you live near Galway or further away, whether you have a little or a lot of formal education up to now - keep reading, investigate the possibilities, consider which path you might like to take, consider which option suits you.

A wide range of part-time programmes are on offer. These programmes cover a variety of different subject areas such as English Literature, Archaeology, Irish Music Studies,

Business Studies and Management, Information Technology,

Technology Management, Social Care, Languages, Community

Development, Training and Education, Science and Technology

Studies. Many of these programmes lead to a recognised NUI award at Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Masters levels.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

The programmes on offer vary in terms of level of award (whether

Certificate, Diploma or other) and also in duration. Certificate programmes usually last one year. A Diploma programme usually lasts two years, a Degree programme can take four years, while a

Masters can take two to three years to complete.

This prospectus introduces you to the range of programmes available and gives contact details for all programme coordinators. If you are unsure about the best programme for your needs or you would like more information, you can contact the relevant course coordinator directly.

We also run a series of short liberal education courses extending across a wide range of disciplines, which do not lead to an award.

These short courses consist of eight to ten weeks of lectures in areas such as Philosophy, Art History, Creative Writing, Film

Studies, History, English Literature, Environmental Studies and many others. Take a look at the short course description on page

37 of this prospectus for more details.

HOW AND WHERE DO I STUDY?

Adult education programmes are offered in different ways at NUI

Galway. As an adult learner you can study on a part-time or a fulltime basis. This prospectus concentrates mainly on the part-time courses available in NUI Galway; however, if you are considering returning to full-time education, check out questions 13 and 14 in the FAQ for some introductory information .

CLASSROOM-BASED PROGRAMMES

Classes for most part-time programmes take place in the evenings or at weekends, while a small number of part-time programmes are offered during the day. We have both classroom-based and blended-learning programmes. For our classroom-based programmes you attend lectures each week in NUI Galway or at our outreach locations. As well as the time spent in the classroom, you also spend time studying on your own and completing assignments.

BLENDED-LEARNING PROGRAMMES

Certain programmes are taught using blended learning, which allows students to study at times that suit them best. Blended learning is simply an extension of what was traditionally called distance learning. It is a combination of self-instructional learning materials, traditional face-to-face lectures and workshops, online discussions, self-assessment activities, assignments and formal examinations. Students who enrol on a blended-learning programme receive a set of self-paced, self-instructional learning materials, in hard copy. This material is also available online over the Internet using our designated learning portals.

When a blended-learning programme involves online activities, e-tutors are assigned to each module and are available to provide help and feedback on your online classroom activities. It is also possible to discuss course topics with other students on a virtual discussion board. You don’t need to have IT skills when you enrol on a blended-learning course; course tutors and the programme coordinator will provide training and support when you commence the programme.

Course fees generally cover tuition costs and all course materials.

However, for certain programmes, you may be required to purchase additional textbooks.

OUTREACH PROGRAMMES AT NUI GALWAY

Responding to the need for local education in communities all around Connacht, NUI Galway has developed a number of outreach programmes. An increasing number of these programmes are available at outreach locations in Counties Clare and Donegal and also in Counties Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and Laois. Students can attend lectures at these outreach facilities in their own locality, giving them an opportunity to talk face-toface with the tutors and fellow students.

St. Angela’s College in Sligo, which is an affiliate college of NUI

Galway, offers a number of part-time programmes from its campus in the North-West. Check locally with the coordinator at

St. Angela’s for course details.

HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED AND

WHAT AWARD DO I RECEIVE?

We are conscious of the many demands placed on adult learners and as a result all new courses are developed on a modular basis.

This means that students are provided with manageable amounts of learning to enable them to combine their work and family commitments with their studies.

As a general rule, it is recommended that students on classroombased programmes spend at least one hour studying or researching at home for every hour spent in class. This may increase coming up to examination time.

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Certificate programmes typically require you to attend classes one evening per week for one year. Diploma programmes typically require you to attend classes one or two evenings per week for two years. On many programmes you can receive a

Certificate when you successfully complete the first year, and you then have the option of continuing on to complete the Diploma programme in the second year.

Degree programmes continue over four years and require a high level of commitment from students. As a degree student you are required to attend classes up to three times per week with occasional classes scheduled for Saturday mornings. Masters programmes, a number of which are available on a part-time basis, vary in duration and attendance requirements depending on the mode of study involved. However, most Masters programmes take two to three years and you must submit a research dissertation in the final year.

The amount of study time involved in a blended-learning programme depends entirely on the individual student. Students complete each module at their own pace. Students must also allow time to complete assignments. Most blended-learning programmes involve attendance at workshops or classroom-based lectures at different stages during the academic year. The number and duration of these activities tend to vary across the different programmes.

APPLYING FOR A PART-TIME PROGRAMME

The part-time programmes offered by the University vary each year. Many courses are offered on a cyclical basis - every two to four years - while others accept students on an annual basis. If you are interested in any of the programmes listed in this booklet, contact the relevant programme coordinator to ensure that your chosen programme is on offer this year.

ASSESSMENT AND EXAMINATIONS

Assessment is required for all programmes that lead to a

Certificate, Diploma, Degree or a Masters. Course assessment is generally a combination of continuous assessment, including written essays, written examinations, projects or practical assignments, for example, field trips. Some programmes that do not lead to an award, for example the short, non-accredited courses, do not involve any assessment.

I NEVER COMPLETED THE LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Don’t let that stop you. At NUI Galway, we have designed courses for adults with limited prior education who would like to enter mainstream University programmes. These Returning to Learning courses provide an alternative pathway to third-level education for those whose background education was limited by socio-economic circumstances and/or educational disadvantage, but who want to continue their education at third level, on either a full-time and or a part-time basis.

If you have a limited educational background, check out the Returning to Learning courses on page 56 and 57 in this prospectus. These programmes provide students with introductory-level University courses as a starting point to continuing their studies to a higher level at NUI Galway.

Participants who successfully complete the Access programme are eligible to apply for direct entry to full-time University degree courses in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and

Celtic Studies, College of Science, College of Engineering and

Informatics and the College of Business, Public Policy and

Law. A similar Foundation Course in Science, Technology and Engineering and another in Business Studies is offered in conjunction with the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

These courses are particularly valuable as a preparatory course for students interested in progressing to further studies in Science,

Engineering, Information Technology or Commerce.

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STUDENT SUPPORT

Many of the students registering for adult education programmes may have been away from formal education for some time.

Students sometimes doubt their own ability to succeed, or find submitting assignments and doing written examinations a very daunting prospect.

The staff at the Adult and Continuing Education Office are very aware of these anxieties and our lecturers and tutors are conscious of the difficulties that students experience in returning to education. They are fully supportive and are there to assist you in any way possible. Help is there when you need it - all you have to do is ask.

Additional study, examination techniques, applied writing, reading skills and memory technique workshops are generally offered to students on our Diploma and Degree programmes.

These are provided outside of regular class hours and assist students in preparing course assignments and preparing for end-of-semester examinations. While these workshops are optional, students are encouraged to attend as many as possible, particularly during the first year of their study programme.

Students who attend these workshops regularly comment on how useful the workshops are, particularly in providing valuable study tips and techniques.

MAKING YOUR DECISION

If you decide to enrol on a Certificate, Diploma or Degree programme, it will require immense time commitment on your part. There is also a financial commitment; as well as your tuition fee, you need to consider the cost of course materials in some cases, childcare expenses, time off work and other general, associated costs.

It is important that you spend time researching the options available and exploring the course most suited to your educational needs.

You might want to consider some of the following when you are making your choice:

• Research which course suits your talents, experience and

interests before you begin studying

• Consider what pace of study (full-time, part-time or

modular) suits your needs best

• Read the relevant section of this information booklet

• Contact the programme coordinator listed if you require

further course details or perhaps set up an appointment to

meet them if you wish to discuss the programme in person

• Attend any information evenings that are provided

by the Adult and Continuing Education Office on its

programmes. Information evenings for entry in

September of each academic year usually take place from

April to June of that year

Check programme entry requirements – while there are no formal educational entry requirements for many of our courses, certain programmes may require candidates to have some work experience in the area of study, partake in an informal interview or perhaps meet the University’s mature student entry criteria. As each programme varies, you are advised to contact the coordinator for specific details or contact the Adult and

Continuing Education Office by telephone on (091) 492144 or by e-mail: [email protected]

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Being a Student at NUI Galway:

Student Services

DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES

NUI Galway is committed to Equality of Opportunity and values the participation of students with disabilities in its educational programmes. The University welcomes applications from students with disabilities and makes provision, wherever possible, to facilitate access and participation. The Disability Officer works closely with the Adult and Continuing Education Office, assisting students to participate in our range of part-time programmes.

DISABILITY OFFICER

Tel:

091 492813

E-mail:

[email protected]

MATURE STUDENTS OFFICE

If you are interested in undertaking a full-time programme, you can apply to the University for entry to full-time study as a mature student, once you are over 23 years of age. A quota of places is reserved each year in the Colleges of Arts, Social Sciences and

Celtic Studies, Science, Engineering and Informatics, Business,

Public Policy and Law and in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

You apply in the normal way through the Central Applications

Office (CAO). We have a Mature Students Officer who provides support and advice for current and potential mature students.

MATURE STUDENTS OFFICER

Trish Hoare

Tel:

091 492695

Email

: [email protected]

Full-time study as a mature student www.nuigalway.ie/student-life/mature-students

Postgraduate Study at NUI Galway

If you are interested in postgraduate study, NUI Galway offers a wide range of graduate level Diploma programmes, Masters

Degrees, and Doctoral Research Degrees in each Faculty. Almost a quarter of all registered full-time students at NUI Galway are studying on postgraduate programmes and the University is deeply committed to further developing postgraduate teaching and research.

While the majority of these programmes are geared for full-time students, part-time study options are also available on certain programmes and you can contact the course coordinator for further information.

There are two types of postgraduate degree programmes on offer at NUI Galway:

• Research-based programmes normally involving two years

on campus for Masters Degrees and four years for Doctoral

Degrees

• Postgraduate Diploma, Higher Diploma, and Masters level

taught programmes

For information on all postgraduate programmes, log onto the postgraduate website and take a look at the current postgraduate prospectus.

POSTGRADUATE ADMISSIONS OFFICE

Tel:

091 495999

Email:

[email protected]

Postgraduate programmes www.nuigalway.ie/courses

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Being a student at NUI Galway:

Student Facilities

When you enrol on a part-time programme leading to a

Certificate, Diploma, Degree or Masters Award, you receive a student identity card which provides you with access to the following University facilities.

JAMES HARDIMAN LIBRARY

Adult Education students will have full access to the James

Hardiman Library. Term opening hours are: Monday – Friday

08:30 – 22:00, Saturday 08:30 – 17:30 and Sunday 10:00

– 17:30, with some additional hours leading up to and during examinations.

The James Hardiman Library is situated in front of the concourse.

It has a wide collection of books available, most of which can be borrowed. The library also has resources such as academic papers and journals, many of which can be accessed online. Books can generally be borrowed for a period of two weeks with an opportunity to extend the loan period. Other special collection books are on desk reserve. This means that they are available only for a shorter period (e.g. one hour, three hours or one day) and must be perused in the library itself.

The library is spread over three floors and has a wide range of services including archives, special collections, microform/ microfiche, photocopiers and computer suites. On the first floor you will find books and journals covering a variety of subjects: arts, commerce, social science and the library’s audiovisual collection, including DVDs and videos. The second floor houses the science, technology and computing collection.

There are staff members on each floor of the library to assist you in your search and you will find study spaces on all floors and further study spaces in the basement reading room. The library also provides a browsing room that contains fictional books, magazines, and local and national newspapers. Have a look at the library’s website on www.library.nuigalway.ie for more information on the full range of its services to students, including online services.

Students registered on blended-learning programmes or students who are unable to access the library on a regular basis, can use the library’s off-campus services which allow access to a wide range of electronic resources and reference material from home using an internet connection. To use this service you need to know your student number and library pin or computer suite password.

Simply follow the link to the electronic databases from the library website.

The library also provides tours at the beginning of the academic year that will introduce you to all the facilities in the library.

Check the library website or inquire at the library for more details. Further training opportunities on specific aspects of the library, for example carrying out research in the library and exploring the library catalogue, are available on a regular basis throughout semesters one and two.

James Hardiman Library www.library.nuigalway.ie

CAREERS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The Careers Development Centre offers a comprehensive range of guidance and information services to all the students who attend NUI Galway, assisting them in the management of their own career development.

The information room provides information on areas such as postgraduate study and funding, particular occupations, further study and work worldwide. Employer information, computers with Internet access, an audio-visual section, career CD-ROMs, psychometric tests and photocopying facilities are examples of some of the services provided for mature students.

Seminars are held on specific career areas, employability skills and postgraduate study. Seminars are also organised for particular focus groups, for example, mature students. The computerised guidance service includes access to a virtual careers library via the website, www.nuigalway.ie/careers, where you will find further career information and useful contact details.

The Careers Development Centre helps students with some of the following areas:

• Deciding what to do next – further study opportunities

• Finding out about options regarding degrees or subjects

• Obtaining careers information

• Finding out how to develop skills that employers want

• Finding a job

• Providing information about Career Events

Careers Development Centre www.nuigalway.ie/careers

SPORTING FACILITIES

NUI Galway offers a wide choice of sporting activities to its students. The University has opened a new 6,500 sq ft sports complex, located by the Quincentennial Bridge. This modern sports facility includes a six lane, 25 metre swimming pool, dedicated squash and racquetball courts, national league basketball arena and sports hall. The sports complex also houses an impressive cardiovascular gym, two fitness studios suitable for aerobic training and a competition-style climbing wall. Saunas and steam rooms are also situated within the complex. There are regular classes where you can acquire new expertise, or improve existing skills, with professional tuition. If you are interested in competitive activities, intervarsity sport may be of special interest.

The new sports complex offers a balance for the students of the

University to their academic study by providing them with an opportunity to engage in recreational and sporting activity. As a registered student at NUI Galway you can avail of reduced membership of the University gym and leisure facilities.

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STUDENT SOCIETIES PHOTOCOPYING FACILITIES

The University is also home to over 82 active societies, covering a large range of sporting and non-sporting extra-curricular interest and activities. Societies include Canoeing, Rowing, Basketball,

Photography, Hill Walking, Debating and many others. Society spaces are available in Áras na Mac Léinn and include performance spaces, meeting rooms, acoustic rooms, a dance studio, an art room, screening rooms, a dark room, computer and editing suites.

These are all available for student use.

Participating in a society allows students to learn new skills, explore their interests, create a community of friends with similar interests and goals and, of course, have great fun. Being a member of a society also gives you access to high-profile speakers, educators and potential employers. It gives you an opportunity to unleash your creative potential. There is literally something for everyone.

IT FACILITIES

Photocopiers that are located in college buildings and the main library are operated by photocopying cards, which can be purchased from dispensers. Printing is charged on a per-page basis.

CAR PARKING

NUI Galway enjoys a central location in Galway city and with this come parking restrictions which are in place on the campus from

08:30 to 17:30 Monday to Friday. The parking management system is enforced by clamping during these hours. You are strongly advised to park only in designated parking spaces. Registered students are provided with a parking permit which allows students to park in specific places. There are also a number of Pay & Display places located across the campus for student, staff and guest use.

Please refer to the Buildings Office website, www.nuigalway.ie/buildings for instructions on how to obtain an annual student parking permit which allows registered students to park freely in student-designated parking areas.

Registered students at NUI Galway may use the computer network. There are approximately 1,600 PCs which are available for student use in general access and departmental PC suites located across the campus. These computers provide access to a large number of general and specialist software applications as well as Internet and email facilities. When you enrol on an adult education programme, you are provided with the access details required to log in to the computers in these PC suites. If you have any difficulties with this, you can contact the information desk at the User Support Centre, Information Solutions and Services.

Students will also be given their own email account as NUI Galway students as well as access to the University’s wireless service.

Buildings Office www.nuigalway.ie/buildings

User Support Centre

Tel: 091 495777

Email: [email protected]

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Student Profiles

ACCESS PROGRAMME — MICHELLE MITCHELL

I applied to do the Access Programme because I was not sure if I would be able to successfully complete a degree, considering my not too successful school life. It was my way of seeing if I was in fact capable.

Although I was nervous initially, the tutors were wonderful and extremely dedicated to helping each student, by providing various tools such as Study Skills and Academic Writing, together with a wide range of subjects. During this time, many friendships were forged and have remained to this day. Not only was I successful in obtaining my place on the BA Connect with Children Studies, but I gained so much confidence knowing that my potential was being realised. I continue to help with the Access programme in any way I can, from talking to prospective students at Open Days or speaking at information sessions. I enjoy my undergraduate course immensely as well as the general university experience, which includes being actively involved in the Mature

Students Society. My future plans are to undertake a PhD in Family &

Child research. If you are thinking about returning to education, my advice is “Do it!” There is an exciting and rewarding experience for you.

BA DEGREE — CRISTABELLE METCALFE

Going to University is never an easy decision when you have work and family commitments. Never-the-less it is rewarding and the end of each term brings with it an immense sense of achievement. When

I decided to do my degree, I was working full time and I had a nine month old baby. My partner and I worked on opposite shifts to take care of my daughter, and we both worked nights. Time becomes a valuable asset when you are studying and good time management is key if you want to succeed. It is amazing where you will find a few hours, and being organised helps enormously. This means when the unexpected happens such as a sick child, you can still keep on top of it all. The support network in adult education is excellent. Although I could have switched to the day-time after the diploma cycle, I realised how much more comfortable I felt around others in similar positions to myself.

There is a great sense of camaraderie amongst us, and everyone is happy to support one another. Certainly it would have been easier to do this before I reached my thirties, but my level of commitment and desire to learn far outweighs the age obstacle. It is not something that is regretted, indeed my plans are to continue in my studies at the end of this degree.

My advice? Don’t be daunted, you will never regret the decision.

DIPLOMA IN LEAN & QUALITY SYSTEMS — PADRAIG COYNE

Following a ten year break from college, I decided to upskill by completing the Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems so that I could change career from that of construction management. The broad range of topics covered in the syllabus has given me a great understanding of how the different lean principles are interlinked and how they are applied in a variety of industries. I feel the workplace project provided an ideal opportunity to study how a manufacturing firm could operate from a lean perspective, whilst also contributing to their operations. Not alone am I working towards the Diploma award, but the add-on Six Sigma Green Belt certification which is part of the course is a well recognised qualification which makes the programme high-value for me. I always found the course coordinators and lecturers very helpful and accessible; and the lecturers’ practical experience of industry was especially insightful for students like me from a non-manufacturing background.

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Business

COURSE OVERVIEW

The part-time Bachelor of Commerce is a four-year degree programme in business education. A Diploma in Business is awarded upon successful completion of the first two years.

The programme will help students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to adapt to new business methods and contexts throughout their working life. Graduates will have a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of business and management and will have an opportunity to gain a more comprehensive grounding in specialist areas such as Services Marketing, Human

Resource Management and E-Commerce.

Bachelor of

Commerce/

Diploma in Business

“I signed up for the part-time B.Comm. at NUIG as it looked like it would fit in well with my work and home life. Online support, through the Blackboard learning system, more than met my expectations. Between the dedicated lecturers and the combined workplace experiences of the class, there is a wealth of knowledge to absorb.

Everything I have learned has been relevant to my job and I was immediately able to put theory into practice at work. The sense of achievement receiving the Diploma

was immense, and I had no hesitation in continuing on to complete the Degree”. Sheila Gethings, Graduate of B.Comm., 2010

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma and Degree are aimed at mature students who may currently work in business or hope to do so in the future, but who could not avail of third level education immediately following second level. The programme is delivered by blended learning to allow mature students with work and/or family commitments to study at times that suit their needs.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should have a minimum of pass mathematics at Leaving

Certificate level or equivalent. Applicants must normally have reached

21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Candidates under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of

NUI Galway. All students who have passed the Foundation Course in Business/Commerce are eligible for admission. Applications are considered on a case-by-case basis.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Diploma: 90 ECTs; Degree: 180 ECTs

Award (NFQ Level):

Diploma: 7; Degree: 8

A Certificate in Business is offered to students who successfully complete all elements of Year 1, but do not progress to the Year 2

Diploma programme.

Duration of course:

Diploma: 2 years; Degree: 4 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

Diploma: EU fees €3,055, non-EU fees €3,555; Degree: EU fees €3,055, non-EU fees €3,555. These fees are subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students receive a resource pack for each module containing core learning materials. Some modules may require students to purchase a prescribed text. Students communicate with dedicated module lecturers online using Blackboard - the virtual learning environment in use in

NUI Galway. Email and telephone support is also available.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Learning, Economics, Accounting,

Management Information Systems, Introduction to Management,

Mathematics

Year 2: Modules:

Management Accounting, Business Finance,

Managerial Economics, Macroeconomics, Business Law I, Introduction to Marketing, Action Marketing, Management Skills and Organisational

Behaviour

Year 3: Modules:

Business Law II, Ireland in the Global Economy,

Information and Operations Management, Statistics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Industrial Relations and Human Resource

Management, Marketing Research and Services Marketing

Year 4: Modules:

Business Taxation, Strategic Management, Marketing

Management, E-Commerce and Management of Organisational Change

Module Options:

Choose two from: Financial Reporting, Quantitative

Methods, Economic Theory, Information Systems and Innovation,

Business Negotiation, Health Economics, and Policy and Marketing

Communications

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are required to attend eight weekend workshops each academic year (on Friday afternoons and Saturdays) and participate in online discussions and activities throughout the year. All modules are individually assessed. Typically, this assessment consists of assignments and end-of-year/end-of-semester examinations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Bachelor of Commerce graduates are highly successful and go on to work in a wide variety of careers in business. Most of our students have already started a career in business or hope to do so in the future. The part-time Bachelor of Commerce is particularly suited to those who wish to progress within their chosen field or move towards a different area of business. It is also suited to managers who would like to develop their professional knowledge and skills, and entrepreneurs who wish to establish their own business.

Graduates can also go on to select from a range of postgraduate programmes in NUI Galway or further afield.

START DATE:

The programme is offered every two years, the next start date is September 2012. Contact the programme coordinator for start details in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

End of June in the academic year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Eilis O’Regan, Programme Coordinator

091 493104 [email protected]

Room 330 (Top Floor),

JE Cairnes School of Business and Economics www.nuigalway.ie/ptbcomm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management will address the effective management of new product and service innovation strategies and identify appropriate business process improvements to facilitate the introduction of such change.

The programme is delivered in association with the University of

Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).

Diploma in

Innovation

Management

“The programme materials were instantly transferable to my day to day activities and shall remain an excellent source of reference in the future. I got a great insight into current practices outside my own company /industry which was an invaluable benchmarking tool. Having been away from formal education for almost twenty

years, I was nervous about returning, but being motivated was the key for me”. Eamon Doyle, Vysera Medical

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme is targeted at managers responsible for innovation in their organisations. It will also appeal to those who have experience in a non-management area, but wish to increase their skills and knowledge to launch their own enterprises or introduce new products or services to the market. The programme ensures that students are innovationfocused and assists them in the development of an entrepreneurial culture within their organisation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree at undergraduate level in any discipline along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or an Ordinary or 3rd Class Honours undergraduate degree along with five years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification along with five years of relevant industrial experience.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria for the

Diploma may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for entry. On successful completion of the Diploma in Innovation Management, students may apply for entry to the MSc

Technology Management with credit for related modules.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

€3,950. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students of the Diploma in Innovation Management will learn about innovation and change and how it affects business operations. They will gain knowledge of new process technologies that contribute to improving operational efficiency and competitiveness in their organisations.

The programme aims to assist students to:

• Identify and develop the skills necessary to manage innovation at

both operational and strategic levels in their organisation

• Familiarise themselves with business process improvement methods

and simulation tools

• Present a professional innovative idea to their peers with the

potential to improve business within their organisation

Year 1: Modules:

Managing Innovation, Business Process

Improvement, Managing Technology Projects, Product Design and

Development, Company Project

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The Diploma programme runs over one academic year (two semesters).

Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester. A selection of assignments will be group orientated. The project module will be assessed completely by continuous assessment and is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student’s own organisation.

The programme is delivered using a blended-learning approach. This means that students can study at their own pace using a combination of distance/online materials, as well as attending face-to-face seminars (on average, one Saturday per month), where they meet with fellow students and module tutors.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of the programme are working in areas such as research and development, production and operations management and across a broad range of industry and service sectors.

START DATE:

The programme commences in September 2012.

Contact the programme coordinator for start details in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Apply online at www.aua.ie.

Closing Date:

Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Aisling Monahan

091 495698

091 494595 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.aua.ie

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in a range of multidisciplinary business subjects. Students will gain expertise in the principles and practices of marketing, management and economics in preparation for a career in international business. Students will gain language skills in a choice of European languages, Chinese or Russian. Through their participation in the programme, students will develop the skills to become business leaders in national and international markets.

Diploma in

International

Business

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This is an ideal programme for students who wish to gain an understanding of how international markets function and their influence on business and management in today’s global economy. Students with an interest in languages will also have an opportunity to gain language skills in a chosen area of interest.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

This Diploma programme is open to diploma and degree holders of all disciplines, from a University or other recognised third level educational institution. Applicants should hold an NFQ level 7 qualification

(minimum), or equivalent.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

A combination of blended learning and classroombased learning modules

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €1,950; non-EU fee is €2,450

COURSE OUTLINE:

The Diploma in International Business is divided over two semesters.

Students study two business modules worth five credits each per semester and a year-long language module (ten credits) in their chosen area. Students attend language classes on a weekly basis throughout the academic year while the business modules are taught via blended learning.

Using the blended-learning mode, students receive easy-to-follow course materials and attend monthly seminars on a Friday or Saturday

(approximately four times per semester). Students also have access to the online learning system which supports students in between faceto-face classes where they can engage with the module tutor and fellow students in the virtual learning environment.

Year 1: Modules:

Students select four modules. Modules may require a minimum enrolment number: Action Marketing, Electronic Commerce,

Management Skills, Ireland in the Global Economy, Innovation &

Entrepreneurship

Module Options:

Students also have a choice of one of the following language options: Business Chinese, Business French, Business Spanish,

Business Russian

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Diploma in International Business is aimed at students who wish to develop their careers in today’s global business environment. Students will be equipped to take up management, organisational, development and team leader roles in a range of organisations and functions such as administration, accounts, ICT, research and development, operations, etc. Graduates will be employable in Irish companies that wish to trade internationally and in multinational organisations based in Ireland and abroad.

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The programme may provide an opportunity for students to progress to further business qualifications at Masters level.

START DATE:

The programme will commence in early September

2012. Please contact the programme coordinator for start details in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July of the academic year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult Education

Eilis O’Regan

091 493104

[email protected]

School of Business

Cairnes Building www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Technology Commercialisation seeks to improve Ireland’s expertise in Technology Commercialisation and to up-skill the next generation of entrepreneurs focused on new and emerging technologies. It provides information and guidance to potential entrepreneurs in business planning, securing project finance and the knowledge needed to commercialise new technologies, products and services.

The programme is delivered in association with the University of

Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).

Diploma in

Technology

Commercialisation

“I took on the challenge of the Diploma in Technology Commercialisation programme to put some “current theory behind 25+ years of practice” and the results have been both of personal development and an extremely rewarding journey. I would strongly recommend this programme to anyone that is interested in becoming a more valuable

“business resource” within your organisation or significantly enhancing your CV for career advancement”. John Murphy, GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma is delivered via blended learning and is designed to assist managers, scientists and engineers who support technology commercialisation activities to realise the potential of innovation and gain a greater understanding of the commercialisation process.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates must have a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree at undergraduate level in any discipline along with three years of relevant industrial experience; or an Ordinary or 3rd Class Honours undergraduate degree along with five years of relevant industrial experience; or a recognised professional qualification along with five years of relevant industrial experience.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria for the

Diploma may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for entry. On successful completion of the Diploma in

Technology Commercialisation, students may apply for entry to the

MSc Technology Management with credit for related modules.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

1 year , part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

€3,950. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Through the programme, students will participate in project activities that will assist their understanding of the commercialisation options available to an identified venture. It will also develop the students’ understanding of venture capital financing, business management, marketing and technology development. In addition, this course will provide invaluable networking opportunities with individuals, companies and agencies involved in technology commercialisation.

This programme will assist students to:

• Develop an understanding of the technology commercialisation

process

• Identify technology-based business opportunities, with particular

focus on how to assess their market potential and how to judge their

appeal to the venture capital community

• Establish the importance of innovation in the exploitation of new

technological developments and in the transfer process for this

technology to enable commercialisation

• Gain an understanding of the importance of intellectual property

and patenting as a key element of commercialisation

Year 1: Modules:

Innovation and Technology Transfer, Marketing

Technology Products, Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship,

Technology Finance and Capital, Company Project

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The Diploma programme runs over one academic year (two semesters).

Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester. A selection of assignments will be group orientated. The project module will be assessed completely by continuous assessment and is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student’s own organisation.

The programme is delivered using a blended-learning approach. This means that students can study at their own pace using a combination of distance/online materials, as well as attending face-to-face seminars (on average, one Saturday per month), where they meet with fellow students and module tutors.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of the programme are working in both private and public sector organisations in the area of research and development of new technologies, with a specific focus on commercialisation and marketing activities. The programme is also suitable for students who have a business idea and wish to avail of an opportunity to further explore its potential through a structured programme which provides a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical opportunities to test their product/service idea.

START DATE:

The programme commences in September 2012.

Contact the programme coordinator for start details in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Apply online at www.aua.ie.

Closing Date:

Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Aisling Monahan

091 495698

091 494595 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.aua.ie

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The MSc in Technology Management explores topics such as innovation and entrepreneurship and the use of new and emerging technologies in a variety of sectors. It will assist managers or aspiring managers to develop their knowledge and understanding of the increasingly important area of technology management, while building their management and leadership capabilities for new or current roles.

The programme is delivered in association with the University of

Limerick (UL) and University College Cork (UCC) under the auspices of the Atlantic University Alliance (AUA).

Masters in

Technology

Management

“This masters programme has much to commend it. In particular I found the application of theory to real company case studies developed my own critical thinking

and facilitated the transfer of that knowledge to my own work and performance. The work was challenging, yet always interesting”. Jacqueline Humphries,

Limerick Institute of Technology (Tipperary)

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme is designed for managers, technical specialists, engineers or those responsible for managing technologies within their organisations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants are expected to hold a primary Honours degree (minimum

H2.2) or equivalent and have at least five years of industrial experience.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management or the

Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation. On successful completion of either of these programmes, students may apply for entry to the MSc Technology Management with exemptions.

Candidates who do not meet the minimum entry criteria for the Masters programme may be interviewed by the Programme Board to ascertain their suitability for entry.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

90 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum

: €7,900 per annum. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This blended-learning Masters programme provides students with an insight into the role of technology management within the Irish and international economy. The programme aims to develop students’ knowledge of product innovation, technology transfer and R&D processes, enabling students and companies to gain competitive advantage through their technology.

The programme aims to:

• Develop knowledge and understanding of the increasingly

important area of technology management

• Build the management and leadership capabilities of companies and

individuals in this area

• Enable graduates to facilitate organisational change and sustainable

improvements at the enterprise level through competitive work

systems and effective knowledge management

The programme is structured over four semesters and includes ten taught modules and one year-long research module (thesis) in Year 2 of the programme.

Year 1: Modules:

Managing Innovation, Managing Technology

Projects, Product Design and Development, Technology Finance and

Capital.

Module Options:

Students may choose any two Elective Modules from the following groupings:

People and Strategic Management:

Strategy and Management of Technology, People Management for

Technology Organisations

Lean and Six Sigma: Lean Tools and Techniques, Six Sigma

Year 2: Modules:

Information Systems and Software Management,

Innovation and Technology Transfer, Marketing Technology Products,

Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Thesis

Modular Learning:

If students wish to register for an individual module(s) for the purpose of continuing professional development credit or to update their existing skills or knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis.

Check out the AUA website on www.aua.ie for further details.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The Masters programme runs over two academic years (four semesters) on a part-time basis. Modules are assessed by a combination of written assignments during the semester and a formal examination at the end of each semester. A selection of assignments will be group orientated. The thesis module will be assessed completely by continuous assessment and is ideally based upon a project carried out within the student’s own organisation.

The programme is delivered using a blended-learning approach. This means that students can study at their own pace using a combination of distance/online materials, as well as attending face-to-face seminars (on average, one Saturday per month), where they meet with fellow students and module tutors.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

A wide range of career opportunities is open to graduates of the programme in areas such as research and development, production and operations management, information systems and management consultancy. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors including services, biotechnology, manufacturing and healthcare and will benefit those working in the public sector.

START DATE:

The programme commences in September 2012.

Contact the programme coordinator for start details in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Apply online at www.aua.ie.

Closing Date:

Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Aisling Monahan

091 495698

091 494595 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.aua.ie

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Community

Development

COURSE OVERVIEW

This distance learning programme is a four-year, part-time programme in Community and Family Studies. Students are awarded an NUI Diploma in Arts (Community and Family

Studies) upon successful completion of the first two years of the programme. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Arts in

Community and Family Studies on completion of the four-year cycle. This programme is designed to enable participants to further develop and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills relevant to Family and Community work practice and policy in Ireland or abroad. The main focus of the Degree programme will be on Community and Family Studies, but will broadly incorporate community development, family support, adolescence, childcare, health, political and general socioeconomic studies.

B.A./ Diploma/

Certificate in

Community and

Family Studies

“Having worked in the area of social care for several years, I felt it was time to begin seeking formal qualifications to further my career. I was very nervous about entering the world of academia as I felt I would have difficulties writing essays and meeting deadlines for submissions. I chose the Community and Family Studies B.A. primarily because of its broad subject matter, which allows a choice of several academic and career paths to be undertaken further down the line. The tutors delivering the modules all have vast experience of the content on both a practical and theoretical level, showing a genuine passion for what they were teaching us. I am now in my

second year and am very happy I took the tough decision to go to college; it has been a very rewarding experience”. Mark Wilde, Second Year Student

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The B.A. in Community and Family Studies programme is designed to meet the needs of adult learners returning to education. It aims to enable those working in a professional and/or voluntary capacity in the fields of community development and/or family support to access third level education through a flexible mode of delivery.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the degree programme.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years should meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Certificate: 45 ECTS; Diploma: 90 ECTS; Degree: 180 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

Certificate/Diploma: 7; Degree: 8

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year; Diploma: 2 years; Degree: 2 years following diploma cycle, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €2,900, non-EU fee is €3,400.

This fee is subject to an annual review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This programme was developed in response to the continuing education needs of personnel working in community/voluntary and state sectors actively supporting Community and Family life in a rapidly changing society. It is an interdisciplinary programme drawing upon selected components of Sociology, Politics, Community Development, Family

Studies and Law. It is a broad educational programme which places specific emphasis on knowledge and skills for personnel working within a broad range of sectors that seek to support and enable families and communities to function effectively within society. This Diploma/ B.A. programme is designed specifically to create accessible, student-centred learning opportunities within the Social Sciences. Core open learning materials, developed by NUI Galway practitioners and experts in the field of Community and Family support, will be provided to students at the start of the programme. The cost of learning materials and the tuition are included in the programme fee. Each programme consists of a combination of learning materials, workshops and assignments. The workshops will be held at a number of locations throughout Ireland.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Sociology, Social Research Skills,

Elective Module (See electives listing), Understanding Communities,

Family and Society, Independent Research Project 1

Year 2: Modules:

Elective Module, Politics and Policy Making, Issues in

Contemporary Family Life, Group Work and Community Leadership,

Independent Research Project 2

Year 3: Modules:

Elective Module, Research Methodology in the

Social Sciences , Childhood and Adolescence, Family and Societal

Interactions, Independent Research Project 3

Year 4: Modules:

Life Long Learning: Policy and Practice, Project

Planning and Development, Equality and Diversity, Research Project

Elective Choice:

Community Enterprise, Business and Legal Issues,

Community Health, Development and Change, Micro Finance,

Understanding Conflict, Youth and Society, Critical Thinking,

Community Management, Comparative Themes in Society, Politics and Culture, Social Exclusion, Citizenship and the Modern State,

Information Technology: Family and Community, Adulthood and

Ageing, Families and the Law, Community and the Environment,

Racism and Interculturalism, Community Consultation and

Decision-making

Note: Other elective modules may be offered in addition to, or in place of, the modules listed above. The choice of modules on offer varies with each offering of the programme. Students should consult with the course coordinator for a detailed list of the modules on offer in the current academic year.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The modular structure of the programme allows students to proceed at their own pace. A number of one- to two-day workshops are scheduled throughout the academic year (September to May) which students must attend – this equates to approximately one workshop per month.

Students must attend workshops and submit an assignment for each module. Students must also submit a project at the end of each year of study. A proportion of marks are also allocated to written examinations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many career opportunities open to graduates of the B.A. in

Community and Family Studies degree programme as it offers a solid foundation and understanding of the social science discipline. Some graduates have progressed onto prograduate study in Social Work and

Life Course (Family Support) studies while other graduates of the B.A. programme have gained employment as community development and family support workers.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-September in the year in which it is offered. Please contact the programme coordinator for the next commencement date.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-September of each year. Contact the programme coordinator for further details.

Application Fee:

Please contact the programme coordinator for application fee details.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Eimear Forde & Fiona Treacy

091 495472 / 091 495786 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Community Education

Centre, Hygeia Office Block, Nun’s Island, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma/Certificate in Community Development Practice is a part-time programme, designed to enable community activists to gain a thorough understanding of community development. It equips students with the practical skills necessary to work effectively in development work.

Diploma/ Certificate in Community

Development

Practice

“As I work part-time and also volunteer at a Youth Café, I thought this course would help me in my daily activities. As the course progressed, I realised that I would really like to do community work full time, and that this course suited me ideally. I find the workshops and modules easy to understand, and the tutors more than helpful. As I have never attended Third Level education, this is a great way for me to achieve a level of education that, previously, I could only aspire to. I would highly

recommend this course to anybody involved or interested in community development”. Tony Hogan, Diploma in Community Development Practice 2011-2012

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma/ Certificate in Community Development Practice is designed to meet the needs of adult learners returning to education and to enable those working in a professional and/ or voluntary capacity in the fields of community development to access third level education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates should have experience of working in a community or voluntary organisation. There are no special educational requirements for entry to Certificate or Diploma programmes. Selection of students is made on the basis of informal interviews following completion of an application form. Numbers accepted on these programmes are limited.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Certificate: 15 ECTS; Diploma: 30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level)

: 7

Duration of course:

Certificate: 8 months, part-time; Diploma: 1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

Certificate: €200, Diploma: €400. Fees are subject to annual review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students completing the Certificate programme study three modules which involve a minimum of 120 hours of instruction and assignments.

Modules:

Community Development Theory and Practice, Social

Analysis and Communication, Leadership and Group Work Skills

Students completing the Diploma programme study six modules and complete a project. The Diploma course involves a minimum of 240 hours of instruction and project work.

Modules:

Community Development Theory and Practice,

Communication, Group Work and Leadership Skills, Research

Techniques, Social Analysis, Public Policy, Project Planning,

Development and Evaluation

A number of special interest workshops and field trips will be organised during each course throughout the year, reflecting the needs and interests of the course participants. These visits to community development projects will give participants opportunities to experience the practice of community development in other locations.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Class sessions for both programmes are normally held on one evening/ morning each week throughout the academic year as well as special weekend seminars and workshops, which are arranged in consultation with the class members.

Each aspect of the course will be monitored by the course co-ordinator and course tutors who are based locally. A system of support for course work and projects is provided to participants by experienced, locallybased practitioners and development workers. Participants’ work will be examined by means of continuous assessment.

Participants will be required to reach a pass standard in each assignment.

Students on the Diploma programme will be required to work on a practical project on behalf of a community of choice. Students will be assigned a project advisor who will support them directly with this project work. These projects will provide a valuable opportunity for the transfer of skills to groups in relation to planning local development projects. They will also facilitate the involvement of other members of community organisations in the activities of the Diploma programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many career opportunities open to graduates of the Certificate and/or Diploma in Community Development Practice programme as it offers a solid practical and theoretical understanding of the community development sector. Some graduates have progressed onto further studies such as the B.A. in Community and Family Studies while other graduates of the Diploma in Community Development Practice have improved their employment prospects in the field of community development.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-October each year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Late September of each year.

Application Fee:

Please contact the programme coordinator for application fee details.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Gail Cassidy

091 495241 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway ,

Community Education

Centre, Hygeia Office Block, Nun’s Island, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Health

Promotion

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate programme takes place over one year. It aims to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of health promotion, with students taking a generic module, a specialist module and a practical project.

Certificate in Health

Promotion

“I learned a lot. I can’t wait to get out and use it”.

“Brilliant Course. I hope to go on in further education”.

Past Students

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is open to those working in a professional capacity in a specialist health promotion field. This programme is designed to meet the needs of health promotion practitioners in specific fields and is run in partnership with specialist agencies. Specialist programmes are available in Oral Health Promotion, Youth Work, Health-Promotion

Training Centres, Sexual Health Promotion, Community Development, and Supportive Environments for Health, all of which lead to a

Certificate in Health Promotion in the chosen specialism.

Some programmes are run directly by the Discipline of Health

Promotion at the request of an agency or professional group, others are run in partnership with an agency, to meet the needs of specific practitioners.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Entry requirements are set with specialist agencies and are primarily based on relevant work experience.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

15 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Combination of distance & classroom-based learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

€1,250. This fee is subject to an annual review. Fees may vary according to individual agency arrangements.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The Certificate in Health Promotion in a chosen specialism is a taught programme comprising the following three modules:

• Principles and Practice of Health Promotion (Semester 1 and 2)

• Specialism in Health Promotion (Semester 2)

• Project (Semester 1 and 2)

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students with the Specialist Certificate have an opportunity to move into a Health Promotion post connected with the speciality, or achieve promotion within their specialism. They may also extend the remit of their job to include Health Promotion.

The Specialist Certificate in Health Promotion may start the student on a career in health promotion as exemptions are offered on further education in Health Promotion e.g. Postgraduate Diploma /MA in

Health Promotion.

Successful graduates who wish to apply for the NUI Galway

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion Programme offered by

NUI, Galway can carry forward five ECTS, and on this basis are exempt from one optional module of the programme.

START DATE:

September of each year.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Application form available on the following website: www.nuigalway.ie/health_promotion/courses/outreach.html

Closing Date:

July of each year

Application Fee:

Contact the programme coordinator for application fee details.

FIND OUT MORE

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Claire Connolly

091 493644 [email protected]

Discipline of Health Promotion

Anne O’Grady

091 493644 [email protected]

www.nuigalway.ie/healthpromotion/ courses

Humanities and Social

Sciences

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme aims to provide students with an opportunity to pursue a number of subject areas (English, History, French,

Sociological and Political Studies in the case of the 2012

– 2016 cycle of the part-time B.A. programme), to degree level according to personal and educational interests. A variety of modules is available within each of these disciplines which provide students with a thorough knowledge of the subject area and an opportunity to explore its particular themes and concepts from a variety of perspectives. In undertaking this degree programme, students have an opportunity to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills which are appropriate for decision-making roles and for personal or professional competencies.

Bachelor of Arts/

Diploma in Arts

(Humanities and

Social Sciences)

“I have had 4 very satisfying years studying for the Evening BA. All the staff and lecturers are very aware that people may be working full-time or have been out of study for a while. The way the course is delivered and the assistance that is provided to part-time students is second to none. This helps relax all those nerves that I may have had going into my lectures for the first few weeks. Now I look back and think what was I fussing about. All the work done and knowledge gained is what made it

all the more rewarding”. Gavan Duffy

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Degree programme is intended for those who have an interest in the humanities area or who require a general academic qualification for either career or personal development purposes. The programme also caters for those who intend to progress to further studies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Degree Programme.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Diploma: 90 ECTS; Degree: 180 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

Diploma: 7; Degree: 8

Duration of course:

Diploma: 2 years, part-time; Degree: 2 further years part-time following the Diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €3,055, non-EU €3,555.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The B.A. programme is devised on a modular, credit basis. Each module carries a specific number of credits. The maximum number of credits that a student can attain in each year is 45.

Each of the main subject areas of the B.A. (English, History, French,

Sociological & Political Studies) offers a number of modules over the four year Degree programme. Applicants are encouraged to choose three subjects from these specialist areas during the first two years of the programme (Diploma Cycle) and then specialise in two of these subjects during the Degree cycle, in years three and four.

The following provides a sample of the subject areas on offer in the current cycle of the Diploma/B.A. programme.

English: Modules: Introduction to Poetry , Introduction to Drama,

Introduction to Fiction, Studies in Contemporary Literature in English,

Literary Periods and Literary History, The Fiction of Adolescence

French: Modules: Introduction to French Language, French Language and Comprehension, Introduction to Civilisation, Culture and Society in France, Oral French - Parlons Français, Improvers’ French I – on

écoute, on écrit et on parle 1, Improvers’ French II – on écoute, on écrit et on parle 2, French Culture – connaître le monde francophone 2, Oral

French – Parlons Français 2

Sociological and Political Studies: Modules: Introduction to Sociology,

Social Research Skills, Understanding Conflict, Politics and Policy

Making, Youth & Society, Understanding Communities

History: Modules: Post-Famine Ireland, 1850-1920, Europe, 1300-

1450: Creative Responses to Catastrophe, Ireland in the Age of the

Renaissance and Reformation, The Third Reich, St. Patrick & the

Coming of Christianity to Ireland, Europe During the Reformation, The

Tudors: Religion, State and Society

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of the B.A. programme are highly versatile and may find employment in a variety of sectors including government organisations, healthcare, information technology, business services and many others.

Graduates of a B.A. programme will develop critical thinking skills and become competent in the practical skills of oral presentation, writing and analytical reading which are essential skills for today’s workforce.

START DATE:

September 2012. Contact the programme coordinator for commencement dates in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

30th June, 2012. Contact the programme coordinator for closing date of application in subsequent academic years.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Emer Toner

091 494066

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate in General Studies consists of a range of modules within the Humanities area, including subjects such as English

Literature, Philosophy, Archaeology, Irish Studies, Maths,

Information Technology and many others. This certificate programme introduces students to, and gives a good foundation in, a number of subject areas that they may wish to study at a later date. The programme gives some credits to students who subsequently enrol on the part-time B.A. Degree.

Certificate in

General Studies

“One of the reasons I chose the Certificate in General Studies course was due to the wide range of subjects to choose from. You also get some great lecturers who are

really passionate about their subjects. As a result I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it to anyone”. Helena Condon

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is suitable for those who have an interest in the Humanities or for students who are considering a more substantial programme of study such as a Bachelor of Arts, but are uncertain as to what subject area they wish to pursue.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Degree Programme.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

15 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Combination of classroom-based and blended-learning modules

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Each module offered represents five credits. Students must take three modules in total from the modules available to make up 15 credits to qualify for the Certificate in General Studies. Students may select from the following broad subject areas:

• Exploring English Literature – An Introduction

• Life Skills for Success

• Philosophy – Ethics, Education, Modern Philosophy

• Archaeology

• History

• Community Development

• Information Technology

• Maths

• Introduction to French, Italian or Spanish

The choice of modules on offer varies with each offering of the programme. Students should consult with the programme coordinator for a detailed list of the modules on offer in the current academic year.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Module assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment (mid-module), an end-of-module examination (up to two hours) or a final written assignment(s) or equivalent. Duration/ attendance requirements vary according to the module chosen.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Certificate programme provides a foundation block for students who may wish to re-enter education in a particular area or discipline.

While developing knowledge in particular content areas, the programme also facilitates students to develop critical thinking skills and become competent in the practical skills of oral presentation, writing and analytical reading which are essential skills for today’s work force.

START DATE:

The next start date is September 2013.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the academic year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme aims to equip participants with a sound knowledge of Ireland’s archaeological heritage from the earliest settlers to the medieval period. The programme consists of lectures, fieldwork and project work. The programme offers a general introduction to the field monuments and material culture of some nine millennia of the Irish past. Participants are also introduced to the discipline of archaeology, its historical development worldwide, theoretical perspectives and methodologies. They will examine the archaeology of Ireland in general and explore the prehistoric and historic archaeology of human settlement in their region.

Diploma in

Archaeology

“Having completed the Diploma in Arts (Archaeology) at NUIG in 2011, landscapes have now taken on a whole new meaning for me. The teaching was excellent and the field surveys I undertook as part of the course embedded in my mind a much deeper understanding of the lifestyles, culture and heritage of Ireland and its global connection. Connecting with the past has become much more meaningful for me now and seeds of curiosity have taken root especially as I picture in my mind

the numerous routes by land and water where our forefathers travelled, feuded and toiled for survival.” John Burke

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma programme is intended for anyone with an interest in the past, and might be of particular interest to first-and second-level teachers and others involved in education, local studies, heritage studies and tourism.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in

Archaeology and no previous knowledge of Archaeology is required.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure. Students are required to complete three modules each year.

Year 1: Introduction to Archaeology:

This module will introduce students to the discipline of Archaeology and provide the theoretical and methodological foundations for later courses. The first weeks are devoted to ‘Exploring the Past’, a series of lectures designed to introduce students to modern archaeology, its historical development, aims and practices. This is followed in the latter weeks by lectures devoted to

‘Fundamentals of Archaeological Explanation’, where students are introduced to the techniques involved in archaeological analyses.

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland:

This module provides an introduction to the prehistory of Ireland. The first lectures deal with the first settlers in Ireland, the arrival of farming and megalithic tombs. This is followed by lectures considering the many developments that marked the transition to the Bronze Age, from the introduction of metallurgy to changes in the structure of society and ritual practices. The arrival of

Celtic influences to Ireland and the process of Celticisation in the Late

Bronze Age and Iron Age are explored.

The Archaeology of Historic Ireland:

This module introduces Irish archaeology from the arrival of Christianity in the 5th century AD to the end of the medieval period. The weeks of ‘Early Medieval and Viking

Ireland’ looks at the period between AD 400-1000, covering topics such as settlement, economy and craft, the early Christian Church, and Ireland and the Viking world. This is followed by lectures on

Anglo-Norman and Gaelic Ireland that deal with the medieval period in Ireland, covering such areas as the archaeology of medieval castles, churches and towns.

Year 2: Approaching the Past:

This module deals with the different ways that archaeologists use archaeological evidence to explain past societies and social change, as well as a field project where students learn the fundamentals of recording archaeological monuments.

Prehistoric Landscapes:

This module focuses on the prehistoric landscapes of the region in which the diploma is delivered and may include topics such as the megalithic tombs of the Burren and the Late

Bronze Age chiefdom of Dún Aonghasa.

Historic Landscapes:

This module focuses on the historic-period landscapes of the region in which the diploma is delivered and may include topics such as Christianity in the west, secular settlement, and the towns, castles and other remnants of the Anglo-Norman and medieval Gaelic period.

A number of field trips are scheduled throughout both years, designed to complement each module.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays or projects during the semester or a written examination at the end of the semester.

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week with occasional weekend field trips for students who may wish to re-enter education. While developing knowledge in particular content areas, the programme also facilitates students to develop critical thinking skills and become competent in the practical skills of oral presentation, writing and analytical reading which are essential skills for today’s work force.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Career opportunities exist in heritage and tourism, archaeological consultancy, museum, and education sectors.

START DATE:

The next start date is September 2012. The Diploma is offered at the NUI Galway campus on a cyclical basis and also at an outreach location. Please contact the programme coordinator for further details.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the year in which the programme is delivered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Michelle Comber

091 492887 [email protected]

Archaeology, School of Geography and Archaeology www.nuigalway.ie/archaeology/Community_and_

Heritage/Education/diploma_in_archaeology.html

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in English Literature 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 functions in society. Through a detailed study of selected poets, the programme explores relations between form, content and culture in poetic art. In its focus on drama, the programme analyses selected plays paying close attention to issues such as theatrical practice, spectatorship and the social function of theatre. The Diploma programme also introduces students to the world of fiction, to its formal and thematic properties and looks at facets of fiction writing such as characterisation, plot, setting and diction.

Diploma in

English

Literature

“The Diploma in English Literature was an immensely enjoyable and stimulating course. The lecturers across all modules were passionate and knowledgeable, and the small class size promoted interaction and participation amongst the students. By encouraging me to think critically, the course really broadened my appreciation of

literature. A highly recommended and rewarding course.” Mark Shanahan

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma programme is intended for adult learners who are interested in English Literature. The programme is equally attractive to graduates and non-graduates alike. Students graduating with this

Diploma should have acquired an ability to think critically about literary texts and an appreciation of the cultural and expressive resources of literature. It could be seen as a first step towards degree-level studies or to work in related arts and education fields.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in English

Literature, however, students should have an interest in reading and writing about literature. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements .

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

There are 3 modules on offer each year of the programme. It covers a variety of literary periods and genre from introductory to specialist level.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Poetry, Introduction to Drama,

Introduction to Fiction

Year 2: Modules:

Studies in Contemporary Literature in English,

Literary Periods and Literary History, The Fiction of Adolescence

Alternative modules may be on offer in year 1 or year 2 due to variety of specialisms on offer in each Diploma cycle.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester.

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students of the course may progress to the Evening B.A. programme. It would also benefit those who work in a related area.

START DATE:

Second week of September.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Email:

[email protected]

Closing Date:

Mid- July of the academic year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education Office, NUI Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in General Studies provides a broad-based, liberal studies education within the humanities area. The Diploma programme provides a broad education, but is interdisciplinary in nature allowing students to choose from elective modules in the areas of Science, Engineering, Humanities and Business in accordance with their professional requirements and/or personal goals.

Diploma in

General Studies

“Having returned to education as a mature adult and trying to decide what course would best suit me, I found the diverse range of courses on offer very reassuring, and the level of support from the tutors, office personnel and support staff a great help to me. I found that the course gave me a new confidence and a desire to study further.

I am glad I decided to embark on this academic journey of a lifetime and would highly recommend it to others”. Florence Moran

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma may be seen as a stepping stone for students who wish to explore a number of subjects within the Humanities, Science,

Engineering and Business areas at introductory level. It provides a guide for them as they make informed decisions in relation to which specialism they may pursue at diploma or degree level should they so desire.

The Diploma programme may equally be attractive for students wishing to enter/re-enter the job market as, through their engagement in programme modules, they develop key professional skills such as written and oral communication, decision making, critical thinking and technical skills, required by today’s employers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in General

Studies. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January

1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

1-2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Combination of classroom-based and blended-learning modules

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €1,940, non-EU fees €2,440.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme structure includes two core modules - Essential

Life Skills covering Communication Skills, Applied Writing and

Presentation Skills, and an Information Technology module. Students are also required to take a further four modules in an area of their choice

(i.e. Science, Business, Engineering or Humanities). The modules, as set out in each of the specialist streams, are recommended for students who may wish to pursue a professional career in that specialism or for those who may wish to undertake further study at a later date. Programme modules introduce students to a particular subject area, its historical development, theoretical approaches and methodologies. They provide an opportunity to explore its particular themes and concepts from a variety of viewpoints and perspectives and guide students in how to research and analyse information in that discipline.

Modules:

Essential Life Skills for Success, Information Technology

Module Options: Students are required to complete four modules

(20 ECTS) from the following: Maths, Introduction to Management,

Exploring English Literature – An Introduction, Chemistry, Physics,

Enterprise Development, Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Organisational Behaviour,

Introduction to Local History, Biology & Biotechnology, Introduction to Quality Management, Introduction to the History of Western

Philosophy, Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to

French/Spanish/Italian

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Module assessment will be based on a combination of continuous assessment (mid-module), an end-of-module examination (up to two hours) or a final written assignment(s) or equivalent. Duration/ attendance requirements vary according to the module chosen.

Students who wish to pursue the Diploma award must register for three modules each semester to accumulate 30 credits on completion of their studies. Transfer Exemptions will be allowed in the Diploma programme to a maximum of 5 ECTS for prior learning and up to 15

ECTS for graduates of the Certificate in General Studies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Through participants’ engagement in programme modules they develop key professional and business skills which are essential for marketing, management and creative/innovative learners wishing to enter/reenter the job market. Science and Engineering and Applied IT modules provide the theoretical foundations of science and engineering and an introduction to areas of applied and specialist knowledge found in today’s high-tech environment. Modules in the humanities area develop key critical thinking and analytical skills required for today’s workforce.

START DATE:

The next start date is September 2013.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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 themes in human society and the processes of cultural change.

The Diploma aims to introduce students to the nature of historical knowledge; the key role of history in shaping social and political attitudes; the significance of history in building our perceptions of ourselves and others; major historiographical controversies and debates; and recent advances and changes in the study of history.

Diploma in History

“The Diploma in History was a really enjoyable and enriching experience. The modules were varied, from the classical Greek period to modern Irish economic history, right up to the Celtic Tiger period. We had the top lecturers from the department and all were approachable and helpful. The essay option, as the focus for continuous assessment, took the pressure off for those of us not too keen on exams at this stage of our careers! The local history project assignment was a particular highlight for

me”. Tom Randles

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma will appeal to those with a keen interest in history and the historical developments of the past, over a number of centuries, from the perspective of different countries. It will also be of interest to those working within heritage centres and the tourism industry, who may require a knowledge of history and cultural issues in their working lives.

Equally, it may be of interest to teachers, both primary and secondary, who wish to refresh their knowledge of history for classroom teaching.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in History.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme modules focus on specific periods in history. There are six modules on offer within the diploma structure. Students are required to complete three modules each year. The programme introduces some new approaches to history and also introduces a number of key themes and concepts in history including revisionism, oral history, gender history, war and society.

Modules are offered subject to availability and are selected from the following list:

• Post-Famine Ireland, 1850-1920

• Europe, 1300-1450: Creative Responses to Catastrophe

• Ireland in the Age of the Renaissance and Reformation

• The Third Reich

• St. Patrick and the Coming of Christianity to Ireland

• A History of Science, 1543-1945

• Europe During the Reformation

• The Tudors: Religion, State and Society

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester. This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students of the course may progress to the Evening B.A. programme. It would also benefit those who work in a related area.

START DATE:

The programme commences mid-September of the academic year in which it is offered.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the year in which the programme is delivered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Irish traditional music, song and dance are an integral part of

Irish cultural life and identity. This programme provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the ways in which traditional

Irish music, song and dance have contributed to the creation of identity amongst Irish communities on the island of Ireland and beyond. A practical workshop element in sean-nós singing and dancing, along with insights from literature, television and film, enhances the learning experience. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which Irish performers have been actively involved in imagining and re-imagining Ireland from the eighteenth century through to the present.

Diploma in Irish

Music Studies

“The Diploma gave me an insight into the culture and history of Ireland through music, literature, film and dance. I thoroughly enjoyed the course which gave me a new understanding of where our roots are and how traditions have been handed down within Ireland and through the Irish diaspora across the world. I particularly enjoyed researching the progression of traditional Irish dance from the hearth to the dancehalls, ceilis in London and back to the hearth again, where our children are

practising for the competitions which now have worldwide participation”. Mairead Mckeon

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme is of particular interest to anyone with an interest in

Irish traditional music, song and dance and its place within modern

Irish culture.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements, however applicants should meet the University’s requirements for mature students. No previous knowledge of the Irish language or of Irish music is necessary.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Two modules are offered over the two-year programme:

Programme content Year 1: Irish Music Studies 1

Topics include:

• Transmission of Irish traditional music and dance featuring

workshops in sean-nós dancing and sean-nós singing

• Irish Roots and World Rhythms: The Journey and Influence of Irish

Music 1750-2011

Programme content Year 2 : Irish Music Studies 2

Topics include:

• Negotiating Identity through Irish traditional music and dance

• Traditional Music and Commodification: ‘The Pure Drop’ or ‘Pure

Product’

Alternative modules may be offered in Year 1 or Year 2.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma programme are individually assessed.

The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or practical presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester. This is a two year, part-time programme. Classes are held on one evening per week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The knowledge and skills acquired in this programme are relevant to a broad range of career options including education, journalism and communications, arts and heritage, publishing and the public service.

START DATE:

The programme commences mid-September of the year in which it is offered.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply.

Closing Date:

Mid July of the academic year in which the programme is delivered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Samantha Williams

091 492051 [email protected]

Centre for Irish Studies www.nuigalway.ie/ adulteducation

Verena Commins

091 492051 [email protected]

www.nuigalway.ie/centre_ irish_studies

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This part-time programme 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. Students who successfully complete the first year of the programme are awarded a Certificate and have the option of proceeding to the second year of the programme to obtain a

Diploma.

Diploma/

Certificate in the Psychology of Counselling

“I am only sorry I didn’t have the courage to undertake a course years earlier. It has given me a new lease of life and whilst I do eventually wish to work in the field of counselling I understand in today’s climate this will not be an easy task to achieve, but NUI Galway has taught me there is a big world out there. Like much in life you

only get out of it what you put in”. Fiona Collins

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

It is designed for individuals who are involved in a helping or advicegiving role. In particular, it caters for members of self-help groups, volunteers in befriending and support organisations, individuals engaged in personnel work and staff of educational, youth and health services. The course enables participants to gain a better understanding of the processes in which they are involved and to develop their counselling skills. The course is also suitable for those who would like, subsequently, to pursue a professional counselling course as the programme is a foundation in the theory and basic skills of counselling.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

No special educational qualifications are required. Successful applicants should have acceptable standards in written and oral aspects of the course. Involvement, either voluntary or professional, for which the content of this programme has relevance, will be taken into consideration. The programme selection panel reserves the right to select candidates.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, Non-EU €1,470. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme includes lectures and workshops. Participants are introduced to diverse counselling theories and to the practices derived from them in a variety of settings.

The two-year course integrates, in Year 1, three dimensions of counselling psychology:

• Personality Theory and Theories of Counselling

• Lifespan Development and Theories of Counselling

• Counselling Skills and Practice, including Ethical and Professional

Issues

In the second year of the course, students will have an opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of:

• Personal Development and Awareness – an interactive module

which includes an introduction to one’s own personal development,

multicultural awareness, mindfulness, stress and coping and the

effects of loss

• Diverse Approaches to Counselling – this module includes

various types of therapeutic engagement such as Gestalt

Counselling, Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive-Behavioural

Counselling, Jungian Counselling, Applied Behaviour Analysis and

Art Therapy

• Working with Different Client Groups – a look at what it is like

working with groups of clients, and counselling children,

adolescents, couples, clients with addiction issues, as well as

counselling in the education field

Year 1: Modules:

Counselling Skills and Practice 1, Lifespan

Development and Theory of Counselling, Personality Theory and

Theory of Counselling

Year 2: Modules:

Working with Groups, Personal Development and

Awareness, Diverse Approaches to Counselling

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Programme lectures take place one evening per week. In addition, in

Year 2 there are four weekend workshops (Saturdays, 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.) throughout the year. Reading and writing assignments will be in addition to the above time requirements.

Submission of written work, participation in skills training sessions, group work and discussion work form the basis of assessment. On successful completion of Year 1, participants will be eligible for the award of Certificate or may progress to the Diploma cycle of the course.

On successful completion of Year 2, participants will be awarded a

Diploma in Psychology of Counselling.

The Diploma is not a professional qualification in counselling. The

Certificate/Diploma programme is recognised and approved under the accreditation scheme of the National University of Ireland. The programme merits 15 ECTS in each academic year under this scheme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This foundation programme in the psychology of counselling is a stepping stone towards the further education that is required to become a counsellor, psychotherapist or psychologist. The programme provides an opportunity for students to assess their ability to perform in a third level education setting, to work on personal development issues and obtain knowledge of what a career in mental health work might be.

START DATE:

The programme commences mid-September of the year in which it is offered.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the year in which the programme is delivered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Maria McHugh

091 492144

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate in Screenwriting offers a basic introduction to the theory and practice of screenwriting. The core objective of the 24-week course is twofold: to verse students in the craft of screenwriting and help them to explore and express their own ideas in an encouraging, supportive and fun environment.

Certificate in

Screen Writing

“I cannot recommend this course highly enough. It gave me a much clearer understanding of how to write a script as well as recognising the fundamental principles that make a story “work”. The modules focused on the core values of screenwriting and were brilliantly taught by experienced writers and film-makers with a love and passion for the craft. Along with the fantastic teaching staff I met a group of like-minded, talented people who all gained a great deal from the classes and projects. Through this course I managed to develop two short scripts which are currently under option with a production company. Anyone with a genuine interest in

screenwriting should do this course!” Jamie Sweeney

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The certificate programme is open to people with an interest in film and screenwriting who wish to explore their ideas and writing skills.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates will be required to submit a sample of written work (circa

500 words) describing an idea for a film.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

15 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU €1,470. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The course will comprise of three modules:

Introduction to Screenwriting: Writing a Short Film

Aims and Objectives: to introduce students to the idea and reality of

cinematic writing and to help students to explore and develop their

own ideas and writing style. It will be assessed by the completion of

a Short Film Script (5 ECTS).

Screenwriting Theory and Practice: Developing a Feature Film Idea

Aims and Objectives: to advance students’ understanding of the

fundamentals of screenwriting and the craft of story structure; to

develop students’ writing practice; to develop students’ ability to

‘pitch’ ideas and write synopses and treatments; to equip students

with the skills necessary to analyse their own and classmates’ work.

It will be assessed by a Feature Film Synopsis and Treatment (5

ECTS).

New Screen Stories: Writing for TV and Digital Narrative

Aims and Objectives: to expose students to the various outlets

for screen narrative; to develop ideas and writing styles appropriate

for different outlets; and to explore emerging opportunities for

screen story, e.g. animation and gaming. It will be assessed by the

submission of a TV Drama or Web Drama Proposal and Outline (5

ECTS).

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Classes will be held on Thursday evenings. Overall assessment is made on the basis of continuous assessment during each module. Students will be given weekly coursework and a module assignment on which continuous feedback will be provided.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Certificate in Screenwriting should primarily facilitate and enable the expression of talent and ideas in screenplay form. Graduates may also find opportunities in the areas of film development, script editing and arts policy.

START DATE:

The next start date is September 2012. Please contact the programme coordinator for start dates in subsequent years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid July of the academic year in which the programme is delivered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Jenny Roche

091 494182 [email protected]

Huston School of Film and Digital Media www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Adult and Continuing Education Office offers a series of short, non-accredited courses in a range of subject areas.

Designed for students with an interest in the subjects on offer, these courses may provide you with an opportunity to meet interesting people to discuss your ideas with, to find out more about your subject area and to experience the world of lifelong learning.

Short Courses

Series

“I recently undertook the Russian for Beginners short course. It gave me a basic knowledge of spoken Russian for everyday use, which was just what I required. The lecturer introduced the Cyrillic alphabet, Russian vocabulary and grammar through a mix of in-class “role play”, reading and general conversation

. We got wonderful course notes and some “homework” to be done for each week! The lecturer was excellent, full of enthusiasm, never late nor stinting in her time and helpful to each student. I really enjoyed the learning experience”.

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

These courses are particularly suitable for people who have never had an opportunity to study a particular subject area before, or for people who wish to gain a deeper insight into a discipline that already interests them. The short courses are also ideal for those considering higher education as a mature student and wishes to experience learning at an introductory level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no entry requirements for the Short Courses Series.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

N/A

Award (NFQ Level):

N/A

Duration of course:

8 weeks, part-time. Occasionally courses take place by way of 1 day seminars (Saturday).

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €120. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

If you are interested in participating in a short course, you are advised to contact the Adult and Continuing Education Office, as course titles on offer vary each year.

Courses are offered from the following subject areas:

English Literature, The Alexander Technique, Creative Writing,

Personal and Career Development, Philosophy, Celtic Studies, History,

Archaeology, History of Art, Roman and Greek Civilisation, Genealogy,

Local History, Russian Language and Literature, Astronomy

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

There are no assessments on the short courses. Attendance and participation are based on the student’s interest in the area and the joy of learning.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students who attend the Short Courses Series are interested in the subject area and attend classes for personal development reasons and the joy of learning. For some students, attendance at these classes can encourage them to pursue their interest in the subject area by attending further Certificate or Diploma classes in the subject for credit.

START DATE:

Courses commence in late September of each year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Late September of each academic year

Application Fee:

Not applicable

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Gail Cassidy

091 495241

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Human Resource

Management

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support is a two-year, blended-learning training programme for staff working, or intending to work, in Employee Assistance

Programmes (EAPs). The programme provides an introduction to the skills necessary to fulfil the role of an EAP practitioner.

The programme is broadly based in recognition of the very different functions and responsibilities allocated to the EAP support role in different types of enterprise and organisations.

Certificate/ Diploma in Employee

Assistance and

Social Support

“I think NUI Galway have got the balance just right with the Employee Assistance and Social Support Diploma course. There is a great mix between academic and practical learning. The lecturers are excellent, drawing from a life time of practical experience. The journals are of a high quality allowing students to prepare for each

2-day workshop. The workshops are very relaxed which allows the students to draw on their experience of dealing with real EAP for the benefit of all in the class”.

Niall O’Connor

“Excellent course and well presented, great support from NUIG at all times. It was a pleasure to return to Adult Education”. Kevin McDonald

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The world of Employee Assistance Programmes offers a distinctive career opportunity. In Ireland the profession has its own accrediting body - EAPA Ireland, with links to the UK, the United States and the

EU. Many private sector companies, faced with an array of new rights and occupational health legislation, and within a growing culture of work/life balance, are interested in offering Wellbeing and EAP packages to their employees. The knowledge base and confidence acquired through the Certificate and Diploma provides a strong foundation for personal and career development.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have reached 21 years of age by January 1st of the year of entry. They should have appropriate experience in some area of

Human Resources or Employee Assistance and should be in a position to undertake course assignments and projects in Human Resources or in an EAP or other staff-support setting. Applicants coming from outside the field should indicate other possibilities available to them to carry out the practical assignments.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

45 ECTS per academic year

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

The course fee is €2,750. This fee is subject to a yearly review. A course fee deposit of €500 must accompany the application form; unsuccessful applicants will be refunded this deposit. The balance of the fee payment may be made in two instalments in November and February each year.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The modules in the Certificate (Year 1) focus on the basic knowledge and skills for the practice of employee assistance, while the Diploma

(Year 2) focuses on workplace problems that are encountered frequently. Processes and procedures for managing and coping with these problems are explained and the interpersonal skills needed at the various stages of these procedures are identified and practised.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to describe and explain the origins of Employee Assistance and differing national approaches to EAP policies, legislation and practice in the

European Union. They will be capable of demonstrating in their work an ability to use a wide range of interpersonal skills appropriate to the needs of their clients. They will also be equipped to demonstrate the ability to respond appropriately to a wide range of frequently occurring workplace problems and describe and advise on different ways of providing EAP services in the workplace.

Year 1: Modules:

Individual Help in the Employee Assistance Process,

Employee Assistance: Origins, Principles and Organisation, Problem

Management and Creativity, Negotiations and Negotiation Skills, The

Legal and Policy Framework of EAP, Final Project based on Study

Journal

Year 2: Modules:

Practical Research and Writing, Employee Assistance

– Psychological Trauma, Depression and Common Mental Disorders in EAP, Responding to Substance Misuse in the Workplace, Employee

Assistance – Bullying and Harassment, Work-based Project

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Participants will be required to attend module-related workshops that are run by tutors from NUI Galway. Workshop locations are selected to be geographically accessible to the majority of students.

Attendance at workshops is a key programme requirement. A full set of self-instructional learning materials is provided at the start of each module. The time it takes to work through each module depends on the individual student.

Assessment is by means of an assignment for each module plus an endof-year project.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Many public sector organisations have established EAP programmes and a number of private sector companies deliver confidential services to the business sector across Ireland.

START DATE:

The programme is offered on an annual basis and commences in September of each year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of the year in which the programme is offered

Application Fee:

A course fee deposit of €500 must accompany the application form; unsuccessful applicants will be refunded this deposit.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Pauline Dillon

091 494059

091 528905 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Information

Technology

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme 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 for a career in the IT industry. Students also acquire specialised knowledge of specific IT topics – particularly in the area of software development and database systems – and develop advanced research and/or development skills. The programme is offered jointly by NUI Galway and Regis University, Denver, USA.

MSc Software

Engineering and Database

Technologies

“For the IT specialist, the MScSED programme provides a very valuable means of studying important, current aspects of the IT industry which may be outside their current working environment. The programme’s online forums allow for the exchange of experiences and opinions of peers within the IT industry. The course is timeconsuming, requiring dedication, however upon its completion, you cannot help but feel that you have participated in a worthwhile course of study that will stand to

you in any career within IT”. Eric Lamb, National University of Ireland

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This is an ideal programme for students who:

• Wish to update their Information and Communication Technology

development skills

• Wish to learn about Information Technology with a specific

emphasis on software development or database technologies while

gaining advanced research skills

• Already work in the area, but would like to gain a recognised Masters

qualification

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

The MScSED Degree is open to Honours degree graduates (minimum

2nd class honours) in Science, Engineering or other relevant disciplines; to other degree graduates with three or more years of relevant experience; and to those otherwise satisfying the MSc entry standards

(degree equivalent qualifications). Applicants with an ordinary or pass degree or Level 7 diploma must have at least three years’ relevant experience to be considered for the programme.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

90 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

2 years, part time

Mode of Study:

Online learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €4,250, non-EU €8,350. This programme is subsidised by the HEA IT Investment Fund and is subject to an annual review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The core syllabus of the MSc in Software Engineering and Database

Technologies comprises equally Software Development and

Information Systems modules. Students undertake a number of optional modules during the second year, allowing them to specialise in advanced software development and other computer science disciplines. Students also undertake a major research and/or development project, leading to a thesis.

Modular Learning:

If students wish to register for an individual module(s) for the purpose of continuing professional development credit or to update their existing skills or knowledge, they may do so on a modular credit basis. Check out the programme website for further details.

Year 1: Modules:

Software Engineering, Computer Architecture and Operating Systems, Fundamentals of Programming, Database

Architecture, Database Concepts

Year 2: Modules:

Database Administration, Middleware Architectures and Database Applications, XML Concepts for Database Development,

Service-Oriented Architecture Concepts

Module Options:

Object-Oriented Design, Object-Oriented

Programming, Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time

Systems, Graphics Programming

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The MScSED programme is delivered entirely by online learning technology to enable students can study when and where they want.

Course materials are easy to follow and are accompanied by continuous assessment exercises, research/review questions and recommended course textbooks.

Each module is delivered over an eight-week period via asynchronous online technologies, using web-supported learning. The programme coordinators provide a recommended outline of study for each of the eight-week modules to ensure that students keep their progress on track.

Course tutors are highly experienced in facilitating online programmes and will provide all the support that students need with the programme content, as well as giving feedback on weekly assignments.

Each module is individually assessed within the eight-week timeframe.

Students are assessed by online examinations, online assignments and a thesis in Year 2 of the programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Information Technology in general is one of the success stories in the modern Irish economy, particularly the field of software/database design and development. This course will enable you to participate in this vibrant, international industry. Since IT is crucial in every sector, many of our graduates have also used the course for career advancement and progression within their current employment field.

START DATE:

The programme starts in late August of each academic year. Please contact the programme coordinator for further commencement details.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.pac.ie.

Closing Date:

NUI Galway uses a system of offer rounds to facilitate decision-making and early notification to applicants throughout the year. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Application Fee:

€45

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Catherine Cronin

091 495041

091 494595 [email protected]

Dept of Information

Technology www.nuigalway.ie/itonline

Dr. Sam Redfern

091 493670 [email protected]

Dept of Information

Technology www.nuigalway.ie/itonline

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This Diploma provides a focused programme of study in the area of software design and development, providing an insight into technical skills and modern industry techniques. The computer languages Java and C are taught in the diploma, as well as Object-Oriented Design and a number of important software engineering methodologies.

Diploma in

Software

Engineering

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This is an ideal programme for students who wish to update their software development and ICT skills, engage with an interesting and challenging curriculum in a flexible, on-line environment and improve their employability by re-skilling in the area of software development.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

The Diploma programme is open to honours degree graduates

(minimum 2nd class honours) in Science, Engineering or other relevant discipline; to other degree graduates with three or more years of relevant experience; and to those otherwise satisfying the postgraduate entry standards (degree-equivalent qualifications). Applicants with an ordinary or pass degree or Level 7 diploma must have at least three years’ relevant experience to be considered for the programme.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Online learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €4,250, non-EU fee €8,350.

This programme is subsidised by the HEA IT Investment Fund and is subject to an annual review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Rather than being a general-purpose award in computing, the intention of this diploma programme is to provide a coherent and complementary set of in-depth modules which bring the student up to speed on relevant software development tools and techniques.

Year 1: Modules:

Fundamentals of Programming, Object-Oriented

Design, Object-Oriented Programming, Distributed Systems, Software

Engineering.

Module Options:

Students may also choose to take an elective module from either of the following areas by replacing one of the core modules listed with one of the following. Such an option will enable prospective students to choose modules in accordance with their professional development requirements: Artificial Intelligence, Real-Time Systems,

Graphics Programming

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The Diploma in Software Development is delivered entirely by online learning technology to enable students to study when and where they want, according to a paced learning cycle. Course materials are easy to follow and are accompanied by continuous assessment exercises, research/review questions and recommended course textbooks.

Modules are delivered one at a time, over an eight-week period via asynchronous online technologies using web-supported learning.

The programme coordinators provide a recommended outline of study for each of the eight-week modules to ensure students keep their progress on track. Each module is individually assessed by online examinations and assignments. All assessments and examinations take place within the eight-week period.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The software industry includes businesses involved in the development, maintenance and publication of computer software, as well as software services such as training, documentation, and consulting.

At the heart of this industry is the activity of actually architecting and producing computer software, which is the emphasis of this diploma.

Opportunities for software developers are excellent within Ireland and internationally.

START DATE:

The programme starts in late August of each academic year. Please contact the programme coordinator for further commencement details.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.pac.ie

Closing Date:

Offers are made on a rolling basis from mid-March through to late July of each academic year.

Application Fee:

€45

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Catherine Cronin

091 495041

091 494595 [email protected]

Dept of Information

Technology www.nuigalway.ie/itonline

Aisling Monahan

091 495648 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing

Education www.nuigalway.ie/itonline

Languages

CUR SíOS AR AN GCúRSA

Is céim nua í seo sa Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach. Tá sí á tairiscint i gcomhpháirt ag “http://www.oegaillimh.ie/acadamh/”.

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge agus ag Roinn na Gaeilge in Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh. Is é seo an t-aon chlár dá leithéid in Éirinn ina bhfuil céim sa Ghaeilge á tairiscint trí mheán na foghlama cumaiscthe. Is é aidhm na céime spéis an mhic léinn i léann agus i saol na Gaeilge a mhúscailt agus a threisiú agus oiliúint ar ardchaighdeán a chur ar an mac léinn sna réimsí seo. Beidh modh seachadta an chúrsa solúbtha ionas nach gcuirfear ualach míréasúnta taistil ar dhaoine.

BA (Gaeilge

Fheidhmeach)

“Bhain mé an Dioplóma amach sa Ghaeilge bliain ó shin, agus mar sin táim an-sásta go mbeidh céim pháirtaimseartha ar fáil anois. De bharr gur céim pháirtaimseartha í, beidh mé ábalta coinneáil suas leis an obair go léir agus mé ag leanúint ar aghaidh le mo chuid oibre féin. Fáiltím roimh an gcéim nua seo, agus

táim ag tnúth go mór len í a thosú”. Lorna Siggins (Iriseoir leis an Irish Times)

Cé Dó A BHFUIL AN CúRSA SEO OIRIúNACH:

Tá an clár seo dírithe go háirithe ar fhoghlaimeoirí lánfhásta nach bhfuil aon cháilíocht tríú leibhéal acu. Is féidir le daoine a mbíonn teastas nó dioplóma faighte acu cheana an clár seo a dhéanamh chun céim a bhaint amach agus tabharfar aitheantas cuí do na cáilíochtaí atá bainte acu cheana. Cuirfear fáilte roimh dhaoine a bhfuil céim acu cheana chomh maith faoin scéim Dána Ócáideacha.

RIACHTANAIS IONTRáLA:

Fáilteofar roimh iarratais ó dhaoine a bhfuil Gaeilge ar a dtoil acu. Beidh grád C3 (ardleibhéal) sa Ghaeilge riachtanach. Sásaíonn sé sin gnáthriachtanais iontrála na hOllscoile.

Is féidir le hiarratasóirí a bhíonn os cionn 21 bliain d’aois an 1 Eanáir den bhliain iontrála, iarratas a dhéanamh mar fhoghlaimeoirí lánfhásta.

Sa chás seo, ní gá go mbeadh an Ardteist riachtanach. Cuirfear iarratasóirí faoi agallamh agus bunófar an toradh ar chumas cumarsáide an iarratasóra san agallamh sin.

FíRICí TáBHACHTACHA FAOIN GCúRSA:

ECTS:

180

Leibhéal NFQ:

8

Fad an chúrsa:

Cúrsa páirtaimseartha thar cheithre bliana

Modh Staidéir:

Foghlaim Chumaiscthe

Táillí:

€3,055 in aghaidh na bliana acadúla

PRíOMHGHNéITHE AN CHúRSA

Bliain 1:

Cruinneas na Gaeilge, Scileanna Staidéir , An Prós

Comhaimseartha, Stair na Meán Gaeilge, Caitheamh Aimsire agus Siamsaíocht na nDaoine, An Ghaeilge i saol na tíre, Uirlisí an

Aistriúcháin agus na Téarmaíochta, An Scríbhneoireacht Acadúil

Bliain 2:

Cruinneas na Gaeilge, Litríocht chomhaimseartha na Gaeilge

1 & 2, Staidéar na Meán Comhaimseartha, Na hEalaíona Traidisiúnta,

Stair an Aistriúcháin, Forbairt Phobail

Bliain 3:

Cruinneas na Gaeilge, Litríocht thraidisiúnta na Gaeilge 1 &

2, Aistriúchán Feidhmeach Téacsanna 1 & 2, Dlí, Eiticí agus an Córas

Poiblí, Teicneolaíochtaí na Meán

AN

Bliain 4:

Cruinneas na Gaeilge, Litríocht na hImirce, Eagarthóireacht agus Léamh Profaí, An Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach agus an Iriseoireacht

Ilmheáin, An tSochtheangeolaíocht, Togra taighde

Is féidir le mic léinn na modúil a dhéanamh ar bhonn aonarach.

CóRAS MEASúNACHTA

Beidh ar mhic léinn freastal ar cheardlanna míosúla ar phríomhchampas na hOllscoile (tráthnóna Dé hAoine agus/nó Dé Sathairn). Caithfidh mic léinn a bheith páirteach i ndíospóireachtaí agus fóraim phlé ar-líne i rith na bliana acadúla uilig. Measúnófar na modúil uilig ar bhonn aonarach. De ghnáth bunófar na measúnaithe seo ar imeachtaí i rith an mhodúil chomh maith le haiste nó togra scríofa ag deireadh an tseimeastair.

DEISEANNA GAIRME:

Téann céimithe le Gaeilge ag obair i réimse leathan post, ina measc:

• Múinteoireacht

• An earnáil phoiblí, an earnáil ghnó

• An Státseirbhís, An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha

• Riarachán áitiúil

• Na meáin chumarsáide – TG4, Raidió na Gaeltachta

• Eagraíochtaí Gaeilge agus Gaeltachta

• Margaíocht agus cumarsáid

• Aistriúchán

TúS AN CHúRSA:

Meán Fómhair 2013

IARRATAIS:

Iarratais:

Ba chóir iarratais a dhéanamh ag an seoladh seo:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Dáta Deiridh:

Lúnasa 2013

TUILLEADH EOLAIS:

Ainm:

Fón:

R- Phost:

Seoladh:

Láithreán Gréasáin :

Ainm:

Fón:

R- Phost:

Seoladh:

Láithreán Gréasáin :

Fiona de Paor

091 492564 [email protected]

Roinn na Gaeilge www.oegaillimh.ie/gaeilge

Éamon Ó Cofaigh

091 493802 [email protected]

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge www.oegaillimh.ie/acadamh

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This postgraduate certificate course provides initial training, specialised knowledge and skills needed for graduates who wish to teach English as a Foreign Language. Successful course participants are awarded a Certificate in Teaching English as a

Foreign Language by the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Successful completion of this course enables graduates to proceed to the postgraduate Higher Diploma in TEFL.

Certificate in TEFL

(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

“I attained a TEFL Certificate in NUI Galway. I found the course interesting, comprehensive and it very much catered to the needs of the workplace. The subjects were varied and the lecturers engaging and stimulating. The extensive teaching experience I gained on this course really stood to me when I went in search of a teaching

position and I was employed as an English Language teacher shortly after I finished”. Murchadh O Tuairisg

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course will suit graduates who have completed a primary degree and are interested in a career in teaching English as a foreign language.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must hold a primary degree.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

€1,500. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Classes are in the form of lectures, discussions, microteaching and a minimum of 50 hours of supervised teaching practice. Teaching practice is arranged by, and takes place in, NUI Galway. Each student must design a portfolio of relevant material to be submitted at the end of the course. Classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from

October to May, from 7pm to 10pm.

The course covers:

• Basic Teaching Skills

• Teaching Practice

• Language Analysis

• Theories and Approaches to Language Teaching

• English as a Foreign Language Methodology

• Grammar Presentation

• Syllabus Design

• Testing, Evaluation

• Introduction to Linguistics

• English for Special Purposes

• Portfolio Preparation

• Microteaching

• Teaching Young Learners

• Assessment of Young Learners

• Teaching Adults

• Multicultural Education

• Modern Developments in English as a Foreign

• Language and Teaching Overseas

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment includes written assignments, student performance in teaching practice, the teaching portfolio and student performance in the examination which is held at the end of the course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and abroad as teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

START DATE:

October 2012. Please contact the programme coordinator for start dates in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Note that the following information must also be submitted:

• Covering letter indicating your interest in the course

• A photocopy of your curriculum vitae

• A photocopy of your degree results

• A photocopy of your birth certificate

• Two signed passport-size photographs

Closing Date:

Mid May of the academic year in which the course is offered

Application Fee:

No application fee

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Marie Morrissey

091 493898 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Level 1, Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in French is designed for students with an interest in French and a wish 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 also study major issues in the contemporary French-speaking world, such as immigration, education, culture and politics.

Diploma in French

“Just a brief note to say Merci Beaucoup. I am delighted to have attended NUIG to study for my Diploma in French. The support and encouragement for the students

was outstanding. Thank you. I am heading to Nice shortly and hope to impress all and sundry”. John Moriarty

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma is designed for those who have some knowledge of the language and is also suitable for the complete or quasi-beginner.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in French.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme aims to equip students with appropriate written and oral skills in French. The French native teachers will use the communicative method of modern language instruction. He/she will gradually introduce the relevant points of grammar to the students and show how these are applied to written and oral structures. By the end of each week, term and year, students should be able to converse and comprehend a variety of topics and situations that are normally encountered in everyday situations in a contemporary Francophone environment.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to French Language,

French Language and Comprehension, Introduction to Civilisation,

Culture and Society in France, Oral French - Parlons Français

Year 2: Modules:

Improvers’ French I – On Écoute, On Écrit et On

Parle 1, Improvers’ French II – On Écoute, On Écrit et On Parle 2,

French Culture – Connaître le Monde Francophone 2, Oral French

– Parlons Français 2

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester. This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The ability to converse and write in French will be a clear advantage to those who work, or wish to work, in areas such as education, business, law, tourism and information technology, to name but a few. Knowledge of French will offer enhanced employment opportunities both in Ireland and abroad.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-September each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each academic year

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Máire-Áine Ní Mhainnín

091 493397

091 494508 [email protected]

Department of French www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge is now offering a Diploma in Irish (Level A2) and Diploma in Irish (Level B2) to all students and staff within the National University of Ireland,

Galway and in other centres outside of the University.

Diploma in

Irish (Level A2)

Diploma in

Irish (Level B2)

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma in Irish (Level A2) is suitable for students who have no prior knowledge of the language and the Diploma in Irish (Level B2) is suitable for students who have some prior knowledge of Irish, but who may not have had the opportunity to use it in some time. The course syllabi are based on A2 and B2 levels and standards established by the

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma in Irish

(Level A2) - There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applications are welcome from those interested in gaining a basic knowledge of the language.

Diploma in Irish

(Level B2)

- this course is suitable for people who have a prior knowledge of the language (gained through the Irish educational system, for example).

Each applicant must complete the Language Placement Test.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

6

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

For further information on fees, email: [email protected]

COURSE OUTLINE:

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 programme aims to develop and foster language skills of students who have prior knowledge of the language.

Throughout the course the student’s communicative skills will be developed and (s)he will be equipped with the ability to function through the medium of Irish in a range of basic, everyday, realistic situations. Authentic communicative activities will be used (i.e. television and radio programmes, newspapers, etc.) so that the student will gain an insight into everyday usage of the language.

Both diplomas are delivered part-time over two years. Each academic year is divided into two parts called semesters. A semester consists of ten teaching weeks. Students will attend a three hour class once a week over two academic years and will also spend one weekend in the second semester of both years in the Gaeltacht. There is an additional fee for the weekend course. The courses consists of four modules. Students must successfully complete all modules over the two-year period to be awarded a Diploma.

Diploma in Irish (Level A2) - Year 1 and Year 2

Listening and Speaking 1 and 2

Writing and Reading 1 and 2

Diploma in Irish (Level B2) - Year 1 and Year 2

Listening and Speaking 3 and 4

Writing and Reading 3 and 4

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Course participants will sit an oral and written examination at the end of each year. Students’ competence in spoken Irish will be tested by oral examination in the first and second years. Students will be tested by written examination at the end of the first and second years. Students will be required to complete two assessments during each year of the course.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge A2 is used as a stepping stone to progress to the higher levels of diploma and a lot of our students pursue a career in primary and post-primary teaching after undertaking these courses.

START DATE:

September of each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

July of the academic year in which the programme is offered

Application Fee:

None

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Caitríona Leather

091 495248

091 526509 [email protected]

Áras na Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh.

http://www.nuigalway.ie/administration_services/acadamh// cursai/cursai_dioplomai/dioploma_sa_ghaeilge_irish.html

CUR SíOS AR AN GCúRSA

Is faoi scáth Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, atá an Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (Leibhéal

C1) agus Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (B2) á reáchtáil. Reáchtáiltear na cúrsaí seo go páirtaimseartha thar dhá bhliain. Tá siollabas na gcúrsaí seo bunaithe ar chaighdeán agus ar leibhéal C1 agus leibhéal B2 mar atá leagtha amach i bhFráma Tagartha an

Chomhchreata Eorpaigh. Beidh deis ag mic léinn freastal ar chúrsa Gaeltachta.

An Dioplóma sa

Ghaeilge (Leibhéal C1)

An Dioplóma sa

Ghaeilge (Leibhéal B2)

“Ba mhór an chabhair dom an Dioplóma i mbliana. Bhí mé ag iarraidh feabhas a chur ar mo chuid Gaeilge agus mé i mbliain na céime. Bhí mé in ann dul ó cheacht go ceacht ag foghlaim míreanna beaga ceann i ndiaidh a chéile. Tá sé riachtanach go mbeadh Gaeilge ag dlíodóirí freisin. Múintear téarmaíocht úsáideach sa

Dioplóma do lucht an dlí. Mholfainn an Dioplóma go hard.” úna Ní Chatháin

Cé Dó A BHFUIL AN CúRSA SEO OIRIúNACH:

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (C1): Beidh an cúrsa seo oiriúnach do dhaoine a bhfuil caighdeán ard Gaeilge acu cheana féin sa scríobh agus sa labhairt agus a dteastaíonn uathu barr feabhais a chur ar a gcuid scileanna teanga.

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (B2): Tá an cúrsa seo oiriúnach d’fhoghlaimeoirí a bhfuil grád D nó níos airde sa Ghaeilge bainte amach acu ag leibhéal na hArdteistiméireachta nó a bhfuil cumas ag leibhéal B1 de réir an

Chomhchreata Eorpaigh acu sa Ghaeilge.

RIACHTANAIS IONTRáLA:

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (C1): Fáilteofar roimh iarratais ó dhaoine a bhfuil leibhéal pas bainte amach acu i scrúdú ardleibhéal Gaeilge na hArdteistiméireachta agus a bhaineann amach an caighdeán sásúil sa

Triail Socrúcháin Teanga.

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (B2): Beidh an cúrsa seo oiriúnach do dhaoine a bhfuil eolas áirithe acu ar an teanga cheana féin (de bharr a dtréimhse scolaíochta in Éirinn, mar shampla).

FíRICí TáBHACHTACHA FAOIN gCúRSA:

ECTS:

30

Leibhéal NFQ:

Leibhéal NFQ (Leibhéal B2): 6

Leibhéal NFQ (Leibhéal C1): 7

Fad an chúrsa:

Cúrsa páirtaimseartha thar dhá bhliain

Modh Staidéir:

Seomra Ranga

Táillí:

Seol ríomhphost chuig [email protected] chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi tháillí an chúrsa.

PRíOMHGHNéITHE AN CHúRSA

Is é misean an Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (Leibhéal C1) scileanna cumarsáide agus scríofa sa Ghaeilge a thabhairt d’iarrthóirí a chuirfidh ar a gcumas a ngnó gairmiúil a dhéanamh go héifeachtach trí Ghaeilge.

Tá sé mar chuspóir ag an Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (Leibhéal B2) forbairt agus buanú a dhéanamh ar scileanna teanga an mhic léinn a bhfuil eolas

áirithe ar an nGaeilge aige nó aici. Déanfar é seo trí úsáid a bhaint as gníomhaíochtaí cumarsáideacha nuálacha agus úsáidfear ábhar dílis (is

é sin, cláir theilifíse, cláir raidió, nuachtáin, srl) ionas go bhfaighidh an mac léinn léargas ar ghnáthúsáid laethúil na Gaeilge.

Cúrsa 2 bhliain atá i gceist: 18 seachtain in aghaidh na bliana sa chéad bhliain & 20 seachtain in aghaidh na bliana sa dara bliain. Ina theannta sin beidh deireadh seachtaine de léachtaí sa chéad bhliain ar siúl in

Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh (C1).

Bliain 1: Modúil (C1):

Ceart na Gaeilge, Straitéisí Comhrá, Saíocht na Gaeilge agus na Gaeltachta.

Modúil (B2):

Éisteacht agus Labhairt,

Scríobh agus Léamh.

Bliain 2: Modúil (C1):

Ceart na Gaeilge, Straitéisí Comhrá.

Modúil

(B2):

Éisteacht agus Labhairt, Scríobh agus Léamh.

AN CóRAS MEASúNACHTA

An Scrúdú Cainte

Déanfar tástáil ar chumas labhartha Gaeilge na n-iarrthóirí trí scrúdú cainte sa chéad agus sa dara bliain.

An Scrúdú Scríofa

Seasfaidh gach mac léinn scrúdú ag deireadh gach bliana.

Measúnuithe Leanúnacha

I rith gach bliana caithfidh iarrthóirí dhá mheasúnú a sheasamh.

DEISEANNA GAIRME:

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (C1): Cuirfidh an Dioplóma le do dheiseanna fostaíochta i réimse leathan gairmeacha i saol na Gaeilge, ina measc tá an mhúinteoireacht, an chraoltóireacht agus an iriseoireacht.

Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge (B2): Ar chríoch an chúrsa, beidh deiseanna fostaíochta ag mic léinn i réimse leathan gairmeacha ina bhfuil cumas idirmheánach Gaeilge ag teastáil. Tá Dioplóma B2 sa Ghaeilge aitheanta ag an Roinn Oideachais mar cháilíocht iontrála sa Ghaeilge dóibh siúd atá ag cur isteach ar chúrsaí sna Coláistí Oiliúna Múinteoirí.

TúS AN CHúRSA:

Meán Fómhair gach bhliain.

IARRATAIS:

Iarratais:

Ba chóir iarratais a dhéanamh ag an seoladh seo: www.

nuigalway.ie/apply

Dáta Deiridh:

Samhradh 2012

Táille Iarratais:

Níl aon táille iarratais le híoc

TUILLEADH EOLAIS

Ainm:

Fón:

Facs:

R- Phost:

Seoladh:

Láithreán

Gréasáin :

Caitríona Leather

091 495248

091 526509 [email protected]

Áras na Gaeilge, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh http://www.acadamh.ie/cursai/cursai_dioplomai/ dioploma_sa_ghaeilge.html

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of the Diploma programme is to equip students with appropriate communicative skills in German language

– listening, written and oral – and to introduce students to

German culture. German is spoken not only in Germany, Austria and Switzerland but in many other parts of Central and Eastern

Europe. As well as providing a grounding in the language, the two-year programme will give students deeper insights into the vital role of German in Central Europe’s intellectual, cultural and economic life.

Diploma in German

“Two years ago I completed the Diploma in German course. The German tutor ignited and sustained my interest, not only in the German language, but in all aspects of German life and culture. It was a joy to attend the course. The tutor encouraged us to attend on-campus German films and drama. I still miss those classes!”

Bernie Igoe

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma in German is designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the language and wish to gain German language skills for personal or professional reasons.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in German.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students will begin with the basic elements of German grammar and vocabulary and will progress to the study of a selection of social and cultural issues in the contemporary German-speaking world. In each term students will target specific topics, communication situations and language skills that are typically needed in a modern German-speaking environment. There are six modules on offer throughout the two-year programme. Students must successfully complete three modules per year. Considerable emphasis is placed on teacher-student interaction in small groups, on continuous assessment of language work (written and spoken), and on providing support and feedback to students.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Beginners’ German – written and spoken, Beginners’ German continued – written, spoken and comprehension, Introduction to Aspects of 20th Century German,

Swiss, and Austrian Culture

Year 2: Modules:

Intermediate German – written, spoken, and oral comprehension 1, Intermediate German – written, spoken, and oral comprehension 2, Contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss Culture;

German Conversation

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Each module in the Diploma is individually assessed. Assessment takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester, and a written examination at the end of the semester.

Classes are held one evening per week over two academic years.

The teaching method is mainly based on a communicative approach which focuses on teaching language structures through conversation and exercises rather than on memorising forms. In order to develop productive skills (speaking and writing) as well as receptive skills

(listening and reading), regular attendance and home study are a requirement. Students are encouraged to spend time at home incorporating language practice in their everyday routines and to avail of their access to language-learning facilities, film showings, German evenings etc. at the University.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

German language skills are essential in many professions, such as international finance & marketing, careers as translators and interpreters and in a wide range of business sectors where companies are required to trade in international markets.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-September in the academic year in which it is offered. Please contact the programme coordinator for the next commencement date.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each academic year

Application Fee:

€30

TUILLEADH EOLAIS

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Gabriele Behrens

091 493396

091 494572 [email protected]

Department of German www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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 to the structures and functions of the language. In addition, a cultural module will introduce students to aspects of contemporary Italian culture, including the main trends in

Italian art, cinema and history and will offer lectures on a variety of topics, from different regions in Italy to wine-tasting sessions.

Diploma in Italian

““I have really enjoyed the evening diploma course in Italian run by NUI Galway. Not only did it serve to provide me with a university qualification, but it has given me a useful introduction to the Italian culture and ways of conversation, not to mention a much appreciated network of fellow Italy enthusiasts in Galway. Run over two years, it has enabled me to learn an additional language at a pace which is manageable in a busy work and family environment. The modules were taught in an

enjoyable manner by lecturers who were most professional and encouraging. I’d highly recommend it!” Annette kearney

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma in Italian is open to everybody and is designed for those who have no previous knowledge of the language. The Diploma in Italian will be offered in two modes from September 2012 (i.e. a classroom-based programme and an online programme) to accommodate students who live at a distance from the University and are not able to attend classes on a weekly basis.

The online programme is particularly suitable for students who need flexibility in their time and mode of study and/or live away from

Galway. Basic computer skills are sufficient for the online students including an ability to download and upload files, navigate websites, use emails and Skype-style applications. An introductory on-campus session at the beginning of the course will explain in very simple terms how to use these applications and will take students through all steps necessary to become familiar with these learning tools.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Italian.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Classroom-Based Diploma Programme

Programme Content - Year 1

• Italian Language Level 1 - Part 1

• Italian Language Level 1 - Part 2

• Italian Culture and Language Level 1

Programme Content - Year 2

• Italian Language Level 2 - Part 1

• Italian Language Level 2 - Part 2

• Italian Culture and Language Level 2

Classes will be held on Monday evenings.

Online Diploma Programme

Programme Content – Year 1

• Italian Language Skills – Level 1, Part 1

• Italian Language Skills – Level 1, Part 2

• Oral and Intercultural Skills – Level 1

Programme Content – Year 2

• Italian Language Skills– Level 2, Part 1

• Italian Language Skills – Level 2, Part 2

• Oral and Intercultural Skills – Level 2

Students will be guided through each interactive and participative online module which will emphasize collaborative learning in order to avoid any feelings of ’isolation’. Lecture packages will be delivered weekly online and will include comprehension tasks, individual and group work, conversation and intercultural aspects. Three on campus sessions per semester are also included (Saturdays).

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of continuous assessment during the semester and written and oral examinations at the end of the semester.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course is designed to give people enhanced language skills whether for personal, travel or professional purposes. At the end of the course, students will have an additional transferable skill with the knowledge of a new language. They will also have improved communication ability both in written and oral tasks, and a recognized university qualification in the Italian language.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-September in the academic year in which it is offered. Please contact the programme coordinator for the next commencement date.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each academic year

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Classroom-Based Diploma Programme

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Anne O’Connor

091 493794 [email protected]

Department of Italian www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

Online Diploma Programme

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Laura McLoughlin

091 492240 [email protected]

Department of Italian www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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 clearly be of interest to students for a number of different reasons. Knowledge of the language will be of benefit to all of those planning to visit Spain for business or pleasure. The ability to converse and write in Spanish will be a clear advantage to those who work, or wish to work, in areas such as education, business, tourism and information technology, to name but a few. Knowledge of Spanish will offer enhanced employment opportunities both in Ireland and abroad.

Diploma in Spanish

“The Diploma in Spanish is a resounding success. I had a few words in Spanish when I started and now I can speak and understand a lot of Spanish. I enjoyed the interaction and close personal attention that the lecturers gave to the students. They had a genuine interest in helping us all to do well. I made friends for life from the course, people I would never have met otherwise. I would highly recommend the Diploma to anybody who has an interest in Spanish language and culture. I am

looking forward to going to Spain and practising my Spanish.” kathleen O’Connell

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Diploma in Spanish is designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of the language and wish to gain Spanish language skills for personal or professional reasons.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Spanish.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fees €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This two-year programme has the following aims: to equip students with essential communicative skills in Spanish, both spoken and written; to familiarise students with a range of contemporary social and political issues from the Spanish-speaking world; to introduce students to the history and cultures of Spain and Latin America.

Six modules are on offer throughout the two-year programme. Students must successfully complete three modules per year.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Beginners’ Spanish – written and spoken, Beginners’ Spanish – written, spoken and comprehension,

Introduction to Spain and Oral Spanish

Year 2: Modules:

Improvers’ Spanish 1 – written, spoken and oral comprehension, Improvers’ Spanish 2 – written, spoken and oral comprehension, Introduction to Latin America and Oral Spanish

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of essays, written assignments or presentations during the semester and a written examination at the end of the semester.

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Knowledge of Spanish opens up employment possibilities in Europe, the USA and Latin America. Former students have found employment in areas such as international business, banking, language and literature teaching, journalism, arts administration, development work, interpreting and tourism.

START DATE:

The programme commences in mid-September in the academic year in which it is offered. Please contact the programme coordinator for the next commencement date.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each academic year

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Lorna Shaughnessy

091 492229 [email protected]

Department of Spanish www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is primarily designed to expose participants to the skills necessary to organise and run an EFL School or to undertake the role of Director of Studies in such a school.

Successful course participants are awarded a Higher Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language by the National

University of Ireland, Galway.

Diploma in TEFL

(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

“Upon completion of the excellent TEFL postgraduate certificate course in NUI Galway, I was eager to return and enrol on the subsequent Higher Diploma in TEFL.

Expectations were high and I have not been disappointed. A superb teaching standard and consistent guidance allowed for the challenges of this intensive course to be met with enthusiasm and vigour. Highly recommended for anyone who wishes to progress and advance their career in English Language Teaching.”

Colin McCracken, 2011

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course is open to graduates who have completed a primary degree and have a recognised Certificate in TEFL.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have a primary degree and a recognised Certificate in

TEFL.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €1600. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Classes are in the form of lectures, discussions, microteaching and a minimum of 40 hours of supervised teaching practice. Teaching practice is arranged by, and takes place in, NUI Galway. Each student must design a portfolio of relevant material to be submitted at the end of the course. Classes are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from

October to May, from 7pm to 10pm.

The course covers:

• Marketing and Management in English Language Teaching

• Advanced Language Analysis

• Second Language

• Testing and Test Construction

• Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching

• Syllabus Design

• Literature in English Language Teaching

• Socio Linguistics

• Pragmatics

• Microteaching

• Portfolio Preparation

• Teaching Practice

• Modern Developments in English as a Foreign

• Language and Teaching Overseas

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment includes written assignments, student performance in teaching practice, the teaching portfolio and student performance in the course examination, which is held at the end of the course.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course enables graduates to apply for positions in Ireland and abroad as Teachers of English as a Foreign Language.

START DATE:

The programme commences on an annual basis in

October of each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Note that the following information must also be submitted:

• A covering letter

• A copy of your curriculum vitae

• A photocopy of your degree results

• A photocopy of the TEFL Certificate obtained

• A photocopy of your birth certificate

• Two signed passport-size photographs

Closing Date:

Late May of the academic year in which the programme is offered. Check the programme website for further details.

Application Fee:

No application fee applicable.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Marie Morrissey

091 493898 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Level 1, Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Returning to

Learning

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Access Course is a one year, part-time evening course that aims to provide mature students with the opportunity to prepare personally and academically for an undergraduate course of full-time study of at least three years duration at NUI Galway.

The course is designed to meet the learning needs of the adult student and provide individual attention and assistance where appropriate.

Access

Course for

Mature Students

(from socio- economically disadvantaged backgrounds)

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

Mature Students who may not have the conventional educational requirements and who come from socio-economic backgrounds that are under-represented in third level.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements, such as Leaving Certificate or aptitude tests, but typically candidates have a keen interest in reading and learning in general and aspire to continue their education to degree level and/or beyond. Applicants must be 22 years of age or over on

January 1st in the year of application.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

6

Duration of course:

28 week, part-time. Students should note that this programme may be delivered on a part-time, day or evening basis.

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

Course costs for those selected to attend the course are borne by the University, subject to sufficient funding being available.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The course content consists of core subjects and academic options. The core subjects include:

• Study Skills

• Applied Writing

• Information Technology

• Educational Guidance

The academic options provide students with introductory University courses as a prelude to continuing their studies at a higher level.

Students generally study four academic options, from the following subjects:

Arts

: Philosophy, Sociology, History, Irish, English, Mathematics,

Economics, Classical Civilisation

Science/Engineering/IT:

Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Commerce:

Economics, Mathematics

Celtic Studies:

Irish

The exact subjects on offer in a given year may vary, depending on the availability of specialist tutors. There may also be guest lectures in subjects such as Psychology, Classical Civilisation and Archaeology or on other subjects.

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:

The criteria for successful completion of this course involve satisfactory attendance and performance in all elements of the programme.

Students’ academic progress is measured through a process of written and oral continuous assessment and examinations held at the end of each semester.

This part-time course runs over the academic year, lasting approximately

28 weeks. Classes are held on two or three evenings per week from

18:30–22:00 hours and one Saturday per month (3–5 hours).

Personal (home) study is an integral and important part of the course.

Students also have the opportunity to attend some undergraduate lectures on campus, by arrangement.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Access programme prepares students for re-entry to either full-time or part-time education and prepares students for future employment through its educational guidance, study skills and information technology modules.

START DATE:

The programme commences in September of each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Application forms can be downloaded from the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/access

Closing Date:

End of May each year

Application Fee:

Not applicable

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Access Programme Coordinator

091 493553 access @nuigalway.ie

Adult and Continuing Education - NUI Galway, Access Office www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

COURSE OVERVIEW

The preparatory nature of these programmes builds up participants’ confidence in their academic ability and equips them with skills that will help them to participate in future third level education programmes in a business or technology-related area.

Diploma in

Foundation Studies:

Business /

Diploma in

Foundation Studies:

Science, Technology and Engineering

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

A degree in Science/Technology/Engineering may lead to employment in areas such as industry, IT, consulting, research or third level education.

A degree in Business leads to a wide variety of careers including accounting, public service, human resource management or marketing.

START DATE:

October of each year.

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

These programmes are designed for individuals who have been out of the formal education system for some time and now wish to begin thirdlevel studies in the area of Business, Science, Engineering or Technology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

No specific entry requirements, but Leaving Certificate is desirable.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

6

Duration of course:

25 Weeks, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

€380. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The aim of the teaching programme is to foster in the participants confidence and enthusiasm for each specialist subject and to introduce them to the conceptual framework and language for each subject area.

The Foundation Course in Business focuses on three academic subject areas:

• Mathematics

• Economics

• Accountancy

The Foundation Course in Science, Engineering and Technology focuses on the following four academic subject areas:

• Physics

• Chemistry

• Biology

• Mathematics

Both courses also have modules in Academic Communication Skills and Educational Guidance. This enables the participants to acquire the necessary skills to benefit from, and participate in, third-level courses, build up students’ confidence in their personal and academic abilities and assist the students to identify and choose the university course that best suits their aptitudes.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The Foundation courses are 25-week, part-time introductory programmes, running over the academic year from October to May.

Classes are held twice a week, one evening from 7-9pm and the second evening from 7-10pm. There are also Saturday sessions.

Assessment is by means of written examination and continuous assessment.

The courses are a recognised entry requirement at GMIT and NUI

Galway for full-time and part-time Business, Science, Engineering and Technology courses at both institutions. Participants on these

Foundation courses must apply through the CAO mature students route for a place on a full-time course before February 1st in the year of entry to a third-level programme. That is, participants apply for a full-time, third-level place that will start the following autumn while still completing the Foundation Course.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

August

Application Fee:

Check with the course coordinator for applicable application fees.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Trish Hoare, Mature Students Officer

091 492695 [email protected]

Admissions Office www.nuigalway.ie/access

Rural

Development

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate, Diploma and BSc in Rural Development reflect a creative approach to changing social, economic and environmental issues affecting rural communities. The programme aims to provide students with a broad introduction to all aspects of Rural Development and the 18 course modules that are delivered online are complemented by weekend workshops.

BSc/Diploma/

Certificate in Rural

Development

“I wasn’t exactly sure what possibilities the BSc in Rural Development might open up for me when I completed my studies. Only now a few years later I have realised that I had earned not just an Honours Degree, but also a toolkit for both my own personal and professional development. The degree opened up opportunities for me to teach part-time in primary and adult education, gain recognition from the Teaching Council and ultimately to establish my own business.”

Bernard Joyce (B.Sc.), New Paradigms

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is designed for mature learners seeking a third-level qualification with an interest in rural affairs and community development. It is also intended for Rural Enterprise Managers and

Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Support and Local Authority Staff, and

Rural and Community Development Activists who seek continued professional development opportunities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants should meet the University’s requirements for mature students and have at least two years of experience in rural development or related activities in either a voluntary or professional capacity.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Certificate: 30 ECTS; Diploma: 60 ECTS (30 per annum part-time, 60 per annum full-time); Degree: 120 ECTS (60

ECTS per annum)

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years, parttime or 1 year, full-time; Degree: 2 further years following diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

CPD: €838;

Certificate: €1,676;

Diploma: €1,676 (part-time), €3,352 (full-time);

Degree: €3,352.

These fees are subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Rural Development, Rural

Organisation, Rural Economy, Rural Society, Rural Environment,

Communications for Rural Development

Module Options:

Social Farming, Food Business

Year 2: Modules:

Rural Research Methods, Integrated Rural

Development - Policy and Practice, Rural Enterprise, Integrated Rural

Community Planning, Professional Placement

Module Options:

Rural Tourism, Renewable Energy, Social Economy

Year 3: Modules:

Marketing and Business Skills for Rural Enterprise,

Financial Management, Project Planning and Development, Research

Project/Thesis: collaborative venture between students of the four constituent universities who partner in this programme (namely UCD,

UCC, NUI Galway and NUI Maynooth). The outcomes of the Research

Project/Thesis will be published.

Module Options:

Marine and Natural Resources, ICT and Rural

Development, Conservation and Management of the Rural Landscape

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are required to attend the University for workshops for one weekend at each of the four universities between September and April

(ie UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and NUI Maynooth). They must also engage with the online learning system (Blackboard), and carry out an assignment each month. During the degree phase, students are examined by written in-class tests at the end of each semester as well as by a written assignment.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students of the programme find employment as Rural Enterprise

Managers, Rural Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Support Staff, Local

Authority Staff, and Rural and Community Development Activists.

START DATE:

The next start date is September 1st, 2012. Please contact the programme coordinator for start dates in subsequent years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Information and application forms are available from the Programme Coordinator.

For further information contact

[email protected]

Closing Date:

August

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Name:

Phone:

Fax

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Hugh Kelley (Director)

Nadine Jeserich (Programme Coordinator)

091 492177 [email protected]

Department of Economics, School of Business and

Economics www.nuigalway.ie/ecn/ugrad/ugrad-brural.php

Claire Noone

091 492177

091 524130 [email protected]

Department of Economics, School of Business and

Economics www.economics.nuig.ie/index.php

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Science

COURSE OVERVIEW

This Diploma in Scientific Studies (Gemmology) provides an introduction to the science of gemmology for people with a general interest in gemstones, as well as for those working in the jewellery and related trades. The programme aims to provide students with a broad introduction to the study of gemstones. It teaches a range of laboratory–based techniques used to identify gemstones and provides students with hands-on experience in identification protocols using a comprehensive collection of gemstones. The programme also includes studies of typical geological settings of gemstones through lectures and field trips to Connemara.

Diploma in

Gemmology

“For as long as I can remember, I have had a fascination, interest and love of gemstones. This fascinating course takes you through the geological formation of gemstones, identifying gemstone properties and most of all, hands on practical experience with gemmological equipment and specimens. This course helped me get back to learning something exciting and new and made learning fun again. It impressed me so much, that I am currently pursuing a career in gemmology. Most of all, what made the course experience all the more worthwhile was, the care and dedication of the course lecturers ensured everyone was learning together and made it

enjoyable for all.” Georgina Callinan

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is open to everyone and is designed for those with no previous training in gemmology. It is suitable as an introductory course for people with a general interest in gemstones, as well as for those working in the jewellery and related trades.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in

Gemmology. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January

1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €970, non-EU fee €1,470. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme consists of lectures, laboratory demonstrations and practicals, including tuition on good practice in the identification of gemstones from the programme’s teaching collection, which comprises in excess of 200 cut stones. The programme also focuses on the examination of these gemstones using a range of laboratory instruments, including binocular microscope, refractometer, spectroscope, polariscope and conoscope.

The programme includes the following topics:

• The Dynamic Earth

• Earth History

• Earth Materials

• The Formation and Geological Settings of Gemstones

• Global Distribution of Gemstones

• The Crystallography and Mineralogy of Gemstones

• The Optical Properties of Crystals and Gemstones

• Properties and Instrumentation

• Recording Gemstone Properties/Identification

• Protocols

• Fashioning of Gemstones

• Synthetic Gemstones (Enhancements and Imitations)

• Systematic Recording of the Physical and Optical

• Properties of Gemstones

There are also two one-day field trips to Connemara to study crystals and minerals in their natural settings.

Year 1: Modules:

Geology and Gemstones, The Crystallography and

Mineralogy of Gemstones, Optical Properties of Crystals

Year 2: Modules:

Gemstone Properties and Instrumentation,

Recording Gemstone Properties, Gemstone Simulants and Treatments,

Artificial and Synthetic Gemstones

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. Assessment is by examination (written and practical) at the end of each semester and by continuous assessment.

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week (Wednesdays 6.30 to 9.30 pm).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Students of the programme find employment in gemmological work

(quality control, authentification) and jewellery (retail and design) trades. Students may also find work as valuators for the insurance industry.

START DATE:

The next start date for this programme is September

2013.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each year

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Professor Martin Feely

091 492129

091 494533 [email protected]

Earth and Ocean Sciences, Quadrangle Building www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Scientific Studies (Geology) provides an introduction to the science of geology for people with a general interest in the natural environment. It explores key questions such as: how did the Earth and the landscape form; what is a geological hazard; what are geological materials and how are they exploited; and what effect does that have on the environment? The programme aims to provide the student with a broad introduction to the study of the Earth and hands-on practical experience of the techniques employed within the field of geology. The principles of geology are covered using case studies and physical materials from around the world and the course includes field trips to see in-situ geology in an Irish context.

Diploma in Geology

“As a mature student, I enrolled in the Adult and Continuing Education Diploma course in Geology, and I can honestly say that I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The lectures are interesting and stimulating, and the friendly staff couldn’t be more helpful. The course has opened up a whole new understanding of earth dynamics and geological time and within the class – a group of like-minded people – the common bonds of mutual interest have created new, lasting friendships. I

would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a questioning mind about earth science.” Paula Gleeson

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is open to everyone and is designed for people with no previous training in geology. It is suitable for all people with a general interest in the natural environment and those who appreciate the outdoors; it is also suitable for those with or without a general scientific background.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Geology.

Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years.

Candidates under 21 years should meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €970, non-EU fee €1,470.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme consists of lectures and practical exercises concerning the structure of the Earth from the atomic to the planetary level, internal and external Earth processes and materials, and the interaction between people and the planet they inhabit.

The programme includes the following topics:

• Planet Earth

• Structural Geology and Geological Maps

• Building Blocks of the Earth

• Crystallography, Mineralogy and Microscopy

• Global and Irish Geology

• Virtual Geology Tours

• Evolution of the Earth

• Palaeontology

• Economic Geology

• Earth’s Physical Resources

• Hydrogeology

• The Human Perspective

• Hazards and the Environment

There are also two field trips available per semester, from half a day to a weekend in duration. These are all located in Ireland, in Counties Mayo,

Galway, Clare and sometimes further afield (e.g. Antrim, Down, Louth,

Kerry, Waterford) and they are designed to complement the course material.

Year 1: Modules:

Planet Earth, The Building Blocks of Earth, Geology of Ireland

Year 2: Modules:

Evolution of the Earth, Economic Geology, The

Human Perspective

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students attend for three hours per week over two years, for a total of four semesters. The programme usually comprises one lecture and one practical per week and two field trips per semester, lasting usually for a half-day or a full day. Students must attend at least one field trip each semester.

All modules in the Diploma are individually assessed. The assessment for each module takes the form of practical assignments during the semester and an essay or written examination at the end of the semester.

This is a two-year, part-time programme. Classes are held one evening per week (Thursdays).

START DATE:

The next start date is September 2012. For start dates in subsequent years please contact the programme coordinator.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Information and applications can be found online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each year

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Sadhbh Baxter

091 495962

091 494533 [email protected]

Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Science and

Technology

COURSE OVERVIEW

The programme in Science and Technology Studies is a parttime programme which focuses on the knowledge and skill requirements of high-tech industries. Its 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 is delivered via a blend of distance and online resources, oncampus tutorials and labs, and company-based projects.

BSc/Diploma in Science and

Technology Studies

“I have now completed the diploma and am continuing on to the degree. I found the distance learning course a wonderful way to combine study with full time working.

My tutors and course coordinators were all very helpful, always available for advice and guidance and I have also made many great friends. I would highly recommend

it.” Dara kirwan

“Having last been in 3rd level in the late 80s/early 90s, I was nervous about returning to education, particularly in a different discipline. I am a business graduate originally so this is a big departure for me even though it is an area of interest. The support level provided by tutors and administrative staff is excellent, with queries of any type usually answered very promptly. The course material is presented in an easy to digest format and the collaborative tools provided through the Moodle

software are simple and easy to use while being perfectly functional, not to mention practical laboratory sessions where appropriate.” Derrick O’Hanlon

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme is primarily intended to support those seeking career advancement in a variety of high-tech industries such as medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and manufacturing. It will also appeal to those with a personal interest in Science and Technology. Students who wish to register for an individual module(s) for the purpose of continuing professional development credit or updating their existing skills or knowledge, may do so on a modular credit basis. Further details can be found on the programme website: www.modularbsc.ie.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Diploma:

Applicants under 21 years of age on January 1st of year of entry must meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Other applicants may enter as mature students. In both cases, a pass standard in Maths at Leaving Cert level is desirable.

Degree:

Graduates of the Diploma can automatically progress to the

BSc. Other applicants with a Diploma in a related area in Science or

Engineering may be considered for direct entry to the Degree cycle.

Applicants who have completed accredited study in a relevant area may apply for exemptions. Credit may also be granted for demonstrable experiential learning. Exemptions may be granted up to a maximum of 5 modules in the Diploma cycle and 5 modules in the Degree cycle.

Exemptions are considered by the programme board on a case-by-case basis at the time of application only.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Diploma: 120 ECTS, Degree: 240 ECTS

Award

(NFQ Level):

Diploma: 7; Degree: 8

Duration of course:

Diploma: 2 years, part-time; Degree: 2 further years following diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €380 per module. Non-EU students are liable for an additional €500 per academic year. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive grounding in the theoretical foundations of Science and Engineering; introduce students to areas of applied and specialist knowledge found in today’s high-tech environments; and develop important managerial skills such as problem solving, decision making and advanced communication skills.

Diploma in Science and Technology Studies

The Diploma consists of 20 modules to be completed over a minimum of two years. The modules on offer include core modules which cover the foundations of Science, Engineering, Management and IT; electives which allow students to specialise in an area of particular interest to them; and company-based projects to help students to apply their learning in the workplace.

Degree in Science & Technology Studies

The Degree consists of an additional 20 modules. The core modules are largely in the areas of production science and operations and systems management. The elective streams will enable students to specialise and deepen their knowledge in the following areas: Lean and Quality

Systems, Medical Device Science, Environmental Sustainability, Form and Function of the Human Body, Automation and Control. A full list of diploma and degree modules can be found on the programme website.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Candidates receive learning materials in both online and hard copy format. In addition, the programme requires attendance on campus for approximately ten hours per module, generally on Saturdays.

Assessment is through assignments, written exams and, in some cases, practical laboratory sessions. Exams take place at the end of each semester. All modules are assessed individually.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Management roles in the following sectors: medical devices, biotechnology, scientific services , high-end and specialist manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food science etc.

START DATE:

The programme commences in late August of each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Late June of each year.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Niamh McHugh

091 495845 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.modularbsc.ie

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-year, part-time Diploma course aims to develop students’ knowledge around the issues and opportunities associated with achieving and maintaining environmental sustainability in industry and business sectors. It also aims to develop the associated technical and soft skills.

Diploma in

Environmental

Sustainability

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid environmental roles, e.g. internal environmental policy consultants, waste minimisation specialists, and energy optimisation advisors. On completion of the course, students will have highly marketable, up-to-date and confidencebuilding knowledge and skills that are relevant to the green economy.

They will have practiced, and been assessed on, a range of technical and transferable skills which will be beneficial at the personal, enterprise and community levels.

If graduates so wish, they can progress to the BSc in Science and

Technology Studies (NQF Level 8) with credit for their studies. In this case they will be exempt from one elective stream in the Degree cycle.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science and Technology

Studies or a related Diploma or higher qualification.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €1,900, non-EU fee €2,400

COURSE OUTLINE:

Participants will gain knowledge of the generation, distribution and conservation of sustainable energy; product, process and service design that minimises environmental impact; and policy, legislation and compliance in the area. A focused project module and the practical and applied nature of programme delivery will require participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Students will engage with fellow students and module tutors in discussions that explore the key concepts in environmental sustainability and challenge their way of thinking.

On completion of the course students should have:

• An appreciation of environmental factors, standards and policies

which impact on the medical device, bio-pharma and general

manufacturing sectors

• Specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of environmental

policy, compliance and auditing

• Developed insight of national and international issues in relation to

green energies and the green economy in general

• Technical knowledge and skills in the design of products and process

with a view to minimizing environmental impact by streamlining

processes, decreasing waste and optimising reuse, recycling and

waste disposal

• Built their management and leadership capabilities to facilitate

organisational change towards environmentally sustainable

processes, products and procedures

The Diploma consists of the following four inter-related taught modules and a project.

Year 1: Modules:

Environmental Management Systems, Environmental

Impact Assessment, Design for Environment, Sustainable Energy

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment of the taught modules is through continuous assignments, written examinations and, in some cases, practical laboratory sessions.

Exams take place at the end of each semester. The project is assessed through staged delivery of a project report. The award mark is based on an average result of all five modules.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid environmental roles, e.g. internal environmental policy consultants, waste minimisation specialists, energy optimisation advisors. It will also be of interest to entrepreneurs interested in the opportunities afforded by the green economy.

START DATE:

September of each year.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Closing date for application is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Niamh McHugh

091 495845 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.aua.ie

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-year, part-time Diploma course aims to develop students’ specialist knowledge of the human body, disease states and possible interventions. It also aims to develop transferable and soft skills. Delivered via blended learning, the course will equip participants with state-of-the-art reference materials to support module topics.

Diploma in Form and Function of the

Human Body

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The course is intended for those who wish to deepen their knowledge of the human body. It will allow those with engineering qualifications to specialise in biomedical aspects of engineering if taken as a ‘top up’ course. If graduates so wish they can progress to the BSc in Science and

Technology Studies (NQF Level 8) with credit for their studies. In this case, they will be exempt from one elective stream in the Degree cycle.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science and Technology

Studies or a related Diploma or otherwise prove that they satisfy the prerequisites of each of the courses.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €1,900, non-EU fee €2,400

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students have four core modules and a project to complete within the course. Participants will gain knowledge of the form and function of the human body and common human diseases; the science behind a range of therapeutic interventions; and the technology behind various medical devices. A focused project module and the practical and applied nature of programme delivery will require participants to apply their knowledge to real cases and engage in discussions with fellow students and module tutors, exploring the key concepts in the human body, disease states and various interventions.

This course consists of the following modules:

Year 1: Modules:

Anatomy Biocompatibility and Device Design,

Cell Biology, Immunology and Human Therapeutics

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment of the taught modules is through continuous assignments, written examinations and, in some cases, practical laboratory sessions.

Exams take place at the end of each semester. The project is assessed through staged delivery of a project report. The award mark is based on an average result of all five modules. The programme requires attendance on campus for approximately ten hours per module, mainly on Saturdays.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The course will allow medical device operatives and technicians to advance their biomedical knowledge. It will be beneficial to those from a science or engineering background who wish to transfer existing skills and develop specialist knowledge in order to move into the medical devices sector. It will also be of benefit to current Medical Device

Engineers by providing insight into the ultimate environment of their products.

START DATE:

September of each year.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Closing date for receipt of applications is late June of each year.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Niamh McHugh

091 495845 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.aua.ie

COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme focuses on the topical area of Lean, Six Sigma,

Business Process Modelling and Continuous Improvement.

Green belt material is covered to enable students to top off their academic award with an industry-standard professional qualification. This programme is delivered via blended learning teaching methodologies. This course offers students mediumterm up-skilling for career advancement or specialisation and/or cross-skilling for career change or cross-team roles. This programme is approved by Engineers Ireland for Continuous

Professional Development purposes.

Diploma in Lean and

Quality Systems

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

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 will allow those with basic engineering qualifications to up-skill and specialise in lean engineering if taken as a ‘top up’ course. It will also allow those in declining sectors to convert their skills and transfer their experience.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science and Technology

Studies or a related Diploma or higher qualification. Applicants may use experience in addition to academic qualifications to demonstrate that they satisfy the course prerequisites.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €2,000, non-EU fee €2,500

COURSE OUTLINE:

The course consists of a project module (chosen in consultation with a project supervisor) and four inter-related taught modules. Two taught modules are completed each semester (September to December and

January to June), while the project is completed over the academic year.

Year 1: Modules:

Lean Thinking / Lean Tools, Quality Science – Six

Sigma, Problem Solving Tools and Techniques, Enterprise Modelling and Simulation

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Candidates receive learning materials in both online and hard copy format. In addition, the course requires attendance on campus for approximately one Saturday per month from September to May.

Assessment of the taught modules is through continuous assignments and written end-of-semester examinations. The project is assessed through staged delivery of a project report. The award mark is based on an average result of all five modules.

The green belt is awarded on successful completion of the project module and an online exam.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Expertise in Lean and Six Sigma is currently in strong demand across all sectors. On completion of the course, graduates will have highly marketable, up-to-date and confidence-building knowledge and skills relevant to product, process and service optimisation and improvement.

They will have practiced, and been assessed on, a range of technical and transferable skills which will be beneficial at the personal, enterprise and community levels.

If graduates so wish they can progress to the BSc in Science and

Technology Studies (NQF Level 8) with credit for their studies. In this case they will be exempt from one elective stream in the Degree cycle.

START DATE:

September of each year.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Closing date for application is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Niamh McHugh

091 495845 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.modularbsc.ie

COURSE OVERVIEW

This one-year, part-time Diploma course aims to develop students’ specialist knowledge of the medical devices sector and to develop relevant technical and soft skills. Participants will gain knowledge of the form and function of the human body and various human diseases; the science of materials and the body’s response to them; and the technology behind the design and manufacture of various medical devices.

Diploma in Medical

Device Science

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course will be of particular benefit to people who require mediumterm up-skilling for career advancement within the medical devices sector, or for those looking for focused re-skilling with a view to a career change. It will be of benefit to those with a biology background who wish to gain an appreciation of the technology and engineering aspects of the sector. Equally, engineers will benefit from exposure to the science behind the devices.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be in receipt of the Diploma in Science and Technology

Studies or a related Diploma or higher qualification.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

1 year, part-time

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €1,900, non-EU fee €2,400.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This Specialist Diploma consists of four inter-related taught modules and a project, each worth 6 ECTS, giving a total of 30 ECTS. The course allows students to develop specialist knowledge of the medical devices sector and to hone relevant technical and soft skills.

On completion of the course students should have:

• An holistic appreciation of the science and engineering behind

various medical devices

• Specialised knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and

biochemistry and of disease processes which can be improved by the

use of medical devices

• Technical knowledge of the chemistry and physics of materials and

an appreciation of which materials can be used to best effect in

medical devices

• Technical knowledge and skills in the design, development and

manufacture of medical devices

• An appreciation of best practice, industry standards, policies and

regulations within the medical devices sector

This Course consists of the following modules:

Year 1: Modules:

Mechanics of Solids, Human Anatomy and

Physiology, Biocompatibility and Device Design, Medical Device

Science, Project

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment of the taught modules is through continuous assignments, written examinations and, in some cases, practical laboratory sessions.

Exams take place at the end of each semester. The project is assessed through staged delivery of a project report. The award mark is based on an average result of all five modules.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course is intended for medical device operatives and technicians who wish to advance and hone their skills with a view to moving into management roles. It will also be beneficial to those from a science or engineering background who wish to transfer existing skills and develop specialist knowledge in order to move into the medical devices sector.

START DATE:

September of each year in which the diploma programme is offered.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Closing date for application is late June of the year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Niamh McHugh

091 495845 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.modularbsc.ie

Social Care

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Arts in Social Care provides students with training in the theory and practice of social care. It was developed in response to the continuing educational needs of social care workers in the context of the professionalisation of social care work.

Bachelor/ Diploma/

Certificate in

Social Care

“This course has been the greatest experience in my adventure back to education as a mature student. It has given me new perspectives in which I view people and the world. It has been very challenging and rewarding. I am excited and nervous about my dissertation – but I see this as a springboard to more adventure. My tutors are

very supportive and I would personally recommend this course to any prospective care worker.” M. Quinn

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

It is designed to meet the needs of adult students returning to education and to enable those working in the social care field to further develop and enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills. The programme aim is to provide students with a professional education and training in the principles and practice of social care.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

No formal qualifications, but social care work experience is essential.

Candidates under 21 years should meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Garda/Police clearance requirements must be satisfied.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Certificate: 45 ECTS; Diploma: 90 ETCS; Degree:

180 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

8

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years, part-time; Degree: 2 further years following the diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €2,740, non-EU fee €3,240.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Year 1 of the programme is offered in various centres around the country where students will be supported by local tutors. The centres are Galway, Portarlington and Carlow (centre availability is subject to sufficient numbers). The first year provides a general introduction to the field of health studies through three course components: course modules, a seminar and work placement. Students receive interactive materials for home study and attend a workshop for each module.

Students also attend one weekend seminar in NUI Galway and complete a supervised work placement in a social care setting.

As with the first year, the second year of the course is provided through interactive distance education materials for home study with local workshops, a seminar and work placement. Year 2 is offered through various centres with local tutor support. This second year provides students with further skills as well as introducing the theoretical ideas that underpin social care work and service provision. Students may leave the programme on the successful completion of Year 2 and graduate with a Diploma in Arts (Social Care).

Year 3 builds on Years 1 and 2 with further theoretical exploration of social care work and service provision through interactive distance education materials, workshops and work placement. The core competencies required for working in the social care field will be examined and linked to their application in a workplace setting. This year is offered at NUI Galway only.

Similarly, the final year is offered at NUI Galway only. This final year of the B.A. in Social Care provides a selection of optional modules focused on working with specific population groups: children and youth, people with disabilities and older people. In addition, a dissertation on a particular area of social care work will be undertaken, supported by a named individual supervisor.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Integrated and Experiential Learning,

Introduction to Social Care Practice and Care Skills, Introduction to Legal, Ethical and Professional Practice in Social Care, Health and Health Promotion in the Social Care Context, Introduction to

Communication Skills for Social Care, Social and Health Services:

History, Systems and Context, Work placement 1

Year 2: Modules:

Skills in Practice for Social Care, Seminar (at NUI

Galway), Psychology for Social Care Workers, Sociology for Social Care

Workers, Work placement 2, Introduction to Social Research Skills,

Independent Research Project 1

Year 3: Modules:

Health and Social Care Services, Equality and

Diversity, Social Care Theory and Practice 1, Research Methodology in the Social Sciences, Work Placement 3

Year 4: Modules:

Social Care Theory and Practice 2, Promoting Health in Social Care, Research project 2

Module Options:

*Working with Older People, *Working with People with Disabilities, *Working with Children/Young People (please note that this outline is for guidance only and alterations may be made as required).

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Assessment of course modules, seminars and work placements is based on a combination of written assignments, practical work, project work and examinations in each year of the programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Graduates of the programme are employed by statutory, private and voluntary bodies and work with a variety of groups including children, young people, older people and individuals with disabilities. In addition, graduates of the programme have gone on to pursue further study on both taught and research postgraduate programmes.

START DATE:

September each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Late August of each year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Yvonne Forde

091 493874

091 494577 [email protected]

Social Care Programmes, Room 204, Áras Moyola www.nuigalway.ie/hpr

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Socio-Economics

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Diploma in Social Gerontology covers a broad range of economic, social and political theories relating to ageing and examines public policy for older people across a number of fields. It is designed to equip students with the professional and analytical skills necessary to understand age and ageing in an economic, social and policy context and to enhance and develop their careers in age-related fields.

Diploma in Social

Gerontology

“The Diploma course has been so interesting, the topics covered are diverse and taught by lecturers who are all experts in their fields and who are extremely approachable and supportive. The class is made up of people from their 20’s to their 70’s, from many different cultures, which gives a fantastic opportunity to hear about different life experiences that broadens the whole learning experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested not only from an academic viewpoint

but also for anyone with a general interest in ageing in society and the many issues related to older people.” Ann Nolan

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course is open to all those with an interest in the study of ageing including: health and social care professionals; those who work with older people in governmental, non-governmental or voluntary organisations; members of active retirement groups or other older people’s groups; older volunteers; those who wish to study issues related to older people for their own interest and enjoyment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

There are no specific entry requirements for the Diploma in Social

Gerontology. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January

1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

30 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classroom-based

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fee €970, non-EU fee €1,535.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The Diploma is a two-year, stand-alone, part-time programme for mature students. It covers a broad range of economic, social and political theories relating to ageing and examines public policy for older people across a number of fields.

Year 1: Modules:

Introduction to Social Gerontology, Economics of

Ageing, Social Perspectives on Ageing

Year 2: Modules:

Rural Gerontology, Public Policy for Dependent

Older People, Research Skills and Research Paper

Learning takes place by means of a blend of formal teaching, guest speakers, a field trip, discussion and students sharing their own knowledge and experience.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students attend class for six hours every second Saturday during semesters one and two of each academic year. All modules are assessed individually. For four of the modules there is an end-of-semester written examination and a continuous assessment assignment; for the remaining two, assessment comprises continuous assessment and a research project.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

This course is not specifically designed as a vocational programme but is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of ageing issues and research skills and to be useful for those involved in working with older people.

START DATE:

September, 2012. Please contact the course coordinator for start dates in subsequent academic years.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Mid-July each year in which the programme is offered.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Dr. Áine Ní Léime; Course Coordinator

091 495458

091 512516 [email protected]

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Cairnes Building. www.icsg.ie

Christine De Largy; Development Officer

091 495461

091 512516 [email protected]

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Cairnes Building. www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

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Training and

Education

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Certificate/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, complementing and supporting continued employment. This programme of study builds on practical experience, enhancing the learner’s skills through exposure to theory, policy, research and work-based learning opportunities. It also aims to provide practitioners currently working in the field of early childhood care and practice an opportunity to upgrade their qualifications, to further develop their skills and to enhance their existing knowledge through a part-time, flexible and accessible academic programme.

B.A./ Diploma/

Certificate in Early

Childhood Studies and Practice

“As a mature student , I am happy to recommend the Certificate in Early Childhood Studies & Practice as a worthwhile journey in ones professional practice and personal development. Whilst challenging at times, the programme is ideally suited to practitioners working in the Early Years, drawing on practical experience and developing one’s ability to relate theory to everyday practice. It is an added bonus that one has the option to complete the Diploma in Year 2 and the BA following years

3 & 4 meaning that I can gain a new qualification at each stage of the journey, thus increasing my profile as a professional practitioner.” Susan Quirke-Crowley

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This programme was developed in response to the identified need of childcare practitioners who may already possess a recognised qualification at NFQ levels 5 or 6 and who wish to upgrade their qualification in a manner that will support their continued employment and their workplace. Alternatively, potential students without a recognised qualification, but with extensive experience in the childcare and education sector are also encouraged to apply.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants will ideally be adult learners, aged 21 years or over, returning to education and employed in an early childhood setting with up to two years’ experience working in the sector.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

Certificate: 45 ECTS; Diploma: 90 ECTS; BA: 180 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

Certificate: 7; Diploma: 7; Degree: 8

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year; Diploma: 2 years; Degree: 2 further years following diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €2,900, non-EU fees €3,400.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

The programme of study builds year to year on the skills and knowledge that students develop through their exposure to key areas of the course, including theory, social policy, the development of research skills, and the enhancement of practical experiential learning opportunities. By the completion of Year 4, the graduate emerges as a reflective practitioner with an in-depth understanding of the holistic needs of children and families and the role of early years services in the broader community and policy context.

The programme will be particularly suitable for:

• Early Years Carers in crèches, pre-schools, schoolage childcare

services, special education services and childminding settings

• Managers of crèches, pre-schools, school age services, special

education services

• Early Childhood practitioners in the Health Services Executive

• County Childcare Committee members and staff

• Practitioners in the child and family support sector

• Early Years Special Needs Assistants

Potential students should be disciplined, self-directed and enthusiastic learners and will be expected to come to workshops and seminars prepared to discuss, explore and critically analyse subject matter that they have become familiar with through home study.

Year 1:

Modules: Introduction to Learning , Psychology: The

Developing Child, Creative Development in Early Years, Child

Protection and Safety in Childcare Services, Health Hygiene and

Nutrition in Early Childhood, Work-Based Project in Year 1

Year 2: Modules:

Psychology: The Developing Child 2, Implementing the Early Learning Curriculum, The Child and Family in Irish Law,

Quality Awareness in Early Learning, Work-Based Project Year 2

Year 3: Modules:

Children and Families in Society, Working in

Unique Care and Education Settings, Management Skills for Childcare

Environments, Effective Leadership for the Childcare Sector, Social

Research Methodologies, Work-Based Project Year 3

Year 4: Modules:

Supporting Inclusion in Early Years Care and Education,

Social Policy, Family Policy and Early Years Policy - Critical Analysis

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The programme assessment generally takes the form of a combination of continuous assessment, but may also include written examinations.

Continuous assessment methods may include written assignments, learning portfolios, end-of-year projects and practical assignments.

Duration & Attendance: The programme will be delivered on a modular basis over four years, using a blended-learning approach. This allows adult learners with work and family commitments to study at times that suit their needs. Blended learning combines face-to-face learning approaches with distance learning and includes:

• Self-study learning materials including online learning components

• Required textbooks which students are expected to purchase

• Additional readings which may be available in the library

• Workshop or classroom sessions

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Upon completion of this degree course, students will be qualified to work in a variety of early years settings, including preschool settings, full daycares/crèches, playgroups, after-school settings, drop-in centres, as well as a range of specialised settings such as family intervention settings. Due to the extensive range of course topics covered, graduates will be skilled in a wide range of issues and areas that might see them employed in county/city childcare committees, in community outreach and development settings, family and community resource centres, or in the policy development arena.

START DATE:

The programme commences in September each academic year.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

June each year

Application Fee:

A deposit of €500 required with the application form.

Students who are not offered a place will receive a refund.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Suzanne Golden

091 492659

091 494051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

Edel Cassidy

091 492080

091 494051 [email protected]

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The B.A. Degree in Training and Education is offered by the Open Learning Centre, a unit of Adult and Continuing

Education at NUI Galway. The programme is offered as a parttime, distance learning programme and is aimed at people who are working, or are interested in working, as trainers, tutors, instructors or educators. The part-time and distance learning format allows participants to undertake recognised university programmes and to plan their study in flexible ways. Participants are supported in their studies by programme workshops, module tutors and an online learning environment.

B.A./Diploma/

Certificate in

Training and

Education

“For me being a student of the Open Learning Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway is more than just learning for a qualification. It is about a new point of

focus in the direction of my life and career; it is about creating new versions of who I am, along with acquiring friends and mentors to accompany these.” Joe kavanagh,

Year 3 student, 2010

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

Programmes are suitable for applicants from backgrounds such as:

• Vocational trainers

• Further education tutors

• Vocational instructors

• Educational consultants

• Human Resource specialists

• Those practising or planning a career as trainers in the educational,

industrial, commercial, voluntary or community sectors

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants should also have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting

: Certificate: 45 ECTS; Diploma: 90 ECTS; Degree:

180 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

Certificate: 7; Diploma: 7 and Degree: 8

Duration of programme:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years, part-time; Degree: 2 further years following the Diploma cycle.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning. Workshops take place in a variety of locations around the country.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €2,900, non-EU fee €3,400.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

YEAR 1: CERTIFICATE IN TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Programme Aims and Outcomes:

The programme focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and competence of those in training roles.

On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

• Select appropriate pedagogical approaches to facilitate adult

learning

• Apply a systematic approach to identifying training needs, designing

course content, selecting delivery methods and evaluating training

outcomes

• Apply helping strategies to assist individual adult learners to manage

their learning

• Manage group development and group dynamics

• Develop assessment strategies that are valid, reliable, fair and

practical

• Develop an individual teaching and learning portfolio relevant to

trainer competencies

Modules

Essential Trainer Skills

The Individual Learner

Learning in Groups

The Learning Process

The Assessment of Learning

Skills for Life and Employment

ECTS

10

5

10

5

5

10

Workshops

2 days

1 day

2 days

1 day

1 day

1 day

Successful participants will receive an award of Certificate in Arts

(Training and Education) and may progress to the Diploma in Arts

(Training and Education.)

YEAR 2: DIPLOMA IN ARTS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION)

Programme Aims and Outcomes:

The programme focuses on advancing the knowledge, skills and competence of those in training roles. On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

• Develop course aims, learning outcomes and content

• Apply the principles of good facilitation to establish a motivating

learning environment

• Select optimum pedagogical approaches for the adult learner

• Implement a strategy of managing and motivating people in training

strategy contexts

• Plan community development projects, and evaluate how such

projects build capacity in the economic, cultural, political and social

life of a community

• Explain the key skills of basic research in the social sciences

• Apply the principles and skills of research planning and design to the

implementation a work-based research project

Modules

Management of Training and Education

Course Design

Course Delivery

Understanding Communities

Introduction to Research in the Social Sciences

Work-based Project

5

5

10

ECTS

10

10

5

Workshops

2 days

2 days

2 days

1 day

1 day

1 day

Successful participants will receive an award of Diploma in Arts

(Training and Education) and may progress to the Bachelor of Arts

(Training and Education.)

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B.A./Diploma

/Certificate in

Training and

Education

(continued)

“I am currently studying for the B.A. in Training and Education through the Open Learning Centre, NUI Galway. It has been an all-round positive experience for me, with courtesy and professionalism shown from all staff and lecturers. I have learned a lot of new topics and theories but most importantly I have been able to correlate them with everyday situations. This course has afforded me the opportunity to continue working, build a career and balance family life while being a student. The B.A.

course has been a rich and full experience for me.” Mary Coll-Burke, Year 3 student, 2011

YEAR 3 AND 4: BACHELOR OF ARTS (TRAINING AND

EDUCATION)

The B.A. in Training and Education focuses on extending the competence of those in training roles. On successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

• Evaluate how HRM can facilitate new approaches to learning and

development

• Discuss how lifelong learning policy and practice can contribute to

personal, professional, social and community development

• Apply the principles of good project management to assess

organisational projects

• Apply the concepts of the virtual learning environment to the

development of pedagogical approaches that facilitate effective adult

learning

• Apply planning and research skills to the design and implementation

of a small-scale research project

• Use critical thinking skills to analyse information, opinion and

arguments in the analysis of human situations and in problem-

solving processes

• Contextualise the Irish Administrative system within its historical

developments and appraise issues of accountability within the

system

• Apply innovation management strategies to implement and manage

change within a training and development context

• Apply planning and research skills to the design and implementation

of a research project

Participants must successfully complete Year 3 before proceeding to

Year 4 of the Bachelor of Arts (Training and Education) programme.

Participants who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts (Training and Education) may progress to

Development.

Master of Arts in Adult Learning and

Students will have to attend one-day and two-day workshops throughout the academic year (see table below). This usually amounts to eight days in Year 3 and six days in Year 4.

YEAR 3

Modules

Organisational Management: Human Resources

Social Science: Research Methods

Project Management

Contemporary Lifelong Learning:

Policy and Practice for Training,

Education and Development

The Virtual Learning Environment

Work-based Project

ECTS

5

5

10

5

10

10

Workshops

2 days

1 day

1 day

1 day

1 or 2 days

1 day

Note: Programmes are developed continuously. Check the website for most recent programme choices.

YEAR 4

Modules

Critical Thinking

Applied Innovation Management

The Irish Administration System

Minor Dissertation

ECTS

10

10

10

15

Workshops

2 days

1 day

2 days

1 day

Note: Modules are subject to change. Modules of equivalent status will be offered when changes are made.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Requirements : Students are required to attend workshops and to complete all aspects of module assessment.

Assessment and Study Progression: Assessment is based on a combination of written assignments, practical assignments, oral presentations, written examinations, online contributions and an endof-year project or minor dissertation.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Over the past number of years, students who have attended the programme have come from a wide range of areas including: Defence

Forces, FÁS, Gardaí, Customer Service, Childcare, VECs, Institutes of

Technology, and Outdoor Pursuit Centres. Other past students include

Hairdressers, Carpenters, Security Specialists, Driving Instructors,

Training Specialists, Writers and Artists. Within these organisations and sectors, participants typically have responsibility for training and personnel development.

START DATE: Annually in September. Workshops are provided in a variety of locations.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Email:

[email protected]

Closing Date:

August/September annually

Application Fee:

Not applicable.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Year 1: Cert

Edel Molloy

091 494058

Year 2:Diploma

Pauline Dillon

Year 3: B.A.

Phil Gilmore

091 494060

Year 4: B.A.

091 494059

091 528905 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

Berna Morgan

091 494055

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COURSE OVERVIEW

This programme consists of two modules: ‘Coaching and

Mentoring’ and ‘Skills for Life and Employment.’ The module will focus on providing practical face-to-face coaching practice during the workshop and will deal with real performance issues that participants wish to address. The course will facilitate the development of employability skills necessary for gaining employment, establishing an enterprise and developing personal life skills that enhance ones participation in society and in the workplace.

Certificate in Advanced

Trainer Skills

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course enables those with management and/or coaching roles to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills in coaching for performance improvement.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants should also have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

10 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

3 Months.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning. Workshops take place in a variety of locations around the country.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €950, non-EU fees €1,450.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Programme Aims and Outcomes

:

Participants will be able to:

• Identify the key competencies of an effective Performance

Improvement Coach

• Identify their own and different coaching styles

• Describe how to set performance standards

• Conduct performance gap analysis

• Describe and apply a Coaching for Performance Improvement

model

• Apply the skills of building rapport, effective listening, giving

feedback, challenging questioning and following up on an

on-the-job coaching session

• Apply the skills that contribute to successful personal development

and self-management

• Describe key communication skills and use these skills to develop

effective interpersonal communication interaction

• Discuss people and task management skills and apply these skills in

building capacity to co-ordinate the work of others

• Describe the concept of entrepreneurship and its key principles and

apply these principles to adapting to new situations

Modules

Coaching and Mentoring

Skills for Life and Employment

ECTS

10

5

Workshops

2 days

2 days

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are required to attend two, two-day workshops (with an interval of three weeks between each workshop).

Assessment is based on a combination of written assignments, online contributions and a portfolio project.

START DATE:

The Certificate in Advanced Trainer Skills is offered twice annually (depending on numbers) in a variety of locations.

Contact the programme coordinator for information regarding commencement dates.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Contact the Programme Administrator for forthcoming closing dates.

Application Fee:

Not applicable.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Berna Morgan

091 494055

091 528905 [email protected] nuigalway.ie

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate 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, complementing and supporting continued employment. This part-time blended learning programme of study builds on practical experience, enhancing the learner’s skills through exposure to theory, policy, research and work-based learning opportunities. The course content has been developed in conjunction with The Academy of Play and Child

Psychotherapy (APAC).

Diploma/

Certificate In

Practice-Based

Play Therapy

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme will be particularly suitable for those wishing to add therapeutic play skills to their existing psychological therapy skills, and/or those working with children including:

• Counsellors

• Psychotherapists

• Psychologists

• Teachers and/or other learning support staff

• Occupational Therapists

• Nurses

• Social Workers

• Practitioners in the play therapy sector

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must be aged 21 years or over by January 1st of the calendar year of entry, with up to two years’ experience working with children in the sector. Applicants should normally possess a 1st or 2nd class honours degree at undergraduate level in one of a range of relevant subject areas which could include psychology, education, childhood studies, or social work; or have a recognised academic professional qualification in a health, social services or education-related field such as Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy,

Physiotherapy, Counselling, or Teaching. In exceptional circumstances, candidates without a degree but with significant experience of working in this field who produce a satisfactory portfolio of evidence demonstrating their ability to study at this level, may be accepted.

All candidates will:

• Have personal maturity commensurate with training as a

therapist

• Be currently working with children or have arranged to do so before

the start of the course. This will enable them to apply theory to

practice from the beginning

• Have a working knowledge of the basic psychological theories,

including at least one child development theoretical model

• Have spent at least two years working with children aged between 3

and 14

• Be registered/accredited members of PT(IRL) in order that their

work may be governed by a relevant code of ethics

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

60 ECTs

Award (NFQ Level):

9; A Postgraduate Diploma in Practice-Based

Play Therapy will be awarded on the successful attainment of 60 ECTS at the end of Year 2. Students may exit the programme at the end of the first year with a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice-Based Play Therapy upon successful attainment of 30 ECTS.

Duration of course:

Certificate: 1 year, part-time; Diploma: 2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

Classes are delivered in block release format

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €3,600, non-EU fees €4,100

COURSE OUTLINE:

The Diploma in Practice-Based Play Therapy is designed with the following aims: to provide an opportunity for experienced practitioners and graduates with relevant professional qualifications to study play therapy from both non-directive and directive perspectives at an advanced level fostering the knowledge, therapeutic insight, clinical judgment and skills necessary to challenge boundaries at the forefront of the discipline. It also aims to enable the participants to study and explore the field of play therapy in a way that incorporates the therapeutic perspective meaningfully into other types of work with a wider client group. Another aim is to provide the participants with sufficient skills to obtain work as professional Play Therapists. Other aims are to facilitate expressive collaboration with fellow students and with external agencies through extending individual competencies, within a critical context of in-depth practice-based knowledge; and to create self-aware, self-reflective practitioners with an openness to personal and emotional growth.

Students will progress through the Postgraduate Diploma towards an award in two stages. Students will join at the beginning of the programme and all modules are compulsory.

Year 1: Modules:

Orientation to Setting Up and Development of

Practice- Based Play Therapy within an Integrated Holistic Model, Using

Symbolic Play Therapy Tools and Metaphor Safely, Using Expressive

Arts Therapies as a means of Processing and Reaching the Unconscious

Students exiting at this stage will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic play skills.

Year 2: Modules:

Working therapeutically with groups of children and young people developing skills at an advanced level, Working therapeutically at an advanced level and representing children and young people who have severe problems, establishing a Play Therapy

Service

Students who wish to leave at the end of a module must have completed the total component of the assessment of the module(s) plus a representative proportion of supervised practice to gain any credit.

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Diploma/

Certificate In

Practice-Based

Play Therapy

(continued)

PROGRAMME DELIVERY:

The programme will be delivered by way of an intensive Summer School course of 15 days in a block period from late June each academic year.

Practice placements:

This Postgraduate Diploma programme is practice-based, hence clinical work is a mandatory component at both Stage 1 and Stage 2. Clinical work is practised at the student’s place of employment or on a particular placement. The entry requirements state that students must be currently working with children or have arranged to do so before the start of the programme thus enabling them to apply theory to practice from the beginning. Students have to ensure that their employers or placement organisations agree to an appropriate contract. The programme requires

100 hours of clinical work one-to-one during Stage 1 and 100 hours of group work during Stage 2. The main setting for clinical work is primary schools but may also be in special needs schools, nursery schools, primary health care, other social work, hospitals, care homes, adoption and foster care services.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

The specific nature of the assessment will differ from module to module, depending on the learning outcomes. All students will be obliged to pass the practice placement, have a satisfactory report from their clinical/ practice supervisor and complete the stipulated number of practice hours. Postgraduate students are expected to demonstrate explicitly their knowledge, skills and competences to practice as a Play Therapist in three distinct ways:

• via written work

• via clinical supervision

• via clinical practice

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The programme provides an opportunity for those interested in developing their skills to work therapeutically with children and for those who wish to make a career decision to become a Play Therapist.

The principles of play therapy are used by a wide range of professionals, such as Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Teaching staff,

Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Social Workers.

START DATE:

The programme commences in early July of each academic year in which it is offered.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Late May of the academic year in which the programme is offered. Contact the programme coordinator for further details.

Application Fee:

€30

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Fiona Dwyer

091495442

091 525051 [email protected]

Adult and Continuing Education www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course covers the concepts of equality and diversity and their value in the workplace. Equality legislation is studied and barriers and issues that hinder equality are highlighted.

Initiatives that may be implemented in the workplace to promote equality and diversity are studied and the steps involved in developing equality and diversity policies are considered.

Foundation

Diploma in

Equality and

Diversity

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Foundation Diploma in Equality and Diversity is aimed at human resource practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge, skills and competence around equality and diversity matters in the workplace.

The programme is aimed at those who want to:

• Implement, manage and monitor equality and diversity policies and

procedures in their workplace

• Establish equality aware codes of practice that promote equality in

the workplace

• Promote an ethos of equality throughout an organisation

• Develop workplace interventions that enhance diversity

management practices

• Mainstream equality throughout training and development activities

• Harness the capacity that diversity brings to an organisation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants should also have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

10 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

3 Months

Mode of Study:

Blended learning. Workshops take place in a variety of locations around the country.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €950, non-EU fee is €1,450.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

When participants have successfully completed this programme, they will be able to:

• Discuss equality and diversity issues and their relevance and

importance in the workplace

• Explain equality and diversity policies within an Irish and European

context

• Explain the difference between concepts such as stereotyping and

prejudice

• Explain equal opportunities policies and procedures in an Irish and

European context

• Develop policies and plans which reflect pertinent equality and

diversity issues in the workplace

• Plan, develop and implement tailored training programmes

for equality and diversity within public and private organisations in

Ireland

• Design and develop toolkits for workplace equality and diversity

interventions

Modules

Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

ECTS

10

Workshops

2 days

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are required to attend two, two day workshops (with an interval of three weeks between each workshop). Assessment is based on a combination of written assignments and practical assignments.

START DATE:

The Foundation Diploma is offered twice annually in a variety of locations. Contact the programme coordinator for information regarding commencement dates.

Note: Programmes are developed continuously. Check the website for most recent programme choices.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Contact the Programme Administrator

Application Fee:

A deposit of €100 required with the application form which is offset against the programme fee.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Berna Morgan

091 494055

091 528905 [email protected] nuigalway.ie

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Foundation Diploma in Skills for Life and Employment provides students with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of core skills that are seen as important for personal and professional development. Core skills include:

• Self-management skills – an individual’s ability to

manage self within uncertainty and change

• Communication skills – an individual’s ability to interact

effectively through verbal and written communication skills

and through use of information technology skills

• Management of people and tasks skills – an individual’s

ability to co-ordinate, plan, organise and control resources

• Entrepreneurship and innovation skills – an individual’s

ability to mobilise creativity and innovation in response to

societal and economic changes

Strong core skills contribute to quality of life factors for both low-skilled and high-skilled individuals.

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The programme is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a portfolio of competences. The programme benefits those who are seeking to enhance their job-seeking prospects or those seeking promotion.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Candidates under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants should also have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

10 ETCS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

3 Months. This programme is usually run twice per year.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning. Workshops take place in a variety of locations around the country.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €950, non-EU fees €1,450.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Applicants who have successfully completed the programme will be able to:

• Identify the skills of successful personal development and self-

management and use these skills to monitor their own performance

• Identify key communication skills and use these skills to develop

effective communication techniques and practices

• Identify people and task management skills and develop their

competence in these areas

• Describe the concept of entrepreneurship and its key principles and

develop their competence in these areas

• Develop a personal portfolio of core skills and use this portfolio to

enhance personal and professional prospects

Modules

Skills for Life and Employment

ECTS

10

Workshops

2 days

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are expected to attend two, two day workshops (with an interval of three weeks between the two workshops). Students are also required to submit a portfolio of employability competences.

STUDY PROGRESSION:

Participants who complete the Foundation Diploma Skills for Life and

Employment may claim some exemption when progressing to Year1

B.A./Certificate in Training and Education programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

The Foundation Diploma in Skills for Life and Employment equips participants with the knowledge and skills to develop a portfolio of competence which can be used to enhance employment or promotion opportunities.

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Foundation

Diploma in

Skills for Life and Employment

START DATE:

The Foundation Diploma is offered twice annually in a variety of locations. Contact the programme coordinator for information regarding commencement dates.

Note: Programmes are developed continuously. Check the website for most recent programme choices.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Contact the Programme Administrator

Application Fee:

A deposit of €100 required with the application form which is offset against the programme fee.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Berna Morgan

091 494055

091 528905 [email protected] nuigalway.ie

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

COURSE OVERVIEW

The aim of the Foundation Diploma in Training and Education is to introduce participants to the basic knowledge and skills related to planning and delivering training interventions. The programme is offered in a number of locations throughout the country.

Foundation

Diploma in

Training and

Education

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

The Foundation Diploma in Training and Education (Essential

Trainer Skills) programme is for those who want to develop the skills to effectively deliver training sessions. Programme activities and assessment are tailored to meet the requirements of Foundation

Diploma in Training and Education streams. Students learn about the tools and techniques necessary to become an accomplished trainer.

Students also learn new skills and ideas by exploring theoretical and practical aspects of training. This qualification offers students the skillset to design, deliver and evaluate training.

On successful completion of the programme, students will gain a recognised qualification in the field of training, thus enhancing their employment and career prospects. This can be used as the first step in acquiring Training and Education qualifications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on January 1st of the calendar year of entry. Candidates under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants should also have appropriate experience in a training or educational organisation and must be in a position to undertake assignments and work-based projects relating to practical aspects of training or education.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

10 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

7

Duration of course:

3 Months. This programme is usually run twice per year.

Mode of Study:

Blended learning. Workshops take place in a variety of locations around the country.

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €950, non-EU fee €1,450.

This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Participants who have completed the programme will be able to:

• Explain the various concepts of training and education

• Describe learning in adulthood

• Explain different learning styles and learning preferences

• Carry out a training needs analysis

• Write course aims and learning outcomes

• Select appropriate delivery methods

• Establish a positive learning environment

• Carry out a training evaluation

• Explain the importance of quality systems in training

Foundation Diploma applicants may choose one of the following modules:

Modules

Essential Trainer Skills

Essential Trainer Skills and

Contemporary Issues (Youth Workers)

Essential Trainer Skills and Contemporary

Issues (Adult Literacy Tutors)

Essential Trainer Skills and Contemporary

Issues (Sports Coaches)

ECTS

10

10

10

10

Workshops

4 days

4 days

4 days

4 days

Note: Modules are subject to change. Modules of equivalent status will be offered when changes are made.

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REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

Students are expected to attend two, two day workshops (with an interval of three weeks between each workshop). Students are also required to submit an assignment (the assignment requires the student to produce a video recording of a training session).

PROGRESSION:

Participants who complete the Foundation Diploma in Training and

Education may claim exemption from the Learning – Essential Trainer

Skills module in the Certificate in Training and Education programme.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Participants on these programmes typically work in private training organisations, private companies, the community education sector, the sports coaching area, the adult literacy areas and the youth area. The programme allows participants to build on their specialist qualifications to becomes trainers in their areas of interest.

START DATE:

The Foundation Diploma is offered twice annually in a variety of locations. Contact the programme coordinator for information regarding commencement dates.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

Contact the Programme Administrator

Application Fee:

A deposit of €100 required with the application form which is offset against the programme fee.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Berna Morgan

091 494055

091 528905 [email protected] nuigalway.ie

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre, Ballard

House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

COURSE OVERVIEW

The M.A. in Adult Learning and Development offers training, education and human resources practitioners the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of theories and contexts underpinning adult learning, training, education and development.

Masters of Arts in

Adult Learning and Development

“This M.A. programme has really expanded my thinking, not just in terms of knowledge, but applicability to a diversity of practice settings. Interaction with the course

material, presenters and peers has been an invaluable & enjoyable experience and one that I would highly recommend.” Maura McGettrick, Masters student, 2011

WHO IS THE COURSE INTENDED FOR:

This course is suitable for applicants with backgrounds such as:

• Vocational trainers

• Further education teachers

• Vocational instructors

• Educational consultants

• Human resource specialists

• Those practising or planning a career as trainers in the

educational, industrial, commercial, voluntary or community sectors

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Academic:

Candidates must have achieved a minimum of a 2.2

Honours degree.

Technological:

Candidates must have computer proficiency and access to the internet.

Experiential:

Candidates must have a minimum of three years’ experience in training and education or other relevant experience.

Candidates for entry may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the programme. The number of places will be restricted.

kEY COURSE FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

90 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level):

9

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

A combination of workshops and distance learning materials

EU & non- EU fees per annum:

EU fees €4,200 Year 1, €3,700 Year 2.

Non- EU fees €4,700 (Year 1) and €4,200 (year 2). This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Participants are expected to attend one-day and two-day workshops throughout the academic year (see table below). This usually amounts to 13 days in total.

Programme Aims and Outcomes:

The Master of Arts Degree (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 to develop new

knowledge and practice in the fields of adult learning, training,

education and development

• Contribute to the debate on the role of lifelong learning in

the framework of personal and professional development

the context of international experience, government priorities and

Modules Year 1

Human Resource Development and

Training for Work

ECTS

5

Workshops

1 day

Psychology of Learning 1

Lifelong Learning: Context and Issues

Educational and Training Technology

Psychology of Learning 2

10

10

10

10

2 days

2 days

2 days

2 days

Modules Year 2

Management of Training and Education

Social Science Research

Dissertation

5

10

30

1 day

2 days

1 day

Note: Modules are subject to change. Modules of equivalent status will be offered when changes are made.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

This programme is delivered over two academic years. Attendance at workshops, seminars and tutorials forms an integral part of the programme.

Participants are assessed through written assignments, online discussion contributions and learning journal reflections. Participants completing the M.A. in Adult Learning and Development must complete a researchbased dissertation in the second year of the programme.

Note: A participant who does not complete the 30 ECTS research dissertation may exit the M.A. programme with a Postgraduate

Diploma in Adult Learning and Development if he/she has successfully completed 60 ECTS.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Over the past number of years, students who have attended the programme have come from a wide range of areas including: Defence

Forces, FÁS, Gardaí, Customer Service, Childcare, VECs, Institutes of

Technology, and Outdoor Pursuit Centres. Other past students include

Hairdressers, Carpenters, Security Specialists, Driving Instructors,

Training Specialists, Writers and Artists. Within these organisations and sectors, participants typically have responsibility for training activities and personnel development.

START DATE:

The programme starts in September of the academic year in which it is offered.

APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address:

www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

End of June of the academic year in which it is offered.

Application Fee:

A deposit of €500 required with the application form which is offset against the programme fee.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

Fax:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Programme Administrator

091 494055

091 528905 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway, Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Adult Learning and

Development) is intended for training, education and human resources practitioners. It offers students the opportunity to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of theories and contexts underpinning adult learning, training, education and development.

Diploma in Arts

(Adult Learning and Development)

WHO IS THE PROGRAMME INTENDED FOR:

The programme is suitable for applicants with backgrounds such as:

• Vocational trainers

• Further education teachers

• Vocational instructors

• Educational consultants

• Human resource specialists

• Those practising or planning a career as trainers in the educational,

industrial, commercial, voluntary or community sectors

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Academic:

Candidates must have achieved a minimum of a 2.2

Honours degree.

Technological:

Candidates must have computer proficiency and access to the internet.

Experiential:

Candidates must possess a minimum of three years’ experience in training and education or other relevant experience.

Candidates for entry may be required to attend for interview prior to being offered a place on the programme. The number of places will be restricted.

kEY PROGRAMME FACTS:

ECTS Weighting:

60 ECTS

Award (NFQ Level): 9

Duration of course:

2 years, part-time

Mode of Study:

A combination of workshops and distance learning materials.

EU & non- EU fees per annum: EU fees €2,650 Year 1, €2,650 Year 2.

Non-EU fees €3,150 Year 1, €3,150 Year 2. This fee is subject to a yearly review.

COURSE OUTLINE:

Students are expected to attend one-day and two-day workshops throughout the academic year. This usually amounts to 13 days in total.

Programme Aims and Outcomes:

The Postgraduate Diploma 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 to develop new

knowledge and practice in the field of adult learning, training,

education and development

• Contribute to the debate on the role of lifelong learning in

the framework of personal and professional development

the context of international experience, government priorities and

Modules Year 1

Human Resource Development and Training for Work

Psychology of Learning 1

Psychology of Learning 2

Educational and Training Technology

ECTS

5

10

10

10

Workshops

1 day

2 days

2 days

2 days

Modules Year 2

Management of Training and Education

Lifelong Learning: Context and Issues

Social Science Research

5

10

10

1 day

2 days

2 days

Note: Modules are subject to change. Modules of equivalent status will be offered when changes are made.

REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT:

This programme is delivered over two academic years. Attendance at workshops, seminars and tutorials forms an integral part of the programme.

Participants are assessed through written assignments, online discussion contributions and learning journal reflections.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Over the past number of years, students who have attended the programme have come from a wide range of areas including: Defence

Forces, FÁS, Gardaí, Customer Service, Childcare, VECs, Institutes of

Technology, and Outdoor Pursuit Centres. Other past students include

Hairdressers, Carpenters, Security Specialists, Driving Instructors,

Training Specialists, Writers and Artists. Within these organisations and sectors, participants typically have responsibilities for training and personnel development.

START DATE:

September of the academic year in which the

Programme is offered.

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APPLICATIONS:

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made online at the following address: www.nuigalway.ie/apply

Closing Date:

End of June of the academic year in which it is offered.

Application Fee:

A deposit of €500 required with the application form which is offset against the programme fee.

FIND OUT MORE:

Name:

Phone:

E- mail:

Address:

Website:

Programme Administrator

091 494055

Fax:

091 528905 [email protected]

Adult Education - NUI Galway,

Open Learning Centre,

Ballard House, Westside, Galway www.nuigalway.ie/openlearningcentre

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Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQs)

In this FAQs Section we have strived to answer the most frequently asked questions from prospective students, however if there is a question you wish to ask and it is not listed below do not hesitate to contact us in the Adult and Continuing Education

Office on (091) 492062 or email: [email protected]

PROGRAMME APPLICATIONS

1. How do I apply for an adult education programme?

Generally, you complete an application form online by logging onto www.nuigalway.ie/apply. If you would prefer to complete your application by using a hardcopy form, you can request a form from the Adult and Continuing Education Office or directly from the programme coordinator.

In the application form, you provide contact details, outline your educational background, any previous courses undertaken and any additional information that may be required to assess your suitability for the programme for which you are applying. You will also be required to provide a copy of your birth certificate or passport, a passport-sized photo and the programme application fee (non-refundable), which is circa €30.

For online applications you submit your application via the web link provided or, if you are using the hardcopy form, you return the application form to the designated office (which is generally the Admissions Office) on or before the stated closing date. However, because some courses request you to return that application form to somewhere other than the Admissions

Office, for hard copy applications check the application form or the appropriate course details in this prospectus to confirm the return address.

2. What is the closing date for applications?

While the closing date for applications occurs typically in mid to late June, the actual closing date for each programme differs.

Check the closing date specified on the programme brochure and make sure that you adhere to this date.

3. What happens to my application form after I apply?

Applications received by the Admissions Office are acknowledged by return of email. Acknowledgement procedures for applications returned elsewhere may differ, so check with the programme coordinator to find out how you will be notified that your application has been received. Applications are processed by the Admissions Office and forwarded to the various college offices for assessment in accordance with selection criteria.

Successful applicants are informed via email by the University.

To accept your place you will be required to return a deposit within the specified time frame – this deposit is offset against the full fee payment. The process of assessing applications and offering places may take between four and six weeks. Additional registration details and communication from the relevant department will be issued to all applicants approximately two weeks before the programme commences, informing them of the registration date and lecture times for the programme.

4. When do courses begin?

The majority of courses commence the first week of September of each year. Lectures normally take place Monday to Thursday

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However, if you opt for a blended-learning programme, that is, a combination of self-instructional materials and classroom tutorials, you may find that your classroom-based tutorials take place entirely on weekends.

FEES

5. What is the schedule of fee payment?

Once a student accepts a course place, an advance booking deposit (portion of course fees) is paid initially. This is a nonrefundable deposit which becomes part of the overall fee once registered. The deposit is €500 and must be paid using a postal order or bank draft when you accept your course place. The remaining fee may be paid in two instalments as listed in question six below.

6. Tuition fees

The EU fee for each course is listed in the programme section of this prospectus. Non-EU students may be obliged to pay higher fees than those payable by EU students. You should contact the

Fees Office directly for further information on this.

Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. EU fees can be paid in full, prior to registration or in two equal instalments,

50% prior to registration in September and 50% by the following

January. Non-EU fees must be paid in full, prior to registration.

Fees can be paid by bank giro at your local bank branch or online using your credit card. You should retain the receipt stamped by the bank and/or online payment confirmation number, as evidence of payment. As online fee payment is the recommended route of payment, students who would prefer to pay via the bank should request a fees giro form from the Fees Office by sending an email to [email protected] and stating their name and student number.

7. If I change my mind about a programme, are fees

refunded?

Once registered, you are liable for full course fees regardless as to whether you complete/attend the course. The University accepts no obligation to refund any fees or part thereof. However, if you wish to appeal this decision please contact the Fees Office directly in writing or by email at [email protected]

It is essential that you appreciate clearly the various requirements of the programme for which you are registering and it is recommended that you contact the programme coordinator for guidance on programme suitability.

8. Is funding available for these programmes?

In certain cases employers may sponsor tuition fees where the programme of study has direct relevance to the workplace, while other students may seek support from local community or development organisations.

Students in employment may be eligible for income tax relief on certain programmes at the standard rate of tax. This is in accordance with the Taxes Consolidation Act of 1997. For specific details on this scheme, contact your local tax office or visit the Revenue web site on www.revenue.ie.

ACADEMIC CREDITS AND QUALIFICATIONS

9. Can I obtain credit for previous courses undertaken by

me?

The University acknowledges that all learning is valuable and that courses previously undertaken by students may be considered for the award of credit and possible subject exemptions against a new programme of study through the RPL process (Recognition of

Prior Learning).

If you feel that you have covered some of the course material previously, the RPL process may allow you to gain admission to a programme of study, or to gain exemptions from some parts of a programme, based on demonstrated learning achieved prior to admission. This means that you will have a lighter course load for some elements of the programme and, in some cases, complete your award over a shorter period.

RPL includes:

(i) Recognition of Prior Certified Learning: Where an applicant has already been awarded a certificate for a formal programme taken at another institution or training organisation, this prior learning can be recognised and may entitle the applicant to exemptions from some parts of a programme.

Certain courses are deemed eligible for the award of credit:

• Extra-mural or Adult Education Certificates or Diplomas

• University programmes, full-time or part-time

• Other third-level programmes

Where such credit is granted it is normally limited to a maximum number of credits. The award of credits applies to specific programmes only – check with the relevant programme coordinator regarding the exemption policy of a specific programme.

(ii) Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning: This involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. In this case, the candidate must produce a portfolio to support the claim for admission, exemption, or credit. As a general principle, credit is given for learning, not for experience per se.

Some of the programmes in this prospectus may consider

RPL applications. For further information please contact the programme coordinator or go to the Adult and Continuing

Education web page at www.nuigalway.ie/adulteducation

10. What are ECTS (credits) and what value do they have?

To quantify learning and to place a value on it, courses are divided up into credit units, under a system called the European Credit

Transfer System (ECTS). Credits represent a standard number of class contact hours and average workload for a programme.

Each module is worth a certain number of credits and each course requires the completion of a standard number of credits within the following general guidelines:

Certificate 15 ECTS (credits)

Diploma (single subject) 30 ECTS (credits)

Diploma (Arts/Management) 90 ECTS (credits)

Degree 180 ECTS (credits)

The use of the term credits is a common one among the third-level sector and provides a “currency” with which students may transfer from one course to another or gain exemption from elements of a particular programme.

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11. What can I do with an NUI Galway qualification?

All programmes at NUI Galway reflect the highest academic standards of the National University of Ireland. These programmes have been devised in response to the professional training needs of different community and corporate organisations and are recognised, stand-alone qualifications. Having attained this initial qualification, you may wish to progress to further study in a particular area or alternatively progress to a Degree programme having already completed a Diploma programme.

A number of our Diploma programmes have follow-on Degree options. For example, students of the Diploma in Community

Development Practice may progress to the B.A. in Community and

Family Studies. Students from the various single-subject Diplomas in the Humanities, for example, Archaeology, English Literature or

History, may progress directly with credit exemptions to the parttime Bachelor of Arts programme.

Apart from the possibility of progressing to further study, students completing an adult education programme improve their writing, reading and oral presentation skills. These skills are invaluable in the workplace in all sectors and help to improve the career prospects of these individuals.

12. What student support services can I avail of?

NUI Galway has a wide range of student support services which are available to Adult and Continuing Education students. It is important for students returning to education, or for those who have been out of education for some time, to avail of these services to enable them to make the most of their time as students in

NUI Galway. Some of the support services offered to students returning to education include additional study, examination techniques, applied writing, reading skills and memory technique workshops. These are provided outside regular class hours and assist students in preparing for end-of-semester examinations.

While these workshops are optional, students are encouraged to attend as many as possible, particularly during the first year of their study programme. Students who attend these workshops regularly comment on how useful the workshops are, particularly in providing valuable study tips and techniques.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

13. What are the mature student entry requirements for these

programmes?

Part-time programmes

Students applying to complete a part-time course at NUI Galway under the age of 21 may, in certain circumstances, be asked to fulfil the matriculation requirements for the University, which include a pass in at least six subjects (including Irish, English and another language) at the Leaving Certificate Examination, with at least grade C3 in two subjects on the higher course and at least grade

D3 (ordinary or higher course) in the remaining four subjects.

Students who do not meet this matriculation requirement may be allowed to submit applications for some courses and are assessed for suitability of entry on a case-by-case basis.

Students aged 21 years or over by January 1st of the year of admission to a part-time programme may matriculate on the grounds of mature years alone. Therefore, many of the programmes detailed in this prospectus state that there are no formal entry requirements involved.

Full-time programmes

Students applying to the CAO for full-time courses on the grounds of mature years alone must satisfy the NUI regulation and be of mature years (at least 23 years of age on or before January 1st of the year of entry to first year lectures in a constituent university or recognised college). Students who are under 23 years of age are assessed for entry though the CAO on the basis of their Leaving

Certificate points only.

an individual basis. Mathematics at Honours Leaving Certificate standard (or at least a minimum of a B3 at Ordinary Level Maths) and Science are required. By way of preparation for entry to an

Engineering or IT programme, a Foundation course is available.

Programme details are found on page 57 of this prospectus.

14. Are there any restrictions on the numbers of places available for mature students on the full-time programmes?

In addition to the ‘mature years’ regulation, the following selection procedures and restrictions on places available for mature students on the full-time programmes apply (the course codes refer to the

CAO course codes):

Science

— about 50 places are available across all programmes in the College. However, an intake limit of ten per cent of the quota for each programme applies. Applications are considered on an individual basis. Knowledge of mathematics and at least one science subject is desirable. By way of preparation for entry to a

Science programme, a Foundation course is available. Programme details are found on page 57 of this prospectus.

Arts

— about 150 places are available in the daytime B.A. (GY101

– GY120, excl. GY104)). Each applicant is assessed via the MSAP exam (Mature Students Admissions Pathway Exam) which much be registered for, once the CAO application has been completed and a CAO number generated. The deadline for applying as a mature applicant for full-time degrees is February 1st each year, as is registration for the MSAP exam to all Arts Degrees. The exam is generally held in mid-February and registration is carried out online at http://www.msap.acer.edu.au/

Law

— Four places are available in GY250 and eight in GY251.

Applications are considered on an individual basis and other criteria, in addition to examination results, are also taken into account. A detailed knowledge of the profession and the degree is desired, as is relevant work/life experience.

Nursing & Midwifery Studies

—15 per cent of places in the

General Nursing programme in Galway and Portiuncula (GY525) and 40 per cent of places in Psychiatric Nursing (GY526) are available to students applying on mature grounds. Twenty per cent of places in the Midwifery programme are available to mature applicants. Further details are available from the Nursing Careers

Centre or from An Bord Altranais, phone (01) 6398500, web: www.nursingcareers.ie.

Application on mature grounds only is not accepted for GY104

Arts (Psychology) – mature students wishing to apply to study

Psychology should apply for GY101.

Commerce

— about 35 places are available in the daytime

Bachelor of Commerce programmes (GY201 – GY207) on an annual basis. Evidence of educational attainment in the business area is desirable. A pass in Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate or in an equivalent examination is required. By way of preparation for entry to a business or commerce programme, a Foundation course is available. Programme details are found on page 57 of this prospectus.

Engineering

— about 30 places are available across all programmes, excluding Information Technology programmes, in the College of Engineering and Informatics. Applications are considered on an individual basis. Mathematics at Honours

Leaving Certificate standard (or at least a minimum of a B3 at

Ordinary Level Maths) and Science are required.

Computer Science and Information Technology Engineering

— about ten places are available. Applications are considered on

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Medicine & Health Sciences

— Application on mature grounds only is not accepted for Medicine (GY501). Two places are reserved for mature applicants annually in Occupational Therapy

(GY502), in Speech and Language Therapy (GY503) and in

Podiatry (GY504). For all Health Science degrees, a high level of science, relevant work experience in a health care area, and knowledge of the degree and profession are required.

Applications on mature grounds are invited in the normal way for University entrants through the Central Applications Office

(CAO). Applications should be made online at www.cao.ie and each applicant is advised to familiarise him/herself with the criteria, quotas of places in each degree, assessments and important dates involved in applying. This information can be found at www.

nuigalway.ie/mature.

The closing date for applications is February 1st each year.

However, CAO encourages mature applicants to submit applications in advance of this date if possible. There is generally a discounted rate for online applications made before January 20th each year.

GENERAL

15. How do I know which is the right course for me?

Choosing the right course is difficult, particularly in light of the range of part-time programmes which is available to you. Ideally, you should consider what your interests and strengths are, take a look at the programme content and method of delivery to see if this meets with your needs. You should also contact the programme coordinator for some further details on the programme and make your decision on the balance of information available. Many of our courses have a Certificate option after one year’s study or a Diploma after two, which gives you an exit option

(with an academic award) if you wish to change your course of study or if you wish to finish your studies after one year.

16. I’m not sure if I want to start a full College course

– what can I do?

The University offers a number of Foundation programmes in the areas of Science and Technology, Business and the

Humanities, which allow you to experience these subject areas at foundational level for one year. Each subject area has a follow-on

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degree programme which you can follow on completion of the

Foundation programme should you wish to continue your studies in this area. These Foundation programmes provide an ideal preparation for University life. Check out the programme details on page 57 of this prospectus and also the Certificate/Diploma in

General Studies on page 29.

17. What are the tutorial and class schedules?

Class schedules vary according to the programme you select.

However, in general terms, classroom-based courses run lectures in the evenings from 6.00pm onwards, Mondays to Thursdays and occasionally offer tutorials on a Saturday morning. If you choose a blended-learning programme, you will be required to attend faceto-face lectures on an occasional basis, once every three to four weeks for one to two full days. Often these classes take place on a

Friday or at the weekend. For programme specifics you are advised to contact the programme coordinator.

How to Reach Us -

Directions to NUI Galway

BY CAR

• Approaching from North, East & West

( N6, N17, N18, N83 or N84)

• From the South (Cork, Limerick) approach Galway on the

N18. Pass through Ennis, Gort, Ardrahan and Clarinbridge

and onto Oranmore.

• Approaching from West Galway, the N59.

There are two main entrances to the University (i.e. from

University Road and from Newcastle Road). If you enter by

University Road you arrive at the University main entrance, the original building on campus. Limited student parking is available here. Alternatively, if you enter from Newcastle Road you will enter the campus on Distillery Road (just beside the AIB Bank); this is the main entrance for the lecture theatres and the oncampus car parks. Alternatively, a large 500 space car park is available at Dangan (directly north of Distillery Road), which is a 10-15 minute walk from the main University buildings. A commuter bus runs between Dangan and main campus at regular intervals; its timetable can be downloaded at www.nuigalway.

ie/buildings/park_and_ride.html

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Taxi - Taxi rank at the top of Eyre Square, ask for the Quadrangle in NUI Galway. This will take you to the main entrance of the

University.

Taking a bus - the No. 404 Bus Éireann service to Newcastle from

Eyre Square - there are various bus stops for each of the services, make sure you are at the right stop!

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Adult and Continuing Education Staff

DEPARTMENT

Access Office

Central Office

NAME

Imelda Byrne

Alma Clancy

Carol Gallagher

Kathleen Hartigan

Breda Kenna

Karen Kennedy

Helena Moran

Sinéad Quinn

Mary Surlis

Catherine Cronin

Maeve Cuffe

Fiona Dwyer

Nuala McGuinn

Maria McHugh

Niamh McHugh

Aisling Monaghan

Marie Morrissey

Niamh Nolan

Community Education Centre Helen Casey

Gail Cassidy

Eimear Forde

Deirdre Hardiman

Jacqueline Murphy

Fiona Treacy

Lisa Walshe

Opening Learning Centre

TITLE

Access Officer

Mature Student Coordinator (Outreach)

Access School Project Coordinator (Sligo)

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Access Officer (Sligo)

Programme Administrator

HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE

(Disability Route to Education)

Adult and Community Education Project Officer

Programme Academic Coordinator (IT programmes online)

Office Manager

Programme Administrator

Acting Director, Adult and Continuing Education

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator (TEFL)

Programme Coordinator

(Science and Technology Studies)

Community Education Officer

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Community Education Officer

Community Education Trainer

Programme Administrator

Community Education Trainer

PHONE

091- 493553

087- 7998675

071- 9195575

091- 495804

091- 493553

071- 9195575

091-493553

091- 495263

091- 493040

091-495041

091- 495972

091- 495442

091 – 492146

091- 492144

091- 495845

091- 495698

091- 493898

091- 493909

091- 493110

091 - 495241

091- 495472

091- 495203

091- 495241

091- 495786

091- 495241

94

Open Learning Centre

Adjunct Staff

Edel Cassidy

Pauline Dillon

Phil Gilmore

Suzanne Golden

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Programme Administrator

Programme Coordinator (Early Childhood Studies and

Practice)

091 492080

091 494059

091 494060

091 492659

Bernadette Morgan Programme Administrator

091- 494055

Edel Molloy Programme Administrator

091- 494058

Tara Prendeville Programme Administrator

091- 494061

Tricia Sweeney Desk-top Publisher

091- 494063

Emer Toner Centre Manager

091494066

Anne Walsh Acting Academic Director

Programmes provided by the Adult and Continuing Education Office are supported by a large number of course lecturers and tutors from the various academic departments at NUI Galway.

091 494056

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Part-time Programmes Index

1

Access Course for Mature Students – Foundation Diploma

2 Adult Learning & Development- Postgraduate Diploma

3 Adult Learning & Development-Masters

4 Advanced Trainer Skills- Certificate

5 Archaeology- Diploma

6 Business, Science, Technology& Engineering- Diploma in Foundation Studies

7 Commerce/ Business- Degree/ Diploma

8 Community and Family Studies- BA/ Diploma/ Certificate

9 Community Development Practice- Diploma/ Certificate

10 Early Childhood Studies- BA/ Diploma/ Certificate

11 Employee Assistance and Social Support- Diploma/ Certificate

12 English Literature- Diploma

13 Environmental Sustainability- Diploma

14 Equality & Diversity- Foundation Diploma

15 Form & Function of the Human Body- Diploma

16 French- Diploma

17 Gaeilge - Diploma

18 Gaeilge Fheidhmeach- BA

19 Gemmology- Diploma

20 General Studies- Diploma/ Certificate

21 Geology- Diploma

22 German- Diploma

23 Health Promotion- Specialist Diploma

24 History- Diploma

25 Humanities and Social Sciences - BA/ Diploma/ Certificate

26 Innovation Management- Postgraduate Diploma

27 International Business- Postgraduate Diploma

28 Irish - Diploma

29 Irish Music Studies- Diploma

30 Italian- Diploma

31 Lean & Quality Systems- Diploma

32 Medical Device Science- Diploma

33 Play Practice Therapy- Diploma / Certificate

34 Psychology of Counselling - Diploma/ Certificate

35 Rural Development - BSc / Diploma/ Certificate

36 Science & Technology Studies- BSc/ Diploma

37 Screenwriting- Certificate

38 Short Courses Series

39 Skills for Life and Employment – Foundation Diploma

40 Social Care- BA/ Diploma/ Certificate

41 Social Gerontology- Diploma

42 Software Engineering- Postgraduate Diploma

43 Software Engineering & Database Technologies- Masters

44 Spanish- Diploma

45 Technology Commercialisation- Postgraduate Diploma

46 Technology Management- Masters

47 TEFL- Postgraduate Diploma/ Certificate

48 Training & Education- BA/ Diploma/ Certificate

49 Training & Education- Foundation Diploma

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