Part-time & Professional Courses – Virtual Information Sessions

Join us on the 13th June for a week of Virtual Information Sessions showcasing our part-time course offerings at NUI Galway for 2022.

We will be hosting a series of short, informative lunch-time and evening webinars where you will discover all the part-time courses on offer. Choose your specific subject area and discover how the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development can support you in your studies for skills development and career advancement.

See full schedule of events below.

Early Childhood Session - Monday 13th June @ 1pm

In this webinar Dr Sheila Garrity with discuss the new BA Honours (Level 8) Degree in Early Childhood Education and Professional Practice (QAB/Dept. Children approved) that will be available in 2023. This Degree will support existing educators/practitioners, wishing to upskill to a degree through a flexible route.


Introducing Part-time Courses - Monday 13th June @ 7pm

This webinar gives you an introduction to the range of part-time courses on offer, helps you identify the right course for you and highlights the different pathways and supports available. You will also find out more about skills needs in industry from our guest speaker and hear first-hand from a student who has benefited professionally from her education journey.


Business, Management & Training - Tuesday 14th June @ 6:30pm

In this webinar, staff from the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development will provide information on part-time Business and Training & Education courses. 


Community Education Session - Wednesday 15th June @ 1pm

Dr Helen Casey and Dr Deirdre Hardiman will discuss the suite of part-time Community Education courses available for 2022. Courses include; BA in Community, Youth & Family Studies, Diploma in Youth & Community Development and Certificate in Youth Work Practice. Our training will prepare you to facilitate real change in society and provide you with skills and knowledge to engage with a rapidly changing policy and practice context at national level. Our modules are developed and delivered in conjunction with practitioners to provide high-quality community, family, and youth work expertise to ensure you are equipped to work in a variety of settings (whether private, voluntary, or statutory).


Info Session: Springboard, MicroCreds & RPL - Wednesday 15th June @ 6pm

This webinar gives you information on the Springboard+ Courses available, explains Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and introduces Micro-credentials. NUI Galway are developing a suite of Micro-credentials (short, accredited learning experiences) for September 2022.


Science & Technology Session - Wednesday 15th June @ 7pm

This webinar gives you information on the part-time & online Science & Technology courses available this year. Courses include; Science & Technology studies, Software Engineering and Specialist Diplomas in Automation & Control, Corporate Environmental Planning, Lean & Quality Systems and Medical Device Science. Chat to our staff and meet one of our students. 


Language Session - Thursday 16th June @ 1pm

In this webinar, staff from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, will discuss the Diplomas in French, German, Italian, Irish and Spanish.


Archaeology & Irish Studies - Thursday 16th June @ 7pm

In this webinar, Dr. Michelle Comber from the School of Geography and Archaeology will discuss the Diploma in Irish Archaeology (Online) and the Diploma in Irish Studies Online. 


NB: As this event is now over, you can click on the sessions above and access the recordings. 

Drop-in hours

You can call into our Centre in Nuns' Island during the week of the 13th June between 12-2pm and discuss your part-time course options. Our staff members from different subject areas will be available during the week to answer your queries - see schedule below:

Subject AreaDate
Business, Management & Training  Mon 13th June
Science & Technology  Tues 14th June
 Arts & Languages  Weds 15th June
 Community Education  Thurs 16th June
 Early Childhood Studies  Fri 17th June

Request a one-to-one call

You can request a one-to-one call with one of our staff members at any stage. Simply email and let us know which course you are interested in, what times suits you and we will arrange the call.

NB: Health Promotion and Social Care will be hosting in-person/virtual events later this summer, please contact the following for further information: 
Health Promotion - Denise Glavin
Social Care - Yvonne Forde