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Skills for Professional Development (Foundation Diploma)
Skills for Professional Development
This part time course runs frequently throughout the year in various locations around Ireland. It involves:
Attendance at two 2 day workshops (with an interval of approx. 3 weeks between the two workshops);
Skills for Professional Development module;
Submission of an assignment (the assignment requires the student to develop a personal competence portfolio).
Applicants must normally have reached 21 years of age on 1st January of the calendar year of entry. Applicants under 21 years of age must satisfy the matriculation requirements of NUI Galway. Applicants will be expected to have basic computer skill competence and should have access to the internet.
approx. 12 weeks
Next start date: October 2015
ECTS weighting: 10
Awards: Foundation Diploma in Skills for Professional Development
Closing date: Please contact the Programme Administrator
NFQ level: 7
When you have successfully completed the programme you will be able to:
Identify the skills of successful personal development and self-management and use these skills;
Identify key communication skills and use these skills to develop effective communication techniques and practices;
Identify people and task management skills and develop your competence in these areas;
Describe the concept of entrepreneurship and its key principles; develop your competence in these areas;
Develop a personal portfolio of core skills and use this portfolio to enhance personal and professional prospects.
Applications and selections
Application Open Date: Thursday, 2nd April, 2015: Apply here
A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Students must be registered as unemployed and in receipt of one of the following:
- Job-seekers Benefit
- Job-seekers Allowance
- One-parent family allowance
- Disability allowance
- Community Employment Scheme
- or signing for social insurance contribution credits
Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information. Supporting documentation relating to the above eligibility categories will be required as part of your scholarship application (e.g. a letter from the Dept. of Social Protection).
Requirements and assessment
Find out more
Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
Nuns' Island, Galway
T 353 91 494055
F 353 91 528905