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Programme

2013 / 2014


Adult Continuing Education ‘The Laurels’ University College Cork Western Road Cork T: +353 (0)21 490 4700 E: ace@ucc.ie http://study.ucc.ie/ace

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Contents 05 Welcome 06 Application procedure 06 Payment of Fees 09 Springboard 10 Credit Union Studies 11 Good Reasons to Study at ACE 13 Masters/Postgraduate Diplomas 14 MA Learning and Development 14 MSc Human Resource Management 15 MSc Management Coaching 15 Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice & Supervision 17 Higher Diplomas 18 Coaching/Coaching Psychology 18 Facilitating Inclusion 19 Geographical Information Systems 19 Learning, Development and Work Based Training 20 Human Resource Management 21 Relationship Studies 21 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 23 Diplomas 24 Applied Business Computing 24 Applied Film Media 25 Development Studies 25 Disability Studies 26 Environmental Science and Social Policy 26 European Art History 27 Field Ecology 27 Food Science & Technology 28 Genealogy 28 Geology 29 Local and Regional Studies 29 Music 30 Non Formal Guidance 30 Parent Mentoring 31 Process & Chemical Engineering 31 Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

32 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 32 Seafood Innovation 33 Social Enterprises and Community Development Practice 33 Social and Psychological Health Studies 34 Social Studies 34 Speciality Food Production 35 Supply Chain Management 35 Training and Education 36 Women’s Studies 36 Youth and Community Work 37 Youth and Community Work and Physical Activity 39 Certificate 40 Autism Spectrum Studies 40 Chinese Language 41 Contemporary Living 42 Cultural Heritage Tourism 42 Government & Political Leadership 43 Career Needs Assessment, Planning and Support for Work 43 Interpersonal Communication 44 Japanese Language 44 Legal Studies 45 Philosophies of the World 45 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 47 Certificate in Arts 52 CPD and Executive Education 54 Module GXP – The Fundamentals for Working in a Regulatory Environment 54 CPD Module Strategic Training Needs Analysis 55 Diploma in Team Supervision 55 Higher Diploma in Leadership Development 56 Diploma in Professional Training Practice 58 Summer Schools 62 Short Courses


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WELCOME

Dear Student, ACE (Adult Continuing Education) at University College Cork is the longest established dedicated centre for adult and lifelong learning in the Irish university system. Lifelong learning began at UCC in 1946, when, then President Alfred O’Rahilly, established the first extramural courses aimed at workers in Cork city. I am very pleased to welcome you to join the long line of adult learners who have participated in ACE courses since 1946. We have a student-oriented approach and we will do everything to help turn your ambition into success. ACE’s purpose is to provide opportunities in lifelong learning for all adults irrespective of age and previous educational achievements. Our courses are listed on this publication, but you should also note that new courses are always being developed. We believe that education should be enriching, challenging and enjoyable. Each individual learner will follow her or his own path. We are here to present you with opportunities in your individual journey. This is about you as a person with the diverse needs and demands that contemporary life places upon you. We see our role as contributing to your whole learning experience, some of which may be about your own personal development, some might be about your career and some may be about you as a citizen and member of a community.

Whatever your motivation we will try to make your educational experience with ACE rewarding. Coming back to education can be a daunting experience, but our experience is in helping people make that leap—we’ve been doing it for almost 70 years — so always see us as your partner. We want you to succeed and enjoy your new Programme. Our Coordinators have years of experience between them. Everyone in ‘The Laurels’ (ACE offices) is there to help, so don’t be afraid to ask. Whoever answers the phone or reads your email is keen to give you the best advice and they will still be there to help once you have registered as a student. We are always learning too, so if you have any suggestions or comments on how we could do things better, please let us know. We hope you find a course that interests you and that you will soon be a student at University College Cork. Dr Séamus Ó Tuama Director ACE (Adult Continuing Education) University College Cork, Cork, Ireland


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Application procedure

Payment of Fees

We are inviting applications for our 2013-2014 programmes now. Online applications can be made at http://study.ucc.ie/ace.

Students are required to pay half the applicable course fee when registering. The second half of the fees are to be paid mid-way through the course.

There will be NO processing fee for applications made online. Applications must be received by 19th July 2013 unless otherwise specified. Some programmes may accept late applications up until 9th September 2013, subject to places available on the course. There is a processing fee of €50 on all paper applications received after 19th July 2013. You will require the following documentation when you are applying: • Passport sized photograph • Original Birth Certificate (unless you are a graduate of UCC) • Original Marriage Certificate – if you wish to be registered in your married name • IELTS/TOEFL Certificates if required • Educational transcripts or certs if required • Appropriate fee (see fee section) Duration of Courses In general our Masters, Higher diplomas and Diplomas are 2 year duration and our Certificates are 1 year duration. There are some exceptions – please see individual programme details on our website http://study.ucc.ie/ace.

All ACE Students are eligible to apply for loan membership to the Lough Credit Union. Students who join the Lough Credit Union loan scheme will be issued a membership number which must be inputted when registering online. If applying by post, a cheque or postal order for half the course fee must be included with the application. If you have availed of the loan scheme through the Lough Credit Union, you will need to put your membership number on the application form. For more information on the Lough Credit Union, please see www.loughcu.ie. A bank giro will be issued for the second half of the course fee mid-way through the course. Payment can also be made using the UCC Student IT site. (sit.ucc.ie) Details on how to make a payment through the site will be sent to students at the commencement of their course.


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Fee liability deadlines are listed below. Cancellation Up to 31st October 2013: 0% 1st November 2013 - 31st January 2014: 50% After 31st January 2014: 100% Withdrawal from a Programme All withdrawals from programmes must be notified to Adult Continuing Education by email to l.meldon@ucc.ie or in writing: Ms. Lindy Meldon, Registration, Adult Continuing Education, UCC. Tax Relief Information on part-time courses eligible for tax relief is available from the relevant Income Tax Office. In order to claim tax relief, students must retain the upper portion of the bank giro form that has been stamped by the bank at the time of fee payment confirming amount paid.

Lough Credit Union Adult Continuing Education have formed a partnership with the Lough Credit Union to provide finance for students. Students wishing to apply for student finance should contact the Lough Credit Union T: 021-496 3384 or email info@loughcu.ie. For further details on applying for membership please visit www.loughcu.ie. Audit Student If you wish to register as an Audit student (attend lectures and not submit assignments for assessment or receive award) on an adult continuing education programme the same application procedure apply. Audit students are liable for course fees.


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SPRINGBOARD ACE at UCC will be offering a number of courses through the Springboard initiative. Details of courses will be posted on our website in June 2013. For full details on Springboard and to apply please go to www.springboardcourses.ie The Springboard initiative in higher education offers free, part-time courses at certificate, degree and masters level, leading to qualifications that are in demand among employers. The majority of courses are one-year or less in duration, and Springboard is open to jobseekers that have a previous history of employment and believe that a focused, high-quality qualification is the key to getting back to work.


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Diploma in Credit Union Studies - PATHWAYS Venue(s) Bagnalstown, Dublin North, Dublin Central, Dublin West, Dundalk, Castlerea, Cork, Letterkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, Portlaoise, Waterford Fee â‚Ź1,260 (There may be reductions depending on recognised prior learning - Please contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.)

Contact details Dr Linda Foley ACE at UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 4736 e: Linda.foley@ucc.ie Closing Date 21 June 2013

We in Adult Continuing Education are very pleased to partner with the Centre for Co-operative Studies (UCC) and the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) to provide credit union specific educational programmes to the credit union movement in Ireland. At a time when the credit union movement is going through a period of significant transition the role of on-going education, which is the cornerstone of the co-operative ethos, has never been more important. The Certificate in Credit Union Governance or the Certificate in Credit Union Operations is the first step in an accredited learning route for credit union officers. The stream chosen by the student will depend on the role of that student in their Credit Union. On successful completion of the certificate, the student may progress to the Diploma in Credit Union Governance/ Operations and from there may further progress to the Degree in Credit Union Business.


Almost 70 years delivering Lifelong Learning Programmes Opportunity to study at one of Ireland’s 5* Universities Highly motivated staff dedicated to maximising your learning experience Diverse range of courses leading to recognised NFQ qualifications


Reason 1:

Almost 70 years delivering Lifelong Learning Programmes


3 MA in Learning and Development

Masters and Postgraduate Diplomas The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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MA Learning and Development (Consultancy)

MSc in Human Resource Management MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 9, Major Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee €5,000

Contact details Ms Louise Fleming ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4720 e: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

NFQ Level 9 Option to exit with PG Diploma in Human Resource Management after Year 1

Contact details Ms Louise Fleming ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4720 e: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

Duration 2 Years

Venue(s) UCC

Duration 2 Years

Annual Fee: €5,000

The MA Learning and Development (Consultancy) is led by the Department of Management and Marketing in collaboration with the Department of Applied Psychology and Adult Continuing Education at UCC. This tailored Masters programme provides effective/holistic consultant training in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external consultants with clients or as internal consultants in technical or specialist organisational support functions. The key aim of this programme is to equip those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills. The objective of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Upon completion, graduates of this programme may apply for graduate membership of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD).

The MSc in Human Resource Management is led by the Department of Management and Marketing in collaboration with Adult Continuing Education at UCC. The aim of this programme is to develop and equip established HR professionals with the knowledge and skill sets to enable them to operate at a strategic level in the HRM and HRD professions.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Part One of this programme encompasses modules related to the context within which the human resource function operates; contemporary debates in international HRM; current and future developments in employment law;  people management and development issues; and developing personal business leadership skills. Part Two of the programme is presented through three modules relating to leadership and management development, employee relationship management and preparation for the investigation of a real life HR issue which is presented in a research report. Upon completion, graduates of this course can apply for professional membership of the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).


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MSc in Management Coaching Pending final academic approval

NFQ Level 9, Major Option to EXIT with Level 9 PG Dip or Level 9 PG Cert in Management and Personal Coaching

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee: Year 1: €2,400 Year 2: €1,800

Contact details Mr Pat O’Leary t: + 353 (0)87 329 8052 e: p.oleary@ucc.ie or Mr Hugh O’Donovan t: + 353 (0)87 630 7662 e: hugh@hoda.ie Duration 1.5 Years

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Fieldwork Practice & Supervision NFQ Level 9 Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee

Fees are paid for by the School of Applied Social Studies, UCC. Participants on the course forfeit the placement fees for the duration of the course.

Contact details Dr Carmel Halton School of Applied Social Studies, UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 2828 e: chalton@appsocstud.ucc.ie Closing Date: 3 May 2013 Duration: 1 Year

This programme recognises that coaching is an applied field of practice that has its intellectual roots in a range of disciplines such as: organisational development, social and behavioural psychology, learning theory, mindfulness, reflective practice, health and well being and group dynamics. Coaching is now an integral part of business and management and it has a growing presence in education, health, nursing, social practice, career choice and personal self-management. This diversity creates exciting opportunities for mutual enrichment and meaningful engagement. The practice of Coaching facilitates increased performance, achievement of goals and the optimisation of personal effectiveness. This programme will engage with leaders and managers from diverse setting and sectors to develop new skills to meet new personal and professional challenges.

This programme represents a very important course in terms of the School’s mission of creating and sustaining community outreach and partnerships within the context of professional development. The course provides a unique opportunity to social work practitioners to engage in professionally accredited, post qualifying education and training in Practice Teaching and Professional Supervision.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


Reason 2:

Opportunity to study at one of Ireland’s 5* Universities


3 MA in Learning and Development

Higher Diploma The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Higher Diploma in Coaching/ Coaching Psychology NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €4,000

Contact details Mr Hugh O’Donovan e: hugh@hoda.ie or Mr Pat O’Leary e: p.oleary@ucc.ie School of Applied Psychology, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4604

Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusion (Disability Studies) NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 3,000

Contact details Ms Sheila O Driscoll ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4731 e: sheila.odriscoll@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

Duration: (Duration of 1 year is pending final academic approval)

“Our lives succeed or fail gradually, then suddenly, one conversation at a time” (Scott, 2002) In a fast moving, changing and uncertain world, people are increasingly challenged to explore and maximise their own potential and increase their own resilience in the face of such change and uncertainty. Coaching is about a conversation with ourselves and others. It is also about relationships. Psychology and positive psychology in particular is about the evidence based scientific study of what potentially works best in our personal and working lives. This programme affords the student the opportunity to explore and study these various levels from an academic and reflective perspective.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The Higher Diploma in Facilitating Inclusion (Disability Studies) is an opportunity for people working in the area of disability to enhance their knowledge and skills to enable them to support the fuller participation of people with disabilities in education, training, work and leisure. It incorporates the twin aims of lifelong learning i.e. active citizenship and employability. The programme includes an introduction to sign language, inclusive media and the skills required to successfully design a programme or course that maximises the inclusion of people with disabilities. It also looks at the social context of mental health and autism. Accessibility to sport and leisure, the creative arts and culture also form part of the curriculum.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Higher Diploma in Geographical Information Systems NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €2,750

Contact details Ms Helen Bradley Dept of Geography School of the Human Environment, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 2920 e: h.bradley@ucc.ie

Higher Diploma in Learning, Development and Work Based Training NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee €4,000

Contact details Ms Louise Fleming ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4720 e: L.Fleming@ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

Duration 1 Year

This programme is designed to give students a good theoretical understanding of GIS and practical handson training in GIS software. The programme focuses on developing the skills and knowledge of the participants to enable the effective use of GIS technology in a professional environment. The use of this technology has grown rapidly in the past 10 year and the demand for suitably qualified GIS professionals has increased significantly. 

The Higher Diploma Learning, Development and Work Based Training is offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in conjunction with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) and the Departments of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems, Applied Psychology, Law, and Management and Marketing. The programme focuses on the context of organisational learning and lifelong learning, and provides professional training for persons who have management/supervisory responsibility for training and development in Production, Engineering, Marketing and other related disciplines. It also caters for those who have been engaged in training related activity within their organisation where HR or Learning and Development are not part of their role. Upon completion, graduates of this programme may apply for graduate membership of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD).

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

GIS is a fundamental technology for the effective management, manipulation, analysis and display of spatial data. GIS benefits organisations of all sizes and in many different industries: utilities, transportation, public safety, government, business, education, environmental management, etc.


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Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management NFQ Level 8 Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €4,000

Contact details Ms Louise Fleming ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4720 e: L.Fleming@ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

The Higher Diploma Human Resource Management is led by the Department of Management and Marketing in collaboration with Adult Continuing Education at UCC. The aim of this programme is to provide a structured educational opportunity for early career HR professionals or those entering into the HR profession with comparable experience. This programme provides a solid grounding upon which the student can progress their career in this field and support the delivery of their current role. This intensive twelve month programme provides comprehensive coverage of the main role span of the HR professional in today’s organisation. The student will acquire a sound understanding of Human Resource Management as a professional career path. Upon completion, graduates of this programme can apply for membership of the internationally recognised Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Higher Diploma in Relationship Studies

MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee UCC: €3,100 Dublin: €3,350

Contact details Ms Margaret Power at Dr Tony Humphrey’s office t: + 353 (0)21 464 2394 (9.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Thursday) e: tonyhumphreys1@eircom.net

From the moment of conception an individual is in a relationship. The nature of the relationship a person has with self determines how they interact with another. What is often not recognised is that conflict between individuals arises from unresolved conflicts within and unless attention and resolution of inner turmoil is resolved conflict between individuals tends to escalate. Aspects of relationships that needs to be known is the powerful role the unconscious plays in how individuals relate – within and without. No matter where conflict occurs – examination of relationship is critical. The programme provides the opportunity for participants to explore these different viewpoints and is based on a co-creative understanding of humans.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work NFQ Level 8, Major Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €2,900

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

The Higher Diploma Safety, Health and Welfare at Work is offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in association with the Departments of Applied Psychology, Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Law, Applied Social Studies, Statistics, the College of Medicine and Health, and the Industrial Liaison Unit. This programme has been designed primarily to provide the education and training required to be competent in giving advice and assisting management to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the workforce. Successful graduates of this programme will have knowledge of the integrated discipline of prevention of ill health and accidents, as well as specific training in prevention and protection in the workplace. Graduates should be competent in dealing effectively with the majority of health and safety problems in any workplace with emphasis on chemical, pharmaceutical agri-industry, electronics, health care and services. Upon completion, graduates of this programme can apply for Graduate Membership of the internationally recognised Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


Reason 3:

Highly motivated staff dedicated to maximising your learning experience


3 MA in Learning and Development

Diplomas The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Diploma in Applied Business Computing

Diploma in Applied Film Media

MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 6, Major Venue(s) Dedicated site on the Northside of Cork City Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Contact details Mr John McAvoy Business Information Systems UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 3338 e: j.mcavoy@ucc.ie

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose

Duration 2 Years

Annual Fee € 1,200

UCC, Cork Institute of Technology and Cork City Partnership are offering a Diploma in Applied Business Computing. This Diploma aims to give individuals highly relevant business and Information Systems skills, and is aimed at those who are currently unemployed. The programme is taught at a dedicated facility in Farranferris, on the Northside of Cork City. There are no fees for this course and it offers a second chance at a third level qualification for those who feel they missed out by not continuing their education, or a chance to further enhance qualifications.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC

Contact details Mr John O Mullane School of Computer Science and Information Technology UCC t: +353 (0)21 420 5920 e: j.omullane@cs.ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme combines practical training with an exploration of the theoretical elements of digital media. Much of the content of modern film is a composition of digital media elements, such as text, sound, still images, motion graphics and moving images. Working with media production tools (such as Adobe Photoshop and After Effects) to develop moving images; and film equipment (digital cameras, lighting, microphones) to capture content. Students develop skills and experience culminating in a short film that incorporates these different media elements for distribution on a variety of platforms (online, DVD).

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Development Studies NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €990

Contact details Ms Regina Sexton ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4717 e: r.sexton@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

Diploma in Disability Studies

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €990

Contact details Ms Sheila O Driscoll ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4731 e: sheila.odriscoll@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme aims to introduce students to these core global issues from a number of different perspectives: health, nutrition, sociological, economic and political issues. It is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to acquire knowledge of social change in the world and with reference to different societies including reference to Ireland.

Disability Studies is a vibrant and diverse interdisciplinary field of inquiry which examines the concept of disability as a social, cultural, and political phenomenon. In contrast to clinical, medical, or therapeutic perspectives, Disability Studies focuses on how disability is defined and represented in society. From this perspective, disability is not a characteristic that exists in the person.

The course aims to enable participants to become aware of the ways in which different problems overlap and to acquire the ability to identify the patterns emerging in many regions. It also aims to enable participants to develop a critical awareness of the many factors operating in the world and to question previously received knowledge, beliefs and attitudes.

ACE offers the Diploma in Disability Studies each year in UCC and in different outreach locations throughout Munster. It presents an opportunity for people who have a personal interest in disability issues and for those who are working, caring or volunteering in this area to enhance their knowledge and skills.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Environmental Science and Social Policy NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 990

Contact details Dr Linda Foley ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4736 e: linda.foley@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

Diploma in European Art History MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Contact details Mr James Cronin ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4702 e: j.cronin@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

The primary objective of this programme is to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to the environment and the issues related, either directly or indirectly, to our use of it. We introduce the student to such varied topics as geology, biology, environmental legislation, economics, sustainability, planning, and environmental politics amongst others. Students participate in four fieldtrips per year, two of which are a weekend trip to the Burren and a visit to Fota Wildlife Park. This programme attracts a range of students from those seeking to change careers, to those seeking career enhancement opportunities, to those who just have an interest in the environment around us. The course aims to provide these participants with a basic and factual knowledge to environmental matters.

This programme seeks to explore the concept of European identity as displayed through the visual arts beginning with Ancient Greece and ending with art in the 21st Century. The aim will be to give you a complete education in looking at the visual arts within historical and cultural contexts. To help you understand the context of artistic production and the process of creativity, connections will be made between the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture) and literature, design, music, film, politics, philosophy, science, and society.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Gallery Visits The course schedules study trips. Previous classes have gone to Rome, Paris, London and Edinburgh. We also visit Cork galleries and galleries in Dublin. These trips are optional, a supplementary fee will apply.


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Diploma in Field Ecology

Diploma in Food Science & Technology NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose

Venue(s) Distance Learning

Contact details Ms Caroline Hurley School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences UCC e: c.hurley@ucc.ie

Annual Fee €1,150

Duration: 2 Years Closing Date: 18 October 2013

Annual Fee €2,900

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

This Programme is aimed at people wishing to increase their skills and knowledge in the area of practical field ecology. It will provide participants with a sound scientific understanding of the ecological principles underlying the subject of field ecology. The objectives of the course are: To provide broad background in general and field ecology and environmental biology; to develop practical skills in scientific data collection and analysis, report writing and oral presentation of results; to provide the basis for independent ecological investigation and field studies; to provide some training for the interpretation of environmental impact studies and work related to conservation and management issues; to encourage appreciation of the natural environment.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC

Contact details Ms Maura Conway Food Industry Training Unit College of Science, Food Science and Engineering, UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 3114 e: m.conway@ucc.ie w: www.ucc.ie/fitu Duration: 2 Years Closing Date: 20 September 2013

The Irish food and drinks sector is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous industries. It has been identified as having a key role to play in Ireland’s export-led economic recovery. The programme gives participants an education in food science, and microbiology, food processing technology, nutrition and food business which allows for the upgrading of knowledge, skills and competence of participants. Particular emphasis is placed on linking basic principles with the practical application of these principles in industry.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Genealogy

Diploma in Geology MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 7, Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC and Killarney Annual Fee € 1,360

Contact details UCC: Dr David Butler, Department of Geography t: +353 (0)21 490 4700 e: D.Butler@ucc.ie Killarney: Ms Brenda Healy t: + 353 (0)86 807 9204 e: healybm@eircom.net Duration 2 Years

Would you like an opportunity to gain an accredited qualification in genealogy studies? This programme combines practical skills with portfolio based assessments designed to equip our learners with transferable skills aimed at heritage, tourism and genealogy employment. The course offers modules in genealogy, fieldwork, collection care and a dissertation portfolio. It is suitable for participants’ training in heritage environments, genealogy based environments and practical genealogy applications. Learning outcomes encompass your genealogical legacy, the study of localities and regions and participants within the context and framework of a university diploma.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC and Distance Learning Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Contact details Dr Richard Unitt Department of Geology School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4575 e: r.unitt@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme offers a broad introduction to this dynamic subject over a period of two years. Aspects covered include the history of the earth and its environments with particular emphasis on Irish Geology. The programme will provide participants with a working knowledge of rock and mineral classification as well as laboratory and field work practice. They will also be made aware of geological events around the globe including current theories and research. Students will learn about the application of geology in a wide variety of industries from mining to environmental surveys. This programme is aimed at variety of students from those who wish to learn for personal interest or a related occupation and those starting third level education.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Local and Regional Studies

Diploma in Music

MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) Colaiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Contact details Ms Lindy Meldon ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4700 e: dlrs@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose

Venue(s) UCC

Contact details Dr Derek Cremin School of Music and Theatre, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4530 e: d.cremin@ucc.ie

Annual Fee €1,900

Duration 2 Years

Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

This programme uses a case study and thematic approach, for students to learn. Students will be provided with an interdisciplinary framework or lens to interpret, assess and evaluate local and regional topics and themes.

This programme provides a broad education in music, integrating theoretical, historical, performance studies and seminars while enabling students to master the skills needed for a wide array of professions.

The directed learning aspects of the course will include (i) lectures from a number of disciplines (history, geography, music and folklore amongst others), (ii) fieldtrips undertaken to local, regional and national archival institutes, libraries and museums, and (iii) workshops to support academic learner development.

The programme offers an exciting mix of subjects with modules from the history of music, aural recognition, music criticism and music theory.

The opportunity to apply and develop professional research skills and critical thinking is supported through the undertaking of a significant personal project by students in year two.

The programme allows students to experience the vast musical genres that the UCC School of Music & Theatre offer, including traditional, rock, pop and jazz and also some fascinating types of music; from Javanese Gamelan, African and Indian traditional music, American Shape note singing & choral conducting, year two introduces a music technology and the cultural importance of music around the world.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Non Formal Guidance NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 990

Contact details Ms Marian Elders ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4704 e: m.elders@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

Are you a volunteer in a youth work context? Do you want to enhance your skills in working with young people? Learning outcomes of this programme are: • Describe key skills in guidance and support • Introduce participants to various approaches to human growth and development especially adolescent development • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues that impact on the lives of young people • Develop professional practice skills such as communication skills, listening skills, negotiation skills and conflict resolution skills • Demonstrate the ability to conduct an agency profile, a community profile and a research project

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Diploma in Parent Mentoring

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) Athlone Annual Fee € 2,700

Contact details Ms Margaret Power at Dr Tony Humphrey’s office t: + 353 (0)21 464 2394 (9.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Thursday) e: tonyhumphreys1@eircom.net Duration 2 Years

Parenting is rocket science and needs to be seen as the most important profession in society. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, sexual, social, intellectual, behavioural, creative and spiritual lives of their children. Inevitably, parents – albeit unconsciously – carry unresolved hurts, doubts and insecurities from their own childhood years into their parenting role. This reality is not only true for parents; it is also true for each adult who interacts with a child. The aims of this programme are to train participants to become parent mentors so that they can provide parents who are struggling with the understanding, support and skills to become more effective in the care of themselves and their children.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Process & Chemical Engineering

Diploma in Psychology of Criminal Behaviour MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

NFQ Level 7, Minor Option to EXIT with a Level 7 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee €2,700

Contact details Dr Edmond Byrne, Programme Director Department of Process and Chemical Engineering, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 3094, e: e.byrne@ucc.ie or Julie Holland t: +353 (0)21 490 3980 e: julie.holland@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme incorporates the fundamentals of Process & Chemical Engineering. The material provides a good basis and overview of key aspects of the discipline. The programme appeals to participants across a wide range of backgrounds. This includes those who may wish to obtain a formal qualification in chemical engineering, who wish to use the programme as a step towards a professional degree qualification, who are interested in gaining a formal chemical engineering qualification as part of their continuing professional development or (post)graduates of other disciplines whose work brings them into the sphere of chemical engineering. It enjoys strong support from local and national process industry employers in sectors such as bio/pharmaceuticals, food, drink, water, energy and environmental and technical services.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC

Contact details Dr Ciara Staunton ACE at UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 4705 or 490 4512 e: C.Staunton@ucc.ie

Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

This programme is designed to provide a flexible part time third level learning opportunity to those who wish to discover the fascinating world of forensic psychology. This programme is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn about the workings of the criminal mind, what motivates an individual to commit crimes, and how investigators collect psychological clues. The programme will provide you with a comprehensive insight into criminal behaviour and the criminal mind. You will develop your understanding of the major theories that seek to explain criminal behaviour especially in relation to violent and sexual crimes. Students who complete the programme will appreciate the interface between the fields of law and psychology and in doing so enhance the recognition of forensic psychology as a distinct specialism of psychology.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 2,900 *Special Rate € 1,800

Diploma in Seafood Innovation

Bord Iascaigh Mhara will provide a limited number of bursaries.

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose

Duration 1 Year

The sessions will take place at various locations throughout the country

*The Special Rate applies to unemployed former construction workers currently seeking employment

Annual Fee: € 4,500

Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s)

Contact details Ms Maura Conway Food Industry Training Unit College of Science, Food Science and Engineering, UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 3114 e: m.conway@ucc.ie w: www.ucc.ie/fitu Duration: 2 Years Closing Date: 20th September 2013

The Diploma Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) is offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in association with the Departments of Applied Psychology, Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Law, Applied Social Studies, Statistics, the College of Medicine and Health, and the Construction Industry Federation. This programme provides professional training for personnel involved in the management of safety, health and welfare at work in the construction industry. Each successful graduate of the programme will be competent in dealing effectively with the majority of health and safety problems in the workplace where construction or construction related activities are taking place. Upon completion, graduates of this programme can apply for Graduate Membership of the internationally recognised Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

The Irish seafood sector is expected to increase in both value and employment levels between now and 2020. It is expected that graduates of this programme will play a key role in business development and innovation within the seafood industry. This new Diploma programme, developed by UCC in conjunction with Bord Iascaigh Mhara aims to develop sustainable seafood innovation and new product development in Irish seafood companies.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Those who successfully complete the programme will have a real understanding of practical, business and management aspects of innovation. This programme will include training and education in fish science and technology, new product development and innovation, and business management.


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Diploma Social Enterprises and Community Development Practice NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC, Limerick City and Killorglin, Co Kerry Annual Fee € 990

Contact details ACE at UCC: Ms Marian Elders, t: + 353 (0)21 490 4704, e: m.elders@ucc.ie Killorglin: Ms Brenda Healy t: + 353 (0)86 807 9204, e: healybm@eircom.net Limerick: Ms Christine Ui Chasaide t: 353 (0)87 946 1472, e: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

Diploma in Social and Psychological Health Studies NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC

Contact details Ms Marian Elders, t: + 353 (0)21 490 4704 e: m.elders@ucc.ie Duration: 2 Years

Annual Fee € 990

Duration: 2 Years

The Diploma in Social Enterprises and Community Development Practice is designed to provide an opportunity for interested individuals to deepen their understanding of social enterprise and community development as well as developing the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work effectively in a social enterprise/ community development context. This programme will appeal to a large cross section of the population. The principal target group are social entrepreneurs – those who are already established as well as those who are contemplating establishing enterprises that will have a social dividend as well as being sustainable businesses in their own right. At present, State policy is placing emphasis on the indigenous sector of the economy in terms of job creation and employment. Funding is channelled through local development organisations with a view to up-skilling and/or redirecting those who are currently unemployed. Consequently, a further cohort will be those who are currently unemployed. In addition, others who will have an interest in and benefit from this programme are full-time or part-time employees and volunteers in the community and voluntary sector.

This programme is aimed at those who work as professionals or volunteers, in the facilitation of personal and social development in the community. Others who may be interested are activists working for individual and community health and well-being whose practice training has been through structured experiential learning. The programme is also open to other candidates where a commitment to personal or social change is demonstrated.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The Diploma in Social and Psychological Health Studies draws on the ethos and work of the Social and Health Education Project (SHEP). Programme assessments are based on a combination of both personal learning journals and academic essays. Applicants who have undertaken training with SHEP will be at an advantage.


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Diploma in Social Studies

NFQ Level 7, Minor Venue(s) UCC and Limerick City Annual Fee € 990

Contact details ACE at UCC: Ms Marian Elders, t: +353 (0)21 490 4704, e: m.elders@ucc.ie Limerick: Ms Christine Ui Chasaide t: +353 (0)87 946 1472 e: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

Duration 2 Years

Diploma in Speciality Food Production NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee: € 2,800 The Diploma may be part funded subject to confirmation.

Contact details Dr Angela Sheehan Food Industry, Training Unit College of Science, Food Science and Engineering, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 1423 e: a.sheehan@ucc.ie w: www.ucc.ie/fitu Duration: 1 Year Closing Date: 20th September 2013

Are you interested in discovering more about the social, economic and cultural changes that have occurred in Ireland? Do you want an opportunity to study part time?

This programme is for individuals who are starting or wish to further develop an artisan or specialty food business and also for those involved in this sector including farmers, producers, retailers, culinary specialists, and those in support agencies.

Would you like to get a formal educational qualification?

In previous classes we have had great diversity with people from various backgrounds (e.g. farmers, artisan producers, chefs, Environmental Health Officers) and interests (e.g. farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish & seafood, fresh and specialist meats, poultry and pork products, sauces, confectionery, and fresh organic produce). A large number of these Diploma graduates are now successfully running small food enterprises from their home, farm or small production unit or have further developed and improved existing small food businesses.

Then this programme is for you. This programme is designed as an introduction to the Social Sciences. Topics such as Sociology, Social Policy, Economics, Social Philosophy and Social Policy allow participants explore key issues in Irish society from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition, the interdisciplinary approach will allow participants to develop a critical awareness of the diverse factors that impact on life in contemporary Irish society.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Supply Chain Management

Diploma in Training and Education accredited by NUI Galway Pending Approval

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 7 Certificate after Year 1

Contact details Dr Seamus O Reilly e: scm@ucc.ie w: www.ucc.ie/scm

Venue(s) UCC

Duration 2 Years

Annual Fee €3,500

This programme provides a structured approach to the key elements of supply chain management. The programme seeks to maximise the participant’s experience in the workforce by providing a structured approach to the key elements of supply chain management, e.g. improve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness; enhance process design, customer services and information services; and provide all organisational functions with an acute awareness of costs and the ability to enhance value-adding activities. The Certificate year includes Lean SCM Green Belt modules offered in conjunction with the Leading Edge Group and accredited by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Ireland (IIE). The programme design facilitates individuals who wish to study on a part-time basis and integrate their studies with their careers. For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

NFQ Level 7 Option to EXIT with Certificate in Training and Education after Year 1

Venue(s) Distance Learning

Contact details Marian Elders ACE at UCC t: + 353 (0)21 4904704 e: m.elders@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

Annual Fee €2,900

The programme is specifically targeted towards Further Education (FE) personnel who are ineligible for registration as teachers with the Teaching Council and who have responsibility for delivering FETAC accredited and non-accredited programme in the FE sector. In particular, the programme is designed to allow those who do not meet the criteria for registration with the Teaching Council the opportunity to develop their competence as effective training tutors. The programme focuses on the core pedagogical principles, competences and standards of programme delivery in the FE sector. The programme is structured to allow training tutors, who have responsibility for delivering programmes, gain a practical understanding of the principles of pedagogy and andragogy, tutoring/training delivery methods, learner support strategies, group management skills, curriculum development, assessment and evaluation techniques and basic research skills. It facilitates the development of personal and professional competences that underpin effective programme delivery.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Women’s Studies

NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 7 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 990

Contact details Ms Rola (Hamed) Abu Zeid - O Neill ACE at UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 4700 e: r.azoniell@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme is a stimulating and exciting way to develop a critical understanding of women’s position and experience in contemporary society, culture and politics. This interdisciplinary programme draws on literature, law, psychology, philosophy, social studies, and socio-political history. This broad range of disciplines opens up the world of feminist thought using cross-cutting, politically powerful themes such as gender, class, race, sexuality and diversity.

Diploma in Youth and Community Work NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC and Limerick City Annual Fee € 990

Contact details UCC: Ms Cindy O Shea ACE at UCC, t: +353 (0)21 490 4705 e: c.oshea@ucc.ie Limerick: Ms Christine Ui Chasaide t: +353 (0)87 946 1472 e: c.chasaide@ucc.ie

Duration 2 Years

This programme is aimed at those who are interested in working with young people and communities who experience social disadvantage and exclusion. This practically focussed programme introduces students to the theory and practice of youth and community work and equips students with the necessary skills and competencies to work in a voluntary or professional capacity in the voluntary sector.

In Year 1, students are introduced to feminist thought through a critical analysis of women’s activism, work and care, masculinities, the social role of medicines and drugs. In Year 2, students will engage with media and communications, sexuality and gender, history/herstory, global feminisms, and law.

This programme will help students to understand, analyse, evaluate and develop skills in communication, facilitation, research and in Professional Practice. Ideally candidates will have some voluntary work experience on application.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


Diploma in Youth and Community Work and Physical Activity NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Option to EXIT with a Level 6 Certificate after Year 1

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee â‚Ź 990

Contact details Ms Cindy O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4705 e: c.oshea@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This new programme combines the theory & practice of youth & community work principles, with the theory & practice of sports coaching & physical activation. There is an emphasis on the development of practical skills and on personal learning combined with reflective assignments to foster the integration of the two areas of study. The voluntary sector overlaps significantly with the area of sports and activation with thousands of young people and adults participating in local community sports initiatives across Ireland. This programme will equip candidates with a range of practical knowledge and skills which can be applied to both voluntary sector and sports groups. This programme has a particular emphasis on skills development and practical placement work.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


Reason 4:

Diverse range of courses leading to recognised NFQ qualifications


3 MA in Learning and Development

Certificates The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Certificate in Autism Spectrum Studies NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC and Limerick City Annual Fee € 990

Contact details UCC: Ms Sheila O Driscoll ACE at UCC, T: + 353 (0)21 490 4731 E: sheila.odriscoll@ucc.ie Limerick: Ms Christine Ui Chasaide t: +353 (0)87 946 1472 e: c.chasaide@ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

Certificate in Chinese Language NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 450

Contact details Mr Lin Xun (Language teacher for teaching inquires) e: 68799226@qq.com or Ching Keane for general enquiries e: ching.keane@ucc.ie Duration: 1 Year

This new and innovative programme is designed to introduce participants to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. The historical and social practices that enabled autism to be identified from the early twentieth century are explored. There will be an emphasis on the communication and behavioural challenges for the individual with autism and how society responds to these challenges and also how a person with ASD may contribute positively to society. The issue of mental health and ASD will be examined. Students will learn the importance of early intervention, education and inclusion and legislation and policies that govern best practice guidelines and models of service. An ability to engage in reflective practice which is essential for people working in the area of ASD will form part of this programme. This course is designed for a large cross section of the population. This includes people who are working, caring, volunteering or unemployed who wish to develop an understanding of the issues affecting the lives of peoples who experience ASD. It also includes people who have changed or wish to change their career paths.

Chinese for Beginners is an ideal programme either for people who have never studied Chinese before or who may have some basic knowledge for Chinese but wish to improve their skills.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The programme aims to develop all aspects of the Chinese Language and basic communication skills and to develop an understanding of Chinese civilization as well as the specific political, social and legal context for doing business in/with China. The Chinese term for crisis is “danger-opportunity”, so why not adopt this cheerful and enthusiastic attitude and look into the “Chinese for Beginner” to enable yourself to have a more enjoyable travel and business experience in/with China!


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Certificate in Contemporary Living MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee MIDCYCLE - Next intake September 2014

Contact details Dr MĂĄire Leane School of Applied Social Studies, UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 2831 e: m.leane@ucc.ie Duration 2 Years

This programme is designed for people with intellectual disabilities for delivery in a third level education setting. The programme provides the opportunity for students to develop their personal educational interests and to interact with a wide range of students from different courses within UCC. The programme provides structured opportunities for students to develop strategic skills that promote self-reliance, independence and increased participation in society. The programme is designed to equip graduates with a range of transferable skills in communication, information technology and personal effectiveness. These skills combined with the work experience and social interaction opportunities they receive on the programme, will enhance their capacity for both independent living and employability. There are no exams on the course. For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Certificate in Cultural Heritage Tourism

Certificate in Government & Political Leadership

Pending final academic approval

NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee TBC

Contact details Dr Elena O Brien UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 4048 e: archaeology@ucc.ie

NFQ Level 6, Minor Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 1,150

Contact details Ms Fiona Buckley or Dr Clodagh Harris or Dr Theresa Reidy Department of Government UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 2770 e: f.buckley@ucc.ie Duration: 1 Year

This is the first certificate of its type offered in UCC, which follows an earlier involvement by the University in heritage management studies. The new course provides direct engagement with an important sector of the economy, namely tourism, identified in current State policy as having significant potential for growth. This proposal is therefore politically strategic in respect of UCC’s response to current economic challenges. It is aligned with the strategic goals of the University, including those to ‘maximise opportunities for up-skilling and re-skilling’; and ‘create further opportunities for increasing participation in outreach, lifelong learning and continuing professional development’. The course provides a training opportunity for individuals interested in all aspects of cultural heritage, including those involved with community groups and local societies.

“Government is too important to be a spectator sport” (Barbara Jordan)

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Do you agree with Barbara Jordan? Are you interested in politics and current affairs and the Irish political system? Are you keen to know more about politics in other countries? Do you have ideas on political reform and active citizenship? Then this programme is for you. This programme consists of three modules which will: explore key concepts in political science; examine the Irish political system and the current debate for reform; introduce theories and forms of political participation and leadership. Students who successfully complete this certificate, should they chose to continue their education in UCC, will have exemptions from first year in the B.Sc Government.


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Certificate in Career Needs Assessment, Planning and Support for Work NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee €1,995 for the full programme (30 credits) €695 per 10 credit module

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie Duration: 9 months

Certificate in Interpersonal Communication NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee UCC: €2,400 Dublin: €2,700

Contact details Ms Margaret Power at Dr Tony Humphrey’s office t: + 353 (0)21 464 2394 (9.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Thursday) e: tonyhumphreys1@eircom.net Duration 1 Year

With rising levels of unemployment and intervention demands arising for those on an exit route from employment (due to redundancy and the lack of employment sustainability), personnel with the remit of training and development in support of the unemployed have found themselves dealing with a disparate grouping of individuals. Particular challenge is being faced in meeting the needs of unemployed professionals i.e. those who have held a long standing professional career prior to unemployment. Offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in association with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), this programme provides an opportunity for training providers (both private and state body) and career advisors/counselors providing services to the unemployed or those in the process of exiting employment to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) in order to better respond to new challenges in this field. This course will provide a grounding in understanding of Employment and Unemployment (10 credits), Training Needs Analysis (10 credits) and Counselling and Support Skills (10 credits).

The primary aims of this programme are to raise consciousness of how each programme participant relates to self and to others, particularly within couple, family, community and work settings and to create the emotional safety for the emergence of mature listening and communication. The programme is based on the well-established fact that personal development is the basis of interpersonal, family, community and professional development.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The programme’s main themes are: Knowing Self; Mature Communication; Couple and Family Communication; Nature of Emotion and Thought; Stress and Illness; Authentic Sexual Expression. Raising consciousness through the establishment of emotional and social safety to be real and spontaneous is essential for the development of mature communication.


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Certificate in Japanese Language NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 600

Contact details Mr Ian Hurley (Language teacher for academic inquires) e: hurla64@hotmail.com or Ching Keane (for general inquiries) e: ching.keane@ucc.ie

Certificate in Legal Studies

NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 1,250

Contact details Dr Fiona Donson Department of Law UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 3159 e: f.donson@ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

Duration: 1 Year

Japanese for Beginners is the ideal programme either for people who have never studied Japanese before or who may have some basic knowledge of Japanese but wish to improve their skills. It is an intensive programme which covers a broad range of topics, allowing you to communicate with Japanese speakers in a variety of everyday situations. The programme provides a solid foundation in reading, writing, grammar and speaking Japanese, always with an emphasis on developing strong practical skills. There is a famous Japanese saying “ichi go ichi e” (“Cherish opportunities”). Whatever your goals are for studying Japanese, “Japanese for Beginners” will give you the opportunity to start your journey with this wonderful language.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The Faculty of Law at UCC in conjunction with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education has designed a Certificate in Legal Studies to provide a foundation programme in law. The purpose of this programme is to provide an introduction to the Irish legal system and provide an academic forum for the explanation and discussion of the role of law in Irish society. This programme was designed to facilitate students who wish to study and integrate their studies with their careers and enable them to keep abreast of contemporary legal and social policy issues. The learning objective of this programme is to present an overview of the Irish legal system, ensuring that students develop an understanding of topical Irish and international legal issues.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Certificate in Philosophies of the World NFQ Level 6, Minor* Venue(s) UCC and Dublin Annual Fee € 850

Contact details Dr Vittorio Bufacchi Department of Philosophy UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 2354 e: VBufacchi@philosophy.ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

Certificate in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work NFQ Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 1,800

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie Duration 1 Year

* There is a progression route to a Diploma Level 7 subject to sufficient student numbers

In our efforts to make sense of the world around us, and our place in this world, philosophy provides us with a unique tool. Philosophy is not a ‘Way of Life’, nor is it simply a theory about something. Instead, Philosophy is first and foremost an activity of thought: a quest after wisdom. Philosophy is a pursuit, a form of thinking meant to guide action or to prescribe a way of life. Philosophy is good to study because of its breadth and has a bearing on just about every subject and profession. In this programme, we are committed to exposing our students to the most important philosophical ideas, thinkers and frameworks in order to enable them to deal with contemporary problems in a globalized context.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to assist them in the performance of their duties in the workplace. Students on this programme will obtain a basic qualification in the safe practice of Health and Safety in the workplace. This programme provides an introduction to a comprehensive range of topics relating to safety and health in the workplace including: health and safety legislation, human factors involved in health and safety; assessment and management of risk; occupational health; and health promotion. Upon completion, graduates of this programme can apply for Technician Membership of the internationally recognised Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


3 MA in Learning and Development

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Certificates in Arts The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Certificate in Arts

NFQ Level Level 6, Special Purpose Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee â‚Ź 700

Contact details Marian Elders ACE at UCC t: + 353 (0)21 490 4704 e: m.elders@ucc.ie

The Certificate in Arts is a part-time, evening programme, running over one academic year. Lectures are held one evening per week in UCC, and occasionally in external centres. The aim is to provide a broad introduction to a specific discipline in the area of the humanities and social sciences. No prior knowledge of the subject is required. Students registered for the Certificate in Arts will also have the opportunity to complete a module introducing them to studying in higher education. This module will be of particular relevance to those entering higher education for the first time or returning to higher education after a significant duration. The award of the Certificate in Arts to second honours level will allow that student to apply for a place on a competitive basis in the CK101 Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in UCC. Should a student be given a place in this full-time degree, the Certificate will provide an exemption in that particular subject in First Arts. The following subjects are currently available for the Certificate in Arts:

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Archaeology This course will offer a broad introduction to archaeology as an academic and a professional discipline. This includes a survey of the archaeology of Ireland over the past ten thousand years, covering our most famous artifacts, monument and landscapes. Students will gain an appreciation of the contribution that archaeology can make to cultural tourism and an understanding of community heritage. Celtic Civilisation This course offers a broad new perspective on early Irish culture. Requiring no previous knowledge or language skills, the subject reveals Ireland’s early European inheritance as well as its links with other Celtic regions. Celtic Civilisation opens up a rich world of myth, legend, poetry, history and traditions, providing an understanding of the past that enriches our view of the present. Economics Students will gain an understanding of Economics and its relevance to understanding many of the financial and societal problems facing Ireland today. Classes will examine the language of this discipline and how to understand economic data. They will learn to read and analyse economic commentary in the media, and to examine the significance of government policies and proposals.


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Folklore This course will present a general introduction to the study of Folklore, offering students an opportunity to study everyday or ordinary life in all of its diversity and vast range of cultural expressions. The subject aims to begin the exploration of the cultural traditions, expressions and experiences of people. It aims to approach in a scholarly way the interpretations and expressions of people as folklore. These expressions are articulated variously in narrative and story, ritual and belief or in material ways. Geography This course provides a general introduction to Geography, a discipline with deep roots in the humanities, the social sciences and the physical-biological sciences. The classes will examine the complex interactions between global and local forces on culture, economy, and the physical environment. Students will learn to examine these issues using different geographical methodologies. German This course offers a solid introduction to the most widely-spoken language in the EU. Students will acquire elementary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in German. Being competent in German opens the gateway to the intellectual, economic and cultural riches of Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). The linguistic and intercultural communication skills acquired in this course will help you to make important personal connections as well as contacts with a wide range of potential employers.


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Certificate in Arts

Hispanic Studies This course will teach linguistic competence in Spanish at the level of A1 in the Common European Framework of Languages (ECFL). Students will acquire knowledge of specific topics in Spanish and/or Latin American cultural history including art, literature, cinema or other aspects of cultural production. History This course examines different aspects of the early and modern history of Europe in general and of Ireland in particular. It aims to help students develop the practical (and highly transferable) skills of retrieving information, analysing evidence and communicating your findings, both orally and in writing. No prior experience of having studied History is necessary. History of Art This course is designed to cover the history and theory associated with the major phases of Western art and architecture, and to examine the critical concepts that underpin the culture of the visual arts in the West. Students will learn to think and write about art creatively, build their own criteria for making value judgements, and understand the way in which art is related to the social, political, psychological and philosophical contexts from which it emerges.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Italian Italian is a world language, a means of access to a rich cultural tradition and to a dynamic, modern industrialised economy. The course will therefore provide the opportunity to learn the foundations of good modern Italian for practical use, involving intensive study of basic Italian grammar, commonly used vocabulary and idiomatic language. Students will also be introduced to key notions in post-Unification Italian culture and to the critical study of texts, images and film. Portuguese This course will teach linguistic competence in Portuguese at the level of A1 in the Common European Framework of Languages (ECFL). Students will also acquire knowledge of specific topics in Portuguese or Brazilian cultural history including art, literature, cinema or other aspects of cultural production. Psychology This programme introduces many of the key aspects of the discipline. Students will study topics such as brain structure and function, memory and intelligence, social influences on behaviour, children’s psychological development and the roles of different types of psychology professionals, as well as being introduced to research and data analysis. The Certificate is equivalent to first year of the BA in Applied Psychology, and will also provide all prerequisites for modules in the first year of the Higher Diploma in Psychology.


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Ace with UCC’s ACE Executive Education Programme Over the past several decades, ACE has developed a strong tradition of delivering university accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Executive Education programmes to hundreds of professionals. Our aim is to work with the relevant academic experts in UCC, as well as external experts and practitioners, to deliver top quality executive education in a wide variety of disciplines. In addition to our open access CPD and Executive Education programmes, we also offer Customised Learning programmes that are tailored to meet the specific training and learning needs of individual organisations. These programmes are • Accredited by UCC, one of Ireland’s leading 5* universities, and aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications; • Delivered by a highly experienced teaching team comprising of both academics and practitioners;

• Extremely flexible in approach and can be delivered on campus in UCC or on-site in your organisation, and can include opportunities for technology assisted learning; • Supported by a committed and enthusiastic coordination team, as well as leading national sectoral representative organisations; • Cost-effective and deliver a significant return on investment. We pride ourselves in creating rigorous learning environments, an open and collaborative ethos, quality professional academic input and opportunities to extend students’ networks. Whatever your executive education needs are, we are here to help you solve them. Contact Details Ms Lyndsey El Amoud ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4712 e: l.elamoud@ucc.ie


3 MA in Learning and Development

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

CPD and Executive Education The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Module GXP – The Fundamentals for Working in a Regulatory Environment

CPD Module Strategic Training Needs Analysis

Venue(s) UCC

Venue(s) UCC and Dublin

Annual Fee TBC

Annual Fee € 795

Contact details Ms Noreen Moynihan School of Pharmacy t: +353 (0)21 490 1661 e: n.moynihan@ucc.ie

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea, ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie

Duration: 6 x 8 hour sessions

The focus of this module is to provide participants technical training on GMP, GDP and Pharmacovigilance and incorporates the skills needed for evaluating best practice in the pharmaceutical industry.

The focus of this module is to provide participants with an academic and practitioner grounding in conducting a formal Training Needs Analysis (TNA) with a strategic focus.

The module aims to develop insights into the importance of Quality, Safety and Efficacy standards of medicines for human use and to distinguish between acceptable versus unacceptable GMP practices.

The module aims to guide the participant through the full cycle of analysis from business needs and job context analysis to the identification, delivery and evaluation of appropriate interventions within a strategic business perspective.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


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Diploma in Team Supervision Pending final academic approval

Higher Diploma in Leadership Development Pending final academic approval

NFQ Level 7 Venue(s) UCC, others available on request Annual Fee € 3,500

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie Duration: 1 Year

NFQ Level 8 Venue(s) UCC Annual Fee € 4,500

Contact details Ms Karen O Shea ACE at UCC t: +353 (0)21 490 4708 e: Karen.OShea@ucc.ie Duration: 1 Year

The Certificate/Diploma in Team Supervision is offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in collaboration with the Department of Management and Marketing. This customisable programme has been tailored specifically for those in supervisory roles within industry. The programme provides a complementary set of modules which allow the student to explore personal effectiveness, leadership, change management, coaching and mentoring, technical effectiveness, and problem solving and decision making. In support of the learning experience and resulting application of learning to the student’s workplace, the programme comprises of organisation led coaching for the individual - via the appointment of a coach internal to the student’s place of work. Based on continuous assessment methodologies, the programme offers an opportunity to gain formal accreditation through a balanced approach combining attendance at class based lectures/workshops with work-based assignments and learning guidance.

The Higher Diploma in Leadership Development is offered by Adult Continuing Education at UCC in collaboration with the Department of Management and Marketing and the Department of Food Business and Development. This customisable programme has been tailored specifically for those in leadership roles within industry.

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

The programme aims to combine academic, professional and personal development in the area of leadership development. Students’ main area of study will be in understanding and delivering leadership through enabling role specific competency development. Study will span an understanding of group dynamics, roles and authority in manufacturing, manufacturing process leadership, innovative problem solving and decision making, building team effectiveness, people management, and change management.


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Diploma in Professional Training Practice Pending final academic approval NFQ Level 7, Special Purpose Venue(s) Nationwide Annual Fee TBC

Contact details Sinead Heneghan, CEO Irish Institute of Training & Development Sycamore House Millennium Business Park, Naas Co Kildare t: +353 (0)45 881 166 m: +353 (0)87 638 5406 w: www.iitd.ie

In association with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) this programme will enable you to build on your existing knowledge of Training & Development to ensure that your training strategies and interventions continue to be innovative and challenging. Founded in theory and focused on practice and application, the Diploma in Professional Training Practice is a unique offering that covers the entire process of delivering training, including assessment, preparation, creating a positive learning environment, facilitating learning, and evaluating learning. It will also provide a comprehensive understanding of Establishing and Running an Effective Organisational Coaching System, and Social Media in Training. The proposed programme will provide a progression route to the Higher Diploma in Learning, Development and Work-based Training (level 8) and onwards to the Masters in Learning and Development Consultancy (level 9). For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace


3 MA in Learning and Development

Summer Schools The Department of Management and Marketing in association with the School of Applied Psychology are the key academic providers to this multidisciplinary programme which is offered in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

NFQ Level 9 Major Annual Fee â‚Ź5,000 Pa Venue(s) UCC & Tallaght, Dublin

Ms. Louise Fleming ACE at UCC T: +353 21 490 4720 E: L.Fleming@ucc.ie

The broad aims of this programme include equipping those working in or progressing towards learning and development consulting roles with the necessary theoretical, professional and practical skills and to develop cooperative learning and dissemination skills. The skills acquired will foster and encourage students to become lifelong learners in this field. This programme meets an educational need which was identified at a national level. The aim of the MA is to produce organisational learning and development specialists who operate from a multi-disciplinary perspective. This is a tailored programme, providing education in the area of organisational learning and development for those working as external or internal specialists in organisational learning and development support functions. Combining academic, professional and personal development in the area of learning and development consultancy, this programme comprises of a series of taught modules Part 1 built around current and increasingly significant issues for the achievement of optimal staff development within an organisational context. A Research Dissertation must be completed for Part 2.


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Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Venue(s) Irish Genealogy Summer School, UCC Dates June 30th - July 6th 2013 Fee: For full details on fees - please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Contact details (for Residential and Non-residential rates)

Lorna Moloney (Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator) e: l.moloney@ucc.ie t: +353 (0)85 872 1184 or Lindy Meldon (Executive Assistant) e: l.meldon@ucc.ie t: +353 (0)21 490 4700

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert. Thankfully, it is not all work. A number of trips are offered featuring sites and locations including Fota House, the Queenstown Experience in Cobh, and Spectacular Killarney with its beautiful mountains and lakes. Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself,

For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

‘the Venice of Ireland’, Blarney Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale. Cork Archaeological & Historical Society Conference – Cork Connections: Names, Places and Spaces The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference with a range of topics offered by expert speakers. The Cork Archaeological & Historical Society; founded in 1891, the society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.


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‘Pride and Prejudice in an Irish Country House’ A UCC & Irish Heritage Trust Summer School

Venue(s) Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork Dates June 23rd (Sunday) June 28th (Friday) 2013 Fee: For full details on fees - please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Contact details (for Non-residential rates)

Regina Sexton (UCC) e: r.sexton@ucc.ie t: +353 (0)21 490 4700 or Jennifer McCrea (Irish Heritage Trust) e: jennifer@irishheritagetrust.ie

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, UCC and the Irish Heritage Trust will offer a week-long summer school in one of Ireland Regency gems, Fota House in Co Cork. The school will draw on the scholarly expertise of the University to explore the society, style, culture, food and of course the literature of the Regency period. Internationally respected garden historian, Letta Jones, will also contribute to the programme, taking Fota’s renowned arboretum, pleasure gardens and frameyard as her backdrop. As Ireland’s most important Regency house (with its very own D’Arcy in the form of the handsome John ‘the Magnificent‘ Smith Barry), Fota House is the ideal setting for exploring and experiencing a range of themes relating to the period. For further details – please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Jane Austen would fit seamlessly into this world, where talks on Regency music, dancing and entertainment, the role of women above and below stairs, literature, art and architecture will be covered. As all devoted Austenites know, taking a turn around the pleasure grounds was a way to show off a flattering outfit, so Regency costume and jewellery will also feature in the programme as well as an exploration of garden design and history in the early 19th century. Field trips to Barryscourt Castle, Riverstown House and a Regency cookery demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School are also part of the offering. We have also included an early 19th century harp recital and an evening of performance from Jane Austen’s much-loved novel. The school will begin and end with lavish meals in Fota Island Resort and Ballymaloe House. A mid-week opportunity to dine at Castlemartyr Hotel is also included in the programme.


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Short Courses Venue(s) UCC, Cork City and County Start Dates: September 2013 & January 2014 Times: Morning, Afternoon and Evening

Contact details Regina Sexton ACE at UCC t: + 353 21 490 4717 e: shortcourses@ucc.ie

ACE in UCC offers perhaps the most extensive range of Short Courses in the Irish University System. The short course programme is an integral part of ACE’s identity and our reputation for offering high quality, relevant and topic-diverse courses has gained in the public awareness. The success of our programme can, in part, rest with the fact that each year we strive to add new course subjects to our existing portfolio. This brings a sense of vibrancy and freshness to our programme and encourages, amongst potential participants, a sense of anticipation for what the new academic year might bring. Our short courses cover a diverse spectrum from Food History to Creative Writing; Digital Photography to Family and Child law; Genealogy and Life Coaching to Ulysses and Vienna: a city of dreams. We hope that from the courses on offer, participants will find one, if not more, that either serve to strengthen your knowledge in

an area of existing interest or perhaps introduce you to a new area of learning or perhaps facilitate your professional development. Furthermore, these courses showcase the work and interests of the University in a public forum. We would like to thank and acknowledge our many internal and external partners whose participation brings success and energy to our courses. While our courses are non-assessed, we see them as a means of engaging you in the rewards of lifelong learning; your participation may be the first step towards committing yourself to a more dedicated programme of education and self-discovery in the future. This year again, we will have broadened our availability of courses in terms of subject, time and location. Besides the usual evening programmes in UCC, courses are now located in many city libraries and the Crawford Art Gallery. A full short course guide will be available in July 2013. For further information please see http://study.ucc.ie/ace.


Samples of Short Courses » Masterpieces of European Painting » Employment Law » The Criminal Mind: an introduction to forensic & criminal psychology » The Changing Face of Opera: 1860 to 1960 » An Introduction to Growing for the Home Garden » India: past, present and future » Literature: the city » Supervision in the Helping Profession » The City of Venice


Adult Continuing Education ‘The Laurels’ University College Cork Western Road Cork T: +353 (0)21 490 4700 E: ace@ucc.ie http://study.ucc.ie/ace

Edition No. 1 - April 2013

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Disclaimer Every effort is made to ensure that the contents herein are accurate. This Guide is intended only for the guidance of students. The guide is not in any way to be construed as granting legal rights to any person or as imposing any legal obligation on the National University of Ireland, Cork or the National University. No guarantee is given that programmes, syllabuses, examinations, fees, regulations, rules or orders may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time.


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