Our approach and educational philosophy is entirely driven by the needs of our learning community.
This is made up of our expert staff, committed students, partner organisations and service users who, working together, create a truly unique learning experience.
We, first and foremost, regard our students as colleagues dedicated to the common cause of enhancing the lives of service-users.
We recognise the fundamental importance of providing an environment in which their learning is acknowledged, encouraged & integrated into working practices. This influences who we are and everything we do.
We believe in the importance of a learning organisation.
Human services and non-profit organisations are always learning to deliver better services.
We have spent over 20 years working as training experts. In that role we have combined extensive first-line experience with a detailed knowledge of the strategic and operational dynamics of the space.
From that we have developed a range of bespoke tools, methodologies and models that are aimed specifically at people in human services and non-profit organisations and provide us with a unique perspective on the sector. This drives how we develop our training programmes but it is also the foundation on which our consultancy services are built.
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The Open Training College is an education provider ofQQI awards in further and higher education and training.
Winner of the International eLearning Awards in 2016 and AONTAS Nationwide Star Award Winner in 2010