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CPD Short Courses – Winter/Spring Schedule 2020-21

The OTC has launched the Winter/Spring 2021 schedule of short CPD courses. The College has delivered level 5-7 major awards for many years, as well as a wide range of special purpose and minor awards in the areas of social care, management, further education and CPD.

The courses are delivered through the innovative blended learning model making them ideal for busy professionals and people interested in exploring these areas in a way that is flexible and accessible. (See more on our Supported Open Learning Model here).

Free OTC Government-funded Modules

Commencing January 2021: The Open Training College (OTC) - in partnership with the Government of Ireland and the HEA - is offering modules to progress upskilling during the public health emergency. Those eligible can apply for up to 2 modules. (3 courses still available) Apply by January 12th.

Find out more here

Cert in Managing Service Quality

Commencing online on March 1st, 2021. This level 6 award will increase your ability to deliver best practice in service quality and safeguarding.

Read more here.

The Manager as Coach & Mentor

Commencing March 1st, 2021. This six-week course has been developed for the experienced manager who currently holds a senior post within the organisation or aspires to hold such a post in the future.

Read more here

Key Management Skills

Commencing online April 26th, 2021:  This 6-week, Level 6 course will increase your ability to lead, motivate and manage a team in the human services and non-profit sector.

Read more here.

Cert in Training and Development

Commencing Spring, 2021. A twelve week course that provides participants with the tools to identify training needs and design skills to deliver quality training.

Read more here.

Cert in Supported Employment

Spring, 2021:  Successful completion of this 12-week course will provide you with the tools required to facilitate job seekers into work experience/job sampling and/or supported employment opportunities.

Read more here.


Didn't find the course you were looking for? Check out all of our CPD courses here.

If you require any further information, please contact Conor on tel: 01-2990580 or by email at