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National University of Ireland Continuing Education

Part time Courses 2010-2011

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees Continuing Education

Department of Adult and Community Education,

National University of Ireland Maynooth

Part time 2010-2011

Certificates/Diplomas/Degrees

Courses

Part-time

CONTINUING EDUCATION 2010-2011 1

Contents

General Information 2

Some Common Questions 4

Progression 5

NUI Certifi cate Foundation Courses

Economics & Finance 7

Return to Learning 8

English Courses for Speakers of Other Languages 9

NUI Certifi cate Courses

Addiction Studies 11

Adult & Community Education 12

Community Development & Leadership 13

Counselling Skills 14

Creative Writing for Publication 17

Directing 18

Disability Studies 19

Family & Community Studies 20

Local History 21

Philosophy 22

Psychology 23

NUI Certifi cate Modular Programmes

Culture & Society 24

People Place & Heritage 24

NUI Professional Development Courses

NUI Certifi cate Adult Guidance, Theory & Practice 28

NUI Certifi cate Communication & Group Skills for Managers 29

NUI Certifi cate Equality Studies in Training & Development (online) 30

NUI Certifi cate Integrating Literacy 31

NUI Certifi cate Training & Continuing Education 32

NUI Diploma in Addiction Studies 34

NUI Diploma Training & Development (for Socially Inclusive Workplaces) 36

NUI Degree Programme

Bachelor of Arts, BA Local Studies & BA Community Studies 38

Continuing Education Application Form 45

Course Location Index 48

2 CONTINUING EDUCATION 2010-2011

ABOUT OUR COURSES

The role of continuing education courses is to

provide adults with third level learning

opportunities that are flexible and part-time. The

courses are particularly designed for those

without previous third level education and they are

offered at Certifi cate and Diploma level. Many are

delivered locally in accessible venues and taught

by NUI approved tutors, however, a full range of

courses are also offered on campus at Maynooth

and at the University’s Kilkenny campus.

WHERE TO START?

It all begins with you, that is with what you want

at this particular time in your life. This may also

depend on the amount of time and commitment

you can give to a course of study and the level

of learning you wish to achieve. A Framework of

Qualifi cations has been introduced at national

level to help students develop learning

pathways through the education system. Now

educational institutions are obliged to align their

courses with the levels prescribed in the

Framework. Foundation courses are offered at

level 5 while undergraduate university

certifi cate, diploma, and degrees courses are

offered at levels 6-8; postgraduate certifi cate,

diploma, masters and doctorate courses are

offered at levels 9-10. The following chart

outlines the levels on the Framework.

National Framework of Qualifi cations

FOUNDATION LEVEL COURSES (LEVEL 5)

Applications are invited from those aged 22

years on the 1st January 2010. Students who

obtain a First class Honours or Second class

Honours Grade 1 may access a Bachelor of

Arts degree programme at NUI Maynooth

having reached 23 years of age. Information

about full-time access courses can be found

at: http://maturestudents.nuim.ie

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, MAYNOOTH

CERTIFICATE (LEVELS 7 & 8)

We offer a range of Certifi cate level courses

that provide an introduction to a discipline or

subject area. These courses carry credit (20

ECTS). This means that where equivalence of

learning is found, students may carry these

credits into other courses or degrees within

the credit transfer system. Certifi cate courses

require 100 hours of class contact over one

year. Some Saturdays and Sundays may be

required.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH,

DIPLOMA IN ARTS ( LEVELS 7 & 8)

This award provides a bridge between the

NUIM certifi cate and degree programmes.

They offer learners an opportunity to pursue a

longer and more intensive course of study.

General Information

Further information on the National Qualifi cations Framework can be accessed at: http://www.nfq.ie

CONTINUING EDUCATION 2010-2011 3

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND PART-TIME

HONOURS BA DEGREE (LEVEL 8)

If you are too busy to follow a full-time

programme you might consider the part-time

modular Bachelor of Arts degrees in Local

Studies or Community Studies. Recruitment

for 2010 entry has commenced. The

programmes are offered at NUI Maynooth and

at the University’s outreach campus in

Kilkenny only. Application forms are available

on request from: BApartTime.AdultEdnuim.ie/

Kilkenny.campus@nuim.ie

Lectures will begin September 2010.

HOW TO APPLY

OUTREACH

Most courses are offered at outreach centres

around the country, consequently it is essential

to contact course providers directly for local

information concerning enrolment,

commencement dates, fees etc.

To apply for a course at your local venue

please take the following steps:

1. Select course

2. Select location for contact details

3. Contact course provider for local information

IF THE COURSE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

DOING IS ON-CAMPUS AT NUI MAYNOOTH

OR KILKENNY CAMPUS PLEASE COMPLETE

THE APPLICATION FORM ON PAGE 45.

REGISTRATION & FEES

Costs vary slightly from one local centre to

another depending on the number of

participants. Contact local providers for exact

costs.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD

Generally course providers do not have credit

card facilities but please check with your local

centre. NUI Maynooth cannot facilitate

payment by credit card.

DURATION

The Certifi cate courses generally require 100

hours of class contact over a one-year period

which may include 3 to 4 Saturdays, while the

Diploma in Arts courses are offered over a

two-year period. Classes are 3 hours in

duration and some courses are conducted

over weekends. Five credit modules require 24

hours class contact. Bachelor of Arts degree

programmes are described in pages 38-40.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate Certifi cates, Diplomas, Degrees

Applications are invited from those aged 23 years

on the 1st January 2010. In most cases, no

academic requirements or qualifi cations are

necessary, however, some courses, because of

their content, are more suited to those with

previous knowledge or experience of the subject.

REFUNDS

Fees will be refunded under the following

conditions:

• Course does not proceed or is not full

• Within 2 weeks of commencement of

course.

All other requests for refunds should be made

to course providers in writing and supported

with appropriate documentation.

APPLICATION (OUTREACH)

Each outreach centre is responsible for the

enrolment of students and collection of course

fees. Please phone the number listed to enquire

about that centre’s own application procedure.

All courses are offered on condition that

enrolment numbers reach a satisfactory level.

Upon commencement of an NUI Certifi cate

course students must complete an NUI

Maynooth registration form. The course tutor

will provide the forms and return completed

forms to the Department of Adult &

Community Education.

APPLICATION (ON – CAMPUS)

To apply for courses offered at NUI Maynooth

or Kilkenny campus please use the application

form on page 45.

4 CONTINUING EDUCATION 2010-2011

DO I NEED A LEAVING CERTIFICATE?

No, it is not necessary to have your Leaving

Certifi cate. Students must be 23 years or over

on the 1st January 2010. Application for

Foundation level courses are invited from

those aged 22 years on the 1st January 2010.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Other than the age requirements stated above,

there is no formal selection procedure for most

courses although, because of their content, some

are more suited to those with previous knowledge

or experience of the subject. As courses are

delivered in keeping with adult education practice,

participants will be expected to:

• Be willing to engage with group activities

and group learning

• Be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection

on experience

• Have a level of literacy that is sufficient to

complete the assessment requirements.

We strongly recommend that you seriously

consider the above before applying for a course.

Some courses have been designed with the

particular needs of trainers and tutors in mind.

It is important therefore that applicants for

these courses are practitioners in the relevant

subject area.

WILL I HAVE TO SIT EXAMINATIONS?

You will normally be required to produce

essays or another equivalent piece of work to

fulfi l the assessment requirements. Foundation

level courses provide opportunities to develop

examination skills and the Foundation course

in Economics & Finance has sit down

examinations. All other Certifi cate level courses

are examined through continuous assessment.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BE AWARDED CREDITS?

All students are expected to undertake regular

reading and complete written assignments.

You will need to have achieved an 85%

attendance rate and have satisfactorily

completed all the required assignments.

WILL I NEED COMPUTER SKILLS?

Computer skills are always an advantage

particularly for access to information on the

Internet or Library Catalogue, however they are

not essential. We do request that all

assignments be typed.

WHAT IS A MODULE?

A module is a block of learning in which a

particular topic is taught and assessed.

WHAT IS ECTS?

ECTS stands for European Credit Transfer

System. All undergraduate courses offered by

the Department of Adult & Community

Education are linked to this system. This means

that where equivalence of learning is found,

students may carry credits to other courses or

degrees within the credit transfer system.

WHAT IS APL?

APL means Accredited Prior Learning.

Students may apply to transfer a maximum of

up to 60 credits for recognition of Accredited

Prior Learning (APL) to our BA Local Studies or

BA Community Studies degree programmes.

WHAT WILL I DO IF I AM AWAY WHEN THE COURSE

ENROLMENT TAKES PLACE?

Please make contact with the local course

provider and before you leave, make personal

arrangements. Course providers are generally

very accommodating in such cases.

PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

Programmes are delivered through English.

Students are advised that to benefi t from

chosen programmes they should be profi cient

in both written and spoken English.

Please see page 9 for English Courses for

Speakers of Other Languages.

Some Common Questions

Undergraduate Courses Only

CONTINUING EDUCATION 2010-2011 5

RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITED PRIOR LEARNING

(RAPL)

CREDIT TRANSFER

The NUI Maynooth Certifi cate & Diploma

courses are linked to the European Credit

Transfer System (ECTS). This means that

students may acquire credits and apply for

exemptions to other courses or degree

programmes within the credit transfer system.

The NUI Certifi cate courses carry up to 20

(ECTS) and the NUI Diploma in Arts carries 60

(ECTS).

Certifi cate

20 ECTS Credits

Diplomas

60 ECTS Credits

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programmes

180 ECTS Credits

NUI Maynooth Foundation level courses do

not carry ECTS and consequently do not

qualify for Recognition of Accredited Prior

Learning (RAPL). On completion of these

courses successful applicants who attain a

mark of a 2:1 or higher will be eligible for

access into the University’s Bachelor of Arts

degree programmes.

FULL- TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES

AT NUI MAYNOOTH

Students who have successfully completed a

subject specifi c NUIM Certifi cate (20 ECTS)

may apply for exemption (20 general credits) in

one subject in 1st Year Bachelor of Arts

degree programmes at NUI Maynooth. This

means that instead of taking three subjects in

1st Year, students already holding an NUIM

Certifi cate may opt to take only two subjects.

This option is voluntary. Please note that

students must apply through the Central

Admissions Offi ce (CAO) for full-time courses.

http://admissions.nuim.ie/subjects/

PART-TIME DIPLOMA IN ARTS PROGRAMMES AT

NUI MAYNOOTH

Part-time Diploma in Arts programmes offer

students an opportunity to continue their

studies and to accumulate credit. Diploma

courses at NUI Maynooth carry 60 credits and

students who successfully complete them, can

then carry their credits to our part-time degree

programme in Local Studies or in Community

Studies.

PART-TIME DEGREE PROGRAMMES

AT NUI MAYNOOTH

Recognition of Accredited Prior Learning (APL)

is considered for exemption from specifi c

modules on the BA Community Studies and

BA Local Studies part-time degree

programmes. Accredited NUI Maynooth

courses and accredited higher education

courses provided by other institutions

successfully completed by applicants are

considered by a University Committee for

recognition of APL.

A student can transfer a maximum of 60

credits for APL (up to 30 at Certifi cate level

and up to 60 at Diploma level). APL credits are

awarded to individual students through NUI

Maynooth academic procedures, and are not

negotiable.

http://adulteducation.nuim.ie/documents/BA_

Prospectus.pdf

Progression

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Economics & Finance

Return to Learning

English Courses for Speakers

of Other Languages

NUI Certifi cate

Foundation Courses

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INTRODUCTION

This foundation course provides students who

have not studied in any formal way for a

number of years with the basic knowledge and

skills to develop their understanding of

Economics and Finance.

COURSE AIMS

This course aims to provide students with

foundation skills in economics, mathematics

and accounting and to equip them with the

requisite knowledge and skills to study

effectively at university.

CONTENT

Foundation in Economics (Microeconomics)

This module aims to provide understanding of

the basic principles, concepts, theories and

techniques of microeconomics.

Foundation in Economics

(Macroeconomics)

The Circular Flow of Income and National

Income Determination; The Role of Money and

the Banking Sector; Unemployment/

Employment determination.

Introduction to Mathematics and

Accounting

Study Skills and Student Support Learning

and teaching styles; time management and

techniques for effective learning; using texts,

directories, library reference systems; reading

and recording skills; writing skills; essays,

reports, projects, theses, reviews, articles;

technical writing skills; examination skills.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be 22 years on 1st January

2010. Have the capacity to complete a course

at NUI Certifi cate level.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Assignments

• Sit-down examinations

• Learning Journal

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over 1 year.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2010 – NUI MAYNOOTH

Commencing 5th July 2010 Full-time

for 4 Weeks.

For further information about summer school

please contact 01 708 4500

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Ballyfermot,

Dublin 10

01 6269421 Mon 6:45-9:45pm

The Donahies,

Dublin 13

01 8482217 Tues 7:00-10:00pm

Economics & Finance

Level 5

NUI CERTIFICATE,

FOUNDATION COURSES

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NUI CERTIFICATE,

FOUNDATION COURSES

INTRODUCTION

This Certifi cate level course is designed as a

stepping stone for those who wish to return to

study, but have not studied in any formal way

for a number of years. Participants will be

given an opportunity to sample a number of

academic subjects so that they will be able to

make a more informed choice when selecting

subjects later.

Students who obtain a First Class Honours or

Second Class Honours Grade 1 may access a

Bachelor of Arts degree programme in this

university.

COURSE AIMS

The course aims to familiarise people with the

structure and requirements of third level

education; to equip them with some of the

necessary skills required and help them

identify the subjects or courses that they may

later wish to undertake.

CONTENT

Module 1: Motivation and Goals

Module 2: Taking Notes

Module 3: Writing Skills

Module 4: Reading Skills

Module 5: Library Skills

Module 6: Coping with Examinations

Module 7: Introduction to Degree Subjects

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Participants must be 22 years or over on 1st

January 2010.

• Have the capacity to complete a course at

NUI Certificate level

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Research Project

• Participation in Class

• Essay based on Learning Journal

COURSE DURATION

DAY TIME: 100 hours part-time over 1 year

2 mornings per week - Mon and

Wed/Wed and Fri

EVENING: 100 hours part-time over 1 year

1 evening per week – Wed 6pm –

10pm

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: 20th September 2010

FEE €900

Participants will be expected to submit

ongoing work throughout the year. Individual

attention and support will be given to help

individuals cope with course requirements.

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

NUI, Maynooth,

Co. Kildare

01 708 6062

Daytime

Mon-Wed (Mornings)

10.00am-12.30pm

Daytime

Wed-Fri (Mornings)

10.00am-12.30pm

Evening

Wednesday (Evening)

6.00-10.00pm

Return to Learning

Level 5

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Group A Lower Intermediate

(Council of Europe Level A2)

COURSE DURATION

22 weeks (September 2010-May 2011).

COURSE FOCUS

Listening, Speaking, Use of English (grammar,

vocabulary), Reading, Writing.

EXAMINATION

University of Cambridge ESOL Key English

Examination (KET) June 2011.

CLASSES

Two 50-minute teaching hours one evening per

week at NUI Maynooth.

VENUE

NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

TIME Tuesday, 6-8pm

COST €400 + examination fee.

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: September 2010

Group B Intermediate

(Council of Europe Level B1)

COURSE DURATION

22 weeks (September 2010-May 2011).

COURSE FOCUS

Listening, Speaking, Use of English (grammar,

vocabulary), Reading, Writing.

EXAMINATION

University of Cambridge ESOL Preliminary

English Examination (PET) June 2011.

CLASSES

Two 50-minute teaching hours one evening per

week at NUI Maynooth.

VENUE

NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

TIME Tuesday, 6-8pm

COST €400 + examination fee.

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: September 2010

FURTHER INFORMATION

Department of Adult and Community

Education, North Campus

National University of Ireland

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Tel: 353-1-7084500

Fax: 353-1-7084687

Email: adcomed@nuim.ie

English Courses for Speakers

of Other Languages

NUI CERTIFICATE,

FOUNDATION COURSES

CONTINUING 10 EDUCATION 2010-2011

Addiction Studies

Adult & Community Education

Community Development & Leadership

Counselling Skills

Creative Writing for Publication

Directing

Disability Studies

Family & Community Studies

Local History

Philosophy

Psychology

NUI Certifi cate Courses

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INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to provide participants

with adequate knowledge and skills to respond

effectively and positively to addiction-related

issues as they arise at work or in the

community. It constitutes part one of the NUI

Diploma in Addiction Studies programme and

students who successfully complete this

certifi cate course may apply for progression to

the diploma course (see page 34)

COURSE AIM

To provide participants with a broad overview of

key theoretical frameworks in relation to

substance misuse and dependence, and to

enable them to develop basic helping and

intervention skills.

CONTENT

Module 1: Groupwork & Facilitation Skills/

Refl ective Learning

Module 2: Substance Misuse and Dependence

Module 3: Drug & Alcohol Misuse in

Contemporary Ireland

Module 4: Approaches to Prevention Treatment

& Rehabilitation

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be 23 years of age or over; it

is preferable that applicants have:

• Experience of working in a community

setting.

• Experience of working with alcohol and/or

drug-related problems.

• Openness to reflect on one’s own practice,

attitudes and beliefs.

• Commitment to learning in a group setting.

Please Note: All applicants are required to

submit a short essay (approx. 300 – 500 words)

describing their reasons for applying for the

course. This essay, along with a deposit of €100

and application form on page 45 should be

forwarded to either Continuing Education,

Department of Adult and Community Education,

NUI Maynooth , Maynooth, Co. Kildare or to the

NUIM Kilkenny Campus (St. Kieran’s College,

College Road Kilkenny), whichever college you

wish to attend for this course.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance.

• Participation in class.

• Completion of relevant assignments/

projects.

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

If you are attending a course at Maynooth,

Please note the following:

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: 21st September 2010

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Cork 021 422 2100 Tues 6.00-10.00pm

Arklow,

Co. Wicklow

01 280 3335 Wed 10.00am-1.00pm

Drogheda 041 983 6084 Tues 7.00-10.00pm

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin

01 280 3335 Thur 10.00am-1.00pm

Dublin 8,

Sofia Housing

Wellness Centre

01 454 9772 Wed 10.00am-4.00pm

Limerick 065 686 5852 check with venue

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

01 708 6062 Tues 7.00-10.00pm

Dublin 10,

Ballyfermot

01 626 9421 Mon 6.45-9.45pm

Dublin 15,

Hartstown

01 820 9863 Wed 7.00-10.00pm

Co. Leitrim,

Manorhamilton

071 913 4686 Tues 7.00-9.30pm

Kilkenny,

NUIM Campus

056 777 5910 check with venue

Addiction Studies

Level 7

NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

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NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to provide students

with foundation skills in adult education.

On completion of the course participants

should:

• Have a basic understanding of how adults

learn

• Be able to apply theories and philosophies

of Adult & Community Education in their

teaching practice

• Be able to design, implement and evaluate

adult learning programmes

• Adopt a flexible and creative approach to

education

COURSE AIM

The aim of the course is to provide students

with the practical skills and a conceptual

framework for working with adults in

community education.

CONTENT

Module 1: Philosophy of Adult & Community

Education

Module 2: Group Work

Module 3: Psychology of Adult Development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Participants must be 23 years or over

• Have experience in Adult & Community

Education

• Have the capacity to complete a course at

NUI Certificate level

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Essay & Project work

• Learning Journal

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over 1 year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

If you are attending a course at Maynooth,

Please note the following:

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: 20th September 2010

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Longford VEC 043 334 5474 check with venue

Monaghan VEC 047 30888 Fri 5.00-8.30pm

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

01 708 6062 Mon 7.00-10.00pm

Adult & Community Education

Level 8

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INTRODUCTION

Volunteerism was and remains the backbone

of local community development. However

with the growing professionalism of the sector

there is an increasing need for more

knowledge and skills. This course seeks to

build the capacity of those working (paid &

unpaid) in the community sector

COURSE AIMS

This course aims to facilitate the development

and empowerment of the course participants

and to enhance their leadership skills.

CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to Community

Development Studies

Module 2: Working with Groups

Module 3: Social Analysis for Community

Studies

Module 4: Project planning for community

development

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Participants must be 23 years or over

• Have the capacity to complete a course at

NUI Certificate level

• Participants must be community activists

and preferably be working with groups in a

facilitation or leadership role

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Learning Journal

• Essays & Project work

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Castleknock,

Dublin 15

01 822 1626 check with venue

Community Development & Leadership

Level 7

NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

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NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

INTRODUCTION

We live in changing and challenging times.

Many of the ways we had of making sense of

the world and our place in it are under threat.

As a consequence, many of us are having to

reconsider how we live in the world and how

we support ourselves and each other through

these changes. Change is challenging, we

are forced to let go of the familiar, however it is

also an opportunity to seek new ways of being

in relationship with ourselves, our community

and the wider setting.

COURSE AIMS

The course seeks to provide you with:

• a deeper appreciation of the emotional

impact of life events on individuals.

• an understanding of the importance of

being present to others in their difficulties.

• an understanding of the centrality of

relationships in human development

• a deeper appreciation of how you function,

behave and reflect in relationships in a

group setting.

• an understanding of the notion of

counselling skills and how they can enhance

our communication.

• the capacity to identify and to demonstrate

key listening skills within appropriate models

and frameworks

CONTENT

Introductory Module:

This module may include the following themes:

• Introductions

• Course outline and course principles

• Assessments and Assignments

Module 1: Skills and modules of counselling

This module may include the following themes:

• Definitions of counselling skills and

counselling

• Difference between the exercise of

counselling skills, counselling and related

activities

• Principles of counselling and core

conditions

• Communication skills and blocks to

communication

Module 2: A framework for counselling

This module may include the following themes:

• Basic models of counselling

• Interviews involving counselling skills:

setting boundaries, confidentiality, contracts

• Using counselling skills in non-therapeutic

settings

• Ethical issues in the use of counselling skills

Module 3: Special issues in counselling

This module will involve a group research

project on topics such as

• Change and transition

• Bereavement

• Depression

• Loss

• Addiction

Module 4: Personal development

This module may include the following themes:

• Awareness of self and listening skills

• Values clarification

• Prejudices

• On-going negotiation of the impact of the

course

Module 5: Groupwork

This module may include the following themes:

• Patterns in groups

• Group dynamics and process

• Individual autonomy and collective

responsibility

Counselling Skills

Level 7

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• Awareness of oneself in groups

• Encouraging ‘here and now’ dialogue

Please note that the content may vary in

response to participants’ needs.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Participants must be 23 years or over.

ISSUES TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING

Other than the age requirement stated above,

there is no formal selection procedure.

However, we strongly recommend that you

seriously consider the following before

applying:

On the course you will be expected to:

• Have a satisfactory level of maturity and

self-responsibility as evidenced by your

capacity to reflect on relationships

• Be willing to engage with group activities

and group learning

• Have a level of literacy that will enable you to

complete the assignments (see under

assessment procedure )

• Have a commitment to learn through

dialogue and reflection on experience

• Have an openness to explore interpersonal

challenge and conflict.

Should you have any diffi culty in deciding

whether or not to apply for the course,

please contact Mary Corbally at 01 7083784

to discuss your application. However,

responsibility for the decision remains with

the applicant.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

85% minimum attendance

At the end of Semester 1 the following

assignments will be completed:

1. Counselling skills interview

2. Personal statement based on the Learning

Journal (1, 000 words).

AT THE END OF THE COURSE THE FOLLOWING

ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED:

1. Essay (1, 500 words)

2. Counselling skills interview

3. Group Research Project

4. Personal statement based on the Learning

Journal (1, 000 words).

COURSE DURATION

The course is 100-hours over one academic

year. It may consist of 25 x 3-hour sessions

together with 4 Saturdays, or 20 x 3-hour

sessions together with 6 Saturdays. For

specifi c information please contact the relevant

venue.

FEE €1, 149 - €1, 292 (depending on centre)

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

All courses will involve 4-6 Saturdays. Each

centre will have these dates available on the

fi rst night of the class.

NB. It is important to emphasise that this is

not a therapeutic course. It does not offer a

professional qualifi cation in counselling. The

course will be of special interest to those who

are involved (paid or unpaid) in working with

people, especially those in the caring

professions.

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COURSES

Location Contact Time

Ballsbridge College of Further Education 01 6684806 Tues 6-9 pm

Ballyfermot College of Further Education 01 6269421 Wed 6.45-9.45 pm

Ballymun, Trinity Comprehensive School 01 8420654 Wed 7-10 pm

Boyle, Higher Education Centre 087 6817678 Wed 7-10 pm

Bray, Institute of Further Education 01 2866111 Mon 7-10 pm

Castlebar, Parish Centre, Chapel St 01 7083784 Tues 7-10 pm

Cavan Institute 049 4332633 Mon 7-10 pm

Clane, Scoil Mhuire 045 868255 Thurs 7-10 pm

Coolmine Community School, Clonsilla 01 8214583/01 8214141 Mon 7-10 pm

Donahies Community School, Streamville Rd. 01 8473522/01 8482217 Wed 7-10 pm

Dun Laoghaire, College of Further Education, Cumberland St. 01 2809676 Mon. 7-10 pm

Drogheda Community Services, 041 9836084 Thurs 7-10 pm

Ennis, Adult Education Centre, Clonroad Business Park 065 6829432 Tues 7-10 pm

GMIT, Galway 091 742145 Thurs 7-10 pm

Kilkenny, St. Kieran’s College 056 7775910 Wed 7-10 pm

Letterkenny IT 074 9186063 check with venue

Rathkeale, Limerick 061 442100 check with venue

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth 01 7083784 Thurs 7-10 pm

Navan VEC, Abbey Road 045 898923 Thurs 10 am-1 pm

Old Bawn Community School 01 4526137 Tues 6.45-9.45 pm

Sligo – Grange Community School 086 1943546 check with venue

Tullamore 057 9351392 Mon 6.45-9.45 pm

Waterford-Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan 058 41184 check with venue

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INTRODUCTION

This course will give participants a practical

grounding in the writing of fi ction and creative

non-fi ction for publication. The course allows

students to work with professional writers who

will act in a mentoring capacity. The practical

emphasis will help students to progress

towards producing work of publishable

standard and marketing it.

COURSE AIMS

• To develop creative writing skills.

• To cultivate a disciplined approach to

writing.

• To develop students’ skills in critically

assessing their own and others’ work.

• To provide an understanding of the

economics and structure of the publishing

industry.

CONTENT

Module 1: Writing: Creative Non-fi ction

Module 2: Publishing Industry Awareness

Module 3: Writing: Short Story

Module 4: Writing: the Novel

Workshop material will be circulated by email.

ADMISSION

Applicants must be 23 or over, and have the

capacity to complete a course at this level.

Participants are asked to submit, a short piece

of no more than 100 words on why they want

to do this course.

In order to facilitate the better organisation of

workshop time, please indicate also on your

application whether you are (a) a beginner in

terms of creative writing; whether you have (b)

previously attended creative writing workshops

and (c) whether you have had work published.

The course develops edit and critiquing skills,

which inform writing. Beginners will be helped

with guidelines on how to do this and

encouragement will be stressed. Students

support one another’s writing.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

A piece of creative work will be required for

each writing module (short story, novel

excerpt, non-fi ction)

Publishing Industry Awareness: students will

prepare a publisher submission for a body of

work in one of the above genres.

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

If you are attending a course at Maynooth,

Please note the following:

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: 23rd September 2010

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Kilkenny,

NUIM Campus

056 777 5910 Check with venue

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

01 708 4500 Thurs 7.00-10.00pm

NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

Creative Writing for Publication

Level 7

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COURSES

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Directing

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This course is aimed at the following potential

students. Mature students who wish to train

for the theatre industry in Ireland and who

would like to be prepared for further study in

the field of directing. Those who wish to

explore the field to discover if they wish to

make a career in it. In this sense the Certificate

serves as a skills-based training course for

new directors. Those in the amateur youth

theatre and community theatre sectors, who

wish to formalise their experience into specific

training, acquire accreditation and gain

additional skills by doing so. Those who are

emerging directors in the professional theatre

and who wish to gain specific skills and to

acquire accreditation.

COURSE AIMS

• To introduce students to the basics of

directing for theatre

• To prepare students for further study in

directing for theatre

CONTENT

Module 1: Acting: The Language of

Performance

Module 2: Directing: Introduction to Text Based

Directing

Module 3: Directing: Introduction to

Composition

Module 4: Acting: Introduction to Devising

Module 5: Directing: Introduction to

Performance Styles

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be 23 years or over and

have the capacity to complete a course at NUI

certifi cate level.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Continuous assessment: students will keep a

1. Learning Journal in which they will record

and critically refl ect on their learning,

brought about by this course.

2. Directing Project – each student will be

expected to direct a piece of theatre that is

more than 30 minutes long and less than 70

minutes long.

3. Devising presentation.

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year. This course

is normally offered over 10 weekends

(Saturday and Sunday) throughout the year.

FEE €950

VENUE Dublin

CONTACT info@crookedhouse.ie

or 087 2759420

NUI CERTIFICATE

COURSES

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Disability Studies

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This course is designed to examine current

models of disability. It will critically evaluate

issues of oppression, power and gender and

explore barriers to inclusion experienced by

persons with a disability.

AIMS

• To examine theoretical perspectives of

disability

• To develop the Independent Living

Philosophy

• To examine a rights based approach to

disability

CONTENT

Module 1: Study Skills & Student Support

Module 2: Models of Disability

Module 3: Equality & Advocacy

Module 4: Social Analysis & Environment

Elective: Sexuality & Relationships

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Participants must be 23 years or over

• Experience of working in the field of

disability

• Have adequate skills to participate fully in a

NUI Certificate level course

• Openness to reflect on one’s own practice,

attitudes and beliefs

• Commitment to learning in a group setting

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

1. 85% minimum attendance

2. Participation in class

3. Assignments/Projects

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Dublin Cil, North

Brunswick St, D7

01 8730455 Mon 6.00-9.30pm

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Family and Community Studies

Level 7

AIMS

The aim of the course is to enable the

participants to critically evaluate and apply a

range of historical sources to create a family

history and to deepen their awareness of its

context by setting it in a wider community

environment. On completion of the course the

participants will be able:

• To assess critically and analytically sources

used in the writing of family and community

history

• To synthesize primary and secondary

material into a coherently ordered and

evidentially sourced report

• To present their synthesis in a lucid way in

accordance with accepted scholarly criteria

CONTENT

Module 1: An introduction to primary sources

for family history, both those that deal

with the whole country and a

selection of those which deal with

more specifi c localities

Module 2: An introduction to the evidence

(primary and secondary) for the

reconstruction of a community

context for that family history

Module 3: The techniques and conventions of

scholarly report writing.

In addition to the taught components of the

course students receive individual guidance on

the formulation of a project topic and the

location of sources for that project.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be 23 years or over and

have the capacity to complete a course at NUI

certifi cate level.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Two assignments based on primary sources

(2, 500-3, 000 words in length), one on family

history and one on community history.

• Research project at the end of the course,

minimum 6, 250 words.

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Castleknock,

Dublin 15

01 822 1626 check with venue

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Local History

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This Certifi cate level course is offered by the

Department of Modern History, NUI Maynooth

and carries 20 credits. The course examines

the “local dimension of Ireland’s past”.

COURSE AIMS

The course aims to provide participants

interested in local history with an opportunity

to obtain formal training in the subject. This

course sets out to provide students with a

methodological approach to the research and

writing of local history.

CONTENT

Module 1:

• An introduction to academic and

community-based local history in Ireland

• Comparative traditions in other countries

• Contemporary developments and

challenges in the field of local history

Module 2:

• Introduction to primary and secondary

sources

• Guidelines for critical appraisal of sources

• Guidance on location and consultation of

selected major sources

Module 3:

Presenting Local History:

• Writing conventions

• Oral/visual presentations

• Fieldwork

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Applications for this course are approved by

the Department of Modern History, NUI

Maynooth

• Participants are required to hold an interest

in local history together with an indication of

capacity for the course

• Participants must be 23 years or over

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 80% minimum attendance

• Research Project

• Participation in class

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

If you are attending a course at Maynooth,

Please note the following:

Application Closing Date: 18th August 2010

Start Date: 7th September 2010

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Dublin City

Archives,

Pearse St,

Dublin 2

01 674 4996 Tues 5.30-8.00pm

Navan,

Co. Meath

046 902 1680 Thur 10.00am- 1.00pm

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

Start date: 7th

September 2010

01 708 4500 Tues 6.15-8.00pm

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COURSES

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Philosophy

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This Certifi cate level course is designed to

provide participants with the opportunity to

develop an understanding of philosophy and to

introduce the student to critical thinking in a

number of foundational subjects in philosophy:

logic, ethics and philosophy of religion.

AIMS

The aim of the programme is to introduce

students to some of the basic issues and

methods of philosophical refl ection.

CONTENT

Module 1 Introduction to Philosophy (Western)

Module 2 Moral Philosophy

Module 3 Logic and Critical Thinking

Module 4 Philosophy of Religion

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be 23 or over and have the

capacity to complete a course at this level.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

85% minimum attendance

Participation in Class

Essays

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

If you are attending a course at Maynooth,

Please note the following:

Application Closing Date: 25th August 2010

Start Date: 20th September 2010

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

01 7084500 Mon 7.00-10.00pm

Kilkenny, NUIM

Campus

056 777 5910 check with venue

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Psychology

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This Certifi cate level course is designed to

provide participants with the opportunity to

develop an understanding of psychology and

to explore its relevance to the individual, family,

community and society.

COURSE AIM

The course aims to introduce participants to the

main psychological theories and examine their

contribution to the development of the discipline.

CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to Psychology and

Study Skills Overview of what psychology

consists of, its history and study skills

Module 2: The Biological Basis of Behaviour

Most behaviour is rooted in our biology; this

module considers the role of the brain in sleep,

sensation and percEdgewater Collegeon.

Module 3: Learning and Feeling This module

focuses on how we learn, remember and

experience emotions

Module 4: Personality This module reviews the

most important theories of personality, and

how personality is assessed under each of

these theories.

Module 5: The Development of the Individual

This module considers the early development

of the child from concEdgewater Collegeon through to

thought, language and moral development.

Module 6: Introduction to Social Psychology

Key areas in social psychology such as social

percEdgewater Collegeon, attitudes and prejudice will be

explored in this module.

Module 7: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

This module introduces students to the

diagnosis, classifi cation and treatment models

in abnormal behaviour

Module 8: Introduction to Social Research

Methodology An introduction to the main

techniques involved in social research

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Participants must be 23 years or over

• Have adequate skills to participate fully in an

NUI Certificate level course

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Participation in class

• Essays

• Research Project

• Report based on Learning Journal

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Cavan, Co. Cavan 049 4332633 Wed 7.00-10.00pm

Clane, Co. Kildare 045 868255 Tues 7.00-10.00pm

Cork, Co. Cork 021 4222100 Tues 6.00-9.30pm

Coolmine, D15 01 8214583 Mon 7.00-10.00pm

Crumlin, D12 01 4536397 Wed 10.00am-1.00pm

Dun Laoghaire,

Co. Dublin

01 2809676 Mon 7.00-10.00pm

Kilkenny,

NUIM Campus

056 7775910 Check with venue

Malahide

Co. Dublin

01 8460949 Thurs 7.30-9.30pm

Navan, Co. Meath 046 9021680 Wed 10.00am-1.00pm

Old Bawn, D24 01 4526137 Thurs 6.45-9.45pm

Laois Third Level,

Co. Laois

057 862 3161 Check with venue

Vita House,

Roscommon

0906 625898 Mon 7.30-10.30pm

AIT, Co.

Westmeath

090 6483050 Mon 7.00-10.00pm

NUI Certifi cate Modular Programmes

ON CAMPUS ONLY – Commencing week beginning 7th September 2010

Culture & Society

People Place & Heritage

Introduction

A module is a block of learning in which a particular topic is taught and assessed. 5 credit

modules require 24 hours of class contact and 48 hours of self-directed learning.

The modules offered are drawn from the part-time degree programmes in Community Studies

and in Local Studies. Students may take single modules from one of these programmes, be

assessed and receive a grade. If they complete 4 modules (20 Credits), they will be awarded an

NUI Maynooth Certifi cate (Level 7) in either Culture & Society (Community Studies

programme) OR People Place and Heritage (Local Studies programme). If participants wish

to progress further, they may transfer their credits into the relevant part-time degree programme

(a Bachelor of Arts degree requires 180 credits). Learning Skills will be offered in conjunction

with the programmes.

The following modules are offered at: NUI Maynooth Campus, Co. Kildare.

Foundation Modules (Common)

Semester 1 only

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CM 1 STUDY SKILLS & STUDENT SUPPORT 5 Credits

Responsible Department:

Adult and Community Education

Module Objective: To equip students with the

requisite knowledge and skills to study effectively

and present academic assignments in an

appropriate format.

Assessment: Assignment

Time: Tuesday 8:15-10:00pm Fee: €382

CMO4 INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION

TECHNOLOGIES 5 Credits

Responsible Department:

Adult & Community Education

Module Objective: To develop students’

knowledge and practical skill in Information &

Communication Technologies as a tool for research

and learning to a level appropriate to studying at

University.

Assessment:

Competence test 30% (mid-semester)

Short in-class quiz / test 10% (end of semester)

Practical assignment 60% (end of semester)

Time: Wednesday 8:15-10:00pm Fee: €382

* CM denotes modules common to both programmes.

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Semester 1

(COMMENCING 7th September 2010 for 12 WEEKS)

NUI Maynooth

Certifi cate: Culture &

Society

CS07B MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 5 Credits

Responsible Department: Anthropology

Module Objective: To provide an overview of

medical anthropology including: rise of biomedicine;

medicine and the western world; problems of the

body and self; introgenesis; AIDS; the socio cultural

production of health; illness and medical care

Assessment: Continuous assessment/written

assignments

Time: Tuesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

CS023 COMMUNITY WORK: POLICIES & ISSUES

5 Credits

Responsible Department: Applied Social Studies

Module Objective: The module will examine:

current social, economic and political forces shaping

social policy; national and EU social policies and

policy trends; case studies; current issues e.g.

participation, social exclusion, inter-agency work,

partnership; changing nature of community work.

Assessment: Continuous assessment/written

assignments

Time: Wednesday 6.15-8.00 pm Fee: €382

CS9 PSYCHOLOGY OF ADULT DEVELOPMENT 5 Credits

Responsible Department: Adult & Community

Education

Module Objective: The module will examine:

Freudian psychoanalysis; identity development;

stages of adult development; feminist critique and

research; men and masculinity.

Assessment: Continuous assessment/written

assignments

Time: Wednesday 8.15-10.00pm Fee: €382

NUI Maynooth

Certifi cate: People Place

and Heritage

LS 32 EUROPE IN NINETEENTH CENTURY 5 Credits

Responsible Department: History

Module Objective: The module will examine: the

revolutionary epoch; romanticism, liberalism,

nationalism; the development of industrial society;

Europeans overseas.

Assessment: Two-hour end-of-semester

examination 50%, Individual project 50%

Time: Tuesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

LS19 IRELAND 1603-1800 5 Credits

Responsible Department: History

Module Objective: The module will examine: the

revolutionary epoch; romanticism, liberalism,

nationalism; the development of industrial society;

Europeans overseas.

Assessment: Two-hour end-of-semester

examination 50%, Individual project 50%

Time: Tuesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

LS20 IRISH ART & ARCHITECTURE 1600-1900 5 Credits

Responsible Department: History

Module Objective: The module will examine: the

changing forms and styles of art and architecture

since AD1600; The role of art in Irish society since

AD1600.

Assessment: Individual project 75%,

Class test 25%

Time: Wednesday 6.15-8.00 pm Fee: €382

Students interested in taking modular certifi cates at the University’s Kilkenny Campus should

contact the campus directly at kilkenny.campus@nuim.ie or 056-777 5910 for information on

modules which will be offered there in 2010-2011

Application Closing Date: 18th August 2010. Start Date: 7th September 2010

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NUI CERTIFICATE

MODULAR PROGRAMMES

NUI Maynooth

Certifi cate: Culture &

Society

CS1A SOCIAL ANALYSIS 1: THEORISING SOCIETY

5 Credits

Responsible Department: Sociology

Module Objective: Modern Society as Capitalist

Society. Marx and critical theory; Modern Society as

Industrial Society. Durkheim and Beyond; Modern

Society as Rational Society. From Weber to Ritzer;

Modern Society as Urban Society; Tonnies and

Simmel; Consensus vs Confl ict; Symbolic Interation-

Mead and Goffman; Integrating Structure and

Agency-Giddens, Bourdieu and Habermas;

Introducing Poststructuralism-The Work of Michel

Foucault.

Assessment: Continuous assessment/ written

assignments

Time: Tuesday 8.15-10.00pm Fee: €382

CS35 THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHNICITY 5 Credits

Responsible Department: Anthropology

Module Objective: To explore the ideas and

practices associated with the concept of ethnicity

from the point of view of the Social Sciences.

Special relevance will be given to the social

processes of differentiation, self-identifi cation,

categorization, inclusion and exclusion, that are at

the centre of group formation. The anthropology of

ethnicity.

Assessment: Continuous assessment/ written

assignments

Time: Tuesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

NUI Maynooth

Certifi cate: People Place

and Heritage

LS21 IRISH PLACE NAMES 5 Credits

Responsible Department: Nua Ghaeilge

Module Objective: The principal elements found in

place names; Meanings and structure of place

names; Foreign elements in Irish place names.

Assessment: Continuous assessment/ written

assignments

Time: Tuesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

LS33 EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 5 Credits

Responsible Department: History

Module Objective: Origins of World War One; the

dismantling of empires; the nation state and the

League of Nations; the advance of technology;

totalitarianism and World War Two; the Iron Curtain;

European integration.

Assessment: Two-hour end-of-semester

examination 50%, Individual project 50%

Time: Tuesday 8.15-10.00pm Fee: €382

CM13 EVOLUTION OF THE IRISH LANDSCAPE 5 Credits

Responsible Department: Geography

Module Objective: Landscape and environment;

Cultural landscape; Society and State; Policy: Irish

and EU.

Assessment: 1.5 hr examination (60%); written

assignment (40%)

Time: Wednesday 6.15-8.00pm Fee: €382

CM15 IRELAND 1800-PRESENT 5 Credits

Responsible Department: History

Module Objective: Politics and constitutions;

population and economy; religion, culture, ideology.

Assessment: Two-hour end-of-semester

examination 50%, Individual project 50%

Time: Wednesday 8.15-10.00pm Fee: €382

Semester 2

(COMMENCING end of January 2011 for 12 WEEKS)

* CM denotes modules common to both programmes.

Students interested in taking modular certifi cates at the University’s Kilkenny Campus should

contact the campus directly at kilkenny.campus@nuim.ie or 056-777 5910 for information on

modules which will be offered there in 2010-2011

Application Closing Date: 7th January 2011. Start Date: 18th January 2011

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NUI Professional Development Courses

NUI Certifi cate Adult Guidance,

Theory & Practice 01 708 3752

NUI Certifi cate Communication & Group Skills for

Managers 01 708 6013

NUI Certifi cate Equality Studies in Training &

Development (online) 01 708 6013

NUI Certifi cate Integrating Literacy 01 708 6013

NUI Certifi cate Training & Continuing Education

01 821 0016

NUI Diploma in Addiction Studies 01 708 6062

NUI Diploma Training & Development

(for Socially Inclusive Workplaces) 01 708 6013

NUI PROFESSIONAL

DEVELOPMENT COURSES

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Adult Guidance, Theory and Practice

Level 8

COURSE AIMS

The course will address the needs of those

working in a guidance capacity with

unemployed and disadvantaged adults. It will

introduce participants to models of labour

market, educational guidance and will begin to

explore the theoretical principles which

underpin good practice.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants will have a minimum of 6-8

months experience of working directly with

clients in an adult guidance and counselling

context. The course will be particularly suitable

for those who want to develop and enhance

their applied and theoretical understanding of

adult guidance and counselling and labour

market services. It will enable participants to

develop the appropriate skills and knowledge

to access the Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma

in Arts (Adult Guidance and Counselling) –

subject to selection process.

WORKSHOP THEMES

• Adult Development and the Guidance

process

• Models of Adult Guidance

• Applied Guidance Skills

• Support Systems, Contracts and

Boundaries

• Change, Transition and Loss

• Understanding Aggression and Conflict

• Developing a Quality of Work Life

• Endings and Evaluation

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

In addition to a minimum attendance of 80%,

the following assessment methods will be

employed on the course:

• Learning Journal

• Essay

• Case Study

• Service Network Audit

• Interview

Participants will be expected to attend all

workshops and participate fully in the group

process and learning.

DURATION & DELIVERY

The course will be delivered in an open

learning format incorporating home based

distance learning materials and workshops.

1. Home based support materials = 100 hours

2. Seven x 2 day workshops = 100 hours

FEE €2, 500

APPLICATION

Application and Brochure can be downloaded

from http://adulteducation.nuim.ie

or Email: adultguidancecourses@nuim.ie

or call 01- 7083752 for further information

Location

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Maynooth Campus, Kilkenny

Galway

Tallaght

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DEVELOPMENT COURSES

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Communication & Group Skills for Managers

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

NUI Certifi cate in Communication & Group

Skills for Managers will assist individuals to

develop effective leadership, facilitation and

communication skills in a work-based

environment. It is suitable for individuals with

no management/supervisory experience who

wish to further their career. It is also

appropriate for those individuals who wish to

develop their existing skills.

COURSE AIMS

To develop practical management skills at an

individual, group and organisational level. To

achieve this the course comprises four

modules.

CONTENT

Module 1: Personal Management Skills

This module introduces the students to the

primary roles of the manager. Practical study

skills will also be covered during the module to

equip the students going forward.

Module 2: Managing Individuals

Managing people is a key role of the manager.

This module covers such topics as employee

relations, performance management and

motivating people.

Module 3: Managing Groups

Groups and teams are of ever growing

importance to organisations today. This

module examines how groups are developed,

the dynamics within groups and how groups

and teams contribute to organisation

effectiveness.

Module 4: Managing Organisations

The fi nal module addresses managing the

organisation. This involves managing change,

developing culture within organisations. This

module also examines the development of and

implememtation of strategy.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Participants must be 23 years of age or over

and be in a position to apply what they are

learning on the course.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Participation in class

• Assignments

COURSE DURATION

100 hours part-time over one year, this may

include 3 or 4 Saturdays.

FEE €950

HOW TO APPLY See page 3

Location Contact Time

Cork 021 422 2100 Mon 6.30-9.30pm

Dublin 15,

Castleknock

01 822 1626 Check with venue

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Equality Studies in Training & Development

(online) Level 7

INTRODUCTION

The NUI Certifi cate in Equality Studies in

Training and Development will heighten

participants’ knowledge and understanding of

equality and diversity issues in order to

contribute to the development of socially

inclusive workplaces. The course will equip

practitioners with the competence to become

professional trainers in this challenging area.

COURSE AIMS

To provide participants with knowledge and

skills in the following areas:

• Reflective Practice

• Equality Issues in a Diverse Ireland

• Ability and Disability Issues

• Teaching and Learning

CONTENT

The fi ve Units of the course resource materials

are presented in an open/fl exible learning

format, supported by three days of workshops:

Unit 1: Academic & Personal Skills

Unit 2: The Shape of Irish Society

Unit 3: Equality in a Diverse Ireland

Unit 4: Ability and Disability

Unit 5: Teaching and Learning

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS

Course to be aimed at practitioners in learning

and development or those with an interest in

learning about diversity and equality.

Basic I.T. skills [NB Basic Computer Skills are

available immediately through FÁS eCollege on

www.ecollege.ie]

Access to a computer with Windows 2000 or

above and broadband internet access.

Commitment to self-directed learning.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

• 85% minimum attendance

• Participation Online

• Portfolios

• Learning Journal

• Research Report

COURSE DURATION AND DELIVERY

Students meet together in 3 workshops and

participate on line for the remainder of the

course.

FEE €950

ON CAMPUS – NUI MAYNOOTH

Intake 1: Sept 2010

Workshops: September, November, and

January (Dates to be confi rmed)

Intake 2: Jan 2011

Workshops: January, March and May (Dates to

be confi rmed)

Closing Date for Applications 13th August

2010

OFF CAMPUS – PORTARLINGTON

Laois Third Level – Tel: 057 862 3161

Workshops – check with venue.

HOW TO APPLY

For application forms and further information,

please contact:

Department of Adult and Community

Education, NUI Maynooth.

Tel: 01 708 6013 Fax: 01 708 4687

Email: equalitystudies@nuim.ie

Web: http://adulteducation.nuim.ie

Location Contact Time

Laois Third Level,

Co. Laois

057 862 3161 Check with venue

NUI Maynooth,

Maynooth

01 708 6013 Check with venue

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Integrating Literacy

Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This course was developed in response to

demand for the integration of literacy with

training programmes. In some cases

individuals on training programmes may not

always have the required literacy level to

achieve successful completion of the training.

Some training programmes have sought to

address this issue by providing separate tuition

to enable the individual to improve literacy

skills. However, it is proposed here that

alongside separate literacy tuition, literacy

skills should be integrated with the training.

This integrated approach proves rewarding

and provides added value for both the

individual trainee and the trainers. To be

effective however, the trainers need to develop

specifi c skills. This course offers participants

an opportunity to develop skills in order to

integrate literacy training into course delivery.

COURSE AIM

The aim of this course is to give participants

an understanding of literacy issues and the

knowledge and skills required to integrate

literacy development with other subject areas.

On completion of the course, participants will

be able to integrate basic skill development

into their work practices.

CONTENT

The content focuses on the integration of

literacy and includes the following areas:

CONTEXT FOR INTEGRATION

• Definitions and Philosophies

• Experiences and Barriers

• The Tutor/Student Relationship

• The Reflective Practitioner

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

• An Integrative Approach to:

– Lesson Planning and Assessment

– Reading, Writing, Spelling and Numeracy

– Use of Materials

• Multiple Intelligences and Specific Learning

Difficulties

• Working with Groups and Teambuilding

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal academic entry requirements.

Participants must be 23 years of age or over and

be in a position to apply what they are learning on

the course. The integration process will begin

during the course so it is essential that

participants are working as adult tutors or trainers.

The course is of relevance to tutors/trainers and

other adult educators who work with students/

trainees with literacy diffi culties.

Both individual and group applications are

invited; in particular we welcome applications

from organisations such as Youthreach,

Teagasc, CERT and NTDI.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Eight short assignments linked to course sessions

One essay (1800 words) based on a Learning

Journal

Practical project (2500 words)

DURATION & DELIVERY

The course is conducted over 100 hours. It is

usually delivered in a series of two-day training

sessions within a six-month period.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Department of Adult and Community

Education, NUI Maynooth

Tel: 01 708 6013 Fax: 01 708 4687

Location Contact Time

Oughterard,

Galway

091 874538 Check with venue

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Certifi cate in Training &

Continuing Education Level 7

INTRODUCTION

This course was developed in order to ensure

that trainers have the essential competencies

necessary to meet the training challenges that

they are faced with in today’s changing world.

The programme has been revised and updated

during 2009 in order to ensure that it includes

new developments in training approaches.

Participants attend a total of 5 days of

workshops over the entire course period. You

must attend all 5 Workshops.

COURSE AIMS

• ensure that trainers have the essential

competencies necessary to meet the

training challenges that they are faced with

in today’s changing world;

• provide formal qualifications for those

involved in training and development;

• encourage those in training roles to update

themselves in new developments in training

methodology and delivery systems.

CONTENT

The course is delivered in four units and

covers all the essential basic skills and

knowledge required by today’s trainer.

Unit 1: Assessing Training and Development Needs

The subjects covered in this unit are:

Systematic training, job analysis, the learning

process, the communication process and

giving feedback.

Unit 2: Designing a Training Programme

The subjects covered in this unit are:

Training methods, training styles, training aids,

learning outcomes and preparing a training

programme.

Unit 3: Delivering Training

The subjects covered in this unit are:

Planning a training session, delivering a

training talk, training demonstration,

assessment method and e-learning.

Unit 4: Supporting the Learner

The subjects covered in this unit are:

Socialisation, evaluation, interpersonal behaviour,

motivation and giving supportive help.

COURSE DURATION & DELIVERY

Participants attend a total of 5 days of

workshops spread over a fourteen week

period. The course is run in several locations

throughout the country. It is offered daytime

and evenings.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

There are no formal academic entry

requirements. However, participants must be

23 years of age or over. It is desirable, though

not essential, that you currently have a training

role in some capacity.

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

You will submit a portfolio of your work to NUI

Maynooth for assessment. Essentially this

portfolio will display your competence in

identifying, planning, implementing and

evaluating training. You are also required to

make a brief training presentation in the

company of an NUI Maynooth assessor. You

must also submit a written assignment on

some aspect of training and development.

TUTOR SUPPORT

Throughout the programme tutors are always

available to participants by phone, fax or

e-mail. E-mail is an ideal way to send drafts of

your work to your tutor for comment. Support

is also available through the NUI Moodle

E-Learning system.

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FEES

The cost of the course is €1, 250 per

participant. All course materials are supplied.

Tea/coffee is also supplied. Lunch and snacks

are available at the course location but are not

included in the course cost.

FÁS FUNDING

If you have recently become unemployed or

redundant, it is worth checking with your local

FÁS Employment Offi ce to see if they might be

in a position to part pay your course fee under

the Technical Employment Support Grant.

Please contact Cavanagh Consulting (01

8210016 or cavana@iol.ie) for further details.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

There are no formal education requirements or

selection procedures. However, it is desirable

to have some previous training experience. It is

also very desirable, that you have an

opportunity to carry out some training during

the time you are completing the course. This

gives you the chance to try out your new

learning which forms the basis of some of your

coursework.

TIME COMMITMENT

In addition to attending the course workshops,

you are required to spend about 6-10 hours

per week on your coursework. This is a big

time commitment. You should not proceed

with your application at this point in time, if you

feel that you are not in a position to give that

sort of time commitment to the course over its

14-week duration.

HOW TO APPLY

For application forms and information, please

contact the Programme Co-ordinators:

Cavanagh Consulting,

9 Park Avenue,

Castleknock,

Dublin 15.

Tel: 01 821 0016

Mobile: 086 814 2203

Email: cavana@iol.ie

Web: www.cavanaghconsulting.ie

Course Locations

Course will commence at the following

locations in September and October 2010

Location

Athlone

Cork

Dublin North

Dublin South

Dublin West

Dundalk

Limerick

Kilkenny

NUI Maynooth (Evenings)

Sligo

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NUI Diploma in Arts: Addiction Studies – Level 8

One-year part-time course offered through NUI Maynooth

INTRODUCTION

This Diploma course will provide students with

an opportunity to advance their knowledge

and expertise in prevention and intervention

methodologies so that they can respond

effectively to the challenges presented by drug

and alcohol misuse in Ireland. The diploma is

at Level 8 on the National Framework of

Qualifi cations.

This course will enable participants to:

• Develop a theoretical understanding of

substance misuse and related issues;

• Critically appraise current evidence based

practice in relation to prevention and

intervention;

• Locate substance misuse within its social,

political and cultural contexts;

• Explore personal and professional issues as

they pertain to work in the area of

substance misuse;

• Develop group-work and facilitation skills;

• Apply their learning to work, vocational or

community settings;

• Explore research methodologies that are

related to working with substance misuse in

a community setting;

• Develop skills in substance misuse

education and prevention.

COURSE CONTENT

This programme is offered in two parts, with a

combined total of 60 ECTS credits. Part 1

carries 20 credits and leads to the award of NUI

Certifi cate in Addiction Studies. Part 2 carries

an additional 40 credits and will lead to the

award of NUI Diploma in Arts: Addiction Studies.

The modules for the Diploma will include the

following:

Group work & facilitation skills/

Reflective Practice 7.5 credits

The objectives of this module are

a) to enable students to articulate a philosophy

of adult learning processes and

b) to enable students to facilitate a learning

group in a wide variety of contexts, and in

particular in the area of addiction.

Prevention education:

theory & practice 5 credits

On completion of this module students will be

able to

• Examine current evidence based drug and

alcohol prevention strategies

• Identify the most appropriate strategies to

be applied in various school and community

settings

• Identify their own role within the overall

context of a comprehensive community

based response.

Intervention skills 7.5 credits

On completion of this module students will be

able to

• Critically reflect on current models of best

practice in relation to advising, supporting

and intervening with substance misuse and

other addictive behaviours

• Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge and

practical skills in motivational interviewing

and brief intervention

• Demonstrate a theoretical knowledge and

skills in assessment, care pathway planning

and making referrals.

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Drug & alcohol policy 5 credits

The module objectives are to enable students to

• Critically evaluate public policy service

management as it relates to the

management of drug and alcohol problems

• Identify the role that key national agencies,

organizations and Government bodies play

in shaping drug and alcohol policy

• Analyse the impact of foreign policies and

international conventions on Irish drug and

alcohol policy making

• Identify and critically debate the main

components of current drug and alcohol

legislation, policies and strategies.

Social capital and social

network analysis 5 credits

The objective of this module is to enable

students to develop a sociological

understanding of the importance of social

capital and social networks, together with the

role they play in understanding and addressing

issues of addiction.

Social Analysis: theorizing society 5 credits

This module will introduce students to

sociological theory and the major schools of

thought and perspectives that shape our

understanding of contemporary society.

Community engagement & learning 5 credits

The objective of this module is to engage in

critical and refl ective processes concerning

one’s involvement in social or community

activities and action, and to put together a

descriptive and refl ective learning portfolio.

COURSE DURATION

200 hours part-time over one year, plus

additional compulsory workshops and tutorials

throughout the year. Students will attend on

two evenings per week.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for the Diploma must be 23 years

or over and have satisfactorily completed the

NUI Certifi cate in Addiction Studies (or

equivalent).

ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES

Continuous assessment: essays, projects,

research reports, portfolio, learning journal etc.

FEE €2, 500

HOW TO APPLY

The next Diploma Programme will be delivered

on campus at NUI Maynooth commencing in

early September 2010.

Further details contact Kay Loughlin

Department of Adult and Community

Education,

National University of Ireland Maynooth,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Phone: 01 7086062

Email: kay.loughlin@nuim.ie

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INTRODUCTION

The NUI Diploma in Training and Development (for

Socially Inclusive Workplaces) is aimed at adult

educators and trainers who work to promote social

inclusion in the workplace. The emphasis is on

best practice in inclusive education and training.

This diploma course builds on two required

certifi cate courses - Equality Studies in Training &

Development or Adult & Community Education

and Training & Continuing Education - by offering

a third certifi cate course from the following

options: Adult Guidance, Theory & Practice;

Addiction Studies; Community Development

and Leadership; Disability Studies; Integrating

Literacy or Counselling Skills. Students who

complete the three named certifi cate courses and

successfully complete a diploma level project are

eligible for the award of NUI Diploma in Training &

Development (for Socially Inclusive Workplaces).

COURSE AIMS

To recognise the knowledge, skills and

competencies of participants in the following

areas:

• Training/Education

• Equality/Disability

• Guidance & Counselling

• Integrating Literacy

and to develop the skills necessary to promote

refl ective practice in diverse learning groups.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Participants who successfully complete the

programme will be equipped to:

• Facilitate inclusive processes for assessing

training needs

• Design inclusive education and training

programmes

• Deliver education and training inclusively

• Support the learner

• Have the necessary skills and knowledge to

address equality issues in general and

disability issues specifically

• Understand equality legislation as it relates

to education and training

• Be skilled in the area of critical and reflective

learning

• Be skilled in the area of adult guidance and

counselling

• Be skilled in integrating literacy into training

programme

COURSE REQUIREMENTS & ASSESSMENT

Required Certificates:

1. Training and Continuing Education/

Adult and Community Education

2. Equality Studies

40 Credits

Diploma in Training and Development –

Level 7 Socially Inclusive Workplaces

60 credits

Plus one of the following options:

• Addiction Studies

• Adult Guidance, Theory and Practice

• Community Development and Leadership

• Communication and Group Skills for Managers

• Counselling

• Disability Studies

• Integrating Literacy

20 credits

FEES The cost for this diploma course will be in

the region of €650.

Students must successfully complete all course

requirements for the three certifi cate courses

and, in addition, they must successfully

complete a diploma level project in order to

attain the award: NUI Diploma in Arts: Training &

Development (for Socially Inclusive Workplaces).

HOW TO APPLY

For application forms and further information,

please contact Department of Adult and

Community Education, National University of

Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Telephone: (01) 7086013

Email: dipsiw@nuim.ie

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Bachelor of Arts (Modular evening part-time)

(Honours – Level 8)

BA Local Studies 01 708 4587

BA Community Studies 01 708 4587

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INTRODUCTION

The National University of Ireland Maynooth

offers modular part time honours degrees in

Local Studies and Community Studies. These

programmes were developed in response to the

demand for inter-disciplinary, fl exible progression

routes for adult to degree level. They are offered

in the evening to facilitate adults who are unable

to attend on a full-time basis during the day.

They represent a further expansion of NUI

Maynooth provision for mature students. With

such innovative features as fl exible delivery,

modularisation, credit accumulation and

recognition of accredited prior learning, students

may advance in a systematic and learner friendly

way towards a primary degree.

The programmes are offered at the NUI

Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare and at the

University’s Kilkenny Campus.

STRUCTURE OF THE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Over a fi ve year cycle of delivery the following

two programmes are provided:

• Programme 1 Local Studies

• Programme 2 Community Studies

Students on the degree may choose to follow

either the Local Studies programme or the

Community Studies programme. It is not

possible to attend modules from both

programmes, except where Common Modules

are offered.

The inter-disciplinary nature of the programmes

means that the various University Departments

have responsibility for module delivery.

1. Local Studies:

Participating Departments -

History, Geography, Ancient Classics, Nua

Ghaeilge, Language Centre, Sociology,

Anthropology, Adult & Community

Education.

2. Community Studies:

Participating Departments -

Adult & Community Education, Applied

Social Studies, Anthropology, Sociology,

Geography, History.

SEMESTERS

Each academic year has two semesters.

Semesters are blocks of fourteen weeks,

consisting of twelve weeks class contact and

two weeks study and examinations.

Each academic year on-campus is typically

structured as follows:

Semester 1

12 weeks class contact + 2 study weeks

Semester 2

12 weeks class contact + 2 study weeks

Summer Modules (Optional)

Monday-Friday full-time - 1 week

Lectures are offered over two or three nights

per week, usually Tuesday, Wednesday and, at

times Thursday, from 6.00-10.00pm.

MODULES

Each programme is offered through modules.

A module is a “block” of learning in which a

particular topic is taught and assessed. Most

modules are “stand alone” and can be studied

as separate blocks. All modules carry credits

towards the degree. The modules of study are

delivered through a combination of regular

lectures, tutorials, presentations, fi eld courses

and short summer schools.

Programme 1: BA Local Studies

(Honours - Level 8)

Programme 2: BA Community Studies

(Honours - Level 8)

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The modules carry different credit

weightings as follows:

Module Credit 5 Class Contact Hours 24

Module Credit 10 Class Contact Hours 48

CREDITS

The degrees are based on the accumulation of

credits. Students must accumulate 180

credits to successfully obtain their degree.

Credits are awarded on successful completion

of end of semester assessment. The fl exibility

of the degrees means individuals can

accumulate a maximum of 20 credits or a

minimum of 5 credits per semester.

RECOGNITION OF ACCREDITED PRIOR LEARNING

Accredited Prior Learning (APL) is considered

for exemption from specifi c programme

modules. NUI Maynooth courses and/or

accredited higher education courses provided

by other institutions and successfully

completed by applicants are considered for

APL. A University Committee appraises the

applications and credits are awarded to

individual students through NUI Maynooth

academic procedures.

A student can transfer a maximum of 60

credits for APL.

Applicants to the degree must indicate on their

Application Form the names of higher

education courses for which they may be

seeking credits through APL. Copies of

certifi cates for such named courses will be

required only from applicants who are offered

a place on the degree.

ASSESSMENT AND AWARDS

Each module on the degree programmes is

assessed. In general assessment methods

include assignments, project work, written

examinations and presentations. All students

must complete a thesis.

On accumulation of 90 credits (allowing for

30 APL credits) students will be awarded a

NUI Diploma in Arts (Local & Community

Studies).

On achieving 180 credits the student is

awarded a

BA Local Studies (Honours-Level 8)

OR

BA Community Studies (Honours – Level 8).

CHOOSING A PATH THROUGH THE DEGREE

Students on the degree may choose to follow

either the Local Studies programme or the

Community Studies programme. However,

students are not required to make a fi nal

decision on which programme they wish to

follow until they have successfully completed

Semester 1.

Semester 1.

In Semester 1 a student will be expected to

successfully complete the common obligatory

modules:

CM1: Study Skills & Studies Support;

CM04: Introduction to Information &

Communication Technologies;

CM5: Introduction to Programmes: Local

Studies & Community Studies.

Please note the following:

• The Introduction to Information &

Communication Technologies module

assumes that students have basic IT/word

processing skills.

• Students who have previously achieved the

award of Diploma in Arts or a higher award

may apply for an exemption in Study Skills.

All students must successfully complete the

Common Introductory Modules in Semester 1.

Programme Selection:

Local Studies OR Community Studies

In order to complete the degree students are

expected to:

• Choose sufficient modules from either the

Local Studies programme OR the

Community Studies programme to

accumulate 180 credits for award of the

degree;

• Complete a Thesis (20 credits) as part of

their programme.

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Students must have completed 120 credits of

taught modules before registering for Thesis.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Students on the part-time degrees have

access to all services and supports available in

the University, with the additional services of a

Student Support Offi cer. A Study Skills and

Student Support module is offered in the fi rst

semester of the programme.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the degree programmes should

be mature students, i.e. aged twenty-three

years or over by 1st January in the year of

admission.

NUI Maynooth encourages applications from

adults who may not have completed second

level education. The number of places offered

will be restricted so it may not be possible to

offer places to all applicants in any one year.

NON-EUROPEAN APPLICANTS

The University welcomes applications from

non-EU applicants. For information regarding

fees for non-EU applicants visit the University’s

webside at: www.nuim.ie/international.

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Both programmes are delivered through

English. Students are advised that to benefi t

from their chosen programme they should be

profi cient in both written and spoken English.

FEES

Fees are calculated on the credit weighting of

each module and are payable at the beginning

of each semester.

HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY

Application for admission is made direct to

Maynooth or Kilkenny. It should be made on

the offi cial Application Form available from:

Maynooth Campus

BA Support Offi cer,

Department of Adult and Community

Education,

National University of Ireland, Maynooth,

Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 01 708 4587/708 3948

Fax: 01 708 4687

Email: BApartTime.AdultEd@nuim.ie

Kilkenny Campus

Programme Manager,

Kilkenny Campus (NUI Maynooth),

College Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny.

Tel: 056 777 5910/777 5919

Fax: 056 776 1369

Email: Kilkenny.campus@nuim.ie

Completed application forms should be

returned to the same address.

The information in this introduction is intended

only as a guide for applicants.

NUI Maynooth reserves the right to alter any

aspect of this information at any time.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Tel: 01 708 4500

Josephine Finn

Head of Continuing Education

Kellyann Reid

Continuing Education Support Offi cer

Kay Loughlin

Executive Offi cer

COUNSELLING SKILLS

Tel: 01 708 3784

Mary B. Ryan

Programme Co-ordinator

David McCormack

Academic Course Co-ordinator

Mary Corbally

Senior Executive Assistant

ADULT GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

Tel: 01 708 3752

Tel: 01 708 3750

Mary B Ryan

Programme Co-ordinator

David McCormack

Academic course Co-ordinator

Breda Gibney

Senior Executive Assistant

BA LOCAL STUDIES / BA COMMUNITY STUDIES

Rosaleen O’Riordan (Maynooth)

Support Offi cer

Christopher Reid (Kilkenny)

Academic Programme Manager

KILKENNY CAMPUS

Tel: 056 777 5910

Maeve O’Byrne

Acting Head Kilkenny Campus/

Development Offi cer

Christopher Reid

Academic Programme Manager

Lisa Condon

Campus Administrator/

Facilities Manager

Mairead McQuaid

Librarian

Continuing Education Staff

2010/2011

CONTINUING EDUCATION

STAFF 2010/2011

ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Jimmy Connolly

MA (Adult Ed), HDip (Adult Ed),

Dip. Addiction Studies

Sarah Fitzsimons

BSocSc., HDip (Adult Ed)

Kay Lynch

Dip Counselling Skills, BA, MLitt

ADULT GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING

Ann Byrne

MSc, MA, CMIGC, HDip in Ed

Mick Fahy

BA, HDip, Dip in Remedial and Compensatory

Education, Dip in Group Analytic Psychotherapy

Andrée Harpur

HDE, DCG, MA, CMIG

ADDICTION STUDIES

Derek Byrne

B.A. (Hons), M.Phil., M.Sc.

Ger Campbell

BSc Hons. Counselling & Psychotherapy

John Casey

SRN, Dip Addiction Studies, MSc Drug & Alcohol

Policy

Gerard Farrell

RPN, BA, MSc, Dip Counselling MIACP, Dip in

Psychotherapy Supervision

Stephen Harding

MSc Drug and Alcohol Policy, H.Dip (HHSA), Dip

Addiction Studies, HDip. Adult & Community Ed.

Tony Jordan

MLitt, MA in Supervision, Dip Addiction Studies

Vivienne O’Brien

B.A., H.Dip in Education, Dip Counselling, Dip

Addiction Studies, MSc Drug and Alcohol Policy

Anna O’Neill

BA Psy, MA Health Promotions

Patricia Langton

BA MSc in Drug and Alcohol Policy

Bernie Maguire

BA, HDip in Ed, MLitt, MSc in Equality Studies

Dervalla Mannion

H Dip Adult & Community Education, H Dip

Psychology

Brendan Moore

BSc, Dip Addiction Studies, MSc in Drug and Alcohol

Policy, Mem IAAAC

James O’Shea

MA, HDip (Adult Ed), BSc(Hons) Couns., RPN, RGN,

MBACP, MIAAAC

Declan Roche

B.A., M.A., Reg Psychol. APsSI, Reg FT Supv FTAI &

ICP, EAP

Maeve Shanley

BSc, HDip in Ed, MSc in Health Service Management

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Derek Barter

BA, PHD

Fearga Kenny

BSc, PhD, DipStat

Margaret Nugent

BSc Rural Development

COMMUNICATION AND GROUP SKILLS FOR MANAGERS

Barra Flynn

BA(Mgmt), PG Dip (Comm.)

COUNSELLING SKILLS

Patricia Allen-Garrett

BSc Psych, Dip. Couns & Psychotherapy

Pauline Bradley

BA Psych, PG Dip, MA Counselling,

C & G Teaching Cert

Mai Duddy

Dip. in Couns., Dip. in Gestalt Psychotherapy,

Dip. in Supervision

Frank Fagan

Dip. in Couns.

Jean Farrell

B.A., Dip. Ed., D.A.S.E. (Counselling), Cert.Trans. Psy.

Paul Hyland

B.Sc., Dip. Psy.

Jacqui Keenan

BA, BSS, CQSW, RGN, Dip in Couns &

Psychotherapy, EAP

Martin Marshall

Dip. in Couns.

Camillus Metcalfe

BA, MA, PhD

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Jenny Mooney

Dip. in Couns. & Psych, Dip. in Gestalt Therapy, Dip. in

Trauma Psych, Cert.in Art Psych, Dip. in Supervision

Caroline McGuigan

Dip. in Couns.

Emer Neligan

Cert. in Art Psychotherapy & Supervision,

Dip. in Psy., Dip in the Behaviour of Criminal

Psychology

Kay O’Connor

Dip. in Couns., Training in Supervision

Pat. O’Farrell

B.A., L.L.B., M.Sc. (Couns. Psy.)

Liam Roe

B.A., M.A., F.T.A.I.

Jeanette Rigney

M.I.A.C.T., M.I.A.H.I.P., M.E.A.S.

Freda Somers

Dip. in Couns., Dip in Gestalt Psychotherapy

Rita Stanford

Dip, BSc

Eileen Tatschl

Dip. In Couns.

Stephen Vaughan

BA, Dip. In Couns.

CREATIVE WRITING FOR PUBLICATIONS

Patrick Semple

BA

Suzanne Power

B.A. (Journalism) M.A. (Creative Writing)

DISABILITIES STUDIES

Paul Fagan

HDip

ECONOMIC & FINANCE

Brian Finn

M.sc, B.B.S, Cert in Bus Arts KWU

Jim Flattery

Dip Mechanical Engineering, BA (Finance)

Fearga Kenny

BSc, PhD, DipStat

EQUALITY STUDIES

Jimmy Connolly

MA (Adult Ed), HDip (Adult Ed), Dip. Addiction Studies

Angela Mc Ginn

BSc. MSc. (UCD) M.Ed (Shef)

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

Brendan Scott

PhD

INTEGRATING LITERACY

Patricia Murphy

BComm, HDip Ed, Cert Literacy Development, WIT

Joan Nugent

BA (Hons), MSc Ed, Postgrad Dip Special Education,

Postgrad Cert Online Tutoring.

Theresa Byrne

BA(Hons), WIT Cert (Literacy), M.Ed. (Lifelong Learning)

LOCAL HISTORY

Denis Cronin

BA, MA

Séamas Ó Maitiú

BA, PhD

PHILOSOPHY

Elizabeth Meade

BA Hons, MA

Haydn Gurmin

BA Hons, BPhil, MA

PSYCHOLOGY

Jeanette Boyne

Lorretto Cunningham

BA (Hons Psych)

Ruth Eremita

Dip. Comm. Studies, Cert. Psychology, Cert.

Counselling

Zuzanna Gorska

MA (Hons Psych), BA (ELT).

Mary Foley

BA (Hons Psych)

Margaret Killoran

BA, HDip in Ed, CHR, MSOD

Continuing Education Associate Staff

2010/2011

Mary Lee

B. Rel. Sc., CFT, M. Sc. (Psychotherapy) Reg. Family

Therapist (FTAI, ICP)

Mary Campbell

BA, MA (NUIM) Adult and Continuing Education; Dip

Guidance & Counselling (UCC)

Phil McAree

BA Psan, MSc (Clin Psych)

Angela Mc Ginn

BSc. MSc. (UCD) M.Ed (Shef)

Marie O’Farrell BA

Monica O Leary

M.Sc (Cog Sci), B. Sc ( Psych),

B.A. Coun & Psychotherapy

Mary M Phillips,

M.Sc(Psychol) B.Sc. PGDSSs. Cert.Psych.Test. Reg

Psychol.PSsI.

Kate Quinlan

M.A., Reg Psychol PsSi

Rita Wall

BA (Psych), H.Dip, MSc (Ed Psy)

RETURN TO LEARNING

Margaret Sweetman

BCL, BA, MA

Anne Roundtree

BCH, BL, MA

Margaret Nugent

BSc Rural Development

Derek Barter

BA Hons, MPhil

Patricia Doyle

SOCIAL AND HUMAN STUDIES

Derek Barter

BA Hons, MPhil

Grainne Grovenor

MA, BA

Michael Hook

BA, BA (Hons), MA (Ed), P.G.C.E.

TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATIONS

Billy Bennett

BSc(Mgmt.), PGCert, PGDip (Stats.), MA, MPhi MMII

Brian Cavanagh

M Ed, FIITD, Dip Tr & Ed.

Mary Grufferty

B.Sc., Ph.D., Certifi cate in Training and Continuing

Education

Fintan Harrison

M.A., H Dip. Ad. Ed.

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Continuing Education Associate Staff

2010/2011

CONTINUING EDUCATION

ASSOCIATE STAFF 2010/11

Continuing Education

Application Form

PREVIOUS COURSE UNDERTAKEN AT NUI MAYNOOTH

COURSE TITLE YEAR COMPLETED

APPLICANT SIGNATURE DATE

TITLE OF CERTIFICATE COURSE FOR WHICH YOU ARE APPLYING/REGISTERING:

APPLICANTS WHO ARE APPLYING FOR THE FOUNDATION IN RETURN TO LEARNING, PLEASE TICK RELEVANT BOX:

STUDENT NUMBER NAME OF VENUE

How did you hear about this course? Newspaper Website Evening Class Guide Book Word of mouth

(please tick the appropriate box) Other (please specify)

FIRST NAME

TITLE PPS No.

EMAIL

TELEPHONE

DATE OF BIRTH / / MALE

ADDRESS

LAST NAME

FEMALE Please tick box

DAY MOBILE

DAYTIME EVENING

This form is applicable for NUI Maynooth & Kilkenny Campus Courses ONLY.

(Please See page 3 for details on how to apply to outreach centres)

PLEASE COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS IN BLOCK CAPITALS AND RETURN WITH A

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF €100 TO:

Continuing Education Office, Department of Adult & Community Education, Education House,

National University of Ireland Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Contact 01 7084500 http://adulteducation.nuim.ie 45

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Course Location Index

NUI Certifi cate

Foundation Courses

Economics & Finance p.7

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

The Donahies, Dublin 13

NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Return to Learning p.8

NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

English Courses for Speakers of Other Languages p.9

NUI, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

NUI Certifi cate

Courses

Addiction Studies p.11

Cork

Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Drogheda

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Dublin 8, Sofia Housing Wellness Centre

Limerick

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Dublin 10, Ballyfermot

Dublin 15, Hartstown

Co. Leitrim, Manor Hamilton

Kilkenny, NUIM Campus

Adult & Community Education p.12

Longford VEC

Monaghan VEC

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Community Development & Leadership p.13

Castleknock, Dublin 15

Counselling Skills p.14

Ballsbridge College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballymun, Trinity Comprehensive School

Boyle, Higher Education Centre

Bray, Institute of Further Education

Castlebar, Parish Centre, Chapel St

Cavan Institute

Clane, Scoil Mhuire

Coolmine Community School, Clonsilla

Counselling Skills cont’d p.14

Donahies Community School, Streamville Rd.

Dun Laoghaire, College of Further Education, Cumberland St.

Drogheda Community Services,

Ennis, Adult Education Centre, Clonroad Business Park

GMIT, Galway

Kilkenny, St. Kieran’s College

Letterkenny IT

Rathkeale, Limerick

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Navan VEC, Abbey Road

Old Bawn Community School

Sligo – Grange Community School

Tullamore

Waterford-Coláiste Chathail Naofa, Dungarvan

Creative Writing for Publication p.17

Kilkenny, NUIM Campus

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Directing p.18

Dublin

Disability Studies p.19

Dublin Cil, North Brunswick St, D7

Family and Community Studies p.20

Castleknock, Dublin 15

Local History p.21

Dublin City Archives, Pearse St, Dublin 2

Navan, Co. Meath

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Philosophy p.22

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Kilkenny, NUIM Campus

Psychology p.23

Cavan, Co. Cavan

Clane, Co. Kildare

Cork, Co. Cork

Coolmine, D15

Crumlin, D12

Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Kilkenny, NUIM Campus

Malahide Co. Dublin

Navan, Co. Meath

Old Bawn, D24

Laois Third Level, Co. Laois

Course Location Index

Psychology cont’d p.23

Vita House, Roscommon

AIT, Co. Westmeath

NUI Certifi cate

Modular Programmes

Culture & Society p.24

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

People Place and Heritage p.24

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Professional

Development Courses

Adult Guidance, Theory and Practice p.28

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Maynooth Campus, Kilkenny

Galway

Tallaght

Communication & Group Skills for Managers p.29

Cork, Co. Cork

Dublin 15, Castleknock

Equality Studies in Training & Development (online) p.30

Laois Third Level, Co. Laois

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

Integrating Literacy p.31

Oughterard, Galway

Certificate in Training and

Continuing Education – Daytime p.32

Athlone

Cork

Dublin North

Dublin South

Dublin West

Dundalk

Limerick

Kilkenny

NUI Maynooth (Evenings)

Sligo

NUI Diploma in Arts: Addiction Studies p.34

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Diploma in Arts: Training & Development p.36

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Degree

Programme

Programme 1: BA Local Studies

Programme 2: BA Community Studies p.38

NUI Maynooth, Maynooth

NUI Maynooth Campus, Kilkenny

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