Industry-focused courses recognised by top companies worldwide

Our professional diplomas and short courses have been created by experts with real-world experience to give you CV-enhancing skills and knowledge. Flexible online timetables mean you can fit learning into your busy schedule and gain career-boosting qualifications while continuing to work. Part-time evening courses and full-time bootcamps available.

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Why enrol with UCD Professional Academy:

96 of alumni said they would recommend us to friends and family

98 of our students say they would take another course with us.

5500+ students enrolled in the last 12 months

We've trained the employees of...

UCD Professional Academy offers a world-class learning experience with career-enhancing qualifications.

Quality courses delivered by thought leaders

Our carefully selected lecturers are highly qualified experts in their fields.

Learn alongside like-minded professionals

Interactive classes and group activities promote teamwork, collaboration, and connection while you study.

Easy-to-use online student portal

We offer a quality, supportive education experience via our comprehensive online portal.


Corporate Training

Give your employees the skills and knowledge to succeed

Partner with UCD Professional Academy to offer your teams a quality learning experience. We create tailored training programmes for organisations that reflect the real-world business context they are working in. Tell us the outcomes you need to achieve, and we will deliver cutting-edge courses that develop job-ready skills.

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Student Care

Facilitating an engaging and rewarding learning experience

We get you off to a flying start at UCD Professional Academy. Our educational support team guides you throughout your learning journey from start to finish, to ensure you have access to everything you need. You can contact them about any questions, issues, or challenges you have.

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What Our Alumni Say

Studying for a Professional Diploma has helped to reinvigorate me as I seek a new leadership role. It afforded me the opportunity to consider insights shared by the lecturer and classmates and to review some of the academic literature which tends to get ignored in the BUSY day to day.


David Hickson

Managing Director, Gaming & Leisure Association of Ireland

The experience I had has been nothing but positive. When the course went from in classes, in UCD, to online lectures, this worked well with my busy schedule. I would definitely recommend UCD Professional Academy.


Ivan Cunnane

An Garda Síochána, An Garda Síochána / Laois/Offaly division

I would definitely 100% recommend UCD Professional Academy to anyone. Everything was so organised and it was such an enjoyable experience. The only regret I have is not learning about the UCD Professional Academy sooner and completing the course sooner.


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Discover our range of professional diplomas and short courses. Prepare to take the next step in your career