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Professional Education To Supercharge Your Career

UCD Professional Academy helps individuals and teams excel through upskilling. We’ve created over 40 expert-led courses delivered in convenient formats that fit around busy work lives. There has never been a better time to invest in yourself or your workforce.


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What our Alumni Say

The UCD Professional Academy Diploma in Office Administration was a valuable experience, which provided me with further opportunities - I’ve changed jobs since completing the course!

Office Administration

The UCD Professional Academy Diploma in Graphic Design was fantastic! The way it was structured and the clear and easy to follow tutorial were really beneficial and our lecturer was great - so professional and very helpful. UCD Professional Academy is very well organised and run and I'd definitely recommend it to others.

Graphic Design

The Professional Academy Diploma in PR & Marketing Communications was thoroughly enjoyable and enriching from start to finish. The content covered was broad enough to provide a good basis in a range of topics and speak to a variety of different job types. The standard of teaching and class content was excellent, while the lecturer was approachable!

PR & Marketing Communications

I already had experience in eCommerce, and even so, the Professional Academy Diploma taught me new things. It helped me understand how the market works, through different case studies. The course gave me tools and a clear vision of the steps to follow to develop my start-up.


I would 100% recommend this HR Management course and the UCD Professional Academy to absolutely anyone and everyone. I have tried a few online college courses and not a single one of them has come close to the quality and quantity that the UCD Professional Academy provides. I will definitely be looking into more courses that they have on offer.

HR Management

The course was presented very well by the lecturer who was outstanding in their field. They clearly have a wealth of information, which was expertly imparted to the students in a very interesting and engaging fashion. I would recommend studying for a Professional Academy Diploma in Leadership and Management.

Leadership & Management

I would absolutely recommend this course to anybody wanting to get a Professional Academy Diploma in Digital Marketing. I definitely believe completing this course will help me in my career. Not only to have the certification on my CV, but also from the content resources and knowledge I have gained.

Digital Marketing

My experience with the Professional Academy Diploma in Project Management was extremely good - since completing the course I now have interviews coming out of my ears! I picked up a lot of useful skills throughout the course and everything was very well-taught by the lecturers.

Project Management

I really enjoyed this course. The content was deep, insightful and industry agnostic, hence giving a real view of the art of the possible regardless of sector. I would recommend this to anyone with an interest and passion that is ambitious and courageous enough to bring digital transformation to life within their organization.

Digital Transformation Management

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Flexible learning with professional courses from a globally recognised university.

UCD Professional Academy offers some of the best online courses in Ireland, and some top courses are also available on campus at UCD Belfield. These relatively short, expert instructor-led courses are delivered via a comprehensive study environment where you can choose from part-time live online classes, on campus classes, and fully on demand courses which enable you to learn at your own pace. We also have a split payment structure to allow for easy budgeting.

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Whether you’re interested in making your training budget work harder with volume discounts across our standard portfolio, or have bespoke training needs to be addressed, we’ll help you level up. Our team of upskilling experts are ready to take the pain out of meeting your training targets.

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