Career defining courses. Part time Professional Training. On Campus or Online.

Start something new today with an expert led short course from UCD Professional Academy. We’ve created over 40 career enhancing courses delivered in convenient formats that work around your lifestyle.

With over 40 subjects to choose from, UCD Professional Academy courses deliver the latest critical thinking in professional education. There has never been a better time to invest in yourself. We're here to help. Set your CV alight today.

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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.

15,000+ students have enrolled with us

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 and are on hand to help mentor your throughout your course.

Learn alongside like-minded professionals

Interactive classes and group activities promote teamwork, collaboration, and connection while you study, giving your the opportunity to grow your professional network

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, based in Ireland, 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

My experience with the Professional 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.

Barry Cunningham

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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Support Worker, Resilience Care

The Professional Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers helped me build up basic financial concepts and knowledge. Reading financial statements has always been challenging for me. I've learned how to measure a company's performance from a financial perspective, as well as how to make an investment decision.

Alicia Wang


I would definitely recommend this course to professionals from the corporate world. The Professional Academy courses are flexible and suit those who have a busy routine. Above all, it’s a perfect spot to expand your professional network and get a recognised diploma around trending and useful topics.

Thomas Schwab

Treasury Analyst, Smurfit Kappa Group

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Discover our range of professional diplomas and short online courses. Take your career to the next level!