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Relevant skills for your team, increased engagement for you.

UCD Professional Academy is here to unleash the momentum of your team, with over 40 expert-led Professional Academy Qualifications & Diplomas covering today’s most pressing workforce skills needs. Join the thousands of professional learners we’ve helped get ahead with our short, sharp and impactful courses, delivered to fit around busy work lives. Give your employees the opportunity to level up with a qualification they value, all while maximising your training budget. Our experts are here to help you every step of the way.

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Study Options

All formats cover the same course content. You now have more choice in how you learn with us:

Live Online

Choose between weekly evening classes, usually over 12 weeks, or a 5-day intensive bookcamp

Live online learning with industry-expert lecturers

Interact with lecturers and classmates

Convenience of studying from home

On Campus

Choose weekly evening classes on UCD Belfield Campus, D4.

In-person learning with industry-expert lecturers

Meet peers in a friendly environment

Access to state-of-the-art facilities

On Demand

Staff can fit their learning into their busy schedules, and learn at their own pace

100% self-paced learning

Optional live tutorial sessions

Complete in 18 weeks or fewer (avg 6 weeks)

Built Around You

Unleash your team's potential

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.

It’s time to unlock your organisation’s potential and take your talent to the next level. Our team of upskilling experts are ready to take the pain out of meeting your training targets.

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Take your team to the next level with our expert-led courses

Why Study With Us?

96%

of corporate customers plan to train their staff with us again in the future

500+

companies have trusted us to train their teams

19,000+

professionals have studied with us

40+

Professional Academy Certifications and Diplomas to help staff go further.

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What Our Customers Say

An Post

“UCD Professional Academy offers our staff the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development through programmes that facilitate a deep level of engagement with the subject matter whilst being of a duration that compliments a healthy work life balance.”

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Flipdish

"The team have been a pleasure to deal with — they walk hand-in-hand with us to explain everything, ensure we are kept abreast of new developments and ensure we are getting the most out of the partnership."

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What Our Customers Say

The support we received from the UCD Professional Academy team has been superb, the feedback from our employees has been excellent and we see this particular learning and development route as a key pillar of our overall People Development Strategy going forward.

David Kinnear

People & Organisation Manager, Tomra

I gained the skills around being able to run the analytics myself, but more than that passing the course it gave me confidence – I can sit at any meeting and contribute with the same level of knowledge as anyone else, while previously I was a bit unsure of that part of my role. It’s given me what I needed.

Maeve Bray

Video Product Manager, RTÉ

The Professional Diplomas offer our staff an invaluable opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge that can then be utilised in their roles, as well as allowing staff to network with attendees from different industries and sectors.

Louise Barry

Learning Organisation Development Advisor, Concern Worldwide

We’ve already had some people enquiring as to when the next lot of courses are coming. From the feedback we’ve received from the students who have attended so far, we would absolutely be happy to recommend the courses to other companies and organisations like ourselves.

Imelda Gaffney

Head of Learning & Development, Irish Wheelchair Association

As part of An Post Green Institute we find UCD Professional Academy offers our staff and managers the opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development through programmes that facilitate a deep level of engagement with the subject matter whilst being of a duration that compliments a healthy work life balance.

Paul Cummings

Training and Development Manager, An Post

What we particularly like is that there are 3 study options - on campus, online and on demand - which really suits our demographic as we have employees based all over the world in different timezones. It gives employees the flexibility to choose the option that best suits their learning style and professional and personal commitments.

Sinéad Murphy

Learning & Development Manager, Flipdish

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Our team of upskilling experts are ready to take the pain out of meeting your training targets.

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