UCC’s Adult Continuing Education comes to Waterford

University College Cork has introduced a suite of its Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses which will commence in Waterford in September.
ACE at University College Cork is the longest established dedicated centre for adult and lifelong learning in the Irish University system.  Over the past several decades ACE has developed a strong tradition of delivering university accredited Continuing Professional Development and Executive Education courses to hundreds of professionals in a wide range of disciplines.
The suite of courses, which will commence at the NAS Training Centre in the Cleaboy Business Park in September, was officially launched by the Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Jim D’Arcy this week.
Commenting on the launch of the portfolio of courses, Waterford native, Ms. Lyndsey El Amoud, ACE Business Development Officer, was delighted that the highly acclaimed courses will be available in Waterford.
“These courses will offer those in Waterford and the South East the opportunity to progress their careers or to get back into the jobs market.  All of the courses are fully accredited by UCC, with participants registering as UCC students and graduating at UCC upon completion.”
“The choice of courses is quite broad and will have a wide appeal to people who are either currently in the workforce wishing to up-skill, acquire new skills and competencies or those who are unemployed and considering their career options.”
Lyndsey added, “A number of these programmes are also accredited by nationally and internationally recognised professional bodies, including the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD).”
The Mayor of Waterford, Cllr. Jim D’Arcy said that the suite of courses is a welcome addition to the adult education landscape in Waterford and added that he had no doubt the project would be just as much a success in Waterford as it is in the other outreach centres of Kerry and Limerick.
The courses range from NFQ Levels 7 to 9 and include, among others, a Higher Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work, a Higher Diploma in Learning, Development and Work-Based Training and a Masters in Personal and Management Coaching.
The courses will be held in the NAS Training Centre, in the Cleaboy Business Park.  Since opening its doors in Waterford in 2006, the NAS Training Centre has earned a reputation for excellence in providing a wide range of training courses and programmes set in a centrally located state of the art facility.
To find out more about the programmes log onto www.ucc.ieor contact ACE on 021 4904700.