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Important Information – Enrolment now open for 2021

To qualify for your EPV days* you can select from any of our practical and beneficial suite of courses. The more courses you select, the more EPV days you receive:

  • 1 online course – 3 EPV days entitlement
  • 2 online courses – 4 EPV days entitlement
  • 3 online courses – 5 EPV days entitlement

All our courses are run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills criteria. Courses begin on Thursday, 1st July 2021 and must be completed by Friday, 20th August 2021 at 5.00pm.

Each course requires approximately 20 hours of study. The Discussion forums are facilitated by expert moderators. When you have successfully completed your course you will receive your CPD Certificate.

New for Summer 2021. This year we’re delighted to expand our offering to 50 highly practical and unique courses. All courses have been updated with updated and fresh content and an easy-to-navigate interface.

Purchasing courses: Courses may be purchased either online or by phone.

  • Each Individual course costs €69
  • Two courses will cost €89
  • Three courses will cost €99

Technical Support: Our Technical Support team are on hand to answer all your queries, either by phone or e-mail.

Online Forum: Check your Course Homepage

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 066 712 9828

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions. For further queries, contact our team at [email protected] or 066 712 9828

*All courses subject to approval by the Dept of Education

Personal and Professional Development

Learners will be able to:

  1.  Evaluate the principles and practice of personal development
  2.  Identify the personal qualities and skills needed for effective participation in a chosen job or organisation, to include opportunities for further personal development and associated action plans
  3.  Assess the role and practice of time management to include aids and strategies for good time management, the impact of poor time management and own personal time management behaviour
  4.   Research the processes of problem-solving and decision-making, to include different approaches, strategies to handle difficult problems, contingency plans, and methods of implementing and evaluating a solution
  5.  Analyse the uses of goals or objectives, to include their characteristics, the role of planning and prioritization, a range of tools and strategies to assist with achieving personal, civic or vocational goals or objectives, and the role of review and evaluation
  6.   Evaluate how organisations manage change, to include information, communication, analysis of the forces behind change, motivating staff and other partners, and handling reactions to change
  7.   Determine strategies to resolve personal or interpersonal conflict, to include an understanding of different personalities and how they react to conflict, common causes of conflict and the role of assertiveness and co-operation in conflict resolution
  8.  Link goals or objectives to available budgets and financial plans, to include periodic review and adaptation of resources to plans
  9.   Delegate tasks to others, to include appropriate planning, identification of skills and strengths in others, review and management of any issues arising
  10.   Respond appropriately to feedback and constructive criticism on personal performance
  11.  Use strategies to recognise and cope with stress, setback and workplace pressure
  12.  Reflect on own personal and professional development to include goal or objective-setting, action planning, implementation, ongoing review, personal initiative.

 Assessment:

This course is assessed through a number of assignments which students must complete to demonstrate their understanding of various topics.

Portfolio/Collection of Work                        50%

Skills demonstration                                      50%

Accreditation

  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component Certificate Personal and professional development 6N1949
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.