Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.91 / 5.00 Brian Ó Donnchadha
CPD Development Officer
Adult Learning and Professional Development
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Inventory is attached above. All modules shown are offered through the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development.

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Corporate Environmental Planning (Specialist Diploma) offered by the centre for Adult Learning & professional Development through the College of Science & Engineering. First offered in AY2019- 2020 and running annually as a 1 year part-time, 30 ECTS at NFQ level 8.

This is a new practice-based course developed by NUI Galway and Next Level Skillnet. This course provides an overview of the evolution of environmental planning and management and its relationship to society and industry today. Drawing on contemporary examples, this course explores the roots and principles of environmental planning and management in practice, introducing students to a range of conceptual and practical approaches. It prepares students with the knowledge and skills to be leaders and decision makers in developing solutions for contemporary environmental issues in industrial and commercial environments. It also provides students with an understanding of waste legislation, the key issues and practical implications in relation to waste management and focus on lean processes and waste prevention.

This specialist diploma award is particularly suitable for students requiring medium-term upskilling for career advancement in the area of environmental policy and leadership to strengthen their capacities as efficient environmental managers and effective environmental leaders in their organisations.

This is delivered as an elective stream on the BSc In Science & Technology Studies. In addition, by selecting 4 required and two optional modules, it is also available as a 30 ECTS special purpose award for those who already have a degree and want to upskill/reskill in the specialism. Furthermore, all of the individual 5ECTS modules are available on a standalone basis for whose pursuing CPD.

More at link here: http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/adult-and-continuing-education-courses/corporate-environmental-planning.html

Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

In AY21/22 we plan to offer standalone CPD modules from the MSc Biodiversity and Land Use Planning all of which are 5ECTS NFQ9.

EOS5107 Marine and Freshwater Acidification 5ECTS NFQ9
EOS5106 Marine and Freshwater Resources: Monitoring and Management Project
EOS5103 Environmental Problems in Marine and Freshwater Environments: Contaminants
EV507 Ecosystem Science
EV508 Introduction to Flora & Fauna of Ireland
EV514 Ecological Survey Techniques
EV515 Biodiversity Legislation & Policy
EV527 Habitat Identification & Assessment
EV528 Habitat Creation, Management and Restoration
EV529 Environmental Impact Assessment
EV530 Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
EV532 Climate Change & Biodiversity
EV534 Invasive Species & Biodiversity
EV5101 Water Framework Directive (WFD)

These modules are offered blocked together as awards of Certificate (30ECTS), Diploma (60ECTS) and MSc in Biodiversity and Land Use Planning (90ECTS) on a part-time basis by the College of Science & Engineering (not by the Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development)

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