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City Colleges

Wicklow House, 84-88 South Great George’s Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Offering students superb tuition, innovative and flexible study modes, the best and most up-to-date study materials, and a relentless commitment to personal attention, City Colleges represent a completely novel approach to third-level professional education and examination preparation.

Many of Ireland’s leading lecturers in the areas of Law, Accountancy, Business, Finance, Psychology, Criminology, Policing, Digital Marketing, Entertainment & the Arts, have come together to offer students a different kind of educational experience, one where the learner’s needs are paramount, and his or her expectations are constantly surpassed.

The City Colleges Group delivers programmes from two venues in Dublin (South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 and Dundrum, Dublin 16) and a suite of on-line courses nationwide.

ACCA Professional Papers - Strategic Professional

ACCA Professional Programme preparation course is a highly relevant, targeted combination of study and practical experience. The syllabus aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and techniques required by the modern professional accountant. At Stage 3 students can choose to specialise in auditing or taxation and must study additional core modules in…

ACCA Qualification Programme - Applied Knowkedge and Applied Skills

The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course consists of 16 papers, Applied Knowledge, Applied Skills and Strategic Professional. The Applied papers equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and techniques required by the modern professional accountant.

Diploma in Accounting and Finance

During this course the method of learning has been specific to ensure the full potential of all students who may have little or no experience to people who may have some background in accounting and finance the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding in areas of special interest with a flexible programme. Such methodology…

Diploma in Addiction Studies

The module in addiction studies gives a comprehensive overview of current thinking and practice in the area of addictive behaviours and substance use/abuse. It focuses on the historical evolution of the various conceptualisations of addiction, the underlying causes attributed to the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours, models for understanding patterns of addiction and the…

Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering

Delivered by leading academics and financial services experts, the purpose of the Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering is to equip students (from a variety of professional and interested backgrounds) with an understanding of the history and nature of the money laundering and terrorist financing offences, and the special approach taken by the AML/TF legislation to prevent…

Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is currently identified as the science and set of methodologies which are related to the application of the principles of behaviourism to real world setting(s) with the aim(s) of improving socially significant behaviour. ABA consequently involves the systematic analysis of behaviour to reveal behavioural functions which in turn may be used…

Diploma in Bullying Behaviour

This course looks at the phenomenon of bullying and examines it from multiple perspectives including current thinking on the various causes of bullying, bullying in a number of different social contexts (across the lifespan) with a particular focus on school and workplace bullying, and an analysis of bullying from the perspective of applied social psychology.…

Diploma in Child & Developmental Psychology

Child and Developmental Psychology is the study of the factors involved with change and development throughout life.     The Diploma in Child and Developmental Psychology aims to introduce students to  key theories and research, in this area. Students will explore key theories and research in Cognitive, social, emotional, and personality development, as well as…

Diploma in Child & Parenting Psychology

Course: Diploma in Child & Parenting Psychology Duration: 10 weeks, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm Course fee: classroom-based €995 (or €1095 if paying the course fee in instalments), online €895 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion…

Diploma in Coding

This course provides students with an understanding of the core concepts in computer programming. This includes how programs are written to solve problems and how they are executed by a computer. The course focuses on broadly applicable concepts giving students an initial first step into programming. The course includes discussion on programming environments as a…

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically based psychological treatment for a variety of psychological problems (for e.g. depression and anxiety). The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at City College aims to introduce students the theoretical underpinnings of CBT and to the skills required for an in-depth knowledge of the practice of this therapeutic approach.  …

Diploma in Corporate Fraud Investigation

Delivered by leading academics and financial services experts, the purpose of the Diploma in Corporate Fraud Investigation is to equip learners (from a variety of professional or interested backgrounds) with an understanding of the origins of corporate fraud globally and in Ireland how it in recent years it has come to define a nation. Students…

Diploma in Counselling Psychology

The Diploma in Counselling Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main theories, strategies, and skills of counselling psychology. Theories covered are derived from the three main basic therapeutic frameworks; humanistic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural. Students will graduate with a sound basic understanding of these three main schools and specific examples of each…

Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation

Delivered by John O’Keeffe, the purpose of the Diploma in Crime Scene Investigation is to equip learners (from a variety of professional or interested backgrounds) with a basic understanding of this growing area from a range of perspectives. In addition, practical crime scene information will be considered, including crime scene management, offender profiling and fingerprinting,…

Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology

Delivered by John O’Keeffe, the purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology is to equip learners with a basic understanding of various fields of Criminology (the scientific study of crime) and Forensic Psychology from a historical, contemporary and progressive perspective. In addition, fundamental psychological concepts will be considered, including personality disorders, mental disorder…

Diploma in Digital Marketing for Business

A practical diploma aimed at individuals who want to achieve success in their own role and for their business. Learn how to achieve excellence in digital marketing and social media. What this course delivers: Expert training by a qualified trainer, with practical experience in using online marketing to win a global publishing contract and to…

Diploma in Employment Law

This course will provide students with an overview of the salient aspects of employment law applicable at each stage of the life cycle of the employment relationship.  This will include the theory, key pieces of legislation and relevant case law to highlight the practical application of employment law to the employment relationship.  The course will…

Diploma in Event Management

Our Diploma, run over one evening a week for 12 weeks, aims to teach students the vital role that the events play in the world of business, the arts, the non-for-profit sector, and sports. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of event management and gives them the practical skills and confidence to professionally organise…

Diploma in Family History

The Diploma in Family History will assist students to develop the skills necessary to utilise the resources available to trace genealogical lineage using online search records as well as resources in historical libraries and archives. Students will investigate death certificates, wills census records, birth certificates and other primary records to teach students to identify ancestors in…

Diploma in Finance

The City Colleges Diploma in Finance seeks to introduce participants to the world of money and its interactions in everyday life. The course aims provide participants with the information required to make well-reasoned financial decisions and meet their financial matters head-on. In a clear and simplified manner the lecturers will be delivered with the aim…

Diploma in Finance for Non-Financial Managers

The implications of financial decisions are of growing concern for all managers within an organisation. For non-financial managers being equipped with an understanding of the basic financial influence of decisions strengthens communication, teamwork and participation between different members and managers of an organisation. This course aims to provide all participants with the necessary knowledge to…

Diploma in Forensic Anthropology & Human Identification

Delivered by Dr René Gapert, the purpose of the Diploma in Forensic Anthropology & Human Identification programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of forensic anthropology (the scientific study of recent human remains) and human identification from a historical, theoretical and practical perspective.  In addition, the application of anthropological and…

Diploma in Irish History

This course will trace the course of Irish history during the period of direct rule from London in the ‘long’ 19th century (1800-1923).  Conducted over a ten-week period it will encompass the main themes and events during the slow struggle for the return of some semblance of sovereignty and, ultimately, the attainment of political independence.…

Diploma in Journalism

Journalism is more than a job. It is a passion, a life, a life’s work of engaging with the world. Journalists are not mere ‘processors of information’. They are also observers, interpreters, analysts, writers – and occasionally are called upon to be philosophers and poets as well! Reporting reality means more than just regurgitating someone…

Diploma in Leadership for Change Management

The Diploma in Leadership for Change Management can prepare the student for taking up a new change management and any leadership role. It is also ideal for those who would like to develop and perfect their skills within an existing change management role. Throughout, the student is encouraged to use the ideas both in the…

Diploma in Legal Studies

Know your rights and use the law as a sword and a shield. What can I do about neighbours trespassing, blocking my light, or making too much noise? What’s my comeback against a dodgy-builder, sneaky bank charges, or the travel agent who sold me a holiday from hell? My wife thought nothing of a fall…

Diploma in Mediation

This programme provides participants with an excellent grounding in the dynamic discipline of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The course focuses on three key components of ADR, mediation, arbitration and conciliation. Particular emphasis is placed on the practical application of ADR techniques within professional and industrial contexts. Participants will study the various forms of ADR in…

Diploma in Mindfulness and Well-Being

The Diploma in Mindfulness Studies at City Colleges is offered as both a theoretical and practical introduction to mindfulness practice and to the rapidly growing field of mindfulness-based approaches used in healthcare, science and in wider society. The term ‘mindfulness’ relates to a variety of meditative practices involving the deliberate focus of our attention, non-judgmentally,…

Diploma in Nutrition

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition; specifically functional nutrition, macro and micro nutrient composition, symptomatology, paediatric and geriatric nutrition, sugar consumption and dietary habits, psychology of food, preventive nutrition for illness and disease, dietary habits and covers aspects of sports nutrition. This course is particularly beneficial for those in the education or…

Diploma in Penology & Prison Studies

Delivered by leading academics and prison experts, the purpose of the Diploma in Penology & Prison studies is to equip learners (from a variety of professional or interested backgrounds) with an understanding of the origins of punishment and sentencing in Ireland. Students will consider, sentencing, criminology and “What Works” when it comes to best prison…

Diploma in Police Leadership & Management

Delivered by expert academics and practitioners in this field, the purpose of the Diploma in Police Leadership & Management is to equip learners with an understanding of this fascinating profession from a range of perspectives. During the course, students will develop a critical understanding of the concept, policies and practices of policing within the context…

Diploma in Practical Project Management

  The Diploma in Project Management provides a general introduction to project management, ranging from the project planning process, setting up project aims and objectives and budgeting to adoption and structure. It uses a variety of useful project planning tools, including risk analysis and management. It also examines in-depth the role of project manager and…

Diploma in Psychoanalysis

This module presents an in depth introduction to the basic concepts in Psychoanalysis. This introductory module will help students to understand the history and origins of psychoanalysis, the theory developed by Freud and the analysis of some of his most important cases where theory meets clinical work. Over the course of ten classes, the student…

Diploma in Psychological Abnormality

The course takes place over 10 weeks with three annual intakes – in February, April and  September. The Diploma is comprised of two separate yet related components: Theory: Introduction to various concepts and theories concerning how we may best conceptualise, investigate, and work usefully with people through the study and practice of abnormal psychology. Abnormal…

Diploma in Psychology

The Diploma in Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main topics often taught on modern psychology courses. These topics include developmental and lifespan psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological basis of behaviour, personality theory and individual differences, abnormal psychology, research design and methods, and psychological therapies. Students will also gain experience…

Diploma in Social Care Studies

This Diploma was developed in response to the continuing education needs of professionals in social and community settings in Ireland. In the context of professionalization of social care work, this course reflects the area of social care in Ireland from a practical perspective. The course explores current social care practices, theoretical concepts and approaches in…

Diploma in Sports & Exercise Psychology

The course is relevant to those interested and involved in the sport and leisure industry eg. coaches, athletes, strength & conditioning professionals, physiotherapists, P.E. Teachers, personal trainers etc. The course may also be of interest to business leaders and managers in terms of understanding what drives performance, staff motivation, leadership and team cohesion. The course…

Diploma in Terrorism & International Security Studies

This course aims to give the student a comprehensive grasp of modern terrorism, its origins and some idea of how it is likely to develop. The course will also act as an introduction to the international security landscape and explain who the different players are and where they are situated in terms of their roles…

Diploma in Traumatology and PTSD course

This PTSD course aims to provide students with an understanding of the theory and treatment of trauma and PTSD related symptoms. It presents historical and emerging research and theory related to trauma and PTSD, with a focus on clinical treatment and practical responses to symptoms. Students will explore a range of theoretical frameworks for understanding…

FE1 Preparation Course

City Colleges’ FE1 programme is delivered by a team of Ireland’s most inspiring law lecturers.  No other FE1 lecturing team boasts more Law Society of Ireland 1st placed prizewinners. Our lecturers include Philip Burke (founder of the professional law schools at Griffith College and Independent Colleges, lecturer of a remarkable 5 Law Society of Ireland…

Kings Inns Preparation Course

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns entrance examinations consist of five papers: Constitutional law, Law of Contract, Criminal law, Law of Evidence and the Law of Tort. To be eligible to sit these examinations students must have either an approved Law degree or have completed the Honorable Society of King’s Inns Diploma in Legal Studies…

Personal Insolvency Practitioner Certificate

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 constitutes a major shift in Irish policy relating to insolvency, and implements a new scheme to ameliorate the difficulties suffered by debtors in discharging their indebtedness. This new certificate programme, delivered by City Colleges provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to become personal insolvency practitioners. On completion of…

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test Preparatory Programme

Welcome to the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (“QLTT”) division at City Colleges, Dublin, part of the College of Law. Ireland will soon be the only English speaking country within the European Union. Many EU qualified lawyers now wish to become Irish qualified in order to fill the gap created by the UK’s departure from the…

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