Courses and Training

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(1) Range of Courses in 2018 at Kimmage DSC

Introductory level courses and MA Modules including Contemporary Issues in Development, Human Rights & Development, Gender & Development and Introduction to Humanitarian Emergencies. Full information about courses available on the Kimmage DSC website. Courses include:

  • MA in International Development by Distance Learning with Kimmage DSC: This MA Programme offers learners the opportunity to study anywhere in the world, while still connecting online with a diverse and vibrant learning community. Modules starting this March include Gender & Development; Conflict, Development & Security; Managing Development Organisations; Development Theory & Practice. For more information, please click here.

  • Kimmage DSC 2018 KODE Course Schedule Announced: Plan your New Year professional development training by distance learning. Courses include Project Management, M&E, Child Safeguarding, HIV Gender Programme and lots more. For course content details, fees and application forms, please click here.

(2) Carmichael Centre Spring/Summer 2018 Scheduled Training Programme



Find out more here or by contacting the Carmichael Centre, E:, T: 01 8735702.

(3) Latin American Development Issues Course: 23 January

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of current affairs? Have you always been interested in learning more about Latin America? Are you travelling to the region soon? The Latin American Development Issues Course is for you! This lively and participative course is open to anyone with an interest in Latin America. The course is run by the Latin American Solidarity Centre and supported by Irish Aid, and will start on 23 January for a total of ten weeks. The course takes place each Tuesday evening from 6pm - 8pm at Ballsbridge College of Further Education. Participants will acquire a general understanding of Latin American social, political, historical and economic developments as well as more detailed information about topics of contemporary significance, such as the environment, social movements, indigenous issues and popular resistance. The cost of the course is €120.00.

To register for the course, please click here. For more information, please contact

(4) LYCS Zero Waste Educator Training: 30 - 31 January

This is a two day training, but participants can opt to do both or either one of the two days as required. The first day aims to up-skill participants so they can create and deliver informative and interactive workshops on how and why to reduce waste. The second day will be a deeper exploration of how our way of living is threatening the survival of life on the planet. We will look at issues such as our human development needs, consumerism and climate justice and also explore what impact this crisis is having on us as individuals, as group leaders/activists and on society as a whole. This is a free training targeted mainly at community workers and activists. Anyone else who has access to groups they can pass on the learning to is also welcome.

To apply, please download and return the Application Form to Closing date: 18 January, but if the course is oversubscribed, priority will be given to suitable applicants on a first come first served basis.

(5) LYCS presents The Bigger Picture: A global development course accredited at QQI Level 6: Various Dates, Dublin

This course invites you to consider how issues such as runaway inequality, poverty, climate change, hunger and conflict can be addressed, and how a more equal and sustainable world can be achieved. It involves exploring and questioning what development is, how development is evaluated, and what are some of the root causes of the many development challenges facing the world today. This course is for you if you are interested in bringing a wider global perspective to community, environmental or social justice work and activism. You will learn and have an opportunity to critically think about: inequality, human rights, sustainability, culture, colonialism, neo-liberalism, and different perspectives on community, development and change. You also have the opportunity to complete a QQI Level 6 Minor Certificate in Global Development.

The course will take place in Dublin City Centre on the following dates: 17 Jan, 18 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar 2018.

Contact Helena McNeill at or 01 8230860 or download an application form here.

(6) Just A Second! Teacher Training for Secondary School Teachers: 26 February, 11am - 3pm, Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Afri’s annual teacher training for secondary school teachers takes place in February 2018. The training is an energetic, creative and informative experience, demonstrating effective ways of bringing global issues into the classroom. The training is led by global education expert Gráinne O’Neill together with Pete Mullineaux, a leader in the field of combining drama and global education, and author of Just A Second! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre. “I enjoyed the workshop very much. What was most valuable to me was demonstrating how necessary participative methodologies are in teaching Dev Ed (global education). This is something that I haven't really explored before and it will be very useful to me in the future.” – Participant in the 2017 Afri Teacher training workshop. Teacher substitution cover is available – be sure to book early to ensure a place on this important training event.

Contact Afri at or 01 8827563.

(7) Comhlámh Trade Justice Course: 15 February - 22 March, Comhlámh, 12 Parliament Street, Dublin 2

This course is open to anyone interested in learning about the impact of international trade on the global economy. Are you interested in finding out how trade structures affect your life and those in the Global South? Are you motivated to learn how you can make a difference by campaigning to change these structures? Then the Comhlámh Trade Justice Course is for you!

For more information and to sign up, please click here. Booking is essential.

(8) Creativity & Change Master Classes and International Youth Engagement Lab: Various Dates, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design

  • Creativity & Change's Master Classes (March - September 2018) target educators in formal or non-formal learning settings, change-makers, artists, community workers, youth-workers, activists, volunteers or anyone who has an interest in supporting learning and initiating projects to engage people in transformative learning and active global citizenship. For 2018, we have an exciting line up of workshops and facilitators to support you to engage others creatively with global citizenship and justice themes. There is a wide range of learning opportunities, including learning about visual facilitation, a theatre workshop, a workshop about applying design thinking to learning processes and to solving real world problems, a practical street art workshop, an ‘Open Space’ meeting and an exploration about bringing creativity to the spaces we utilise as learning spaces. For the full programme, profiles of the facilitators and registration links, please click here.

  • The International Youth Engagement Lab (7 - 13 July) is targeted at youth workers, arts facilitators, activists, tutors and anyone who engages young people in non-formal learning processes who is passionate about nurturing young, connected and active global citizens and wants to develop more skills in the use of IT and digital media in their work. Themes include: nurturing competences of global citizens in youth work practices, creating and sharing digital content to support young people in active global citizenship, and the challenges posed by digital and social media. For more information, please click here. To apply, please click here. Closing date for Irish participants: 28 February.