DCU Support

Every year, DCU develops a suite of non-accredited courses which are delivered over an academic year. The full programme of courses for the new academic year is updated on this website each summer, and communicated to our eligible placement settings every September.  Principals/ Centre Managers are advised to circulate the information and enrolment details to all staff and encourage staff to participate in the courses provided. On campus and online (via Zoom) courses generally take place between October and April each year. On-demand courses can be availed of at any stage.


The DCU Partnership for Learning programme of free professional development is offered exclusively to staff in primary, post-primary, early childhood education, and further education and training settings that host our students on placement. We value the partnerships that have developed over the years with the our placement settings. Each year these sectors provide thousands of learning opportunities for DCU education students, as well as many hours of professional mentoring, support and encouragement.
Dr Shivaun O'Brien
Associate Dean for Professional Development and Partnerships