Courses and Training

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(1) Range of Evening 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 evening courses available on the Kimmage DSC website

(2) Globalisation & Inequality development education training workshop for community activists, workers and educators: 16 November, 10am - 4pm, Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin 2

A one-day workshop exploring rising inequality in Ireland and around the world, its causes and consequences, and what can be done about it.  As Europe and the US are witnessing a rise in xenophobia and nationalism and a backlash against globalisation, many are asking what the relationship is between globalisation and inequality. And how does this contribute to the discontent giving rise to this political shift we are seeing. In this workshop you will have an opportunity to participate in activities and exercises that will help you explore the issue of growing inequality in the context of globalisation with others.  

To apply contact Helena at or 01 2345839 for an application form. 

(3) Carmichael Centre Autumn-Winter Scheduled Training Programme includes courses on:

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

(4) Eurocheck Security courses:

  • Basic Hostile Environment Course (22-24 November)

  • Advanced Security Awareness (23-24 November)

For further information, check or contact us at 086 8142446 or 

(5) Free global learning training available for schools

Schools from across Northern Ireland are being invited to get involved in the Global Learning Programme (GLP) this term and join the hundreds of other schools already taking part in the initiative. Each participating school is supported to embed education for a fair and sustainable world through the provision of teacher training, guidance and resources. The latest round of GLP training will take place in November at a choice of venues. Schools can register now.

Please visit to find out more or to sign up your school.

(6) LYCS presents FoodWise - Educating Communities for Healthier People & Planet: 20 November, 10am - 5pm, Gardiner Row for morning session and Cathal Brutha St for afternoon session

This is a one-day training course for people working in the community who are interested in promoting healthier ways of eating for both people and planet. For more information and to apply, please click here

(7) Teacher Training event on 'Action on Global Citizenship' with Global Action Plan Ireland: various dates and locations

This one-day workshop will explore the UN Global Goals (SDGs) through interactive and creative activities, utilizing both tried and tested development education activities and some new gems we are delighted to share with you. Throughout the training there will be a strong focus on how the resource can be used in the classroom and how your students can become champions in Global Citizenship. Within bespoke training you will:

  • develop a greater understanding of the UN Global Goals

  • explore a number of interactive Development Education methods

  • benefit from peer to peer learning

  • make links to curriculum and CSPE specification

The 3-hour training workshop will be free to attend and substitute hours will also be covered. Each participant will also receive a complementary hard copy and a pack of resources. Training will take place on following dates in following locations:

Kildare Education Centre: 28 November, Dublin West Education Centre: 7 December, Drumcondra Education Centre: 18 January, Laois Education Centre: 24 January, Athlone: TBC. 

For further information, please visit or You can register by emailing Please be aware that there is very limited availability  

(8) Introductory Cert in Procurement & Logistics – Humanitarian Context: 4-8 December

Endorsed by CILT International as a recognized CPD programme.

Aim: To provide participants with an introduction to some of the key principles of Procurement & Logistics in a Humanitarian context.


  • To introduce participants to the procurement & logistics world and expand their understanding of a humanitarian response from a logistics perspective.

  • To review actual events and the implications of decisions made.

  • To build the capacity of the attendees so they can be prepared for working in the humanitarian sector

  • Plan effective processes for procurement, warehousing, fleet, assets and distribution

  • Identify the key procedures required to establish effective logistics services

For more information, contact Will Holden on 086 075 8607 or                                               

(9) 2into3 Fundraising Strategy Development Workshop Series: January - April 2018   

Looking to scale your fundraising in 2018? 2into3's evidence informed approach can help your organisation. For further information, please click here.

(10) LYCS presents The Bigger Picture: A global development course accredited at QQI Level 6

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 Leve 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 Mc Neill at or 01 8230860 or download an application form here