Courses and Training

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(1) Kimmage Development Studies Centre training on Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages

(2) Evening Courses at Kimmage Development Studies Centre:  Spring 2017.  All courses are aimed at those new to development as well as at practitioners in the sector:

For further informtion on individual courses please click on the above links.  For further information on all courses please click here.

(3) Kimmage Open and Distance Education (KODE) courses 2017:

Kimmage DSC offers a range of distance education, professional development courses through our KODE Programme including HIV & Gender, Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation, Results Based Planning, Child Safeguarding, Managing for Results & Accountability, Understanding GBV.

Please see link for full course outlines, start dates, application forms etc.

(4) The Carmichael Centre: Spring/Summer 2017 Training Programme

For further information on the rest of The Carmichael Centre's training programme, click here.

(5) Training at The Wheel 2017

For further information on the rest of The Wheel's training programme, click here.

(6) CauseWay: Monday evenings, 30 January - 13 March (excluding 20 February), 6-9pm, Chocolate Factory, 26 King's Inn Street, Dublin 1

A course run by Friends of the Earth for those who want to take action on current environmental and social issues. Click here to register. For more information, contact Meaghan on (01) 639 4652 or email

(7) MA in International Development by Distance Learning

Kimmage DSC is now accepting applications for individual modules or the entire MA in International Development by distance learning starting March 2017.  Full information about this programme, accredited by Maynooth University, including Programme Content, How To Apply, Fee info and application forms is available on our website.

Closing date for applications is: 10 February

(8) Eurocheck Security – Advanced Security Awareness Course: 1-2 February 

Our security awareness courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in low to medium risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Reduced rates for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. For further information, please see or contact us at

(9) Latin American Development Issues course: Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm, Ballsbridge College of Further Education (for 10 weeks from 24th January)

This is a lively and participative course open to people with any kind of interest in Latin America. 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 trade, labour issues, indigenous issues and popular resistance.

For enrolments visit Fee: €120. For further information, contact

(10) Tertulia Latina:  Latin American Spanish conversation classes with a native Speaker: Tuesdays, 6.30-7pm, LASC Office, 40 Drumcondra Road Lower, Dublin 9 (for 10 weeks from 7 February)

For upper intermediate or advance level. 10 week course on Tuesdays. More information at or

(11) Language classes at LASC:

Latin American Spanish: Mondays, 6-7.30pm (beginners), 7.45-9.15pm (continuation) for 10 weeks from 23rd January.

Brazilian Portuguese: Thursdays, 6-7.30pm (beginners), 7.45-9.15pm (continuation) for 10 weeks from 26th January..

Each class has a maximum of 12 students. The classes are taught in a lively and participative style. The 10 session intensive course focuses on basic survival Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese for beginners. Students will learn to manage simple tasks such as introductions, shopping and getting around and will learn to use the present tense.

Enrolment: €120 - Non members, €110 - LASC Members. For further information call 01 676 04 35 or email