Courses and Training

The Courses and Traning section is part of Dóchas Wednesday News, which also includes job openings, volunteer posts and sector courses, seminars and events. Please use the menu links on the right, or below if on a mobile device, to navigate through the different sections.

(1) Eurocheck Security Consultants Limited: Online / Blended Learning Security Awareness and Hostile Environment Training

Eurocheck Security Consultants Limited's online/ blended learning security awareness and hostile environment packages are available on request. These courses which can be taken from the safety and comfort of your home or office and will help to get you prepared to travel when this crisis has passed. Suitable for NGOs, Charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients. For further information, check or contact us at 086 8142446 or

(2) WHO Online Courses: Responding to COVID-19

Real time training for the coronavirus disease outbreak. Find out more.

(3) Comhlámh's Free Online Course: “Where do I start?”

Are you thinking about international volunteering, but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what kind of “development” the world needs right now? Are you curious about the language we use in the development sector? Then this FREE, online “Where do I start?” course could be for you. Inside each resource you’ll find some interesting reading, great videos, useful questions, interactive activities and finally spaces for you to jot down your thoughts. There are four resources in total, with each topic taking 30-40 minutes to move through (excluding viewing of video links.) You can work your way through the resources on the move, or at home from your computer. Find out more.

(4) NUI Galway's MSc in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

NUI Galway's Masters Program in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MScCCAFS) is seeking motivated candidates with degrees in any relevant subject for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. We offer multidisciplinary training to help our students understand climate risks to global food supply, especially in the developing world, and to prepare for careers in climate-change mitigation. The course is a partnership with the international Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security which is led by CGIAR and Future Earth. Students undertake a 3-month international research placement, supplemented by taught modules on agriculture, environmental policy, and climate impacts on gender, infrastructure and the rural economy. Find out more or email