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) Caritas Safeguarding Training Resource

Caritas introduces five short films and a discussion guide as a training resource to strengthen safeguarding in humanitarian contexts. Trócaire (Caritas Ireland), together with CAFOD (Caritas England & Wales), Caritas Austria, Caritas Czech Republic, Caritas Romania and Caritas Europa secretariat, developed the training short films in 2019. There are five films, each dealing with a different subject: transactional sex; corporal punishment; early marriage; financial exploitation; workplace sexual harassment. Find our more.

(2) 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

(3) Introductory Cert in Procurement & Logistics - Humanitarian Context - Online Course

Being delivered over four separate dates: 20 June, 27 June, 4 July, 11 July. Over the last two years we have delivered this course in Iraq, Turkey and Jordan and have trained many staff in the field for organisations such as: ACF, Acted, DRC, NRC, Concern, Goal, Save the Children, Intersos, GIZ, WHH and many more, as well as numerous local & national NGO's. Internationally accredited by CILT International and aimed at the following groups: Those working in government or aid organisations who are office based and involved in some aspect of a Humanitarian response in fundraising, public relations, awareness raising or development education who have no logistics experience but would like to have a more in-depth knowledge of this field. Development aid workers who have experience in the field but have not worked directly in a logistics department. Find out more, or email

(4) Applications Open: Creativity & Change: Nurturing Change-Makers, Imagining a Better World

The Creativity & Change programme is for educators, change-makers, activists, artists, community workers, adult educators, youth workers, volunteers and anyone who is interested how creative engagement can nurture global citizenship and empathic action around local and global justice themes. The CIT-accredited award is two 10 credit modules combined within a level 9 Special Purpose Award. It takes place one weekend a month from September to May. The first module is an experiential module where you will engage in a wide range of hand on creative processes including visual arts, creative writing and theatre. You will engage in a wide range of global justice topics and reflect on your own identity as a global citizen and on the process of transformative learning. In the second module, you will put learning into practice in designing learning experiences for a range of contexts. Find out more.

(5) UCC: MSc in Food Security Policy and Management

UCC welcomes applications for the MSc Food Security Policy and Management for the 2020-21 academic year. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to work in the field of food security, particularly in areas of policy and programme management. The current Covid-19 crisis is adversely affecting livelihoods and access to food and demonstrates the need for well-trained professionals able to address such challenges from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students undertake course work on food systems, food policy, public health nutrition, gender and livelihoods, agricultural economics and other areas, and complete a substantial applied research project, where possible in collaboration with international NGOs and research institutes. Find out more, or email

(6) NUI Galway: 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

(7) Maynooth University: MA in International Development

The Department of International Development, Maynooth University, invites applications to our MA programmes, which start in September (full- or part-time) and March (part-time) each year.  Building on our work at the Kimmage Development Studies Centre, we facilitate learners to link development theory with practice, to question and seek alternatives to current development processes, and to learn how to turn development aspirations into realities in the Global South and North.  The MA offers a unique flexible, university-based, or online learning, experience. The part-time MA option is most suited to those who wish to undertake the programme over two to five years, entirely online, or through a combination of classroom and online modes. Find out more, or email:

(8) UCD CHA MSc in Humanitarian Action

UCD CHA invites applications from those working in, or intending to work in the area of humanitarian action and development. Students are equipped in a number of competencies from project management, monitoring and evaluation, public health, human rights and international humanitarian law among others. The UCD CHA is an inter-disciplinary research centre committed to enhancing the professional delivery of humanitarian action through internationally recognised collaborative research and educational programmes. It links closely with other Schools and Institutes within UCD as well as with Irish Aid and international and Irish humanitarian NGOs to deliver high quality, multi-disciplinary education and research in humanitarian action. Find out more.