Diploma Courses 2019
Diploma Courses 2019

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PSYCHOLOGY

Applied Behaviour Analysis

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

This course is aimed at providing students with a clear critical, analytic, and evaluative understanding and solid foundation of contemporary knowledge in behavioural theory and practice and the principles underpinning the subject area. Students will be provided with a critical insight into, and evaluative understanding of, the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention paid to examples and areas related to:

  • autism and persons with autism;
  • particular areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities;
  • children and adolescents in care, and,
  • persons with certain identifiable learning and/or behavioural challenges in particular schools level contexts

Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Dr. Keith Lyons

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

CBT involves the critical observation and identification of behavioural activities and individual and environmental contexts in order to increase our comprehension, understanding and evaluative awareness of these. CBT is therefore designed to enhance the criticality of thinking; analysis; comprehension and application abilities in order to bring about behavioural change. The thinking and applications skills attained from developing an enhanced critical comprehension of CBT can be applied in multiple personal, practical and professional settings. The module is therefore designed to be utilised in a number of contemporary situations and professions and environmental contexts.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2
Lecturer: Dr. Finian Fallon

Addiction Studies

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

The module in addiction studies gives a comprehensive overview of current thinking and practice in the area of addictive behaviours and substance use/abuse. It focuses on the historical evolution of the various conceptualisations of addiction, the underlying causes attributed to the development and maintenance of addictive behaviours, models for understanding patterns of addiction and the treatments of addiction associated with those models. It further addresses the impact of addictive behaviours on society in terms of health, culture and criminality, paying particular attention to the Irish context.

This course is delivered over 10 weeks from the Dublin 2 campus of City Colleges or online nationwide. This course is accredited by the Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of a course assignment.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Dr. Finian Fallon

Traumatology & PTSD

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the theory and treatment of trauma and PTSD related symptoms. It presents historical and emerging research and theory related to trauma and PTSD, with a focus on clinical treatment and practical responses to symptoms.  Students will explore a range of theoretical frameworks for understanding trauma, and what factors influence recovery and post-traumatic growth. Complex-PTSD will also be explored and the emerging literature around this concept will be explored. Therapeutic interventions will be discussed using empirical research and evidence-based practice. A practical clinically-focused account of cases and clinical experience of working with severely traumatised individuals will also form part of the programme. This course is suitable for; social workers, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, nurses, Gardai, emergency responders, teachers, and anyone whose job brings them into contact with individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD. For existing practitioners, this programme will provide a basis for developing skills used in responding to traumatic presentations.
Delivery: Classroom-Based – City Colleges Dublin 2

Lecturer: Dr. Finian Fallon

Sports Psychology

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

The course is relevant to those interested and involved in the sport and leisure industry eg. coaches, athletes, strength & conditioning professionals, physiotherapists, P.E. Teachers, personal trainers etc. The course may also be of interest to business leaders and managers in terms of understanding what drives performance, staff motivation, leadership and team cohesion. The course will examine a broad range of topical issues with the sport and exercise psychology profession through the application of theory and research.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Anne Marie Kennedy

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Digital Marketing for Business

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

A practical diploma aimed at individuals who want to achieve success in their own role and for their business.

Learn how to achieve excellence in digital marketing and social media.

What this course delivers:

  • Expert training by a qualified trainer, with practical experience in using online marketing to win a global publishing contract and to deliver business support services worldwide.
  • A support service for those new to online marketing and social media, as well as a fast-track route to excellence for those familiar with basic concepts in these areas.
  • Customised delivery based on your specific business goals. A personalised digital marketing plan will be one of the key outputs from the course.
  • Hands-on use of online tools throughout the course, including innovative pre-session, in session, intersession and post-session support.
  • A practical approach in each module to ensure positive business and personal benefits designed to transform your situation.
  • Updates on all relevant online services & platforms

Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Francis Mac Aonghus

Personal Insolvency Practitioner

Start Date:  February 2019
Duration: 5 Days

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 constitutes a major shift in Irish policy relating to insolvency, and implements a new scheme to ameliorate the difficulties suffered by debtors in discharging their indebtedness. This new certificate programme, delivered by City Colleges provides participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to become personal insolvency practitioners.

On completion of the programme the Personal Insolvency Practitioner will be equipped will an in-depth knowledge of insolvency law in Ireland which will enable the Personal Insolvency Practitioner to act for and advise debtors in the personal insolvency procedure.

Start Date:  Monday, 8 October 2018
Duration: 5 Days
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2

Psychology of Retail & Consumer Behaviour

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

The course takes elements from psychology, sociology, social anthropology, marketing and economics, especially behavioural economics. It examines how emotions, attitudes and preferences affect buying behaviour. This course is based on theories developed in psychology and builds a bridge to various marketing concepts. The conceptual framework of the course breaks the causes of behaviour up into types of psychological responses such as, perceiving, reasoning, feeling, learning, or remembering.
These psychological responses intervene between the marketing mix (input) and the behaviour of consumers, such as purchase or usage (output). The psychological responses hence provide a framework as to why certain marketing inputs lead to certain outputs, that is, a framework to derive strategically relevant consumer insights.
The course also reviews a range of simple but powerful levers that can influence consumer behaviour in unexpected ways.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Sarah Strange

Data Protection

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 weeks

Gain a clear understanding of the data protection law in Ireland including, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Students will consider in detail the data processing principles, the rights of data subjects and the obligations on data controllers and processors. Students will also consider the role of the Data Protection Commissioner and the various enforcement procedures and penalties.
At the end of the course, students will have a firm understanding of the legal requirements in relation to data protection.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 & Online nationwide

Change Management

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

TThe Diploma in Leadership for Change Management can prepare the student for taking up a new change management and any leadership role. It is also ideal for those who would like to develop and perfect their skills within an existing change management role. Throughout, the student is encouraged to use the ideas both in the context of their own experience and through a case study, in order to gain a greater knowledge of the subject area in a practical manner.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Keith Finglas

CRIMINOLOGY & POLICING

Criminology &
Criminal Psychology

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

Students will be exposed to the psychology of criminal conduct and be able to appreciate a range of perspectives from relevant literature that seeks to shed light on crime and its commission, from psychopathy and sexual offending to serial killing. By the course conclusion, attendees will have a significant understanding of crime categories, offending behaviours, and how a criminological and psychological understanding impacts on prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment.
Delivery: Classroom-Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: John O’Keeffe

Terrorism & International Security Studies

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

This course aims to give the student a comprehensive grasp of modern terrorism, its origins and some idea of how it is likely to develop. The course will also act as an introduction to the international security landscape and explain who the different players are and where they are situated in terms of their roles in attempting to maintain peace and stability.

Those who wish to understand the root causes of terrorism and how to manage and contain it. While this may include career members of the security forces such as An Garda Siochana, the Defence Forces and the Prison Service, it will also be of relevance to business and humanitarian professionals whose work brings them to volatile regions. The course will also appeal to those involved in the local and national management of key states services and infrastructure.  Those involved in policy creation for governmental and non-governmental organisations will also benefit.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Declan Power

MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT, & ARTS

Nutrition

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

This course provides up to date scientific research, a well-rounded view and base of knowledge to allow the student to identify what they require for their own personal health, that of their families and perhaps friends and to enhance their professional development. The study of nutrition is vast and extensive but we will none the less delve in deep into this exciting world over the course of 10 weeks.  Students will have the opportunity to become a member of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism upon completion of the course.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online nationwide
Lecturer: Dr Werd Al-Najim

Irish History

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

We will trace the course of Irish history during the period of direct rule from London in the ‘long’ 19th century (1800-1923).  Conducted over a ten-week period it will encompass the main themes and events during the slow struggle for the return of some semblance of sovereignty and, ultimately, the attainment of political independence. In the first part of each session, a general overview of a particular theme (Land, Home Rule) or a chronological period (1800-23) will be provided. This will then be followed by the close analysis of case studies and texts or documents.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Dr. Brian Hughes

Family History

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

The Diploma in Family History will assist students to develop the skills necessary to utilise the resources available to trace genealogical lineage using online search records as well as resources in historical libraries and archives. Students will investigate death certificates, wills census records, birth certificates and other primary records to teach students to identify ancestors in building their family tree.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online nationwide
Lecturer: John Grenham

OTHER DIPLOMAS

Social Care Studies

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

This Diploma was developed in response to the continuing education needs of professionals in social and community settings in Ireland. In the context of professionalization of social care work, this course reflects the area of social care in Ireland from a practical perspective.

The course explores current social care practices, theoretical concepts and approaches in a variety of diverse settings in Ireland.

The aim of the Diploma is to educate reflective practitioners who can continue to learn and develop their professional knowledge, interpersonal skills and self-awareness appropriate for careers in social care.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Gillian Finane

Legal Studies

Start Date:  January 2019
Duration: 10 Weeks

Know your rights and use the law as a sword and a shield.

  • What can I do about neighbours trespassing, blocking my light, or making too much noise?
  • What’s my comeback against a dodgy-builder, sneaky bank charges, or the travel agent who sold me a holiday from hell?
  • My wife thought nothing of a fall she had in a shop, but her ankle never healed right and now it’s a year later. Can we do anything?
  • Can’t I repost any gossip I like online about a foreign celebrity?
  • How do I go about copyrighting/patenting my work?

Litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and compliance will all be covered, as will access to legal advice and aid and how to consult legal resources.
Delivery: Classroom Based – City Colleges Dublin 2 or Online
Lecturer: Ellen O’Callaghan