About this Course

University College Dublin is one of the largest, most established centres of learning in Ireland. Their UCD Professional Academy programme combines academic heritage with modern ambition to provide industry-leading professional courses. With flexible courses that adapt to your schedule and your ambition, the programme offers online learning that’s built around you. Learn from leading experts in their fields who are just as hungry as you to unlock your potential.

UCD Professional Academy is open to professionals from all sectors. Learn more at

UCD Professional Academy Diplomas are developed with industry thought leaders and academic specialists. An independent, wholly owned part of UCD, the Professional Academy is designed to address the need for skills development in the workforce.

Professional Diplomas for Private Healthcare Workers

UCD Professional Academy offers Private Healthcare Workers short courses that impart practical, applicable skills to support you in upskilling your role, updating your knowledge or in achieving career and business goals.

The programme caters to individuals who have transitioned from nursing or medical roles into managerial or administrative positions, or those already in such roles seeking to upskill or specialise. The flexibility of these Professional Diplomas allows for part-time virtual attendance in the mornings or evenings, online self-paced learning, or on-campus sessions, ensuring convenience for both learners and employing member companies.

Selection of Available Diplomas

Click on any of the trainings below to see full details on entry requirements, learning outcomes, course breakdown and assessment, and more.

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With a diverse selection of over 40 diplomas available, there is ample opportunity to acquire new skills and obtain a certificate in your chosen area. Please note that while UCD Professional Academy Diplomas are widely accepted by employers, they do not lead to a traditional university award such as a Higher Diploma or a master’s degree.

Places at a Reduced Cost Available to LHP Skillnet Members

LHP Skillnet member companies can now avail of any UCD Professional Academy Professional Diploma at a reduced cost through funding from us. Simply register your interest in a course and we will be in touch to discuss course booking and funding.

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