Distance Learning and Online Courses have gained popularity in recent years and are offered in a number of different formats, these include correspondence courses (by post), online via technology or a combination of online and traditional classroom instruction (this is known as blended learning). Massive open online courses (MOOCs), offering large-scale interactive participation and open access through the internet or other network technologies, is another relatively recent development in distance learning.
There are a wide variety of providers of distance learning and online courses in Ireland. Some of these offer national qualifications which will be certified by QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) and allow progression through the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Others provide globally recognised certification such as CISCO, ECDL, ILM, Comptia & others. There are also general interest and introductory courses which will offer less meaningful certification options but can be very useful as a starting point or as a leisure or general interest pursuit. Some online course providers are listed below..
The College of Management and IT (CMIT) is a leading provider of certified / accredited elearning and distance learning education in Ireland. QQI accredited minor awards are available as well as ILM, CISCO and others .. More Details
The College of Progressive Education provides QQI accredited Childcare & Montessori Courses, Healthcare Courses, Special Needs Assistant Training online courses in Ireland.. More Details
IPASS offer a range of payroll and taxation management courses, including the popular certificate & diploma in payroll techniques. IPASS run courses in locations nationwide and also by distance learning.. More Details
Pitman Training specialise in areas such as Microsoft skills, secretarial diplomas, Sage training, office management and more. Online courses can be accessed via the Pitman Campus – their online learning portal… More Details
Griffin College courses include building, construction and facilities courses such as facilities management and courses for supervisors (such as as the construction supervisor course) and marketing courses. Courses are available online.. More Details
Chevron Training is a leading provider of accredited further and higher education training in the Healthcare and Early Years Care and Education sectors. They specialise in the delivery of online Childcare & Healthcare Courses.. More Details
Hibernia College uses a unique blended learning approach combining online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face tuition to offer a more accessible route into teaching.. More Details
Kilroys College Kilroy’s College offers over 60 different and varied adult education and leaving certificate revision courses – delivered through the postal system or online via computer.. More Details
International Career Institute (ICI) delivers over 100 career and lifestyle focused online courses. The courses are an ideal introduction into many areas such as business, computers, fitness & health and more.. More Details
Communications & Management Institute (CMI) Based in Dublin city centre, CMI provides nationally and internationally recongised QQI, , CIPS, and PMI courses in a range of key subject areas and available through distance learning.. More Details
NUI Galway Adult Learning offers a wide range of part-time courses for adult learners with some of these available online, distance learning courses include Business, Science, Marketing and more… More Details
Portobello Institute in Dublin offer a wide selection of online and distance learning courses in the areas of childcare and healthcare. These include Montessori certification and SNA qualifications.. More Details
Sports Fitness Academy offer a number of online fitness training courses in areas such as personal training, sports therapy and pilates. Courses are completed through blended learning.. More Details