City Colleges - Online Learning

Introduction

Welcome to the College of e-Learning at City Colleges

At the College of e-Learning, we offer the same City Colleges courses but in an online format. Students enjoy the benefits of world class online resources, the best and most up-to-date study materials, and a relentless commitment to personal attention. City Colleges’ College of eLearning represents a completely novel approach to third-level professional education and examination preparation on the web.

Many of Ireland’s leading lecturers in the areas of Law, Accountancy, Media, Entertainment & Journalism, Business, Computing & IT, the Arts, Criminology and Psychology have come together to offer students a different kind of educational experience, one where the learner’s needs are paramount, and his or her expectations are constantly surpassed.

How it Works

E-learning is proven to be a highly effective method of instruction. It has provided millions of learners with invaluable opportunities to progress their studies in a convenient, more affordable and efficient manner. A report commissioned by the US Department of Education (Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning (2010)) found that “classes with online learning (whether taught completely online or blended) on average produce stronger student learning outcomes than do classes with solely face-to-face instruction”, and “.. that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.”

Taking a course with the College of eLearning at City Colleges couldn’t be easier. You will have access to the full complement of lectures (live or recorded – the choice is yours), exceptional course materials in downloadable format, and personal, one-to-one support from your course tutor.

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Diploma

Diploma in ABA (Autism Studies)

Online Full time September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention paid to persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities... [+]

Diploma in ABA (Autism Studies) €845.00 Duration: 10 lectures Course fee: online €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) CPD Credits: This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland. The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the practical applications of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) with particular attention paid to persons with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, children and adolescents in care, and persons presenting with learning and/or behavioural challenges in school. This intensive course provides training in ABA for complete beginner’s as well as those with some experience who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of behavioural approaches. Upon completion students will have a greater understanding of the principles of ABA and how to apply them, how to determine the function of a challenging behaviour and how to design behavioural interventions to both decrease and increase behaviour as necessary. A main goal of the course is to give students the tools needed to improve the quality of life of others in a meaningful way. The course will deal with topics such as: What is ABA?, The principles of behaviour analysis, Dealing with challenging behaviour, Verbal behaviour and communication, Functional communication training (FCT), Conducting functional behavioural assessments, Measuring behaviour, Designing and implementing behavioural interventions, and the analysis and display of behavioural data. All course content will fall under four broad content areas: Categories: Featured on Homepage, Psychology e-Learning Product Description Available from September 2016 [-]

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Online Full time 10 weeks September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

This course presents student with a sound – and practice-focused – introduction to this modern and evidence-based treatment approach for a variety of psychological problems. CBT (as it’s often called) seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner... [+]

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Behaviour Course: Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Start date: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 Duration: 10 weeks, Tuesday evenings from 6.30 to 9.30pm Course fee: €945 (or €995 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Multi-Course Discount: Students who register for two or more classroom-based courses with the School of Psychology can do so at a fee of €895 per course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) CPD Credits: This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland. This course presents student with a sound – and practice-focused – introduction to this modern and evidence-based treatment approach for a variety of psychological problems. CBT (as it’s often called) seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affects their mood and behaviour. Whilst open to the general public, we strongly encourage the course for those working in a variety of roles where contact with those suffering from psychological problems may be a feature, e.g. counsellors, psychotherapists, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists, etc. This course is open only to those from a relevant caring profession/human services background or those with substantial voluntary and community sector background. Please enquire if uncertain about your eligibility. Description Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an empirically based psychological treatment for a variety of psychological problems (for e.g. depression and anxiety). The Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at City College aims to introduce students the theoretical underpinnings of CBT and to the skills required for an in-depth knowledge of the practice of this therapeutic approach. CBT seeks to examine and challenge clients with the manner in which their thoughts, beliefs and attitudes to various events and circumstances negatively affect their mood and behaviour. Whilst open to the general public, we strongly encourage the course for those working in a variety of roles where contact with those experiencing psychological problems may be a feature, e.g. psychotherapist, medical doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists etc. Outline Introduction and historical overview of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Cognitive formulation of disorders in CBT: The role of core beliefs, assumptions, and negative automatic thoughts. Cognitive and behavioural interventions in CBT. Assessment and formulation in CBT – planning the treatment with clients. Establishing relationship, structure, and assigning homework in CBT. CBT for depression and anxiety 1: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies. CBT for depression and anxiety 2: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies. CBT for depression and anxiety 3: Key cognitive and behavioural strategies. Skills focus (intensive skills practice): Applying theory to practice. CBT and complex disorders. Skills assessment: Evaluation of skills with subsequent feedback. Research in CBT – what empirical studies suggest. Consideration of CBT’s strengths, limitations, and reflections for the future. Assessment A ‘Pass’ grade on both the written assignment (Project) will be required for awarding of the Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. A ‘Fail’ grade will result in a Certificate of Attendance for the course but without the Diploma being awarded. Students must attend at least 8 of the 10 course evenings to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided. Likewise, the Project must be handed in on the due date unless a sound reason for lateness is provided. In such instances, an extension may be awarded at the discretion of the lecturer. [-]

Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology

Online Full time September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

Delivered by John O’Keeffe, Criminologist and Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, the purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of Criminology. [+]

Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology €845.00 Duration: 10 lectures Course Titles: Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Forensic) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Police) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Prisons) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Corporate Fraud) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Medical) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Crime Scene Investigation) Diploma in Criminology and Criminal Psychology (Terrorism) Students in the above Diplomas attend the same class and lectures. However on completion of the course, students may submit a chosen assignment in any one of the above areas in order to be awarded that particular exit award title. Course fee: online €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) CPD Credits: This event has been approved for 9 CPD credits for members of the Psychology Society of Ireland. The Criminology Association of Ireland approves the Diploma in Criminology & Criminal Psychology. Delivered by John O’Keeffe, Criminologist and Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin, the purpose of the Diploma in Criminology & Forensic Psychology programme is to equip learners with a basic understanding of the fields of Criminology (the scientific study of crime) and Forensic Psychology from a historical, contemporary and progressive perspective. In addition, fundamental psychological concepts will be considered, including Personality Disorders, Learning Theory and Social Psychology. These will be related to the various theories of crime and offending. At the end of the course, learners will have a detailed understanding of the psychology and nature of criminal conduct. At the outset, students will gain knowledge regarding the measurement and distribution of crime in society and official responses with regard to crime prevention and investigation. During the course, students will be able to impart an understanding of the psychology of criminal conduct and to understand a range of perspectives from relevant literature that seeks to shed light on crime and its commission, from psychopathy to sexual offending. By its conclusion, attendees will have a significant understanding of crime categories, offenders, and how a criminological and psychological understanding impacts on prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment. Categories: Criminology e-Learning, Psychology e-Learning Product Description Available from September 2016 [-]

Diploma in Digital Marketing for Business

Online Full time September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

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. [+]

Diploma in Digital Marketing for Business €845.00 Duration: 12 lectures Course fee: €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) 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. 2014 updates on all relevant online services & platforms This course is designed not only for those involved in marketing and IT, but also for all those involved in communicating, in sales, customer service, the arts, research and development, HR and every aspect of business, government or personal development. The online revolution will transform those who embrace it and the organisations who support these new communication tools. This course provides in-depth guidance on the latest tools in each area combined with a rigorous approach to planning and executing, including guidance on governance and deployment. All will learn how to: Set up accounts in all key services Create a customised digital marketing plan for your business Use advanced online tools for personal and business objectives Learn advanced tactics to ensure success on each platform Integrate online marketing & social media with existing activities Categories: Digital Marketing e-learning, Featured on Homepage, Media, Entertainment & the Arts Product Description Available from September 2016 [-]

Diploma in Psychology

Online Full time 10 weeks September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

The Diploma in Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main topics often taught on modern psychology courses. These topics include developmental and lifespan psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology... [+]

Diploma in Psychology €845.00 Duration: 10 lectures Course fee: €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) The Diploma in Psychology at City Colleges aims to introduce students to the main topics often taught on modern psychology courses. These topics include developmental and lifespan psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, biological basis of behaviour, personality theory and individual differences, abnormal psychology, research design and methods, and psychological therapies. Students will also gain experience of research through a project to be completed within one month of completion of lectures. The focus of the Diploma is theoretical although discussion and practical examples of relevance will be discussed throughout. Graduates will possess a broad, basic understanding of modern psychology following completion of the Diploma. They may use such learning to decide if further studies in psychology would be of interest to them. Alternatively, students may simply complete the Diploma out of interest regarding the manner in which modern psychology aims to investigate and better understand the human mind and behaviour. Professionals in related disciplines such as counselling, etc, may also be eligible to consider completion of the course for CPD (continuing professional development) purposes. The course takes place over 10 weeks with three annual intakes – in February, April and September. The Diploma is comprised of two separate yet related components: Theory: Introduction to various concepts and theories concerning how we may best conceptualise, investigate, and work usefully with people through the study and practice of psychology. Psychology is, in fact, a broad collection of diverse sub-fields of study. This is reflected in the range of topics covered throughout. Project: Students will also be assessed through a written project to be submitted within one month of cessation of lectures. This written assignment will be a 2,500 word (+/- 200 words) essay detailing either a broad overview of what is meant by the term ‘psychology’, a description of key features of a specific area within psychology, or a review of psychological literature regarding a specific application of psychological theory. Submitted essays will be graded with accompanying feedback. Referencing guidelines will be provided – students will be expected to support their views by referencing a certain amount of published material. Category: Psychology e-Learning Product Description Available from September 2016 [-]

Diploma in Social Care

Online Full time September 2017 Ireland Ireland Online

This Diploma was developed in response to the continuing education needs of professionals in social and community settings in Ireland. The course is designed primarily to meet the needs of employees of the industry that have practical experience in statutory, voluntary... [+]

Diploma in Social Care €845.00 Duration: 10 lectures Course fee: €845 (or €895 if paying the course fee in instalments) A fee of £76 will be payable to The Institute of Commercial Management on successful completion of this course. Awarding body: The Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) 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 two perspectives. Psychological Aspect of Social Care Contemporary Social Care Practice in Ireland The psychological component provides a solid introduction to developmental theories across the human lifespan including influences on childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. The practice component explores current social care practices, theoretical concepts and approaches in a variety of diverse settings in Ireland. The course is designed primarily to meet the needs of employees of the industry that have practical experience in statutory, voluntary and private service and settings including independent and residential services for individuals with disabilities, residential and aftercare services for children, homeless services, services for older people and community support services. 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. Category: Psychology e-Learning Product Description Available from September 2016 [-]