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CORK: Fast Track Series - CPD Certificate in Professional Skills (NQF Level 6, 5 ECTS)

  • Date(s)
    Thursday 7 November 2019 - Friday 27 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Construction Industry Federation, 4A Eastgate Ave, Castleview, Little Island, T45 YR13, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member / Non-Member: €1300* 
    *Includes TU Dublin registration fee for ECTS credits
    The total cost of attending these module components individually would normally be €1,750.

    For more information or to book offline contact Programme Coordinator, Simon Purdue ( +353 1 665 1326)


  • CPD Credit
    35 hours   T3, T4

Programme Overview

This convenient part-time programme has been designed in partnership with the Mechanical & Electrical Contractors Association (M&ECA) as well as in collaboration with leading employers to allow hi-potential, technical staff with apprentice and craftsperson skills to develop a range of non-technical skills which are vital for career advancement. Participants will gain insights from industry experts and professional tutors in order that they can appreciate the importance of fully-rounded development in order to cope with the challenges of 21st century projects and processes in a demanding and fast-paced environment.

In particular, participants will gain practical know-how regarding the standards and approaches which are required to optimise their contribution in their workplace; to handle workplace stresses and conflicts; to foster strong and united teams; to demonstrate excellence in their approach to managing projects, including commercial awareness and excellent resource efficiency. Successful completion of the programme will assist participants in accelerating their professional development and their career prospects.

Programme Structure

The Fast Track Series equates to one TU Dublin module and is delivered on a part-time basis comprising five mandatory module components, approximately one weekday per month, for five months. Each module component is supplemented by pre & post component assignments and learning contract agreements. 

All module components are 9am-5pm and will take place in the Construction Industry Federation, 4A Eastgate Ave, Castleview, Little Island, T45 YR13, Co. Cork.

Module Component Date
Managing Yourself
  • Programme overview & learning outcomes
  • Stress management & resilience
  • Effective negotiator
  • Conducting negotiations
7 November 2019
Planning and Prioritising
  • How to prioritise
  • Having a result focus rather than being “busy”
  • Planning tools
  • Unlocking your productivity
  • Controlling “time stealers"
20 November 2019
Communicating Effectively
  • Mapping your communications 
  • Dealing with different personality types
  • Understanding the power of non verbal communication
  • Building rapport with others
  • Transactional analysis
  • Handling “difficult” conversations
  • Assertive communication in action
16 January 2020
An Introduction to Project Management and Teamwork
  • Relationships on site
  • Supervisory skills
  • Project lifecycle, phases and processes
  • Monitoring and controlling
  • Formal closing
26 February 2020
Commercial Awareness
  • Business acumen essentials
  • Anticipating risk factors
  • Timely and accurate reporting
  • Men, materials and money
  • Cost of poor quality/lean practice
27 March 2020

Programme Features

The unique teaching and learning methodologies that are used during the CPD Certificate programme include:

  • Online Learning Management System - Engineers Ireland’s virtual learning environment allows self-paced learning with particular emphasis on materials which can prime participants to get the most from the classroom sessions and then provide exercises, materials and recommended readings after formal class time.
  • Expert Tutors - all tutors have been selected for their industry expertise, their acknowledged contribution to the profession of engineering and/or their unique knowledge at the forefront of a chosen field.
  • Team-Based Learning - a dozen or more engineers from different organisations of different sizes from different sectors will take part in each class.
  • Learning Contract Agreements - these are used to ensure the transfer of learning from each module component to the workplace in a manner that allows for a measurable and verifiable improvement in competence.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or require more information please do not hesitate to contact the Programme Coordinator, Simon Purdue:

Phone: +353 1 665 1326

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7 November 2019

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