Continuing Education


Learning never stops


Continuing & Professional Education

The varied programmes offered by the university's four faculties gives you the opportunity to explore a diverse range of options whether you wish to study for the joy and pleasure of learning or to re-skill or up-skill yourself for new employment opportunities. Whatever your reason for undertaking a programme we are confident that you will find it to be pleasurable and rewarding.

If you have decided that you would like to engage in third level education but unsure as to what would be the most appropriate programme for you the Department of Lifelong Learning & Outreach offers a full educational guidance service for those wishing to pursue such a programme.

This service is provided from the University's Downtown Centre which is operated through the Shannon Consortium and located in Limerick City Centre.

We look forward to having you join our learning community whether you choose a programme delivered at the university campus, online through the eLearning options or at our outreach centres.

Browse the wide range of courses at the Department of Lifelong Learning and Outreach website

Visit the Downtown Centre for information on courses offered.

ULearning Courses

ULearning at the University of Limerick is an innovative connector of industry and academia, addressing individual and corporate skills gaps through professional flexible learning.

  • Earn professional certifications and academic qualifications while at work. 
  • Design your own course with content based on your needs.

Visit the ULearning website

Language Centre at UL

The University of Limerick Language Centre offers high quality English language courses for adults all year round and juniors during the summer months.  Our aim is for students to achieve their language learning goals in a friendly, welcoming and safe environment.  The Language Centre itself is based in a brand new Languages Building with state of the art language learning facilities including multimedia labs and a digital language lab.  General English, Preparation for University and exam preparation are just some of the courses on offer.  

Visit Language Centre for more information

Aonad na Gaeilge

Aonad na Gaeilge  provides a range of Irish language courses at various levels for the campus community and for the general public. It also offers outreach programmes for the public sector, a module in professional Irish, three beginner modules for study abroad students and a popular part-time Certificate/Diploma in Irish programme.

Visit Aonad na Gaeilge for more information.

Training for Research Students

Throughout the academic year the Graduate School co-ordinates transferable skills workshops for postgraduate research students.

Visit the Training for Research Students section on the Graduate School website.

HR Training & Development

The Learning and Development Section of Human Resources supports the key corporate objective of the University of ensuring excellent performance through progressive development. Our aim is to support the University's strategic plan by delivering focused training and development solutions to all employees that will enable the achievement of these objectives. This ensures that we deliver on a key corporate objective that "all faculty and staff are enabled to achieve their full potential through valuing diversity and equality of opportunity". A further aim is to ensure the most effective use of the talents, skills and abilities of our employees by supporting employees to maximise the contribution they can make. The Learning and Development Section aims to foster close relationships with academic and administrative departments to support them in achieving their objectives.

Visit the Staff Learning & development section on the Human Resources website for a list of training programmes.