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Workplace Transversal Skills (Certificate)

Course Details

Course Code: CTWOTRUA

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 year

Award: Certificate

Faculty: Science and Engineering

Course Type: Taught Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022



Brief Description

The Certificate in Workplace Transversal Skills allows participants to learn and apply a set of transversal competencies and skills.  The skills are appropriate for the individuals personal and professional development.  The aim is to develop a set of skills that will allow you develop your individual confidence and agency to apply your skills in the workforce in a new of familiar setting.

Growing as an individual requires learning and  learning can be achieved by observing, modelling, and imitating the behaviours, attitudes, and emotional reactions of others. Both environmental and personal factors interact to influence human learning and behaviour. With this in mind, delivery is through a combination of interactive workshops, online initially, and in person as circumstances allow, with live and recorded online activities and materials to maximise learner engagement.

Areas covered are:

 1. Learning to Learn

2. Teamwork, Change, and Cultural Diversity

3. Career Development

 4. Co-operation in the Workplace and working together.

5. Transforming Aspirations to Goals

6. Healthy and Productive Remote Working

7. Problem Solving Tools and Techniques

8. Transversal Skills in Practice.

These skills support people to have agency over their personal circumstances and to get the best out of their environmental factors to achieve a sustainable change in their behaviour and learning. The taught content is designed to support the skill implementation. Students will implement their learning in their practice site. This bridge between theory and practice helps students to have a more meaningful learning experience throughout this programme.

When students have finished this course, they will be able to:

 1. Define, categorise, and understand a wide range of transversal skills in workplace.

2. Plan, implement, monitor and improve their transversal skills at both operational and strategic levels.

3. Explain the impact of those transversal skills on their ability to work effectively.

4. Demonstrate their attainment of a number of skills through their practice portfolio.

CE3002 LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: Online Learning and remote working skills.

CE4102 - PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY REMOTE WORKING: psychological, technical, and managerial tips and techniques needed for remote working.

CE4122 - TRANSLATING ASPIRATIONS INTO GOALS: Transforming aspiration into a set of clear goals which can be actioned.

CO4232 - COOPERATIVE WORKPLACE: learn and implement the five principles of cooperation.

PT3031 - TEAMWORK, CHANGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY: understanding and skills associated with each area.

CA4003 - CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Job readiness and future employability training

AU4044 - PROBLEM SOLVING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES: principles and methods of problem solving.

AU4047 - TRANSVERSAL SKILLS IN PRACTICE: real life application of transversal skilECTS credits: 48

Entry Requirements

The main objective of this programme is to upskill the Irish workforce in terms of the general and transversal skills they need in order to be more impactful in their workplace. Therefore, there is no academic pre-requirement for entering this course of study.

 All applicants with a Leaving Cert are eligible to apply for this programme. This wide entry requirement enables larger cohorts of Irish industries’ workforce to improve their transversal skills through this programme. And less number of the potential applicants will be excluded from enhancing their transversal skills due to lack of academic qualifications    

Required Documents for UL application:

Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.

- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)

- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.

- A copy of your most recent CV, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE)  or project work (applies to some courses only). 

- Proof of Status, e.g. unemployed, employed, self employed, returners. Acceptable documents for proof of status can be found here

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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The fee for this programme is €1875

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria under Springboard+ can qualify for 90% or 100% funding subject to the availability of places.



All employed participants must pay a contribution of the course cost directly to the provider for all level 7-9 courses. Please note some formerly self-employed applicants not in receipt on DEASP payment are liable for 10% fees also. The onus is on the participant to arrange payment of this fee. The HEA will fund the remainder of the cost directly to the provider.

Unemployed and Returner participants

Springboard+ will pay all fees for unemployed and returner participants.


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Please note that Fees are subject to review

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.