Are you a company that seeks to develop their workforce?

The Flexible Learning Centre caters to companies who want to develop their staff by combining industry relevant modules into a customised course that meets academic regulations. Such courses also provide graduates with an internationally recognised, universiy accredited qualification. See our current range of courses here.

The majority of the courses listed on this website were developed as a result of close consultation with industry leaders, industry skills councils, licensing bodies and professionals. Industry collaboration ensures that the design and delvery of our courses and our graduate skills, will match the needs of industry. 

If your company is interested in professional development please contact our educational programmes manager, Michael will assist companies with course design, accreditation, delivery mechanisms, progression routes and industry academic interaction.

Are you an individual seeking to change careers or upskill in your current role?

The Flexible Learning Centre offers a range of taught postgraduate and distance learning programmes that will suit various entry levels.  

A student may graduate from  a Specialist Diploma in Lean for example and return to UL at a later date, to study a second Specialist Diploma. This person can then combine both Specialist Diplomas with a thesis project to graduate with a Master Black Belt in Lean Sigma Systems.

The figure below shows how the specialist diplomas integrate into the MSc in Lean sigma Systems:

Specialist Diploma in Lean Systems Specialist Diploma in Six Sigma
  1. Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 1   5. Quality Science Statistics
2. Leadership & Change Management 6. Advanced Quality Science Statistics
3. Lean Thinking/Lean Tools 2 7. Problem Solving Tools & Techniques
4. Lean Project/ Lean Healthcare Project 8. Six Sigma Project
9. ENTERPRISE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Holders of a Specialist Diploma can enter the Masters with exemptions.


From 2019 we offer a range of Apprenticeship programmes from Level 7 Diploma to Level 10 PhD.  These apprenticeships have been created ‘by industry for industry’ with the aim of building Ireland's capacity to be world industry leaders through enhancing the skills of its existing workforce, and are designed for people who are already working and wish to gain additional knowledge and experience within their role.

For more information on our Apprenticeships and the benefits for you and your organisation please see our Apprenticeships page.

Are you seeking a short course to explore a topic?

We also offer short 12 week modules. These short courses will allow staff to do an introductory level certification in management, law, quality engineering etc, without committing to a full university course. Individuals will often find that after completing the short course, they have the confidence to take on a bigger academic challenge. See our range of short courses for industry here.