In order to apply for all courses (single CPD module and full time/part time courses) you will need to go to our Advance website: https://advancecentre.ie/ and select from the course catalogue.
You can either go to an individual course catalogue or to the All courses menu. Click the Book button which will bring you to the booking system- for an individual course (CPD modules) or to an online application for a full time or part time course.
You will be asked to complete the course requirements form. Once you meet the requirements you will be contacted by the team.
You will need to hold an honours undergraduate degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum upper second class honours or international equivalence in a relevant STEM programme. You will be asked to write your statement of interest why you want to study. For some courses there is a minimum work experience requirement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding eligibility criteria please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be happy to respond.
For a full time/part time course you will be typically asked to submit a copy of your undergraduate transcript.
Majority of the full time/part time courses are run based on academic term, starting in September and some in January (ie. in UCD). Depending on the offer you can take an individual single module (CDP course) in September trimester or in January trimester.
1 trimester is 15 weeks and involves 125 hours of student work in the case of study for credit. Some UCD courses are offered twice per year in trimester format, with start dates in January, and September.
Semester 1 runs from September to December and semester 2 runs from January to May.
There are a number of options depending on what stage of study you are with the course. If you decided at the start of the course you can take Leave of Absence (LOA) or Withdraw (WD) from it
Please contact the Advance Centre at email@example.com first if you would like to proceed with any of the above options.
You will be able to pay via booking/application system once your application has been approved
For individual CPD modules you will need to pay in one installment. For full time & part time courses, which are longer than one trimester you can pay in installments.
If you want to cancel your course you will need to contact the team first. It links with the deadlines as per withdrawal policy (as per above). Students who miss the dates won’t be able to receive the refund.
Once your application has been approved by the Advance Centre and you are offered a place, you will be contacted by Advance with instructions on how to complete the registration process.
Completion of registration means that you are part of the student community in the relevant College. You will be able to collect your student card which gives you access to various facilities i.e. Sport Centre in UCD and facilities in Atlantic TU and TU Dublin.
Whether you take an individual course or full time/part time course with Advance Centre you will be registered as a student in the relevant college.
Yes, all qualifications are accredited by the relevant College with whom you take the course.All courses are at level 8 or 9 at National Qualifications Framework (NFQ)
Yes , by taking courses with Advance Centre you are guaranteed that they are globally recognized. Each institution is a reputable HEA provider.
Students can apply to have prior learning recognised for the purposes of admission into a programme of study, or credit applied towards a programme of study or transfer into or between programmes. Depending on the institution you selected you will be required to submit relevant documents to assess your eligibility. Please contact the team firstname.lastname@example.org if you think about applying
Previous qualifications may count towards an overall MSc degree. Some programmes may have a built- in pathway programme consisting of a professional cert and diploma which would allow you to progress after successful completion of each lower level qualification to MSc. Other programmes may accept recognition of prior learning. Please contact the team email@example.com if you think about applying.
Most of the courses are offered via blended learning (combination of on campus and online learning), fully online, or on campus. The delivery mode can change each year.
Lecturers (module coordinators) can assess student coursework in the form of continuous assessment, group assignment ,end of the trimester exam. Each course has an individual course descriptor- once you select its name on the Advance website it will automatically bring you to the information on how you will be assessed.
Simply select your chosen course/module and the details will be available on the relevant course/module website page.
To discuss any queries relation to RPL, please contact the Advance Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org
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