Final notice for applications to accredited Certificate in Applied Management (Nonprofit). Short video explains value of course.  

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The Open Training College - Working Together to Support Managers and Staff in delivering quality services and achieving positive HIQA outcomes.

The College has spent more than 20 years working as training experts providing accredited training and consultancy services to the disability/human services and nonprofit sector. We have brought to that role extensive first-line experience, detailed knowledge of the space and a range of customised educational and training solutions that allow us to:

  • Capture the operational experiences of organisations, professional practitioners and service users and integrate them into quality and training initiatives
  • Tie together training, continuing professional development and working practice to offer more effective, responsive and efficient services, for example, capable of meeting HIQA Standards requirements

Fundamental to all of this has been our relationship with the sector.  We have actively sought the input of industry bodies, regulatory authorities and more than 120 organisations to help develop our training programmes so they reflect the working realities of the sector and the needs of organisations and professional practitioners operating in it.

The Open Training College provide courses that are up to date and include much needed content on the ever changing regulatory environment in which services operate. The courses are applied programmes dealing with real world challenges. The course material is determined by the needs of the sector, making it easier for students to apply what they learn in their everyday practice.


You can learn more about our courses and partnerships by visiting our new website:


An example of the type of course on offer from the OTC is the Certificate in Applied Management which provides people with the practical knowledge and skills needed to supervise, lead and manage a human service or non-profit team. It focuses explicitly on the statutory and regulatory environment in which we all operate and satisfies the need for a management qualification as set out in the HIQA standards.


Important reasons why you, or a colleague, should consider the Certificate in Applied Management:

- Develops management skills required to deliver person centred quality services

- Provides the tools needed to supervise, lead and manage a team

- Ensures knowledge and understanding of the statutory and regulatory environment in sector (Theme 7 - 7.3.9 / 7.3.10)

- Satisfies the management qualifica­tion requirements set out in the HIQA standards

- Tutors have first-hand experience of working in front line disability services

- Programme work results in practical, realistic and person centred learning

- Blended eLearning model leads to an accredited qualification whilst working

- Attendance or Online completion of 6 seminars required

- Accredited by QQI/HETAC and is placed at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications

- The course is competitively priced at €1,895 (flexible instalment plan available).

Managing to Make a Difference

"Can I just say how unbelievably relevant all the course content is now that I am putting it to use. It’s a top quality course and I’ve been recommending it to everyone that I talk to that has an interest in management. "

Shane Carolan, Midway Services, graduated 2013.


If you require any further information, or an application form, please do not hesitate to contact Conor on (01) 2988544 or email   Thank you.