About us

  • The Open Training College

    The Open Training College is a division of St. Michael's House providing training for staff and managers throughout Ireland working in the field of disability and the wider non-profit/voluntary/human services sectors.

    Offering a range of courses up to honours degree level, the OTC provides students with options to acquire qualifications on a part-time basis through distance education, skills workshops/seminars, one-to-one tutorials and many more resources supported by a virtual learning environment, MyOTC. We help people to acquire the knowledge and skills they need to deliver better services.

    The College is unique in that all its courses are designed and structured to reflect the needs of staff working in the area of disability or the wider nonprofit sector enabling them to acquire new skills and keep up to date with international best practice.

    Learning together we make the difference to people's lives. Our courses are created by and for people from the human services and nonprofit sector.

    Courses include:

    • Honours BA in Professional Social Care (Disability) – Level 8
    • BA in Professional Social Care (Disability) – Level 7
    • Certificate in Applied Management (Non-Profit/Human Services) – Level 6
    • Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Management (Non-Profit/Human Services) – Level 6
    • BA in Applied Management (Non-Profit/Human Services) – Level 7
    • Certificate in Supported Employment (Level 7)
    • Key Management Skills (Level 6)
    • Skills for Positive Behaviour Supports  (Level 5)
    • Certificate in Intellectual Disability Practice (Level 5)


    The OTC launch wide range of accredited Continuing Professional Development modules this Autumn. Click here for more information on CPD courses.

    How to Apply:

    Follow the link to the Online Application Centre on opentrainingcollege.com.

    Note: if you are applying for courses of 12 weeks duration or less, please contact the College.

    Contact Details:

    Open Training College, Prospect Hall, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14.

    Tel. 01-2988544 Email enquiries@opentrainingcollege.com

    Website:  www.opentrainingcollege.com


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