The Open Training College

OTC Logo 2018The Open Training College (OTC) 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.

Delivering education and training solutions to the health sector for over 30 years, the OTC offers a range of Further Education and Higher Education 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.

Further Education and Higher Education Courses

Open Training College GraduationThe 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 human services 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 accredited courses are created by and for people from the disability and human services sector.

Our Social Care courses include:

Video: Reasons for choosing a Social Care degree course

Our Management courses include:

Video: Reasons for choosing the management course

Our CPD (Continuous Professional Development) short courses include:

CPD short courses can be accessed in two ways. Either for information only purposes, or, for information and assessment purposes. For example, information only means accessing content via our hard copy modules and attending a skills workshop. Or, students can access the learning materials with a view to completing an assignment and earning credits in that area of study. This option includes undertaking elearning and tutor supports on route to submitting an assignment or sitting an exam.

*St Michael's House require students of the KMS and MSQ modules to continue their studies in management with the SMH OTC and complete the Certificate in Applied Management course (four modules) in order to obtain the required qualification for PICs and equivalent.

How to Apply

The OTC uses an online application process for staff wishing to apply to our social care, management or CPD courses.

Please follow the link to the Online Application Centre where applicants can input personal details and pay fees.

Contact Details

Open Training College, Willowfield Park, Goatstown, Dublin 14, D14 P9E4

Tel: 01-2988544   Mobile:  086 0756580 (Business Hours:  9am to 5pm only)