The best places to find online and part time courses in Ireland

Online courses are a great opportunity to upskill and show an employer your ability to work on your initiative. Additionally, it demonstrates your drive and organisational capabilities which will help to refresh your CV.

The Open College

The Open College offer a wide range of QQI Leve 5 & 6 courses for people interested in pursuing Montessori teaching, business, or journalism and writing courses, just to name a few.


eCollege is a SOLAS-funded online training facility offering courses centred on building your knowledge of various digital tools like Adobe Photoshop, Java and MS Excel.


Springboard+ offers courses which will lead to graduates gaining skills in emerging sectors such as artificial intelligence, entrepreneurship, and digital marketing. For those currently unemployed, you will be exempt from paying fees, otherwise, you will have to pay 10% of course fees.


TEFL offer several Level 5 regulated and teaching specialist courses which will make qualified to teach English as a foreign language either online or abroad once restrictions allow. 

Digital Marketing Institute

The Digital Marketing Institute offer tailored courses for those looking to upskill as a marketer. They have a variety of courses at different levels, along with a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Marketing leading to a Level 9 qualification.

Institute of Public Administration 

The Institute of Public Administration is Ireland’s only public service development agency focused on public sector development. It offers courses across undergraduate and postgraduate level.

IBAT College Dublin 

IBAT College Dublin has a selection of Level 8 and 9 courses and online professional diplomas across the areas of Business, IT, Sports, Tourism and English Language. provide online courses with expert tutor support, specialising in Accounting, Business and Project Management courses. All courses lead to respected industry qualifications.

Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer offers several QQI programmes which will give participants the skills required to train others in their respective fields.

Google Digital Garage

If you are looking to focus on building up your digital knowledge, Google Digital Garage offer several courses, with one of their more popular courses being The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing, which is accredited by the Open University.

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