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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
for IT professionals


Announcing a new career progression pathway for Ireland's IT professionals: Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from the Irish Computer Society. With CPD you can:

  • Take ownership of your career development.
  • Record your CPD activities for verification.
  • Track and review your CPD progress.

The Irish Computer Society has developed for its members a free-to-use, online system to support their tracking of their professional development.

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Go further. Reach higher.

Supporting Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a key priority at the Irish Computer Society.

Our range of high-quality training courses and certifications will help you move forward in your career.


Chartered IT Professional

The Irish Computer Society is the awarding body of CITP status in Ireland. The standard has been developed in consultation with BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT.

Holding CITP status marks you out as one of the best in the business, so why not think about applying for CITP status today.

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ICS Leaders

ICS Leadership Development Programme

This two-day education and networking programme addresses challenges in today's fast-changing IT environment.

Designed for CIOs and IT executives with responsibility for strategic decision-making, the programme is based on input from prominent industry professionals and academics.

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Data Protection

Raise staff awareness and ensure legal compliance with data protection legislation through our classroom-based and online training and certification programmes.

We also offer professional consultancy services that can quickly and accurately assess your organisation's state of data protection awareness and maturity – and help plan a route to where you believe your organisation needs to be.

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General Courses

The Irish Computer Society regularly hosts popular, professional-level courses at its modern training centre in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The building is wheelchair accessible, and can be conveniently reached by DART and bus.

Among the frequently scheduled courses are programmes in PRINCE2®, Althassian, SQL, ITIL, Project Management, Certified Training Professional and Digital Marketing.

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IT Architecture

ICS Skills is the exclusive training and certification partner in Ireland for Iasa, the worldwide professional association of and for IT architects.

Iasa Core Certificate is a four-day course that introduces you to the so-called 'Five Pillars of Architecture'. It provides a high-level overview of the skills that the worldwide community have found to be essential to every practising IT architect.

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Graduate Development Programme

Are you a computing graduate and finished full time education? Making the transition from college into your computing career can be a challenging and exciting time.

The ICS Graduate Development Programme, delivered by industry experts and senior IT professionals, is the ideal add-on qualification for recent entrants to IT.

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Business Analysis

Do you currently play or aspire to play a leading role in improving enterprise performance through the use of proven business analysis techniques – either internally within your organisation or a consultant to others?

If your answer is 'Yes' then the Certificate in Business Analysis (HETAC Level 8) is for you. Developed jointly by the NCI and Business Analysts Association of Ireland.

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ICS Skills is the exclusive training partner in Ireland for the IT Capability Maturity Framework (IT-CMF).

This is a unique, value-centric end-to-end framework designed for CIOs who need to step into the role of business partners and deliver agile IT strategies to maintain their organisation's competitiveness. Learn more about our IT-CMF training courses.

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