Short courses

UCC's Short Course Programme Spring 2023

Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork, is pleased to present a newly augmented range of short courses for the Spring 2023.

The full programme with all course content, fee and timetable details is available to view at

Since 2005, ACE has offered an extensive programme of short courses for the autumn/winter and spring academic semesters. The number of courses on offer has increased steadily over the years as has the number of participants that are attracted to our programmes. We are now one of the leading providers of short courses in an Irish university context with a wide portfolio of courses in the following areas: 

  • Art, Art History & Culture
  • Literature & Creative Writing
  • History & Genealogy, Anthropology & Folklore 
  • Climate, the Environment & Sustainable Living 
  • Personal & Professional Development

For Spring 2023, we have a full programme of over 30 courses on offer and full details of all 37 courses are available to view at 


Important News and Dates:

  • Online and on-campus courses: For Spring 2023 our short courses will be delivered on campus in UCC and online. The details are delivery i.e. if the course is on campus or online are included in the description of each course- see visit Spring Short Courses. For details at a glance see the listings UCC Short Course Programme Spring 2023
  • Registration: We have a new registration system in operation since 2021 for short course bookings. To help you navigate the registration site we have created a detailed guide to bring you through the various steps in booking a course. Please find the guide here ACE Short Course Catalogue Guide to help you should you need assistance with booking a short course. 

How to Book a Short Course

Select your Course at and once you click the enroll button, follow the steps below

1. Create an account - 2. Pay for your course - 3. Register for your online learning site called CANVAS.

Please note: steps 1-3 are mandatory steps and you are not fully registered unless all three are completed

  1. Select the course you wish to book at Spring Short Courses and click on the Enrol button. 
  2. Enter your name and email details
  3. Pay with Paypal OR Bank Card 
  4. Once payment is made, the booking system will signal that you are 'Ready to Begin' and the page will prompt you to go to your email address to access your Confirmation Email
  5. Click on the link in your Confirmation Email.
  6. A Welcome Aboard notice will ask you to register for CANVAS by entering your email address and creating a password
  7. Once this step is completed you will be taken to your CANVAS account
  8. Please note that your CANVAS account will be closed for access until your course begins. 

Post- course booking: Quick Access your CATALOGUE CANVAS Account for the Duration of your Course. 

  1. Log into your Catalogue account: 
  2. Click on the entry portal on the right-hand side of the screen 
  3. Enter your email and password
  4. Click on the name on the top right hand corner and select "Student Dashboard"
  5. The drop-down menu will give you access to CANVAS option.
  • Dates: The closing date for applications is Monday 23 January 2023. All courses will begin the week commencing Monday 30 January 2023.

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