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Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated 30/08/2017

Learning and Organisation Development

What training is available to staff?

Staff will receive an email twice a year with full details of our training programmes. The most up to date programme is available to access all year round on this website.

How do I book a course?

Most of our courses are booked on-line through Eventbrite. A link to Eventbrite will be contained in the relevant course description.

Is there a cost associated with any of the HR training courses?

There is no cost for staff attending our courses, but your department will be liable for a charge of €150 if you fail to show without 48 hours prior cancellation by email to

Am I eligible to go on a course?

All members of staff are eligible to attend courses on our general programme.

Do I need permission from my Head of Unit?

To book one of our training courses you need first to seek permission from your Head of Unit.

What is the start and finishing time for courses?

Generally 9.15am to 5.00pm (full day) or 9.15am to 1.00pm (half day).  This may vary for some courses.

Where does the training take place?

We use a wide range of venues, on and off campus, appropriate to the particular event. Venue details are included in the course description.

How many courses can I attend per year?

A maximum of 3 per calendar year

How can I apply for funding for an externally accredited course?

Applicants must be at least one year in Trinity and have a Contract going forward of one year or more to be eligible.
More information can be found on the External Leave procedure document.

Am I eligible for Study & Exam Leave?

More information can be found on the External Leave procedure document.

How do I cancel my place on a course?

Please phone or email HR as soon as possible in advance of the course date. If you fail to turn up without prior cancellation your department will be charged €150.