Certified Charity Trustee Programme with TU Dublin 2024

7 May 2024

The Level 6 Certified Charity Trustee Programme aims to provide learners with a broad understanding of the governance framework guiding Organisations and an understanding and appreciation of the organisational behaviours within an organisation. This will allow the learner to be informed and confident in their roles.

This predominantly online 1 year part time programme has been designed in partnership with Carmichael and TU
Dublin. The aim of this programme is to provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of
their roles and obligations. Since 2021, Charities have been required to report on their compliance with the Charities
Governance Code which is designed to help charity trustees meet their legal duties under the Charities Act 2009. With over 11,000 registered charities in Ireland this programme will assist organisations and their trustees to effectively fulfil their roles within an organisation in line with regulatory framework and to be professionally competent within the team to do so.


Course Content

  • Governance & Legal Compliance Responsibilities: The module focuses on the legal and accounting framework as it applies to organisations. The module will draw on the Law, Accounting and Governance that is required to fulfil their duties and responsibilities effectively in compliance with the regulations.
    • Charities Act
    • Charities Governance Code
    • Trustee Governance
    • Companies Act 2014
    • Financial Governance
    • Risk Management
    • Data Protection
    • Cyber Security
  • Organisational Behaviour & Dynamics: This module focuses on the behaviour of individuals and groups in organisations including not-for-profit organisations. It will provide learners with an understanding and appreciation of this behaviour and an awareness of how it contributes to the success of the organisation. The module will draw on concepts and theories from the field of organisational behaviour, management and the not-for-profit environment to gain further understanding of different organisational behaviours and to improve learners’ self-confidence and potential governance effectiveness. Learners will engage in self-reflection regarding their use of individual and organisational actions.
    • The Nature of Organisational Behaviour
    • Individual Behaviour
    • Motivation
    • Communication & Decision-making in the Workplace
    • Working in Group & Teams
    • Leadership in Organisations
    • Organisational Power and Politics
    • Organisational Conflict
    • Organisational Culture
    • Organisational Change

Application Details

Applications are now open here.

Please contact school.globalbusiness@TUDublin.ie for further information.

Module Details

TU Code: TU5533
Level: NFQ Level 6
Award: Certificate in Business in Organisational Governance and Behaviour
Duration: 1 Year
Contact: school.globalbusiness@TUDublin.ie


Method of Delivery: Weekly online lectures, 1 evening per week, with two face to face workshops during each semester. Please see schedule below with further details.

Location: Face to face induction will take place on TU Dublin’s Blanchardstown campus. Location for the capstone workshop will be confirmed with learners during the semester to ensure location is accessible for the majority of learners.

Schedule: This programme runs for 2 semesters, one module per semester.
Semester 1 will begin at 2pm on Friday 20th September 2024 with a face to face on campus induction.

Please see current summary timetable here.

Commencement Date: Semester 1 will begin at 2pm on Friday 20th September 2024 with a face to face on campus induction. Induction will take place on the Blanchardstown campus from 2pm to 6pm. This will be followed by 2 hour weekly online lectures from 7pm to 9pm which will begin on Wednesday 25th September.

All registered applicants will be contacted by the Head of Discipline/Programme Coordinator two weeks prior to the commencement date with further details and room location for their face-to-face induction.

Fees: The reduced Student fee of €600 from €1250 is available for this delivery of the programme starting in September 2024.  This reduced fee is now available courtesy to funding available from The TU Dublin Enterprise Academy, which is funded by the Higher Education Authority’s HCI Pillar 3, a government programme designed to meet priority skills needs, by increasing collaboration between higher education and enterprise with a focus on innovations in teaching and learning.

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Testimonial for the Certified Charity Trustee Programme

The programme has provided me with a broad understanding and appreciation of the governance and compliance requirements of a Charity, it identified very clearly the specific legal, financial, and governance responsibilities of a Charity Trustee.

It provided me with a strong understanding and appreciation of Organisational Behaviour, looking at individual behaviours, motivation, working in a team/group, decision making, leadership styles, organisational power, influence, conflict, culture and change management.

I thoroughly enjoyed the learning on this course and meeting the other participants and presenters on the course. Most of the classes were online which worked well for me.

The course has helped me both personally and professionally. I highly recommend the course to any person aspiring to be a Trustee or officer of a charity.

Maria Barry.

Retired School Principal, St. Wolstan’s Community School, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. 1999-2022.

Trustee, Le Chéile Schools Trust, February 2023 -To date.