QQI Accredited College Est. 1986

Childcare Courses, Montessori Courses, Healthcare Training and Special Needs Assistant Training, ECCE, Business, QQI Accredited Courses

Since 1986 the College has been a Leading provider of QQI accredited Childcare & Montessori Courses, Healthcare Courses,  Special Needs Assistant Training and Business Courses in Ireland. Part of The City Education Group since 2013, The College of Progressive Education is joined by Ashfield College, City Colleges & Oscars International in this dynamic private education group headquartered in Dublin City Centre.


With over 30 years’ experience in delivering high quality childcare training courses, the College provides students with the most comprehensive and relevant training

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Our SNA courses have continually developed over this time ensuring that our SNA’s are equipped with the most comprehensive portfolio of skills in order to provide positive learning experiences for any child with a specific special need.

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Our QQI accredited Montessori Courses are delivered Nationwide and are ideal for students wishing to pursue a career in the field of Montessori Education.

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The School of Healthcare provides nationally accredited Healthcare Courses for Healthcare Assistants and for those wishing to progress into Nursing.

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Enrol now in our QQI Level 6 Major Awards in Executive Management Studies or Advanced Business Studies. Ask us about our upcoming Accountancy Trainee Pathway with ACCA and our other QQI business courses in Procurement and Purchasing, Entrepreneurship, Project Management and more.

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The aims of the IPU Medicines Counter Assistant Course will provide pharmacy staff with the skills and knowledge to deal effectively and sensitively with customers in the pharmacy

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About Us

Welcome to the College of Progressive Education. Since 1986 the College has been a leader in education and training in Ireland. Providing QQI accredited Childcare & Montessori Courses, Healthcare Courses, Special Needs Assistant Training, Pharmacy Courses and Business Courses in Ireland

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Careers with Us

The College of Progressive Education welcomes applications to its tutor panel for possible full and part-time positions. Career opportunities are available nationwide.

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Student Testimonials

We guarantee a quality education and our students testimonials both current and former show how hard we work to give you the best learning experience possible.

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Alumni Newsletter July 2019

The College of Progressive Education has had a fantastic year with our Graduation Ceremony in April, securing approval from QQI as a HET Provider and the launch of Progressive Online with our online diploma courses.

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