I propose to take Questions Nos. 653 and 672 together.
A list of higher education courses in NUIG and GMIT in the fields specified by the Deputy is attached. Further education courses can be searched by location and field on https://www.fetchcourses.ie/ and a searchable register of all qualifications recognised under the national framework of qualifications (NFQ) can be found at https://irq.ie/.
My Department does not have a role in determining whether a given course counts as CPD or not – this is determined by employers or by professional regulatory bodies. In addition, many CPD courses do not lead to a qualification on the NFQ and are not accredited by QQI or a higher education institution. They are not provided by further or higher education institutions, and not regulated by my Department.