The Professional Diploma in Credit Union Advice is a professional qualification for Credit Union personnel.
The course is designed to allow Credit Union staff to achieve a benchmark level of competency, specific to the requirements of their working environment. It comprises of modules that lead to the CUA, APA (Loans) and APA (Savings & Investments) designations which are recognised under the Central Bank’s Minimum Competency Code.
Note that some of the above does not apply in the case of those who choose the shortened two module route to the CUA designation.
The CUA qualification has given me an in-depth understanding of what is required within my role, not only to comply with Central Bank codes but also in offering excellent service to our members. Achieving this qualification has given me the confidence to take on additional roles within my Credit Union and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
The registration fee for each module starts from €325* and includes examination entry, textbook, webinars as available, and access to our online student resource Your LIA, for study supports.
*See individual module details for individual module prices.
Successful students will receive the Professional Diploma in Credit Union Advice award from UCD, which is accredited at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications and each module is worth 5 ECTS credits.
Note that it is the CUA and APA designations that are recognised by the Central Bank for Minimum Competency purposes (as distinct from the modules or academic qualifications completed) subject to meeting CPD requirements