Fast Track Series

The Engineers Ireland Fast Track Series is a CPD Certificate in Professional Skills, accredited by TU Dublin.

Participants will gain insights from industry experts and professional tutors on the challenges of  projects and processes in a demanding and fast-paced environment. They will also gain practical know-how regarding the standards and approaches required to optimise workplace contributions. They will recieve training in team building, project management, stress and conflict management, commercial awareness and resource efficiency.

Successful completion of the programme will assist participants in accelerating their professional development and their career prospects.


Fast Track Series
CPD Certificate in Professional Skills
This part-time programme has been designed to allow hi-potential, technical staff with apprentice and craftsperson skills to develop a range of non-technical skills that are vital for career advancement

About the Fast Track Series


CPD Certificate in Professional Skills (NFQ Level 6, 5 ECTS)


5 months (part-time) – approximately one weekday (9am-5pm) per month


•    Managing Yourself

•    Planning & Prioritising

•    Communicating Effectively

•    Introduction to Project Management

•    Commercial Awareness




Phil Kildea, Managing Yourself Trainer

“It all starts with managing yourself, first things first, if you know how to learn new things efficiently, manage your stress and negotiate effectively you are on the right track to professionally managing self and others.

Day one is full of practical, common sense takeaways that can be used to great benefit in your professional and personal life.

 It’s fast paced, interactive, taking time to find out what you personally want to get from the programme while getting to know the other programme participants. You will get to work in teams in breakout rooms, and share your thoughts and experience with all those present."


Scott Kitson, Assistant Construction Manager, Mercury Engineering

“I really enjoyed the Fast Track Series programme. I have taken a great deal from each of the courses from learning how to build a presentation to managing my time more efficiently on a daily basis. I have brought this knowledge into the workplace and at a personal level with great benefits.”

Bronagh Matthews, HR Learning

"Since the launch of the programme in 2014, Mercury Engineering have supported over 100 of its trade supervisory staff through the Fast Track Series programme. The feedback from the participants has always been positive and the learnings from the course are clearly demonstrated upon their return to site. This programme has become a cornerstone in Mercury’s Learning & Development calendar and is vital to us in the upskilling and development of our staff."

Páraic Devlin, E&I Supervisor Suir Engineering

“Each of the five modules within the Fast Track Series have had an impact into how I carry out my daily tasks. The course highlights how small changes can have a positive influence, particularly in the mornings when time is in short supply. The course contains helpful insights which greatly improve my contribution to a project’s success and enable me to pass on these skills to others within the company.”

Get in touch
If you have questions about our Fast Track Series, call us on 01 665 1305 or send us an email.