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Education NewsTraining for the Civil Service
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Recently, Pascal Donohoe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, encouraged graduates to consider a career in the EU civil service as he launched the EU annual graduate recruitment competition. The minister described a civil service career in the EU as an exciting and challenging opportunity and encouraged graduates to apply, stating that Irish candidates are highly sought after.

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Featured Educator Irish Payroll Association
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For over a decade the Irish Payroll Association (IPASS) has been the leading provider of nationwide training and education on Payroll, VAT and a wide range of taxes. Established in 2000 it provides nationally recognised professional qualifications in Payroll and VAT which are accredited by the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, HETAC Level 6.

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Introduction to Hairdressing level 5

Introduction to Hairdressing level 5, Mayo

Course outline: hairdressing theory and practice, hairdressing science, safety and health at work, communications, customer service, work experience, desk top publishing. This course is designed for learners who wish to pursue careers in Hairdressing and Cosmetics. It has both practical and theoretical elements.

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Electronics Equipment Repair 1 - City and Guilds

Electronics Equipment Repair 1 – City and Guilds , Dublin City

This course enables participants to build, test and fault-find analogue electronic circuits at introductory level. Knowledge of the operation of a wide range of electronic components and circuits and their applications in modern electronic based equipment such as amplifiers, Hi-Fi systems, stereos, control systems, etc.

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Category Focus Languages
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From Arabic to Vietnamese, this category offers a wide range of course options ranging from languages for beginners on to more advanced courses for intermediate and advanced learners. Check out our Languages Category for more information. Visit our Languages Articles page for some language learning tips and information on specific languages.
Featured Article Climbing the Ladder, NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications
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The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a ten level system that provides a way to compare qualifications and ensure that they are recognised nationally and abroad. Each of the ten levels are used to describe the Irish qualifications system and each level is based on national standards of skill, knowledge and ability ie. what a person is able to understand and do after completing a process of learning, with the higher numbers indicating a higher level of education.

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