courses in Ireland

microdoft mta trainingBenefits of Microsoft MTA Certification

For those who are considering entering into an IT career and need to learn the basics; gaining MTA certification can be highly beneficial. According to Microsoft, 86% of managers state that IT certifications are important when they are considering candidates … Continue reading

nfq progressionNational Framework of Qualifications NFQ

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 … Continue reading

civil service training optionsTraining for the Civil Service

In 2014, Pascal Donohoe, then Minister for 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 … Continue reading

oracle coursesOracle Certification

Oracle has been leading the development of database software for over thirty years and has changed the face of business computing. Oracle certifications are highly regarded for their standards of excellence and expertise within the IT industry and at a … Continue reading

montessori Childcare CoursesMontessori Childcare Courses

The Montessori childcare method applies an educational approach to children based on the research and experiences of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori (1870–1952). It arose essentially from Dr. Montessori’s discovery of what she referred to as “the child’s true … Continue reading

books versus computer screens for learningPaper Versus Computer Screens

Computers and the internet play a huge part in learning nowadays. Online courses, online lecture notes for students and research material for essays are just some of the reasons behind the rise of computers in education. But is our increased … Continue reading

Higher Education Links SchemeHigher Education Links Scheme

In 2013, FETAC (now QQI) introduced a wide range of major awards with new features, many of which provide links to higher education through the CAO. These awards are part of a national awards system for further education and training … Continue reading

exam stressDealing with Exam Stress

Everyone gets stressed around exam time but it’s important not to let it get out of hand. A small amount of stress can be helpful in terms of motivating us to study but too much stress can stop us from … Continue reading

tutor teaching a classBook Store: Workplace Tutor

The Workplace Tutor is designed for anyone who is responsible for the delivery of training in the modern workplace. The workplace could be a commercial business, a government agency or a community organisation. The Tutor could be someone who is … Continue reading

Converting college coursesConverting College Courses

Have you ever wanted to convert your degree into something else? Have you ever wanted to specialise in a specific area of interest? Do you want to equip yourself with the necessary skills and qualifications that are currently in short … Continue reading

gap yearTaking a Gap Year

A gap year is a deferred year of study, usually taken between second and third levels of education. However it can also be taken during a college course for reasons such as lack of funding, accommodation issues or other reasons. … Continue reading

National Framework of Qualification - NFQStepping onto The National Framework of Qualifications

If you are a student progressing onto third level or perhaps you are a mature learner who is thinking of returning to learning to either up-skill or take your training to the next stage; the National Framework of Qualifications is … Continue reading

courses suited to e-learningCourses Suited to E-Learning

Education via the internet provides exciting opportunities for both educators and learners. The internet and World Wide Web have made the computer a dynamic and credible force in distance education, providing a new and interactive means of overcoming time and … Continue reading

evening courses in AutumnAutumn Options for Part Time Learners

Autumn is largely associated with the return to school. Many of us remember the apprehension of giving up our freedom enjoyed during Summer holidays to return to school corridors and routines. If your school days are behind you, it might be time to replace those experiences with … Continue reading

cao offers and acceptance processCAO Offers And Acceptance Process – Video Guide

The Central Applications Office (CAO) have a helpful online video tutorial aimed at students who will receive CAO offers this August. The 4 minute video can be seen below and also on the student resources section of the CAO website. … Continue reading