courses in Ireland

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

emotional intelligence - eqEmotional Intelligence – Your EQ

The customary formula for high grades and success is school plus hard work. This was and is seen as the winning principle that we continue to replicate in our school and college system. However, in a world where everybody adheres … 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

postgraduate courses in IrelandPostgraduate Study Options

A postgraduate course is a qualification after a degree, such as a higher diploma or a masters. The Postgraduate Applications Centre (www.pac.ie) website allows students to make applications for postgraduate programmes at higher level education institutions across Ireland. The website … 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

europassEuropass

Europass is an EU initiative to help people make their skills, and qualifications clearly understood throughout Europe. Europass brings together documents that have been developed at European level to facilitate the movement of both learners and workers throughout Europe. These … Continue reading

adapting to college life, a guide for studentsAdapting to College Life

In life and living, there is no avoiding change, and one of the biggest changes in a young person’s life is the transition made from secondary school to third level. It can be both exciting and overwhelming all at once. … Continue reading

choosing a collegeChoosing a CAO College

With 7 universities, 14 Institutes of Technology, 5 Colleges of Education and various Independent Colleges to choose from; the CAO list of colleges can be overwhelming when you are trying to make a decision. Let’s have a look at some … Continue reading

erasmusErasmus Plus Programme

The Erasmus Programme, set up in 1987 by the European Union, is the most successful student exchange programme in the world and operates in 37 countries. Another Erasmus Programme was established in 2007 and ran until the end of this … Continue reading

Third level study in EuropeThird Level Study in Europe

With the high points required by Ireland’s CAO system, many students have chosen to pursue third level education in Europe. It is a trend that has grown in the past decade and for some of those students who have may … Continue reading

springboard coursesChoosing a Springboard Course

Ruairí Quinn, the Minister for Education and Skills, and Ciarán Cannon T.D., have recently announced that 6,100 new free higher education places are to be made available, through Springboard, to jobseekers in Ireland. Springboard provides places for jobseekers on a … Continue reading

computers used for leaving certShould Leaving Cert Students Have More Access to Technology?

The Minister for State Training and Skills, Ciaran Cannon, has said that Leaving Certificate students should be given the option to use a computer when sitting their exams. Mr. Cannon said that there is no flexibility in the current system, … Continue reading

popular plc coursesPopular PLC Courses

Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses are full-time programmes available to students who have completed their Leaving Certificate as well as adults returning to full-time education. PLCs are typically run in vocational schools or in voluntary community, comprehensive and secondary schools. … Continue reading

qualifications can cross boundariesCross Border Education Options

Thinking of studying in the UK? While qualifications are different in every country, there are still some clear stages that people progress through in education, training and work that are common internationally. Primary education, followed by secondary education and then … Continue reading

skills trainingAlternatives to Solas (Previously FAS) for skills training

If a career in hospitality, food, tourism, forestry, farming, crafts or fishing is what you are seeking, then it could be time to think beyond Solas (previously FAS) and discover the various other government funded agencies that are out there. … Continue reading