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Education NewsStudents Urged to Consider ICT Options
Education News
The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has advised students to consider a career in technology. Vacancies in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector have increased by 89% since the start of 2011. Commenting in June in relation to CAO choices, the Minister said: “There are currently over 6,000 job vacancies in the ICT sector alone and salaries have gone up by 15% since 2011.

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Featured Educator Institute of Public Administration
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The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) is the Irish public sector management development agency. Founded in 1957 by a group of public servants, its aim is to promote the study, and improve the standard, of public administration; to develop a sense of vocation in public servants and to foster understanding between the public and public servants.

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Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Nationwide Locations

For personal Development or for those who want to prepare for professional qualification. Taught and Designed to Level 6 on the NFQ. This course is accessible to all and is a great way to develop an understanding and appreciation of counselling. Students will be introduced to a basic knowledge of counselling, key skills and selected approaches to the process.

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Galileo Certification

Galileo Certification, Distance Learning

The International Career Institute (ICI) partnered with Galileo developers to directly deliver Galileo Certification to individuals wanting a niche in the exciting industry of travel and tourism, particularly those who want to join travel agencies in any part of the world. Get access to Galileo eLearning training whenever you want it, wherever you are.

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Category Focus Childcare
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The demand for high quality childcare continues to increase in Ireland and graduates in this sector are entering a flexible career with a wide range of placements to choose from. A level 5 Fetac award in Childcare could facilitate employment in creches, nurseries, playgroups and similar. For more details about Childcare courses view our Childcare Courses Category on Findacourse.ie or view our Childcare Articles Page at the following link – Childcare Articles
Featured Article Taking a Gap Year
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A Gap year before embarking on third level can be that necessary bridge to enlightenment and maturity for young adults before hitting college life. It can also be used if CAO choices did not work out as planned and the student wishes to choose an alternative CAO course for the following year. A Gap year does not have to be a ‘doss year’; with the right plan in place, it could one day be the talking point to get you that much sought after position or sometimes it reveals to ‘gappers’ a career that is for them as opposed to their subsequent ill-thought out one.

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Open days can be a great way of evaluating a college and getting a flavour of what you can expect in term of facilities, location and class tutors. See a selection of upcoming open days and open evenings on Findacourse.ie

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