courses in Ireland

courses as christmas giftsGiving the Gift of Learning

Some people dread the ‘C’ word but no matter where you hide or how hard you resist; Christmas is fast approaching. Many of us are left wondering: what do you buy somebody who just about has everything and lets face … 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

cpd courses at NUI GalwayCPD with NUI Galway

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway offers a wide range Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. These courses are modules that are taken on a separate, standalone basis. Many of these courses are commencing in January … Continue reading

language coursesBenefits of Learning a Language

Reports in recent years have shown that there is a shortage of language skills in Ireland and that this could be holding Ireland back in terms of competing internationally. Ireland and Scotland are the only 2 countries in the European … Continue reading

taster daysTaster Days – What Are The Benefits?

It can be very beneficial to gain some experience either working or studying in a field related to a chosen career path or course of study. This has been made easier with the growth in popularity of ‘Taster Days’. What is a … Continue reading

education budget 2017Education Budget Includes 2,400 New Teaching Posts for 2017

Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has announced that over 2,400 extra teachers are to be hired in 2017. Work is to commence immediately on a new multi-annual funding model for higher and further education, to build on the … Continue reading

skills shortages reportSkills Shortages Highlighted in Latest Skills Bulletin Report

The National Skills Bulletin 2016 is the latest in an annual series of reports, produced by the Skills and Labour Market Research Unit (SLMRU) in SOLAS. The Bulletin provides an overview of the Irish labour market at occupational level. The objective of … 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

QQI nad Hong Kong Education Bureau sign MOUQQI and Hong Kong Education Bureau Co-Operation

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)for cooperation in the area of qualifications frameworks. The two agencies are responsible for quality assurance … Continue reading

time to move conference, study options in EuropeTime To Move Conference Explores Study Opportunities in Europe

Eurodesk Ireland and Léargas are inviting youth workers, guidance counsellors, career professionals and everyone working with young people to join them at the “Time To Move” event on 11 October 2016 in Dublin Castle. This is a one-day national event, celebrating … 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

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

online tefl course NUI GalwayPart Time TEFL Course with NUI Galway, October 2016

The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development is offering a one year part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). This course is suitable for: Individuals who hold a degree and who would like to teach … Continue reading

beauty courses dublinBronwyn Conroy Scholarship Programme

The Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School has been at the forefront of beauty therapy training in Ireland for over 40 years and is renowned for the quality and professionalism of its students. The high esteem in which the Bronwyn Conroy Beauty School … Continue reading

student accommodationTax Free Incentive For Renting to Students

Irish homeowners who rent a spare room to students can earn up to €12,000 tax free. Under Irish law, homeowner’s don’t have to pay tax on rental income from digs unless passing the cap of €12,000 in any tax year. The incentive has the … Continue reading