courses in Ireland

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

apprenticeships in IrelandApprenticeship Opportunities

The apprenticeship sector is currently undergoing a much needed overhaul, resulting in the establishment of the Apprenticeship Council and many new apprenticeship fields (More details of new apprenticeship fields at this link). The Construction Industry Federation have also recently launched a new … Continue reading

Springboard Plus Offers 5,855 Free Places on 181 Courses

Springboard+ 2016 is the latest offering of free part-time and full-time higher education places to provide reskilling and upskilling opportunities for up to 5,825 jobseekers. Springboard is designed to encourage a response by educational institutions to meet the emerging skill … Continue reading

CMI Forensic Course Receives Endorsement

The popular Advanced Diploma in CSI and Forensic Science offered by CMI College was recently reviewed by Mr Brian Rankin, Chair of Standards at the Chartered Forensic Science Society (UK). Attending the audit was Mr John O’Toole CEO of CMI, Julia … Continue reading

cao choices 2014Students Urged to Consider ICT Course Options As CAO Deadline Approaches

In advance of the CAO change of mind deadline on 1st July, the Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Training and Skills, John Halligan TD, encouraged students to consider a career in ICT. Commenting … Continue reading