Post Leaving Certificate courses are increasingly important for obtaining employment in these uncertain times. They are vital for school leavers and adult learners who need… PLC Sector Hit Hard by Budget 2013

iadt evening courses

The Institute of Art, Design and technology in Dun Laoghaire are offering a range of courses to adults and part time learners. Many of these… IADT Evening Courses

education news

THE SOCIAL MEDIA colossus Facebook, has decided to work directly with Irish schools in order to help combat cyberbullying. The deall was made at a… Education Overview June 16th

drama and computer studies

Whoever would have thought that there would be any similarity between students of drama and computer science? Most of us would think that the two… Drama and Computer Students Come Top

springboard courses

Another 6,000 free part-time higher education places are being made available to provide re-training opportunities for jobseekers. The third Springboard allocation was announced on 21st… 6000 New Springboard Places

free online courses

Trinity College Dublin and many other top universities around the world are teaming up to offer free online courses. It is part of a growing… Colleges Offer Free Online Courses


Earlier this year, Minister for Education, Ruairi Quinn, published a new bill stating that SOLAS, An tSeirbhís Oideachais Leanúnaigh agus Scileanna, will be the new… Solas to Replace FAS

study in the usa

Ireland remains a popular study destination for United States students; in fact, it is now ranked as the ninth most popular destination for those who… Studying Stateside

student grant

Students could be facing a double hit in the upcoming budget in October as the minister for education, Ruairí Quinn, may be cutting student grants… Student Grant May Be Cut

New Education Information Guide helps adults to get on course Significant reforms in the further education and training sector should not affect adults accessing education… Education Guide

further education cuts

On Tuesday September 17th, the first education congress meeting was held in 80 years. The newly formed Education and Training Boards (ETBs) met to discuss… Further Education Faces Further Cuts


According to the minister of state for Research, Séan Sherlock, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education from primary school through to third level is… STEM Education Key to Job Opportunities

solas courses

The Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn has announced that he is appointing Pat Delaney as the chairperson of SOLAS; the new state authority for further… Solas Switches On

apprenticeships Ireland

Apprenticeships are a popular method of training for crafts people in Ireland. Aimed at developing the skills needed to meet the requirements of the labour… Apprenticeship Scheme Review

courses for unemployed

A recent report by the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, showed that there has been an alarming rise in youth unemployment in… NEET Levels on the Rise

research positions

The Minister for State for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock T.D., has announced that the Irish Research Council will make research awards totaling some €16.8… 253 Research Positions Announced

hea report, college ratings

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) has put together a comprehensive set of profiles of each of Ireland’s colleges, universities and institutes which includes information such… HEA Report on Higher Education Institutes

technological universities

New legislation has recently been announced that will allow institutes of technology to apply for university status. Education Minister, Ruairi Quinn, said that the prospect… New Universities on the Horizon

new awards policy

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) have recently published a revised policy on delegation of authority to Institutes of Technology (ITs). The policy will establish the… New Awards Policy for IT’s

college progression and drop-out rates

A recent study by the Higher Education Authority on college progression rates has found that 84% of full-time first year undergraduate new entrants in 2010/11… College Progression Rates Study

colaiste ide plc courses

Coláiste Íde in Finglas, Dublin 11 is a further education college which offers a range of course options for post leaving certificate students and adult… Colaiste Ide, Late Vacancies

christmas exams

The Christmas season is a busy time of year when thoughts turn to celebrations, shopping, travel arrangements, friends to catch up with and family to… The Bane of Christmas Exams

computers for leaving cert

These days knowledge of computers is essential for many second level pupils making the transition to third level education. To date, there has not been… Computer Studies for Leaving Cert

college rag week

The annual tradition of student RAG week has once again caused havoc in cities around Ireland with numerous arrests for anti-social behaviour and drunkenness. Overworked… RAG Week and Student Safety Concerns

leaving cert changes

Students sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2017 will be graded under a new system that will reduce the traditional fourteen ‘ABC’ grades to eight. This… New Leaving Cert Grading System

applying for student grant

The student grant is the most common form of financial support for students going to college. There are two parts to the grant; a maintenance… Student Grant Application

english language school closures

With the closure of Allied Irish College in Cork, it became the fifth English language school to cease trading in six weeks. The college had… English Language School Closures

new apprenticeships Ireland

The apprenticeship system in Ireland has been long due an overhaul and this has been announced recently by Education Minister, Jan O’Sullivan. 25 new apprenticeship… New Apprenticeship Options

apprenticeships in Ireland

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… Apprenticeship Opportunities

Christmas revision courses

‘Tis the season for more study! For Leaving Cert & college students the holiday season can be a double edged sword. While looking forward to… Christmas Revision Courses

esb apprenticeships

ESB Networks Ltd carries out the construction, maintenance and operation of the distribution and transmission electricity network in the country. This includes sub stations and… ESB Apprenticeships

sligo college

A new educational partnership, which aims to enhance the third level opportunities for Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) course students in the North West region has… Sligo IT in New Pathways Collaboration

IADT, cao

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin are hosting an engineering ‘taster’ event, primarily for transition year students who may… Engineering Your Future Event at IADT

iadt evening courses

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) are now taking bookings for their short term summer courses. These courses will be of benefit to… IADT Summer Courses 2015

National Employer Survey

The National Employer Survey, a report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Solas, and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has been published in recent… National Employer Survey Report Published