Occupational First Aid Level 5 (5N1207) No Longer Meeting HSA Requirement

From 1 September 2017, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) will no longer recognise the QQI component (award code 5N1207) as meeting the requirements for occupational first aid in all workplaces. This change has arisen from the HSA’s decision to … Continue reading

Further Education and PLC Options

Further Education provides a viable alternative to third level, in terms of courses on offer, internationally recognisable qualifications and employment prospects. This sector comprises of education and training which occurs after second-level schooling but which is not part of the third level, … Continue reading

What is YouthReach

If you have left school without any formal qualifications, the Youthreach programme can provide you with opportunities for basic education, personal development, vocational training and work experience. The programme is generally full-time, although part-time courses can be arranged. You can … Continue reading

ISO Certification and Standards

ISO, the International Organisation for Standardisation, is an independent, non-governmental organisation, with 162 member countries. It is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations. Over twenty thousand standards have … Continue reading