courses in Ireland

childcare courses and training options in IrelandA Career in Childcare

The demand for high quality childcare continues to increase in Ireland and as a graduate in this sector – you are entering a flexible career with a wide range of placements to choose from. A level 5 QQI award in Childcare … Continue reading

access or foundation courses for mature studentsUniversity Access Courses

Access Courses are specially designed courses which help adult learners prepare for university. Sometimes called Return to Learning, or Foundation courses, University Access Courses equip mature students with the skills and confidence required to take the next step to selected … Continue reading

pre nursing courses in IrelandPre Nursing Courses

Pre-nursing programmes are designed to give a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Health Care and Nursing Care for those who intend entering the nursing, paramedical or community care service. Pre-nursing courses have a number of different aims. … Continue reading

Higher Education Links SchemeHigher Education Links Scheme

In 2013, FETAC (now QQI) introduced a wide range of major awards with new features, many of which provide links to higher education through the CAO. These awards are part of a national awards system for further education and training … Continue reading

business trainingBusiness Courses

The business studies field can be a bit of a maze, with a huge selection of courses to choose from. The choices can range from business startup on to business administration or if choosing specialist topics these can vary from … Continue reading

erasmus plusErasmus Plus Programme

The Erasmus Programme, set up in 1987 by the European Union, is the most successful student exchange programme in the world and operates in 37 countries. Another Erasmus Programme was established in 2007 and ran until the end of 2013. … Continue reading

Types of Distance Learning and Online Education

Distance learning as we know it today has significantly developed from the foundations of correspondence learning; In the past students would receive course materials including textbooks and other course materials through the mail. These course materials and textbooks allowed for … Continue reading

second round offersCAO Second Round Offers and Other Options

For many students, a college place will await them after the first round of offers from the CAO. For others there may be some disappointment, perhaps the course offered on the first round is cause for uncertainty or downright refusal. … Continue reading

cao vacant placesCAO Vacant Places

CAO Vacant places (also called Available Places) is a facility which enables students to apply for CAO places on courses that are not yet filled. After round one offers have been made a continuously updated list of courses with available … Continue reading

cpd coursesCPD Courses

CPD or, Continuous Professional Development, refers to lifelong learning or continuing education. It is the means by which people advance their skills and knowledge related to their professions. In today’s competitive and rapidly changing world, taking part in a CPD … Continue reading

sales training coursesSales Training Courses

Do you have the ‘gift of the gab’? Perhaps you are the persuasive sort that can convince your friends that trekking through the Antarctic would be great fun. If so then a career in sales could be for you. Being … Continue reading

cao offers and acceptance processCAO Offers And Acceptance Process – Video Guide

The Central Applications Office (CAO) have a helpful online video tutorial aimed at students who will receive CAO offers this August. The 4 minute video can be seen below and also on the student resources section of the CAO website. … Continue reading

alternatives to the CAOAlternatives to the CAO

The CAO is the dominant method of gaining entry to college in Ireland and it is based on a points system (Click here to view online points calculator). Each CAO course is assigned a number of points as the entry … Continue reading

ecdl courses in IrelandECDL Courses

The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is run as a selection of qualifications, with the aim of empowering individuals and companies by teaching essential skills in modern computer technology. The courses are designed to account for anybody and everybody, from … Continue reading

child psychologyChild Psychology Courses

There are many branches of psychology to specialise in; child psychology is one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. Child Psychology focuses on the mind and behaviour of children from prenatal development through to adolescence. This area of psychology … Continue reading

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