tips for switching careerLooking for a career Change? 5 Tips for Securing a New Job You Love

September has always been a popular time for people to rethink their career. What with the kids going back to school and the summer holidays winding down, it gives you the time out you need to think about your career. … Continue reading

emotional intelligence - eqEmotional Intelligence – Your EQ

The customary formula for academic success is high attendance rates and hard work. This was and is seen as the winning principle which is advocated in our education system. However, in a world where everybody adheres to this path to … Continue reading

National Framework of Qualification - NFQLevels of Education in Ireland – NFQ

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

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

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

springboard coursesChoosing a Springboard Course

Springboard provides places for jobseekers on a range of part-time courses that lead to awards at certificate, degree and postgraduate level. Most courses last one year or less. The courses are generally free to jobseekers and specifically target areas where … Continue reading

choosing a collegeChoosing a CAO College

With 7 universities, 14 Institutes of Technology, 5 Colleges of Education and various Independent Colleges to choose from; the CAO list of colleges can be overwhelming when you are trying to make a decision. Let’s have a look at some … Continue reading

civil service training optionsTraining for the Civil Service

In 2014, Pascal Donohoe, then Minister for Foreign Affairs, encouraged graduates to consider a career in the EU civil service as he launched the EU annual graduate recruitment competition. The minister described a civil service career in the EU as … Continue reading

books versus computer screens for learningPaper Versus Computer Screens

Computers and the internet play a huge part in learning nowadays. Online courses, online lecture notes for students and research material for essays are just some of the reasons behind the rise of computers in education. But is our increased … Continue reading

part time coursesPart Time Courses

There are numerous options out there in terms of part-time education. Universities, Institutes of Technology, ETB’s, private college’s and various organisations throughout the country all run part time courses in some shape or form. The first thing to do is to … Continue reading

computers used for leaving certShould Leaving Cert Students Have More Access to Technology?

The Minister for State Training and Skills, Ciaran Cannon, has said that Leaving Certificate students should be given the option to use a computer when sitting their exams. Mr. Cannon said that there is no flexibility in the current system, … Continue reading

qualifications can cross boundariesCross Border Education Options

Thinking of studying in the UK? While qualifications are different in every country, there are still some clear stages that people progress through in education, training and work that are common internationally. Primary education, followed by secondary education and then … Continue reading

skills trainingAlternatives to Solas for skills training

If a career in hospitality, food, tourism, forestry, farming, crafts or fishing is what you are seeking, then it could be time to think beyond Solas (previously FAS) and discover the various other government funded agencies that are out there. … Continue reading

student exchange 2014IAESTE 2014 Traineeships

IAESTE, The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience, is an organisation that provides training abroad for students doing technical degrees such as Engineering, Architecture, applied arts or Science. The training is paid work, relevant to the … Continue reading