courses in Ireland

nfq progressionNational Framework of Qualifications NFQ

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a ten level system that provides a way to compare qualifications and ensure that they are recognised nationally and abroad. Each of the ten levels are used to describe the Irish qualifications system … 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

oracle coursesOracle Certification

Oracle has been leading the development of database software for over thirty years and has changed the face of business computing. Oracle certifications are highly regarded for their standards of excellence and expertise within the IT industry and at a … Continue reading

Nursing courses in IrelandNursing – The Routes and Requirements

There are a number of different nursing routes available when becoming a registered nurse. These are: Children’s and General Nursing (Integrated), General Nursing, Intellectual Disability Nursing, Midwifery, and Psychiatric Nursing. An Bord Altranais (the Nursing Board) is the statutory regulatory … Continue reading

networking coursesComputer Networking Courses

The number and range of opportunities for skilled graduates which exist in the Computing/IT sector in Ireland has been well documented. Employers in this sector are continually highlighting the difficulties they face in filling certain vacancies. Currently, in Ireland, opportunities … Continue reading

montessori Childcare CoursesMontessori Childcare Courses

The Montessori childcare method applies an educational approach to children based on the research and experiences of Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori (1870–1952). It arose essentially from Dr. Montessori’s discovery of what she referred to as “the child’s true … 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

plc coursesPLC Courses as a Route to Third Level

There was a time, not too long ago, when your Leaving Certificate grades and the points that they translated into determined whether you would become a third level student, go directly into employment or head for distant shores. Thanks to … Continue reading

accounting and payroll trainingAccounting Courses

Whether you want to balance your own books or launch an international fraud investigation, accountancy is among the most practical skills for everyday life and can also be an important and rewarding career. Generally, accounting is the process in which … Continue reading

java programming coursesGetting into Java

Many of us associate the word ‘Java’ with coffee and coffee houses. However, if one was to scan through any number of job sites – Java is a frequently occurring word in the list of job vacancies. So what is … Continue reading

cao 2017CAO Timetable 2017

With the CAO deadline on February 1st as the closing date for applications, now might be a good time to review the other important dates on the CAO calender for 2017. The table below outlines the timeframe for amending course … Continue reading

vtos coursesWhat is VTOS?

If you are over 21 years of age, unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). The VTOS scheme provides a wide range … Continue reading

online degrees irelandOnline Degree Courses

Distance learning has become increasingly popular in recent years, however, the idea of distance learning is not all that new; there have been distance education programmes available in Ireland for over 25 years. These courses were print-based at the beginning, … 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

how to apply for plc courseFurther Education, The PLC Application Process

Further Education can be described as education and training which occurs after second level schooling but which is not part of the third level system. Further education providers offer a wide variety of QQI level 5 and level 6 courses often known … Continue reading