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Education NewsCollege Progression Rates Study
Education News
A recent study by the Higher Education Authority has found that 84% of full-time first year undergraduate new entrants in 2010/11 in Irish higher education institutions progressed to the following academic year 2011/12. This compares to 85% in a similar study of 2007/8 entrants. The rates of non-progression are broadly similar in both studies, even though this new piece of work looks at students who entered college as the recession began to seriously impact.
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Featured Educator Institute of Art, Design and Technology
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IADT is unique in Ireland. It is one of the 13 Institutes of Technology, but the only Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology specialises in creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation in the digital age set in an educational environment that values the whole student experience.
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Featured Courses
NEFPC Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Instructor Certificate

NEFPC Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Instructor Certificate , Nationwide locations
The NEFPC provide tools and strategies to get on the fast track to success as a Fitness instructor and Personal Trainer. The team of tutors are highly successful trainers in their chosen fields and are there to give more than just content from a manual. Participants will learn tried and tested advanced training techniques used by Ireland’s strongest Personal Trainers and Group instructors.
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Certificate (and Diploma) in Project Management

Certificate (and Diploma) in Project Management , Dublin
The Certificate in Project Management has given hundreds of project managers and project team members the core knowledge and skills required to deliver projects successfully. This programme covers best practice in project initiation, project planning and managing people in a project setting. Students will learn from experienced tutors, and from each other, how to manage their projects effectively and to meet the expectations of their stakeholders.

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Category Focus Languages
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From Arabic to Vietnamese, our languages category page offers a wide range of courses from languages for beginners to more advanced course options for improvers.Check out our Languages Course Listings for more information and our Languages Articles for language learning tips and information.

Featured Article Higher Education Links Scheme
Featured Article
In 2013, FETAC introduced a wide range of major awards with new features, many of which provide links to higher education through the CAO. The new awards are part of a national awards system for further education and training known as the Common Awards System (CAS). These new awards use all the features of the NFQ.
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College Open Days
Open days can be a great way of evaluating a college and getting a flavour of what you can expect in term of facilities, location and class tutors. See a selection of upcoming open days and open evenings on
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