IADT June Open Evening

IADT, change of mind 2015IADT is hosting an undergraduate open evening on Wednesday, 24th June 2015 from 4pm to 6pm.

This Open Evening is aimed at any prospective students thinking of going to college in September who have applied to the CAO. Visitors to the Open Evening can talk to lecturers about interests and the possibilities available at IADT.

5th year students are also welcome to visit the college in order to start exploring their options at IADT.

A series of talks will take place on the day:

Time            Talk

4.30pm        Faculty of Enterprise and Humanities Talk
(Entrepreneurship; Arts Management; English, Media & Cultural Studies)

4.30pm        Applied Psychology Talk

4.50pm        Creative Media Technologies Talk

5.00pm        Departments of Design and Visual Arts & Film and Media (including
Portfolio Requirements) Talk

5.10pm        Creative Computing Talk

For more information view the following link http://www.iadt.ie/en/ProspectiveStudents/OpenDays/ or email openday@iadt.ie

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Counselling and Psychotherapy Taster Days

counselling open daysFor anyone that may be interested in pursuing a career as a counsellor or psychotherapist, PCI College are running a number of ‘Taster Days’. These are geared towards providing answers and information about studying counselling and psychotherapy with a view towards a career in this area. The events introduce participants to the three main areas of counselling and psychotherapy. These are Personal Development, Counselling Skills, Theories and Approaches to Counselling. The events also provide information on the courses and college environment at PCI College.

Venues and Dates

  • Cork – 13th June
  • Limerick – 13th June
  • Athlone – 13th june
  • Kilkenny – 27th june

The events start at 9.15am and run until 1.15pm. The day will include presentations by college lecturers. These will include some explorations into the various therapies and counselling skills taught at the college. There will be an informal questions and answers session on completion. These Taster Days are free of charge.

So if you may be interested in finding out more about psychology and psychotherapy then why not contact the college today and register for free.

Click Here for More Information about PCI College and Courses

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Education NewsNational Employer Survey 2015
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The National Employer Survey, a report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Solas, and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has been published in recent weeks. Some of the reports more interesting facts and findings regarding graduate employment are outlined below.

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eBusiness QQI Certified

eBusiness QQI Certified, Nationwide

This is a highly practical distance learning course designed to equip learners with skills in: (1) developing eBusiness Strategy, (2) creating an online business, and (3) running an online business. It is highly suited for those who are currently working in online businesses and organisations with an online presence. The course is particularly relevant for those who currently work in digital marketing or website development

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Child Psychology Diploma

Child Psychology Diploma, Dublin City

The Diploma in Child Psychology is a 10 week programme. Students attend class one evening per week from 6.30pm-9.30pm in our Dublin City Centre classrooms off Dame Street, Dublin 2.Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive a Diploma in Child Psychology from CMI and a FETAC Level 6 Component Award in Child Psychology.

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Category Focus Medical and Healthcare
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There is a wide array of training options in the medical and healthcare category. From medical secretarial and administration programmes to nursing training to counselling and psychotherapy courses, view our medical and healthcare category page for a huge variety of education options. Or view our medical and healthcare articles for information and features on this category.
Featured Article Online degree Courses
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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, however, today it is easy to enrol in an online course, with the selection of subjects, colleges and courses, including degrees, greater than ever.

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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 Findacourse.ie

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Summer Reading Programmes

summer reading programmeSummer reading programmes are a great way to encourage children to read over the summer months. Such programmes not only give children something to do during those not so sunny Irish holidays but also improve literacy skills and expand the imagination in those curious little minds.

One such programme is the Summer Reading Buzz run by Dublin City Public Libraries and the libraries of South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council, Kildare County Council and Longford Local Authority.Children aged between 7 and 12 can sign up for a Buzz membership card in their local library. This membership card is stamped with a bee stamp each time the child reads a library book and completed cards, containing 10 stamps, will be entered in library prize draws for lots of exciting prizes. Dublin City Public Libraries Summer Events Programme for children will also run throughout July and August and will have a special emphasis on books, reading and stories to complement the Summer Reading Buzz.

Other such programmes include the Summer Reading Challenge in County Wexford. Their programme works as follows;
1. Each child signs up at their local library
2. Children borrow and read at least 6 library books of their own choice during the Summer, collecting rewards along the way
3. Library staff provide guidance, activities and fun
4. Children receive a certificate and medal on completion
More information at http://www.wexford.ie/wex/departments/Library/WhatsOn/

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Previous education minister, Ruairi Quinn has said of such programmes: “Libraries are a hugely important resource in supporting children’s literacy. While libraries are an excellent resource for all families, they can be of particular assistance to families who find it difficult to meet the cost of providing a rich range of books and educational resources in the home”.

The Literacy and Numeracy Strategy acknowledges the importance of libraries and working with libraries to improve literacy.  Summer Reading Programmes are an example of this kind of co-operation.  It’s a simple, fun and free way of encouraging children to read during the summer break.

Last year thousands of children joined Summer Reading Programmes and were inspired to read during the long summer break when their reading skills can decline without the regular reading activity at school.

Reading is a simple, fun activity that can fitted in around family holidays, camps etc. Parents can seek advice from library staff about the types of books that are available for borrowing, especially for emergent and ‘going solo’ readers.

The Summer Reading Programme also gives families an opportunity to see what other events and facilities are available in their local library, such as Internet access, story time, book clubs and many other events.

So if you have young children, why not contact your local library and find out if they are running a Summer Reading Programme which could entertain and educate during the Summer break.

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National Employer Survey Report Published

National Employer SurveyThe National Employer Survey, a report commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), Solas, and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) has been published in recent weeks. Some of the reports more interesting facts and findings regarding graduate employment are outlined below.

The main reason for not employing new graduates over last two years was due to lack of graduate level vacancies with 81% of employers reporting this. 15% of employers chose the lack of availability of suitable graduates as their reason for not employing. Employers that did employ graduates reported high levels of satisfaction with ‘Computer and technical literacy’, ‘Working effectively with others’ and ‘Numeracy/processing numerical data’. Satisfaction was low with Foreign language capability’, ‘Business acumen/awareness’ and ‘Entrepreneurial skills’.

Approximately four-in-ten of all employers indicated that there were skills not currently available that were required now or in the next three to five years in the Republic of Ireland. This proportion was highest among the mid-sized employer organisations (44%). Approximately 25% of all employers indicated that they had a specific requirement for language proficiency skills in their organisation.

Employer organisations, when asked what could educational institutions do to improve collaboration between education and enterprise came up with the following suggestions; More engagement and interaction, course content mapped more accurately towards skill requirements, more practical experience through placements and internships, more industry open days and career fairs. When asked about improvements from employers side, the findings included; informing career guidance professionals of up to date industry information and improvements in relationships and engagement between industry and education.

The report found that in regard to levels of qualifications sought by employers, The majority of employers of Higher Education graduates recruited graduates with an Honours Degree(72%). The next most frequently occurring level was a Masters Degree, Post-Graduate Diploma (44%) and then a Higher Certificate and Ordinary Bachelors Degree. Employers of Further Education graduates employed mostly from those with FETAC(now QQI) award (57%) with 26% employing qualified apprentices and 15% employing from those with City & Guilds awards.

Most graduate employers were aware of the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications) (61%) and the various levels of qualification within this framework, with highest levels of awareness of this coming from large organisations and foreign organisations.

To view the full National Employer Survey and other surveys published by the HEA, view the following link – http://www.hea.ie/en/publications

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Enrolling for a PLC Course at Dundrum College

Dundrum CollegeEnrolment on a course with CFE Dundrum is by on-line application at http://www.cfedundrum.com/apply-now/

On-line applications are invited from interested students from January onwards until the end of September – subject to availability of places.

It should be noted that courses currently listed on the website may not necessarily be offered for the following year and are always offered subject to certain minimum enrolment numbers.

Interview rounds are held in March, May and August/September and places are offered on the basis of these interviews.

All applications require an individual’s own PPSN in addition to a valid email address and mobile number and it is important to ensure that these details are accurate as every application is acknowledged by way of email and SMS text and every invitation to interview is issued additionally by post

Details of Fees and Exemptions for the 2017/2018 academic session are listed below (http://www.cfedundrum.com/support/fees )

Fees/Exemptions 2017-2018

Description Amount Available Exemptions
On-line Application. Free
Non-refundable Deposit – to accept course offer following interview €40 VTOS students only
Materials/Services €100 VTOS students only
BTEA Students 50% discount
FETAC/QQI Exam Fees: Level 5
Level 6
€50
€80
Medical Card, BTEA, VTOS. (Certain other welfare entitlements are also exempt from this fee.)
PLC Government Levy €200 Medical Card, Student Grant, BTEA, VTOS.

NB: Additional costs may apply on a course by course basis where additional certification or specific resources are required.  Details of these further costs will be outlined at interview.

Non-EU nationals are charged the commercial rate fees set by the Irish Government which are €3,654 for the 2017/2018 academic session.
All Registered Students should complete their enrolment as follows:

  • Payment of Materials/Services Fee of €100 (€50 if discounted) is due in September BEFORE classes commence. All students are required to make this payment.
  • Payment of the PLC Levy (€200) is due by 30th September and the Exam Fees (€50/€80) are due by 31st January.
  • Payments should be made on-line using the Username and Password from your original Acknowledgement Letter

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IADT Summer Courses 2015

iadt evening coursesThe Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) are now taking bookings for their short term summer courses. These courses will be of benefit to any students hoping to prepare a portfolio of art or to try out some creative skills courses before pursuing further study in these areas.

Courses on offer include; Portfolio Preparation, Oils and Acrylics for Beginners, Digital Photography for Beginners, Drawing Skills, Introduction to Portraiture, Advanced Photoshop, Watercolours, Creative Writing and more.

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Most classes will run from 10am to 4pm daily with half hour morning break and an hour for lunch. Canteen will be available, serving hot and cold food and drink.

The courses will be filled on first come basis with bookings made on receipt of payment. 50% discount is available to unemployed (will need letter from dept of Social Affairs).

Any queries can be directed to IADT by using the form on this page or by calling the college on 01 239 4631

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Education NewsDealing With Exam Stress
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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 performing our best. Stress symptoms include sleeplessness, poor appetite, headaches, dizziness, forgetfulness and increased irritability.

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Roslyn College in Sandymount, Dublin 4 is part of the National Learning Network (NLN) and offers a variety of certified training courses for jobseekers and the unemployed. The courses are QQI accredited (formerly FETAC) and are full time, lasting from 12 to 24 months.

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CCTV Installation

CCTV Installation, Dublin City

This FETAC Level 5 Course (5N1771) is designed to give participants a practical knowledge of the operation and installation of CCTV systems at a foundation level. Learning Objectives include: 1. Understand the fundamental elements that make up a CCTV System. ‘2. Set up a Camera, Monitor, Switcher, Quad, Multiplexer, Recording devices.3. Connect up and test system elements.4. Lighting and scene illumination…

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Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin – 18th May

100 hour certificate programme. For personal Development or for those who want to prepare for professional qualification. Taught and Designed to Level 6 on the NFQ.This course is accessible to all and is a great way to develop an understanding and appreciation of counselling. It will appeal to those who are looking for personal development or those who need counselling skills in their work.

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If you are hoping to become a qualified nail technician, would like to start training as a beauty technician or are looking for hairdressing courses then our Hair and Beauty Listings is a good place to start your search, or view some Hair and Beauty Training Articles for information, tips and training options in this area.
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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 things to remember when you are making your decision that will help make the process of choosing that bit easier.

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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 Findacourse.ie

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Hairdressing Courses

hairdressing coursesMany of us did it, once, twice maybe, before we realised that it is a job best left to professionals. Yes, there are many family photographs that make us smile, when a self-inflicted hair crime is evident. As children, there was always something fascinating about hair and cutting it ourselves. We quickly realised that, no, dolls hair does not grow back, and yes, it takes a while for that fringe cut to the skin, to grow back too. Some of us grow out of this phase, other go on to hone their skills on their dolls and family members and then go on to become qualified hairdressers.

Once qualified as a hairdresser there are many different directions your career can take you. You can work in a salon, in your own salon, as a stylist for T.V., theatre, music videos, fashion shows, cruise ships, in hospitals, and even work abroad. A successful stylist can go on to work for the top brands in hairdressing products, work on designer fashion shows, or work on movie sets. Some hairdressers in Ireland have gone on to style some famous heads and also have a long list of regular celebrity clients on their books. Dylan Bradshaw, is famous in Ireland, for being hairdresser to the stars – becoming a celebrity in his own right. There is also the option to combine your hairdressing qualification with teaching – and work in a hairdressing college. There are endless ways and areas to put your qualifications to use. It is an internationally recognised qualification that could take you from Adare to Australia. Hair is hair afterall, where-ever you go!
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How do you become qualified as a hairdresser? Some people are fortunate enough to get taken on by a hairdressing salon, who undertakes to train them; whilst some salons will require some sort of certification before allowing you to wash a head of hair. Regardless of what route you take – whether through a PLC course, a Hairdressing College or as a salon trainee, expect your training to take up to four years (like any other apprenticeship) to go from being an apprentice to a Junior Stylist and on to working as a Senior Stylist.

Some trainees find it can be a slow process, and those who can’t wait to get their hands on a scissors are tested as there are many areas to be covered before the cutting begins. Expect to shampoo a lot of heads before you get to actually create a style. It makes you familiar with types of clients, the different types of hair and the treatments used in tending to locks.

Of course, some people don’t want to pursue a hairdressing course that will take four years to complete. There are some courses that allow you to learn a particular skill related to an area of hairdressing – like styling or up-styling for example.

Be Gorgeous BootCamp from MKF Institute teaches you how to style your hair as well as apply your make-up. The hair styling class covers: GDH/Curler curls, Dry blow Drying, backcombing hair, simple but effective styles, simple up-dos.

If you do wish to pursue a full-time career as a hairdresser, speak to your local salon for personal advice or visit the various colleges of hairdressing and PLCs close to you, to enquire about relevant courses on offer.

In this day and age, there are a few industries that will stand the difficult tests of time that a recession brings. But, people will always need their hair cut or their roots done. Yes, maybe not as often, but repeat visits are guaranteed, provided you offer that service, that makes your customer feel like they are just about to go onto their own personal catwalk.

However, keep in mind that it is a demanding career both physically and mentally. You are daily presented with the task of physically enhancing somebodies features via their hair. Hair is a huge part of a person’s identity and sometimes customers will be demanding and expect the impossible, when they hand you a picture of Angeline Jolie or her rival Jennifer Anniston, for you to copy. However, as a hairdresser, your aim is to make them happy with the picture right in front of them. Themselves! There will be occasions where you might have to deal with clients who are sick, and undergoing hair-loss; this client will require you to be extremely sensitive and empathetic.

Everybody wants to feel special and people remember those who make them feel special. So if you’re creative, outgoing and have good listening skills – you might just be giving a few salons a run for their money.

Find hairdressing courses on Findacourse.ie at www.findacourse.ie/hairdressing-courses-s27-59.html

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Interior Design Courses

interior design coursesInterior designers make the most of the places where we live, work, and play, using colour, acoustics, lighting, patterns, and textures. Interior design is needed in every imaginable interior setting, from home interiors to corporate offices and shopping centres to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, spas, clinics, and salons; and demand is growing. There are job opportunities for interior designers within design practices or as private designers or by focussing on a specific aspect of interior design such as furniture design. There are also many opportunities in other design areas such as architectural firms, and display and exhibition companies.

You may only want to redecorate your kitchen and with some guidance and education, you’re likely to end up with new ideas that will save time and money. If you’re thinking of a career in interior design then an education is essential. A wide variety of choices are available from introductory classes, which span a couple of days, to intensive undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

interior design courses in Ireland, find courses in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and nationwide

Most introductory courses will offer technical skill in design drawing and basic principles in interior design such as different materials and space planning. Specifically this can involve learning about working with colours, sound, paints and wallpaper, fittings and fixtures for both kitchens and bathrooms, different types and effects of lighting, furniture, and soft furnishings including textiles and carpets. Much of the focus on introductory courses, like the ten-week courses offered at Community Schools such as the Malahide Community School and Old Bawn Community School, is to help develop your own unique interior style in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and at the same time learn some trick of the trade and keep to a budget.

Griffin College offers a level 3 interior design course which would be suitable for those looking for an entry level course, this is offered by distance learning so may suit those with other work or family committments.

Malahide Community School offer an evening course in interior design which covers all the major principles and offers a good grounding for those wishing to progress further.

The next step of education in interior design is a university degree. In addition to the types of learning mentioned above, students are expected to learn the theory of art, history of interior design, and project management. Managerial aspects of interior design include learning certain rules and regulations that interior designer need to be aware of, such as those about fire laws, handicap access, and building regulations.

Many Institute of Technology across the country offer three-year bachelor degrees in Interior Design and Interior Architecture including Sligo and Cork. Drawing on a variety of fields including architecture, furniture design, graphics, performing arts, and art the course involves the design of interiors of buildings, their layout, fitting, furnishing, decoration, and the preparation of all technical drawings and written documentation necessary for the carrying out of the work. The graduate will be able to develop designs and their attendant working drawings, and will deal with contractors, suppliers, and local authorities.

The Dublin Institute of Design also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design .The course has strong links with business and manufacturing industries and allows students to specialise in either interior or furniture design in their third year. The programme is based on three areas of study ‚ examining fundamental and developmental study of design, visualising skills and subjects include among others computer-aided design, drawing, design realisation, and the history and theory of design.

With increasing emphasis on style and looking good, it should be no surprise that this trend towards looking good extends to interiors. If we feel good where we are, whether it be where we work, where we live, buy groceries, or eat dinner, we’re more likely to be relaxed and enjoy ourselves. Interior design is an influential and important industry and best of all, it’s in demand.

To find Interior Design courses on Findacourse.ie, you can view Media, Art and Design courses at www.findacourse.ie/media-art-design-courses-c2.html

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Leaving Cert Grading System Changes for 2017

leaving cert changesMinister for Education, Jan O’Sullivan has recently announced the most significant reform of Leaving Certificate grades and CAO points in more than two decades.
The main changes are:

  • A new grading system for the Leaving Certificate – reducing the number of grades from the current 14 to 8
  • Proposals for a revised common points scale for entry into higher education
  • Broader undergraduate entry to high education programmes
  • An analysis of predictability in the Leaving Certificate

The current 14 band ABC grading system will be reduced to eight broader bands, ranging form H1 to H8 at higher level and O1 to 08 at ordinary level.

Minister O’Sullivan commenting on the changes said, “These important reforms have emerged from a broad consultation process. They are intended to better serve students, to encourage them to be ambitious in their choices and reduce the high stress levels that are currently associated with the Leaving Certificate. The grading system of the Leaving Certificate has been left unchanged for more than two decades. The current system of 14 grades increases pressure on students. The majority of grades are separated by just 5%, resulting in students striving to gain minimal percentage increases to achieve higher grades. That will change for those students entering 5th year in September and sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2017”.

“Research shows that the current marking system is out of kilter with practice in other countries. For example A level exams in England, Wales and Northern Ireland use six grading bands, Scotland uses five grading bands and new Zealand has four.”

The reform of Leaving Certificate grades also requires a change to the CAO points system. A new common points system is currently being developed by the universities and institutes of technology and, following review by academic councils, will be published in September.  An example of its key features is being published today. The revised points system is designed to minimise random selection of places at third level and to encourage students to take-up high level course by reducing the risk of students at higher level gaining no CAO points.

The Minister said: “I would like to acknowledge the significant work that the university and institute of technology sector have dedicated to designing a new common points system.  The proposed system will minimise random selection for third level entry – an occurrence that is very frustrating for students and their families as they pin their hopes on each CAO round of offers. The proposed points system will also see students who take a higher level course receiving points for a mark between 30 and 39 on a paper. This is designed to encourage students to be ambitious and have confidence in taking a higher level paper. It will reward students who aim high and work hard.”

Minister O’Sullivan also welcomed the commitment of the higher education institutions to reduce the number of undergraduate courses, which will build on work already underway: “This is a very important area of reform for students. Too many entry routes into higher education programmes provide a bewildering array of choice for second level students in 6th year and many find this complexity very difficult to successfully navigate. Giving students the chance to experience a much broader 1st year and allowing them to defer specialisation to later in their degrees will give us more rounded graduates in the long term. This is good for them and good for wider society as well.”

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April 2015 E-News

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Education NewsApril Evening Courses with CMI
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The Communications and Management Institute (CMI) are offering students the opportunity to start an evening course outside of the normal Autumn and Spring terms. Students have the opportunity to study a range of topics and there is also the option to study several of the courses on a distance learning basis.

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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and technology offers a wide range of interesting and career focused programmes in a range of creative and technology based subject areas. The college hosts a wide range of evening courses in addition to a large selection of third level and postgraduate options.

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Secretarial Diploma

Secretarial Diploma, Dublin

Gone are the days when being a secretary meant simply taking care of the typing, filing and answering of phones. Today, a great secretary is central to the smooth running of any business, ensuring day to day activities happen in the most efficient manner. With the Pitman Training Secretarial Diploma participants learn the essential skills to be a highly regarded secretary or executive assistant…

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Media Studies QQI Level 5

Media Studies QQI Level 5, Moate, Westmeath

This further education course is suitable for school leavers and adult learners. The course is designed to afford students the opportunity to become fimilare with the various fields of media, photography, games studies and image design. Excellent career and promotional prospects for successful graduates as well as progression options for students wishing to continue onto higher education.

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Category Focus Childcare
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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 QQI level 5 award in Childcare could gain you employment in creches, nurseries, playgroups, early start programmes or classroom assistant. For more details about Childcare courses view our Childcare Courses Category on Findacourse.ie or view our childcare articles page at the following link – Childcare Articles
Featured Article Sports Therapy Courses
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There was a time – not too long ago, when the word therapy brought to mind visions of a leather couch in an office. However sports therapists do a lot more then advising and talking. They assist people and athletes in preparing physically and mentally for competitions and personal physical activities. They are experts in how to avoid injury, as well as rehabilitation and appropriate treatments, if and when their client is injured.

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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 Findacourse.ie

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April Evening Courses with CMI

cmi college evening coursesThe Communications and Management Institute (CMI) are offering students the opportunity to start an evening course outside of the normal Autumn and Spring terms. Students have the opportunity to study a range of topics and there is also the option to study several of the courses on a distance learning basis.

The April 2015 course schedule is outlined below and any enquiries can be directed to the college using the form alongside or by navigating to their website at the link below.

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MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Management and Business

Title Start End Time Location Cost (€)
Management & Leadership Chartered Diploma level 7 Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– APR 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 2,750
HR Development Advanced Diploma Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 2,550
Event Management Diploma Tues 28 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 980
Business Management & Psychology Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– DEC 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,850
Retail Operations Management Diploma Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,150
Management Certificate – Class or Distance Learning Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-20.00
Dublin 2 950
Project Management Advanced Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,950
PMP/CAPM Certification -PMI Tues 28 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JULY 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,250 + PMI Fees

Health & Safety / Environmental

Title Start End Time Location Cost (€)
Environmental Management Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– DEC 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 2,550 Incl Exam Fees
Environmental Studies level 5 Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 980
Health Safety Occupational International Diploma Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– APR 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 3,550
Health & Safety International General Certificate Tues 28 APR2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 2,250

Procurement Supply / Logistics

Title Start End Time Location Cost (€)
Procurement & Supply Diploma Tues 28 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.15
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,950 + CIPS Fees
Procurement & Supply CIPS Advanced Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.15
-21.45
Dublin 2 2,150 + CIPS Fees
Procurement & Supply CIPS Professional Diploma Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.15
-21.45
Dublin 2 2,350 + CIPS Fees
Logistics & Supply Chain Foundation Diploma Mon 27 APR APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,150
Purchasing Procurement FETAC Level 6 Certificate Mon 27 APR APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 980

CSI & Psychology Courses

Title Start End Time Location Cost (€)
CSI & Forensic Science Advanced Diploma Thur 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 1,950
CSI & Criminology & Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 980
Criminal Psychology Diploma Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015 -JUNE 2015 18.30 -21.30 Dublin 2 980
Digital Forensics & Cybercrime Investigation Diploma Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30 -21.30 Dublin 2 1,150
Addiction Studies Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 950
Child Psychology Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
18.30
-21.30
Dublin 2 980

 

Distance Learning Courses

Title Start End Time Location Cost (€)
Retail Operations Mgmt Subject Diploma Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study Dublin 2 980
Logistics & Supply Chain Subj Diploma Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study Dublin 2 980
Event Management Diploma Tues 28 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study Dublin 2 980
Procurement & Supply Professional Diploma CIPS Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JAN 2016
Home Study Dublin 2 2,150+ CIPS Fees
CSI, Criminology & Forensics Diploma Weds 29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study 980.00
Criminal Forensic Psychology Diploma Thurs 30 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study 980.00
Environmental Management Diploma – NEBOSH Weds29 APR 2015 APR 2015
– DEC 2015
Home Study Dublin 2 1,850.00 (incl.) NEBOSH Fees
Environmental Studies Mon 27 APR 2015 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home Study Dublin 2 980.00
Management Cert Thurs 30 APR 2014 APR 2015
– JUNE 2015
Home study Dublin 2 950.00
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Sports Therapy Courses

sports therapy coursesThere was a time – not too long ago, when the word therapy brought to mind visions of a leather couch in an office. However sports therapists do a lot more then advising and talking. They assist people and athletes in preparing physically and mentally for competitions and personal physical activities. They are experts in how to avoid injury, as well as rehabilitation and appropriate treatments, if and when their client is injured.

There are a range of courses on offer – ranging from non-graduate, undergraduate and graduate level entry. These courses can be accessed from a number of institutions and colleges around the country – including The Institute of Massage and Sports Therapy (IMST), Portobello and Motions Fitness, to name a few.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is concerned with musculoskeletal conditions arising from sports activity. Therefore course content is going to reflect this. Course content will include everything from first aid, anatomy, physiology, massage, sports massage, sports nutrition, kinesiology to physiotherapy theory and physiotherapy practice.

Lets look at some of the courses on offer:

Motion Fitness offers a part-time evening certificate in Sports Massage Therapy. On completion, this course offers an internationally recognised professional qualification and it is an ideal qualification for anyone looking for a change of career. Their course covers all aspects of massage therapy including holistic and relaxation massage as well as specific emphasis on sports massage.

IMST offer a part-time evening Diploma course in Sports Injury Therapy. This is a comprehensive course which covers all aspects of sports injury treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and assessment. Applicants to this course should hold a holistic massage qualification prior to entry. A number of subjects are covered in detail, including: detailed anatomical study of all muscles, origin, insertion and action along with joints, causes and prevention of sports injuries and injury assessment techniques – including differentiation in detection between muscles, tendon, ligament and joint injuries.

The National Training Centre (NTC) holds a part time course called the National Qualification in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy. this course qualifies students to offer soft tissue manipulation techniques and therapeutic interventions in the treatment of acute and chronic pain problems. The course is run in Dublin, Cork and Galway, one weekend per month for 15 months. For more details contact the National Training Centre.

sports injury courses and sports therapy courses in Ireland
If you want to enter this career area via CAO – the Institute of Technology in Carlow offer a Bachelors of Science Honours Degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Athletic Therapy. This four year degree course is specifically designed to enable graduates to become competent in supporting the medical and para-medical professions in the rehabilitation of the injured individual.

There is a vast array of career options open to you once you qualify as a Sports Therapist. There is always the option of setting up your own practice, work for a sports injuries clinic, work in a gym or with sports teams. If this is an area of therapy that interests you, it is worth keeping in mind the actual duties and activities of a Sports Therapist before you invest time and money in pursuing this career.

A sports therapist may be involved in any or all of the following activities:

1. Conducting an assessment of a players’ or athletes’ readiness and advising on  exercises prior to an event or fixture

2. Testing joints for ease and range of movement

3. Strapping, taping, massaging and preparing players or athletes physically and mentally

4. Providing first aid

5. Examining and assessing injuries and determining whether the athlete can continue playing or taking part

6. Examining and assessing injuries and dealing with traumas, e.g. cuts, bruises and blisters

7. Treating injuries, alleviating pain, mobilising injuries, giving various types of massage

8. Rehabilitating injuries by using manipulative techniques, apparatus and electrotherapy

9. Designing and monitoring rehabilitation programmes appropriate to the injury and the sport

10. Deciding whether athletes or players need extra treatments and coordinating referrals to other practitioners

11. Advising players or athletes on diet and nutrition (when therapists are appropriately trained in this area)

12. Working alone or with coaches, trainers and/or fitness advisers to implement exercise, conditioning, core stability and injury prevention programmes, so that athletes reach and maintain peak performance

13. Liaising with other health professionals in the sports sector and in mainstream medicine

If all of these activities interest you and you think you have both the necessary interest and ability to pursue studies in Sports Therapy – a good starting point to your new career would be to talk to somebody working in the area and research the courses on offer.

To view a wide range of sports and fitness courses, view www.findacourse.ie/fitness-health-courses-c5.html.

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Ever-expanding waste legislation, consumer pressure and growing business awareness of the benefits of sustainability have all increased the need for organisations to improve their environmental performance. Many companies are unaware of the true cost of waste to their business. Implementing a structured waste minimisation programme saves on costs..

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