courses in Ireland

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

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

evening courses in AutumnAutumn Options for Part Time Learners

September and October are jam-packed with exciting opportunities to sign up to new learning experiences with many evening courses and part time classes on offer throughout the country. Attending a part-time evening course is a great way to enhance a CV, to … 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

emotional intelligence - eqEmotional Intelligence – Your EQ

The customary formula for high grades and success is school plus hard work. This was and is seen as the winning principle that we continue to replicate in our school and college system. However, in a world where everybody adheres … 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

microdoft mta trainingBenefits of Microsoft MTA Certification

For those who are considering entering into an IT career and need to learn the basics; gaining MTA certification can be highly beneficial. According to Microsoft, 86% of managers state that IT certifications are important when they are considering candidates … Continue reading

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

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

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

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