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Education NewsThe Difficulties Of Choosing the Right Third Level Course
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Recent research has shown a high dropout rate of one in six students within the first year of their third level course (HEA report). The reasons behind this attrition rate are not as clear cut as they seem with many students dropping out not due to lack of ability but due to dissatisfaction with their chosen course. While it is not unknown for students to switch courses mid-stream or decide that third level education is not for them, it appears that student’s discontent with their chosen course is the more pressing concern.

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Featured Educator Stillorgan College of Further Education
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Stillorgan College of Further Education is a specialist centre for Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) and Further Education courses. It has developed an enviable reputation for its delivery of Further Education and Adult Education programmes. The college is hosting an open day on 9th March for anyone considering PLC courses in South Dublin..

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Supervision in Early Childhood Care QQI Level 6

Supervision in Early Childhood Care QQI Level 6, Distance Learning

This distance learning course teaches the key skills to effectively supervise and manage an early childhood education setting. The objective of this QQI accredited childcare course is to provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to effectively supervise an early childhood education and care facility. The course aims to promote good practice, equality and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.

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Platinum Personal Trainer Course

Platinum Personal Trainer Course, Dublin, Cork, Galway – March 28th

The Platinum Personal Training package is designed for those who want a complete package to work in any gym or travel the world. The aim of this program is to give you all the tools needed to get the head start in interview and get you working as soon as possible. This course package takes 17 weeks + one week examinations. Two days per week. 10:00 – 4:30pm. (Evening options also available) 3 qualifications received.

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French Level 1

French Level 1, Dublin City, March 7th

For absolute beginners (students who have no previous knowledge of the language). The Sandford Language Institute has been running courses in French since 1989. The tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language and making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class.

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Java Programming Certificate Part Time

Java Programming Certificate Part Time, Dublin City – 5th March

The Certificate in JAVA Programming Special Purpose Award is designed to produce graduates with detailed knowledge and understanding of intermediate and advanced concepts in procedural and object-oriented software development and Java programming. Upon successful completion the programme, students are awarded the QQI level 7 Award: Certificate in Java Programming. (Special Purpose Award)

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Category Focus Computers and IT Training
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From PC Basics for those unfamiliar with computing, to typing skills and Microsoft training for those wishing to advance their IT skills, and Web Design & Programming for those interested in a specialist career in Information technology. Why not check out our IT Training Course Listings for a full list of courses available in this field or see some Computer Training Articles in our articles section.
Featured Article Higher Education Links Scheme
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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 known as the Common Awards System (CAS). A major award reflects a significant amount of learning and creates an opportunity for progression to higher education.

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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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