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Education NewsNational Student Engagement Programme
Education News
The launch of the National Student Engagement Programme was recently announced by Dr Padraig Walsh, CEO of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). In doing so, he highlighted the value it can represent for enhancing student involvement in higher education institutions. Dr Walsh also identified the corresponding benefits for higher education institutions themselves: “it can equally build their capacity to facilitate high quality student engagement”.

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Featured Educator Hibernia College
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Hibernia College is a specialist in teacher education programmes offering a Professional Master of Education in both Primary and Post-Primary school teaching. The unique blended learning approach combines online content, virtual learning environments and face-to-face tuition to offer a more accessible route into teaching.

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Featured Courses
Payroll Skills Course

Payroll Skills Course, Limerick City, 12th May

Manual and Computerised Payroll Award – QQI Level 5. This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills in the practical use of understanding the concepts of manual payroll and implementing a computerised payroll system. Covers PAYE, PRSI, USC, Revenue Forms & Computerised Payroll. Apply before 12th May. Other locations and courses also available.

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Safe Pass Course

Safe Pass Course, Mayo, Saturdays 8.15am-5pm

The Solas Safe Pass Health and Safety Awareness Training Programme is to ensure that, over the course of time, all workers in construction will have a basic knowledge of health and safety, and be able to work on-site without being a risk to themselves or others who might be affected by their acts or omissions. From a health and safety perspective, construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card.

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IADT Summer Courses

IADT Summer Courses, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin

The Institute of Art, Design and technology in Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin are running a range of short term Summer courses starting in June. The courses are from 1 to three weeks in duration. Many of the courses are aimed at pre-college students who require a portfolio of work to apply for third level courses in the creative fields. Others are open to anyone interested in art, photography or creative writing.

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Body Beautiful

Body Beautiful, 14th May, South Dublin City

“The Body Beautiful” Diploma course offers the very latest training techniques and practical learning for those who wish to qualify as a Massage Therapist. This beginners course teaches the art of Holistic Massage, Anatomy and Physiology and Indian Head Massage. If you are interested in becoming a “Beauty Therapist” and not a “Beautician” then adding massage to your skills is the next step.

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Category Focus Fitness Training
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Interested in becoming a Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer or Nutritionist? If so then why not check out the Fitness and Health Course Listings Page. Fitness and Health features and articles can be viewed on our Fitness Features Page.
Featured Article Further Education, The PLC Application Process
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There are many further education providers around the country, offering a wide variety of QQI level 5 and level 6 courses often known as Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses. Students mostly enter into these courses following the Leaving Certificate or when returning to education. Most courses require applicants to have five passes in the Leaving Certificate or a pass at Leaving Certificate Applied, however, mature applicants without these requirements are also considered.

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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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