courses in Ireland

youthreachWhat is YouthReach

If you have left school without any formal qualifications, the Youthreach programme can provide you with opportunities for basic education, personal development, vocational training and work experience. The programme is generally full-time, although part-time courses can be arranged. You can … Continue reading

plc courses early application benefitsPLC Courses – Benefits and Application Procedures

With much of the focus at this time of year being on CAO applications, it is easy to forget that there are other ways to access education after leaving secondary school. PLC courses are a fantastic opportunity for those who … Continue reading

northwest career fest in SligoNorth West Career Fest 2017

The inaugural North West IGC Careers Fair will take place in IT Sligo on May 11th 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The schedule includes exhibitors from the higher education sector, industry, state organisations and the voluntary sector. The event … Continue reading

progression rates reportHEA Report Shows 85% Progression Rate to Second Year

In the fifth of a series, a new Higher Education Authority report, ‘A Study of Progression in Irish Higher Education’, published in April 2017, focuses on the progression of students from their first year of study in 2013/14 to their … Continue reading

summer courses iadtIADT Summer Courses

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, depending on the subject. Many of the courses … Continue reading

languagesForeign Language Teaching to be Prioritised

Ireland should benchmark ourselves against the best English-speaking country in the world for foreign languages and aim to emulate that performance within a decade, the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton TD said at the TUI conference in Cork … Continue reading

Insurance ApprenticeshipInsurance Practitioner Apprenticeship 2017

Research recently released by The Insurance Institute, found that 62% of young adults surveyed stated that they would consider an apprenticeship, as an alternative to going to college, if it was in an area that interested them. Findings also showed … Continue reading

social media workshopWorkshop to Explore psychological Effects of Social Media

NUI Galway will hold a workshop on ‘The Dark Psychological Impacts of Social Media in the Workplace’ at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics on Monday, 10 April. A large body of research has considered the positive aspects … Continue reading

basic computer coursesICT Summer Camps on the Agenda for 2nd Level Students

Additional funding of €2.25 Million to boost ICT Skills development has been announced, with additional summer camps for second level students being developed, as well as up to 700 additional places on ICT courses. The Higher Education Authority (HEA) will … Continue reading

all aboard 2017All Aboard 2017

What is All Aboard 2017? An initiative being co-run by The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Ireland’s higher education institutions, All Aboard 2017 is a week-long (3-7 April 2017) series of national … Continue reading

Cork Lifelong Learning FestivalCork Lifelong Learning Festival – April 2017

Monday April 3 to Sunday April 9, 2017 Cork’s Lifelong Learning Festival promotes and celebrates learning of all kinds across all age groups, abilities and interests, from preschool to post retirement. The festival’s motto is Investigate – Participate – Celebrate! … Continue reading

Limerick Community Training CentreLimerick Youth Service Training Centre Receives Award

Limerick Youth Service Community Training Centre has received a specially-commissioned award from the Minister for Education for its achievements on behalf of young people. For the past four decades, Community Training Centres nationwide have been providing second-chance education to early … Continue reading

Solas Apprenticeships Ireland50,000 Apprenticeship and Trainee Registrations by 2020

The Government’s Plan to expand apprenticeships and traineeships in Ireland  was recently launched in Piranha Bar, a creative digital studio producing commercials, films and animated content in Dublin City Centre. The plan aims to deliver 50,000 apprenticeship and traineeship registrations by 2020. Piranha … 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

spring evening coursesGet Going for 2017 With An Evening Course

Why not get your year off to a good start in 2017 with an evening course? Evening classes can improve your lifestyle, boost your career, or help in discovering a new hobby. Part time courses can brighten up the winter … Continue reading