Safe Pass courses at Western Management Centre

Thu, May 17, 2018

Anyone working in the construction industry will be familiar with the Safe Pass course and the fact that the card must be renewed every four years. You cannot enter or work in any type of site or company, that has construction in progress, without having a Safe Pass card. Even if you are only carrying out maintenance, painting, or landscaping work, etc, you still need the card.

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Historic day for St Pat’s as it prepares to welcome girls

Thu, May 17, 2018

Historic changes are afoot at St Patrick’s Primary School, Lombard Street, Galway, as for the first time in its illustrious history the school is now enrolling girls. Traditionally St Pat’s enrolled boys only from second to sixth class, but is embracing changes to respond to the rapidly evolving needs of education in a modern, cosmopolitan, city. This includes the introduction of infant and junior classes.

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Mathematics — mastery or minefield

Thu, May 17, 2018

Is your child’s maths performance below par? Is it affecting her confidence and outlook? Is he a little at sea, or is maths a total minefield?

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Junior Cert maths revision course in NUIG

Thu, May 17, 2018

The Junior Cert is just around the corner, and exam preparations in the final few weeks are crucial for the students to get their best performance on exam day.

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Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre to host second English Language education international conference in Galway

Thu, May 17, 2018

Following the school’s 30th birthday conference last year, Bridge Mills Galway Language Centre will hold another ELE conference event on May 19 at the Harbour Hotel, Galway. The event is open to all English language teachers as well as academic managers.

The event brings together a group of presenters who are experts in their fields and includes John Hughes, ELT author with National Geographic Learning, discussing how to make critical thinking an everyday part of your teacher toolkit; Thom Kiddle, director of Nile Training, Norwich, UK, focusing on professional development through student progress; and Jo Watson, Eaquals sponsored speaker who will look at providing feedback and correction techniques.

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Free information roadshows to showcase local employment and education opportunities

Thu, May 17, 2018

Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board and Galway Rural Development are linking up with series of information roadshows.

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Upskill with a QQI Level 5 bookkeeping award (Sage 50)

Thu, May 10, 2018

GPA Solutions is delivering its manual and computerised bookkeeping course to provide learners with good basic knowledge of manual bookkeeping and the practical knowledge of the workings of Sage 50 accounts.

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Summer courses for adults and secondary school students at the French Institute

Thu, May 10, 2018

Would you like to make the most of the long summer days while learning, refreshing, or practising your French?

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Dominican College Taylor’s Hill ranked top school in the country

Thu, May 10, 2018

This year a group of BT Young Scientists from Millstreet Community School, Cork, undertook a project to rank post-primary schools in Ireland. This was borne out of the fact that the league tables that appear in national media every year are based on incomplete, misleading, and often out of date data.

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New Gaeltacht loan with St Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union

Thu, May 03, 2018

An bhfuil tú ag dul go dtí an Gaeltacht an samhradh seo? Rátaí iontacha ar fáil le Cómhar Creidmheasa Naomh Aontoine agus Cladach.

Whether you are going to brush up on your cúpla focail or for the spraoi agus craic, St. Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union has a new Gaeltacht loan to help cover the expenses involved.

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Summer courses for adults and secondary school students at the French Institute

Thu, May 03, 2018

Would you like to make the most of the long summer days while learning, refreshing, or practising your French?

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Upskill with a QQI Level 5 bookkeeping award (Sage 50)

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

GPA Solutions is delivering its manual and computerised bookkeeping course to provide learners with good basic knowledge of manual bookkeeping and the practical knowledge of the workings of Sage 50 accounts.

Learners who successfully complete this course will acquire a thorough knowledge of what is required to set up and process the Sage 50 accounts package. Learners will learn how to process business documents and transactions in addition to understanding the procedures involved in completing VAT returns, bank reconciliations, customers and suppliers reports, and profit and loss accounts.

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A career as a driver of chemical and dangerous goods

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

We are all familiar with oil trucks and vans driving around the countryside. However we may not realise that some trucks are carrying dangerous goods, ie, chemicals, gases, flammable liquids, infectious substances, radioactive material, or corrosive substances. Strict regulations apply to the drivers of these trucks. They must be trained and certified as ADR drivers. ADR is the name given by the EU to the transport of dangerous goods, and these regulations go back as far as 1957.

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Summer courses for adults and secondary school students at the French Institute

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Would you like to make the most of the long summer days while learning, refreshing, or practising your French?

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Pharmacy sales and retail skills course starting soon at the GRETB Training Centre

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

CEO of Retail Excellence Ireland Lorraine Higgins recently addressed a group of learners attending the GRETB Training Centres retail sales course on the importance of the retail industry in Ireland today.

As the retail sector currently contributes €7 billion per annum to the exchequer Ms Higgins outlined the challenges facing this sector, challenges such as online sales, cheap imports, rising business costs, and a shortage of suitably qualified staff.

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Thousands of pupils to take part in Tech Week

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

National and secondary schools throughout Galway will take part in Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology, next month between April 22 and 28. Ireland’s national festival of technology is aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public. This exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, April 21, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday, April 25. Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2018, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. All young people love science and finding out how things work. Tech Week is aimed at stimulating children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to explore, discover and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. "It provides hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about how computing and related technologies are shaping every area of life. With the European Commission estimating that 90 per cent of tomorrow's jobs will require digital skills; we need to ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this transformation. We must be a leader in developing and nurturing STEM talent.”

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Irish courses for adults at Coláiste Naomh Éanna

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Coláiste Naomh Éanna, located in the village of An Spidéal in Co Galway, provides courses in primary teaching EPV, secondary school teaching, interview preparation courses for teaching jobs and principal teaching jobs, interview preparation courses for prospective applicant teachers, and tréimhse Gaeltachta for student teachers.

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Do you want to improve your Irish?

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Ar mhaith leat feabhas a chur ar do chuid Gaeilge? Tá dianchúrsa ar fáil in Áras na nGael ar feadh 4 seachtaine.

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Galway’s first youth Gospel choir

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

On April 19 the IGNITE Youth Gospel Choir will begin its journey.

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Inspiring ideas from the public in AFTERIMAGE

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, has teamed up with the Galway City Arts Office to launch a new Community Art-Science exhibition in Westside.

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