Open day at St Mary's College

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

St Mary’s College will hold an open evening on Monday November 20 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

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An arts degree: Is it worth it?

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

A common question from students this time of year is, “What exactly is an arts degree”? Otherwise known as humanities education, this is a broad qualification, offering you a wide range of two-subject combinations to degree level. Bachelor of Arts degrees are diverse and encompass a wide interest area, including English, history, geography, psychology, law, music, computers, and languages. Humanities students could also have BAs in business, economics, maths, and politics. In addition to academic study, students acquire transferable skills in critical thinking, problem solving, communications, digital expertise, and creative solutions to problems.

Structure of arts

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Natural chef diploma course in Dublin

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The CNM natural chef course is a three-part diploma course covering everything you need to know to become a successful natural chef; from how the digestive process works, to building a culinary career. CNM’s natural chef training consists of 420 hours of life-changing education, followed by an internship of 100 additional hours.

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Have you ever wanted to be a nail technician?

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified, nail techicians in the west of Ireland. If you are interested in a career in the beauty industry, training as a qualified nail technician is the first step towards reaching that goal.

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Find the right make-up artistry course for you

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The School of Make-up Artistry offers a wide range of specialised make-up artistry courses, ranging from beginners to advanced levels, which are suitable for adults of all ages. If you are interested in a career in make-up artistry, or if you would like to enhance your current qualification in beauty or make-up, the School of Make-up Artistry can provide a training course to suit you.

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'Her teacher made a comment on how much she has improved in maths'

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

This primary school student went to First Class Learning struggling at maths and was not confident in her abilities. An individualised programme was devised to suit her needs and ability. Working just 10 minutes a day can make all the difference — after 18 months' work, this student had progressed to a nine out of 10 in maths. Her confidence was restored and she was ready to tackle maths concepts that were new to her.

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Visual display unit assessor training course

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The Safety, Health, and Welfare at Work Act 2005 requires that all hazards in a workplace be identified, risk assessed, and that adequate control measures be put in place. This also applies to employees’ workstations, offices, etc. Where an employee is sitting at a desk and working on a computer the law states that the workstation should be assessed and where necessary adapted to fit the worker. The term used is ergonomics, and the process is called a VDU assessment (visual display unit, ie, laptop, computer, etc). The aim of the VDU assessment is to identify and subsequently reduce the amount of strain put on the body and eliminate visual and musculoskeletal stress and damage.

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GRETB Training Centre apprenticeship information day

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Are you considering an apprenticeship to start your career? As part of the EU Vocational Skills Week, which aims to promote the value of vocational education and training, the GRETB Training Centre is hosting an apprenticeship information day on Thursday, November 23.

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Prepare for 2018 with a Sage 50 bookkeeping award

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

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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Courses for all levels at the International School of Make-up Artistry

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 30 years, and boasts a 100 per cent success rate for all its students.

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Safe Pass, manual handling, and health and safety courses at Western Management Centre

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

In order to work in some areas of industry employees must have specific qualifications. Western Management Centre offers a range of key health and safety courses that are mandatory for anyone wanting to work in a factory, nursing home, building site, warehouse, or as a special needs assistant (SNA).

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Learn to jive and waltz with renowned dancer Niall Doorhy

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Have you ever wanted to dance but do not know where to start? Are you tired of going to weddings or country music events and not being able to dance? Well worry no more because County Galway native Niall Doorhy is back with a four-week jive and waltz course in Galway city, starting in The Scouts Den, Renmore, on Sunday November 5 and with a choice of two classes — 7.30pm to 9pm or 9pm to 10.20pm.

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Annual GMIT lecture on Irish economy open to the public

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Professor John Fitzgerald will be giving his annual lecture on the Irish economy to GMIT business students at the Galway (Dublin Road) campus on Wednesday next ( November 1).

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Women in the west respond to EMPOWER entrepreneurship call as two programmes commence

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Places are filling up on the EMPOWER programme, less than a month since its launch in the Connacht Hotel, Galway.

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College supports for students with disability

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

It is that time of year when students start to consider their options before the central applications system opens in November. It may be particularly worrying for students with disabilities as they question their suitability for certain courses based on what they feel may be a restriction.

They may also feel they might be more successful in securing a college place if they hide their disability. This could not be further from the truth. The DARE programme, which stands for Disability Access Route Education, is one access scheme designed to assist school-leavers who may face some barriers to participating in higher level education.

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Galway Community Further Education College launches Erasmus+

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

This year for the first time, Galway Community College will be sending students on an Erasmus+ programme. Eight students and two teachers will travel to Evora in Portugal at the end of October for three weeks to learn new skills and competencies, for the exchange of best practice in vocational education and for students to gain invaluable work experience.

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Discover a rewarding career in make-up artistry

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The International School of Make-up Artistry spans more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginners to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends. The college offers a variety of full time and part time options.

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Mid term revision maths course

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The school year is back in full swing and it is time to get serious about your exams. Students preparing for exams should think carefully about the benefits of a structured revision course.

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Start a new and exciting career as a nail technician with Glam Gals Academy

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Interest in gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified nail techicians, in the west of Ireland.

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Many west of Ireland students choosing Dutch universities

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

There are currently more than 1,000 Irish students registered on degree programmes, taught through English, in Dutch universities, a number that has nearly doubled in recent years.

This phenomenon is radically changing the palette of third-level opportunities available to Irish students who can now access a wide range of programmes, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, in institutions with a very high international reputation, at a cost lower than studying at home.

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