Let’s get to the point(s)

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

It is that time of year again, the much anticipated Leaving Certificate results have arrived and now the worry and impatience is building as students await the first round of offers. Students are under pressure to achieve CAO points, choose the right course, plan a career, and with that comes much uncertainty. The Learning Institute would like to reassure school leavers that your future does not have to be dependent on points. The Learning Institute makes the point that there are alternative routes to education and employment even if you do not get your first choice.

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A career in payroll

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Every week or every month the magic payslip arrives to replenish the funds of almost two million employees nationwide. It is the payroll person who makes sure that we all get paid, on time, and with the correct amount of deductions made from our gross pay.

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Exercise Health Leisure and Aquatics — your first step in health and fitness

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

EHLA is an internationally recognised training provider of health related fitness courses. It delivers the highly acclaimed and established worldwide ITEC courses. The organisation has students working in Ireland, Australia, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. It is REPS accredited and mapped to the European framework of industry recognised qualifications. Its courses are aligned with SOLAS and are suitable for those choosing a career path in health and leisure, learning for personal interest, or upskilling.

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Galway Community College continues to offer PLC courses in many exciting areas

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Galway Community College continues to offer a wide variety of courses for school leavers and continuing professional development. There is a broad range of FETAC/QQI Level 5 and 6 courses on offer, with tutors constantly developing new modules and links to business.

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A career in make-up artistry

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry has been in business for more than 25 years, specialising in make-up artistry courses, from beginner to advanced levels, and is constantly updating with cosmetic products and fashion trends.

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Fast track your games career with Pulse College Galway

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Pulse College, one of Ireland’s leading colleges in creative media education with more than 20 years’ experience, is launching its second year operating in Galway city. Specialising in games development, the college provides students with the highest standards in training and facilities available, offering both full and part-time courses.

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Leaving and Junior Cert tuition at the Galway Study Centre

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The Galway Study Centre at Mill Street, as part of its August summer programme, will be offering courses in Leaving Cert mathematics (algebra, differentiation, and trigonometry) and Leaving Cert English (paper 1) from next Monday, August 18. The centre has consistently provided an excellent learning experience to students for more than 30 years. A team of experienced and enthusiastic teachers maintain a superb teaching reputation and strive continually to help students achieve the best possible grades so they can reach their true academic potential.

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Free English lesson and level test at The Learning Institute

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The Learning Institute, Galway’s newest English language school, will hold an English school open day on Monday August 25. Everyone is welcome to go along and avail of a free English lesson and level test. Testing and free lessons will take place from 10am to 12 noon and from 1pm to 3pm.

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Successful radio diploma course enters its sixth year

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board is offering its highly successful diploma in radio studio production again this October at its media centre in Gort. The City & Guilds diploma is a 40 week course which aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enter the radio industry either at home or abroad. The course is due to commence on October 20 next. It stands out among other courses in that participants are trained for industry, by industry professionals. Anyone interested should register for the course at the local employment services or Intreo office. Training allowances are available to eligible students.

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Leaving Certificate results and CAO offers

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

The waiting is over and congratulations to all. And now another wait begins with CAO offers published on Monday August 18.

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Learn psychotherapy and personal development with Castlebar Counselling and Therapy Centre

Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Castlebar Counselling and Therapy Centre is offering a foundation course in psychotherapy, counselling, and personal development commencing on October 7.

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English language lessons at The Learning Institute

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The Learning Institute, Galway’s newest English language school, is launching its new summer general English timetable, offering both daytime and evening classes for all English language learners from beginner to advanced level. Classes start from €27 offering some of the best value in Galway.

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Speech and language therapy with SpeechClinic

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The SpeechClinic was established in 1992 and has a wealth of experience assessing and treating all types of communication disorders in both adults and children. The clinic has just moved to new premises in the Orsmond Clinic just opposite Lidl in Oranmore.

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English language lessons at the Learning Institute

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The Learning Institute in Galway is launching a new summer general English timetable offering both daytime and evening classes for all English language learners, with classes starting from €27. The course will focus on improving communication skills through English and focusing on English used in everyday situations, through continuous in-class practice. There will also be a focus on reading, writing, and listening skills.

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Bodhran courses in the city centre

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Most households around the country have an old bodhran lying around in a closet somewhere or hanging on a wall, but most people do not know how to play it.

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Music summer camp returning to Salthill this July

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The Sorcha Barry Piano Summer Workshop is returning to Galway city this July for four to 12-year-olds.

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International School of Make-up Artistry now enrolling

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

The International School of Make-up Artistry is currently taking enrolments for its full time and part time courses. These courses cover all areas of beauty make-up, from beginners to advanced levels, including day, evening, bridal, airbrushing, fashion make-up, and all the latest trend looks.

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Summer 2014 kayaking courses at Corrib Canoe

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Corrib Canoe Courses is a fun and friendly way to learn to kayak right in the middle of Galway city.

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The challenge of algebra

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Algebra can become a real challenge to students in early secondary school. It builds on and extends the arithmetic that students have met in primary school. However it represents a shift from computational maths — calculating with numbers — to a more abstract world where letters are introduced in place of numbers. Students have to get to grips with the idea of negative numbers, exponents and variables. There are orders of operation and associated rules — not following them leads to the wrong answer. This leads to frustration. Despair follows in short order.

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Campaign for Educate Together secondary school in Galway gathers pace

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Members of the Galway Educate Together Second Level Start Up Group (GET2LS) recently met Educate Together CEO Paul Rowe to discuss their campaign for a second level Educate Together school in Galway.

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