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Athlone Institute of Technology Adult and Continuing Education Evening and Part-time Courses

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Athlone Institute of Technology Adult and Continuing Education Evening and Part-time Courses 2011-2012

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090 6483050 090 6483055 cburke@ait.ie / jking@ait.ie / jcooper@ait.ie www.ait.ie

Athlone Institute of Technology Dublin Road Athlone Co Westmeath T F E W

2011-2012

090 6483050 090 6483055 cburke@ait.ie / jking@ait.ie / jcooper@ait.ie www.ait.ie

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Information and Registration Evening Wednesday 7 September 2011 6.15pm to 9.00pm The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is accepting applications NOW for all courses listed in this prospectus. Prospective students are advised that early registration is important as certain courses have maximum student numbers. Register NOW to avoid disappointment.

INSTITUTE STAFF AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS EVENING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COURSES, ANSWER QUERIES AND TO OFFER GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE.


INFORMATION

Ráiteas Misin Beidh AIT ag tógáil ar a cuid láidreachtaí chun go n-éireoidh léi bheith ina coláiste a roghnóidh foghlaimeoirí agus foireann sa réigiún, sa tír agus go hidirnáisiúnta. Bainfear an toradh seo amach trí sármhaitheas nuálaíoch a fhorbairt i dteagasc agus trí feabhas a chur ar an timpeallacht atá dírithe ar fhoghlaim, trí clú láidir a bhunú i dtaighde, i nuálaíocht agus i gcomhoibriú tionsclaíoch i dteannta le ról ceannasaíochta i bhforbairt Tairseach/réigiún Lár na Tíre ó thaobh an gheilleagair, na sochaí, an chultúir agus an chomhshaoil de.

Mission Statement AIT will build on its strengths to become a college of choice for learners and staff regionally, nationally and internationally. This outcome will be achieved through an emphasis on the development of innovative excellence in teaching, academic exchange and enhancement of the learning centred environment, the establishment of a strong reputation in research, innovation and knowledge transfer, and a leadership role in the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of Midlands Gateway/region.

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Welcome

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Mission Statement

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Contents

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How to Register

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General Information/Registration Evening

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Course Fees

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Message from the Team

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Important Information

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Welcome from the President

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Outreach Education

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About our Programmes

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Masters by Research

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Senior Officers of the Institute

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Application Form

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Recreational and Positive Living

Hobby Courses

Practical DIY Courses

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Learning to Learn

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Know Your Car

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Nutrition, Superfoods and Healthy Snacks – Eating Your Way to Health

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Automotive Diagnostics

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Know Your Boat

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Make-up Tips and Tricks!

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Welding for Beginners

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Home Gardening and Horticulture

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Introduction to Plumbing

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Mnemonics – The Art of Memory

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Introduction to Bricklaying and Paving

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Introduction to Digital Photography

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Introduction to Plastering

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Introduction to the Global Music Industry

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Introduction to Electronic Music Production (Ableton)

Introduction to Renewable Energies and Energy Awareness

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Professional Development Courses 26

Start Your Own Business

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How to Succeed at Interviews

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Challenge the Rut – Your World Your Future!

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Presentation and Communication Skills

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Introduction to Journalism/ Journalistic Writing Skills

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Technical Writing

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Supporting Your Child’s Learning

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Introducing NEW Project Maths to Junior Certificate Parents

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Supporting your Child’s Learning in Primary School

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Learning to Use Science at Home for Junior Certificate Parents

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Basic Irish Language

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Art and Design

Recreational/Hobby Courses

Professional Development Courses

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Introduction to Oil Painting

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Advanced Oil Painting

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Introduction to Graphic Design

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Introduction to Printmaking

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Introduction to Interior Design and Decorating

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Business and Management

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Third Level Courses

Professional Development Courses

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Certificate in Front Line Management Higher Certificate in Business Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Business (Honours) Diploma in Leadership Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (IPA) Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law

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Professional Accountancy

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ACCA – Accounting Technician – Year 1 ACCA – Accounting Technician – Year 2

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Educational Management/Learning and Teaching

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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Master of Arts in Management in Education

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Computing

Environmental Law, Practical Issues and Rights – An Introduction

Professional Institute Courses 50 51 52 52

Diploma in HR Practice (CIPD) Diploma in HR Management (CIPD) Employment Law (CIPD) Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching

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ACCA Fundamentals

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Train the Trainer Getting Started in e-Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning

Certified Courses

Professional Development Courses

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European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) CISCO – CCNET CISCO IT Essentials – PC Hardware and Software

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Engineering

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Introduction to Personal Computers and the Internet Internet Marketing – Optimising Your Website Web Design and Development Adobe Photoshop

Third Level Courses

Professional Development Courses

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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy Qualifier for Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Renewable Energy Certificate in Applied Site Engineering Surveying

OFTEC 101, 105E Combined Training and Assessment Interior Design – 3D Modelling 3D Mechanical Design 3D Architectural Design

Quality Management Courses 74 75

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Practical Cookery Courses 79 79 80 80 81

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Diploma in Quality Management Part 1 Diploma in Quality Management Part 2

Hands on Practical Cooking Cooking for Kids! Baking Organic Cakes and Treats (EVENING) Pastry and Bread Making (DAYTIME) Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating

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Icing and Decorating Wedding Cakes Specialist Sugar Flower Course

Food Hygiene Courses 82 83

The Primary Course in Food Hygiene (including HACCP) The Management of Food Hygiene in the Hospitality Industry (including HACCP)

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Social Care

Third Level Courses

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Introduction to Assistive Technology for Education

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Introduction to Advocacy Skills

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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Counselling and Psychotherapy / Applied Addiction Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Professional Development Courses

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

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Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

Introduction to Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

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Psychology

Professional Development Courses

Third Level Courses

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Certificate in Psychology

Introduction to Practical Psychology

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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Conversational Japanese – Beginners

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Conversational French – Beginners

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English for Beginners

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Conversational Spanish – Beginners

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Sign Language Level 1

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Conversational Chinese – Beginners

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Sign Language Level 2

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Conversational German – Beginners

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and Event Management

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Certificate in Sports Administration

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Nutrition and Exercise

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Nutrition and Food Studies

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Sports Event Management

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Science

Professional Development Courses

Health and Safety Courses

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Lean Six Sigma – Yellow Belt/Green Belt

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Holistic and Beauty Therapy

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Diploma in Beauty Specialist

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Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic Massage

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Information and Registration Evening Wednesday 7 September 2011 6.15pm to 9.00pm The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is accepting applications NOW for all courses listed in this prospectus. Prospective students are advised that early registration is important as certain courses have maximum student numbers. Register NOW to avoid disappointment.

INSTITUTE STAFF AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS EVENING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COURSES, ANSWER QUERIES AND TO OFFER GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE.

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Your World, Your Future Welcome to the 2011-2012 Adult and Continuing Education, Evening and Part-time courses prospectus. Inside you will find over a hundred courses, including academic, recreational and positive living programmes. The programmes chosen for offer this year are as a result of our knowledge of the market and what we feel might be of interest to persons living in the midland region. We hope that they are relevant and interesting.

Welcome

Over the past few years we have all been experiencing the consequences of the economic downturn. Indeed, it has impacted us all in many different ways. But despite the many negatives, I do believe that it has reminded us all that we must take control of our own future if we are to ensure that we play a significant part in this world – whether we play that part in Ireland or abroad. It is with this in mind that caused us to use the tag line ‘Your World Your Future’ as it is our hope that the programmes on offer will motivate and enable you to take control of your world and your future, enabling you to achieve your various ambitions. Through your choice, attendance and application of the learning that you will acquire on one of these programmes, our hope is that you will achieve your ambitions and go on to exploit the many opportunities that may arise well into the future. In doing so, you will therefore play a vital part in the world we all live in. To assist you in this endeavour, we have introduced a number of new programmes again this year. We are also working with partners in Ballinasloe (Galway), Longford, Leitrim (Carrick on Shannon), Offaly (Tullamore), and Westmeath, to bring learning closer to you. Furthermore, acknowledging the difficult economic climate, the majority of courses are kept at last year’s prices, with exceptions arising only as a result of the Governments student services charge. I hope that as you browse the prospectus in hard copy or online at www.ait.ie, that you find a programme that meets your requirements. When you do, you can either register by contacting the Department directly or through attending the Open Evening on Wednesday 7 September. Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 9 September 2011. We look forward to meeting you at the Department and engaging with you as you achieve your ambitions in partnership with us in AIT, ensuring ‘Your World Your Future’. See you in September.

Dr Michael Tobin, Head of Department, Adult and Continuing Education

Back row l-r: Caroline Burke, Maria Slevin, Janine King. Front row l-r: Michael Tobin, Jenny Cooper, Kieran Doyle.

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Welcome

Welcome from the President It is forty years since Athlone Institute of Technology registered its first students. The intervening period has been one of enormous change, with the world of work markedly different from four decades ago. One of the most noticeable changes is in the qualifications profile of the workforce. Where once a third level education was the preserve of the few, now the majority of school leavers are progressing to college and increasing numbers of mature students are entering higher education. Within education itself, there has been an explosion in the provision of courses on a part-time basis. This has radicalised how people can access third level and means that up-skilling and re-training is an attainable goal for many people. The current economic downturn has caused many to question firmly held beliefs. One assumption was that third level was an automatic passport to a good job and the financial security that this brings. Unfortunately, as can be seen from endless reports and surveys, this can no longer be taken for granted. Nonetheless, it has repeatedly been shown that those in possession of third level qualifications fare better in terms of job prospects and earnings than those who are not similarly qualified. This prospectus of part-time programmes is a window to a world of opportunity. There is an enormous range of course offerings here, with a growing number of academic qualifications now available. The staff in our Department of Adult and Continuing Education will be able to answer questions you may have in relation to any matter. The rest is up to you. Be assured however that an investment in education is not just something that yields a return in terms of enhanced skills and knowledge, improved self-confidence and a sense of satisfaction. Undoubtedly it is all of those things; but above all, it is an investment in your future. Best of luck with your search – and welcome to the AIT community.

Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin President

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Welcome

Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is the only higher education institution in the Midlands of Ireland. established in 1970, it has expanded in size, scope and influence over the period. There are some 6,000 full-time and part-time students in AIT studying a broad range of courses offered by the institute’s four schools of business, engineering, humanities and science. Programmes are available at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The principal aim of the Institute is to build on its strengths to become a college of choice for learners and staff regionally, nationally and internationally. A new strategic plan for the Institute which sets out a vision to 2013, establishes a series of ambitious targets including increasing student numbers by 40 per cent, developing e-platforms for students, generating research income of €10 million per annum, and increasing collaboration across the higher education and industry sectors. Approximately €100 million has been invested in AIT’s campus since 2000, with a new Engineering and Informatics Building opening in September 2010. A new postgraduate research hub also opened recently, while the institute’s new track and field facilities are garner-ing considerable acclaim.

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In accordance with its increasing student intake, the Institute has developed rapidly since its foundation. The main campus is situated approximately 2km from the town centre on the Dublin Road. The Institute currently offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to students, which has been a factor in attracting industries to the town. AIT is an important contributor to the local economy and to the shaping of Athlone’s future.

About our Programmes The following taught programmes are available at the Institute through the Department of Adult and Continuing Education: 1. Hobby/Recreational Courses 2. Professional Development Courses 3. Professional Institute Courses 4. Third level Academic Courses: • Higher Certificate (Level 6) • Ordinary Degree (Level 7) • Honours Degree (Level 8) • Masters Degree (Level 9)

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Welcome

1) Hobby/Recreational Courses

3) Professional Institute Courses

Generally theses courses take place one evening per week over a period of 8-10 weeks. Participants will learn new skills in the relevant area, but the focus of these courses is on the enjoyment of the learning. Participants who attend more than 75% of the scheduled classes will receive an Institute Certificate of Attendance on request. Examples of these courses are Make Up Tips & Tricks and Hands on Practical Cookery.

The Department of Adult and Continuing Education deliver some courses in conjunction with Professional Bodies, such as the Institute of Public Administration and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. The relevant Professional Body dictates the syllabus to be taught by AIT. In the majority of cases students have to register with and pay registration/examination fees to the relevant Professional Body as register with and pay tuition fees to AIT. This is detailed in the relevant course details in this prospectus. The examinations for these courses are set and managed by the relevant Professional Body, but generally the examinations take place in AIT or in the surrounding area.

2) Professional Development Courses These courses are similar in format and duration to the Hobby/Recreational Courses, however the focus of the learning is applied to skills that will help the participants in their working life, for example Presentation and Communication Skills and Web Design & Development. Participants who attend more than 75% of the scheduled classes will also receive and Institute Certificate of Attendance on request.

4) Third Level Academic Courses When you apply to AIT you will note that many of our Third Level Academic Programmes are available through two modes of delivery: the ladder system or the ab initio route.

Postgraduate Programmes Level 10: PhD Level 9: Master’s; Postgraduate Diploma Level 8: Higher/Postgraduate Diploma

Honours Degree Programme (Level 8)

1 or 2 years add-on

Ordinary Degree Programme (Level 7)

3 years ab initio

4 years ab initio 1 or 2 years add-on

Higher Certificate Programme (Level 6)

Leaving Certificate (Level 5)

2 years ab initio

Mature Applicant (Over 23)

Third Level Academic Programmes

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Welcome National Framework of Qualifications – further details available from www.nqai.ie

The ladder system, also referred to as add-on, describes where you can progress from one qualification to a higher-level award. For example, if you obtain a higher certificate (Level 6), you may progress to an ‘add-on’ ordinary Bachelor’s degree (Level 7) and subsequently to an honours Bachelor’s degree (Level 8). The levels refer to the standing of the award on the National Framework of Qualifications. The ladder system gives you considerable flexibility to sample a discipline for two years, to change direction in your studies, to take time out between qualifications to work, and to move between one institution and another as you climb the ladder. The diagram below shows how the ‘ladder’ system of qualifications operates at AIT. The alternative path toward obtaining a qualification is known as ab initio. This is the Latin for ‘from the beginning’. It describes programmes which allow you to progress directly to award stage. For example, if you undertake an ab initio (honours) Bachelor’s degree, you receive that qualification on successful completion of the relevant four-year programme. Many of the courses are offered through a number of different modes: Full-time, Part-time, Day-release and ACCS. The Institute’s courses are also recognised by a number of professional bodies for the purposes of exemptions. On the professional accountancy courses for example, recognition and exemptions are gained from the appropriate professional organisations.

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The courses offered by the Institute service the current and future needs of Ireland’s industrial, commercial and social sectors, while at the same time meeting the highest national and international standards.

Award Titles A parallel system of referring to awards is in place: one refers to the level of the award, while the other is for its formal title. The National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) established a framework for the development, recognition and award of qualifications based on standards of knowledge, skill or competence acquired by learners. The National Framework of Qualifications provides a level for every award made in the jurisdiction, which are as follows: • Higher Certificate (Level 6) • Ordinary Degree (Level 7) • Honours Degree (Level 8) • Masters Degree (Level 9) • Higher Diploma (Level 8 – Postgraduate)

Awarding Bodies/Course Accreditation The courses offered at AIT reflect the current and future needs of Ireland’s industrial and commercial sectors, while at the same time meeting the highest national and international standards and gaining recognition and exemptions from the appropriate professional bodies.

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AIT is proud of the fact that its academic standards are independently and internationally recognised as being of the highest quality. As a result, the institute is empowered by HETAC, the Irish national awarding body for higher education, to confer its own (HETACaccredited) awards up to Level 9 taught programmes and for Level 9 research awards. Welcome

As a part-time student, you would normally expect to gain 30 ECTS credits in a semester or 60 ECTS credits in a full academic year. To support lifelong learning, however, we will facilitate registration within a range of ECTS credits and it is proposed that you can register on as little as 5 ECTS credits. Some of our courses are accredited by Professional Institutes, for example our accountancy courses are accredited by the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). In instances where this is the case, it is clearly noted in the individual course descriptions.

Work/Clinical Placements Placements are a common (and sometimes mandatory) feature of many of our educational programmes. These work experience opportunities provide you with academic and employment benefits not possible in an exclusively college environment. As well as offering exposure to current work practices in industry, industrial placements provide a means by which you can practise the skills and apply the knowledge you have acquired in college, as well as undertake structured research within a teamwork situation. Industrial placement requirements are detailed within the particular programme information.

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Garda Vetting Requirements A number of academic programmes offered by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education require students to undertake placements that will bring them into contact with children or vulnerable adults, and in which they may assume positions of trust. To ensure the protection of the public and to justify public trust and confidence, the Department of Adult and Continuing Education is committed to ensuring that only suitable candidates are allowed to undertake these programmes. All students should be aware that some courses are subject to successful completion of work placement. In order to commence work placement, each student will be responsible for providing information to the Institute of their suitability for such courses. This will include obtaining Garda vetting and may include medical assessment and provision of personal references relating to suitability for placement. Failure to meet Institute requirements in this regard may make completion of the programme impossible and thus students would be unable to obtain an award. Students are advised that obtaining relevant approval for placement can take up to 6 months, and so students contemplating advanced entry to relevant courses may need to consider this matter prior to attending the programmes offered by the Department. The current legal minimum age for sole application for Garda vetting is 18 years of age. In the event of an applicant being between 16 and 18 years of age, written consent is also required from a parent or guardian. Garda vetting requires information on all previous residences to be provided. Students who have resided outside the Republic of Ireland are advised that details of all such residences with accurate dates of residence will be required for the Garda vetting process.

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Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin

President

Dr Joseph Ryan

Academic Registrar

Mr John McKenna

Secretary/Financial Controller

Mr Paul Killeen

Head of Research and Development

Mr Eoin Langan

Head of School of Business

Mr Owen Ross

Head of Department of Business and Management Studies

Mr Peter Melinn

Head of Department of Professional Accountancy, Financial Services and Business Computing

Mr Austin Hanley

Head of School of Engineering

Mr Marcus Rahilly

Head of Department of Electronics, Computer Software, Mechanical and Plastics/Polymer Engineering

Mr Joe Lawless

Head of Department of Engineering Trades and Mechanical Engineering

Mr Fergal Sweeney

Head of Department of Civil Engineering/ Construction Studies

Dr Marian Fitzgibbon

Head of School of Humanities and Hospitality Studies

Mr John O’Hara

Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Studies

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Head of Department of Humanities

Dr Michael Tobin

Head of Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Mr Don Faller

Head of Department of Life and Physical Sciences

Mr Pearse Murphy

Head of Department of Nursing and Health Studies

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Recognition of Prior Learning – “Credit where credits are due”

Welcome

Are you an adult learner with experience in the workplace? If so, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can get you a ‘headstart’ in your desired programme of study, through exemptions and advanced entry. Through RPL, AIT ensures that you can get credit for what you have already completed.

What is RPL? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the system for crediting students for “on the job” learning, through training (certified or non-certified) or through a variety of other sources. Hundreds of mature learners have benefitted from this system to date.

RPL includes: (i) Accreditation of Prior Certified Learning: Where an applicant has already been awarded a certificate for a formal programme taken at another institution or training organisation. (ii) Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning: This involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience.

Advantages of RPL • Formally recognises previous learning through work or college • Meet fellow mature learners • Develops study skills prior to commencement of programme • Frees up study time for other subjects

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1. Applicants identify the programme of study they wish to pursue. 2. Contact the Academic Department or RPL Coordinator, AIT

For further details on making a Recognition of Prior Learning application please contact: Kieran Doyle Work Based Learning Development Executive, AIT Tel: 0906442542 Email: kdoyle@ait.ie

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So How Does it Work?

Information sessions are scheduled for: • Monday 5 September at 5pm. • Monday 12 September at 5pm. • Monday 17 October at 5pm. • Monday 14 November at 5pm. • Monday 5 December at 5pm.

The Venue is the Dept of Adult and Continuing Education. For dates in 2012, please contact the Department.

3. Following the information session, applicants are requested to complete the initial RPL application form available at www.ait.ie and return it to the department within two weeks. A panel will sit to assess the initial RPL request on the dates below and each student will receive feedback. 4. If successful, the potential applicant will be assigned an AIT mentor who will work with them to assist them in achieving the RPL. 5. The RPL panel to assess initial application forms will sit on: • Wednesday 14 September. • Wednesday 28 September. • Wednesday 9 November. • Wednesday 7 December.

For dates in 2012, please contact the Department.

6. The cost of the RPL process is:

1 module: 2-3 modules: 1 year: 2 years:

€250 €400 €750 €1,300

7. Exemptions start on the next available course commencement date.

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How to Register Registration for an Adult and Continuing Education course at Athlone Institute of Technology may be carried out in person or by post. An information and registration evening will take place at the Institute from 6.15pm to 9.00pm on:

Wednesday 7 September 2011 INFORMATION

Institute staff and representatives of Professional Bodies will be available on this evening to provide additional information on courses, answer queries and to offer guidance and assistance. Alternatively, students may: forward a completed application/registration form (see back of this prospectus), including the appropriate fee, to the Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

Please note that postal applications are accepted by the Department prior to the Information/Registration Evening. Early registration is advisable, as the number of places on many courses are limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt either by post or in person. Closing date for applications is 4.00pm Friday 9 September 2011.

Applicants under 23 years of age All applicants under 23 years of age, who wish to undertake a programme leading to a Higher Certificate or Ordinary/Honours Degree award, must take note of entry requirements and forward a copy of their Leaving Certificate or equivalent results with their application form.

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Course Fees

All fees received are receipted in writing. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only and refer to the course or academic year as appropriate. Additional costs may arise during the course for photocopying and/or books etc.

Fees stated are per annum and not per programme. The Institute reserves the right to change fees on an annual basis. Certain courses may also require the purchase of relevant textbooks. Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, postal order or credit/debit cards (Laser/Visa/MasterCard). Please note: We do not accept American Express. Cheques should be made payable to Athlone Institute of Technology, Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

INFORMATION

All course fees must be paid IN FULL on registration. Application forms cannot be accepted unless accompanied by full course fees for the chosen programme. Fees are NOT payable by Semester. In the case of a semesterised programme, applicants must pay for the full academic year on application/registration.

Students to fail to pay fees in full will be de-registered and not permitted to sit for examinations.

Some courses require that students pay additional registration/examination fees separately (and in some cases directly) to professional bodies. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that such fees are paid to the professional bodies directly and on time. The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is not responsible in instances where this does not occur.

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Important Information 1. Staff of Department of Adult and Continuing Education Head of Department of Adult and Continuing Education Dr Michael Tobin

Tel: 090 6471860

INFORMATION

Support Staff Ms Caroline Burke Ms Janine King Ms Jenny Cooper Ms Maria Slevin

Tel: 090 6483050 Tel: 090 6483050 Tel: 090 6483050 Tel: 090 6471829

2. Academic Calendar The Institute Academic Calendar will be issued to all registered students on the first night of their chosen course.

3. ACCS The ACCS (Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects) scheme allows students to follow any subject on a approved course, and to be awarded a single subject certificate on successful completion of the subject. Subjects passed are certified individually and can be accumulated leading to an award of a Higher Certificate, Degree (Ordinary or Honours). This scheme is designed specifically to facilitate students wishing to follow courses on a part-time. For further details, please refer to the Institute full-time prospectus.

4. Start Dates of Courses Course start dates are specified in detailed course profiles. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are aware of the specific start date for their chosen courses. We do not send letters to students confirming start dates. All courses will start on dates stated in this prospectus.

5. Course Fees All course fees must be paid IN FULL on registration. Application forms cannot be accepted unless accompanied by full course fees for the chosen programme. Fees are NOT payable by Semester. In the case of a semesterised programme, applicants must pay for the full academic year on application/registration. All fees received are receipted in writing.

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Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only and refer to the course or one academic year as appropriate. Additional costs may arise during the course for photocopying and/or books etc. Some courses require that students pay additional registration/examination fees separately (and in some cases directly) to professional bodies. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that such fees are paid to the professional bodies directly and on time. The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is not responsible in instances where this does not occur. Fees stated are per annum and not per programme. The Institute reserves the right to change fees on an annual basis. Certain courses may also require the purchase of relevant textbooks. Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, postal order or credit/debit cards (Laser/Visa/MasterCard). Please note: We do not accept American Express. Cheques should be made payable to Athlone Institute of Technology, Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

6. Tax Relief on Part-time Courses For Individuals Since April 2001, the Revenue Authorities have simplified the system that allows tax relief on certain third-level courses. You now can claim tax relief on fees paid for approved undergraduate, postgraduate, information technology and foreign language courses. The conditions surrounding this relief are relatively straightforward. The duration of both full and part-time undergraduate courses must be at least two years. Both undergraduate and postgraduate courses must be approved by the Minister for Education and Science, and the tuition fees must be paid by the individual on his or her own behalf or on the behalf of a spouse, child or person’s legal guardian. Tax relief is also available on technology and foreign language courses. The courses must last less than two years, and result in the awarding of a certificate of competence – a certificate of attendance is not sufficient. The courses must also be approved. The courses in question must cost in excess of €315 and relief is not available if part of the tuition fee is paid by a grant, scholarship or where fees are reimbursed by an employer.

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To apply for the tax relief you will need an application form called IT31, which can be downloaded from the Revenue Commissioners website at www.revenue.ie. This needs to be completed and returned with the receipt for the fees paid. If you are currently working and claiming relief on fees paid during the last tax year, you will need to send a copy of your most recent P60 with your application.

Additional examination fees are payable separately and in some cases directly) to professional bodies. The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is not responsible in instances where this does not occur. On the morning or afternoon of the respective examination, candidates must present to the examination invigilator with an AIT student card or the relevant professional body student card along with a form of personal identification, e.g. drivers licence, prior to being admitted to the examination. Failure to do so will mean non-admittance to the examination.

For Employers

8. Refund Policy

While the tax relief available to individuals is limited to specific courses there is another option. If you are currently employed and are considering doing a course, you could consider requesting that your employer pays for the course. The payback to them is that they are investing in your skills and ability so that over the long-term you could add more value to the company.

Please note: The onus is on the student to notify the Department of Adult and Continuing Education in writing in the event of their withdrawing from their course for any reason as soon as is practicable.

The key benefit for employers is that they can apply for tax relief as long as the course in question is associated with your job.

7. Examinations and Examination Fees Please note that ensuring they are properly registered for examinations is the responsibility of the student. Examination dates are defined by the Examinations Office or relevant professional body, in consultation with the Department of Adult and Continuing Education. Examinations are delivered in accordance with the Institute’s Marks and Standards. Changes are not permitted to the Examinations Timetable. Students to fail to pay fees in full will be de-registered and not permitted to sit for examinations. Students sitting AIT managed examinations are advised to check the online examination timetables regularly in case any changes take place. Students are also advised to reconfirm the date and time of each examination on the web based timetables within 24 hours of each scheduled examination. Students sitting external examinations must ensure that they are aware of external examination dates. In addition, students must ensure that they have registered for and paid the appropriate examination fee by the relevant closing date, where relevant. Students should make themselves aware of examination entry closing dates, fees etc.

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INFORMATION

The relief is subject to an upper limit of â‚Ź1,270 per course and is on a basis of one course per individual in a tax year.

Short courses (3-12 weeks): A full refund will be given if requested one week before course commencement. A refund less administration fee (25%) will be given if requested where one class of the course has taken place. Refunds are not available thereafter.

For courses of 13 weeks or more: A full refund will be given if requested one week before course commencement. A refund less administration fee (25%) will be given where two classes of the course have taken place. Refunds are not available thereafter. Please Note: Requests for refund of course fees must be made in writing to the Department of Adult and Continuing Education. A 25% administration fee is charged as per the above refund policy. Receipts must be produced when requesting a refund of course fees.

9. Cancelled Courses As all Adult Education classes must be self-financing, Athlone Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel any class that is not financially viable prior to commencement. All registered students will be notified and all fees will be refunded automatically.

10. Programme Schedules All registered students will be issued with a schedule/ timetable as appropriate on the first night of their course. The Institute reserves the right to change the schedule of any programme outlined in this prospectus. The Department of Adult and Continuing Education or the lecturer may under unavoidable circumstances change the day and time of any class, (students will always be notified).

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Please note that the number of weeks scheduled for each programme is approximate – some programmes may necessitate additional classes in order to complete the programme within the academic year and ensure that students are fully prepared for scheduled examinations. In general these extra classes will be scheduled on Saturdays. INFORMATION

Some programmes listed in this course have been scheduled with Saturday classes – this is noted in the individual course description. The following dates are the Saturdays that the Institute is open for the academic year 2011/2012. Any Saturday classes necessary will be scheduled on one/some of these dates:

Semester 1 24 September 2011 8 October 2011 22 October 2011

12. Institute Regulations All students are required to make themselves aware of the Institute Regulations. A copy of the Student Handbook is available to download from the Institute website www.ait.ie. All students sitting AIT programme examinations are required to have read the Examination Regulations contained in the Student Handbook.

13. Banking Bank of Ireland operates a full on-campus banking service. An ATM facility is also available in the Institute’s reception area.

14. Restaurant Facilities The Institute has an excellent restaurant, which serves meals and snacks each day between 9.00am and 9.00pm, Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 2.00pm on Fridays and 10.00am to 12.00pm on Saturdays.

12 November 2011 26 November 2011 3 December 2011 10 December 2011

Semester 2 21 January 2012 4 February2012 18 February 2012 3 March 2012 24 March 2012 21 April 2012 28 April 2012

11. Library Registered part-time students on Academic/Professional and/or HETAC accredited academic programmes may avail of the Institute’s library facilities. Details of library services for such students are available at http://libmain.ait.ie/

Librarian Ms Josephine Corkery

Library Opening Hours

15. Parking Facilities Adequate facilities are provided at the side and rear of the Institute. Cars may only be parked in authorised areas. Vehicles parked in non-designated areas will be clamped. The release fee is €90, and outside the control of the Institute. Please note that if you wish to come to the Institute and park before 6.00pm, you MUST have a student parking permit. These are available from APCOA via the AIT website – www.ait.ie go to quick link for Parking on bottom right hand side. If you park at the Institute before 6.00pm and do not have a student parking permit displayed in your vehicle you will be clamped. The release fee is €80, and outside the control of the Institute.

16. Institute Identity Card Only students registered on courses leading to Academic Awards, Professional Awards or other Institute recognised awards will be issued with an Institute Identity Card. This card also allows access to the Institute’s library computer and photocopying facilities.

Monday to Thursday: 9.15am to 9.45pm Friday: 9.15am to 5.00pm Saturday: opening hours will vary throughout the academic year. Please contact the Library to clarify these if you wish to use the facilities on Saturday.

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Recreational and Positive Living

Recreational and Positive Living

Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

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Learning to Learn

9 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Nutrition, Superfoods and Healthy Snacks – Eating Your Way to Health

8 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Make-up Tips and Tricks!

8 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Home Gardening and Horticulture

8 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Mnemonics – The Art of Memory

8 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Digital Photography

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Introduction to the Global Music Industry

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Introduction to Electronic Music Production (Ableton)

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Start Your Own Business

6 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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How to Succeed at Interviews

6 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Challenge the Rut – Your World Your Future!

8 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Presentation and Communication Skills

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Introduction to Journalism/Journalistic Writing Skills

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Technical Writing

8 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Know Your Car

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Automotive Diagnostics

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Know Your Boat

Saturday

3 full Saturdays – Dates TBC

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Welding for Beginners

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 8.30pm

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Introduction to Plumbing

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

30

Introduction to Bricklaying and Paving

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Plastering

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Renewable Energies and Energy Awareness

8 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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(Single Subject Certificate) NFQ Level 6 Aim of Course The aim of this course is to support students in their transition to becoming independent learners in higher education underpinning professional development by enabling them to develop a range of skills and strategies essential to personal and professional development.

Course Content • What is Learning? • Study and Learning Skills • Communications • Team Work and Creativity Successful completion of this course will give exemption from the Learning to Learn module should a student wish to pursue an AIT Degree. Additionally, such students will receive a fee reduction. Duration

9 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 22 September 2011

Course Content This course covers many topics including: • The role of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and proteins, fats and carbohydrates • Nutritional snacks and foods for all ages • Healthy eating guidelines and specialist diets • Superfoods and Supernutrients Recreational and Positive Living

Learning to Learn

• Juicing and Smoothies • Supersnacks, Nuts, Seeds and Fruits As well as giving plenty of information and explanation, this course also includes practical tasting sessions.

Intended for This course is aimed at individuals interested in gaining more knowledge about maintaining wellness with nutritional foods. In addition the information and learning gained on this course is applicable to children, individuals with restricted diets, fussy eaters, those who do not eat a sufficient range of nutritional foods and those recovering from illness. It is also aimed at those working in any area of the health industry where a knowledge of the easy nutritional options would be useful.

Award

Single Subject Certificate in Learning to Learn

Duration

Course Fee

€175

Course Fee

8 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 €205

Make-up Tips and Tricks! Aim of Course To provide candidates with a good knowledge of skin care and make-up application. Participants will learn how to look after their skin correctly dependent on their own skin type. They will also learn how to create stunning and dramatic make-up effects. The class format will be both theory and practical sessions, so students will be able to practice as they are learning.

Nutrition, Superfoods and Healthy Snacks – Eating Your Way to Health Aim of Course This is a nutrition and healthy living course which focuses on a healthy approach to eating for all the family, from childhood into maturer years. It is particularly focused on quick, healthy and simple ‘fast food’ alternatives, suitable for modern life.

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Course Content • Skin types • Skin products • Home facials • Eyebrow shaping • Corrective make-up • Make-up tools • Eye make-up • Lips and blush

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Duration

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8 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€160

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Home Gardening and Horticulture Aim of Course To acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to grow and maintain a variety of Herbs, Fruit, Vegetables and Plants. Students will also develop a basic understanding of Garden Design, Lawn care, Pest and Disease control, and propagation techniques.

Course Content • Basic Garden Design – what to take into consideration when planning a garden • Vegetables – Developing a productive garden • Herbs – How to grow a kitchen garden • Fruit trees and Soft Fruit – Cultivation and maintenance • Lawn Care – How to create and maintain the perfect lawn • Propagation – Learn about the various techniques; cuttings, seeds, division and layering. • Plant Identification and Use – Best Plants for every site • Bulbs – How to grow them and where to plant Students will also spend one Saturday morning in a local gardening centre for practical lessons. Duration

8 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

€225

If you feel that enough is enough, here is your chance to change that. In this course you can learn to jump-start your memory. You can learn how to remember numbers, numbers of any length; to memorise your shopping list will become second nature to you, or for that matter, any list. Imagine: speeches without cue cards, making (and keeping) appointments without a diary or reducing exam stress by acquiring enormous amounts of information. How about learning 1,000 French words within one week? All this and much more will be dealt with in the course “Mnemonics – The Art of Memory”. Duration

8 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€140

Introduction to Digital Photography Aim of Course

Mnemonics – The Art of Memory You know what it’s like to forget someone’s name. Or you may have forgotten appointments, telephone numbers, speeches, punchlines of jokes, directions, or best of all: your spouse’s birthday! You might feel like the man dancing at the Amnesiacs Annual Ball, saying to the woman, Do I come here often?

This course aims to give learners a broad and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of digital photographic production.

Course Content • Digital Camera Functions and Settings • Narrative Photography • Portrait Photography • Documentary Photography • Still-life Photography • Photographic Techniques • Image Processing and Correction

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Intended for This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in improving their photographic skills. 10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

• A broad overview of Music Industry terminology. • Learnt how to develop their project for future uses and possible amalgamations with other projects in the class.

€250

Course Content Recreational and Positive Living

Duration

• Been introduced to participants to the challenges of time management through radio editing.

• Introduction to Sound Engineering

Introduction to the Global Music Industry

• Introduction to Pro Tools

Aim of Course

• Project Two – MIDI Masterpiece

To give those interested a taster of the music industry. Participants will be educated in select areas which may grant them entry to the domestic music industry. They will have a full portfolio showing their actions performed and achievements in the course as well as a C.D. with all audio projects recorded on for reference uses.

• Introduction to Multitrack Recording

The course is aimed at those who are looking to get their foot in the door of the domestic music industry but may not know how to approach the situation, the channels to work through etc. At the end of this course, participants will be encouraged to submit their personal demos/C.V.’s to the industry with the view to building upon their successes.

• Project One – Basic recording and audio manipulation • Introduction to MIDI

• Project Three – Recording an artist • Introduction to Radio Editing • Project Four – Demo recordings • Introduction Sound to Picture • Synchronisation • Project Five – Overdubbing • Introduction to Photography • Project Six – Practical application • Industry Theory Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011

Course Objectives

Enquires

Colin Fahy, Course coordinator Email: fa@colinfahy.com

Course Fee

€300

At the end of this course, you will have: • Worked in a studio environment. • Gained the Information Technology skills appropriate to manipulating data, image and audio files.

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Introduction to Electronic Music Production (Ableton) Aim of Course

Recreational and Positive Living

The aim of this course is to give those interested a taster of electronic music production and the processes involved in making your own music. This course will provide a platform for students to gain practical understanding in selected areas involved within the founda-tions of music production. Across a 10 week period students will learn about the various elements involved in the music production process from the ground up. allowing students to quickly learn how to create and build their own sounds & Techniques using Ableton Live.

Duration

10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Enquires

Joe Relihan, Course coordinator Email: filtroniks@hotmail.com

Course Fee

€250

Start Your Own Business Aim of Course A practical course in which participants are encouraged to prepare their own business plan during and between training sessions.

Course Objectives

The course also provides insight into the stages involved within the music industry when promoting & publishing an artist and their music.

At the end of the course students will/can:

Course Content

• Register the business with the appropriate places, e.g. companies office

• Introduction • Studio Guidelines • Introduction to Ableton Live • Introduction to MIDI • Automation • Introduction to Synthesis & Sound Design

• Have a list of useful telephone numbers and contacts • Plan and conduct basic market research

• Choose an appropriate business structure for their business idea • Evaluate, cost and price a product/service • Introduce breakeven analysis • Cash management and debt collection

• Introduction to Mixing & Processing

• List sources of finance and assistance available to start-up businesses

• Introduction to Compression, Equalization & various other effects

• Use simple, practical promotion and advertising techniques

• Various production tips & techniques

• Understand tax obligations, deductible expenses, allowances and reliefs

• Promotion & Publishing

• Be aware of safety legislation and minimum requirements • Be aware of employment legislation • Time management and stress management • Understand practical management techniques used to monitor business performance, including human resource management Duration

6 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

€140

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Challenge The Rut – Your World Your Future!

Aim of Course

Aim of Course

Being interviewed can be a very stressful experience. This course will guide you through what interviewers are looking for, and provide you with the techniques to allow you to make the best impression in order for you to be selected. It will also guide you in completing application forms and compiling CVs that impress.

This course is aimed at people who are currently unemployed and frustrated, but who want to move on.

Course Content • Preparing yourself for interviews • What impresses interviewers • Common mistakes interviewees make • How to make a positive impact on the interviewer • How to project yourself clearly and effectively • Using good communication skills • Controlling nerves • Handling questions • Filling in application forms • Compiling an effective CV A key part of the course is given over to conducting mock interviews in order that participants learn to project themselves effectively.

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How to Succeed at Interviews

This course will assist in exploring avenues available, challenging you personally in order that you can “Challenge the Rut” that you find yourself in! The aim of this programme is to provide you with skills that will assist you in success in the current economic climate, including identify-ing personal and professional goals, confidence development, motivation, change management in particular career change and tips and approaches on how to maintain a positive attitude and approach.

Course Content This course will include the following: • Exploring avenues that are available to you • The importance of networking and its benefits • Personal Development Planning • Coach yourself to be successful? Including powerful coaching tools with proven results. • Positive thought to build your confidence • Decision Making

Duration

6 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€130

• Overcome procrastination – putting things off! • Managing career change? Steps to managing or changing your career • Stress and time management

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Intended for This programme would be very beneficial for the unemployed, recently redundant or looking for a new career direction or for those in-terested in improving their lives in general to achieve success. Duration

8 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Recreational and Positive Living

Course Fee

€135

Presentation and Communication Skills Aim of Course Speaking in public, and delivering presentations are recognised as some of the most difficult things to do. This course will enable you to create and deliver confident and inspiring presentations that will impress and persuade your audience. We will help you control your nerves, understand the Do’s and Don’ts of Communication, and show how to make a greater impact through the effective use of visual aids. At the end of the course you will be able to speak in public with skill and confidence.

Introduction to Journalism/ Journalistic Writing Skills Aim of Course To look at the fundamentals involved in developing the skills of a journalist and public relations practitioner. This will range from a detailed look at the Irish media landscape to the skills involved in writing a good news story or press release. The course will lay a particular emphasis on the practical skills required for both professions and will involve practical exercises.

Intended for • Those wishing to gain a practical understanding of Journalism and/or PR before they decide on a career in either field. • Those at an early stage in their Journalism or PR careers who feel they need more of an understanding of the requirements of each profession. • Those working in professional and amateur organisations where good writing skills are necessary, for press releases etc.

Course Content • The Irish Media landscape

Course Content

• Newswriting techniques and writing that ‘perfect’ press release

• How to plan and prepare a presentation that will engage and convince your audience

• Analysing the assignments

• How to control nerves, and appear confident and relaxed

• News reporting

• How to use visual aids and handouts • How to use the key communication skills to make impact • How to handle questions and interruptions • How to use PowerPoint effectively Duration

• An introduction to sports/feature writing • Interview techniques • Media Law and Ethics Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€245

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€215

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Aim of Course The aim of the course is to help individuals improve their skills when writing documents including reports, procedures, policies, guides, and instructions.

Course Content The course will include the following: • Types and structure of documents

Intended for Motorists who wish to have a better understanding of the modern motor car (petrol and diesel). The course will contain 50% theory and 50% practical demonstration. Student participation in practical work is not required. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Technical Writing

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€160

• Grammar • Punctuation

Automotive Diagnostics

• Consistency • Templates • Right document for the right audience

Aim of Course

• Document Management and Control.

• To increase the knowledge of motor/HGV mechanics regarding modern sensors, actuators and systems

Intended for

• To give participants an understanding of the differences between older systems and modern systems

The course is intended for individuals who write procedures, reports, policy documents, and instructions and who may potentially work with a document management system. Participants should have a working knowledge of MS® Word, MS® Excel and the internet. Practical exercises will be an integral part of the course. Duration

8 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

• To give participants the knowledge to confidently diagnostic automotive problems through the use of multimeters and other diagnostic tools

Intended For Anyone involved in the repair/maintenance of cars/ HGV’s etc.

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

€130

Course Content The course will be 50% theory and 50% practical. The subjects covered are

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• Automotive Circuitry

Aim of Course

• Diagnostics Procedures

• To familiarise participants with the names of car engine components, the need for same, and their working principles

• Automotive Sensors and Actuators

• To outline how simple service procedures are carried out and enable participants to cut down on running costs by highlighting the importance of good routine maintenance

Duration

• Basic Automotive Electronic Control

• Introduction to Oscilloscopes 10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€160

• To enable participants to become better drivers.

Course Content Mechanical and electrical components of the car are examined in theory in ten easy to follow lessons. After each lesson a visit is made to the automobile workshop in the Institute, to observe practical demonstrations of car components in operation.

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Welding for Beginners Aim of Course To enable participants to become proficient in the use of welding equipment. Note: This course will contain at least 70% practical work. Recreational and Positive Living

Course Content • Health and Safety aspects of welding (i.e. dress, behaviour in workshop and on-site etc). • Electric arc welding (horizontal and vertical) of mild steel. • Oxy-acetylene welding, brazing and cutting of mild steel. • An introduction to metal inert gas (MIG-CO2) welding. • Project: Creation of a project using learned welding techniques.

Intended for Beginners and people with a limited knowledge of electric and gas welding.

Know Your Boat Aim of Course The aim of this course is to enable participants to be familiar and comfortable in maintaining their craft and dealing with fibreglass, mechanics, electrics and superstructure components of the boat including engines, transmissions, electrics, hull, superstructure, bilges, gas fittings, plumbing, weather proofing. Another aim is to outline how simple service procedures are carried out and enable participants to cut down on running costs by highlighting the importance of good routine maintenance. On completion of this course participants will be familiar and comfortable in winterising and completing new season preparations of their boats.

Course Content • Boat Mechanics and Winterising your Boat – October • Boat Electrics – November • Fibreglass – February

Intended for Boaters who wish to have a better understanding of their craft (petrol and diesel). The course will contain 50% theory and 50% practical demonstration. For further information on this course, please contact the Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€255

Introduction to Plumbing Aim of Course To familiarise participants with a plumbing and central heating system and enable them to carry out simple maintenance and repairs.

Course Content • Introduction – Health and Safety • Different systems of pipework and fittings used • Carry out simple repairs – stop leaks • Repair or replace dripping taps and ball valves • Central heating systems – balance radiators • Boilers – circulating pumps • Effective lagging and insulation • New technology

Intended for Homeowners and those who would like to develop their knowledge of plumbing. Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Bricklaying and Paving Aim of Course To develop the basic skills required to perform brickwork and paving to a personal standard. Recreational and Positive Living

Course Content • Introduction – Health and Safety • Materials and Equipment • Brickwork • Tools • Paving

Intended for This is an excellent course for the DIY enthusiast, who would like to learn the basic skills of bricklaying and paving. Duration

10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

€230

Introduction to Plastering Aim of Course To provide the participants with the opportunity to learn, practice and develop the basic skills of the trade. Participants will also become familiar with the tools, materials, equipment and working practices.

Course Content • Mouldwork • Cement Band Work • Float and Nap • Float and Skim

Intended for The DIY enthusiast. Duration

10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

€230

Introduction to Renewable Energies and Energy Awareness Aim of Course To give an overview of renewable energy technology and energy awareness and outline the basic principles of solar electricity, solar water heating, small-scale wind power, micro hydro-power, bio-energy, heat pumps and their applications for homes, businesses and farms. The course is aimed at those in the business, nonprofit, public and academic sectors who wish to get a comprehensive introduction to renewable energy technologies, as well as those wishing to installing renewable energy systems in both urban or rural settings. The emphasis is on how things work, what it is practicable to do, and participants have the opportunity to develop their own projects. At the end of the course participants should be able to do initial designs for renewable energy systems.

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Course Objectives At the end of the course students will be able: • to calculate their use of energy use in the home/farm • to reduce energy use at little capital cost • to evaluate, cost and price a domestic renewable energy system – solar, small scale wind, bioenergy or heat pump Recreational and Positive Living

• to apply for a grant to help meet costs of installation of a renewable energy system

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• to ask relevant questions to a supplier of renewable energy systems • to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of growing energy crops • have a list of official renewable energy suppliers and contractors in their local area

Course Content • Review of existing fuel sources – Coil, Oil, Gas, Nuclear. Is Nuclear the way forward? • Wind power – Commercial and Domestic uses • Solar power for water heating and electricity generation in the home • Geothermal heat pumps • Wave and Hydro electricity generation • Biogas used for electricity generation • Growing Energy crops – A new agricultural phenomenon • Grants available for domestic users, renewable energy companies etc for installation of renewable energy systems Duration

8 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Supporting Your Child’s Learning

Supporting Your Child’s Learning

Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

Page

Introducing NEW Project Maths to Junior Certificate Parents

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Learning to Use Science at Home for Junior Certificate Parents

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Supporting your Child’s Learning in Primary School

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Basic Irish Language

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introducing NEW Project Learning to Use Science at Maths to Junior Certificate Home for Junior Certificate Parents Parents Aim of Course

Aim of Course

All Students in the Junior Cert cycle will be studying the Project Maths syllabus.

To demystify the Junior Certificate Science Syllabus.

This programme is designed to provide parents with the skills to work with the new Project Maths syllabuses for Junior Certificate Mathematics in the comfort of their homes with their own kids. Participants on the programme with become familiar with the following changes: • what students learn in the New Project Maths syllabus • how students will be assessed at Junior Cert level • how to work through the sections in the Project Maths curriculum • learn to use the Project Maths website effectively In the new Project Maths syllabus much greater emphasis will be placed on student understanding of mathematical concepts. Learn to assist in developing your Childs’ problem-solving skills and working with the new presentation. Become familiar with the different emphasis on understanding and application in the new curriculum.

All Students in the Junior Cert cycle will be studying the Science syllabus. Supporting Your Child’s Learning

Why not get proactive in your child’s learning by becoming familiar with the programme and assessment methods

Why not become proactive in your childs’ learning by becoming familiar with the programme and assessment methods? This programme is designed to demystify the Science syllabus for Junior Certificate parents. It aims to provide parents with key skills to assist them in working through scientific problems with their own kids in the comfort of their own homes. Participants on the programme with become familiar with the following elements of the syllabus: • what students learn in Junior Science • how students will be assessed at Junior Cert level • how to work through sections of the course relating key science terms to everyday events • how to locate relevant teaching material on the internet

Develop your skills to work side by side with your child to assist their transition into this new world of maths.

Emphasis will be placed on developing understanding of key scientific concepts drawing examples from common everyday events. Learn to assist in developing your Childs’ problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge. Make SCIENCE fun at HOME, become involved in your Childs’ education, develop your scientific vocabulary and understanding.

Course Content

Course Content

Theory and Practice in Relation to

Core Topics and Worked Exam Questions in Relation to

• Statistics and Probability

• Chemistry

• Geometry and Trigonometry

• Physics

• Number

• Biology

• Algebra • Functions

Intended for

Intended for

Parents of Secondary School Students taking Junior Certificate Science. No prior learning required.

Parents of Junior Cert Students at Secondary School Students who have knowledge of Maths up to Pass level at Leaving Certificate. Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Reward

Satisfaction of Learning to Learn with your Kids, be there to guide and help!

Course Fee

€150

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Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Reward

Satisfaction of Learning to Learn with your Kids, Be there to guide and help!

Course Fee

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Course Content It is intended that this course would look at • Literacy… Help your child develop phonological awareness, comprehension skills, pre-reading, reading and writing skills. • Numeracy… Understand the language, concepts and skills used in the teaching of maths today.

Supporting Your Child’s Learning

• Other curricular areas. How the aims and skills of the curriculum can be underpinned at home in simple concrete and practical ways. • Social and interpersonal skills. Communication skills for all.

Supporting your Child’s Learning in Primary School Aim of course In the light of the current cuts in education resourcing, the increase in the pupil teacher ratio and the cessation of the granting of all new resource hours, it would be hugely beneficial for parents to learn strategies to support their own child’s learning and gain a greater overview and understanding of the curriculum content and skills, that their children are acquiring in school. • To explain the basic concepts of numeracy and literacy and allow parents understand the approaches behind them and the language used to teach them. • To give parents practical and concrete ideas as to how they can support their child’s learning on a day to day basis. • To give parents an awareness and understanding of aspects of the primary school curriculum and the policies associated with it.

• Strategies for dealing with bullying and the role of the parent therein. • Testing/assessment in primary school. What tests may be done and what might they mean. Teacher assessments of a child’s development and what they might mean. • Difficulties in the academic areas… Explaining specific educational difficulties. What can I do as a parent?

Intended for Parents of primary school children. Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€180

Basic Irish Language Aim of Course

• To foster an understanding of the crucial role of early childhood education and the parent role of primary educator.

This course aims to provide participants with the basics of Irish language.

• To impart the importance of close co-operation between home and school, for children to receive the maximum benefit from the curriculum.

Course Content

• To facilitate better communication between parents and schools, by giving parents an understanding of the principles of the primary school curriculum and the approaches and methodologies it adopts. • To reach out to parents and help parents overcome any inhibiting attitudes they may have towards school, in an atmosphere of trust and support. • To foster positive attitudes of understanding and mutual respect between parents and the school so as to enhance their child’s learning and experiences in primary school.

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Participants will be introduced to practical topics and relevant grammatical points.

Intended for Those who have little or no prior experience of the Irish language and are interested in acquiring some knowledge of the language to help their primary school children develop a flair and love for Irish language. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€185

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Art and Design


Art and Design Course Title

Duration

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Introduction to Oil Painting

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Advanced Oil Painting

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Graphic Design

8 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Introduction to Printmaking

8 weeks

Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Interior Design and Decorating

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Art and Design Portfolio Preparation Course

20 weeks

Tuesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

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Introduction to Oil Painting Advanced Oil Painting Aim of Course

Aim of Course

To provide candidates with basic oil painting skills. A list of materials is needed and will be handed out on the first night of the course.

To build on the painting skills developed in the introductory course.

Intended for Course Content • Information on paints, brushes and art materials • Sketching • Still life for beginners • Oil painting techniques

Participants who wish to continue to develop and improve their oil painting skills. Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

€185

Intended for Participants who wish to develop and improve their oil painting skills. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

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Introduction to Graphic Design

Introduction to Printmaking

Aim of Course

Aim of Course

During this course you will look at the most basic building blocks of design; colour, form, texture, composition, symbolism and other design concepts through a series of lectures, assignments, critiques and case studies. This course is studio based, therefore the majority of work will be focussed on producing visual work and the constructive critique of that work.

The aim of the course is to provide students with an introduction to printmaking. Classes will be workshop based and concentrate on individual solutions. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the contemporary use of printmaking. The workshop will provide them with opportunities for experimentation with methods, materials and equipment.

Art and Design

This course will be taught using traditional materials, ie paper and pencil, however you will also be introduced to professional design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator.

Course Content This course will have an emphasis on development of personal images through printmaking and will include the following elements.

Course Content

• Introduction to printmaking

• Getting started in the design process

• Printmaking techniques:

• Positive and Negative Space

- Lino-print

• Contrast

- Drypoint

• Pattern and Texture

- Monoprint

• Colour • Typography • Logo Design Fundamentals • Layout • Applied Design • Project

Intended for Those with a keen interest in visual communication. Participants are expected to have good PC and computer skills. Duration

8 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€240

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8 weeks – Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 6.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

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€295 (which includes cost of printmaking materials. Students are required to bring in photographs or drawings they wish to work from and examples of previous work)

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Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€240

Art and Design Portfolio Preparation Course Aim of Course

Art and Design

The main aim of this course is to assemble a high quality Art and Design portfolio. Students who have previously completed this course have been accepted onto full-time degree courses at Athlone Institute of technology, the National College of Art and Design, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and other third level institutions. The course gives students the opportunity to develop and explore their creativity through a series of varied Art and Design experiences. The course has a practical structure, which gives the student a focused and solid grounding in a range of Art and Design techniques. Materials – All materials are provided excluding sketchbooks and portfolio case.

Course Content • Drawing • Combined Materials • Printmaking • Photography • Graphic Design • Portfolio Organisation/Preparation

Introduction to Interior Design and Decorating

Duration

20 weeks – Tuesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 6.00pm Tuesday 20 September 2011 Course Fee

€400

Aim of Course To provide the basic skills to enable one to successfully complete a design scheme within the budget constraints for a domestic project.

Course Content • Basic Technical Drawing • Natural and Man-made Materials • Lighting – Natural/Artificial • Colour Theory • Soft Furnishings • Room Style

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Business and Management


Business and Management Course Title

Business and Management

Duration

Day and Time

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Certificate in Front Line Management

2 years: 24 weeks per annum

Thursday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Higher Certificate in Business

2 years: 24 weeks per annum

Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Bachelor of Business

1 year: 24 weeks

Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Bachelor of Business (Honours)

1 year: 24 weeks

Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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2 years: 1 day per month

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2 years: 20 weeks per annum

Year 3: Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Diploma in Leadership Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) (IPA)

Year 4: Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law

4 years: 24 weeks per annum

Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Environmental Law, Practical Issues and Rights – An Introduction

1 year: 20 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Diploma in HR Practice (CIPD)

1 year: 20 weeks

Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Diploma in HR Management (CIPD)

1 year: 20 weeks

Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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5 days

Friday/Saturday

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1 year: 20 weeks

Friday 2.00pm to 7.00pm

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Employment Law (CIPD) Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching

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Certificate in Front Line Management

Course Content

NFQ Level 6

• Presentation and Communication Skills

The main aim of the proposed programme is to give potential/existing aspiring supervisory staff the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective leaders in their organisations.

• Role of the Manager and Leadership • Teamwork and Motivation • Legal Framework • Learning to Learn • Business Accounting 1

Year 2

The programme will also develop and increase the participant’s understanding of the way in which organisations work, and how to develop their own management skill set.

• Quality Management and Customer Care

Intended for

• Business Accounting 2

This Certificate will appeal to those who are newly appointed to a team leadership or people management role, or those who wish to equip themselves for such roles. On successful completion of this qualification, you will:

• Integrated Knowledge and Case Studies

• have improved your skills in managing other people • understand the dynamics of teams, organisational culture and change management • be better at making decisions and solving problems • have developed the confidence to plan and deliver presentations to colleagues and managers • have improved your performance by building successful relationships with your work environment.

• Business Planning • Employee Relations Business and Management

Aim of Course

Year 1

• Organisational Behaviour

Minimum Entry Requirements • Leaving Certificate with Ordinary Level Grade D3 in 5 subjects, to include Mathematics and a language (English or Irish), or equivalent

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• Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age)

Learning to Learn Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 24 September 2011. Duration

2 years: 24 weeks per year – 6.00pm to 10.00pm plus selected saturdays

Commencing Year 1: 6.00pm Thursday 22 September 2011

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Enquires

Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Award

Certificate in Frontline Management

Course Fee

Year 1 – €1050 per annum Year 2 – €985 per annum

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Higher Certificate in Business NFQ Level 6 Aim of Course This course contains business knowledge and skills which form the basis for a career in industry, commerce or the public service. You will gain an understanding of the functional areas of business and of the factors which influence business success.

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On graduation, you should be able to use your knowledge and skills to solve technical and human problems in a business/commercial context. You will also learn how effective interpersonal relations at work contribute to the public image of an organisation and to its progress. Development of your communication skills also forms part of the course.

Course Content Year 1

Learning to Learn Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 24 September 2011. Duration

2 years; 24 weeks per annum Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Year 1 – 6.00pm Monday 19 September

Year 2 – 6.00pm Monday 8 September 2011

Enquiries

Department of Adult and Continuing Education, AIT

Award

Higher Certificate in Business Studies

Course Fee

Year 1 – €2100 per annum Year 2 – €1950 per annum

Bachelor of Business

• Financial Accounting A

NFQ Level 7

• Computer Applications

Aim of Course

• Economics

This qualification builds upon the knowledge acquired and skills developed on the Higher Certificate in Business (Level 6) course. The programme aims to provide you with a deeper insight into the role and functions of a modern business enterprise and to prepare you for a variety of business-related career opportunities upon graduation.

• Learning to Learn • Marketing • Financial Accounting B • Quantitative Techniques • Business Management • European Studies

Year 2 • IT and Computer Applications • Management Accounting • Operations Management • HR Management • Marketing Management • International Economics

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with Grade C3 in two Honours Level subjects, one of which must be English, plus four other subjects at Grade D3 (can be Honours or Ordinary Level) or Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age). All applicants must complete a separate more detailed application form which is available from the Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

During your preparation for this degree, you will have the opportunity to study both high-level general and specialised knowledge related to how industrial and commercial organisations function and to those factors which affect the success of an enterprise. You will also develop a critical understanding of the key elements of effective business management. An important aspect of the course will be your own personal development, in preparation for the duties and responsibilities likely to arise in future employment.

Course Content • Managerial Finance A • Business Information Systems • Business Law • Logistics and Supply Chain Management • Business Management and Enterprise Development • Managerial Finance B • Company Law • International Marketing and Sales Management

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Entry Requirements

Course Content

Higher Certificate in Business or an approved equivalent Level 6 qualification.

• Strategic Analysis

All applicants must complete a separate more detailed application form which is available from the Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

• Financial Management A

24 weeks – Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 6.00pm Monday 19 September 2011 Enquiries

Department of Adult and Continuing Education, AIT

Award

Bachelor of Business Studies

Course Fee

€2100

• Financial Markets • Strategic Implementation • Financial Management B • Strategic Marketing • Customer Relationship Management All applicants must complete a separate more detailed application form which is available from the Department of Adult and Continuing Education. Business and Management

Duration

• Systems and Project Management

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Holders of a Bachelor of Business (Level 7) qualification are eligible to apply to join this programme. Duration

24 weeks – Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

NFQ Level 8

Commencing 6.00pm Monday 19 September 2011

Aim of Course

Enquiries

Department of Adult and Continuing Education, AIT

Award

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours)

Course Fee

€2100

The overall aim of this programme is to provide you with the opportunity to develop the analytical and high-level business skills required to deal effectively with rapid technological, organisational and environmental change in a modern business setting. You will develop a conceptual, systematic and mature approach to the identification, analysis and solution of problems in business/commercial/service organisations. You will also acquire the knowledge and critical understanding of the interrelationships between the different functions within business management.

Diploma in Leadership NFQ Level 8 HR Professionals/Business Leaders Do you want to increase competitiveness, reduce costs and improve customer experience? Do you have high potential professionals who can make a greater impact as a manager? Change Attitudes, Mindsets and Futures through a structured cost efficient Work Based Learning Partnership with AIT

Description

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AIT has launched an accredited Diploma in Leadership, which enhances leadership and management techniques, resulting in a ‘Level 8’ professional qualification, equivalent to one year of academic study at honours degree level. This Diploma programme will enhance practical skills applicable in the day to day work environment, and can be aligned with organisational leadership competencies, values and performance management strategies.

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Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) In association with the Institute of Public Administration NFQ Level 8 Aim of Course The BBS programme is designed to introduce participants to the several disciplines that contribute to more effective modern business management. Students must continue with their chosen stream from Year 2.

Programme Content Business and Management

Course content consists of six modules, delivered over a two year period: • Personal Development • Leadership and Management Development • Organising & Aligning Resources

• Management Accounting

• People Development

• Financial Management

• Group Project This course will recognise each participant’s prior learning and qualifications, and integrate academic learning alongside on the job learning. Execution of the onsite programme will include lectures, tutorials, assignments, group work, case studies, reflective practice and executive coaching. This unique ‘on site’ programme enables an organisation to develop leaders to ensure the right people are in place to support growing business and meeting future challenges. It can also reaffirm succession planning, and enhance commitment to Excellence Through People standards.

Intended for Organisations and business leaders who are interested in developing staff leadership and management competencies in a structured fashion. The programme may also be of interest to business training consultants who see potential in working in partnership with AIT to develop structured work related learning solutions. All participants must be educated to Degree Level as a minimum and have relevant business experience.

Year 4 – Core • Business Policy • Management Accounting Applications and Control Plus subjects required for the specific stream (subject to sufficient enrolment) • Accounting Stream • Marketing Stream • Information Systems Management Stream • Human Resources Stream

Intended for Candidates that have successfully completed the Diploma in Business Studies (IPA, NUI) with an average of 55% or higher in the final year examinations. Duration

2 years: 20 weeks per annum

Year 3: Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Year 4: Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

(Days and times dependent on stream subject enrolments)

€3000

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Course Content Year 3 – Core

• Customer Focus and Results

Course Fee

Please note that AIT will only offer core modules, subject to sufficient enrolments. AIT will also endeavour to offer stream specific modules but only in the event of sufficient enrolments.

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Commencing Year 3: 7.00pm Monday 19 September 2011

Year 4: 7.00pm Tuesday 20 September 2011

Department of Adult and Continuing Education or IPA Tel: 01 2403600

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Award

Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) awarded by NUI

Course Fee

€375 per subject (Additional registration, membership and examination fees are payable directly to the IPA before end January 2012 of approx €1500)

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Law NFQ Level 8

This exciting Degree in Law (with exit levels after Years 2 and 3) was launched in September 2008.

Year 4 • Family Law • Evidence Law • Human Rights Law • Jurisprudence

Entry Requirements

Course Content

Leaving Certificate with Grade C3 in two Honours Level subjects, one of which must be English, plus four other subjects at Grade D3 (can be Honours or Ordinary Level)

Year 1

or

• Irish Legal Systems • Legal Research/Writing and IT • Constitutional Law • Contract Law • Learning to Learn

Year 2 • Tort Law • Criminal Law • Employment Law • Administration Law Please note: students that have successfully completed years one and two may apply to AIT for an exit award – Higher Certificate in Arts in Law – NFQ Level 6.

Year 3 • Land Law

A recognised qualification higher than Leaving Certificate (to be recognised by AIT) or Mature applicants (over 23) who do not meet above entry requirements are also encouraged to apply. These applicants will have to attend an interview and a written assessment to determine individual suitability. All applicants must complete a separate more detailed application form which is available from the Department of Adult and Continuing Education.

Learning to Learn Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 24 September 2011. Duration

4 years; 24 weeks per annum – Monday and Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

• European Law

Please note: students that have successfully completed years one and two may apply to AIT for an exit award – Bachelor of Arts in Law – NFQ Level 7.

Plus occasional Saturdays – approx 4 per semester

Commencing Year 1: 6.00pm Monday 19 September 2011

• Equity Law • Company Law

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This course is designed for those who are interested in Irish Law and Legal Studies and who wish to develop their general knowledge of the basic concepts of law. The programme is particularly suited for those whose work activities involve them in aspects of law such as Garda Síochána, civil servants and those who seek careers as Clerks, Solicitors or Barristers.

Years 2, 3 and 4: 6.00pm Monday 5 September 2011

Course Fee

€2,500 per annum

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Environmental Law, Practical Issues and Rights – An Introduction

• Access to Justice in Environmental Matters • Judicial Review of Environmental Decisions • Civil and Criminal Liability for Environmental Harm Duration

Aim of Course This course is aimed those who wish to know more about their rights in relation to the environment. The course will provide a basic introduction to law, legal research and legal principles, as well as a practical guide to the rights of the individual in relation to • The right to be given information by public bodies about the environment, such as information on air and water quality and chemical residue levels. • Participation in decisions made affecting the environment, in particular the environment in which they live, through the plan-ning function of local government. • Access to Justice for those who have not been able to access their right to information or participation. The emphasis will be on practical application and development of problem solving skills, through applying knowledge gained to real life case studies, in group work and assignments.

Course Content • Introductory Environmental Law • Introduction to the Irish Legal System • Research Skills for Law • Introduction to Environmental Law • Access to Information • Participation in the Planning Process • The Planning Process

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1 year: 20 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 20 September 2011 Course Fee

€640

Diploma in HR Practice (CIPD) Aim of Course In line with the revised qualification structure recently announced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) the Diploma in HR Practice provides a unique opportunity to gain a combination of theory and practical skills in the core areas of HR. Whether you wish to focus your existing HR career or gain skills that will be beneficial in a range of managerial/supervisory roles, this course provides a route to enhance your career opportunities.

Intended for • Junior and middle managers • New recruits to the human resources function • Staff who need a range of HRM skills to perform more effectively in their roles If you already hold the CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice you may be eligible to gain exemptions from certain modules within this programme. Please contact the Institute to discuss your individual case.

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• Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner • Understanding organisations and the role of HR

Diploma in HR Management (CIPD)

• Resourcing Talent

Aim of Course

• Recording, analysing and using HR information

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) the Diploma in HR Management provides an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the theory underpinning the core areas of HR. Whether you wish to refocus your existing HR career or gain an understanding of key emerging topics in the area of HR, this course provides a route to enhancing your career opportunities.

• Employment Relations • Performance and reward management • Delivering learning and development activities • Supporting change within organisations Duration

1 year – Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm and 2 Saturday workshops

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 19 September 2011

Intended for • Junior and middle managers

Enquiries

Ms Alison Sheridan, AIT Email: asheridan@ait.ie

• Staff within the human resources function who wish to deepen their knowledge of core areas within HR

Award

Diploma in HR Practice (CIPD)

(Awards may be made in respect of the successful completion of individual modules as appropriate.)

• Staff who require a range of HRM skills to perform more effectively in their existing roles

Course Fee

Approx €1550. A registration fee of approx £130 is also payable to CIPD.

Business and Management

Course Content

Course Content • Developing Professional Practice • Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources • Using Information in Human Resources • Managing and Coordinating the Human Resources Function • Reward Management* • Improving Organisational Performance* • Employee Engagement* • Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations* • Employment Law* • Developing Coaching and Mentoring within Organisations* • Knowledge Management*

* Indicates optional units. In addition to the four core units a minimum of 4 units from the list of optional units above will be offered each academic year. Duration

1 year – Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm and 5 Saturday workshops

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011

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Enquiries

Ms Alison Sheridan, AIT Email: asheridan@ait.ie

Award

Diploma in HR Management (CIPD)

(Awards may be made in respect of the successful completion of individual modules as appropriate.)

Course Fee

€1900 approx. A registration fee of approx £130 is also payable to CIPD.

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Employment Law Programme (CIPD accredited) Aim of Course This 5 day CIPD accredited programme provides participants with an ideal opportunity to gain valuable expertise in the area of Employment Law. Increasingly a good knowledge of employment is considered essential in a range of roles both in dedicated HR functions and in many other supervisory roles. Successful completion of this course provides a route to ensuring that you gain these critical skills.

Intended for Business and Management

• Staff within the HR function who may wish to update their existing knowledge of employment law. • Directors and other management staff within SME’s. • Staff who require a knowledge of employment law to perform more effectively in their existing roles

Course Content Legal issues relating to recruitment and selection, managing change and re-organisation, information and consultation requirements, working time requirements, protective leave, managing performance and legislation relating to unfair dismissals. Duration

5 full days (Friday & Saturday) October 2011 & February 2012

Enquiries

Ms Alison Sheridan, AIT Email: asheridan@ait.ie

Course Fee

Approx. €450

Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching (International Institute of Coaching and European Mentoring Coaching Council) Aim of Course Personal and Executive Coaching is a development phenomenon embraced throughout the world. It is designed to determine, plan and implement life/career goals, with its powerful mentoring strategies, also encouraging the development of all personal skills to the optimum. It leads to creating a balanced success and a meaningful purpose in life. As a Personal and Executive Coach, you will work with your client on a one-to-one basis, guiding and assisting them with

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their life career developments. You may either be self employed or acting within a corporate setting. E-learning is incorporated in this unique programme allowing students to receive on-line support and access powerful tools and re-sources to assist them to gain the skills of a professional coach. This online learning facility gives students 24/7 access to the content of the programme and greatly enhances each student overall learning experience. Criteria for the achievement of Further Education and Training Awards Council Level 6 Certificate in Coaching is provided to students by participation on this programme. This course is accredited by the International Institute of Coaching and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). It is also the only course in Ireland to be accredited by the European Mentoring Coaching Council. This course is to be delivered by Kingstown College in association with Executive Coaching Solutions Ltd. For further details please see www.kingstowncollege.ie

Intended for Individuals who wish to become Personal and Executive Coaches.

Entry Requirements All applicants will undergo a short interview to determine their suitability to the programme. Duration

1 Academic year – Friday 2.00pm to 7.00pm

(including occasional Saturdays as required)

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Ms Paula King MSc, ECSL

Tel: 1890 788 788 Email: info@kingstowncollege.ie

Course Fee

€2450 (reduced rate of €2200 for registered jobseekers – please contact info@kingstowncollege.ie for further details)

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Awarded by ECSL & Endorsed by the EMCC

FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Coaching is incorporated in this programme

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Professional Accountancy


Professional Accountancy Course Title

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Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Examinations for Management Accounting and Financial Accounting will take place in December 2011. Examinations for Foundations in Taxation and Foundations in Audit will take place in June 2012. Students must also complete Foundations in Professionalism, which is an online based module provided by ACCA. Students may complete this at any time during their studies, and can only achieve the overall award once this is completed.

Practical Work Experience

Professional Accountancy

Students must complete one year’s relevant practical experience in any accounting environment to show they can use their knowledge from the exams in the workplace. Experience can be completed before, at the same time or after taking exams.

Embedded Awards

ACCA Certified Accounting Technician

You will be awarded the Introductory Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting when you have completed exams FA1 and MA1; the Intermediate Certificate in Financial and Management Accounting when you have completed exams FA2 and MA2; and the Diploma in Accounting and Business when you have completed exams FAB, FMA and FFA. This is a great way to demonstrate to employers your level of knowledge and capabilities and it motivates you to keep studying. Please note you will receive these awards only when you have also completed Foundations in Professionalism.

Qualifying as an ACCA Accounting Technician ensures that candidates are technically competent in all aspects of accounts support, testing their theoretical knowledge through a set of stringent examinations, and their ability to apply knowledge by assessing their practical experience.

Registration with ACCA

Course Content

Please see www.accaglobal.com for further details.

Year One

Registration Deadlines

• Recording Financial Transactions (FA1) • Management Information (MA1) • Maintaining Financial Records (FA2) • Maintaining Costs and Finance (MA2) • Accountant in Business (FAB) Examinations in all five year one subjects will take place in June 2012.

Year Two • Management Accounting (FMA) • Financial Accounting (FFA) • Foundations in Taxation (FTX) • Foundations in Audit (FAU)

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It is the responsibility of all students to register independently with the ACCA. Students should also apply directly to the ACCA for any exemptions they may be entitled to. Students should register as a student on the Foundations in Accountancy.

In order to be eligible to sit examinations in December 2011 (Year Two) students must be registered with ACCA by 15 August 2011. In order to be eligible to sit examinations in June 2012 (Year One) students must be registered with ACCA by 31 December 2011. Please see www.accaglobal.com for further details.

Progression After completing your CAT Qualification, you can continue your studies with the ACCA Qualification and work towards becoming a qualified chartered certified accountant.

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You will be given exemption from the first three exams of the ACCA Qualification (F1, F2 and F3) and your one year’s practical experience can count towards the three years of practical experience needed for the ACCA Qualification.

moves towards strengthened codes of conduct, regulation, and legislation – with an increasing focus on professionalism and ethics in accounting. They will be examined at the highest level in the new ACCA Qualification, and will be a core element of students’ practical experience requirements.

Graduate Opportunities You could work in the following types of roles:

Course Content

• an accounting role in an small to medium-sized organisation

Term 1: September 2011 – December 2011

• a financial reporting, financial support or supervisory role in a larger organisation

• Paper F5 Performance Management Commencing

Professional Accountancy

• a financial supervisory or management role in accounts payables and/or receivables, or a financial role in fixed-asset accounting or in a financial shared service centre • an accounting technician role in a commercial organisation.

• Paper F4 Corporate and Business Law • Paper F6 Taxation

Term 2: February 2012 – June 2012 • Paper F7 Financial Reporting • Paper F8 Audit and Assurance • Paper F9 Financial Management

Format Duration

2 years – 22 weeks per annum

Year One – Monday and Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Year Two – Tuesday and Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Year One - 7 .00pm Monday 19 September 2011

Year Two – 7.00pm Tuesday 6 September 2011

Enquiries

Janine King, email jking@ait.ie

Course Fee

€900 per annum

Students will study three subjects in Term 1 and consequently take three papers in the December session of the ACCA examinations and study a further three papers in Term 2 sitting the June examinations. Students must have applied to the ACCA by 15 August 2011 (Please check ACCA website for details www.accaglobal.com) to be eligible to sit their December examinations. It is the responsibility of all students to register for examinations independently with the ACCA. Students should also apply directly to the ACCA for any exemptions. Note: Students are expected to source the relevant textbooks as advised by lecturer.

ACCA Fundamentals The new ACCA Qualification is designed to provide the accounting knowledge, skills and professional values which will deliver finance professionals who are capable of building successful careers across all sectors, whether they are working in the public or private sectors, practicing in accounting firms, or pursuing a career in business. The launch of the new qualification follows an extensive and detailed consultation process, which started back in November 2004. Over 17,000 members and students took part in the member competences and the student aspirations surveys, which formed the basis of the new qualification proposals. In addition to responding to the needs of its stakeholders, ACCA has designed a qualification which embeds the global accounting education standards set by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). There is a strong focus on professional values, ethics, and governance. These skills are essential as the profession

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Students must clearly state which subjects they wish to study on their application form.

Minimum Entry Requirements • Candidates who have successfully completed Accounting Technician examinations • ACCA students who have completed Part 1 or F1, F2 and F3 of the new ACCA Qualification • Candidates who have received official exemptions from the ACCA Please contact Janine King for further details on this course Email: jking@ait.ie Tel: 090 6483050.

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Educational Management/ Learning and Teaching


Educational Management/Learning and Teaching Course Title

Duration

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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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2 years

Saturdays

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Train the Trainer

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Getting Started in e-Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Master of Arts in Management in Education

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Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching NFQ Level 9 – 10 Credits Aim of Course The aim is to provide participants with an opportunity to develop key areas in learning, teaching and assessment in order to be competent teachers taking cognisance of the potential and challenges of blended and distance learning.

Educational Management / Learning and Teaching

Course Content • Making your Teaching more Effective and Interactive • Learning Experience • Reflective Practice • Assessment • Learning Theories in Higher Education • E-learning in Higher Education • Microteaching At the end of this programme the participant should/will be able to: • Select from a variety of methods for enabling effective learning, innovative teaching and appropriate assessment strategies. • Apply appropriate methods to their teaching situation and professional context. • Review their teaching and modify accordingly.

Master of Arts in Management in Education

• Engage with a community of teachers in higher education in a process of continuous professional development.

NFQ Level 9

• Develop and demonstrate a professional reflective enquiry base to inform their teaching in higher education institutions.

The Master of Arts in Management in Education programme provides an opportunity for participants to acquire knowledge and skills in key areas of educational leadership. The programme aims to provide participants with the necessary skills for effective educational leadership and management and to increase their self-confidence and efficacy.

• Inform their teaching with a critical awareness of the changing socio-cultural context of higher education.

Intended for Lecturers, teachers, tutors etc that wish to develop their teaching, skills and assessment methods. Duration

10 sessions over 1 academic year – Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 22 September 2011 Award

Certificate in Learning and Teaching

Course Fee

€850

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Aim of Course

The Master of Arts in Management in Education is a flexible modular part-time 90-credit programme suited to practitioners in all levels of education – Primary, Post Primary, Third Level, Further and Adult Education. This course is being offered in conjunction with the School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology.

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On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to:

The possible module choices are as follows:

• Demonstrate competency in strategic planning, mentoring, public relations, education law, financial management and information technology

• Human Resource Management in Education

• Demonstrate knowledge of educational leadership theory and related managerial functions • Articulate and analyse personal values in educational leadership and management • Evaluate their own practice in light of theoretical perspectives through critical reflection on your own practice and work environment • Display and further develop autonomous professional leadership and managerial initiative • Research complex educational managerial issues, make sound creative judgements on these and communicate your findings • Be eligible for progression to programmes leading to a higher qualification such as a Doctoral Degree (level 10) For more details information on this programme please see www.wit.ie/pg

Course Content Year One, Semester One • Academic Enquiry • Leading Learning • Education Law During Semester One, modules to be undertaken in Semester Two and Year Two will be identified in partnership with the registered learners.

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• Enterprise and Innovation • Information Technology in Education • Financial Management in Education • Mentoring • Public Relations in Education • Strategic Planning in Education • Practical Leadership • Research Methods in Education • Dissertation

Minimum Entry Requirements • A Primary Degree or equivalent • Three years Postgraduate Experience • Access to an educational organisation where management action research can be carried out Classes will take place on no more than 5 Saturdays per semester.

Full timetable will be available from the Department of Adult & Continuing Education from late August 2011. Duration

2 years; on selected Saturdays – 9.30am to 4.30pm

Commencing 9.30am 17 September 2011 Course Fee

€6,300 (€700 per 10 credit module)

This fee is payable on a modular basis, i.e. from €700 to a maximum of €1400 per module.

€700 = 10 ECTS €1400 = 20 ECTS

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Train the Trainer

Course Content

NFQ Level 6 – 10 Credits

• The Role of the Trainer

Aim of Course On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to: • Identify training needs • Design appropriate training programs to rural entrepreneurship training needs of an environment • Deliver training sessions employing various learning and teaching strategies appropriate to the course • Evaluate learning through formative and summative feedback

• Training Needs Analysis and Programme Design • Preparing for Training Delivery • Delivery and Assessment Techniques • Evaluation of Training

Intended for The Train the Trainer programme is ideal for anyone who is currently working as a trainer or those wishing to pursue a career in training and education. Duration

Educational Management / Learning and Teaching

This course is designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to design, assess and evaluate training programmes. The course is very interactive in nature and is designed that you leave with the tangible training skills you can use immediately. It will involve lectures, tutorials, group work, role play, student class presentations, self evaluation & reflection. Participants are expected to actively engage in all elements.

• Theory of Training and Adult Learning

12 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm, plus at least two full Saturdays

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 20 September 2011 Assessment Participants will complete a number of module specific assignments together with two skills demonstrations Course Fee

€475

Getting Started in e-Learning and Technology Enhanced Learning Objectives The objectives of this course are: • Demystifying e-learning/technology enhanced learning (TEL) and making it accessible to educators and learners alike • Provide experience in the use of a virtual learning environment • Hands-on using of e-learning tools that together create different types of e-learning pathways • Sharing of participants’ experiences

Target Audience • Teachers/lecturers/trainers/tutors/education managers • Anyone with an interest in getting started in e-learning and technology enhanced learning • Prerequisites

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• Participants must be comfortable with the use of a personal computer, the world-wide-web and basic office application software.

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Methodology The methodology during the course will be a mix of explanation coupled with hands-on practice to allow participants to get as much experience as possible in using various tools that assist in the creation of an e-learning environment. The areas to be focused on include both transferring course materials to online modules, creation of online quizzes, games, multimedia content and educational communities. The learning platform will be Moodle (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment). Some thought should be given by the participant on a module or subject that they would like to use as an example for development during the course.

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Outline syllabus (draft) • Definitions and concepts of e-learning, Face2Face vs online learning, online educational resources, managing digital content, hands-on use of an LCMS (Learning Content Management System) using Moodle. • Synchronous and asynchronous learning, use of virtual classroom applications WiZiQ and DimDim. • Interactivity and testing, online assessment, games. • Collaborative learning using forums, chats, Wikis, blogs, RSS. • Innovation in e-learning and TEL, case studies, mobile and wireless learning, the Smart Schools Report. Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

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Computing


Computing Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

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European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

20 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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CISCO – CCNET

1 year: 22 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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CISCO IT Essentials – PC Hardware and Software

1 year: 24 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Introduction to Personal Computers and the Internet

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Internet Marketing – Optimising Your Website

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Web Design and Development

8 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Adobe Photoshop

8 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician)

Aim of Course To provide candidates with an introduction to IT and the software packages of Microsoft® (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). The ECDL Certificate verifies the student’s competencies and their computer skills, and makes them readily mobile within Irish business and across the European Union.

Course Content • Basic Concepts of Information Technology • Using a Computer and Managing Files • Word Processing • Spreadsheets • Presentation and Drawings • Database/Filing Systems

The course is a blend of class-based theory and practical’s with a significant amount of on-line self study of the curriculum. (Course notes are approx 700 pages) Access to Broadband is recommended.

Assessment Students will complete a mid-term and final assessment. This takes the form of two multiple choice on-line exams, a short project and a skills test. In addition students will take weekly assessments to check their understanding of each topic In addition students are recommended to take the associated professional exam at a date of their choosing, generally over the summer after completion of the course.

• Information Network Systems

Additional Information on the course is available at the following link.

Intended for

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_ catalog/CCNAdiscovery.html

The ECDL is for anyone who wants to certify their computer skills according to a pan-European industry standard. A basic knowledge of computers is essential for this programme or the completion of an Introduction to Personal Computers course. Duration

20 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 22 September 2011 Award

European Computer Driving Licence

Examination ECDL – 7 modules Course Fee

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€470 (including skills card and examinations)

Computing

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

The Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) qualification validates the ability to install, operate and troubleshoot a small enterprise branch network, including basic network security. With a CCENT, a network professional demonstrates the skills required for entry-level network support positions – the starting point for many successful careers in networking. The curriculum covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. CCENT is the first step toward achieving CCNA, which covers medium size enterprise branch networks with more complex connections.

This CCENT course covers the Networking for Home and Small Business and Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP mod-ules.

Progression Subject to the satisfactory completion of the above course and/or having a valid CCENT students may progress onto the Cisco CCNA course. Note, as this is the first year of the revised course format, the CCNA course (Year 2) is not being offered this year.

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Duration

1 year: 22 weeks – Wednesday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 21 September 2011 Enquiries

Mr Anthony Commins, AIT Email: acommins@ait.ie

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Cisco CCENT (Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician)

Course Fee

€800 Fee includes books, on-line course access and network simulation software.

Associated Professional Exam Cisco 640-822 ICND1 provided by VUE (separate fee of approx €125)

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CISCO IT Essentials – PC Hardware and Software Aim of Course PC Hardware and Software provides a comprehensive overview of computer fundamentals and an introduction to advanced concepts. Computing

Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. They will also be able to connect computers to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. PC Hardware and Software will help students prepare for entry-level IT positions within various environments. It will also help students develop greater skills and confidence in working with desktop and laptop computers.

Course Content PC Hardware and Software is divided into two sections. The first section provides foundational knowledge that aligns with the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam, while the second section explores advanced concepts in greater depth and provides opportunities for practical application. Section 1 covers the following skills and competencies: • Core competencies in the latest hardware and software technologies

Section 2 covers the following skills and competencies: • Advanced troubleshooting skills • Prepares for all three CompTIA job environments certification exams • Advanced installation of computers, peripheral devices, networks and security components By completing and undertaking all the assessments associated with this course including practical work, students will gain the Cisco IT Essentials PC Hardware and Software certification. The CompTIA A+ certification can be gained by taking the external A+ exams for an additional fee.

Intended for This course is intended for individuals who wish to pursue careers in IT. It also helps students develop greater skills and confidence in working with computers and local area networks.

• Information security skills

Prerequisites comprise of basic appreciation of computer operation and good keyboard skills.

• Safety and environmental issues

Home internet access is essential.

• Soft skills for career development

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Duration

1 year: 24 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 21 September 2011 Award

Cisco IT Essentials PC Hardware and Software certification

Course Fee

€1,430 (Additional examination fee payable to CISCO Examination Provider. Fee Includes textbooks.)

Intended for Candidates who have no prior computer experience but wish to gain an understanding and working knowledge of PCs. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€230

Aim of Course

Aim of Course

To provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be competent in, and capable of, operating a personal computer (PC) and using some common software applications.

This course gives expert advice and customised mentoring for businesses who want to make the most of the internet. Find out how to increase sales, boost profits, increase your website ranking with the search engines, and use the latest techniques to keep your company top of mind with your clients. A must for anyone involved with their company website.

Course Content • Hardware and Software • The Windows Interface • File Management and Disks • Word Processing • The Internet and world-wide-web • email

Computing

Internet Marketing – Introduction to Personal Computers and the Internet Optimising Your Website

Course Content • Internet Marketing • Search Engine Optimisation • Blogs • Social marketing using Facebook, Bebo etc

• Search engines

• Link campaigns

• e-commerce • Social networking • Digital lifestyle

• Google AdWords, Google Adsense • Google Analytics • Hosting and Domains • eBay

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Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

€230

Computing

Web Design and Development Aim of Course The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the concepts of web design along with an introduction to graphic design and Flash animation. Users will gain proficiency in web design and development using industry standard software.

Course Content • Introduction to web design • Publishing your site using FTP • Planning and designing your site • Creating graphics

Adobe Photoshop Aim of Course This course introduces digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop CS and is aimed at anyone wishing to acquire a thorough overview of the most important features of this powerful program for use in graphic and photographic design. Emphasis is placed on working through practical examples for both print and electronic image production. By the end of this course, you will be able to use Photoshop with confidence and produce professional images.

Course Content • Basic Concepts • Basic Techniques • Composition Techniques • Image Corrections • Effects and filters • Working with Layers and multiple photos • Production

• Adding content and multimedia

Duration

• Creating Flash animations

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011

• Working with images, forms and tables

Course Fee

8 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

€190

Minimum Entry Requirements Previous PC, keyboard and Windows experience is essential. A basic knowledge of Internet usage would be useful. Duration

8 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Engineering


Engineering Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

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2 years

2 evenings per week 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Qualifier for Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Renewable Energy

1 year

2 evenings per week 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Certificate in Applied Site Engineering Surveying

6 days

Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm

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OFTEC 101, 105E Combined Training and Assessment

4 Days

2.00pm to 8.00pm

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Interior Design – 3D Modelling

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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3D Mechanical Design

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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3D Architectural Design

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Diploma in Quality Management Part 1

1 year: 20 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Diploma in Quality Management Part 2

1 year: 20 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

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NFQ Level 7 Aim of Course This Level 7 degree will educate and train skilled personnel in the area of energy consumption, management and control, as applied to industrial and manufacturing settings. It will give you the capability to critically appraise energy demands, to identify areas of energy waste, to bring about corrective action and where applicable to suggest and implement an alternative energy strategy.

Optimisation of energy management also incorporates recycling, designing more efficient processes, better product design and continuous measurement of costs, which is also the responsibility of the mechanical engineer.

Course Content • Quantitative Methods • Energy Systems and Thermofluids • Control and Power Technology • Solar Energy • Business and Project Management • Engineering Mathematics • Energy and Sustainability • System Design and Vibration • Wind and Hydro Power • Combined Heat and Power • Renewable Energy Project

Minimum Entry Requirements • Applicants must hold a Higher Certificate (Level 6) in a related engineering discipline. All applicants must attend the Institute for an interview.

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Progression As a holder of this qualification, you will posses the necessary theoretical underpinning to enable progression to the Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Sustainable Energy Engineering at AIT.

Career Opportunities As a graduate from this degree, you will be in a position to apply for a variety of careers including: consulting engineers – work may include building services, energy management and building energy rating; utilities engineering/management integrating renewable and non-renewable energy options; mechanical engineers – process development and maintenance; semi-state organisations – work may include the design and management of renewable energy projects for companies such as the ESB and Bord na Móna; government projects in renewable energy; and in the developing energy supply sector. Duration

2 years: 2 evenings per week – 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Enquires

Niall Burke, Programme Tutor Email: nburke@ait.ie

Award

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

Course Fee

€2,100 per annum (including examination fees)

Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Energy

Qualifier Programme For Entry to the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering & Renewable Energy (Level 7) in Athlone Institute of Technology The programme will be run on two evenings per week and will also require attendance on 6 Saturdays throughout the academic year. These modules are aimed at people who have significant work experience but who do not have the required academic qualifications for entry into the part time level 7 programme. (Ordinary Degree). All may be taken in one academic year.

Modules • Engineering Maths • Engineering Science • Mechanics • Instrumentation • Energy & Thermodynamics

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Progression Participants that successfully complete all modules will be granted entry to the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Renewable Energy in Athlone Institute of Technology. Duration

1 year: 2 evenings per week – 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Enquires

Niall Burke, Programme Tutor Email: nburke@ait.ie

Course Fee

€2,100 (including examination fees)

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Certificate in Applied Site Engineering Surveying NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) Participants are introduced to the principles and practice of Applied Site Engineering Surveying. They will learn: • Use of levelling profiles Engineering

• Use of single and dual grade laser level • Pipe laser • Data handling between PC and instruments • Use of Total Station for surveying and setting out • Use of GPS for surveying and setting out

Course Delivery

• Drafting using CAD

The training is delivered through a combination of classroom and hands on practicals in our Boiler Labs.

Classes are held 9.00am to 6.00pm on Fridays for 6 days.

Intended for

For further information on this course please contact:

Qualified plumbers.

Joe O’Brien Tel: 090 6471831 Email: jobrien@ait.ie

Course Content • Safety Requirements • Oil Specifications

OFTEC 101, 105E Combined Training and Assessment Aim of Course The course will provide training and assessment in the servicing, commissioning and maintaining of Domestic/ light commercial oil fired pressure jet appliances, oil firing installation and energy conservation measures in buildings and the installation and maintenance of domestic/light commercial oil storage tanks to qualified plumbers.

• Fuel Efficiency • Flues and Ventilation • Burners – Pressure Jet Type • Burner Control, Start up and Shut down sequence • Servicing and Commissioning Procedures • Types of Oil Firing Heating equipment • Fuel Feed Pipe work • Flues and Ventilation • Boiler Changeovers • Heating System Circulation • Thermostatic Controls • Insulation

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4 Days from 2.00pm to 8.00pm and a final assessment

Award

This Course is certified by ERS (European Registration Scheme) Certification which allows the participant to obtain OFTEC registration as an Installer/ Commissioning/Service Technician

Course Fee

€1095 which includes the cost of OFTEC books and ERS registration

For further details on this course please contact: Department of Engineering Trades Tel: 090 6471824 or 090 6473060 Fax: 090 6471870 Email: ndoyle@ait.ie/kbeirne@ait.ie/jlawless@ait.ie

3D Modelling – Interior Design

Intended for Students with an interest in interior design, and the creation of structural drawings. Basic file handling and keyboard skills are necessary. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€215

3D Mechanical Design Aim of Course To provide candidates with the necessary skills and competencies to set up and use 3D mechanical software Inventor so that they can easily design mechanical parts.

Course Content • Program start-up – familiarisation with the Inventor interface

Aim of Course

• Extract Accurate 2D Line Detail

To provide candidates with the necessary skills and competencies to set up and use 3D Archicad software for the production of realistic interior rendered images.

• Create Realistic 3D Models Engineering

Duration

• Create Realistic 3D Assemblies & Animations

Course Content • Program start-up – familiarisation with the Archicad interface • Create Structure – Walls • Insert Windows and Doors • Insert Floor Slabs & Ceilings • Apply Textures • Insert Furniture • Insert Light • Create Perspective Views • Set rendering Conditions • Create Virtual Scenes • Render Images Students can also avail of free student software (12 month Archicad 14 student licence) and will be granted access to effective video tutorials Basic file handling and keyboard skills are necessary.

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Those with an interest in learning how to design mechanical parts.

Diploma in Quality Management Part 1

Basic file handling and keyboard skills are necessary.

(Excellence Ireland)

Intended for

Duration

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€215

3D Architectural Modelling Aim of Course To provide candidates with the necessary skills and competencies to set up and use 3D Archicad software for the production of realistic interior and exterior rendered images while also creating 2D detailed structural drawings.

Aim of Course • To give students an understanding of general management principles and of how quality is managed in a manufacturing or service organisation • To explain the methodology of quality improvement, in particular the various tools and techniques for analysis • To carry out a project/assignment on a relevant aspect of quality assurance.

Course Content • Basic Concepts and Definitions • Management • Problem Solving and Quality Improvement

Course Content

• Service/Product Quality

• Program start-up – familiarisation with the Archicad interface

• Management and Quality Developments • Project/Assignment

Engineering

• Create Structure • Create Composite Walls

Minimum Entry Requirements

• Insert Window and Doors

Certificate in Quality Assurance (City & Guilds 7430) or an equivalent qualification. The course lecturer will make the decision on the suitability of prior statistical training of an applicant.

• Insert Furniture • Create floor and Ceiling Composite • Apply Textures • Create Virtual Scenes

Duration

• Insert Lights

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 19 September 2011

• Set Rendering Conditions

Enquiries

Michael McCann, Course Tutor, Email: mmccann@ait.ie

Course Fee

€670 (Additional examination fee payable to Excellence Ireland)

• Render Scenes Students can also avail of free student software (12 month Archicad 14 student licence) and will be granted access to effective video tutorials

22 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Basic file handling and keyboard skills are necessary.

Intended for Students with an interest in interior design, and the creation of structural drawings. Basic file handling and keyboard skills are necessary. Duration

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Diploma in Quality Management Part 2 (Excellence Ireland) This course is a follow on to the Diploma in Quality Management – Part 1. The contents of this course are an essential foundation for this course and furthermore are examinable at the end of this course.

Aim of Course • To further develop the student’s understanding of quality management • To allow the student to develop an in-depth understanding of the philosophies of quality management and their place in today’s quality movement • To help students to critically analyse and improve their own communication skills and to understand the importance of communication in the world of quality • To further develop the student’s appreciation of management principles as they apply to quality Engineering

• To allow the student to develop an understanding of all syllabus topics • To allow the student the opportunity to develop powers of critical analysis of the field of quality management not only of current theories, but also of new developments as they arise.

Course Content • Introduction to Total Quality • Quality Management Philosophies • Managing for Quality • Review of Quality Standards (including BS5750 and ISO9000) • Quality Awards

Minimum Entry Requirements Diploma in Quality Management – Part 1 (Excellence Ireland) Duration

• Leadership

1 year: 22 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

• Human Resource Development

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011

• Teamwork and Co-operation

Enquiries

Michael McCann, Course Tutor, Email: mmccann@ait.ie

Award

Diploma in Quality Management awarded by Excellence Ireland

Course Fee

€750 (Additional examination fee payable to Excellence Ireland)

• Process Management • Tools for Process Management • Measurement and Strategic Information Management • Building and Sustaining Total Quality Organisations • Critical Analysis of Developments in Total Quality • Project

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Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure


Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

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Hands on Practical Cooking

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Cooking for Kids!

6 weeks

Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Baking Organic Cakes and Treats (EVENING)

10 weeks

Monday 6.00pm to 9.30pm

80

Pastry and Bread Making (DAYTIME)

20 weeks

Tuesday 9.00am to 2.00pm

80

Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Icing and Decorating Wedding Cakes

10 weeks

Thursday 6.00pm to 9.30pm

81

Specialist Sugar Flower Course

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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The Primary Course in Food Hygiene (including HACCP)

5 weeks

Monday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

82

The Management of Food Hygiene in the Hospitality Industry (including HACCP)

8 weeks

Monday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

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Cooking for Kids!

Aim of Course

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Does your Child have a passion for cooking? Does he or she aspire to be the next celebrity chef? Then why not give them the opportunity where they will learn the basics and the interesting cooking skills while having fun with children of their own age. Featuring hands-on cooking, demonstrations with our internationally trained experienced chef instructor, featuring easy to follow recipes which can be used at home to create exciting, healthy and fun dishes. These fun classes offer an unforgettable experience for your child. Price includes a child’s chefs uniform* all food and ingredients.

• Soups

Suitable for ages 8-14.

• Sauces

* Fee includes Chefs hat with Logo, Chefs bib apron and matching T-shirt.

This course is designed to enhance the culinary skills of its participants no matter what their skill level. It will be tailored to the needs of each individual. Learn the secrets of appetising 30 minute meals.

Course Content • Appetisers • Fish

• Meat

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Hands on Practical Cooking

• Poultry • Pastas

Course Content

• Exciting Sandwiches

• Basic Kitchen Skills

• Healthy Options

• Basic Cooking Techniques

• Healthy Desserts

• Exciting Sandwiches

Please note that class size is limited to 16 students. Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

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• Pizzas • Pastas • Baking • Healthy Options • Healthy Desserts • Smoothies

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Course Content An extensive selection of desserts, cakes, pastries and cookies will be demonstrated & prepared by the class. Emphasis will be place on Home-baking such as: • Chocolate cakes with a variety of decorative finishes • Tarts with an International influence • Yeast–raised breads and Irish-soda breads and scones • Desserts for all occasions • Christmas baking, cakes, puddings, mince pies, pannetone Duration

10 weeks – Monday 6.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 6.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€400

Pastry and Bread Making Aim of Course Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

The pastry course outlined here is designed to appeal to those interested in this aspect of the Hospitality Industry. It is designed to embrace all areas of patisserie and bread making using recipes and techniques reflecting international best practice.

Intended for This course is ideal for anyone who has an interest in improving their cooking skills. Duration

6 weeks – Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

Participants will be encouraged to generate ideas, develop recipes suitable to their respective workplaces. This course should be of benefit to those people who wish to further develop their knowledge of this area in the hospitality industry.

Commencing 10.00am Saturday 1 October 2011

Course Content

Course Fee

• Bread, doughs and fermented products

€250

• Pastry, brioche paste

Baking Organic Cakes, Bakes & Treats Aim of Course Margaret introduced two new courses in this Department many years ago, Pastry & Bread Making and Sugarcraft both of which have been highly successful and so this year she introduces an evening course for the enthusiastic cook who enjoys baking for family and friends. Following the completion of this course it may be feasible to turn the new skills into a business such as supplying Farmers markets or perhaps supply Home-Bakes to other food enterprises. This is an ideal opportunity to learn how to make much loved treats in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

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• Tarts, pies, tartlets and flans • Pain au chocolat, apfelstrudel • Danish pastries and croissants • Cakes • Plated desserts • Meringues and vacherins • Flans and gateaux • Chocolate work and petit fours Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate dishes prepared and discuss the feasibility of each one in the workplace. Duration

20 weeks – Tuesday 9.00am to 2.00pm

Commencing 9.00am Tuesday 27 September 2011 Enquiries

Margaret O’Loghlen, Course Tutor Email: mologhlen@ait.ie

Course Fee

€740

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Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating

Icing and Decorating Wedding Cakes

Aim of Course

The course will be delivered by Renata Hazi in the Hospitality Department where she will demonstrate a wide range of contemporary skills and participants will get an opportunity to develop their skills by practicing in class.

This course is designed to equip you with all the necessary skills to design and decorate your own speciality cakes.

Course Content This course will teach you the correct application of almond paste, sugar pate and hand made figurines. Learn how to cover cakes with sugar paste and make sugar flowers or hand paint your cake. You will also learn how to make figurines for birthday cakes and place your own photo on for a novelty touch.

Aim of Course This course is designed for those who have experience in cake making but would like to develop their skills in new and innovative techniques. Participants will be taught from planning a custom-made cake together with the client through to the making, delivery and assembly of the cakes.

Course Content This course will cover the following topics: • Marzipan, almond paste Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

• Fondant-icing & Spreadable icings • Use of cake stands • Pastillage work • Personalised cake toppers • Figurines suitable for Wedding & Novelty Cakes

Intended for This course is for candidates who have little or no knowledge of sugarcraft and cake artistry. An advanced Sugarcraft course may be offered for those that have already completed the basic course with us. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€235 (Please note that participants will have to purchase materials separately)

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Please note that in order to comply with health and safety regulations participants will be required to wear protective clothing and footwear. A list of specialist equipment and clothing will be issued to registered students. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€335 (Please note that participants will have to purchase additional materials separately)

The Primary Course in Food Hygiene (including HACCP) Aim of Course

Duration

10 weeks – Monday 6.00pm to 9.30pm

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Commencing 6.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€300 (Please note that participants will have to purchase materials separately)

Course Content The course consists of 8 sessions, each of one hour duration, comprising of text and video presentations.

Specialist Sugar Flower Course

• Food Hygiene – Why bother?

Aim of Course

• Food Preparation, Cooking and Service

The course is designed to prepare and present 5 individual pieces of work to include a variety of flowers and foliage and showpieces suitable for use on cakes. The Specialist delivering this course is Deidre Cruite and her background is in catering having worked in the AIB Bankcentre and the Channel Islands where she developed a keen interest in Pastry and Sugarcraft. Deidre began teaching Sugarcraft to various groups of people in the Dublin area and now brings her expertise to this Institute. She is a member of the Dublin Sugar Craft Guild and the British Sugarcraft Guild. Her achievements include Gold medals in Catex in 2007 and 2009, two gold medals in the Dublin Sugarcraft Guild competitions and Silver and Best in Class in the Cork Sugarcraft Association in 2009.

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• Food Contamination • Food Delivery and Storage • Personal Hygiene • Design, Layout of Food Premises and Pest Control • Cleaning • An Introduction to HACCP

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Duration

5 weeks – Monday 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Examination On completion of this course, the student undertakes a written examination of 1 hour duration Commencing 6.30pm Monday 26 September 2011 Enquiries

John Harding, Licensed Trainer, AIT Email: jharding@ait.ie

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Certificate in the Primary Course in Food Hygiene from the Environmental Health Officers Association

Course Fee

€250 (includes examination fee)

The Management of Food Hygiene in the Hospitality Industry (including HACCP) This programme was designed for managers in the catering sector, both in the principles of food hygiene and in the effective management of hygiene. This programme was based on the concept of Hazard Analysis and incorporates all the elements of the Irish Standard IS 340:1994.

Course Content

Intended for Students who have completed the The Primary Course in Food Hygiene (including HACCP). 8 weeks – Monday 6.30pm to 9.30pm

• Introduction

Duration

• Basic Microbiology

Commencing January 2012. Date to be confirmed with registered students

• Food Poisoning • Food Borne Disease • Personal Hygiene and Safety • Food Purchasing, Storage and Delivery

Enquiries

John Harding, Licensed Trainer, AIT Email: jharding@ait.ie

Award

Certificate in Management of Food Hygiene by the National Hygiene Partnership

Course Fee

€375 (includes examination fee)

• Food Preparation and Cookery • Holding, Display, Service and Preservation

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

Aim of Course

• Cleaning and Disinfection • Legislation • Design and Construction of Food Premises and Equipment • Control of Insects and Rodents • Introduction to the Principles of HACCP • Management of Hygiene and Records • Programme Review and Action Plan

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Social Care


Social Care Course Title Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Duration

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2 years: 26 weeks per annum

Year One: Thursday 2.00pm to 10.00pm

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2 years: 26 weeks per annum

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Introduction to Assistive Technology for Education

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Introduction to Advocacy Skills

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care NFQ Level 6 Aim of Course This two-year, part-time course provides the knowledge and skills foundation for different areas of professional social care work. Students will develop an understanding of their own behaviour and are expected to become more sensitive and successful in a work situation. On completion of this course you will be qualified to work in a variety of different Social Care environments. This programme is recognised for the purpose of registration of Social Care Practitioners under the Health and Social Care Act 2005.

Course Content Year 1 • Developmental Psychology • Applied Social Studies

Duration

2 years: 26 weeks per year

• Learning to Learn

Year 1 – Thursday 2.00pm to 10.00pm

• Interactional Approaches to Social Care

Year 2 – Tuesday 2.00pm to 10.00pm

(Classes will also take place on occasional Saturdays)

Enquiries

Caroline Burke, Course Administrator, Email: cburke@ait.ie

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care

Course Fee

€2,100 per annum

Minimum Entry Requirements • Mature applicants who are 23 years or over and who are currently working in the field of Child Care/Social Care. Written evidence detailing work experience will be required. • Applicants for the course will be required to attend the Institute for an interview. • Some places will be held on the programme for candidates not working in the area. These candidates will be required to complete a placement. Please note that this programme requires students to undergo the Garda Vetting Process. Please refer to page 12 for further details on this.

Closing Date The closing date for applications for this programme is 20 August 2011.

Learning to Learn Please note that the Learning to Learn module will take place on the first week of this course (year one) and will include 9.30am to 5.00pm Saturday 24 September 2011.

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• Introduction to Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care NFQ Level 7 Aim of Course If you want to become a professional Social Care Worker, this degree is the recognised entry point. This programme aims to further develop and enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes you will have already acquires through successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care. When you complete this programme you are equipped to make an effective contribution in many areas of Social Care including community based work,

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youth work, residential care, project work and the care of people with special needs. Through obtaining the qualification you will have acquired an understanding of the wider social policy context within which social care services are provided.

Course Content (over 2 years) • Counselling Skills • Applied Social Studies • Sociology and Applied Practice • Interactional Approaches • Child Law and Liability for Social Care Professionals • Disability Studies • Group Dynamics • Business French In addition students must keep a detailed portfolio of the application of coursework in their employment setting.

Minimum Entry Requirements • Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Social Studies in Social Care or an equivalent Level 6 (Higher Certificate) Qualification.

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• Candidates must also have at least 2 years relevant work experience within a Social Care environment and have written documented evidence to support this. • Candidates must be currently working within the Social Care environment for a minimum of 20 hours per week and continue to do so for the duration of the course. Please note that this programme requires students to undergo the Garda Vetting Process. Please refer to page 12 for further details on this. Duration

2 years: 26 weeks per year Wednesday 2.00pm, to 10.00pm

Enquiries

Caroline Burke, Course Administrator, Email: cburke@ait.ie

Award

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies Social in Social Care

Course Fee

€2,100 per annum

Introduction to Assistive Technology for Education Assistive technology refers to any item, piece of equipment or product system that may be used by a person with a disability to perform specific tasks, improve functional capabilities and become more

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independent. Text to Speech software can enable a student with a reading difficulty to access their curriculum books. Mind mapping software can help students to plan projects and structure assign-ments. Voice recognition software can help a student who has difficulty writing to produce legible text by converting their spoken word into typed text. Literacy support software can help students with the spelling, punctuation, grammar, research and organisation of their writing as well as reading texts aloud to them and assisting with understanding difficult words and homophones which they might oth-erwise misread. In a recent study by the Ascent Project 97% of third level students with specific Learning Difficulty reported that using assistive technology reduced their need for help from other people in the completion of learning tasks. Many of the technologies which students credited with improving their performance were free or low cost everyday items of technology such as mobile phones which became invaluable instruments in their success once they knew how to make use of them to address their learning difficulties.

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Aim of Course The aim of the course is to provide training in assistive technology applications and in the use of documents which are accessible to students with disabilities. The knowledge gained from the course will assist participants to facilitate the use of assistive technology by learners with disabilities. The course is based on the design for all approach, which ensures that educational material is available to the majority of the population, including those with low literacy levels, but will focus on AT for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD.

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Intended for Teachers, educators and parents of students who experience difficulty with note-taking, writing, reading, spelling, grammar, organisation and time management will benefit from the course by learning more about how to use technology to help the student overcome these difficulties to achieve their true potential.

Course Content • How to make documents accessible – MS word, Powerpoint, email

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• Introduction to literacy support software – Read and Write Gold • Mind mapping software – Inspiration • Reading scanning software – Abbey Fine Reader, Intel Reader • Voice recognition software – Dragon naturally speaking Duration

10 weeks– Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Enquiries Course Fee

Moreover, the Introduction to Advocacy Skills aims to develop people’s communication, group work and facilitation skills so that they can promote mental health and influence key stakeholders on the importance of supporting mental health initiatives.

Course Content

Department of Adult and Continuing Education

• Introduction to Advocacy

€180

• Groupwork and Facilitation Skills

• Communications

Duration

Introduction to Advocacy Skills Aim of Course

10 weeks per module – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Enquiries

Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Course Fee

€180

The overall aim of the course is to promote the values, knowledge and skills necessary for people to advocate effectively on behalf of people with mental illness and to promote mental health. The values necessary to become a reflective practitioner operating within the challenging and ever changing environment of advocacy will be explored and agreed upon throughout the course.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy/ Applied Addiction Studies


Counselling and Psychotherapy/ Applied Addiction Studies Course Title

Duration

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Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

3 years: 24 weeks per annum

Tuesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

2 years: 24 weeks per annum

Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Wednesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

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Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Introduction to Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

8 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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NFQ Level 7 Please note that that this course will not be open to new entrants for entry September 2011 This three-year Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a comprehensive professional educational programme. It is designed to promote the development of knowledge, skills and self-awareness, not in isolation from one another but in their inter-related meanings for the whole person. There is therefore an emphasis on the integration of experience, understanding and behaviour throughout the course.

Course Philosophy The educational philosophies are guided by a deep commitment to the values inherent in the work of Carl Rogers and subsequent Person Centred theorists and this shapes the relationship between tutors and students, with students being encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning needs whilst being robustly supported and guided by tutors. The philosophy of Person Centred Counselling is based on the affirmation of the dignity of every human being. It is within the Person Centred counselling tradition that the core conditions of counselling emerged: unconditional positive regard, empathy, congruence, authenticity, caring for the client, phenomenological assessment strategies, self-discovery, and insight. These core conditions permit therapeutic intervention in life areas, which were previously inaccessible, such as love, hope, meaning of life, loss, relationships, creativity, holism, spirituality, freedom, transcendence, personal growth, social justice, multicultural and gender issues, responsibility, and interdependence.

Counselling and Psychotherapy / Applied Addiction Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Aim of Course The main aim of the Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy is to provide participants with the necessary learning in the field of counselling and psychotherapy and the opportunity to develop into competent professional practitioners. This course will provide a challenging and integrated educational process in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, with a range of modules which reflect the best practice of developments nationally and internationally.

Entry Requirements All applicants must be over 23 years of age and must attend Athlone IT for an interview.

Course Content Year 1 • Person Centred Theory 1 • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 1 • Research and Learning • Applied Counselling 1 • Experiential Group Process 1 • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 2 The Bachelor of Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy training involves experiential work, interacting with others in role-play and actual client work. It involves group work in which individual vulnerabilities are often revealed and worked with. Students give and receive support from others, which is essential to a safe learning environment.

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Year 2

Duration

3 years: 24 weeks per annum Tuesday 6.00pm to 10.00pm

There will also be approximately 4 weekend (Saturday and Sunday) seminars per year.

• Person Centred Theory 2 • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 3 • Experiential Process Group 3 • Practice Issues 2 • Clinical Placement 1 (Developing a Therapeutic Relationship) • Introduction to Psychoanalysis • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 4 • Applied Counselling 3

Commencing Year 1 – September 2012

Year 3 – To be confirmed

Enquiries

Department of Adult & Continuing Education, AIT

Course Fee

€3,500 per annum

• Experiential Process Group 4 • Clinical Placement 2 (Working Relationships with Clients)

Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Addiction Studies NFQ Level 6

Counselling and Psychotherapy / Applied Addiction Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies NFQ Level 7 Please note that that these courses will not be open to new entrants for entry September 2011 Addiction services are provided in a continuously changing and complex environment. The addiction professional must be able to respond to these changing needs and demands.

Year 3 • Family Therapy • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 5 • Practice Issues 3 • Experiential Process Group 5 • Clinical Placement 3 (Developing a Care Plan) • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • Counselling Skills Theory and Practice 6 • Applied Counselling 4 • Experiential Process Group • Clinical Placement 4 (Endings and Re-examination of Self)

Aims of Course The Higher Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies and BA in Applied Addiction Studies aim to: • provide students with a framework and understanding of addiction theories • develop skills and competencies so that individuals can engage and support others in all areas of addiction • develop an understanding of special needs within the area of addiction • provide an understanding of the role of social policy and context in addiction service provision • promote the values of the reflective practitioner

All students must undergo the Garda Vetting Process. Please refer to page 12 for further details on this.

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Who is this course intended for?

Year 2

Addiction is an area that affects every aspect of the community, in fact most of us have had some experience of its effects, be it though work, family or indeed our own personal circumstances.

• Understanding Drugs

Primarily this course is aimed at those already working in addiction services, as well as those who work in areas where they may come into contact with people with addictions such as Probation Officers, Gardaí, Social Workers, Healthcare professionals, Community workers, Volunteers, Education Providers etc who wish to augment their knowledge and return to their workplaces with new learning and experience.

• Addiction and Abuse

However, professional experience is not an entry requirement for these programmes, so applicants that have personal experience of addiction are also eligible to apply.

• Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Addiction • Models of Treatment in Addiction • Group Facilitation Skills • Behavioural Addictions Students are also required to complete two placement modules of 50 hours each per year. Please note: students must successfully complete the Higher Certificate in order to progress to the BA.

Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies Year 3 • Drug and Alcohol Policy in Ireland • Research Methodology • Creativity and Innovation Counselling and Psychotherapy / Applied Addiction Studies

• Practitioner Skills • New Approaches in Addiction Treatment • Addiction, Young People and Families • Project Dissertation Students are also required to complete two placement modules of 50 hours each.

Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with a Grade C3 in two Honours Level subjects, one of which must be English, plus four other subjects at Grade D3 (Honours or Ordinary Level) or Mature applicants (i.e. over 23 years of age). Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be interviewed prior to a place being offered.

Course Content Higher Certificate in Arts in Applied Addiction Studies

In the case of a potential student being in recovery, it will be required they have a minimum of two years in recovery before applying to the course.

Year 1

This programme requires students to undergo the Garda Vetting Process. Please refer to page 12 for further details on this.

• Framework for Understanding Addiction

Higher Certificate (Yrs 1 and 2)

• Core Conditions of Addiction Counselling • Introduction to Communication and Research • Eating Disorders • Addiction and Loss • Working with Change in Addiction • Community and Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Addiction

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2 years: 24 weeks per annum

Day/Time

Wednesdays 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Year 1 – September 2012

Year 2 – To be confirmed

Enquiries

Department of Adult & Continuing Education, AIT

Course Fee

€3,500 per annum

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People who want to get a basic understanding of Counselling and Psychotherapy and how it can help overcome personal blocks to human growth. Duration

10 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Course Fee

€235

Introduction to Hypnotherapy and NeuroLinguistic Programming Aim of Course Bachelor of Arts (Yr 3) Counselling and Psychotherapy / Applied Addiction Studies

Duration

1 year add on: 24 weeks

Day/Time

Wednesdays 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing Year 3: To be confirmed Enquiries

Department of Adult & Continuing Education, AIT

Course Fee

€3,500 per annum

Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy Aim of Course This course provides an introduction to counselling and psychotherapy theories with special emphasis on Humanistic approaches. It explains why certain theories/ approaches are used for specific everyday applications.

To introduce people to the principles of hypnosis and Neuro-linguistic programming to equip them with the skills to use it for personal development in their lives. Hypnosis is used in therapy and as a method of trance to help people to achieve their goals in various areas of their lives such as health, relationships, career and finances. Neuro-linguistic programming was developed in the early 1970s from studying various psychotherapies including hypnosis. It is now used in education, business, health, sport and life coaching. NLP has often been described as the user manual for the brain.

Course Content • The main principles of hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming • How they can be used by people to achieve what they want • How to set specific outcomes (goals) • How to develop motivation • Students will learn the skill of self-hypnosis

Course Content • History and Trends • Theories and Approaches • Humanistic – Existential • Person Centred Counselling Skills • Basic fundamentals of: – Group Therapy – Solution Focussed Relationship therapy – Brief Therapy – Online/Telephone Counselling • Mindfulness and how it can be used for Stress reduction and Depression • Common Problem areas e.g. Addictions • Professional Aspects e.g. Ethics

• How to develop skill in visualisation and mental rehearsal • How to use hypnosis for stress relief • How to improve communication skills • How to programme your mind to achieve goals • How to change limiting beliefs • What your conscious and unconscious minds are and how to use them effectively. The course is ideal for men and women who want to improve areas of their lives by setting and achieving outcomes. Areas such a financial, relationships, health, stress management and career are all covered in this programme. Duration

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8 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

€185

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Psychology Course Title

Duration

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Introduction to Practical Psychology

10 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Certificate in Psychology

1 year: 25 weeks

Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Introduction to Practical Psychology Aim of Course This psychology course aims to provide an understanding of human behaviour and its relevance to the individual and their everyday life. Various topics will be explored including: • Child and adolescent development • Stress and its management • Assertiveness and self esteem • Addiction • Communication skills • Abnormal psychology • Social psychology. There will be opportunities for group discussion, role play and individual participation. Duration

10 Weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing

7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011

Course Fee

€185

Certificate in Psychology (Delivered in conjunction with NUI Maynooth) This Certificate level course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to develop an understanding of psychology and to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.

Aim of Course This course aims to introduce participants to the main psychological theories and examine their contribution to the development of the discipline.

Course Content Psychology

• Introduction to Psychology and Study Skills • The Biological Basis of Behaviour • Learning and Feeling • Personality • The Development of the Individual • Introduction to Social Psychology • Introduction to Abnormal Psychology • Introduction to Social Research Methodology

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1 year: 25 weeks – Monday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Workshops will be held on additional Saturdays

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 19 September 2011 Award

Certificate in Psychology awarded by National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Course Fee

€950

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Languages


Languages Course Title

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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Conversational French – Beginners

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Conversational Spanish – Beginners

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Conversational Chinese – Beginners

10 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Conversational German – Beginners

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Conversational Japanese – Beginners

10 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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English for Beginners

20 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Sign Language Level 1

1 Year: 20 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Sign Language Level 2

20 weeks

January 2012

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Teaching English as a Foreign Language Aim of Course This course aims to provide participants with the skills necessary to teach English as a Foreign Language, effectively plan lessons and manage students in a classroom environment. This course is being offered in conjunction with Galway Language Centre, who also provide the certification for this programme.

Course Content • English Grammar and Vocabulary • Teaching Methodology • Classroom Observation • Lesson Planning

Intended For This course is designed specifically for those (Native and Non Native Speakers) who wish to learn to teach a foreign language outside the state system. 10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm and two Saturday workshops

Commencing 7.00pm Monday 26 September 2011 Enquiries

Department of Adult & Continuing Education, AIT

Award

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Course Fee

€350 (including examination fee)

Intended for Those who have little or no prior experience of the French language and are interested in acquiring some knowledge of the language for business/holiday purposes. Duration

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

Conversational French – Beginners Aim of Course This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to cope with everyday situations. The emphasis will be on oral communication.

Course Content Participants will be introduced to practical topics and relevant grammatical points.

10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm Languages

Duration

€175

Conversational Spanish – Beginners Aim of Course This course aims to instil a love for the Spanish language and culture, while introducing students to the various aspects of the society and culture of Spain.

Course Content • Reading • Writing • Grammar • Vocabulary • Spanish culture

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Intended for

Intended for

Those who have little or no prior experience of the language and are interested in acquiring knowledge of the language for business/holiday purposes.

Those who have little or no prior experience of the language and are interested in acquiring knowledge of the language for business/holiday purposes.

Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Duration

10 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011

Course Fee

Course Fee

€175

€185

Languages

Conversational Chinese – Beginners

Conversational German – Beginners

Aim of Course

Aim of Course

The aim of this course is to familiarise students with basic Chinese language knowledge, thus enabling them to have basic conversations in Chinese.

This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to cope with everyday situations. The emphasis will be on oral communication.

Course Content

Course Content

• Reading

Participants will be introduced to practical topics and relevant grammatical points.

• Writing • Grammar • Vocabulary • Chinese History and Culture

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Intended for

Those who have little or no prior experience of the French language and are interested in acquiring some knowledge of the language for business/holiday purposes.

Those who have little or no prior experience of the language and are interested in acquiring knowledge of the language for business/holiday purposes. Duration

Duration

10 weeks – Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

10 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€185

€80 (this course is part funded by the Department of Humanities)

English for Beginners Conversational Japanese – Beginners Aim of Course The aim of this course is to familiarise students with basic Japanese language knowledge, thus enabling them to have basic conversations in Japanese.

Aim of Course To provide students with an introduction to the English language, including vocabulary and grammar used in everyday situations and to help with their studies.

Course Content • Vocabulary • Basic grammar

Course Content

• Reading

• Reading

• Writing

• Writing • Grammar

• Basic conversations for everyday and academic situations

• Vocabulary

• Japanese History and Culture

(Some of the basic conversations may include personal information, days of the week, time and dates, directions, accommodation, study scenarios, restaurant situations etc.)

Intended for

Duration

Languages

Those with little or no prior experience of English language and are interested in acquiring some knowledge of the language for academic and everyday social use. 20 weeks – Thursday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

€300

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Sign Language Level 1 Irish Sign Language is the first language of the many partially/profoundly deaf people. This basically means that they use a visual form of communication. Sign Language first began in France and after some time was brought to Ireland and taught to all deaf and hard of hearing people. However, today many hearing people learn sign language as a means of communicating with the deaf community. Signs are made using the hands in combination with non-manual features; the eyes, brows, cheeks, lip patterns, tilting of the head and some movement of the shoulders and upper torso. Duration

1 year: 20 weeks – Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 20 September 2011 Award

Level 1 Certificate from the Sign Language Association of Ireland

Course Fee

€295

(Please note that an additional Examination fee is payable to the Sign Language Association of Ireland)

Sign Language Level 2 Irish Sign Language is the first language of the many partially/profoundly deaf people. This basically means that they use a visual form of communication.

Languages

Sign Language first began in France and after some time was brought to Ireland and taught to all deaf and hard of hearing people. However, today many hearing people learn sign language as a means of communicating with the deaf community. Signs are made using the hands in combination with non-manual features; the eyes, brows, cheeks, lip patterns, tilting of the head and some movement of the shoulders and upper torso. Duration

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Commencing January 2012 Award

Level 2 Certificate from the Sign Language Association of Ireland

Course Fee

€295

(Please note that an additional Examination fee is payable to the Sign Language Association of Ireland)

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Sports and Event Management


Sports and Event Management Course Title

Duration

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Certificate in Sports Administration

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Nutrition and Food Studies

8 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

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Nutrition and Exercise

8 weeks

Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

110

Sports Event Management

8 weeks

Thursday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

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Certificate in Sports Administration

Nutrition and Food Studies

Meeting the needs of communities

This course aims to provide students with an in depth overview of foods and the science of nutrition. Completion of the course enables individuals to assess and improve their own diet, based on healthy eating recommendations and dietary guidelines, and to provide general nutrition advice to others.

Are you involved in your local Sports Club, Voluntary Association or Development Board? This course could be perfect for you! This course is aimed at helping sports clubs and voluntary associations to manage and administer the development of individual clubs, regional structures and national engagements. The programme will also give sports administrators third level recognition for skills/competencies gained throughout their previous involvement in organisation of sports and community development.

Aim of Course

Content • Foods - Cereals - Vegetables - Fruit - Dairy

Anyone with an interest in developing their club or association.

Course Content Participants will study and reflect on best practice in: • Leadership and Delegation including Managing Meetings • Sports Administration including Event Management • Communications • Financial Management • Exercise and Fitness

- Meat • Digestive anatomy and physiology • Nutrition - Energy - Carbohydrates - Fats - Proteins - Vitamins - Minerals • Biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats and proteins • Dietary assessment

• Ethics and Legal Issues in Sports Administration

Intended for

Course material will be developed through individual project and portfolio building.

Course Completion will enable

Individuals looking to gain an understanding of nutrition to apply to their personal diet and lifestyle. Health professionals looking to pro-vide basic dietary advice as part of their practice.

Experienced key administrators with the knowledge and skills necessary to

Duration

• Manage and administrate your club/organisation

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011

• Facilitate retention and increase of participation/membership

Course Fee

Sports and Event Management

Who should apply

8 weeks: Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm

€180

• Identify a future path for your club/organisation • Progress to further studies in Sports Management in AIT Duration

10 weeks; Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 21 September 2011 Enquiries

Kieran Doyle, AIT Email kdoyle@ait.ie

Award

Certificate in Sport Administration – 10 Credits HETAC Level 6

Course Fee

€350

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Nutrition and Exercise Aim of Course This course aims to provide students with a thorough examination of the science of sports nutrition. Completion of this course enables students to plan dietary strategies to complement exercise regimens.

Course Content • Body composition • Carbohydrates and exercise • Protein, exercise and bulking up • Fats and exercise • Preparation for competition • Nutrition for recovery • Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for athletes • Iron and the athlete • Exercise, nutrition and bone health • Sports supplements • Weight loss and making weight in exercise and sport

Intended for Athletes, trainers and coaches looking to improve the performance of themselves, their team or their clients through the implementation of sports nutrition strategies. Those who exercise and are interested in supplementing their exercise regimen with appropriate sports nutrition strategies. Sports and Event Management

Duration

8 weeks: Tuesday 7.00pm to 9.30pm

Commencing 7.00pm Tuesday 27 September 2011 Course Fee

€180

Course Content • Introduction to Event Management (History & Modern Motives) • Planning & Personnel • Venue & Infrastructure

Sports Event Management

• Finance & Budgets

Aim of Course

• Marketing

This course introduces students to the many fundamentals of event management. It will give the participants the basic practical skills and confidence to professionally organise an event from start to finish. Participants will in an overall context be taught how to under-stand the elements that go into planning, designing, executing and managing events.

• Promotion and Public Relations

• Sponsorship

• Health & Safety • Legal Aspects • Evaluation Duration

Commencing 7.00pm Thursday 29 September 2011 Course Fee

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€180

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Science


Science Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

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Lean Six Sigma – Yellow Belt/Green Belt

10 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

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15 weeks

Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

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Aim of Course To provide a thorough understanding and appreciation for the application of Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) methodologies to cost saving initiatives within industry.

Course Content • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma – Focus on providing a history and context to the requirement for continuous improvement. Introduction to DMAIC methodology • Define – Problem definition, customer and issue identification, determination of project scope and boundaries, process/system mapping

Intended for Employees or prospective employees of Companies engaging in the Lean Six Sigma process. Those who wish to attain more in-depth knowledge of the working practices of Lean Six Sigma principles. Prerequisites None Duration

10 Weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Commencing 7.00pm Wednesday 28 September 2011 Course Fee

€230

Students will not undertake assessments in relation to Six Sigma qualifications (Green and Yellow) belt. However, on completion students should be in a position to take a Yellow Belt examination independently of AIT. Advice will be given on how to do this. Science

Lean Six Sigma – Yellow Belt/Green Belt

• Measure – Performance evaluation, establishment baseline performance, development of performance measures, identification of key input and output variables • Analyse – Analysis of data to determine root causes, identification of opportunities for improvement, data validation of key input variables • Improve – Generation of a shared vision of improvements required, development of programme to implement most appropriate solution • Control – Development of strategy to sustain gains, document process and ensure benefits are realised across all applicable areas.

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Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

Commencing 7.30pm Monday 19 September 2011 Enquiries

National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO)

Dr Sean Reidy, AIT Email: sreidy@ait.ie

Award

On successful completion of the examination, candidates will be awarded a NISO Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

Course Fee

€425 NISO members (including examination fee)

€525 non-members (including examination fee)

Duration

Aim of Course To provide participants with an appreciation of the various aspects of Health and Safety in the workplace which will be of relevance to employees in a wide variety of work functions within industry, local authorities etc.

15 weeks – Monday 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Course Content • Occupational Health and Safety Legislation • Hazards to Health and Safety in the Workplace • Ergonomic and Materials Handling • Occupational Hygiene Science

• Human Factors – organisational aspects of Health and Safety • Fire Safety • Safety in Practice • Safety Technology

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Holistic and Beauty Therapy


Holistic and Beauty Therapy Course Title

Duration

Day and Time

Page

Diploma in Beauty Specialist

1 year:26 weeks

Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm

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Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Holistic Massage

1 year: 26 weeks

Monday 10.00am to 4.00pm

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Diploma in Beauty Specialist (ITEC)

Applicants must attend the Institute on a specified date to meet Course Tutor and discuss suitability prior to acceptance on the course.

The ITEC Diploma for Beauty Specialists provides practical skills and a thorough understanding of facial treatments, manicure/pedicure and waxing resulting in a high standard of beauty qualification. (Electrical treatments are not covered in this course). The course is both practical as well as covering the theory required to train successfully as a Beauty Specialist. You will be able to explain and demonstrate:

Course Content • Osteology • Neurology • Angiology • Skin Care and Eye treatments, including deep and superficial cleansing, toning and moisturising • Skin Analysis • Facial Massage • Make up and cosmetic science • Manicure and Pedicure • Waxing – hot and cold methods • First Aid • Basic Business & Awareness & Ethics • Basic Anatomy • Salon Procedures and Management/Hygiene • Eyebrow shaping and tinting

A Student Kit provided by AIT is included in the course cost: Four towels (2 large, 2 hand), a couch cover, couch roll, tunic and course book. Kits for waxing, manicure/ pedicure and Makeup are also included. On-site skincare products provided for in-class use. Waxing pots, skincare products for outside/case study use and small additional sundries will need to be purchased by stu-dents. Several other books may be recommended throughout the course and will not be included in the course fees. Athlone Institute of Technology is an ITEC registered college. The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) is based in London and is an internationally recognised awarding body offering vocational qualifications in complementary and sports therapy. It is regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. The ITEC standard is the most widely recognised qualification for complementary therapies.

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Duration

1 year: 26 weeks – Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm (in addition to a number of selected Saturdays)

Commencing 10.00am Friday 23 September 2011 Award

Diploma in Beauty Specialist (ITEC)

Course Fee

€2,500 (includes examination fees and student kit)

Holistic and Beauty Therapy

Case studies: All students are required to do case studies as part of their course work and their practical examination. There are 20 case studies – 5 Makeup treatments, 5 Skin & Eye care treatments, 5 Waxing treatments and 5 Manicure & Pedicure treatments.

Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (ITEC) As the need to de-stress increases, and the benefits of massage become more widely recognised, the demand for trained therapists continues to rise. These factors coupled with the job satisfaction derived from helping others, makes a career as a therapist very attractive. So whether you are interested in a career change or simply want to acquire a new this course could be ideal for you.

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Business Awareness and Professional Conduct As this course will give you the skills to become a fully competent therapist, you must also gain the skills required to both provide your services in a professional ethical manner, as well as operate a successful business. Approximately 60% of course time is devoted to practical techniques. The theory component includes anatomy and physiology, professional conduct, business awareness and first aid. The course instructor, Nicola Ryan, proprietor of Sangoma Natural Health Centre, has extensive clinical experience and many years teaching experience, ensuring not only a relaxed and enjoyable course but also excellent success rates. Athlone Institute of Technology is an ITEC registered college. The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) is based in London and is an internationally recognised awarding body offering vocational qualifications in complementary and sports therapy. It is regulated by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. The ITEC standard is the most widely recognised qualification for complementary therapies.

This is an excellent foundation course to pursue a career in complimentary therapies or further study.

Applicants must attend the Institute on a specified date to meet Course Tutor and discuss suitability prior to acceptance on the course. Duration

The course covers three main areas:

Anatomy and Physiology

Holistic and Beauty Therapy

Anatomy is a branch of biology that deals with the structure of plants and animals. Human anatomy is a special field within anatomy. It studies organs and organ systems of the human body. The human body, like the bodies of all animals, is made up of systems, that are made up of organs, that are made up of tissues, that are made up of cells. Human physiology is the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans or human tissues or organs.

Holistic Massage This course teaches holistic massage incorporating the classical movements of effleurage, petrissage, tapotment, friction and vibration which enables the therapist to provide full body, face, scalp and foot massage.

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Commencing 10.00am Monday 19 September 2011 Award

Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage (ITEC)

Course Fee

â‚Ź2,120 (includes examination fees)

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Outreach Education

INFORMATION The Department of Adult and Continuing Education in association with developmental organisations in the midlands region is pleased to offer the courses below on an outreach basis. These courses are run in both AIT and the relevant outreach centres. The fees will remain the same, however the days and times may vary. For further details, please contact the Department of Adult and Continuing Education or the relevant partner agency in your local area. Details of all courses are available in this prospectus. Please refer to page number in brackets after course title, for example ‘Learning to Learn (23)’. Details for Learning to Learn are on page 23.

Tullamore, Co Offaly

Ballinasloe, Co Galway

Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

• Learning to Learn (23)

• Learning to Learn (23)

• Higher Certificate in Business Studies (46)

• Higher Certificate in Business Studies (46)

• Introduction to Digital Photography (24)

• Bachelor of Business Studies Level 7 (46)

• Bachelor of Business Studies Level 7 (46)

Local Partner

Local Partner

Contact:

Contact:

Mr Tony Dalton, Adult Education Officer

Mr Gerry Schoolner

Co. Offaly VEC, Castle Buildings, Tara Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Ballinasloe Jobs Club, The Emerald, McNevin Ave., Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

• Home Gardening (24) • Higher Certificate in Business Studies (46) • Diploma in Leadership (47) • Certificate in Sports Administration (111)

Local Partner Contact: Aoife McDermott

Tel: 057 93 51392

Leitrim County Development Board, Arus an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim

Email: reception@offalyvecaded.ie

Tel: 071 9650496

Tel: +353 (0)909 643057

Email: Thirdlevel@leitrimcoco.ie

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Masters by Research Athlone Institute of Technology has delegated authority from HETAC to award its own Level 9 Master’s Degrees. The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is interested to consider proposals in the following areas: • Education (Higher Education) • Business and Management INFORMATION

• Strategic Planning and Foresight • Educational Management • Lifelong Learning • Law Fees payable for a Masters by Research per annum are as follows:

EU Students Discipline

Total

Engineering/Science

€4,650

Business/Humanities

€4,050

Non EU Students Discipline

Total

Engineering/Science

€9000

Business/Humanities

€9000

Enquiries: Michael Tobin, Head of Department, Adult and Continuing Education, AIT, Email: mtobin@ait.ie

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Received

Athlone Institute of Technology Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Luain Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Application Form 2011-2012 Completion of an Application Form does not necessarily guarantee a place on a course.

1. COURSE TITLE Please enter the course to which you are seeking admission Course Title Course Year

If you are seeking exemptions from part of this course, you must submit a formal letter of request along with copies of previous Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and/or other relevant information with this application.

2. PERSONAL DETAILS (BLOCK CAPITAL LETTERS) Surname

First Name(s)

Tel. (Home)

(Work)

(Mobile)

Address

Email

Company Name and Address

Male

Female

PPS No.

Are you currently employed? Yes

Date of Birth No

Country of Birth

3. FEE PAYMENT Cash

Card Holder’s Name

Cheque

Address

Postal Order/Banker’s Draft Laser Visa MasterCard

Card No.

Expiry Date

Amount €

Card Holder’s Signature


4. How did you hear about this course? Radio Other

Newspaper

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If Other, please specify:

5. Declaration I declare that the information given by me in this application is true and accurate and that if I am admitted as a student I will abide by the regulations of Athlone Institute of Technology

Signed

Date

Please return completed application to:

Department of Adult and Continuing Education Athlone Institute of Technology Dublin Road, Athlone, Co Westmeath Tel: 090 6483050 Fax: 090 6483055 Email: cburke@ait.ie / jking@ait.ie / jcooper@ait.ie

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Date

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Reason

Fee Paid (Cheque/Credit Card) € € Refund € Notes


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Information and Registration Evening Wednesday 7 September 2011 6.15pm to 9.00pm The Department of Adult and Continuing Education is accepting applications NOW for all courses listed in this prospectus. Prospective students are advised that early registration is important as certain courses have maximum student numbers. Register NOW to avoid disappointment.

INSTITUTE STAFF AND REPRESENTATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THIS EVENING TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON COURSES, ANSWER QUERIES AND TO OFFER GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE.


Athlone Institute of Technology Adult and Continuing Education Evening and Part-time Courses

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Athlone Institute of Technology Adult and Continuing Education Evening and Part-time Courses 2011-2012

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