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News: Brexit is a threat of the Irish education systems says INTO; Four in every five students complete their degree Education to bring net gains for Irish seafood sector News: TU Dublin is up and running; RCSI in line for university status News: 'Dramatic' shortage of engineers in building; New teacher sharing scheme for post-primary schools News: Seven universities launch ‘Save Our Spark’ campaign; UL launch campus safety information campaign Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Irish schools Studying abroad - everything you need to know, but did not know where to ask at Equinox FEATURE: Bodywhys - help and support for families, friends and carers for eating disorders sufferers Join our team - careers in the Irish Defence Forces Tourism – a world of opportunities in an exciting and global industry at LYIT Interested in a career less ordinary? Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism at IT Tralee ’Earn and Learn’ Culinary Apprenticeships are the way forward at IT Tralee Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Secondary School Programmes An alternative, fully funded avenue to accountancy Making the journey towards positive mental health with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Want to go to college? Don’t have enough points? Sorted...come to DFEi Providing professional training for Irish and international students at Robert Chambers Academy Success - Sallynoggin College style! Youthreach - a different path through education Celebrating 50 years of Adult Learning at NUI Galway Blackrock Further Education Institute: The importance of the college experience Training service at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB Start learning something new at Liberties College Getting third level education off to the right start at Dunboyne College National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme at Kerry ETB Training Centre FEATURE: Parents and cyber safety Studying psychology at the University of Pécs Irish Apprenticeships COVER STORY: Tech Apprenticeships at FIT - Cyber Security added to the suite of tech apprenticeships Apprenticeships at Jones Engineering See your career going places with the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme INFOGRAPHIC: Working and studying together - can it be done Education Tours and Field Trips Marching on the Road to Freedom: Dáil Éireann 1919 opens at the National Museum of Ireland Get top marks for your tour at Westport House The Global Goals Challenge at Brigit's Garden in Galway Something for everyone in the class at GoQuest Four reasons to walk the Camino with your students An action-packed day out at Redhills Adventure Competition - Win a Butlers Chocolates hamper Reviews - recently published books Education Suppliers Guide Education 3

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Brexit is a threat of the Irish education systems says INTO WITH substitute shortages endemic across Ireland, a disorderly Brexit presents unique challenges to teachers and the education system according to the INTO. On his way to Brussles to discuss the fallout from Brexit to the education systems north and south INTO Northern Ireland Chair Paddy McAllister said: "As a trade union that operates across the island of Ireland, we are concerned that a no-deal Brexit would leave some of our members without protection. Those members crossing the border each day to teach in schools in both jurisdictions, play a critical role in our society and deserve clarity on their roles." Cross border qualifications Primary school teachers trained in Northern Ireland and whose qualifications have been assessed and accepted by the Irish Department of Education and Skills, but who do not possess an appropriate Irish language qualification, will be granted a 5-year period of provisional recognition to

teach in Irish national schools. During this period, teachers must work towards meeting the Department’s Irish language requirements. In Northern Ireland, individuals who have been recognised as a qualified teacher in the EU, EAA or Switzerland may make application for recognition with the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland. It remains to be seen how these jobs will be facilitated should the UK depart the EU without a deal. Teachers undertaking these critical roles deserve clarity. Supply shortages The INTO say that schools in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland continue to notify the INTO of their ongoing struggle to secure supply teachers. At such a critical time for staffing these positions, it’s imperative that additional barriers not be created which will only affect school’s ability to provide quality teachers day in day out across Ireland, the union says.

Four in every five students complete their degree THE Higher Education Authority today published a study on the rates of completion of 34,059 students who entered Irish Universities, Institutes and Colleges full time at undergraduate level in the 2007/8 academic year. These students were tracked over the following ten years and the report finds that overall, 76% of them graduated within that period. At Level 8 Honours Degree Level, more than four in every five students completed with completion rates of 94% in the Colleges (Colleges of Education and NCAD), 83% in the Universities and 74% in the Institutes of Technology. At 62%, the levels of completion at level 6 and 7 programmes is lower, but that still means that more than three in five at this level complete their course. Students on education and teaching courses are most likely to complete.

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Education to bring net gains for Irish seafood sector EQUIPPING the Irish seafood sector with the proper and relevant skills in business, financial management, marketing, law and innovation is essential to its sustainability and growth in a post-Brexit era. This is according to international fisheries and aquaculture expert Dr. Sigurdur Grétar Bogason who has more than 30 years of industry and academic research experience in the international seafood sector. Dr. Bogason was speaking at the official launch at Wexford County Council offices of the Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness at Institute of Te c h n o l o g y C a r l o w We x f o r d Campus, a new academic program m e t a ilore d f o r th e n e x t generation of seafood producers, managers and entrepreneurs. The course is the only Level 8 programme of its kind in the country and is a collaboration between Institute of Technology Carlow, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and IFA Aquaculture.

Ireland’s global seafood sector. According to BIM’s recently published Business of Seafood report, the seafood industry in Ireland currently employs more than 14,000 people and the Government policy document Harvesting Our Ocean’s Wealth 2012 highlights training as

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Movers and shakers “In Iceland, there are now three universities delivering programmes for the seafood sector, one of which, in the north of the country, is a three-year degree course. Most of the movers and shakers in the seafood sector are graduates of this programme”, said Dr. Bogason. “Now with BREXIT looming ahead and increasing concerns about how trade will fare in the changed environment, companies in the seafood sector have started to prepare own scenarios and are putting strategies in place to meet any upcoming challenges. "Equipping the sector with the education and skills it needs is essential to the realisation of a strong and sustainable seafood sector that can meet whatever challenges lie ahead”. The Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness aims to expand

essential to the continued growth of the sector. Designed to assist producers, mana g e r s a n d e n t re p re n e u r s , t h e programme has strong links with industry and includes lectures, work placement, guest lecturers and site visits.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS — NFQ Level 7 or level 8 Award or equivalent in a related discipline. — Candidates who do not have a Level 7 or higher award but have other relevant industry experience may be eligible for the programme through RPL. Candidates may be required to attend an interview.

COURSE DELIVERY This course will take place every fortnight on Fridays and on Saturdays from 10-4pm over the academic year. Location: Institute of Technology Carlow, Wexford Campus, Summerhill Road, Wexford Course Start: Friday, 13th September 2019 Closing date for applications: Friday, 30th August 2019

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TU Dublin is up and running RCSI in line for THE brand new Technological University Dublin (shortened to TU Dublin) formally came into being on January 1st 2019. An amalgamation of DIT, Blanchardstown IT and IT Tallaght, the new university will have 28,500 students and over 3,000 staff. It will maintain its existing campuses while the focus in the coming years will move to its stunning new headquarters in Dublin's city centre. Explaining the rational for the new institution Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “The emergence of the first technological university is a landmark day for Irish education. New Higher Education Institutions such as TU Dublin will be distinguished from traditional universities by an ethos that is more closely aligned with, and which builds upon, the mission and focus of Institutes of Technology from which they stem." Next in line Three other consortia of Institutes of Technology are currently engaged with the process seeking to become designated as technological universities:

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Munster Technological University (MTU), consisting of Cork Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Tralee. This TU would encompass some 14,000 students. Technological University for South-East Ireland (TUSEI), consisting of Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology Carlow. This TU would encompass some 14,500 students. Connacht Ulster Alliance (CUA), consisting of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Sligo, and Letterkenny Institute of Technology. This consortium would encompass some 16,000 students.

THE Government has approved a move seeking to advance university designation for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). An approved status for the RCSI would mean the institution could finally be recognised both in Ireland as well as abroad as a university. Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said: “The RCSI has for over 200 years, played a significant and important role in medical education and training in Ireland. Until now, legislative restrictions prevented the RCSI from calling itself a university in Ireland despite permission to describe itself as a ‘university of medicine and health science’ abroad." The use of the word 'university' is reserved by legislative and regulatory frameworks and a change in the legislat i o n h a s t o b e a p p ro v e d b y t h e Oireachtas. The present situation allowed the RCSI to describe itself as a university only outside Ireland.

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'Dramatic' shortage of engineers in building THE supply of third-level engineering graduates and professional engineering apprentices must dramatically increase to meet the country’s current and future needs, a new report by Engineers Ireland has stated. The report found that the 55% decrease in civil and building engineering graduates over the last five years was ‘a particular cause of concern’, although it did note that there had been a 48% increase in entrants to civil and building engineering courses in higher education albeit from a low base since 2012. There is ongoing buoyancy in the engineering sector according to the report, with 77% of employers’ financial position improving in 2018 and 89% expecting their financial position to improve in 2019 despite Brexit uncertainties. To ensure that

its members’ ability to work across jurisdictions is not impacted negatively by Brexit, Engineers Ireland has also reached strategic agreements with peer organisations in the UK, the report said. This positive business performance is translating into significant demand for engineers the report said, with over 6,000 job openings expected this year and graduate salaries (on average €33,750) up 21% since 2014. Almost all (94%) engineering employers surveyed however consider a shortage of experienced engineers to be a barrier to growth – and almost half expect this situation to get worse in 2019. Civil and building engineers are most in demand with 59% of organisations surveyed looking to hire engineers in this discipline.

New teacher sharing scheme for post-primary schools THE Government has announced a new scheme to allow post-primary schools to share teachers in priority subjects. The scheme will start from the beginning of the 2019/20 school year and will be reviewed after the first year of operation. Education Minister Joe McHugh said that the aim of this scheme is to alleviate some of the challenges schools have faced in recruiting teachers. This new approach to filling posts is a solution for principals who are seeking teachers and graduates who are looking for full-time employment and more options for work, he said The teacher sharing initiative is one of a range of actions contained in the Action Plan for Teacher Supply, published by the Minister in November 2018. The development and implementation of the Action Plan is led by the Teacher Supply Steering Group, chaired by the Secretary General of the Department Seán Ó Foghlú, in recognition of the significant recruitment challenges some schools have experienced. The aim of this initiative is to provide more options to ease recruitment pressures in some specific subject areas such as STEM, modern languages, Irish and home economics. Education 7

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Seven universities launch UL launch ‘Save Our Spark’ campaign campus safety IRELAND’S seven universities have launched a major campaign aimed at encouraging the public to demand that the Government tackles the funding crisis in third level education. State funding per third level student in Ireland at €5,000 is barely half of what it was a decade ago and a fraction of what it is in other similar-sized European countries. Budget 2019 last week, while providing a small funding increase, did not address the underlying gap in funding. Two years of inaction The Irish Universities Association (IUA) developed the Save Our Spark campaign following more than two years of inaction after the publication of the Cassells Report in which meaningful funding reform for higher education was recommended by a Government-appointed expert group. The Save Our Spark campaign seeks to raise awareness of the crisis and encourage members of the public to sign a petition urging their local TD or Senator to act now.

A series of adverts have run on national and regional radio stations. The ad has also appeared in trains and buses and the Dart across Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway, as well as at all seven university campuses. A short video, which was specially created to highlight the crisis, has been promoted across YouTube and key social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Risk a serious drop in quality Launching the Save Our Spark campaign, Jim Miley, Director General of the IUA said: “If the higher education crisis is not addressed by Government urgently, then we risk a serious drop in quality or a shortfall in places for students in the future. "For the first time ever, all seven Irish universities are coming together to demand urgent action on the funding crisis, as we need substantial investment to accommodate the many extra students that are expected to enter the system over the next decade."

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THE University of Limerick, in conjunction with An Garda Siochana and UL Student Life, has launched a campus safety information campaign. The 'Campus Watch Booklet' is part of ongoing collaborations to raise awareness and provide campus safety information to students. The booklet is aimed at encouraging students to be safe on and around the UL campus and includes advice on personal safety, vehicle security, cyber crime, anti-social behaviour, drug and alcohol awareness among others. The booklet is available to read on the UL website, and promoted via the UL Student Life social media platforms. It has been published in five languages and designed to allow quick reference to important student topics.


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Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Irish schools WALK in My Shoes is a mental health awareness and education campaign run by St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services. The campaign focuses on promoting mental health awareness in schools across Ireland. Develop a Positive Mental Health Culture We can all experience high level of stress as part of modern living, and this can lead to feelings of anger and anxiety, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence and depression. And as young people spend up to a fifth of their week in school, if the school environment develops a culture of positive emotional health, then young people learn that they can talk about and express emotions in a cultural of respect. With this type of foundation in mental and emotional health, there is a strong chance that these young people will carry that learning throughout their lives. And learning about mental health from a young age will help reduce the stigma associated with mental health which can be a needless barrier to accessing treatment.

and apply colour in a design to bring their awareness to the present moment. The classroom mindfulness colouring activity can help students feel more relaxed by paying attention to the present moment. • Our mental health and wellbeing calendar comprises daily actions that students can complete to promote positive mental health and mindfulness. • With our Selfie ‘Steem activity students share positive messages about one another. • Wellness Journals provide young people with a template to record their feelings and thoughts as a once off assignment or as a daily activity. Visit WalkInMyShoes.ie/mindyourselfie for more information about our great, free to use, mental health resource packs. And join our mailing list for reminders about our competitions and closing dates.

Walk in My Shoes Initiatives Walk in My Shoes runs a number of initiatives throughout the school year that are designed to promote positive mental health in schools. These initiatives include: • Mission Possible; School Achievement Awards recognises schools from all over Ireland for their effort and contribution to tackling the stigma surrounding mental health both in the classroom and in the wider community. • Frame of Mind short film competition is open to secondary school students. To enter Students, create a 2-3-minute-long video that tells a story they feel portrays a positive mental health message. • Transition Year Programme – we run five-one week long programmes every year that focus on various aspects of mental health as well as the career options available in this sector. • #MindYourSelfie Day aims to promote awareness of our free MindYourSelfie resource packs. We ask everyone to take a ‘selfie’ and post it on social media using the hashtag #MindYourSelfie. Walk in My Shoes Resources MindYourSelfie activity packs are free to use resources that have all been developed to promote a positive mental health. These packs include the following resources: • Our range of short mindfulness audio and video pieces are an effective way to introduce mindfulness and meditation into your classroom. These exercises not only help to improve students’ mindfulness but function to relax the tension and tightness that has built up within the body and mind. • Mindful colouring asks students to focus on how they choose Education 11

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Help and support for families, friends an WHEN someone we care for is in distress, it has an impact on us too. It is natural to want to help and make them feel better. It is not always easy to know the best way of doing this. While it can be very difficult to see someone we care about going through an eating disorder, it is important to begin by accepting that the person themselves needs to firstly acknowledge there is a problem and ultimately they must make a decision to move towards change and let the eating disorder go. The decision to move towards recovery is a difficult one and it will be made easier if they know that they have your support. If the person is over 18, it is important to recognise that it is their responsibility to make the decision to change. If, on the other hand, you are trying to support someone who is under 18, this may require a lot more encouragement and intervention on your part to move towards acknowledging the need for change. Eating disorders usually develop over a considerable period of time and can be viewed as a response to distress with which the person feels unable to cope. No matter what disordered eating behaviour a person is engaging in, changes will occur: • in their body • in the way they think • in the way they perceive things • in the way they behave • in the way they relate to other

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"The decision to move towards recovery is a difficult one and it will be made easier if they know that they have your support"

"Trying not to blame the person with the disorder is one of the most helpful things you can do in your efforts to give support"

people During the time that the person is unwell and as they begin to recover, you may feel like you hardly recognise the person you knew before. Relating to them may become increasingly difficult. At times, you may feel confused, frightened, angry, sad, guilty, resentful, helpless, exhausted, lonely, desperate. Accepting these feelings in yourself and trying not to blame the person with the disorder is one of the most helpful things you can do in your efforts to give support. Where to start A person with an eating disorder is often terrified of change and may not be able to imagine living without the eating disorder. So, while they will be painfully aware of the anguish they are causing you, they may not be able to show it because they may feel caught in a conflict between the eating disorder and their concern for you. Thinking of an eating disorder as a coping mechanism can help those around the person understand why it is so hard for them to let the eating disorder go. It can be helpful to understand that the eating disorder has a function for the person – that it helps them feel that they are coping with things. If you are able to acknowledge that the eating disorder is serving this purpose for them, you may be better able to understand why a part of them will want to

maintain the eating disorder because it makes them feel safe. This inner conflict may make the person feel a whole range of confusing emotions, and they may doubt that they deserve your support. Supporting Recovery For the person with an eating disorder, recovery begins with accepting themselves as they are. Your acceptance of them and your unconditional respect will be a source of invaluable support. • Accept that you cannot fix things for them, nor should you attempt to tell them what to do. • Try to avoid second-guessing their needs. • Ask them what they need from you. If they don’t know, then that needs to be accepted too. Their first steps on the journey to recovery will take place in their own time and at their own pace. For you, this may seem frustratingly slow.

Free PiLaR programfor families Supporting family and parents has always been a core aspect of our work. Bodywhys now offer parents and families a free four week (1 evening per week) structured programme, incorporating both psychoeducation and support, as well as practical advice and skills to help you support your family member towards recovery.

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nd carers for eating disorders sufferers They will need you to make room for their fear, their resistance, and their uncertainty. Ultimately they will need to attend to both the physical and the psychological aspects of the eating disorder. How you can help As the friend or family member of a person with an eating disorder, your response to their distress can play a crucial part in their recovery. Changes will not happen overnight. Progress will be gradual and will include setbacks. Below are some more helpful points to keep in mind: • Learn as much as you can about the disorder • Don’t be afraid of expressing concerns as honestly as you can • Try to be as honest and open as you can about how you are feeling • Understand that it may take some time for them the person to trust that you are not trying to take their coping tool (i.e. their eating disorder) away from them immediately. • Whenever possible, shift the focus off food and onto feelings • Don’t use food intake and weight as your only criteria for measuring progress in recovery • Don’t treat relapse as a failure. Learning to cope with relapse is a very valuable part of the recovery process • It is important not to try and ‘fix’ someone on your own. If you

find yourself overwhelmed, seek help and support for yourself. • Patterns in relationships will change and some of these changes may be extremely difficult and painful. Remind yourself change means progress. • Don’t feel pressured into changing your own eating habits and routines Especially For Parents • Your child is caught between wanting independence and needing to be cared for. You will need to communicate to them that they have both and that they don’t need to do anything to ‘deserve’ either • Don’t overlook unacceptable behaviour. Limits need to be set even if they are difficult • Share what you know about eating disorders with your other children and encourage them to express their range of feelings about what is happening to their brother/sister and to their family • Aim to be consistent in your approach, and where there are two parents involved aim to have a united approach.

"Changes will not happen overnight. Progress will be gradual and will include setbacks"

"The experience of supporting someone else through an eating disorder can take a significant toll"

stopped caring for you • Accept that you may have strong and conflicting feeling towards your brother /sister • Express your fears to your parents; try to feel comfortable asking for more formal supports if you feel that you may need it. • Ask for information about the eating disorder • Try not to discontinue shared activities • Remember that even though your parents’ attention may be focussed on trying to help your brother / sister recover, your needs are still valid and you should still feel able to ask for support Find support for yourself The experience of supporting someone else through an eating disorder can take a significant toll on friends and loved ones. It is important that you acknowledge your own need for support, and that you also identify support mechanisms for yourself at this time.

Eating Disorders – a Resource for Parents” free booklet from Bodywhys. Especially For Siblings • Accept that it is not your fault • Remember that your brother/sister is very distressed and has not

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Careers in the Irish Defence Forces THE Irish Defence Forces is the military of Ireland. We encompass the Army, the Naval Service, the Air Corps and the Reserve Defence Forces. The Army is a standing force and provides the primary capabilities for joint military operations at home and combined military Peace Support Operations abroad. The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles. The role of the Air Corps under the Defence Act is to contribute to the security of the State by providing for the Military Air Defence of its airspace. Defence Forces personnel lead a "Life less Ordinary". No two days are the same in the lives of our personnel. All aspects of military life are varied and for each member of the Force each day may bring a new challenge. WHO WE LOOK FOR? General Service Recruitment The Irish Defence Forces are looking for motivated, physically fit, team orientated individuals to enlist as General Service Recruits. As a recruit, you will train to become an infantry soldier. On completion of the initial training program, successful recruits 16 Education

are promoted to the rank of Private 2*. Following a second period of basic training, applicants are promoted to the rank of Private 3*. Applicants should have: • The ability to work in disciplined military environment. • The ability to work with others in a team. • The ability to work well in a high pressure and physically demanding environment. • Be willing to serve aboard for extended periods of time. • Be a minimum of 18 years of age and under 25 years of age on the date deemed as the closing date for applications. On qualification recruits take up a position as a three star private in one of the following Service Corps — Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry, Supply & Transport or Communications Information Systems. After basic training, opportunities exist to undertake further training as anything from a heavy vehicle driver, to a chef, vehicle mechanic, armourer, IT technician, combat engineer, emergency medical technician and many other roles. Officer Cadetships The Defence Forces are also looking to enlist Officer Cadets. A Cadet is a Military Officer in training. Officers are the leaders, decision makers and managers of the

"The Irish Defence Forces are looking for motivated, physically fit, team orientated individuals to enlist as General Service Recruits"

Defence Forces. They are the platoon commanders in our Army, the pilots in our Air Corps, and the navigators and engineers in our Naval Service. An Officer leads, directs and motivates our frontline troops. The role comes with very real mental and physical challenges, with Officers being expected to lead from the front in all situations. Officer Cadets engage in 15 months training in the Military College, Curragh Camp, Kildare, covering many basic and practical soldier skills and military fields of study before taking up an operational appointment in the Permanent Defence Forces. The Defence Forces is looking for people who have the potential to: • Plan, prioritize and organise. • Analyse problems, in order to generate appropriate solutions. • Be clear, concise and with effective communication skills. • The ability to motivate others and work with a team. Can you do all of this while working in a very high pressure, mentally and physically demanding environment? After completing Officer training, cadets are commissioned into a Service Corp — Infantry, Artillery, Cavalry, Supply & Transport or Communications Information Systems. As a young Officer many more opportunities for development,

growth, variety and responsibility will come your way. Applicants must be 18 years of age or over and under 26 years of age on the date mentioned in the notice for the current competition. Trainee Military Aircraft Technician We also look to enlist Trainee Military Aircraft Technicians. The successful applicants will serve a 4 year apprenticeship program and will become Aircraft Technicians in our Air Corps. Technicians provide the maintenance and servicing of Air Corps aircraft, their engines, systems, equipment and weapons. The Air Corps is looking for young, enthusiastic and technically minded individuals who are looking for the opportunity not just to learn a new trade but also to practice it in chall e n g i n g s i t u a t i o n s . Tr a i n e e Technicians undergo their academic training at the Technical Training School, located in Casement Aerodrome, the home of the Air Corps. All Candidates must be 18 years of age and less than 23 years of age on the closing date for receipt of applications. WHEN DO WE RECRUIT? We normally recruit General Service Recruits in March and September. We advertise the Cadet Competition in January/February for induction in September. We also advertise for Air Corps Trainee Military Aircraft Technicians in January/February for induction in September WHEN AND HOW TO APPLY? All applications are made by completing the online application on our website. The online application is only available when we are running a recruitment competition. We do

NOT accept applications outside these times. WHAT IS THE TRAINING LIKE? General Service Recruit The training for General Service Recruits is initially for 15 weeks. The Recruit Training Syllabus is designed to produce a physically fit, disciplined and motivated Two Star Infantry Soldier with basic military skills. Recruit training is foundation military training. It is followed by 3 Star training and at a later stage by Trained Soldier Specialist Training courses. Recruits may be required to complete their training in any Defence Forces location and following their training, may be posted to any Defence Forces location subject to Defence Forces requirements. Once training is successfully completed the fully trained soldier will be sent to their allocated unit. Cadetships Cadets train for a total of 15 months. The training is conducted in the Military College, Defence Forces Training Centre, Co. Kildare. The purpose of cadet training is to develop character and leadership skills and instil a sense of duty and responsibility in the cadet. To benefit from that training, which is conducted in an environment of strict discipline, the cadet needs mental acuity and physical agility. During training an Army Cadet masters basic military skills, such as rifle marksmanship, as well as developing the leadership skills required of an Army Officer. Air Corps and Naval Service Cadets also undertake leadership and foundation military training before specialising as pilots, navigators or engineers. On commissioning the new Officer takes up a leadership position in one of the Army Corps.

"The Recruit Training Syllabus is designed to produce a physically fit, disciplined and motivated Two Star Infantry Soldier with basic military skills"

"The purpose of cadet training is to develop character and leadership skills and instil a sense of duty and responsibility in the cadet"

Third Level Education Personnel of the Army, who were inducted as an Officer Cadet and successfully completed their Officer Cadet training and who have not previously attained an Honours Bachelor Degree (Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications) or equivalent may be assigned to a course of study leading to a degree at National University of Ireland, Galway or a course of study leading to a degree at some other third level college of education. On completion of the first year of training, Naval Service cadets spend the second year of the cadetship studying for a degree at the National Maritime College of Ireland. Trainee Military Aircraft Technicians Tr a i n e e M i l i t a r y A i r c r a f t Technicians initially complete basic military training of seven months duration before commencing their technical training. In total their training takes approximately 4 and a half years and is completed at the Air Corps Technical Training School, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. The Air Corps Technical Training School is EASA (European Aviation S a f e t y A g e n c y ) a p p ro v e d a n d approved by DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) to deliver the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Degree in M i l i t a r y Av i a t i o n Te c h n o l o g y. Through these programmes the trainee technicians will be instructed in all disciplines of aircraft maintenance including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, power plant and avionics. The EASA modules (Theory and Workshop Practical’s) and their associated examinations are completed entirely, prior to the trainees’ advancement through advanced access onto the Bachelor Engineering Technology Degree in Military Aviation Technology.

For more information on careers in the Irish Defence Forces visit www.military.ie/en/careers/army-careers/how-to-join/ Education 17

Tourism – a world o an exciting and TOURISM is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry employing 230,000 people nationally, one in every ten of the labour-force. The industry is twice the size of agriculture and far bigger in employment than the construction industry, the IT industry, or the financial services sector. It crucially cannot be outsourced or off-shored and its economic benefits are felt both in our cities but also throughout rural Ireland. On a global scale, growth in tourism is most significant outside of our normal markets of Europe and the USA, with significant business growth in Asia and Africa. Tourist profiles are changing and those working in tourism now require a set of skills that reflect the global nature of the industry. Why study a programme in Hospitality, Tourism or Culinary Arts? Career opportunities, both here in Ireland and abroad, are almost limitless in the sector. The structure of all our programmes allows students to undertake work placements and internships at home and overseas, so that they are best placed to enter the world of work on graduation. The School of Tourism continues to develop its professional network to facilitate and support students in selecting their career paths. When choosing a career in the tourism industry, you are setting yourself apart from the many thousands of individuals who work in the industry on a casual basis, either while studying for other careers or while between jobs. Graduates of specialist programmes are destined for senior career roles, many of which are new to the industry. Non-traditional roles such as Digital Media

Managers are now as common as traditional roles such as Food and Beverage Director, Revenue and Reservations Managers or Destination Travel Executives, and programmes are designed to open up opportunities in a range of industries with links to tourism, from Finance, IT, Media and Marketing and Outdoor / Extreme Travel Experiences. Why choose LYIT School of Tourism, Killybegs, Co. Donegal? According to Dr Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts, LYIT School of Tourism, formerly the Tourism College Killybegs, is the oldest campus outside Dublin dedicated to education and training in Culinary Arts, Hospitality Operations and Management, and Tourism. Established in 1969, and looking forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the campus has produced graduates who are renowned all over the world, ensuring that today’s graduates will be recognised as having received the education and training required to reach the top levels of the industry. Our education offering is expanded through a range of academic partners throughout Europe, where students can choose to study for a semester, supported through Erasmus+. We have partners in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Romania and Turkey, and we are constantly enlarging our network to benefit our students. On completion of a programme of study at the School of Tourism, you will be perfectly placed to take the first step on your career, which will inevitably be exciting and fulfilling.

Graduate case study - taking opportunities available GIRTS Mihalkins graduated in 2016 with a BA in Hotel, Restaurant and Resort Management. As a student he stood out as a consummate professional, displaying a flair for perfection in practical settings. He gladly took the opportunities available to compete in a range of national and international competitions, winning gold medals and acclaim from industry mentors. This extra-curricular activity allowed Girts to work with the Capella group, at home, but also for his third year internship, at their Washington DC property in the USA, managing their rooftop bar operation. He returned to Donegal to take up the 18 Education

position of Assistant Conference and Banqueting Manager at Co Donegal’s only 5* property, Solis Lough Eske Castle. He is now ready for his next challenge and is happy to seek the assistance and support of the School of Tourism. In September 2018, he enrolled in the BA (Hons) in Hotel Management, and on completion of this one-year, add-on, programme he will be ready to take on a senior role in a luxury hotel anywhere in the world. Should you wish to visit the School of Tourism, we are happy to facilitate visits by Schools and welcome class visits to this unique and well-respected campus.

of opportunities in global industry

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AWAITS YOU! LYIT School of Tourism has been providing worldclass education and training for the tourism industry since 1969. Today it is a thriving specialist campus offering a range of full and part-time programmes in hospitality, tourism and culinary arts.

Full-time Programmes •

Higher Certificate in Arts in Bar and Restaurant Supervision

Higher Certificate in Arts in Culinary Arts

BA / BA (Hons) in Hospitality and Tourism

BA / BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts

BSc / BSc (Hons) in Culinary Science

Part-time and CPD Programmes •

Diploma in Restaurant Operations Management

Hotel Revenue and Digital Media Management

Tourism Destination Marketing

Professional Cookery Traineeship and Immersion

Primary Food Hygiene and Management of Food Hygiene

For further details contact: Dr Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts T: 07491 86603, E: ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie,

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Interested in a career less ordinary? Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism at IT Tralee THE Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCT) Department incorporates the three facets of the world wide tourism industry – culinary arts, hospitality and events and tourism. The HCT team have international industry experience combined with academic expertise to ensure students receive a grounded education in their chosen specialist field. Facilities at IT Tralee include five kitchens, a training restaurant and bar, a demonstration kitchen, training reception and computer labs. The HCT lecturing team collaborate with industry through a number of forums, continuous professional development, active learning through industry projects, industry placements for students and working with local, regional and national organisations such as Taste Kerry, Go Kerry, Fáilte Ireland. The department is also involved in many international collaborations which include both academic institutes and industry - Johnson & Wales University Rhode Island, University College Birmingham, George Brown College and Durham College in Ontario, Canada. Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Arts

Bachelor of Arts in Event Management

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Culinary Arts The various Culinary Arts programmes provide a pathway for creative employment opportunities within all aspects of the food indust r y. T h e p r o g r a m m e s r e f l e c t up-to-date developments and trends in both the national and international culinary arts industry. All programmes combine practical skills classes in state of the art kitchens with an in-depth theoretical knowledge-base and the development of communication, critical thinking, problem solving and personal skills in its participants. Students are also afforded the opportunity to partake in both national and international familiarisation trips, food industry competitions, and are introduced to many industry experts through guest lectures within the programmes. Programmes at IT Tralee also include Food product design and food product development so employment in food companies is also an option for graduates.

“As someone who manages event management businesses and hires people regularly, I’m very much looking forward to engaging with this innovative programme at IT Tralee. The events industry is dynamic and challenging, but the course content in BA (Hons) in Event Management should provide an excellent foundation for a career in this industry.” Mark Breen, Cuckoo Events.

Event Management Launched in 2018, the Event Management programme at IT Tralee is the only dedicated three year Level 8 Honours Degree in Event Management course in Ireland. The events sector in Ireland is a vibrant and diverse growth sector, which includes the management of anything from festivals to corporate events and conferences. This programme provides participants with practical hands-on experience, work placement, industry site visits and masterclasses from key figures in the Irish festival and events industry. Career opportunities include event management roles in specialist event companies and venues, large corporate organisations, non-profit/charity sector, sports venues, events and organisations. Trainee Management Development T h e Tr a i n e e M a n a g e m e n t Development programme offers those currently employed or wishing to enter into the hotel industry the opportunity to pursue a degree in hotel management while simultaneously working with a sponsoring employer. Each year the programme delivers 60 credits of study through a blended learning approach. This programme requires candidates to spend 2 blocks of 4 weeks per annum at IT Tralee. During this period, six modules will be delivered. The remaining modules are delivered on-line and through work based learning. There are a range of career opportunities in the hotel sector including Head of Department, Duty Manager as well as specialising in any management position such as Human Resources, Marketing and Events. For further information and application requirements on these programmes email: tj.oconnor@staff.ittralee.ie or phone 0667191665 or log onto www.ittralee.ie

’Earn and Learn’ Culinary Apprenticeships are the way forward! New and innovative suite of National Culinary Apprenticeship Degree Programmes DO you have a passion for food? Do you like the idea of working as part of a team in a busy, creative kitchen? A career in the Culinary and Hospitality Industry is an exceptionally rewarding experience and the industry is one of the most exciting arenas to work in right now in Ireland. With tourism booming and Ireland winning a growing reputation as a destination-of-choice for food lovers, there is a real buzz of excitement and energy in the Irish food scene. Becoming an apprentice chef is the ideal pathway if you want to gain the required skills, knowledge and behaviours valued by top employers while you work. The Chef de Partie Apprenticeship is an ‘earn and learn’ degree programme that combines on-the-job training with academic study in an Institute of Technology. The new and innovative suite of National Culinary Apprenticeship Degree Programmes available in various Institutes of Technology around Ireland have something for everyone. Benefits of an apprenticeship: • Earning a salary while you study • Receiving a contract for employment

CHEF DE PARTIE APPRENTICESHIP – Level 7 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE: 4 Years – 8 Semesters. Delivery is based on a 12-week semester. Semester 1: September to December. Semester 2: January to May. QUALIFICATION: On successful completion of the Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme the Apprentice will receive a Level 7 – Bachelor of Art in Culinary Arts. PROGRESSION: Apprentices who successfully complete the Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme will be eligible to progress to the Sous Chef Apprenticeship at Level 8.

SOUS CHEF APPRENTICESHIP – Level 8 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 2 Years – 4 Semesters Delivery is based on a 12-week semester. Semester 1: September to December. Semester 2: January to May.

• Receiving training skills desired by employers • Excellent progression/promotion opportunities • Increasing future earning potential • Receiving the support of a dedicated industry mentor National Culinary Apprenticeships Degree Programmes are open to school-leavers and those already working in industry. To become an Apprentice, you must be currently employed or must obtain employment in a Solas approved establishment.

With tourism booming and Ireland winning a growing reputation as a destinationof-choice for food lovers, there is a real buzz of excitement and energy in the Irish food scene

QUALIFICATION On successful completion of the Sous Chef Apprenticeship Programme, the Apprentice will receive a Level 8 – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Culinary Arts. PROGRESSION Apprentices who successfully complete the Sous Chef Apprenticeship Programme will be eligible to progress to the Head Chef Apprenticeship Programme at Level 9 (Masters).

For further information and application requirements on these programmes Email: tj.oconnor@staff.ittralee.ie or phone 066 7191807 or log onto www.apprenticeship.ie or chefdepartieapprenticeship.wordpress.com

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Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Secondary School Programmes THE Sport Ireland National Sports Campus provides state-of-the-art sports facilities to elite athletes in Ireland while offering valuable amenities and sport programmes to all the community. The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Schools Sports Programmes are aligned with the National Physical Education Curriculum and help to promote a positive attitude towards physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle. Each one of our sports programmes can be tailored to best fit your school’s physical education needs, to enhance each student’s experience contributing to their overall experience of wellbeing. School Diving Programmes The National Aquatic Centre Learn to Dive Programme offers a series of progressive courses designed to teach basic diving skills in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. This programme takes students through the various levels of diving with learnings at each level. It is a sport which is not often experienced, but once it has been sampled its hard to ever stop. Diving is a unique sport and as well as providing a unique adrenaline rush, diving also offers physical, psychological and other social benefits. It is important to note, students participating in the Learn to Dive programme must be able to swim 25m comfortably. School Inclusive Programmes The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has developed an innovative inclusive programme that develops key functional movements, balance, co-ordination and agility. Throughout the programme each child will develop their movements through fun games and activities. These improvements will help them enjoy and progress in sports and socially. While this is a specific inclusive

offering, we can also adapt the Gymnastics, Swimming, Athletics programs and tours as adapted options.

School Athletics Programmes In partnership with Athletics Ireland, the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has developed an innovative secondary school athletics programme that develops the key fundamentals of Athletics – Running, Throwing and Jumping. The programme is delivered in the world class National Indoor Athletics Training Centre and led by 2-time Olympian and current Irish record holder David Matthews. Our secondary school Athletics programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & underlying learning outcomes: running, jumping and throwing.

NIA Live Secondary Schools NIA Live Secondary Schools Challenge is an exciting new 6 meet athletics series which runs from October to March in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. It gives students the opportunity to experience indoor athletics and compete at a high level throughout the winter months in world class indoor facilities. School Aquatic Programmes Our Learn to Swim programme follows the swim development pathway set out by Swim Ireland which is nationally recognised as best practise. This allows students of all swimming abilities to progress at their own pace and develop their range of swimming strokes. Our Secondary School Aquatic programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & the underlying learning outcomes: Correct water entry, movement in water, aqua Fitness & water safety. School Gymnastics Programmes The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Schools Gymnastics programme is aligned with the National Curriculum and helps to develop key fundamental movement skills – as well as Gymnastics specific skills. Each student works through the key competences of the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Gymnastics programme and is awarded with a certificate of achievement during the programme finale ensuring they are motivated to keep learning and developing their skills. Our secondary school Gymnastics programme covers the following PE Curriculum topics & the underlying learning outcomes: Themes, movement vocabulary, qualitative focus & relationships.

"Each one of our sports programmes can be tailored to best fit your school’s physical education needs, to enhance each student’s experience contributing to their overall experience of wellbeing?

School Tour Experience The NSC Senior Experience is a full day school trip that provides an inspirational experience of life at the Sport Irel and N ati on al Spor t s Campus. There are 5 main areas of activities as part of the NSC Senior Experience and under each activity we have both a fun and an educational option to choose from allowing each school to tailor their own individual tour to best suit their students. The tour includes a site tour of the 500-acre Campus showing students the facilities and the areas for future development. The 5 areas of activities are: swimming, gymnastics, athletics, diving and multi-sports School Sports Days The Sport Ireland National Sports Campus has a range of world class facilities that will ensure your school sports day is the very best it can be. If you want to deliver a truly inspirational sports day that will live long in the memory of your pupils and their parents, then get in touch. We have a range of packages and options available. To find out more about the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus Programmes, Tours and Sports days email bookings@nationalsportscampus.ie or call 01 6464300 Education 23

An alternative, fully funded avenue to accountancy THE Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a new and practical pathway to a career in accounting, which offers schoolleavers and mature learners the chance to take part in a fully funded work-based learning programme. Accounting Technician Apprentices get paid at least €19k per annum, pay no college fees and enjoy generous study leave in the run-up to exams. The programme leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting, full membership of Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) and access to a fast-growing jobs market in the sector. Graduates can also pursue further study with Chartered Accountants Ireland, other professional accountancy bodies and higher education institutions. Apprentices work in the office four days a week, and study one day a week at a local college, putting learnings into practice over two years. “I was instantly drawn to the fact that I could work in the accounting environment and study at the same time. It is a great way of learning,” says Eamon Landers, who’s working in the Finance Department at Ballyhoura Development in Limerick and studying at Cork College of Commerce.

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Apprentices are mentored in both college and the workplace, which helps to ensure that they can keep up with the demanding routine. “The support I receive from my college and workplace mentor is second to no one,” says Eamon. “My college mentor is there for any issues with college work and he is very approachable and understanding, while my workplace mentor plays a massive role in my development and progression throughout the programme.” The programme is currently available through ATI partner colleges in Cork, the Greater Dublin Area, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow. Local employers range from large professional services firms to small practice, and from large businesses to SMEs. There are also opportunities to become an Accounting Technician Apprentice in the public sector. Apprentices learn a vast array of in-demand skills, such as bookkeeping, accounts preparation, regulatory frameworks, business ethics, tax management, payroll and budgeting, meaning their Level 6 qualification supported by two years’ work experience and the MIATI designation will open up great opportunities for them when qualified. ATI, the leading professional body for Accounting Technicians in Ireland, is the programme coordinator, and apprentices complete its syllabus and work-based learning modules. ATI also assists employers in recruiting their apprentices by screening all applications and

“Local employers range from large professional services firms to small practice, and from large businesses to SMEs. There are also opportunities to become an Accounting Technician Apprentice in the public sector, with Revenue being one of our Apprenticeship employers.”

providing employers with highcalibre applicants who’ve met the programme entry requirements and passed a telephone interview. “The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship provides another avenue to accountancy to individuals looking to start a successful career in accountancy, which is both practical and supportive,” says Niamh Dowling, HR Assistant Manager at BDO Ireland, a leading professional services fi rm. “The apprenticeship blends professional studies and exams with practical work experience, which is very benefi cial to both the student and the fi rm,” says Niamh. To fi nd out more about the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship visit www.accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie

Making the journey towards positive mental health IF YOU were running a fever or were feeling physically run-down you would probably visit a GP. So, if you were feeling depressed, anxious or just needed to talk through some issues it would stand to reason that you would also seek help. Equal importance Your mental health should be of equal importance to your physical health, but in this increasingly fastpaced world we’re living in - people’s mental health often falls by the wayside. Many people searching for counselling or psychotherapy are

unsure of where to find it. On our online register of our members, you can see what counsellors are in your area, what techniques they specialise in and their rates. Non-judgmental professional When meeting with an IACP member you can be assured of meeting with an empathic and nonjudgmental professional who will work with you to reach solutions. Confidentiality and respect are the cornerstones of counselling and psychotherapy. The Irish Association for

"When meeting with an IACP member you can be assured of meeting with an empathic and nonjudgmental professional who will work with you to reach solutions"

Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is the largest Irish register of professionally accredited Counsellors and Psychotherapists. With over 4400 members, you will IACP trained and accredited members in every county in Ireland. These members have the power of helping you with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Relationships and Bereavement and Loss, Sexuality and many more emotional issues. Whatever you may be feeling, IACP can help. Start your journey towards positive mental health today. Find us on www.iacp.ie.

Do you need someone to listen to you? IACP can help.

Find an accredited Counsellor/ Psychotherapist near you. IACP are committed to promoting safe and effective counselling and psychotherapy

Tel. 01 230 35 36

IACP, First Floor, Marina House, 11-13 Clarence Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin Opening Hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday


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Want to go to college? Do

Sorted...com WHEN summer is over, seaside towns have more to offer than icecream cones and candy floss, and the Victorian seaside town of Dún Laoghaire is no exception. In the quiet end, bordering on leafy Monkstown, a restrained revolution is playing out in a modest building on Cumberland Street. The warriors are students and teachers carrying the banner for that educational sector that does not receive the same media attention as other educational sectors; extraordinary when you think that it is Further Education colleges like DFEi that are very real channels into third level institutions for school leavers who are disappointed with their Leaving Certificate results, and mature students who are looking to improve their prospects. It’s what a casual observer would call a win, win situation in the educational stakes. Personal missions So, let’s dust off our imaginary satchels and go inside the building where we will be met by a veritable ant colony – stairs and corridors filled with students of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, each focused on their own very personal mission. The short-term mission might be getting a seat in the canteen; the longer term one will, of course, be getting a place in a third level college or finding employment; but students always work better on a full stomach, so, while the queue for the canteen moves at its own pace let’s take a quick tour of DFEi. IIf you are lost, Kieran at reception will point you in the right direction, so don’t hesitate to ask him. Perhaps you would like to see the Learning Centre, and why not? It is a very bright and attractive space, specifically designed as a study hub replete with banks of computers. It is also 26 Education

on this corridor that you will get that recognisable smell of newly sawn wood. If you dream of designing and making your own furniture, or making and repairing musical instruments, this is where you need to fulfil that dream. Or perhaps you look at the bigger picture – the buildings that house the furniture and the musical instruments. If this is the case, you need to look at DFEi’s Architectural Te c h n o l o g y & D e s i g n o r Construction & Engineering Technology courses. STEM cells It may seem insincere to say that STEM is a ‘no brainer’ but when you think about it, it’s true. Courses related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have proven to be reliable and sustainable routes to gainful employment. DFEi’s Pre-University Science courses in Laboratory Techniques and Food Science & Nutrition are the perfect first steps to a STEM career. Indeed, the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs has identified a dearth of graduates to fill available scientific jobs. If you are more attracted to the binary than the organic, a bit ‘nerdy’ perhaps, or a fan of the IT Crowd, you need to check out DFEi’s Computing & Electronic Technology or Software Development courses. These courses are supported by FIT (Fast Track into IT); a unique IT led initiative giving students the opportunity gain the skills that lead to employment. It’s true then; STEM is a ‘no brainer’. ‘Front of house’ roles Of course, while the STEM people are beavering away in the background, other personality types like to be ‘front of house’, or managing situations. If you fall into this category you should consider DFEI’s courses in Marketing & Event

Management, Business Studies with Law, or Police & Security Studies. If your desired theatre of action falls into the medical sphere, DFEi’s Community & Social Care course will get you started on the path that will enable you to work with dementia sufferers, or people with disabilities, mental health or social issues. If your heart is set on the nursing profession, you need to consider DFEi’s very popular Nursing Studies course. The success rates from this course are very high for progression to third level nursing degree programmes in Ireland and the UK. Some people are attracted to the unconditional love of animals; and where would the world be without domestic pets, farm animals and wildlife? Delivered by practicing professionals, DFEi’s Animal Health Care courses boast state of the art facilities and provide regular field trips. On occasion, you might be surprised by a preponderance of dogs around the building; probably a clue that the animal grooming class has gone ‘live’ or the canine obedience class needs willing woofters. You will be relieved to learn that the large farm animals do not stalk the corridors of DFEi but are instead receive visits from the animal care students. Going digital The doings of humans, animals, and machines make for an interconnected machine in a complex world; a world that needs to be interpreted, entertained, investigated, and reported on. We’ve got it all covered at DFEi with courses in TV & Digital Film, Digital Radio Production, Journalism for the Digital Age, Sound Production, and Music Production. The Higher National Diploma in Music Production is taught by working professionals. On each of these courses you will use industry standard equipment and software. You can do your own

on’t have enough points?

me to DFEi recording in the sound studio, broadcast your own show in the radio studio, or edit your own programme in the TV studio. Why not tune in to 107.8fm and listen to DFEi’s very own radio station, The Wave? You will find an archive of accomplished documentaries. Of course, nothing goes unnoticed by journalists, and the journalism students in DFEi are given every opportunity to report on the doings of the humans, animals and machines that make for that interconnected machine in a complex world. Having visited the Criminal Courts of Justice and listened to the evidence in a murder trial, sat in on a Dail debate, or grappled with the spectres of Brexit and Trump, the journalism students have plenty to write about. Showcasing talent The academic life of DFEi is punctuated by a vibrant calendar of social events showcasing the talents of the students. If you like an audience, there’s a captive one in DFEi. Sound Production students compose their own material to audition for the annual college album release. The skills of the Event Management, Office Administration and Security students are always sought for college events. Gigs, concerts, and talent shows are enjoyed by both students and staff, usually in the canteen, also known as The Hub, which as well as providing hot food, is equipped with a stage, sound booth and acoustic panelling.

will be taught basic research skills, referencing systems, and general academic conventions across all courses. Experience at DFEi has taught us that every student does not learn in the same way or at the same pace. If you have particular learning support requirements, they will be met at DFEii. A tried and tested way DFEi’s quality assured courses are open to anyone who is seeking the knowledge, skills and competencies to enhance their employment opportunities or educational progression. If you did not get enough points for your chosen third level course, consider spending a year in DFEi. It’s another tried and tested way to get a place in college, as incidentally, is our legendary Arts, Culture & History course – an excellent foundation for pursuing an arts degree in NUI. With subjects like archaeology,

"The academic life of DFEi is punctuated by a vibrant calendar of social events showcasing the talents of the students. If you like an audience, there’s a captive one in DFEi.

folklore and local history, this course is perfect for those of you who want to use your fascination with the past to propel your academic career forward. The formula is simple – eight QQI Level 5 or Level 6 modules with as many distinctions as you can get. But it takes work on your part. You need to come to class, complete assignments on time and prepare for exams. The teachers are there for you every step of the way if you are there for them. Find out more Look at our website on www.dfei. ie; it’s really rather attractive and the menu is quite tempting; our brochure is not bad either. We don’t offer ice-cream or candy floss but we do offer a fine education. Our Information Day is on Tuesday 19th April 2019. Come along; experience the facilities and the inclusive environment that is DFEi.

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WELL THAT’S SCHOOL OVER AND DONE WITH NOW WHAT? At Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute you don’t need CAO points. We have small class sizes and an excellent range of courses with industry standard resources. The perfect place for a pre-university gap year or pre-employment course.

INFORMATION DAY Tuesday 9th April 2019 2.00pm - 5.00pm 17 Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin www.dfei.ie • info@dfei.ie • (01) 2809676

Visit DFEi to see the facilities in action

Robert Chambers Academy

Providing professional training for Irish and international students FOUNDED in 1982, The Robert Chambers Academy is the foremost hairdressing Academy in Ireland. Robert Chambers is himself an icon of Irish Hairdressing fame. He established the first formal teaching Academy to provide professional training for Irish and international students, paving the way for many talented hairdressers to learn and hone their craft. He recognised that learning ‘on the job’ was not the most efficient way to teach students the intricacies of cutting, colouring and styling. In this he was very much ahead of the field. The core Academy course, the 16 month Diploma Course, admits students three times a year, usually March, July and October. Although students do not need to have any previous experience a passion and energy for hair is essential. This is a full time course and professional teachers with years of experience and expertise in hairdressing lead the students through the intensive, comprehensive modules. Creative career ‘Our aim is to educate, stimulate and motivate our students by improving technique, precision and technical discipline,’ explains Tamar Chambers, MD of the Robert Chambers Hair Group. ‘Nurturing our students is very important. This is a creative career underpinned with discipline. We want our students to learn the professional way to cut, colour and style hair, to build confidence and have a solid understanding of modern hairdressing.’ The course covers the foundations of hairdressing before finetuning the core strengths. Modules cover aspects of theory, practicalities of blow-drying and dressing hair, Up styling and GHD styling. Perming and its opposite, permanent straightening, are covered as are advanced colour, highlighting and colour techniques. Thorough grounding ‘All our students get a thorough grounding in the theory and application of all hairdressing techniques,’ says Tamar. ‘In particular we teach the best cutting techniques with the most modern approaches. All our students graduate as professional cutters – the cornerstone of all quality hairdressing.’ The Academy also covers the less tangible aspects of hairdressing that are essential for future career growth. It is vital that the stylist interacts with his/her clients, assessing their needs. In addition to salon etiquette, customer service is taught, with an emphasis on fully meeting, and exceeding, the expectations of the customer. The new term begins in October 2019. Future dates to be advised. All interested students should visit www.robertchambers. ie for more information and to schedule an appointment to apply for a coveted place. ‘Our students are the celebrity hairdressers of the future,’ says Tamar.

A Career with style

Ireland’s Premier Hairdressing Academy!


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Success - Sallynoggin College style! WITH the introduction of PE as a Leaving Certificate subject, this is a perfect time to check out some of the many success stories from Sallynoggin College of Further Education former famous Fitness and Personal Training students. Recently, the dedicated staff team brought home again the DDLETB (Dublin and Dún Laoghaire Education and Training Board, of which SCFE is a constituent college) Student Society Five- A-Side Football Trophy. The staff were thrilled to be joined by former SCFE students Aine O’Gorman and Stephen Foley, who helped lead them to victory. Aine has had a fantastic international football career and has made a profound impact on the growth of sports in this country, having played for 12 years at senior International level, with 100 Caps and 13 goals for Ireland. Stephen is a former Aston Villa footballer and is currently doing his teaching practice back where he started, in SCFE as part of his Degree in Education and Training (DCU). Both of these super athletes are also successful personal trainers. And they are not alone! The Fitness, Sports and Personal Training department have seen its former and current students achieve huge success in their field of study. These include Ali Meeke who is currently a member of the Women’s Irish Hockey team, and who represented Ireland in the final of the World Cup in 2018; Stephanie Roche who plays for Ireland’s Women’s National Football team, as well as the Italian Club CF Florentia; Damian Darker, Irish Kick Boxing Champion and part-owner of The Lab, Performance and Nutrition, and Rebecca Nagle, Irish Basketball player who this year will marry Damian – and yes, you’ve guessed it – they met at SCFE! Others include Jonathon Wright Harris, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Bristol RFC; Nicky Byrne, a footballer who has now also opened his own business, The Hub in Sallynoggin; and current students Ken Doyle and Sean Mari, currently fighting in the Amateur Boxing Senior Elite Championships. 30 Education

Phew! As you can see, our record speaks for itself. SCFE is a thriving community of teaching and learning with highly qualified, experienced and passionately dedicated staff, ready and willing to help students succeed, whatever their ambition. Our success is by no means limited to the Fitness and Personal Training area. Former students have achieved international recognition in other areas, most notably Alison Conneely, Designer, Stylist and Art Director who recently designed for the Oscars! The Success Stories at SCFE just keep coming. Art, Design and Photography ‘After attending Sallynoggin’s Level 5 & Level 6 Art courses, I can say with 100% certainty that SCFE is a college worth attending. The approachable members of staff will help hone your skills and guide you onto the path that’s right for you. You will also be surrounded by friendly classmates of different backgrounds and skill levels making the school year both creatively and personally beneficial. After completing the course, I was accepted into the Illustration course that I put as my first choice on the CAO.’ Finn Moreau Fitness, Exercise and Wellbeing Department ‘The course was challenging at times as the standards set for both Sports Massage and Personal Training are very high. However, I found this to be a positive as it helped prepare me for both working in the industry and furthering my education in studying for an honours degree in Strength and Conditioning in St Marys University, UK.’ Jonathan Harris Wright

"The Fitness, Sports and Personal Training department have seen its former and current students achieve huge success in their field of study"

"This is a unique opportunity to experience professional level training, along with the exciting buzz of student life in Sallynoggin College!"

Check us out at www.scfe.ie Facebook at /SallynogginCollege Twitter at @SCFEOfficial Sallynoggin College of Further Education, Pearse Street, Sallynoggin, Co. Dublin. Tel: 01-2852997 | E: reception@scfe.ie

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapies ‘Since graduating I have completed my apprenticeship with Peter Mark. I am currently teaching at SCFE and running my own business as a stylist. My most recent achievement is Winner of the 2016 Image Magazine Business & Beauty Award (Young Talent in Hair Category), with which I am absolutely delighted. I was also awarded Group Winner of the Peter Mark Colour Trophy 2013.’ Linda Thornton Tourism Department ‘If it wasn’t for some of the skills that I learned at Sallynoggin College I don’t think I could have got the jobs that I did. I have seen so many countries around the world through my work. Overall I would say if it wasn’t for doing the Travel and Tourism Course in Sallynoggin I wouldn’t be where I am today.’ Thoma McEvatt, Former Hotel Manager, now Tour Operator Early Childhood Care and Education ‘Upskilling to a QQI Level 6 Childcare qualification in Sallynoggin College has enabled me to ensure I am right up to date with the delivery of Aistear, the National Curriculum Framework, and Síolta, the National Quality Framework, and all other legislation needed to provide a quality childcare service.’ Averil Ryan. Owner/Manager Tiny Tots Childcare Service Transition Year Students We also welcome Transition Year students who are interested in completing their work experience under the expert supervision of our highly trained staff in our departments, Fitness and Personal Training being a very popular choice for students. This is a unique opportunity to experience professional level training, along with the exciting buzz of student life in Sallynoggin College! Great Choice of Courses! Sallynoggin College has a truly diverse range of courses on offer, all

of which are independent of the CAO points system. Choose what’s right for you and the staff of Sallynoggin College will be there to help and support you on every step of your journey. Our mission is to help you to become the best you can be. The students who make up the thriving community of Sallynoggin College come from a wide variety of backgrounds and walks of life, and cover a huge spectrum of interests. We’re proud to say that we cater for everyone who makes the smart move and joins us. All courses, either of one or twoyear duration and run from September to May, are quality assured and certified by national and international awarding bodies, including QQI at level 5 and Level 6, International Therapy Exercise Council (ITEC), and other relevant awards. All are recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students of all SCFE courses may progress to Higher Education Institutes and Universities. New courses at Sallynoggin College! True to our aim of keeping ahead of the curve, Sallynoggin College has introduced more New Courses you might like to check out. • Pre-university, Primary and Post Primary Teacher Training (with Leaving Certificate Honours Irish) QQI Level 5 • Early Childhood Care and Education with Montessori QQI Level 5 • Inclusive Education and Training with Disability Studies and Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 • Pilates Teaching including Somatic Studies QQI Level 6, ITEC, REPS Ireland • Yoga Teaching including Wellbeing and Holistic Studies QQI Level 5, ITEC, REPS Ireland Check out www.scfe.ie for more information. Other new courses include the introduction of Musical Theatre to

the Dance course, which will enable students to acquire a broader range of skills in Dance, Performance and Musical Theatre. This course complements our existing Performing Arts training. The enhanced range of performing arts skills is vital in this increasingly competitive field to ensure that our students can compete with the allsinging, all-dancing all-acting ‘triple threat’ performer! So go on – get into your stride for 2019 with these exciting new courses at Sallynoggin College of Further Education. SCFE Showcases & Exhibitions – Upcoming Events Our Fashion, Performing Arts, Floristry and Art and Photography students will all showcase their work in upcoming shows. This is an ideal opportunity for you to come along and see for yourself the amazing standard of work produced here at Sallynoggin College. We’d love to meet you there! Wed 3rd April 7pm: We Are Fashion at SCFE – Free Event. A donation can be made to Mounttown Neighbourhood Youth & Family (MNYFP) SallynogginProject | Dun Laoghaire | Co. Dublin

"No CAO points are required for entry to Sallynoggin College, and students can use QQI Level 5 & Level 6 as stepping stones to apply for CAO places"

Thurs 4th April 8pm: Performing Arts – A Double Bill, Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire. €10 Concession €8 Wed 10th April 7pm: Floral Designs for Weddings at SCFE – Free Event Tues 7th May 7pm: Art and Photography Exhibition. Lexicon Dun Laoghaire – Free Event. Exhibition runs until Sunday 12th May No CAO points are required for entry to Sallynoggin College, and students can use QQI Level 5 & Level 6 as stepping stones to apply for CAO places. This also allows Applied Leaving Certificate students to access Degree level further study. Recognised for SUSI Grants. Check us out at www.scfe.ie for a full list of courses. Contact us: reception@scfe.ie 01 2852997 Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @ SCFEOfficial Sallynoggin College of Further Education is conveniently located within walking distance of Dun Laoghaire, and is well served by public transport. Students can also avail of our free, secure parking.

Sallynoggin| | Dun Laoghaire | Co Dublin allynoggin CREATIVE STUDIES: Art, Craft & Design - Portfolio Preparation Advanced Art & Design • Photography • Professional Floristry DANCE/PERFORMING ARTS: Musical Theatre & Dance • Performing Arts/ Acting and Performance for Theatre, TV and Film • Advanced Performing Arts

Apply online now Check us out on: www.scfe.ie

FASHION, HAIR & BEAUTY: Fashion Buying, Styling & Visual Merchandising Advanced Fashion Industry Practice • Fashion Design Advanced Fashion Design • Hairdressing and Beauty Specialist Advanced Hairdressing and Beauty Specialist FITNESS, HEALTH AND WELLBEING: Fitness Instruction & Exercise Personal Training and Sports Therapies Including Sports Massage & Physiotherapy Assistant • Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning Yoga Teaching including Wellbeing and Holistic Studies Pilates Teaching including Somatic Studies CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, SOCIAL STUDIES, YOUTHWORK AND DISABILITY STUDIES Pre-university, Primary and Post Primary Teacher Training • Early Childhood Care and Education with Montessori • Early Childhood Care and Education including Special Needs Assistant • Advanced Early Childhood Care and Education • Advanced Special Needs Assisting • Social Studies including Criminology and Addiction Studies Advanced Social Studies including Advocacy • Youth Work and Community Development including Criminology and Addiction Studies • Inclusive Education and Training with Disability Studies and Special Needs Assisting TOURISM & TRAVEL: Airline and Travel Industry Studies Hospitality & Tourism Industry Studies Advanced Hospitality, Travel & Event Management

Free online application www.scfe.ie. All courses of one or two years duration are fully accredited by QQI and other recognised awarding bodies and lead directly to employment or progression to Higher Education Institutes of Technology and Universities. Recognised for SUSI Grants. Sallynoggin College of Further Education is a Constituent College of Dublin & Dún Laoghaire Education & Training Board

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‘Youthreach to me is Youthreach makes m secure in an educatio turned my life around that I CAN do well in e qualifications allowing Kassidy YOUTHREACH is a Department of Education and Skills official education, training and work experience programme for early school leavers aged 15-20, providing them with opportunities to acquire certification through QQI accredited courses or to complete Leaving and Leaving Certificate Applied programmes. In conjunction with these, options such as the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), the FasTrack to Information Technology (FIT), Manual Handling, Beauty Therapy and Barista are also offered. ‘I’m a Retail Director now. I’ve come a long way since I went into the office for a chat to join Youthreach Rush. I have no doubt joining Youthreach was the absolute making of me as a person.’ Conor Dewey 2004

‘Youthreach is a place where you feel safe, enjoy your time and can be confident the teachers will help you leave with qualifications that will help you get further in life.’ Rhys 2015

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Flexibility In Youthreach, flexibility is imperative at all levels - management, staffing and delivery. The curriculum is varied, (academic and non-academic subjects), and integrated across modules enabling the individual to develop their personal, social and civic skills in a supportive and caring environment. It helps students increase their self-esteem while achieving certification allowing progression into work, college and/or apprenticeships. It promotes independence, personal autonomy, active citizenship and helps create a pattern of lifelong learning. Young people learn at their own pace and enter for certification when they are ready. This approach is particularly facilitated by the modular structure of QQI certification and the LCA programme. Holistic development Youthreach is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020. Youthreach focuses on the holistic development of the individual within

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s like a second home. me feel confident and onal environment. It’s d and made me realise education and get my g me to have a career.’ y 2015 a learning environment which is safe, structured, challenging, studentcentred and participant-led. Although all centres are alike, no two are the same and flexibility at all levels is essential to achieve the goal of helping young people return to learning, prepare for employment and adult life. Essential course elements include personal and social development, vocational skills and communications skills. Regarded as equals Yo u t h re a c h a d o p t s a c re d i t approach, as opposed to a therapeutic approach. Young people are not approached on the basis of perceived deficits; rather, they are regarded as equals. The essential question is - 'what do you think are your strengths and how can we help you to maximise them, and what do you think are your weaknesses and how can we help you to address them?' As well a s b e i n g l e a r n e r c e n t re d , t h e approach is also experiential. Interactions with staff are less formal and many observers argue that this is an important component in the programme's success. The young people perceive themselves to be listened to and respected. Groups are relatively small - the teacher-learner ratio is about 12:1. Take responsibility for learning Youthreach is an integrated experience - personal, communications and vocational skills are integrated in a curricular and experiential matrix. There is a growing focus on developing individualised action plans, building self-agency and encouraging the learner to take responsibility for learning and evaluating their own learning.

‘Youthreach meant getting my QQI Level 4, having fun and being myself. They gave me the skills to help me complete assignments in college.’ Ryan 2014

‘Youthreach helped me get a place in college and supported me with language classes’. Abdifatah 2018

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PART-TIME COURSES NUI Galway offers flexible, part-time degree and masters courses designed for adult learners who wish to combine study with work & family life. Connect with learners online or in the classroom and grab the opportunity to add value to your career, your qualifications and your CV.

www.nuigalway.ie/adultlearning SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY



Automation and Control, Earth & Ocean Science, Gemmology, Lean & Quality Systems, Medical Device Science, Software Engineering, Science & Technology Studies

Training & Education Studies, Adult Learning & Development, Adult Learning & Teaching, Essential Trainer Skills, Learning & Development, Teacher Education (FE)

Languages, Italian Online, English & Drama, Irish Studies Online, TEFL, Archaeology Online, Politics and Society, Social Care, Psychology of Counselling




Community Development Practice, Community, Youth & Family Studies Youth Work Practice

Leadership Development, Marketing, Technology Management, Technology Commercialisation, Innovation Management, Business Studies, Change Management, Management

Early Childhood Studies & Practice, Play Therapy

Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development 091 494066 adultlearning@nuigalway.ie


2019 marks an exciting year for the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of adult learning at NUI Galway. “From its early beginnings in 1969 of extra-mural Diplomas in Social Action and Industrial Relations, we have come a long way to the diverse array of courses on offer today through online, blended and classroom-based learning”, reflects Centre Director, Nuala McGuinn. Politics and Society for Secondary School Teachers A new Higher Diploma in Arts (Politics and Society) was launched in September 2018. This is a twoyear, part-time course which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of second level teachers who wish to teach ‘Politics and Society’ on the Leaving Certificate curriculum. “The course content is tailored to correspond directly with the four strands of learning on the Politics and Society curriculum, providing students with the skills, knowledge, learning and teaching methodologies required to engage with the disciplines of Political Science and Sociology” explains Course Director, Lisa Walshe. The course covers a broad range of subject matter within these Disciplines, but focuses specifically on Power, Decision Making, Active Citizenship, Human Rights, Globalisation and Localisation. Developed in conjunction with the School of Political Science & Sociology and the School of Education and delivered through blended-learning, NUI Galway is the first University in the country offer-

ing a third level qualification in this subject area for secondary school teachers. Developing the next generation of leaders Strong leadership and management skills are critical to the success of any business, irrespective of the sector you work in, whether in education or industry. With over 60% of our 2018/19 students indicating that professional development was the main motivational factor in choosing a part-time course, flexible, shorter-term courses are becoming increasingly popular for busy professionals enabling them to enhance their existing qualifications within a manageable timeframe. One-year Diplomas in Change Management, Innovation Management and Learning and Development are available. The Diploma in Learning and Development is a new course targeted at those who have managerial and supervisory responsibilities in corporate learning and development roles. The course focuses on skills development around Coaching, Human Resource Management and Online Learning Development in industry today”, highlights Course Co-ordinator, Paul Gormley, “and provides candidates with the skills to design, develop and operationalise strategic plans within their areas of responsibility”. The Postgraduate Diploma/ Certificate in Practice Based Play Therapy is also available in conjunction with the Academy of Play and Child Psychotherapy (APAC), and has become an increasingly popular

Higher Diploma in Arts (Politics and Society) Course Director, Lisa Walshe

course choice for teachers and educators who wish to add therapeutic play skills to their existing teaching or psychology skills for working with children.

"We have come a long way to the diverse array of courses on offer today through online, blended and classroombased learning"

Scholarship Opportunities Each year, the Centre offers a number of Springboard+ courses with free places for students who are unemployed and 90% funding for those in employment. Among the programmes funded are Medical Device Science, Lean & Quality Systems, Automation and Control, Innovation Management and Technology Commercialisation. A 30% scholarship is also available for students who are in receipt of financial support from the Department of Social Protection.

A full list of all courses, application details and scholarships are available at www.nuigalway.ie/adultlearning. Additional information is available by contacting the Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at adultlearning@nuigalway.ie, 091 494066 or follow us on our social media channels Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn. Education 35

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The importance of the college experience THE college experience is central to a successful and enjoyable engagement with Further Education. At Blackrock Further Education Institute (BFEI), learners study in an award winning campus, arguably one of the best in Ireland. The wide range of courses on offer, provide learners a pathway to Higher Education or directly to employment. However, it is the range of activities, both educational and extra-curricular, that contribute most to a positive college experience and will be remembered fondly by learners. BFEI believes it is important to encourage events and activities that present opportunities to make new friends, bond teams and collaborate. Examples from recent weeks in BFEI include; Design Department’s Architectural Trip to Berlin Berlin; one of Europe’s great cities; steeped in history, division, unity, destruction and reconstruction. A city of buildings and styles that represent periods of Imperialism, Fascism, Communism and Capitalism. A truly wonderful destination for our Design learners Erasmus+ Many FE colleges are beginning to realise the potential of the Erasmus+ programme where teachers and learners visit European partners and exchange ideas, knowledge and practice.

"The wide range of courses on offer, provide learners a pathway to Higher Education or directly to employment"

BFEI is playing a leading role. Again this year some Beauty Therapy learners will complete 3 weeks of work experience in Tenerife with 4 and 5-star spas and salons. For the first time, selected students in Computer Science and Network Security will complete work placements in Utrecht, The Netherlands. BFEI has already hosted a number of European teachers and Dutch students will visit us in early 2019. There are ambitious plans to greatly enhance these links for the 2019/2020 academic year. Competition for Erasmus+ places is demanding and based on learner attendance, high standard of work and formal interviews. Open Salon Days All learners (and staff) can avail of some wonderful and relaxing beauty treatments. No further explanation required. And for the staff This year, BFEI formed a workplace choir and recently performed in the Lexicon Theatre Dún Laoghaire. The greater challenge will be to out-sing the BFEI learners at the upcoming Christmas Festivities! A full list of activities, social nights,

competitions, societies, charity works, workshops, presentations, guest-speakers, etc. is far too long for this article. Current and prospective BFEI learners are strongly encouraged to follow our events across social media. A positive college experience motivates learners, creates lasting friendships, improves retention rates and assessment results. It creates a welcoming, caring environment for study and work. If studying in Blackrock Further Education Institute is of interest to you or someone you know, our next Open Day is on 22nd May 2019. Online applications for the 2019/20 academic year is now open. Google Blackrock Further Education or go directly to www.bfei.ie for further details. Education 37

Services at Carlow ETB TRAINING Services at Kilkenny and Carlow ETB offer an extensive range of free full time training programmes for young people and adults who wish to develop the skills and competencies that are required for the workplace and/or progression to further education and training opportunities. All of our courses lead to nationally and internationally industry recognised accreditation. Furthermore, many of our courses lead directly into employment. Traineeships A Traineeship is an occupational skills development programme which is designed to provide flexible training solutions to the identified needs of Irish industry and local businesses. Traineeships gives participants the opportunity to develop cutting edge skills and knowledge on-the-job, making them more skilled, more employable and enhancing their career options and enables employers to access a pipeline of talent and learners. Traineeships are structured learning programmes which lead to awards at NFQ levels 4-6. They are between 6-20 months in duration and learners will complete at least 30% of learning on the job. For further information visit www.traineeship.ie Generation Apprenticeships The SOLAS Standards Based Apprenticeship is a system of employment focused training and 38 Education

education which enables an individual to obtain the knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform effectively as a craft person in industry. It also enables the individual to progress through further education and training within the national framework of qualifications leading to a QQI level 6 Advanced Craft Certificate. Apprenticeship has long been an accelerator for individual and corporate development in Ireland. Generation Apprenticeship is a major expansion project to more than double the number of learners of all ages and backgrounds taking the apprenticeship route. This promises to be a huge source of inspiration in opening apprenticeship into a full range of twenty-first century industries and skill sets. SOLAS has the responsibility for promoting and overseeing the training and education of all the apprentices in the current 27 designated crafts. A national standard is delivered for each craft based on the occupational analysis of that craft, written as key learning outcomes and structured in modular format. New Apprenticeships New Apprenticeships are currently available and are being developed in conjunction with SOLAS and lead industrial consortia across a wide range of industries and sectors, some of which include New Apprenticeships will combine

The 27 designated crafts are as follows:

"All of our courses lead to nationally and internationally industry recognised accreditation. Furthermore, many of our courses lead directly into employment"

• Agricultural Mechanics * • Aircraft Mechanics * • Brick and Stonelaying • Carpentry & Joinery • Construction Plant Fitting * • Electrical * • Electrical Instrumentation * • Electronic Security Systems * • Farriery • Floor & Wall Tiling * • Heavy Vehicle Mechanics * • Industrial Insulation • Instrumentation * • Metal Fabrication • Motor Mechanics* • Painting & Decorating * • Pipefitting • Plastering • Plumbing * • Print Media * • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning * • Stonecutting & Stonemasonry • Sheet Metalworking • Toolmaking • Vehicle Body Repairs * • Wood Manufacturing and Finishing • Mechanical Automation and Maintenance - MAMF * * A person wishing to become an apprentice in one of the trades marked * must pass a colour– vision test approved by SOLAS.

In Training Services we run traineeships in the following areas

Culinary Skills



Professional Bus and Coach Driving

Software Developer

Van Delivery Driver

Healthcare Assistant

Office Administration

practical on-the-job learning in sponsor companies, with off-the-job training, which will be delivered by the ETBs and/ or recognised training and education providers. This will allow Apprentices to develop technical knowledge through formal qualifications, as well as key workplace skills and competencies through experiential learning. The programmes will lead to QQI awards from level 5 to 9 on the NFQ. The duration of these apprenticeships will range from two to four years, depending on the chosen field of learning and the degree of difficulty involved in meeting the learning outcomes for the particular apprenticeship programme. Community Training The community Training centres (CTC’s) provide training to early school leavers aged between 16 and 21 years, who are most in need of basic vocational training. This training provision is divided between in centre learning and linked work experience. Courses lead to Major awards at QQI Level 3 and 4 or VTCT awards.

New Apprenticeships are currently available and are being developed in conjunction with SOLAS and lead industrial consortia across a wide range of industries and sectors, some of which include: • Accounting Technician, Level 6 • Industrial Electrical Engineer, Level 7 • Commis Chef, Levels 6 • Financial Services, Levels 6-8 • Insurance Practitioner, Level 8 • Manufacturing Engineer, Level 7 • Polymer Processing Technologist, Level 7 • Manufacturing Technician, Level 7 • ICT Network Engineer, Level 6 • ICT Software Developer, Level 6

Our Contact Details: Office: Training Services, Kilkenny and Carlow Education and Training Board, Unit 4 Danville Business Park Kilkenny 056 7813014

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Liberties College LIBERTIES College has been at the heart of learning for over 50 years. The College has two sites in the Liberties; the Iveagh Trust building in Bull Alley, across from St Patrick’s Cathedral, known locally as ‘The Bayno’, and a second site in Mark’s Alley West, off Francis Street. ‘The Bayno’ building was built in 1915 with funds from the Guinness family as a play centre for local children. In the 1970’s it was converted to a vocational school and became Liberties College in 1996. Having such a long tradition in education, we are well placed to respond to the rapidly changing developments in education and the workplace and to meet the needs of students. We pride ourselves on our links to employers and their feedback informs the structure and delivery of all courses. Education for Progression We offer a broad range of practical courses in the areas of Arts, Media and Performance; Healthcare; Childcare Studies; Social Studies; Tourism, Business and Continuing Education. With a QQI Level 5 or Level 6 qualification, our students greatly improve their job prospects or progress to a third level qualification. In addition we have students returning to education or upskilling as part of a career change. We are also currently engaging with Solas on the Skills To Advance initiative, and Pre-Apprenticeship Programmes. These different student types cre-

"Our diverse range of courses meet the needs of students and employers and are focused on emerging employment and higher education opportunities” 40 Education

ate a College with a mix of perspectives and experience. Our progression rate to work, study and employment is something we value and has been the cornerstone of our reputation as a successful college in the city. Liberties College’s central location is accessible to Luas, Dart and Dublin Bus commuters and is close to many of Dublin’s cultural attractions which are often incorporated in the student experience at the College.



The College in the City


Full-time Day Courses

Awards at: QQI Level 5 QQI Level 6

Apply Online for all courses at

www.libertiescollege.ie Liberties College Bull Alley Street Patrick Street Dublin 8 Tel: 01 4540044 Email: info@liberties.cdetb.ie

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Early Childhood Care Care of the Child with Special Needs/SNA Montessori Education Forest School Applied Social Studies Social & Community Care Youth Studies Performance & Actor Training Media Production Art and Design Tourism and Travel National Tour Guiding Retail business and customer service Network & Computer Systems Health Care Assistant Pharmacy Retail Assistant Liberal Arts University Access Trinity Access Program

Find us on Facebook/Twitter An Bord Oideachais agus Oiliúna Chathair Bhaile Átha Cliath City of Dublin Education and Training Board

Getting third level education off to the right start IN December of 2018 Dunboyne College received confirmation from LMETB, Solas, and the Department of Education that the college will have the teaching resources to reach 1000 students from next year. This coupled with the fact that work on identifying a new site for the development of the new campus is well advanced means that the only college of further education in County Meath can develop even more new programmes to add to its existing 44 courses, as well as developing new traineeships, apprenticeships and HND qualifications into the future. The college serves Meath, west Dublin and north Kildare but students are currently coming from other parts of Leinster as well. University offers The progression opportunities to third level from Dunboyne College are significant and this past summer 241 of our graduates received honours degree Level 8 offers and 208 received Level 7 ordinary degree offers. As usual some of our local universities had the bulk of the offer especially Maynooth University five miles away with 85 offers including 49 for Arts as well as multiple offers for Social Science, Science and Business and Law. There were also numerous offers to other universities including 22 to DCU, 14 to UCD, 8 to Trinity College, 8 to NCI, and 68 to DIT. It was similar story for I.T. colleges around the country with I.T. Blanchardstown leading the way with 126 offers in Business, Creative Media, Sports Management and Coaching, or Early Childhood Care and Education. In fact there were over 200 offers in total for the new TU Dublin. Ideal way One year QQI level 5 Programmes like the majority run in Dunboyne are an ideal way to pursue a course in an area of interest and access to third level option. By having a day a week in a work experience setting, it allows students to see if they are pursuing the correct option before embarking on a four year degree course or entering a career. Students often do far better at further education level as they are now studying in an area of their passion and aptitude like nursing, sports, childcare, science or cookery rather than in the Leaving cert where Irish English Math’s etc. were compulsory. As students also learn referencing, research and selfdirected learning they tend to stay the full third level course afterwards, unlike many who go straight from leaving cert who are often not very sure of their options. Dropout rates for students who do a level 5 QQI course are less than 3% on progression compared to 10% at university level up to 20% on some courses for leaving cert entrants to IT colleges. Dunboyne courses are increasing in popularity with this year over 2100 students applying for 800 places for 2018 entry.

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Applied Social Studies Applied Psychology Childcare/Special Needs Assistant Nursing Studies Health Service Skills Nutrition, Health and Well Being * New Pharmacy Assistant

• Pre-University Arts • Pre University Liberal Arts • Pre-University Arts: Pre-Primary and Secondary Teaching * New • Pre-University Law • Pre University Business Law * New • Pre-University Science/Agricultural Science • Pre University Sports and Food Science * New

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Animal Science * New Early Childhood Care & Education Healthcare Supervision Beauty Therapy Hairdressing Senior Trade Tourism and Travel with Business * New Business * New Equine Business * New Multimedia & Web Development Sports Industry Practice * New Professional Cookery

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Contact office on:Dunboynecollege@Lmetb.ieor T.: 01 802 6577 Dunboyne CFE, Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath A86WC91

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Principals/TYCOs/Faculty Heads please invite your students to share their digital skills with local adults in the 121digital program

Logical Learning

This community initiative is powered by your students and builds a link to your local community

A colour coded visual map with over 30 grammar charts. Constant access to verb endings, pronouns, possessives, adjectives and more.

121digital asks your students… if the internet is easy ? …please, help a local adult who struggles

Students get familiar with grammar points from an early stage. Excellent tool for classwork, homework, studying and revision.

Check out the schools/universities/IT colleges already participating at

www.121digital.ie/courses *** Volunteers add the 121 digital experience to their CV *** Training for Tutors is provided and Tutors have access to guide documentation and support Over 15,000 students are currently using Yuri's Study Cards in Ireland.

One-to-one tutoring allows Learners to learn at their own pace on their own device(s) Any room able to accommodate 30+ people is suitable Good guest wifi signal is essential

French Italian €4.95 each

German Irish

Spanish English www.yurisstudycards.ie

Visit www.121digital.ie for information and contact the program manager

Study History & Geography at GMIT BA (Hons) in History & Geography (GA887) BA in Culture & Environment (GA872) Higher Certificate in History and Geography (GA862) Career opportunities include: Teaching (graduates may progress to the Professional Masters in Education to teach History & Geography at second level), museums (education officer, documentation officer), historical researcher, archaeologist, ecologist.

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National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme The Chefs Apprentice The National Commis Chef Apprenticeship is a two-year programme delivered through training providers nationwide, and consists of a combination of on and off the job training. The apprenticeship aims to address the current shortage of chefs in Ireland and establish a long term supply of qualified chefs within the hospitality and catering industries. The apprenticeship is an employer led programme with over 60% of the training time on the job in a live working environment. It leads to a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Culinary Arts on the National Framework of Qualifications. The Commis Chef apprenticeship programme was officially launched at the end of 2017, with support from industry partners including the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI), Euro-toques Ireland, Catering Management Association of Ireland (CMAI) and Fáilte Ireland. The programme is already running in ten locations and further classes are being planned for 2019. Benefits of the programme • On completion of the programme the apprentice will be a fully qualified Commis Chef, providing them with a range of employment opportunities • The apprentice is employed under a full time contract of employment while in training, allowing them to earn while they learn

• The apprentice will gain valuable on the job experience and get the opportunity to enrich their skills through practice with their employer • The apprentice will train under the guidance of a suitably qualified and experienced employer based mentor • There are no course fees, and the apprentice is provided with a uniform, equipment and essential texts for the programme • The qualification is internationally recognised • Upon qualification, the apprentice will have the choice to progress to further education, or to enter employment as a Commis Chef Entry Criteria Applicants for the apprenticeship must be 16 years or older. Minimum entry qualification requirement is an award at Level 4 on the NFQ including a D in Junior Certificate Maths. You will be required to work as a Commis Chef apprentice with an employer during two years of the programme. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will also be accepted as part of the entry criteria. Further Information Please contact Ioseph Nestor, National Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator at Kerry ETB on 066-7149600 or inestor@kerryetbtrainingcentre.ie if you would like further information or to enquire about upcoming classes.

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Parents and

CyberSafeIreland is a non-profit organisation working towards a world in wh

Start the conversation The important thing is that it becomes a normal part of life to be talking with your children about what they are doing online, i.e. what is fun, what can go wrong and how they would cope with it. Just as in real life, talk to them about what is okay and not okay to do online. Encourage them to look after their friends. Get them to show you how to do something. Kids love being smarter than grown-ups. We have some ideas below for conversation starters. Start the conversation now. Don’t wait until there is a problem. Six ideas for conversation starters 1. TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY LIKE DOING. Talk about what they like doing online, e.g. what apps they use, what games they play or which YouTubers they follow. 2. ASK WHAT THEY SEE THAT THEY WORRY ABOUT ONLINE. Ask what they see that they worry about online and what they would do if something made them feel upset or worried. 3. ASK THEM FOR THEIR TOP TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE ONLINE. Ask your child to give you their top tips for how to stay safe online. This can help gauge their knowledge but also open the door to discussing these ideas further. 4. GO THROUGH THE PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR THEIR APPS For every social media / messaging app or game that they use, get them to show you the privacy settings (e.g. the options that set out who can see their photos or follow their games) and how they would report 44 Education

or block someone or something that makes them uncomfortable or upset. 5. TALK ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION IS OK TO SHARE Talk about what information they think is okay to share and what is not okay to share (e.g. full name, email, address, passwords). Discuss what they might consider before sharing photos, and what kind of photos they like to share most. 6. ASK THEM FOR HELP Ask your child to help you do something online, e.g. change the privacy settings on your social media account, search for information on something or download an app. Do your research What should you do if your child comes to you asking to set up a social media or messaging account

"If you do decide to allow your child to use a particular app or game, then make sure that you get involved"

■ Reproduced with kind permission from CyberSafeIreland

or to play a specific game online? Often peer pressure is a motive but on the other hand, saying no may be counterproductive if they go behind your back and then won’t come to you if there is a problem. Whatever your decision, be informed. Research the app or game. Get stuck in If you do decide to allow your child to use a particular app or game, then make sure that you get involved. You could agree that you download and set it up together, making the most of any privacy settings etc. Agree basic ground rules, e.g. not accepting friend requests from strangers and always keep an eye on what they are doing and saying online. Make it clear they can always come to you if anything makes them upset or worried.


hich children are using technology in a safe, positive and successful manner. Download and print out a copy of CyberSafeIreland's Family Agreement to help you agree and remind the family of the rules for using the Internet.

Parent's Talks CyberSafeIreland parents talks are about 1 hour long and can be scheduled for the morning (after school drop-off) or in the evening in order to suit as many parents as possible. They can also provide talks for teachers and other groups to keep them up to date on what children are doing online and how they can help to keep their online experiences safe and successful. See CyberSafeIreland.ie to book a school talk or find out more.



CyberSafeIreland CyberSafeIreland is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 2015, that works to empower children, parents and teachers to navigate the online world in a safe and responsible manner. Their founders have backgrounds in cybercrime investigation, law enforcement, forensic psychology, online child protection, academia and the not-for-profit sector. Technology is going to play an increasingly important part of children's futures. It will be used more widely in schools and even a fairly basic mobile phone these days will allow a child the ability to take risks almost unthinkable 20 years ago.



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Parental Controls Parental controls are technical settings that you can use to restrict or control content or activities for your child on a particular app, device or network. These are especially important and useful to apply for younger children, but older children will often find ways around them.


#Stronger r SmarterSafe

because being part of our children’s online lives helps to keep them safe and happy.

KEEP IT PRIVATE • Don’t share personal information like your email address or date of birth. • Turn ON privacy settings to protect your stuff. • Don’t add people you don’t know.

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• Turn OFF location sharing. • If you wouldn’t share with a stranger on the street, don’t share it publicly online.

KEEP IT POSITIVE • Think about how much information you are sharing online. • A comment that you leave on someone’s page or what you post when out with friends, may not give the best impression of you.

KEEP IT REAL • If you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, don’t say it online. • Be the same person online as you would be in real life. • Beware fake profiles. Other people may not be who they say they are.





• Find a healthy balance with screen time. The Internet is designed to be addictive. • Avoid gaming or any screen time for at least an hour before bedtime. • The number of ‘likes’ you get does not define you as a person.

have 35% of children spoken never or rarely t to a parent abou • Tell me about what you like online, and what you don’t like. online safety.

• You can always talk to me if you are worried or uncomfortable about anything online.

• Sometimes you won’t know the best thing to do. Don’t simply react – talk it over first with an adult you trust.

www.cybersafeireland.org @CyberSafeIE


Empower ing k ids to be Stronger Smar ter & Safer online

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Studying psychology at the University of Pécs PSYCHOLOGY is challenging, exciting and useful, and is now one of the most popular University subjects in Europe. As the study of behaviour, it has close links with the biological and social sciences as well as with the humanities such as philosophy and literature. At the University of Pécs you may study psychology as a Single Honours degree on BA and MA level. This can lead to careers in, for example, clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, health or occupational psychology. Various spheres Many psychology graduates work in diverse occupations that do not carry the title ‘psychologist’ because the skills acquired while studying psychology transfer readily to various spheres in the world of work and provide an excellent general educa-

tion. In our MA program you have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge in the field of counselling and school psychology in a smallgroup, practicum-oriented curriculum. Beautiful and lively city The University of Pécs has conducted degree programs in English for more than 30 years and so has become one of the most internationalized universities in Hungary. UP is located in the uniquely beautiful and lively city of Pécs - a proper multicampus university town - which was designated to be the European Capital of Culture in 2010. Students, who choose the University of Pécs will be part of a multicultural community and be awarded a valuable EU degree for a tuition fee that represents great value for money.

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Irish Apprenticesips CONSTRUCTION Brick and Stonelaying Carpentry and Joinery Painting and Decorating Plastering Plumbing Stonecutting and Stonemasonry Wood Manufacturing and Finishing ELECTRICAL Aircraft Mechanics Electrical Electrical Instrumentation Electronic Security Systems Instrumentation Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

ENGINEERING Farriery Industrial Electrical Engineering Industrial Insulation Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Technology Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting Metal Fabrication Pipefitting Polymer Processing Technology Sheet Metalworking Toolmaking

FINANCE Accounting Technician Insurance Practice International Financial Services Associate International Financial Services Specialist


PROPERTY Auctioneering and Property Services

HOSPITALITY Commis Chef Chef de Partie ITC Network Engineer Associate

LOGISTICS Software Development Associate Logistics Associate BIOPHARMA Laboratory Analyst Laboratory Technician MOTOR Agricultural Mechanics Construction Plant Fitting Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Motor Mechanics Vehicle Body Repairs and more in development

Source: Review of pathways to participation in apprenticeship from Solas and the Government of Ireland. Report available at www.solas.ie

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Tech Apprentices Cyber Security added to the suite of tech apprenticeships ICT Associate Professional is the new National Apprenticeship Programme for all tech enthusiasts wishing to pursue a career in Ireland’s buoyant technology sector. Over 12,000 jobs are currently available in tech – as highlighted by the recent FIT ICT Skills Audit. 75% of these roles can be facilitated through tech apprenticeship programmes, providing immediate employment opportunities for job seekers and students.

Who is the programme for? Age: 18+ at time of application. All ages welcome thereafter. Qualifications: Leaving Certificate (5 passes at Ordinary Level including Maths and English)†. Candidates with other qualifications should refer to the FIT website for details of recognition of prior learning. All candidates must also meet Aptitudes Assessments administered by FIT. Attitude: Motivated tech enthusiasts with an aptitude and attitude to work in the ICT sector. Off-the-job training costs are entirely government funded. FIT manages all aspects of the programme and co-ordinates employer input. Participating companies employ the apprentice throughout their apprenticeship and facilitate the onthe-job application of learning. Apprentices hone their skills while contributing to prod-

uct development, technological advancement and talent building. Apprentices employed under contract receive payment to the value of €260 - €290 weekly in the first year and €340 - €385 weekly in year two. (Figures presented are a guideline) On successful completion of the programme, qualified apprentices have the potential to progress into full-time positions with their employers. What is the ICT Associate Professional Apprenticeship programme? This new apprenticeship programme adopts a learning-by-doing format of ICT skills development, giving new meaning to the concept of ‘hire education’. Over a two year period the programme combines off-the-job skills training with onthe-job application, and culminates in the attainment of the ICT Associate Apprenticeship Award as part of the national apprenticeship programme.

Participating companies are keen to recruit smart people with smart skills and this new programme will enable participants to ‘earn while "These they learn’. Apprenticeships FIT are Ireland’s appointed coordiaim to attract nating providers of the new National and grow the Tech Apprenticeships at Level 6 on talent pipeline the National Framework of by providing Qualifications. These Apprenticeships training in aim to attract and grow the talent Software pipeline by providing training in Development, Software Development, Network Network Engineering and Cybersecurity. Engineering and What are the key benefits to Cybersecurity" your company? • Widen your access to highly motivated tech enthusiasts with bespoke skills • Grow tech-savvy teams efficiently • Bring fresh thinking and energy to new technologies and product development • Free up your more experienced staff to do what they do best • Fast-track access to emerging tech skills

How does the programme work? Employer is approved and apprentices registered. Tech company recruits apprentices for a 2 year programme in either Software Development or Network Engineering.

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What are the key benefits to the apprentice? • Gain direct experience in a realtime technical environment ensuring increased productivity • Acquire in-depth understanding of the latest technologies supporting innovation • Develop business and interpersonal skills such as teamwork, customer-facing skills and project management Tech sector needs more women Tech sector employers are keen to point out that they are seeking more female entrants. Gender balance is seen as key to the future success of companies and they are reaching out to females who can expect to benefit from great work environments, career progression and support for continuous

professional development. Career opportunities in tech are both varied and rewarding, with strong demand for more women creators, team builders, business developers and leaders. So join in and create the future! Partnership Approach Peter Davitt, CEO of FIT, explained that the new tech apprenticeships were as a result of a strong partnership approach between government, the tech sector and the national education & training system. He praised the role of the Department of Education, the Apprenticeship Council, SOLAS and QQI for providing the policy and implementation structures necessary to enable new apprenticeships to flourish. In particular he acknowledged the key role of Education and Training

Boards who are partnering with FIT throughout the country in the deliv"Gender ery of the training elements of the balance is seen tech apprenticeships. as key to the future success What career paths can I take? of companies The programme offers three disand they are tinct career paths: reaching out to females who Systems and Networks can expect to Design, install, maintain and supbenefit from port communication network within great work an organisation or between organisaenvironments, tions. career • Network Operating System progression • Networking Technologies and support for • Internet Server Management continuous • I.T. Virtualisation professional • Implementing an ICT Systems development" Security Policy • Design and Plan for an Internal Network Cabling Infrastructure • ICT Systems and Networks Management >>> Education 49


What does an apprentice receive? Apprentices attain an Advanced Certificate in Computer Programming (Software Developer) or Computer Networking (Network Engineer).

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Software Development Write, test and modify code. Systems Analysis and Design Object Oriented Programming Event Driven Programming Solutions Procedural Programming Software Applications Testing Web Development and Website Software Software Design Fundamentals

Cybersecurity Protect systems from Cybersecurity risks, threats, and vulnerabilities. • Comp TIA IT Fundamentals • Comp TIA Network+ • Comp TIA Security+ • Comp TIA Cybersecurity Analyst • Comp TIA Penetration Tester • GDPR

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The KOSTAL Group is a global, independent family-owned company headquartered in Germany which develops and manufactures technologically complex electronic and mechatronic products. We employ more than 16,000 people at 39 locations in 17 countries, offering flexible, knowledgeable and customerfocused service. KOSTAL was founded in 1912 and through innovation combined with uncompromising quality we are among the world's leading suppliers of complex electronic and mechatronic products for industrial and automotive applications. The KOSTAL Group has two manufacturing sites in Ireland, one located in County Limerick and another in County Cork. In all over 900 employees support these manufacturing locations through engineering, manufacturing, quality, sales, and IT roles. What we have to oer As a family-owned company now in the hands of the fourth generation, we understand the importance of the right balance between work, family and leisure. We expect performance, passion and a high level of commitment, but as a KOSTAL employee you are always part of a big family in which values like fairness and integrity are very important. Our Employees will have a particular mind-set focused on customer satisfaction and quality. Performance is rewarded at KOSTAL. In return we offer a highly competitive package in tandem with personal development opportunities in a challenging and encouraging environment.

If you are interested in applying to KOSTAL for employment in the future then please send your CV to recruit@kostal.com or visit our website for further information on the KOSTAL Group at www.kostal.com

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Y apprenticeship journey so far at ESB Networks has been hugely rewarding and I would encourage anyone looking for a great career where they can make a difference to consider an apprenticeship for an exciting and rewarding training experience” Joseph O’Sullivan, a current ESB Networks apprentice. In 2015, ESB Networks announced a five-year plan to recruit new apprentices as part of a large-scale recruitment and development programme. Since then, over 200 apprentices have been recruited, with 72 new recruits; 12 female and 60 males starting in our Networks Training Centre in September of 2018. We will be recruiting up to 70 apprentices across the country again in 2019. Applications will be accepted via the ESB Networks website from the middle of February. The 2018 ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme recruitment campaign received 6,400 applications, highlighting the level of interest in the programme and a career that is diverse and challenging. On site and in the classroom As an Apprentice Network Technician (Electrician), recruits receive on the job training, working as part of front-line teams, as well as classroom-based learning. Apprentices benefit from varied work experience, working indoors and outdoors, and 54 Education

learning about technology, customer service, and delivering results under pressure. They learn a variety of electrical and practical skills and, upon completion of the programme obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate. The ESB Networks Electrical Apprenticeship is SOLAS standards-based, consisting of 208 weeks over four years. During this time, there are seven SOLAS phases and ESB Networks off job training, including phases 1, 3, 5 and 7 are on the job, working closely with a qualified Network Technician on varied sites across ESB Networks. The SOLAS phases 2, 4 and 6 consist of off the job training modules, with phases in a SOLAS Training Centre and one of the IT Colleges around the country. Finally, there are 24 weeks of ESB Networks off the job training which takes place in the ESB Networks Training Centre, Portlaoise. Having completed the four-year programme, apprentices will have gained experience working with a leading utility company. ESB Networks serves 2.3 million customers in Ireland, providing a safe and reliable electricity supply to homes, businesses and communities throughout the country - ESB Networks apprentices play an important part in delivering this service. Customer service is at the heart of ESB Networks, through their experience, ESB

Networks apprentices will be at the fore in delivering and providing services to our customers. Both physical and logical activity Though the job requires an element of physicality, there is much more to the programme than climbing poles and heavy lifting, the role combines both physical and logical activity. True to the fact that no two days are the same in the programme, apprentices will be assisting and dealing with a wide range of customer’s needs. In their day to day work activities they can be responding to faults and fault finding to maintain customer supply, connecting new customers, both residential and commercial to the electricity network, replacing and maintaining electrical assets and installing new elements to the electricity network like overhead wires and unground cable technologies. A critical part of the ESB Networks Apprenticeship Programme is the training and peer support given to the apprentices. Throughout the programme, apprentices work alongside and closely with experienced Network Technicians. While the job may be challenging, the apprentice is always part of a team who will be there to assist and support throughout the programme. ESB Networks greatly fosters and


oing places with the nticeship Programme encourages the idea of creating a team and peer support network. Application For those, who are interested in becoming an ESB Networks Apprenticeship, the programme will open to applicants in the spring of 2019, which will see a further 70 apprentice opportunities available. The programme is open to individuals over 16 years of age on 1st June 2019. Closing date for applications is 25th March 2019. At the time of application, candidates must have obtained the following minimum educational qualifications: Junior Certificate (Ordinary Level): Grade C or higher at Ordinary Level (or Grade D or higher at Higher Level) in the Junior Certificate (or equivalent) in the following subjects: 1) Irish or English 2) Mathematics 3) Science* 4) Any 2 other subjects * If you have not obtained the required grade in Science, Grade C or higher at Ordinary Level in any one of the following subjects is acceptable: Technology, Art Craft and Design, Technical Graphics, Materials Technology (Wood), Home Economics or Metalwork.

OR Leaving Certificate: Grade D / O6 or higher at Ordinary Level in the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) in the following subjects: 1) Irish or English 2) Mathematics 3) Science Subject (Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physics & Chemistry) 4) Any 2 other subjects *If you have not obtained the required grade in any of the above Science subjects, the following is acceptable at Leaving Certificate Level (Grade D/O6 or higher at Ordinary Level) : Art, Construction Studies, Design and Communication, G ra p h ic s , E n g ineering, H om e Economics, Technical Drawing and Technology. For further information on the ESB Networks Apprentice programme and entry requirements, visit www.esbnetworks.ie/careers. You can also follow us on Twitter @ESBNetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/ esbnetworks, here you’ll find updates on the ESB Networks Apprentice programme and share stories of our current ESB Networks Apprentices.

Experience “It sounds like a cliché but it’s true, as an Apprentice Network Technician no two days are the same. My job is a mix of physical and mental challenges and that’s the part of my job that I love.”

Get the experience, skills and world-class qualification that you need to succeed as a Network Technician. Become an apprentice in ESB Networks. esbnetworks.ie/careers/apprenticeships facebook.com/esbnetworks


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Whether you're a young student who need work to cover their tuition fees and expenses or a working adult looking for a career change or promotion, combining work and study is never easy but it is possible.

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Waterford College of Further Education WCFE Courses for 2019/ 2020* Media Studies / Journalism / Sound Eng. / Audio Vis / Photography Journalism, Photography and New Media- Journalism - 5M2464 Sound Engineering and Music Technology-Sound Production - 5M2149 Advanced Certificate in Audio/Visual Media Production - 6M5130 Arts / Photography Art & Design Portfolio- Art/ Craft/ Design - 5M1984 Photography and Digital Media- Photography - 5M2094 Advanced Photography-Advanced Cert in Photography - 6M3732 Beauty Therapy / Alternative Therapies / Nail Tech Beauty Therapy - Year 1 Advanced Beauty Therapy & Make-Up Artistry - Year 2 Alternative Health & Wellbeing Therapies Hairdressing Hairdressing - Year 1 and 2 Business Studies / Security / Accounting Tech Business Studies - 5M2102 Advanced Certificate in Business - 6M4985 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship- Advanced Certificate in Accounting Auctioneering Apprenticeship - Adv. Certificate in Auctioneering and Property Services6M20629 NEW COURSE Security Studies-Certificate in Security Studies -5M2110 Engineering / Construction Construction Technology - 5M5010 Computing / Multimedia Computer Systems and Networks - 5M0536 Multimedia Production - 5M2146 Electronic Technology - CELTX Animal Care Animal Care - 5M2768 Level 6 Animal Science NEW COURSE - 6M5153 Canine Grooming - Animal Care - 5M2768

Nursing / Healthcare / Pharmacy Pharmacy Assistant- Community Health Service - 5M4468 Applied Psychology- Community Health Service - 5M4468 Healthcare Support/Health Service Skills - 5M4339/ 5M3782 Nursing Studies - 5M4349 Childcare / Psychology / Special Needs Childcare - Early Childhood Care and Education - 5M2009 Special Needs Assistant- Intellectual Disability Practice - 5M1761 Level 6 Special Needs Assistant- Inclusive Education and Training - 6M2263 NEW COURSE Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Childcare- Early childhood Care and Education - 6M2007 Pre Third Level Arts- General Studies - 5M114 NEW COURSE Social Studies / Community Addiction Applied Social Studies - 5M2181 Community Addiction Studies- Applied Social Studies - 5M2181 Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Social Care- Social and Vocational Integration - 6M2218 Youthwork- Health and Welfare - 5M4732 NEW COURSE Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Restaurant Operations and Bar Skills- Restaurant Operations - 5M2089 NEW COURSE Tourism and Travel Industry Studies- Tourism with Business - 5M5011 Sports / Fitness Sports Studies, Physiology and Massage- Sport and Recreation - 5M5146 Level 6 Sports Therapy and Injury Management- Sports and Recreation - 6M5147 Sport, Recreation and Exercise - 5M5146 Fitness and Health- Sports and Recreation - 5M5146 V.T.O.S. Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme • Social and Healthcare Studies • Childcare and Youth Studies • Business Studies

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School tours and field trips: getting students out of the classroom

FIELD trips has become an intrinsic part of the curriculum and the educational experience for students. In an increasingly technological classroom setting field trips can add a hands-on element and experience that can't be achieved without real world exposure. Many of our young people are maxxed-out with information coming to them from screens big and small, through headphones and from social media. A field trip to a museum or a team building, or indeed friendship-building excursion can be the spark that creates long lasting understanding and memories.

Field Studies Council at Lissadell House… Providing fieldwork opportunities for schools in Ireland. Field Studies Council (FSC) are now offering Secondary Geography and Biology fieldwork opportunities at Lissadell House, Co. Sligo A fieldwork course with the FSC at Lissadell can help your students achieve curriculum and assessment requirements for secondary education in Geography and Biology.

FSC at Lissadell provides: • Experienced, friendly tutors. • Access to a variety of field sites. • Comfortable classrooms. • Wellies and waterproofs. • All fieldwork equipment required.

T: 0044 (0) 28 43 726498 E: Ireland@field-studies-council.org


Lissadell House & Gardens will open for the 2019 Season on Spy Wednesday, 17th April Immortalised by the poet W.B. Yeats, childhood home of Countess Markievicz, Lissadell is the crucible of Ireland’s historic, literary and garden heritage.

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Ireland’s history carved in stone TOURS • RE-ENACTMENTS • GENEALOGY



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Marching on the Road to Freedom: Dáil Éireann 1919 opens at the National Museum of Ireland The new exhibition commemorates the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann

First Dáil meeting The first meeting of Dáil Éireann took place in the Mansion House, Dublin, on the 21st January, 1919. Twenty-seven of the Dáil’s sixty-nine elected deputies attended the first meeting, while the remaining fortytwo were absent, in most cases due to imprisonment. The total attendance was in the region of 2,000, with a large proportion of the attendees being journalists. During the first Dáil, the ‘Declaration of Independence’ was approved, and all ties with the We s t m i n s t e r p a r l i a m e n t w e re renounced. Sean T. O’Kelly was later elected Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann and the Dáil constitution was adopted. Three delegates were appointed to the Paris Peace Conference, while a ‘Message to the Free Nations of the World’ was endorsed. The formal opening of Dáil Éireann occurred at a time of increasing violence in Ireland between nationalists

and British forces. On the same day as the first meeting of the Dáil, 21st January 1919, nine Volunteers from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade carried out an ambush at Soloheadbeg, Co. Tipperary. In retrospect, the ambush at Soloheadbeg would be seen as the first engagement of the War of Independence. This seminal moment Chair of the Board of the National Museum of Ireland, Catherine Heaney, said: “The centenary of this seminal moment offers the opportunity to reflect on our relatively contemporary history, while providing opportunities for citizens – of all ages - to consider the important role parliamentary democracy plays in shaping our lives, and those of generations to come. Marching on the Road to Freedom: Dáil Éireann 1919 is a yearlong exhibition and opens to the public at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks.

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MARCHING on the Road to Freedom: Dáil Éireann 1919, a new exhibition commemorating the centenary of the first meeting of Dáil Éireann on 21st January 1919, has opened at the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History in Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7. The exhibition was officially opened in January by the 19th Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, TD. Marching on the Road to Freedom: Dáil Éireann 1919 features important artefacts from the National Museum of Ireland’s collections including the metal seal of Dáil Éireann, used by the first and second Dáil and the ‘Declaration of Independence’, handwritten by Éamon de Valera on the stationery of the American Delegation of the Elected Government of the Republic of Ireland, Washington DC and dated 21st January, 1919.

Priceless treasures that belong to everyone. Free admission to the greatest collections of Irish heritage, culture and history in the world.

Guided Tours & Lectures. Museum Shops & Cafes. For further information - Telephone +353 (0)1 6777 444 Open: Sunday & Monday: 1pm - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm Closed: Christmas Day & Good Friday. Free Admission - Please visit www.museum.ie

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Get Top Marks for Your School Tour With a rich heritage including Grace O’Malley (16th century pirate queen), Ireland’s most beautiful historic house, and the award-winning Pirate Adventure Park , you’ll be top of the class when you choose Westport House for your school tour! It has the ideal blend of fun, activity and education – the school tour that will satisfy everyone. And for 2019, there are 8 NEW attractions on offer for school go-ers to enjoy. School Tour Visits – What is Included? Your admission price of €14 per person includes the Pirate Adventure Park and unlimited use of the rides. Add on a tour and admission to Westport House for €1. The Panning for Gold experience and Hook a Duck games are not included priced at €4 and €3 per turn respecitvely. Hours of fun The Pirate Adventure Park delivers hours of fun ideally suited to junior infants through to sixth class students – with something for all ages. The Pirate Adventure Park features unlimited use of: • The Pirate Queen’s Ship (swinging ship ride) • Pirates Plunge (Ireland’s only log flume ride)

• Grace’s Bouncy Castle • Inflatable Obstacle Course • Treasure Island Express • The Giant Swan Pedal boats • Cannon Ball Run (slippery slide ride), • The Pirates Den (indoor soft play area).

8 New Attractions in 2019! • Jump Around ride • Mini Ferris Wheel • Vortex Tunnel • Play Village - Mini Westport • Playground by Gracy's • Disc Golf • Panning for Gold • Hook a Duck As most of the attractions are outdoors, we encourage you to check the weather in advance and please bring weather appropriate attire (you might consider bringing a change of gear as you’re guaranteed to get wet on the flume ride). Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the estate spans 400 acres. Interested in ordering lunch? No problem. Please pre-book your lunch at Gracy's Pizzeria and Bistro in the Farmyard for freshly made wood-fired Pizza or Goujons, chips and a miwadi for €6.00 per child.

Please visit www.WestportHouse.ie for more details.

Open your students’ eyes to the world around them... We want your students to have memorable and fun experience at great value for money. We offer: • The widest range of destinations, visits, attractions & accommodation • Expert knowledge & one-to-one tour planning • Complete financial protection & 24hr emergency assistance on tour • Safety assessed accommodation, transport & excursions

Ireland’s leading school tour specialists

For more information on our curriculum based and general culture school tours

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The Global Goals Challenge at Brigit's Garden in Galway EXPLORE a range of sustainability issues by taking the Global Goals Challenge at Brigit’s Garden, Rosscahill, Co. Galway. We are located 20 minutes outside of Galway City, along the N59 with ample parking for coaches, a garden café and 11 acres incorporating ancient woodland, a lake, wildflower meadows, a polytunnel, Celtic Gardens and a range of sustainable technologies. Complete hands-on tasks Using cooperation and critical thinking, teams complete hands-on tasks and solve puzzles on the theme of local and global development. The Global Goals Challenge is suitable for all post-primary and youth groups including CSPE Action Projects and TY students and incorporates all key skills for junior and senior cycle. Cost: 3hr workshop: €12 per student “The scenery and settings in Brigit’s Gardens was just beautiful and a wonderful setting for the workshop”. “The workshop brought the ideas of the Global Goals to life”, – Presentation College, Currylea, Tuam FIND OUT MORE: For more information or to book please contact Brigit's Garden Environmental Education Officer Hedda at hedda@brigitsgarden.ie or call her on 091 550 905, extension 2.

The Global Goals Challenge at Brigit's Garden in Galway Explore a range of sustainability issues, use cooperation and critical thinking, complete hands-on tasks and solve puzzles on the theme of local and global development. Suitable for all post-primary and youth groups including CSPE Action Projects and TY students. Incorporates all key skills for junior and senior cycle. 3hr workshop: €12 per student The Global Goals Challenge is supported by Irish Aid's WorldWise Global Schools and your field trip may be eligible for funding.

Book now with hedda@brigitsgarden.ie or call 091 550 905.

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Founded c.1030 by Norse King, Sitriuc Silkbeard, Christ Church Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in Dublin and has been at the heart of Dublin history and culture for almost 1000 years. It’s an ideal place to learn about the Vikings, the Normans and medieval life. It’s also a wonderful way to discover church art and architecture and about religious life in Ireland through the centuries. ■ See the foundations of the original Viking Church built on a hill above Wood Quay. ■ Come and visit Strongbow’s tomb and hear about how he helped to build the Cathedral. ■ Be amazed by the ‘Leaning Wall of Dublin’ and hear the story of how the Cathedral roof fell in. ■ See the famous mummified ‘Cat and Rat’. ■ Visit our atmospheric crypt – the largest in Ireland – which is full of amazing stories. Don’t get stuck in the stocks while you’re down there… ■ Climb the 86 steps up to our belfry and try your hand at ringing the famous Christ Church bells. ■ Primary age children will love our new ‘Monks Tour’, where they will have the chance to dress up in a monk’s robe and learn all about how monks lived at Christ Church; what they ate, what they wore and what they did every day.

We offer self-guided tours, guided tours and fun interactive trails for both primary and secondary schools. For more information or to book a tour please contact Ruth at ruth.kenny@christchurch.ie

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GoQuest is the live scoring, fully automated, indoor multi challenge themed arena for adults, teenagers and older children. Each arena has 28 unique challenge rooms for groups of up to 100 to try and complete during a fun filled session (Yes that’s 56 unique challenges over the two venues). The wide variety of challenges are why it’s proving so popular for Transition year groups and dozens of TY groups have returned this year. The rooms are a mix of light-physical, skill and mental challenges and with three levels of difficulty there really is something for everyone. Each GoQuest venue comprises four themed zones and is fully automated with live scoring. At the end the group are brought together for results and scores and of course the winners are announced. Some groups are all about the scoring and get very competitive while others are more determined to pass certain rooms and not as worried about the winners, it’s always up to each team to decide. GoQuest can open early every day (except Monday) for groups of 35+ and (with pre-booking) is open early every Tuesday anyway which can suit smaller classes. Very large groups of over 100 can double up over back to back sessions or split the group over our two unique venues in north and south Dublin.

FIND OUT MORE: www.goquest.ie | Tel: 01-6855005

Exploration Dome Mobile Planetarium

Our mobile planetarium is designed to explore science, astronomy, geology and geography in a fun and interactive way • Full dome covers Earth Science, Maths, Astromony, Geology • • Films adapted for every class or group and lasts 45 minutes •

Call 087 1143411

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Four reasons to walk the Camino with your students WHETHER you teach history, languages, geography or simply want to boost your students’ sense of self-esteem and teamwork skills walking the Camino de Santiago is perfect for your student group. Since 2013, Follow the Camino has been offering the hugely popular EduCamino Tour - an educational tool for teachers who want to take their students out of the classroom and experience the culture, heritage and religious significance of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Our Camino adventure sees student groups walk the historic last 100km of the Camino Frances, reaching the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of the Apostle St James. Thinking about going on an extraordinary school trip this year? Here’s why you should consider the Camino de Santiago has so much to offer... 1. Immerse your students in Spanish culture The last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago sees pilgrims walk through idyllic Spanish farmland, sample authentic Spanish food and of course, chit-chat with the locals. Students who are learning the Spanish language have a unique opportunity to use what they’ve learned to interact in the real world. You won’t get that in any school book!

Empire in 218AD. They left behind stunningly preserved landmarks like bridges, towers, walls, and aqueducts. Of course, walking the Camino itself is like taking a step through time, as you weave in and out of medieval hamlets past centuries-old churches and farmhouses. 3. A great sense of achievement Equally important is the sense of achievement as you reach your goal and arrive at your destination after 5 days of walking. This is a great boost of confidence for students,

"Walking the Camino is like taking a step through time - weave in and out of medieval hamlets past centuries-old churches and farmhouses"

particularly at a time in their life when students may need it most! 4. It’s easy to organise Camino tour specialists Follow the Camino can organise group tours for up to 70 students, which include luggage transfers (if necessary), accommodation, 24/7 support and we’ll even come to your school and deliver information talks to help you get prepared.

To find out more visit www.followthecamino.com/educamino, email educamino@followthecamino.com or call +353 1 687 2144

2. Explore Spain's rich history The history in the Galician region is perhaps the most interesting in all of Spain. Known as the seventh Celtic nation, it is home to ancient relics, pagan folklore, and a colourful living history unlike anywhere else. Galicians are proud of their Celtic routes, and along the trail, you may be surprised to see Celtic symbols or hear the sound of traditional Galician gaita (bagpipes). The Romans also left quite a mark on the region, having official claimed Galicia as a part of the Roman Education 65

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Celebrating 18 years of Fun & Educational School Tours

2 Hour Chocolate Workshop Come and enjoy the magic, mystique and the wonder of chocolate making.

Our tour guide will tell you the story of chocolate from the Aztecs and the cocoa bean to the factory. The film explains how chocolate is made from bean to chocolate bar. Our chocolatier will show you how we make Easter eggs and hand made chocolates. The real fun part the 'hands on session' you decorate and package chocolate to take home. After fun chocolate quiz every student receives The Chocolate Warehouse certificate.

Chocolate Workshop are adapted to suit secondary students, LCVP & TY Mulcahy Keane Industrial Estate, Greenhills Road, Walkinstown, Dublin 12.

P: 01-4500080 | E: info@chocolatewarehouse.ie

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An action-packed day out REDHILLS Adventure is one of Ireland's most exciting adventure centres located very close to Kildare Village Outlet on a re-purposed farm. Opened in 2014, it is operated by brothers Paul and Owen Murphy, who both left careers in Tourism and Engineering respectively and converted the old family farm to offer great value activities for primary and secondary schools among other leisure and corporate groups. Having secured Leader funding in 2018, they developed a bespoke multi activity zone designed to operate large groups with ease. The centre also features a large indoor seating area in case of bad weather. Thorough instruction is provided before all activities take place so everyone knows how to take part and get the most from the activity. Lunch is provided free of

charge for travelling teachers and great value hot food options are available for students. Redhills Adventure Kildare recently featured on Don't Tell the Bride and Ireland's Fittest Family. Activities range from: • Splatmaster Children’s (Low Impact) Paintball (Up to 14 years old) • Airsoft Combat Games (12 years +) • Archery Tag Games – Dodgeball with bows and arrows! • Team Challenge Games featuring - Run Mat Relay, Giant X&Os, Giant Jigsaw, Drain Pipe and Mine Field challenges • Human Fuzzball • Obstacle Course – As seen on Ireland’s Fittest Family • Archery Target • Airsoft Target From €25-40 | Discounts for large groups and multi activity packages.

"I ORGANISED an end of year trip for my 3rd year students to Redhills, and it didn't disappoint! Our coaches were greeted on arrival by staff and we were set up in the base area and refreshments were available for the teachers. The group were organised into teams and the staff provided a comprehensive safety talk. Clearly a converted farm, the location is ideal for this activity! The staff were very friendly, cooperative, patient and professional with an overall focus on enjoyment in a safe environment. I would definitely recommend this centre to any school looking for a fun day out. St Fintans HS Sutton For more information and to check availability contact paul@redhillsadventure.ie or phone 087 2481246


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School and College Breaks Comfortable self-catering

Breaks from as little as €199pp including half board

Multi-activity school tours

Full board and half board options available. A la carte menus, buffets and carvery options, we can tailor to your needs. A deli counter, Costa Coffee outlet, Sports Hall Coffee Shop and much more.

Biology and Ecology will come to life at the Trabolgan Birds of Prey Educational Centre. Get a glimpse into the world of owls with Sam Murphy – falconer with over 20 years experience in the rearing and training of raptors. Learn about birds of prey and their role in our environment and discuss the conservation issues involved in their protection. Zoo licensed since 2016.

Limited availability School Tours at Trabolgan Holiday Village. We offer School Tours from September to October and March to May. Book your super School Tour today!

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Our transition year breaks are tailored to meet national curriculum guidelines

Academic packages include: chats with our managers in business sectors including finance, marketing, HR, and management. Students will learn through examples and discussion.

Go-Karting Abseiling Body Zorbing Zip Wire WaterWalkerz Climbing Crazy Golf Pool Paradise FootGolf Obstacle Course AstroTurf Pitch Archery GPS Orienteering Bungee Trampolines Birds of Prey

We cater for all size groups and offer a wide range of dining choices to suit everyone.

Outdoor activities are led by highly trained and friendly instructors

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Win a Butlers Chocolates Hamper Creative, Hands on Educational & Fun Pottery School Tours & Pottery Parties

Founded in 1932, Butlers Chocolates is Ireland’s premier family-owned chocolatier. A visit to the Butlers Chocolate Experience promises an educational and interactive school outing with a difference. The fully guided tour is uniquely tailored to engage students through participation and fun by combining elements of history, food science and business along with interesting demonstrations and hands-on chocolate decoration.

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National & Secondary Schools

Tours run three times daily with a maximum of 80 participants. Butlers sustainable chocolate factory is located close to the M50/M1 junction. Neighbouring attractions include Croke Park, Glasnevin Cemetary, Santry Demesne and Omni Park Shopping Centre. For more details please see www.butlerschocolates.com/book COMPETITION - For a chance to win one of three luxury Butlers Chocolate hampers, simply answer the following question by email to experience@butlers.ie with your name, school name and contact details.


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Museum & Stadium Tours at Thomond Park Stadium - an ideal stop on your School Tour Day THO M OND Pa r k i s th e h o m e ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world. The famous venue, renowned internationally for its unique history and atmosphere, has been redeveloped and now boasts an increased capacity of 25,600 plus an extensive range of conference & banqueting facilities and state of the art Museum that have further enhanced its glowing reputation. Thomond Park Stadium can offer a truly unique experience including a visit to the fully interactive Munster Experience Museum, plus a stadium tour that offers an exclusive chance to follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium

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Located close to many attractions in the Shannon Region, why not take in some sporting history as well as Irish history?! The visit begins with a guided tour of the spectacular Thomond Park Stadium, from a seat in the home dressing room to a walk down the tunnel. Interactive museum Also included is a visit to the interactive museum and specially commissioned film that showcases the proud heritage of Munster Rugby. The specially commissioned film, ‘We are Munster’, portrays the tradition and history of the club, and the unique bond it shares with its loyal supporters. The stadium tour takes you to places usually only accessible to play-

"The specially commissioned film, ‘We are Munster’, portrays the tradition and history of the club, and the unique bond it shares with its loyal supporters"

ers and officials. Reasons to visit Thomond Park Stadium & Munster Experience Museum? • Fully guided tour with experienced Tour Guides • Experience the history of Munster Rugby through visual aids & images • Test your skills in the interactive game zone • Ample car parking and easy access to all major routes • Perfect for both Primary and Secondary schools. • Tour Time: 1 hour 15 minutes approx Quote ‘Education Now’ when booking for €5 per pupil on 061 421100 or email: museum@ thomondpark.ie to claim this special school tour rate

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Being a Brother for the World

Are you wondering about what the next step in your life might be? Do you wish to make a difference in the lives of others? Christian Brothers offer new ways of being present and active, in education, community development and with marginalised people.

For information on becoming a Christian Brother contact Brother Dominic Sassi cfc dominicsassi@gmail.com 087 343 7958

Christian Brothers


16,000 Daughters of Charity worldwide serve in over 90 countries on all 5 continents. We serve in ministry and in places where there is no one else caring for people most in need.

St Catherine’s Provincial House, Dunardagh, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Phone: 01-288 2896 | Email:info@daughtersofcharity.ie

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Rory Gallagher: The Man Behind The Guitar Managing Your Own By Julian Vignoles Learning at University RORY Gallagher is revered as one of the greatest guitarists. He bounded across the stage with the swagger of a rock star, but offstage he was a shy, unassuming man. There were no wild parties, no marriages and divorces. His short life shifted between the bright lights of his success and the darkness of personal struggle. Gallagher was a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer and champion of blues music. His career began in an Irish showband, followed by four years as the central talent of Taste, one of the great Irish bands. He went on to even greater fame as a solo artist in the 1970s.

His short life was dedicated to a steadfast musical vision, one that continues to burn brilliantly in rock history. Drawing on extensive interviews, Julian Vignoles casts new light on the familial, musical and other influences that inspired Gallagher, and on the complex personality that drove his career. He reassesses Gallagher’s song writing, often overlooked because of his dexterity as a guitarist. Crucially, Vignoles shows how many songs speak eloquently – and poignantly – about the person who penned them. The Collins Press • Around €25 Hardback

Tangleweed and Brine By Deirdre Sullivan THE highly acclaimed, multi-prizewinning collection of retold fairytales; Tangleweed and Brine from Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan is now available in paperback and includes an exclusive new short story, ‘Waking Beauty’. Tales of blood and intrigue, betrayal and enchantment from a leading Irish Young Adult (YA) author. Winner of the YA Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017 and the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year 2018. With 13 stunning black and white illustrations by Irish illustrator Karen Vaughan. Deirdre Sullivan is from Galway now living in Dublin and working as a teacher. She has established a reputation as a leading Irish YA author following her hugely praised Needlework, which won the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Her Primrose Leary series was also widely acclaimed; two of the Prim books were shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland awards. Little Island • Around €11

On The Seventh Day: Thirty Years of Great Sports Writing from the Sunday Independent By John Greene

ON The Seventh Day explores anger, joy, humour, sadness, pity, tragedy, beauty; there are memories, controversies and celebrations; tales of addiction and tales of redemption. Together, the pieces, which are taken from the pages of the Sunday Independent over the last three decades, show how truly great sports writing stands the test of time. Mercier Press • Around €20

By Aiden Moran THIS book is a practical self-help guide for new and continuing students who are faced with taking responsibility for their own studies in college and university. This revised third edition of this best-selling book offers a wealth of practical tips. Moran, an expert in cognitive psychology, sport psychology and neuroscience, uses psychological principles, checklists and exercises to guide you through the crucial learning skills you will need in university. You will also find tips on developing new skills that have become essential to the modern student, such as how to make the most of virtual learning environments.. UCD Press • Around €10

How Do I Say That? An English-Irish Phrasebook By Garry Bannister GAEILGEOIR Garry Bannister is back with How Do I Say That? An English-Irish Phrasebook. There are no similar reference books on the market that cover such a wide range of phrases and idioms in English with their equivalent in Irish. This is the perfect companion to Bannister’s perennially popular Proverbs in Irish, also by New Island. The phrases are chosen on the basis of their relevance in the modern context, their universality, frequency of usage, and cultural relevance. So whether you have ‘scoth na Gaeilge’ (i.e. top-notch at Irish) or you’re just a beginner, this book will have something in it for you. How Do I Say That? also has a section dedicated to various themes, helping readers improve and diversify their conversational Irish. An expert of 20th Century Irish Garry Bannister travelled to Russia at the end of the 1970s where he helped to establish the first department of Modern Irish at Moscow State University and is the author of many dictionaries and reference books. New Island • Around €14

Musk Mania

By Hans van der Loo and Patrick Davidson ELON Musk is the ultimate Wavemaker. The founder of SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal, Musk refuses to drift on the waves of innovation, and instead creates waves on his own. In Musk Mania, Hans van der Loo and Patrick Davidson unravel Musk’s magic by showing us his five principles of success. Musk Mania gives an insight into the mindset and motivations of the man who wants to change the world. Maverick House • Around €10 Education 73


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At Wriggle, we pull all the pieces of the puzzle together. Technology, content and pedagogy are the three essential elements required for progressive teaching and learning in the 21st Century. By providing all of the necessary tools and support for teachers and students, Wriggle guides schools along their journey to equip students with the skills and proficiencies demanded of them today.

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www.technology4schools.ie Trevor Ryan Elasnik and Technology4schools work as your IT partner, keeping your systems working well, so you can concentrate on teaching and running the school. I.T Supplier to over 30 schools in Cork and County.

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www.pupilcover.ie Pupil cover team. Pupilcover.ie has been the market leader in the provision of School Personal Accident insurance since 1986. The combination of a dedicated underwriting / claim teams provides unrivalled service.

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CCM are top class providers of services in the Dublin & Cork areas. Services include daily school cleaning/floor polishing/carpet cleaning/Window cleaning

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Ecclesiastical, an A rated insurance specialist in schools, colleges and universities owned by a charity and supporting communities all-across Ireland.



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A career you can count on Budding accountants – here’s a great opportunity for you! The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship gives school-leavers the chance to jump straight into a paid, funded, work-based learning programme when they finish their Leaving Certificate. This two-year programme leads to a Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting and full membership of ATI. Graduates can develop their career as a fully qualified Accounting Technician, progress to study with Chartered Accountants Ireland (or other professional accountancy bodies) or get advanced entry to a range of business degree programmes. We have a range of employers recruiting Accounting Technician Apprentices in the Greater Dublin Area, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Monaghan, Waterford and Wicklow. If you are interested in becoming an Accounting Technician Apprentice, let us know by registering your interest at accountingtechnicianapprenticeship.ie.

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