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NEWS: RSA launches new online Learning Portal to educate school goers on road safety ................................................4 NEWS: IUA welcomes 2022 European Universities Initiative results; Scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education .........................................................................................................5 NEWS: HEA data shows drop in non-progression rates; Educate Together calls for increased investment in Irish education in 2023 pre-Budget submission ......................................................................................................7 NEWS: World’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children ..............................................................................9 NEWS: Arts-in-Education BLAST gets lift-off for the 2022 season; Arts Council awards €500,000 to 20 Next Generation Recipients .............................................................................................. 11 Creating our Future - A national conversation on research in Ireland ...................................................................................... 13 COVER: Become an ESB Networks Electrical Apprentice ............................................................................................................... 14 INTERVIEW: Amber Barrett - At the top of her game ...................................................................................................................... 16 Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board....................................................................................................................... 18 BRIEFING: National Framework of Qualifications .............................................................................................................................. 20 Editor: Niall Gormley Production: Michael Farrell Publishers Ard Education Ltd. P: 01 832 9246 E: education@clubi.ie www.educationmagazine.ie Design Real Issues 086-8986827 Printers W&G Baird Ltd At the time of press information in Education is believed to be accurate and authoritative. However, some information may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Acceptance of advertisements, does not constitute an endorsement of products or services by the publishers. © 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. ISSN 0791-6161

One-to-one devices - the future of learning in Irish education ................................................................................................... 23 The Adapt Centre - New Artificial Intelligence workshops............................................................................................................ 24 FEATURE: Learning through doing: students engaging with the community ...................................................................... 29 Energe - taking steps towards sustainability ...................................................................................................................................... 30 Atlantic Technological University - One university for a unique region .................................................................................. 33 Do you know AHEAD? Events, Professional Development & Employment Programme for Students & Graduates with Disabilities ......................................................................................................................................... 37 Do you want your students to know more about the European Union? ................................................................................ 38 Food Village - your students deserve only the best ........................................................................................................................ 40 FEATURE: Academic writing support at TUS (Midlands) ................................................................................................................ 42 Looking for adventure? The Irish Naval Service is recruiting now .............................................................................................. 44 NEWS: 66,000 primary pupils in supersized classes say INTO: TUs awarded €19m ............................................................. 49 The Learning Academy - a new kind of learning space .................................................................................................................. 50 Career options with Giraffe ....................................................................................................................................................................... 52 Rugby Academy Ireland - a serious learning pathway programme........................................................................................... 55 BRIEFING: Irish and British qualifications comparison..................................................................................................................... 56 Sallynoggin College fostering a Learner Centered Approach ...................................................................................................... 62 Liberties College - A well deserved reputation.................................................................................................................................. 64 Rathmines College - A vibrant learning environment..................................................................................................................... 67 Logistics Associate Apprenticeship - a career in getting things moving ................................................................................. 68 10 reasons your school should switch to VTSL Ireland ................................................................................................................... 71 BRIEFING: The HEAR alternative route to third level ........................................................................................................................ 72 BRIEFING: The DARE route to third level access ................................................................................................................................. 76 GREEN NEWS: Sustainable insecticide and soil enhancer reduces aphid numbers significantly: Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland office launched................................................................................................................................. 78 Holocaust Education Ireland ..................................................................................................................................................................... 81 GREEN NEWS: One third of Ireland's electricity supplied by wind this year: Deep retrofit is just 25% carbon of that of new build - IGBC ....................................................................................................................................................................... 83 BRIEFING: The education system in numbers ..................................................................................................................................... 84 LISTINGS:

Careers Information ....................................86 Government Services .................................87 Education & Training Boards..... ...............89

Government Departments..........................87 Education Institutes in Ireland...................88 Education Centres ..........................................89

REFERENCE: Calendars for 2022 and 2023 ......................................................................................................................................... 90

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RSA launches new online Learning Portal to educate school goers on road safety THE Road Safety Authority's new online Learning Portal is aimed at educating primary and secondary school students on road safety in a fun, interactive and safe learning environment, accessible in the classroom and at home. The RSA wanted to move with changes so that they could continue to offer a firstclass road safety learning experience for all students. The Learning Portal is a new virtual learning hub harnessing innovative technology. The new virtual space showcases road safety topics including, the Safe Cross

Code, seatbelts, distracted driving, the consequences of drink or drug driving, and speeding. The RSA aims that the site will be a secure online place where RSA educators can lead teachers and their pupils through a heightened learning portal. To August in 2022, a total of 105 people have died on Irish roads, 17 more than the same period in 2021. Ireland’s fifth government Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on Irish roads by 50% over the next 10 years.

The ‘Back to School’ campaign SCHOOLS can apply for RSA ‘Back to School’ packs by visiting: www.rsa.ie/ backtoschool. Primary school packs will include: • A high visibility vest for every child starting school • ‘Going to School’ leaflets for junior

infants entering education. This is a parent’s guide to getting children to school safely • A Road Safety Promotional Pack including reflective bag strips to help students be visible while on the roads • The ‘Educational News’ newsletter

Warden fines to double At the launch of the new online portal Transport Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton announced that she intends to double the fine for failing to stop at a school warden sign. This will see the fine increase from €80 to €160. The minister said: "School wardens are vulnerable road workers. Their job is to keep children safe. But to do this they put themselves at risk every time they step onto the road. They deserve our respect and a safe working environment. Slow down when in the vicinity of schools, watch out for children and school wardens."

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IUA welcomes 2022 European Universities Initiative results THE Irish Universities Association (IUA) has welcomed the announcement of the results of the 2022 call for the European Universities Initiative (EUI). Six IUA Universities are members of the European Universities alliances – Dublin City University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, TU Dublin, University College Cork and University College Dublin, each with a range of long-term strategic university partners across a range of other European countries. Each alliance will receive up to €14.4 million fund from Erasmus+, over a four-year period. M u n s t e r Te c h n o l o g i c a l University and the South East Technological University are also partners in two successful new alliances. Along with IADT a n d t h e Te c h n o l o g i c a l University of the Shannon who

are part of existing alliances, this brings the total number of Irish participants to ten. These European Universities alliances aim to enhance the quality, attractiveness and competitiveness of European higher education institutions and contribute significantly to education, research and innovation across Europe. Jennifer Cleary, IUA Head of International added: “The EUI alliances initiative offers Irish universities the chance to cooperate closely with other leading European institutions on the biggest issues of the day, transcending traditional geographical and disciplinary boundaries in order to develop exciting new joint programmes, enhanced student and staff mobility, joint research programmes, and a new EU-wide model of education, research and innovation.”

Scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education THE Government has announced the opening of a new scheme for displaced Ukrainians to enter further education. In June, the Cabinet approved a range of new measures to provide access to further and higher education in the academic year 2022/2023 to Ukrainian students living in Ireland who have been granted Section 60 Protection under the International Protection Act 2015. Qualified persons will be able to attend Solas approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses free of charge and will be offered financial assistance to help them with their course. Minister Simon Harris said:

“Over 45,000 people have fled Ukraine and come to Ireland. This scheme will allow any person under the Temporary Directive access to post-leaving cert courses.. “In addition to this, we will be offering financial assistance to people undertaking courses. This will be administered by the awarding authority, SUSI on behalf of the Department of Further and Higher Education Research Innovation and Science. “This financial support is a limited period of one year, in the form of a bursary of circa €6,115 to be paid in monthly instalments to qualified persons who attend a SOLAS approved PLC course in the 2022/23 academic year.”

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Sparking the light for a brighter future SparkED is a youth leadership programme that empowers young people by teaching them valuable life skills.

Our programme includes:

Our online platform allows the students to access all our workshops and extra resources remotely.

■ Access to multiple zoom live workshops throughout the year

Students will be able to complete interactive workshops on our website sparked.ie, in areas such as CV Skills, Presentation Skills, Interview Skills, Time Management and Study skills, Computer/ IT Skills and Volunteering.

■ Access to all pre-recorded workshops and resources through creation of a personal account ■ Access to our expanding career guidance section which includes college course guides from college students, career advice, videos from professionals in different careers, Leaving Cert subject guides and ‘how to’ guides ■ Interactive segments for the students including feedback on their CV

We hope to give a fresh, student perspective on life after secondary school. SparkED is coordinated by college students volunteering with Enactus UL, which is a social entrepreneurship society based in the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

The programme costs just 5 euro per student. We have also partnered with Uber this year to sponsor DEIS schools to receive our programme free of charge.

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HEA data shows drop in non-progression rates HEA latest data, for 2019/20, shows that non progression rates fell in that year. This is a measure of the overall rate of nonprogression of students from their first year into the following academic year and enables identification of particular cohorts of students with a high risk of non-progression. The data reveals that: • In 2018/19, the non-progression rate was 12%. In 2019/20, this has dropped to 9%, representing a 3-percentage point improvement in non-progression; • Services has the highest non-progression rate, at 16%. This is followed by ICT, at 15%, and Engineering,

Manufacturing & Construction at 13%. Education has the lowest non-progression rate, at 3%. • Between 2018/19 and 2019/20, Services has seen the largest improvement in their non-progression rate, from 22% in 2018/19, down to 16% in 2019/20. • Internationally domiciled students saw an increase in their non-progression rate, from 11% in 2018/19 to 13% in 2019/20. Meanwhile, non-progression rates improved for Irish-domiciled students (12% in 2018/19; 9% in 2019/20). • Non-progression rates are highest

amongst disadvantaged students (12%), and lowest amongst affluent students (7%). Nonetheless, when comparing like-for-like students, it is evident that differences in Leaving Certificate attainment between disadvantaged and affluent students largely explain these differences. • In 2019/20, females had a non-progression rate of 7%, while males had a non-progression rate of 11%. When comparing like-for-like students, the non-progression gap reduces, however it is evident that Leaving Certificate attainment has a role to play in this gender difference.

Educate Together calls for increased investment in Irish education in 2023 pre-Budget submission EDUCATE Together has called for the Government to live up to its stated targets for Ireland’s education system and to properly resource that system via a range of targeted and improved supports to schools, management bodies and to the state’s education budget. The school patron proposed that changes need to be implemented: 1. Invest in education: increase the overall education budget to bring investment in line with the OECD average of 4.5% of GDP; 2. Eliminate school inequalities: increase the primary school capitation grant by 50%; 3. Support voluntary initiative: increase management body grants by 50%; 4. Fund school patronage transfers: invest in the Government’s reconfiguration programme; 5. Invest in inclusion: provide sufficient multi-annual funding to re-balance school provision; 6. Pilot Nurture Schools in Ireland: invest in resourcing appropriate staffing and skills to implement the Nurture approach in Irish schools. Educate Together CEO Emer Nowlan said: “We believe the time is now to invest substantially in Ireland’s education system. Educate Together’s proposals represent the minimum required to address the challenges in the education system, so that we can support every child to reach their full potential.” Education 7


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DRIVING YOUR CAREER FORWARD

10 THINGS ABOUT APPRENTICESHIPS IN IRELAND TODAY 1 Apprenticeships align perfectly with the skill needs of industries like international finance, accounting, biopharma, hairdressing and hospitality, 2 A new National Apprenticeship Office has been established to maximise the opportunities, guide investment and accelerate the expansion. 3 Technology Enhanced Learning is now at the heart of many well known apprenticeships like motor, construction, electrical and engineering. 4 Careers achieved through apprenticeship are helping Ireland tackle and prepare for climate change. 5 There are 24,000 apprentices currently in training in Ireland – as large a number as any of our bigger universities. 6 There is now an apprenticeship leading to a Phd award in Ireland, designed for senior engineers. You can also gain a degree or a Masters award via apprenticeship. 7 When you are training as an apprentice you are also an employee in a business and earn a salary.

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8 Some apprenticeships are 2 years in duration. Others are 3 years. The maximum length is 4 years. 9 Irish apprentices range in age from 16 years to 60+ years – there is no upper age limit. 10 Increasing numbers of women are choosing apprenticeships, with 1,500 women apprentices currently in training. Employers who hire women apprentices are eligible for an additional grant. Come chat with the Generation Apprenticeship team at these events during September! See www.apprenticeship.ie for further information & to sign up. Event

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World’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children AUDIO Mag Media has created The Fact Factory – the world’s first printed audio magazine for visually impaired children and other marginalised readers – readers with dyslexia, reluctant readers, EAL readers etc. It has been created in collaboration with the National Council for the Blind, Ireland and the Dyslexia Association of Ireland. Due to be published in July 2022, The Fact Factory’s mission is to make reading fun and accessible to all. The Fact Factory works by combining audio and text. The articles are made up of bite-sized facts, which are recorded by children and delivered through the characters of Andy, Izzy, B r o d y,

Heidi, Sayid and Brooke. Each month children will get to know fun and interesting facts about animals, insects, the body, famous people, sea creatures and iconic buildings. The Fact Factory is a large print publication and is available in both digital and print format. The digital edition comes with videos, interactive quizzes and text highlighting (in time to the audio). The print edition comes with the G-Talk3 pen which enables children to listen, read and record every word. There is also a special print edition available for visually impaired readers with raised icons to facilitate the use of the G-Talk3 pen. A Braille Ready File will also be available to download for each magazine for free.

All of this combined is what makes The Fact Factory a truly unique and accessible read – The Fact Factory really is no ordinary magazine! Audio Mag Media is the digital imprint of News Mag Media, a publisher of awardwinning children’s newspapers and magazines based in Leitrim, Ireland.

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Arts-in-Education BLAST gets lift-off for the 2022 season THE 2022 Arts-in-Education BLAST Residency Programme, which will enable up to 425 new Arts-in-Education residencies in schools each year has been launched. The aim of this scheme is to give students in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects to be planned and developed between the artist, the teacher and the school under the co-ordination of the Education Support Centres Ireland ESCI network of 21 full-time education centres. This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others, engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level will be paramount to peace, stability, sustainable economic growth and equality. What is proposed is a unique streamlined process whereby schools apply for an artist on the Online Register of Approved Artists who are already trained for the new BLAST Arts-in-Education Residency Programme, managed by the local education centre.

The education centre will also pay the artist which will further remove the administrative burden on teachers and schools. The artist’s fee is €1,000 per residency. This is funded by the Department of Education via each education centre. Artists from any artistic discipline who have been trained in partnership working with schools will be registered with each of the 21 full-time ESCI centres. Artistic disciplines include visual arts, crafts, music, dance, drama, literature and film. Creative disciplines will be expanded as the residency programme develops. For more information and to apply, see www.gov.ie/blast

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Arts Council awards €500,000 to 20 Next Generation Recipients

THE Next Generation bursaries are awarded to promising emerging artists across all disciplines at an early but pivotal stage of their career. The award allows artists to buy time to develop their work and to be able to show their potential to advance and strengthen a distinctive and assured creative practice. The successful recipients have demonstrated in a compelling way how the award and the financial investment at this particular time will have a transformative effect in bringing them to the next stage of their artistic development. Artists working across Arts Participation, Dance, Literature, Music, Theatre, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts have been awarded the 20 bursaries to support their practice. Each artist received an award of €25,000 and they are invited to participate in a collective week-long residency in the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in the spring of 2023.

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16 Themes Advancing Solutions for Housing

Safeguarding Public Interest and Trust in the Digital World

Embedding Climate Action Across Society

Supporting Innovation in Farming and Food

16 Themes Improving Policymaking and the Political System

Future-proofing Energy and Water Systems

Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Ireland

Connecting Ireland through Green Transport Systems

Creating our Future sought to understand what challenges and opportunities the people of Ireland experience in their lives. Strengthening the Harnessing the Building It created aResilience conversation on how research Research Landscape Benefits of and Preparedness: and Public challenges and Fundamental Insights from the can play a role in addressing Engagement Research Pandemic seizing opportunities. Over 18,000 submissions were received, analysed and synthesised into 16 thematic areas. The response demonstrated that the people of Ireland want their voice to be heard and that they have confidence in the promise and potential of research to transform lives and create sustainable societies.

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Advancing Solutions for Housing

Safeguarding Public Interest and Trust in the Digital World

Embedding Climate Action Across Society

Supporting Innovation in Farming and Food

Harnessing the Benefits of Fundamental Research

Improving Policymaking and the Political System

Future-proofing Energy and Water Systems

Building Resilience and Preparedness: Insights from the Pandemic

Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Ireland

Connecting Ireland through Green Transport Systems

Strengthening the Research Landscape and Public Engagement

Expert Committee Recommendations

Enhancing a Human Centred Approach to Health and Social Care

Reimagining Learning and Development across the Life Course

Advancing Solutions for Housing

Safeguarding Public Interest and Trust in the Digital World

Improving Policymaking and the Political System

Promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in Ireland

Fostering Regional Strengths

Valuing and Connecting Communities

Embedding Climate Action Across Society

Supporting Innovation in Farming and Food

Future-proofing Energy and Water Systems

Connecting Ireland through Green Transport Systems

Nurturing the Humanities, Culture, and the Arts

Harnessing the Benefits of Fundamental Research

Building Resilience and Preparedness: Insights from the Pandemic

Strengthening the Research Landscape and Public Engagement

Five areas the public would like researchers to explore to create a better future 1 Solutions for the future

cannot be developed in silos – everything is connected. Researchers should explore ways to live within our planetary boundaries with integrated sustainable solutions.

2 Accelerated research efforts are required in mental health and infectious diseases to improve quality of life and strengthen Ireland’s resilience in the face of future disruptions.

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design, implement, and evaluate bespoke Irish solutions for services and infrastructure (from housing to transport and energy). These efforts should account for our unique geography, society, and heritage so that they benefit all.

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to be at the cutting edge of emerging digital technologies that improve people’s lives, increase public trust, and make for a more inclusive and fair society.

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required to harness the power of communities to generate local and systemic change in Ireland (from green initiatives to education and the future of work).


A national conversation on research in Ireland IN the autumn of 2021, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the people of Ireland were invited to consider how research can contribute to the creation of a better future for themselves and their communities. As an all of Government endeavour, the aim was to create an opportunity for the people of Ireland to have their say and contribute to the future direction of Irish research and innovation. Good ideas and curiosity Recognising that good ideas and curiosity are the starting point for most research, Creating Our Future was introduced so that idea generation could be democratised. The underlying belief is that anyone, anywhere can have a good idea. The campaign was an opportunity to stimulate discussion and debate on what is important to people and communities, to invite researchers to take part in those discussions with the public and together, to curate new ideas that

could inspire future research. Inclusive dialogue was a fundamental tenet across all aspects of the campaign. The campaign was designed to create a space for those that would not, in usual circumstances, have an opportunity to engage, to come together, to share their perspectives and out of those conversations submit ideas that researchers should explore. Researchers met with the public on the streets of Ireland, at coffee mornings, at business events and overseas through Ireland’s Embassy network, to talk about their work. Every county visited The Creating Our Future Roadshow visited every county in Researchers, educators and students Ireland at least once from September at all levels are encouraged to explore to November. Despite the limitations this database as a source of inspiration. of the Covid-19 pandemic, over It contains the voice of the public. 1,500 online and in-person brainIt is their ideas for what should be storms and events were held to investigated to address the challenges gather ideas. The public engaged we face and the opportunities we with Creating our Future with great should seize. The ideas have been made enthusiasm and interest with over public so that they may spark a research 18,000 submissions received or project question. They are also there between July and November 2021. so that the conversation may continue. A committee of experts examined Everyone is encouraged to look at these every idea and studied what the areas and continue the dialogue in their people of Ireland had to say. Great care was taken to ensure that no own setting – through debate, class bias would be introduced. The activities or projects. analysis and synthesis of the ideas have been captured in 16 themes and summarised in five areas the public would The Campaign Report and like researchers to explore to Expert Committee Report create a better future.

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as classroom-based learning, our Apprentices benefit from varied work experience, working both indoors and outdoors, and learning about technology, customer service, and delivering results under pressure. Our Apprentices learn a variety of electrical and practical skills and, upon completion of the programme obtain a QQI Advanced Level 6 Electrical Trade Certificate which is recognised around the world. Seven Phases The ESB Networks Electrical Apprenticeship is SOLAS standards-based, consisting of 208 weeks (four years). During this time, there are seven SOLAS Phases which include on-the-job training during phases 1, 3, 5 and 7 where apprentices work closely with a qualified Network Technician constructing and maintaining the electricity network on varied sites across their assigned area of the country. SOLAS Phase 2 is in one of the many SOLAS Training Centres while their Phase 4 and 6 are in the IT College around the country. Finally, there are 24 weeks of ESB Networks off-the-job training which takes place in the

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mercial to the electricity network, replacing and maintaining electrical assets and installing new elements to the electricity network both overhead and underground technologies.

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Peer Support 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 encourages the idea of creating a team and peer support network.

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INTERVIEW: AMBER BARRETT, FOOTBALLER

At the top of her game Amber Barrett has already had an extensive career in club and international football. She also has a teaching degree. She spoke with Niall Gormley AMBER Barrett has been playing top-level football for half a decade, having made her international debut for Ireland back in 2017. In that year she was also the Irish Women's National League (WNL) Player of the Year as well as top goal scorer. She was also the WNL top scorer the following year in 2018. When we spoke at the end of August, Amber was heading into perhaps the most important period her career. Ireland's national women's team was on the cusp of qualification for the FIFA Women's World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand in 2023, with two crucial qualifying matches to go in order for the national side to reach its first major tournament. At the same time Amber is starting a new phase of her club football career with Turbine Potsdam in Germany, who finished fourth last year in the Frauen-Bundesliga. She transferred there after a three year spell with FC Cologne, with whom she made 46 appearances and scored 16 goals. The international scenario First up is the internationals and what is at stake is a place in the qualifiers for the World Cup. In Ireland's group Sweden has already claimed the automatic qualification place at the top of the group table, leaving a tussle between Ireland and Finland for second. The two countries have to play each other next and Tallaght Stadium is sold out for the tie at the start of September. I asked Amber if a draw would be the aim. "I think you could never back yourself for a draw because the risk of anything going wrong is increased. Every game we go out to win. We won in Finland and having 8,000 fans supporting us that will give us an extra push," she says. Women's football is undergoing rapid development with its participation rates and profile soaring. Ireland narrowly missed out on qualification to the recent European championships and Amber says that they kept a close eye on the recent 'Euros'. "With the Euros we got an opportunity to see what we were missing out on, what needs to change. There 16 Education

were a couple of teams at the Euros who were on the same level as us and have progressed a little bit further than us. As much as it was disappointing to have missed out we took a lot from the tournament." Moving clubs So qualification for the World Cup would be huge for both Amber and Ireland. But as a professional footballer, her bread and butter is in club football. Three years ago she joined FC Koln and when her contract was up this summer she had to go through the fraught process of getting a new contract and club. "It's an uncomfortable time," she says. "There's days when you hear nothing from clubs and you wonder 'have I wasted three years of my life in Cologne' and the next day you don't put the phone down because you're on to different people and teams." "Thankfully I got a move I would have very much wanted at the start of the summer, including staying in Germany, as I've built up a good relationship with the German league". She also realised the value of professional advice and hired an agent to do much of the negotiations. Moving club and moving cities is a big part of the life of a professional footballer and Amber acknowledges the challenges. "When I moved to Cologne, I went over there with absolutely no German and you're playing with predominantly German players and the language was one of the hardest things to deal with. "I went to lessons once a week but you'd be surprised how much German you learn just by listening to other people. Football is a universal language so one thing I picked up immediately was the in-game instructions. To go left or right, to push up or drop back, to play one touch or two touch: when you hear those words you can work the rest out for yourself." Now that she has arrived in Potsdam, Amber says that there are a wider number of nationalities there and her German is better than many of the others. "When I went to Germany first I was told: 'The more


Amber Barrett of Republic of Ireland during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Qualifier match between Georgia and Republic of Ireland at Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium in Gori, Georgia. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

German you learn, the better you'll play', and It's true that you fit in better and you're more comfortable with the playing environment." Amber's sporting background is mainly in gaelic football, which she played with her native Milford and Donegal until she was 21. But she was also involved in athletics which she now thinks is a major part of her game both for endurance running and for pace. She still follows Donegal closely as she knows a lot of the players and attended some of the games when she was home in the summer. Also in the teaching game Before she embarked on full-time football, Amber completed her degree in teaching and she thinks that many other players would have been better positioned

had they finished their education first. "It's definitely one of the best decisions that I've made, to complete the degree that I wanted to do and be able to use that in the future. I'm also doing my coaching badge so even if I become involved in sports coaching the teaching background will still stand to me." Asked about her advice to girls getting involved in professional sport she says: "I would always say to people 'get your security net'. Do your Leaving Cert and go to college. 21 is still a very young age in football and you can still have a great career." She says that the women's game still doesn't have the finances that the men's game has, but that salaries and opportunities have really improved over the past few years, and that football and sport in general is a great career option for girls. Education 17


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Sep Basic Computer Skills Caring for Children Computer Literacy English for Parents English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) ESOL 2 ESOL Level 1 Help you child with Maths Homework Improve your computer skills - Internet Skills QQI Level 3 Internet Skills ITABE 7 ITABE 8 Preparation for Communications (ESOL) Spreadsheets Word Processing Level 3

Sep Barbering Part time - VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Barbering Barista Skills - City & Guilds International Award (Skills to Compete) Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 (Online) Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised 5N1354 (Online) Care Skills 5N2770 Healthcare Support Award English for Work - ESOL 3N0870 English Language Class (Cambridge Preliminary English Test B1) Part-time Hairdressing - VTCT Level 2 Certificate - Part-time Health & Safety Awareness QQI 3N0532 Horticulture - An Introduction - QQI Level 4 Growing Vegetables Human Growth & Development Online QQI 5N1279 ICDL Beginner - Digital Citizen Module ICDL Workforce Modules Infection Prevention & Control 5N3734 - Healthcare Support Award Intellectual Disability Studies Online QQI 5N1652 Nutrition and Healthy Options QQI 3N0887 Payroll Manual & Computerised 5N1546 (Online) SNA ONLINE QQI Level 6 - 6N1957 Text Production - Medical Secretary/Office Administration QQI L5 Word Processing - Medical Secretary/Office Administration QQI L5 Oct Barista Skills - City & Guilds International Award (Skills to Compete) Nov Barista Skills - City & Guilds International Award (Skills to Compete) Care of the Older Person 5N2706 Healthcare Support Award Communications - Medical Secretary/Office Administration QQI L5 ICDL Workforcec Modules Intellectual Disability Studies Online QQI 5N1652 Plant Propagation QQI 4N1186 SNA Online QQI Level 6 - 6N1957 Social Studies Online QQI 5N1370 Work Experience 5N1356 Healthcare Support Award Dec Barista Skills - City & Guilds International Award (Skills to Compete) Information & Administration - Medical Secretary/ Office Administration QQI L5

Sep Beauty Therapy with Nail Technology (Beauty Therapy) Business Studies with Digital Media Marketing (Business Studies) Community Health Services ELC - Level 5 Certificate in Early Learning and Care Information Processing 5M2067 Pre Accounting Technician (Business Studies) Social Studies with Psychology (Applied Social Studies)

ATHLONE VTOS Sep Art, Craft and Design Information Processing 5M2067 Office Informatics

ATHLONE TRAINING CENTRE Aug Bus Driving - D Licence Code Y23 Horticulture Training - LTI QQI Level 6 Training and Development Skills To Advance Warehouse Operative Sep 3D Mechanical Modelling using Solidworks (CAD) Advanced Pottery (Evenings) Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised - Level 5 (Evenings) Building your own Business Website Certificate in Barbering Level 2 VTCT Concreting Digital Photography (Evenings) Door Security - QQI Level 4 (Evening Course) Door Security with Guarding Skills Engineering Skills Guarding Skills - QQI Level 4 (Evening Course) Healthcare Support - Care Skills Module Level 5 (Evenings) HGV - Rigid ILM Leadership and Management - Skills To Advance Information Technology Skills - QQI Level 4 (Evenings) Introduction to Pottery (Evenings) Leading Through Change - Awards in Leadership and Management (Level 4) Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (IASSC) Skills to Advance Manual Metal Arc Welding (EN Certified) (Evenings) MIG Welding (Evenings) Milling - Level 4 (Evenings) MOS Excel Expert MOS Excel Expert Skills To Advance Oxy-Acetylene Welding (Evenings) Payroll - Manual and Computerised Level 5 (Evenings) Payroll Manual and Computerised Level 6 (Evenings) RTITB Counterbalance & Reach Forklift Driving Social Media for Business (Marketing) (Evenings) Special Needs Assisting Level 6 - (Evenings) Supervisory Management - QQI Level 6 (Evenings) TIG Welding - Evenings Training and Development - (Evenings) Turning - QQI Level 4 (Evenings) Tyre Technical Training Level 1 - Skills to Advance Oct Leading Through Change - Awards in Leadership and Management (Level 4) Precision Engineering - CNC Programming and Operation Welding Nov Festival Management & Sound Production Hairdressing - Level 5 Healthcare Support 5M4339 HGV - Artic Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (IASSC) Skills to Advance Office Administration PRINCE2 Certification in Project Management - Skills to Advance Retail Skills Short Course RTITB Counterbalance & Reach Forklift Driving Warehouse Operative

BALLYMAHON YOUTHREACH Aug L3 General Learning 2023 L4 General Learning 2023 L5 General Studies 2023

BTEI ATHLONE Sep Bookkeeping Manual And Computerised Community Health Services - Women's Community Projects DIY Skills (CE) Early Childhood Care and Education Level 5 Gardening Skills Athlone Level 2 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering 2850-40 Payroll (Manual & Computerised) Practical Spreadsheets (QQI level 4) QQI Level 3 Certificate in Science and Engineering Skills QQI Level 3 Employability Skills QQI Level 3 in Certificate in Computers QQI level 4 Certificate in ICT Skills (KCCES) QQI Level 4 Certificate in Office Skills Tourism with Business - QQI Level 5 VTCT Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing Funded under government initiatives Skills to Advance and Skills for Work. Many of LWETB’s Further Education and Training programmes are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union.

BTEI MULLINGAR MARLINSTOWN Aug Drawing Module 3N0581 ESOL Level 3 Module Health & Safety Level 3 Module Music Appreciation Module 3N0595 Skills to Compete - Hairdressing Skills (Employability Skills) Level 3 Skills to Compete Employability Skills 3M0935 Skills to Compete Horticulture 4M1994 Sep Career Preparation Level 3 Module Communications Module 3N1039 Computer Modules Intercultural Awareness Level 3 Module Mosaic Module 3N1039 Retail Knowledge Level 3 Module

BTEI MULLINGAR O’GROWNEY DRIVE Aug Part Time QQI Level 5 Blended Learning Course in Database Methods (BTEI) Part Time QQI Level 5 Remote Learning Course in Business Administration MAJOR AWARD (BTEI Sept 22) QQI Level 4 English Spoken as a Second Language (Sept 2022) QQI Level 5 Blended Learning Course in Understanding Special Needs

COMMUNITY EDUCATION (LONGFORD) Aug Woodwork, IWA Kenagh Sep Relaxation and Pilates Mental Health Centre Longford Arts and Crafts Community Mental Health Longford Arts and Crafts Upcycling Activation 2 St. Christopher's Group Development Mac Eoin Park Residents IT Skills Phoenix Photography Phoenix Centre Sewing Multi Cultural Women's Group Edgeworthstown Dec Beauty Rehab Christmas Crafts Multi Cultural Women's Group Edgeworthstown Christmas Crafts Rehab

COMMUNITY EDUCATION (WESTMEATH) Sep Communications WCP Mullingar Internet Skills WCP Mullingar Sewing Roma Athlone Spreadsheets WCP Mullingar

DELVIN YOUTHREACH Aug Employability Skills 3M0935 General Learning Level 4 Year 1 General Learning Level 4 Year 2 General Studies Level 5

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NORTH WESTMEATH ADULT LITERACY Sep Reading, Writing and Spelling Group Advanced English Language - Level 3 QQI Award Communications Support Computer Class Computers Beginners Class Computers Class English Language for Beginners - QQI Level 1 Award (ESOL) English Language for Improvers - QQI Level 2 Award (ESOL) ESOL ESOL Beginners Class ESOL Friday ESOL Level 2 ESOL Literacy ESOL through Computers ESOL Tuesday ESOL Tuesday Evening Online class Friday am ESOL Group General Learning Level 2 General Learning Level 2 - Reading, Writing, Maths and Computers Glen Centre Literacy Internet & Email Class Level 1 Themed Literacy through Craft Monday ESOL Group 2 Reading Writing & Spelling Reading, Writing and Computers (QQI Level 2) Reading, Writing and Spelling - Monday evening Group Skills to Compete Blended Learning Support Using Technology Level 2 Visual Art (Painting and Drawing) (QQI Level 2)

SOUTH WESTMEATH ADULT LEARNING PROG Sep Apprentice Maths Support S/D ATC Boost - Career Planning Plus DEIS - ICT Evening Class - BH Level 3 DEIS - Mindful Caring Driver Theory Preparation 4/22 ESOL - Essential Language/Literacy Skills Group B Level 1 (English for Beginners) ESOL - Extending Language/Literacy Skills A - Level 2 (English for Improvers) ESOL - Extending Language/Literacy Skills C2 - Level 2 (English for Improvers) ESOL - Language Skills C3 ESOL Essential Literacy/Language Skills C1 - Level 1 (English for Beginners) Essential English Language Skills Classes - ESOL September 2022 Essential Skills - ITABE - Group A S-D Essential Skills - ITABE - Group B S-D Essential Skills - ITABE - Group C S-D QQI Level 2 - Database and Spreadsheets Basics QQI Level 2 - Introduction to Technical Drawing and 3D Modelling QQI Level 2 - Natural World - Living Things In their Environment QQI Level 2 Major Award in General Learning - Creative Writing SFW - (B) SFW - Farmers Group (2/22) SFW - Growing Vegetables Custume Barracks Temple Centre - Horticulture Oct DEIS Family Learning - St Marys Athlone HW DEIS Family Learning - St Peters Athlone HW Temple Centre - ICT Nov Driver Theory Preparation 5/22 SFW - Farmers Group (3/22) SFW - Farmers Group (4/22) Dec DEIS Family Learning - St Marys Athlone XM DEIS Family Learning - St Peters Athlone XM

TEMPLE MICHAEL COLLEGE Sep Applied Social Studies Beauty Therapy L5 Beauty Therapy L6 Business Administration L5 Business L6 Business Studies L5 Community Health Services Complementary Therapy Engineering Technology Hairdressing Hairdressing DES Senior Trades Hairdressing, Junior Trades Healthcare Support Nursing Studies Software Development Tourism with Business L5 Tourism with Business L6

YOUTHREACH LONGFORD Aug General Learning Level 2 2022-23 General Learning Level 3 2022-23 General Learning Level 4 Year 1 2022-23 General Learning Level 4 Year 2 2022-23

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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE (NFQ LEVEL 3) Class of award-type: Major Volume: Large The Level 3 Certificate enables learners to gain recognition for, specific personal skills, practical skills and knowledge, basic transferable skills, the enhancement of individual talents and qualities and achievements and learning relevant to a variety of progression options. QQI Award - Further Education and Training Award Awarded by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland. JUNIOR CERTIFICATE (NFQ LEVEL 3) Class of award-type: Major Volume: Large The Junior Certificate is an award given to students who have successfully completed examinations from the junior cycle which is the first three years of secondary education. The Junior Certificate may lead to progression to a programme leading to the Leaving Certificate or to a programme leading to a Level 4 Certificate, or at a higher level. Awarded by: State Examinations Commission (Department of Education and Skills).

LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE (NFQ LEVEL 2) Class of award-type: Major Volume: Medium Level 1 and 2 Certificates are designed to meet the needs of learners, both young and old, including those with intellectual and other disabilities, adults returning to training, and learners with few or no previous qualifications, including those within the workforce. These awards provide certification for learners who may progress to higher levels and also for those whose principal achievements rest at these levels. Each certificate comprises a number of components, most often in basic literacy and numeracy, which the learner can achieve at their own pace and accumulate over time towards one of the named certificates above. QQI Award - Further Education and Training Award Awarded by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE (NFQ LEVEL 4) Class of award-type: Major; Volume: Large The Level 4 Certificate enables learners to gain recognition for the achievement of vocational and personal skills, knowledge and understanding to specified standards, the enhancement of individual talents and qualities and the achievement and learning relevant to a variety of progression options, including employment at an introductory vocational level, and programmes leading to a Level 5 Certificate. QQI Award - Further Education and Training Award Awarded by: Quality and Qualifications Ireland.

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POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA (NFQ LEVEL 9) Class of award-type: Major | Volume: Large The Postgraduate Diploma is normally awarded following completion of a programme of one year duration (60 ECTS credits). Entry to a programme leading to a Postgraduate Diploma is typically for holders of Honours Bachelor Degrees but can also be for holders of Ordinary Bachelor Degrees. The Post-graduate Diploma is an intermediate qualification within the Bologna Second Cycle. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

HIGHER DIPLOMA (NFQ LEVEL 8) Class of award-type: Major Volume: Large The Higher Diploma is normally awarded following completion of a programme of one year duration (60 ECTS credits). Entry to a programme leading to a Higher Diploma is typically for holders of Honours Bachelor Degrees but can also be for holders of Ordinary Bachelor Degrees. It is of note that the Higher Diploma is typically in a different field of learning than the initial award. The Higher Diploma is a qualification at the same level as completion of the Bologna First Cycle. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

ORDINARY BACHELOR DEGREE (NFQ LEVEL 7) Class of award-type: Major | Volume: Large The Ordinary Bachelor Degree is normally awarded after completion of a programme of three years duration (180 ECTS credits). Entry to a programme leading to an Ordinary Bachelor degree is typically for school leavers and those with equivalent qualifications. In addition, there are transfer arrangements in place across higher education and a number of programmes of one year duration leading to the Ordinary Bachelor Degree for holders of the Higher Certificate. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

DOCTORAL DEGREE (NFQ LEVEL 10) Class of award-type: Major; Volume: Large Possession of an Honours Bachelor Degree is normally required for entry to a doctoral programme. In some disciplines, a Masters Degree is also preferred. Normally those entering a doctoral programme with an Honours Bachelor Degree initially register for a research Masters Degree or provisional doctoral candidature. Upon successful completion of this initial stage, the candidate acquires full doctoral candidature. The Irish Doctoral Degree is compatible with completion of the Bologna Third Cycle. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

MASTERS DEGREE (NFQ LEVEL 9) Class of award-type: Major Volume: Large There are two types of Masters Degree in Ireland: taught Masters Degrees and research Masters Degrees. The taught Masters Degree is awarded following the completion of a programme of one to two years duration (60-120 ECTS credits). Entry to a programme leading to a taught Masters Degree is typically for holders of Honours Bachelor Degrees. In some cases, entry to such programmes can be permitted for those with Ordinary Bachelor Degrees or equivalent. Research Masters Degree programmes are typically of two years duration (120 ECTS credits) though not all such programmes are credit rated. The Irish Masters Degree is compatible with completion of the Bologna Second Cycle. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

HONOURS BACHELOR DEGREE (NFQ LEVEL 8) Class of award-type: Major | Volume: Large The Honours Bachelor Degree is normally awarded following completion of a programme of three to four years duration (180-240 ECTS credits), although there are examples of longer programmes in areas such as architecture, dentistry and medicine. Entry is generally for school leavers and those with equivalent qualifications. In addition, there are transfer arrangements across higher education, and a number of programmes of one year duration leading to Honours Bachelor Degrees for holders of the Ordinary Bachelor Degree. The Honours Bachelor Degree is a Bologna First Cycle qualification. Awarded by: Institutes of Technology, Quality and Qualifications Ireland, and Universities.

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AT IT Systems, we are passionate about inclusive and impactful learning through the appropriate use of ICT. We believe that each student having their own device in a one-toone environment will be the future of mainstream learning in Ireland. ICT is redefining all areas of modern life, from early education right through to employment. In the next decade, we will observe a dramatic shift from paper to screen. This is already visible through the number of electronic examinations and eBooks, which are now being gradually introduced into the curriculum. Through one-to-one learning, you are ensuring your students are provided with the greatest opportunity to grow, develop and blossom into successful young adults. One-to-one technology champi-

ons ethical and sustainable decision making. Through these devices, your unsustainable overheads will be almost eradicated. The costs for parents and guardians may also be lowered through the buying of the digital copies of books. By making sustainable choices now you will undoubtedly contribute to a brighter future for the youth of today. One-to-one policy The implementation of a comprehensive one-to-one policy ensures that teachers, students and school leaders alike, have the greatest flexibility in how they operate. In the past number of years, there has been a distinct shift in focus from teaching to learning. One-to-one devices facilitate immersive learning through incorporating varied teaching meth-

ods into lessons. If implemented correctly, one-to-one devices can be a true catalyst of positive transformation within your organisation. "Through We need to invest in our school one-to-one infrastructure now, to ensure that learning, you students of today are ready for the are ensuring your students c h a l l e n g e s o f t o m o r r o w . Implementing a one-to-one policy is are provided an impossible task for any one indiwith the vidual. Our team at IT Systems will greatest opportunity to be on hand at each stage of this grow, develop period of transition to advise and support you. We will work hand in and blossom into successful hand with you to ensure that the ICT young adults" success you envision now, will become your everyday reality for years to come. Visit www.itsystems.ie for more information or call our team on 061 375 140.

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative innovations of our times. While AI offers substantial benefits to individuals and society, it has major implications for privacy, ethics and security.

The Science Foundation Ireland ADAPT Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology is now introducing free modular workshop programmes to help primary and secondary school students navigate the Age of AI successfully and safely.

Empowering Students to become Scientific Citizens The new programmes – Technology in My Life and AI in My Life – will empower students as scientific citizens who can understand, evaluate and have a voice on the role of emerging STEM innovations in our lives. The teacher-led workshops form part of the ADAPT #DiscussAI initiative, a major campaign of public events that has already engaged 40,000 citizens in learning, conversations and reflection on how AI impacts our lives.

Cross-Curriculum Themes The workshop topics emphasise the privacy and ethical implications of AI, therefore cutting right across the primary and secondary school curricula. Students will be encouraged to think critically and creatively, to work with others, and to communicate their views with confidence. Modules have been piloted in schools with the support of Mary Immaculate College and DCU Access to ensure suitability for DEIS schools.

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Introducing the new #DiscussAI Programmes The flexible modular structure of the new #DiscussAI programmes means you can pick and choose workshops to suit the class times you have available.

For Primary Schools: Technology in My Life This workshop series is designed to provide 5th and 6th Class students and teachers with a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the technology that they use every day in school and at home. This includes how to use technology in an ethical manner. The programme will explore: • The technologies that primary school students should be allowed to access • The use of technology (such as voice assistants) for help with homework • Using the Internet and social media for contacting friends and getting information • Identifying and dealing with forms of unethical and undesirable behaviour facilitated by technology

For Transition Year Students: AI in My Life The interactive nature of AI in My Life will embolden students to reflect on their experiences in a world shaped increasingly by AI, personal data processing and digital transformation. This workshop series will enable students to: • Learn about AI and how it works • Uncover some of the ethical and privacy implications of AI • Evaluate the role of AI in their lives and in society • Learn how to protect their digital privacy • Explore AI careers and related further study options

Do I Need to Know Anything about AI? No! Teachers don’t need any prior knowledge of AI in order to deliver these programmes. ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement team will provide training for teachers, and the course toolkits will provide teachers with background information on each of the modules.

How Do I Learn More? If you would like to know more about these programmes email: education@adaptcentre.ie or visit: www.adaptcentre.ie/discussai

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Learning through doing: students engaging with the community SINCE 2014, Campus Engage has been celebrating the strategic importance of equipping young people with the skills they need to thrive in work, entrepreneurship, and life. Our current challenges are complex and play out on a world scale, particularly as we look toward mitigating climate change and responding to sustainability issues. Addressing these challenges requires collective, intergenerational action, but to also nurture the key skills and mindsets among young people to provide a strong and hopeful response to these issues. As the recovery from COVID-19 continues ahead, youth skills acquire greater importance, and the Irish Higher Education sector is at the vanguard of inculcating and developing those skills. All of this is in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 4 (“ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”) and Goal 17 (“strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”). Community-engaged learning One way in which Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) are supporting youth skills is through the adoption of community-engaged learning (CEL) as a teaching practice. At university level, it is increasingly important to provide students with a multifaceted education. Students are given the opportunity to develop high-level skills – not only academic, specialist and technical skills specific to their chosen field, but also important transversal skills such as critical thinking and analysis, verbal and written communication, numeracy and digital literacy. On one hand, there is a clear need to study the theory which forms the basis for the way we understand each specific discipline and on the other there is the need to learn how to apply that theory in the real world.

Community engaged learning is a pedagogy that promotes the practice of working with diverse stakeholders and establishes the right conditions for addressing objectives listed within the 17 SDGs. Under this paradigm, students, teachers, and community organisations work together to improve people’s lives on the ground. They do so by creating teaching modules that double as volunteer projects, bringing the university world into collaboration with the broader civil society. We here at the IUA have featured a number of these projects on our Campus Engage Student and Community Partnerships page. They range from occupational therapy students in Galway creating a builda-box programme to mitigate the negative impact of COVID lockdowns in elderly members of the community, to masters’ students in applied psychology working with migrant women in Cork to create pathways for integration. We have also trained more than 50 academics to integrate CEL into their teaching through a Digital Badge in partnership with the National Forum for Teaching and Learning, which just finished its second course. Skills and community When university students get involved at their local level in this way, they not only develop their own skills, they develop their community as a whole. The National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development provided the framework for the contribution of the education sector to community-level

sustainability, and CEL is one of the ways our sector is implementing it. Similarly, the five pillars of Impact Written by: 2030 call on us to apply research and innovation to our economy, society, Dr Catherine and the environment, which CEL is O'Mahony committed to doing. Director of the Returning to the SDGs, it is obviCentre for the ous how CEL facilitates Goal 4 (as Integration of described above), but we wanted to Research, Teaching expand on how it addresses Goal 17. and Learning, UCC. This Goal is a standalone goal which Conor Anderson focuses on partnership, highlighting Campus Engage the integral role of collaborative Officer approaches and how responding to societal challenges involves working with external stakeholders. Community Engaged Learning can support the development of partner"Whatever ships founded on mutual trust and direction our encourages shared problem solving graduates take, whatever and thus supports SDG goal 17 as well as addressing other SDG targets. career path they follow, an Calls to action engaged The UN SDGs are a call to action education by the UN and provide a blueprint undoubtedly for a sustainable future for all of makes them society. The UN’s transformative better vision calls for a just, equitable, tolerequipped ant, open, and socially inclusive for life and world in which the needs of the most better vulnerable are met and no one is left informed" behind. Education is a catalyst for the enactment of the SDGs and there is a moral imperative for Higher Education to support the achievement of these goals. Whatever direction our graduates take, whatever career path they foll o w, a n e n g a g e d e d u c a t i o n undoubtedly makes them better equipped for life and better informed to contribute to tackling our current and future societal challenges. Education 29


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Empower teachers and students to develop and V implement energy efficeincy strategies

Reduce energy use and improve comfort levels in V secondary schools by targeted, non-intrusive and affordable physical interventions

Taking Steps Towards Sustainability The goal of ENERGE is to identify best practice for energy efficiency & improved comfort. ENERGE (Energizing Education to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions) is a research project led by NUI Galway which is aimed at tackling energy consumption in schools. It has a budget of €4.56 m over 4 years and has received €2.74 m in European Regional Development Funding through InterReg North-West Europe. It comprises of partners and schools from 6 European countries. ENERGE aims to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the school sector through a combination of (i) low-cost physical interventions, (ii) behavioural studies and (iii) educational approaches.

The school environment is an ideal place to promote green practices, as it can influence the next generation of decision-makers, resulting in energy savings not only in the schools and homes of the students, but long into the future as the students of today move into various careers and roles. ENERGE targets the entire secondary school eco-system - i.e. students, teachers, school management & government bodies, public authorities & by proxy, the public. It empowers the community to make meaningful reductions in energy use by making changes in behaviors and operations.

There are 7 key steps in the ENERGE methodology (see above). When applied together, they offer a multi-faceted approach to improving sustainability. Schools can apply the steps in whatever way suits their needs the most. Some schools have chosen to apply all steps at once, while others are focusing on the educational modules or interventions first and plan to undertake other steps in the following term. 13 secondary schools were selected across North-West Europe (Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, Germany Luxembourg and The Netherlands), to be part of the research project, and assist in the design of the ENERGE steps.

Visit the project website to find out more and get involved! https://www.nweurope.eu/energe

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ENERGE INTERACTIVE PLATFORM The ENERGE platform lets students learn more about their indoor comfort levels and the school's energy usage. Various screens and interactive stands are placed in the school to allow students to engage with and learn more about energy-saving practices in a nonclassroom environment. ENERGE Platform layout - teaching students in a passive but fun manner

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This data comes from a network of energy meters (kWh) and indoor climate sensors (CO², temperature, humidity, lighting and sound levels) installed throughout the school.

Educational activities designed by pedagogical experts and teachers from ENERGE Project Schools, help improve energy literacy among students. The activities are broken into various units and modules, suitable for various subject types.

STUDENT SURVEYS The ENERGE Attitudes and Behaviours survey lets you measure the student's engagement with energy-efficient behaviours.. The study can be repeated at the start and end of each school year to measure change.

BUILDING AUDIT AND KPIS Get to grips with your school's energy usage profiles by collecting billing data and using the ENERGE building audit methodology to capture key information about your school's energy efficiency.

ENERGE INTERVENTIONS The ENERGE team have developed over 40 interventions/activities that can be carried out in school to improve sustainability. These activities, designed with the assistance of the ENERGE Project Schools, enable the learning community to take action and make positive changes. Activities include 'switch off' campaigns, student pledges, out-of-hours energy audits, energy awareness days and more.

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One university for a unique region ATLANTIC Technological University (ATU) was established in April 2022 following the merger of three institutes of technology – Galway-Mayo (GMIT), Letterkenny (LYIT) and Sligo (IT Sligo). With over 22,000 registered students across eight campuses stretching from Galway to Donegal, the university offers 600+ academic programmes from pre-degree to doctoral level including postgraduate, employee upskilling and apprenticeship courses. At Atlantic TU, students will develop as global citizens recognizing and building awareness of the opportunities and roles they can play in developing sustainable regional and global economies. From collaborative international research to overseas study and work placement opportunities, ATU students will be part of a global community with a mindset that reaches far beyond the west and northwest of Ireland. Supportive community Atlantic TU President Dr Orla Flynn says students will experience a very welcoming and supportive community with an excellent quality of life surrounded by stunning natural amenities along the Wild Atlantic Way: “ATU will deliver a transformation of the educational landscape offering a rich combination of academic and research excellence, quality of life and opportunity, all of which can be experienced in a beautiful part of Ireland.” “If you join the ATU family, we will provide you with all the guidance and support you need to fulfil your potential. We deliver practice-oriented study, and research that seeks to address the major challenges fac-

ing society and the world. We are dedicated to preparing learners for the future of work. “ The largest proportion of registered students are studying courses in science, mathematics, computing, engineering, manufacturing and construction. Demand for courses in these disciplines is continuing. Campus visits welcome Students, teachers, parents and guidance counsellors are welcome to visit ATU campuses. Teachers and guidance counsellors wishing to plan and book visits can contact ATU’s School Engagement Team. For information and contact details, please visit https://www.atu.ie/ study-at-atu/schools-engagement A wide range of onsite and virtual open events take place throughout the academic year from TY Taster Days, to Campus Tours, Open Days and subject-specific workshops. For more information on these events please visit https://www. atu.ie/search?keywords=open+days For information about ATU, its courses and campuses please visit www.atu.ie. For information about ATU undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships, see: https://www.atu.ie/scholarships

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Do you know AHEAD? Events, Professional Development & Employment Programme for Students & Graduates with Disabilities.

AHEAD is an independent non-profit organisation working to create inclusive environments in education and employment for people with disabilities. The main focus of our work is to support access to and full participation in further education and training, higher education and graduate employment. Accessing College - Better Options Better Options is a free 1 day online event for students with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, and adults with disabilities, exploring post-secondary school options in education. Better Options is an annual event which will next take place on November 26th 2022. Attendees will learn about college support services, making the most of their time in college and access routes open to those with disabilities and specific learning difficulties, including how to make an application to DARE - Disability Access Route to Education. There will be information on Further Education and Training, Apprenticeships and Higher Education options. Keep an eye on ahead.ie/betteroptions2022 for updates and encourage students to register. In College - Power of Disability and Regular Job Skills Workshops Power of Disability is a collaboration between AHEAD and the Union of Students Ireland. Power of Disability is an annual event which will next take place from 25th26th January 2023. This event is for undergraduate, postgraduate, FET students and student union officers. Power of Disability’s aims are to raise awareness of the issues facing students with disabilities and to empower students with disabilities to become leaders on their campuses and beyond. GetAHEAD runs a series of workshops called 'Think Twice!' which aim to get students and jobseekers with disabilities twice as prepared for the world of work. The workshops focus on CV best practice, interview skills, presentation skills and other practical skills for success.

Sign up to the AHEAD weekly mailout to keep updated on Power of Disability and the skills workshops at eepurl.com/pACT5. Seeking Employment - WAM Programme The WAM Employment Programme collaborates with leading Irish employers to offer ring-fenced, full-time, mentored work placements for graduates with disabilities, paid at the appropriate level. Since 2005, The WAM Programme has placed over 550 graduates with disabilities into a range of multinational and public sector employers in Ireland. 80 per cent of our WAM graduates secure employment as a direct result of WAM. 94 per cent of WAM graduates gain confidence in their ability to work in a mainstream environment. Encourage any students or graduates you work with who are seeking employment to sign up to the WAM database so they can hear about our opportunities as they arise at ahead.ie/wamworks. For Staff – AHEAD Conference, Webinars, Resources, Training Courses For educational staff, AHEAD runs an annual conference in March which explores inclusive education around a particular theme. We run several webinars across the year in response to topics the sector requires information on, and major training programmes such as the national AHEAD/UCD Universal Design for Learning (UDL) digital badge course. Our website houses extensive resources such as annual research projects and reports, the AHEAD Journal, and ARK which is the accessibility resources and know-how hub of short self-directed courses teaching digital accessibility skills. Sign up to the AHEAD weekly mailout to keep updated on our events and resources for educational staff at eepurl.com/pACT5.

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Do you want your more about the School visits (including virtual visits) STAFF visit schools to explain how the European Union works (in English agus as Gaeilge). School groups also visit us at the Representation - these visits can now be organised online. The European Commission also has publications, posters and other materials, which may be of use to teachers and students in the classroom.

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Translation Workshops/ Ceardlanna Aistriúcháin WE work with universities to organise translation workshops for senior cycle secondary school students (in English agus as Gaeilge). Staff translators from the EU institutions explain what they do (and how they got their jobs). University lecturers set out the courses they have on offer for prospective translators. During the final part of the programme, the translators work with the students in smaller groups to see how they would handle a particular text. Other Events ASK us about celebrating the European Day of Languages (26 September) or Europe Day (9 May) in your school or visit our stands at the BT Young Scientists Exhibition (January) or at the Think Languages fair (December) for example. The European Parliament also organises an Ambassador Schools Programme (EPAS) which aims to c re a t e a n e t w o r k o f s t u d e n t s (Transition Year) and schools engaging with the European Parliament and with MEPs. For further information about any of the above, please email comm-ie-info-request@ec.europa.eu, referring to the service or competition in the subject (i.e. ‘MODEL COUNCIL’).


students to know European Union? The European Commission Representation in Ireland and Secondary Schools Competitions Model Council of the European Union THIS is an annual debate for secondary schools. It is a simulation of a meeting of the Council of the European Union and involves teams from secondary schools around Ireland, each of which represents an EU Member State.

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The event allows schools to learn about the EU's decision-making process. The 2020 event took place in February in Dublin Castle. The topic was the European Green Deal, specifically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Aistritheoirí Óga – comórtas uile-oileáin IS é an Coimisiún Eorpach i gcomhar le Rialtas na hÉireann a eagraíonn an comórtas seo. Is comórtas é le haghaidh daltaí meánscoile in Éirinn, thuaidh agus theas, a bhfuil 15 bliana slánaithe acu ar an 1 Méan Fómhair den scoilbhliain sin agus a bhfuil sé ar a gcumas aistriúchán a dhéanamh ó Bhéarla go Gaeilge, nó ó roinnt eile de theangacha oifigiúla an Aontais Eorpaigh go Gaeilge. Seoltar an comórtas i mí na Samhna/mí na Nollag gach bliain agus is san earrach a bhíonn Lá an Chomórtais.

Juvenes Translatores – the multilingual translation competition for secondary schools THIS annual translation competition is open to students across the European Union who are 17 years of age and who have the ability to translate between any two of the EU's 24 official languages. The competition is launched in September each year. All entries are then entered into a random draw and 705 schools are invited to proceed to the next stage. The final number of participating schools per country is equal to the number of MEPs representing that coun- Maeve O' Brien, try - i.e. 13 for Ireland. JT Winner 2021 The winners, one per country, are announced in early February and prizes are presented at a special ceremony in Brussels during the Spring.

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Examining students’ preferences for method of delivery of academic writing support at TUS (Midlands) "It is clear that students’ attitudes in terms of their preferred method of communication has shifted during the past three years and the circumstances were a key factor in this"

ACADEMIC writing support is a key part of the learning experience at Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). Each year up to 2,000 students avail of academic writing support. The support ranges from individual meetings, small group seminars and large group sessions, tailored to the needs of the individual student and student groups. Academic writing is not mandatory but students are encouraged to seek support from the academic writing team of lecturers (AWT) which is led by the Academic Writing Centre Co-ordinator (AWCC). The AWCC and AWT work closely with lecturers across all subjects and this leads to a high volume of referrals. The AWCC drops in to classes throughout the semester, initially as an introduction to students and then to deliver tailored presentations at the request of a lecturer, a class representative or class member. The AWT works with lecturers and students across all faculties: Business and Hospitality, Engineering and Informatics, Science and Health and Lifelong Learning. Students across all years of study avail of support. Queries include first year students adjusting to academic writing, students across all years of their studies tackling referencing, students struggling to plan their time effectively and students writing their dissertations. In terms of specific writing queries, learners request support in a range of areas including grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, essay 42 Education

structure, literature review, language, referencing and citing, paraphrasing, reflective writing, time management and writer’s block. Prior to Covid-19, all academic writing support was delivered faceto-face, either in the academic writing centre or in classrooms. However, in line with Government guidelines, all support was moved online in March 2020, due to the pandemic. Since then, the AWT has adopted a blended approach. Given the student-centered approach which is central to the work of the academic writing centre, the AWCC wanted to establish students’ preferences on delivery: are students happy to resume solely face-to-face academic writing support, or would they prefer a combination of face-to-face and online delivery? The AWCC surveyed students who availed of support from the academic writing centre over the past three academic years: 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021 and 2021 – 2022. The findings highlight that the majority of students were happy – prior to the pandemic – with face-to-face delivery. Then, as online delivery became commonplace, learners adapted well and were happy with this approach. Findings breakdown Over the course of the three academic years, 186 students completed a questionnaire which was circulated to learners online. In the 2019 – 2020 academic year, 52 students provided feedback. In the 2020 – 2021 academic year 80 responses

were received, and in the 2021 – 2022 academic year 54 students filled in the questionnaire. The results show that in the 2019 – 2020 academic year almost 70% of students expressed a preference to receive writing support face-toBY face. In that year 15% of learners said they would like a blended approach, while 11.5% said they Academic Writing would like to receive writing support Centre Co-ordinator, through email and 3.5% expressed Technological a preference for writing support University of the through Teams or Zoom only. Shannon Then, in the 2020 – 2021 aca(TUS: Midlands) demic year – when writing support was online for most of the year – just 7.5% of learners expressed a preference for face-to-face writing "Face-to-face support. Reflective of the method of support should delivery at the time, 22.5% of learnbe offered ers said their preference was a combination of face-to-face and initially and Zoom or Teams, while 33.5% of then once a student builds learners expressed a preference for a combination of Zoom, Teams and up a rapport with the AWT, email. Also, 19% of learners preferred academic writing support this can be through email only, while 17.5% followed up stated that their preference was with online Teams or Zoom only. communication" The results from the 2021 – 2022 academic year showed that when academic writing support was offered both face-to-face and online, many students began to revert back to previous patterns of dropping in to the academic writing centre. 29% of students expressed a preference for face-to-face meetings only, while 36% of students wished for a combination of face-to-face, Zoom/ Teams and email. Just 7% of stu-

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dents wished to receive writing support through Zoom or Teams only, while 14% stated that their preference was communication through email only, and another 14% stated that a combination of Zoom/Teams and email was their preferred method of communication with the academic writing centre. Shift in method of communication Given that teaching was delivered, globally, in different ways during the three years, it was no surprise to see that there was a preference for support through online platforms in the second year (2020 – 2021 academic year) compared with the first year (2019 – 2020 academic year). I believe that, going forward, faceto-face support should be offered initially and then once a student builds up a rapport with the AWT, this can be followed up with online communication. The initial contact is key and the AWT prioritises a positive, encouraging environment. I also believe that when class sessions are on campus, face-to-face delivery should be the priority initially. However, an exception should be made for the Department of Lifelong Learning, which provides its programmes online and flexibility is important as many of the learners are in full-time employment and pursue courses in the evenings. While the provision of online academic writing support was forced, due to the pandemic, it is poised to become a permanent part of the university’s supports for students as flexible learning has become the norm. That is a positive development, given that both face-to-face and online learning are now regarded in tandem. While the physical space remains a cornerstone of the writing support process, it is important that the centre not be confined to this and a dual approach – where learners are afforded the choice of face-to-face or online, with emphasis on a combination being reiterated – be adopted. It is clear that students’ attitudes in terms of their preferred method of communication has shifted during the past three years and the circumstances were a key factor in this. It will be interesting to establish what preferences are expressed in forthcoming academic years, given that there has been a focus more on campus delivery and less online learning and teaching post Covid-19.

"While the physical space remains a cornerstone of the writing support process, it is important that the centre not be confined to this and a dual approach – where learners are afforded the choice of face-to-face or online, with emphasis on a combination being reiterated – be adopted"

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Looking for adventure? Looking for a challenge? The Irish Naval Service is recruiting now THE Naval Service is the State’s principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence roles include defending territorial seas, deterring intrusive or aggressive acts, conducting maritime surveillance, maintaining an armed naval presence, ensuring right of passage, protecting marine assets and contributing to a blockade if required. Who do we want? The Naval Service is currently recruiting across a range of disciplines and are looking for motivated, physically fit and team orientated individuals who are a minimum of 18 years of age and under 27 years of age on the date deemed as closing date for applications for General Service Recruits or under the age

limit as per the terms and conditions for the technical careers within the organisation that are currently being recruited for. What does a career in the Naval Service offer? A life less ordinary, where no two days are ever the same. A challenging and unique working environment, where you learn skills that are transferable across the spectrum. The Naval Service offer a wide range of courses for continual professional development with pathways to third level education and other roles. Life at sea is at all times varied. Naval Service personnel regardless of rank and branch are much valued members of the ships crew. If you are interested in a career at sea, as part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team, then the

Naval Service is for you. Our personnel are our most important asset and the Naval Service is committed to providing you with an interesting, rewarding and challenging career. The Naval Service is currently recruiting in the following areas: Naval Service General Service Recruit: Recruits are trained in basic military training, foot drill, arms drill, weapons and tactical training. Naval Service Recruits go on to form the backbone of the Irish Naval Service. Recruit training is 22 weeks in duration and is designed to develop a physically fit, disciplined and motivated individual using basic military and naval skills in order to prepare them for their future in the Service. Continued >>>

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On successful completion of Recruit training, the Recruit advances to Able Rate where they proceed into one of the Naval Service four Branches which consist of Seaman's, Communications, Mechanicians and Supplies. Branch Training gives them the specialised skills required to fulfil their role at sea and ashore. After this initial specialisation training, the Able Rate proceeds to sea and takes up an appointment on board one of our ships. There are no formal education qualifications required to join the Defence Forces as a recruit. Naval Service Direct Entry Technicians: Candidates for the below vacancies must be a minimum of 18 years of age and less than 29 years of age on the date of their application. Candidates for the below vacancies 46 Education

must meet the minimum education qualifications as laid down in the terms and conditions for each of the respective vacancies. Successful candidates for the below vacancies will receive full military and on the job training prior to taking up the respective vacancy on board a ship. • Direct Entry Radio Radar Technician As a Radio Radar Technician (RRT) within the Irish Naval Service you will be responsible for the Installation, Operation, Maintenance and Repair of all Navigation and Communications equipment on board. • Direct Entry Carpenter/Hull Artificer As a Hull Artificer within the Irish Naval Service you will become an essential part of the ships mainte-

nance team onboard. "Life at sea is at all times varied. If you are interested in a career at sea, as part of a dynamic, professional and highly motivated team, then the Naval Service is for you. "

• Direct Entry Engine Room Artificer As an Engine Room Artificer Technicians (Marine/Mechanical), you will become an integral part of the maintenance team providing technical support on board the Naval service Fleet. • Direct Entry Electrical Articifer As an Electrical Artificer within the Irish Naval Service, you will be responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of all electrical/electronic equipment on board. • Direct Entry Chef As a Chef within the Naval Service you will become an essential part of the Logistic Team providing nourishment and supporting the ships


company through various roles on board, Naval Service Officers Candidates for the below vacancies must be a minimum of 18 years of age and be less than 32 years of age on 31 December in the year of application. Candidates for the below vacancies must meet the minimum education qualifications as laid down in the terms and conditions for each of the respective vacancies. • Direct Entry Operations Branch Officers Operations Branch Officers of the Naval Service are responsible for the efficient running of the ship. The Operations Branch Officers responsibilities include Bridge Watchkeeping, where they are responsible for the safe navigation

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of the ship and safety of the ships company along with the weapons and communications systems onboard. Operations Branch Officers also lead boarding teams in fishery protection and anti drug running boarding operations and are therefore prime leaders and motivators of the ship’s company.

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• Direct Entry Marine Engineering Officer A Marine Engineering Officer in the Naval Service is responsible for the hull and structure of the ship, its main engines and all auxiliary machinery. They are responsible for the main electrical generators, the electrical distribution system, air conditioning, ventilation, heating systems as well as all fuel and water systems. They also manage, lead and train personnel on-board ship. Education 47


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66,000 primary pupils in supersized classes say INTO THE Department of Education's new report on class sizes in Ireland, titled ‘Statistical Bulletin – July 2022, Overview of Education 2001 – 2021’, provides a damning assessment on the size of Ireland’s supersized classes, according to the INTO. The union says that there was a onepoint reduction in class sizes across the last two budgets and that class sizes in Ireland have been reduced to an average of 22.8 pupils. Despite this recent success, Irish primary class sizes remain well above the EU average of 20. During the pandemic, the issue of supersized classes (classes with 30 or more pupils) rose to national attention. Ireland was the only European country contending with social distancing in classes and such a high number of pupils, says the union. They said that evidence continues to show that children from disadvantaged backgrounds do better in smaller classes. Leading academic studies regularly identify a correlation between smaller classes and better student outcomes, with pupils from

minority and disadvantaged backgrounds performing better in smaller classes. The latest OECD ‘Education at a Glance’ report sets out in no uncertain terms a negative correlation between larger classes and mean performance in reading, with a clear view as to the benefits of smaller classes for schools in disadvantaged communities. INTO General Secretary John Boyle said: "66,104 pupils continue to learn in an Irish primary classroom containing 30 or more pupils. This is simply unacceptable, and, unless it is addressed quickly, it will remain a major barrier to the post-pand e m i c re c o v e r y n e e d e d i n p r i m a r y education. "Yet, in 2022, only one in six primary pupils is fortunate to learn in a class below the EU average of 20. The government may well tout the fact that the average of 22.8 is the lowest class size average recorded since 2001, but shamefully it remains the highest in the EU. Budget 2023 must deliver class size reductions of two pupils per class in all schools.”

TUs awarded €19m under the national recovery plan A CONSORTIUM of Technological Universities in Ireland has been awarded an initial allocation of €18.81m under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to support teaching and learning reforms arising from the experiences of digitally enabled education during the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first tranche of €40m in NRRP funding which will be made available to the technological sector over a two-year period to support flexible course provision and increase participation in higher education by underrepresented groups and addressing regional skills needs. Minister Simon Harris said: "The pandemic accelerated changes to the way we live, study and work. This funding will enable the sector to systematise learnings of the experience of digitally enabled education and aid digitally enhanced teaching, learning and assessment."

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A new kind of "We don't like the word 'grinds' at the Learning Academy. What we want to do is provide an environment that enables students to express themselves and achieve their own educational goals"

WHAT happens when you want to rent a building to start a business and the estate agent guy doesn't show up? You move the idea to the online world, of course. That's what school teacher and entrepreneur Robbie Glynn did when he and some family members founded The Learning Academy, an online learning platform, around 2018. The Learning Academy was set up initially to improve the experience for students getting grinds at existing schools. Robbie recalls that his brother's daughter was attending a grind school that was a two hour round trip by bus which she found very disruptive. "The amount of time it was taking to get there, along with the cost, meant that she was missing out on sport and other things because it clashed. And, as a secondary teacher, I thought: 'there must be a better way to do this'."

The first idea was to hire a small building locally so that travel times would be reduced but when they turned up to view a possible space the estate agent failed to show. Two of Robbie's brothers are programmers and they decided to "think outside the box". "My brother started programming from scratch. It became, and still is, Ireland's only dedicated online school," says Robbie. "We don't use Zoom so it's a full content management system that is predominantly built for education." A different experience While Zoom or Microsoft Teams are mainly conferencing sites, The Learning Academy is a purpose-built online classroom. The students attend anonymously and they can communicate with the teacher in three ways. Firstly, they can turn on their microphones and speak to the teacher directly. Secondly, they can

Robbie Glynn and some family members set up the Learning Academy in 2018

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direct message the teacher in real time or, finally, they can post a message that can be seen by the whole "What we'll be class. Everything that the teacher puts able to do is build a library on the whiteboard is downloaded at of data for the the end of the class to a pdf and sent to the student. So students have students that both the recording of the class and they can access at their the written whiteboard notes that accompanied it. own time. If In addition, students are also able we have a live to view previous lessons before the class on live class so that they can prepare or Wednesday, we can upload familiarise themselves with the topic being covered. a video on Monday laying Manageable classes out what the When it comes to class sizes the class will be issue of social responsibility is key, covering" according to Robbie. "We aim to keep classes to the minimum size with respect to costs. Every saving we make we push back to the students and parents to give them the most affordable grinds that we can possibly give. So we aim for 20 students in a class." The only classes larger than 20 are the free career guidance classes offered where students get advice on things like the CAO applications process and interview preparation. Software as a service For the future, the Learning Academy is moving towards a Software As A Service (SAAS) model. The site is being rebuilt using the latest Microsoft Azure cloud computing service which will be also available as a subscription. "What we'll be able to do is build a library of data for the students that they can access at their own time. So


learning space "Through our platform we want to support students to reach their potential, whatever grade that might be"

for example, if we have a live class on Wednesday, we can upload a video on Monday laying out what the class will be covering and the students can use the resources online to prepare for the class." Teaching matters As a working teacher in maths, computer science and business, Robbie has used his connections to hire the teachers for the Learning Academy. "I deal with all the educational side of the business. All our teachers are currently employed as teachers and registered with the Teaching Council." "We don't like the word 'grinds' at the Learning Academy. What we want to do is provide an environment that enables students to express themselves and achieve their own educational goals. Through our platform we want to support students to reach their potential, whatever grade that might be." "What the last two years have proven is that online education will never replace face-to-face learning. So that's why I say that we are an add-on to students who may need a more help in some areas." The upside of the past two years of pandemic education is that many more students and parents have become familiar with online technology and the technical issues associated with the start-up of the Learning Academy have dissipated. For more information about the Learning Academy online go to www.thelearningacademy.ie

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Career options early childhood Discover a role where every day is a new AT Giraffe, our people are passionate about delivering early years education that empowers and inspires children to create their own futures. We are Ireland's largest and leading Early Years provider with a clear vision: to give children the best start in life. We can only achieve this through our amazing team of dedicated and enthusiastic people who deliver this vision every day. Although our creches are all purpose-built and state of the art, we pride ourselves on creating a fun, family feel community within our centres for our staff. We value all our staff in our Giraffe family and believe passionately that our Early Years Educators and support teams make an incredible difference to families and communities, and that they deserve to be supported and rewarded every day. We believe in empowering childcare students and their journey to become qualified Child Care Practitioners, so, if you have just started a QQI course and are looking

for work placement get in contact today. We can’t wait to welcome you into the Giraffe family! Why Work Giraffe We celebrate the diversity and potential of all our people. They are central to our vision of giving children the best start in life. And... • Amazing learning and development opportunities to support a growing career or to be the very best you can be in your current role • Career advancement opportunities and the ability to create your own pathway • Employee Assistance Program that gives you access to confidential support and assistance • Flexibility to work around your life commitments • Opportunities to work globally through our talent exchange programme • Recognition and rewards to say thank you for a job well done

"We are proud that many of our managers and leadership team members started their careers with Giraffe as newly qualified practitioners or through our work placement program"

• A company-wide commitment to employee wellbeing and a culture of giving back. Our annual “Love Your Team Week” is just one example of where we enjoy spoiling our teams Learning and Development We’re not only passionate about unleashing the potential of children, but also of everyone who works at Giraffe. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to be the very best version of themselves. Whatever stage you are in your career, whether you’re just starting out, looking to progress to the next level or have leadership aspirations, joining Giraffe can enable this. Career paths at Giraffe are underpinned by exceptional Early Years learning and development opportunities and superb in-house and external training. Many of our students who attend our centres for work placement will join our team and develop a long career with Giraffe. We have always

Who is Giraffe Childcare? GIRAFFE Childcare first opened its doors in its IFSC crèche in 2001 and today has 21 childcare centres, with two new and beautiful centres opening soon, in Shackleton and Rathgar. Our centres are based across Dublin, Meath and Kildare and employ over 600 childcare team members, serving many families every year. As we are proud partners with Busy Bees, our scale means Giraffe can offer team members professional development 52 Education

and international opportunities that smaller organizations may not be able to offer. Busy Bees are the U.K.’s leading provider of childcare and have centres in Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, and Australia. Exploring With a career in Giraffe Childcare, you gain access to our Busy Bees Global Community. So, if you have ever thought about the possibility of exploring a new

country, immersing yourself in a new culture and meeting people from all over the world, Giraffe Childcare can assist you in bringing your career international. In Giraffe, we understand our people are the heart of why we are Ireland’s leader in childcare providers, and we believe in supporting and investing in everyone our team members. We offer support and training to our careers and empower them to take a lead in the curriculum and welcome their ideas,


with Giraffe in education & care opportunity to make a difference in little lives invested in our team’s career development, and we are proud that many of our managers and leadership team members started their careers with Giraffe as newly qualified practitioners or through our work placement program. As a testament to the love of what we do, we have been consistently voted Best Crèche, five years in a row by our parents and staff. As well as Early Years Educators, we are also recruiting Centre Managers, Deputy Managers and Supervisors as well as Chefs, support Chefs and Housekeepers. Our Central Support Centre houses our central functions such as finance, recruitment and marketing, and these support functions are growing too. Get in contact today and speak to one of our friendly recruitment team members who will be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as let you know why Giraffe is the best place to work in the childcare sector.

to create a fun learning program for the children. We believe that matching great people to the right roles, ultimately, creates the best outcome. Working with us goes far beyond just having a job. If you are looking to be recognised for the passion and love you have for your industry, why not get rewarded, recognised for your talent, and build on your career whilst having fun within our Giraffe family. Education 53


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Rugby Academy Ireland A serious learning pathway programme! Transition Year Students So what are YOU going to do with YOUR Transition Year? Are you academically or non-academically minded? Are you active or have an interest in sports? Are you interested in travelling the world? Transition Year Advisors How do you advise your students about a bespoke Learning Pathway Programme (LPP) that develops an aspiring male or female athlete to a potential career at the highest levels within rugby or sport. Playing or business support and administration roles with accredited international qualifications available?

"At the heart of the Academy, is the Learning Pathway Programme, an exclusive range of skills and qualifications that assist students through life"

Transition Year Opportunities What better way to spend a Transition Year than to attend a course that offers a fantastic opportunity to maximise the time given to our youngsters? Graduates at 16 or

Rugby Academy Ireland founders Dan Van Zyl and Johan Taylor

17 can play rugby across the globe or qualify as Strength and Conditioning (S&C), Personal Fitness Coaches etc and ply their trades immediately! There is also potential for global rugby and sports scholorships. At only 19 years of age, a recent female graduate has a professional contract with the Irish Women’s 7s rugby team travelling the globe in the HSBC 7s competition. A large number of students, both male and female have represented at Irish provincial and national levels across all age ranges. Best of all, it fits into the school year system! Rugby Academy Ireland In 2018, former South African Springboks player Dan Van Zyl, who has coached Leinster Rugby U18, U19 and Women's teams as well as Irish students, Irish youths and AIL, opened Rugby Academy Ireland, a pioneering independent international rugby academy along with international Asian Nations Cup winning coach and fellow World Rugby educator, Johan Taylor. The Academy caters for both males and the ever growing female groups. The ethos is simple: develop the individuals rugby skills to be the best they can be - setting them up for future further development. There are a range of programmes available that will attract players at all levels from 1-day skill or position specific courses up to their flagship eight month Transition Year or International Year course.

At the end of the eight months, students will be in a position to apply for a trial with a club across the globe, commensurate to the level they are at. Learning Pathway Programme At the heart of the Academy, is the Learning Pathway Programme, an exclusive range of skills and qualifications that assist students through life. From Nutrition to S&C, from Video & Performance Analysis to Coaching, from Refereeing to Sports Psychology and a host of other skills from qualifying in Spin Cycling, Aqua Aerobics, Kettlebells. They now also offer CV and interview training plus the opportunity for a recorded 'Virtual CV'. Global Opportunities Access to and partnering with some of the world’s top former players, coaches, analysts and agencies allows Rugby Academy Ireland not only to be the go-to location but gives YOU access to opportunities across the globe… What to do next Parents, TY Advisors and potential students should arrange a call or a visit to the Academy where you can discuss in detail what can be offered whilst your child is in school and potentials for the future. Contact Johan Taylor (MD) or Dan Van Zyl (Director of Rugby) on 00353 (0) 86 825 3066 or via info@rugbyacademyireland.ie. Education 55


REFERENCE GUIDE BRIEFING

Comparing Irish, EU and British qualifications

Foundation Degrees (for example FdA, FdSc) Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE) Higher National Diplomas (HND) Irish Higher Certificates Higher National Certificates (HNC) Certificates of Higher Education (CertHE)

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10 6

8

First cycle (end of cycle) qualifications

7 9

Intermediate qualifications within the first cycle Short cycle qualifications

5

4

8

7

6

Intermediate qualifications within the short cycle

Must include a qualification

Modern Apprenticeship

Must lead to an existing qualification type

5

6 Apprenticeship

5

Modern Apprenticeship, Foundation Apprenticeship

7 Apprenticeship

6

Vocation Qualifica

7

Vocation Qualifica

6

Vocation Qualifica

4

7

Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeship

3

2

Must include a qualification

Higher Apprenticeship

4

5

4

Vocation Qualifica Higher N

3

2

Advanced Apprenticeship

Intermediate Apprenticeship

3

2

Higher Level Apprenticeship

4

3

Access to HE Diploma*

Branding and marketing exercise in 2019/20 may lead to differentation between the HLAs at the various levels

Higher National Certificate (HNC), Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)

Higher/Advanced/ Intermediate Apprenticeship: May include a qualification

4

Degree Apprenticeship: Must include a Degree

Vocation Qualifica Higher N

Levels 4-8: primarily based on a single higher-level qualification at each level

5

Traineeships NI

Foundation Degree, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE), Higher National Diploma (HND) Apprenticeships NI

5

Higher Apprenticeship

6 Higher Level Apprenticeship

6

7 Higher Level Apprenticeship

Bachelor’s Degree with Honours, Bachelor’s Degree, Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

Higher Level Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

8 Higher Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship

9

Apprenticeship, Not yet developed

10 8

Higher level Apprenticeship, Not yet developed

Modern Apprenticeship

Technical Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship

8 Apprenticeship

Professional Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship

10

Graduate Apprenticeship, Technical Apprenticeship

Professional Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship

11

9

Professional Apprenticeship, Not yet developed

12

Scotland Ireland

8

3

Vocation Qualifica GCE AS

2

Vocation GCSE at Function Essentia

1

Vocation GCSE at Function Skills Qu

Entry Level

Bachelor’s degrees with honours /Honours Bachelor Degrees Irish Higher Diplomas Bachelor’s degrees/ Ordinary Bachelor Degree Graduate diplomas Graduate certificates

Progression to skilled employment Continuation of secondary education

6

LEVEL

Master’s Degree, Integrated Master’s Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), Postgraduate Certificate

4

Postgraduate certificates

Intermediate qualifications within the second cycle

7

Doctoral Degree

5

9

8

Higher Apprenticeship

11

LEVEL

Entry Le Function Skills Qu

*The Access to HE Diploma is regulated by QAA but is not part of the FHEQ

5

7

Degree Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship

Second cycle (end of cycle) qualifications

Qualified/Skilled worker Entry to higher education Completion of secondary education

6

Postgraduate diplomas

Third cycle (end of cycle) qualifications

7

10

Degree Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship

12

Master’s degrees (including Integrated Master’s)

Corresponding FQ-EHEA cycle

7

8

NFQ IE level

Specialised education and training

8

Doctoral degrees

FHEQ FQHEIS/ level SCQF level

For more information on compatibility with these frameworks see: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/home_en.htm and www.enic-naric.net.

Typical higher education qualifications within each level

Entry to professional graduate employment

Degree Apprenticeship, Higher Apprenticeship, Not yet developed

Table 2 shows the outcome of verifying the compatibility of higher education frameworks for Scotland (FQHEIS/SCQF), for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ) and for the NFQ for Ireland (NFQ IE) with the FQ-EHEA as follows:

Higher education Advanced Skills Training

8

10 9 8/7 6 5 4 3 2/1

Wales

12 11 10/9 8/7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Northern Ireland

8 7 6 5/4 3 2 1 E3 E2 E1

Regulated Q for England www.ofqua www.ccea.o

Framework for higher education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland www.qaa.ac.uk

Professional or postgraduate education, research or employment

England

8 7 6 5/4 3 2 1 E3 E2 E1

The National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland (NFQ IE)

Scope of Apprenticeships across the UK and Ireland

8 7 6 5/4

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)

Level

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW)

Level

Table 1 shows the correspondence of levels established between national qualifications frameworks and the EQF: Regulated Qualifications Framework England/ Northern Ireland (RQF)

Ireland has collaborated with other European c o u n t r i e s t o e n s u re t h a t q u a l i f i c a t i o n s frameworks are connected internationally. The relationship between the Irish National Framework of Qualifications and the EQF and the QF-EHEA has been formally established. This means that your qualifications are easier to understand when moving from country to country.

Qualifications can be taken at any age in order to continue or return to education or training

Level

Within Europe, two overarching qualifications frameworks exist to which the national qualifications frameworks of the UK and Ireland relate: The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (FQ-EHEA) also known as the Bologna Framework.

Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England/ Northern Ireland (FHEQ)

THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Main stages of education/employment

Correspondences between UK and Irish frameworks with European qualifications frameworks

European Qualifications Framework (EQF)

change from time to time and you need to check the relevant websites for the latest versions (as well as for earlier versions of the framework where these are available). Entry requirements for jobs and courses often vary within a country.

Higher Apprenticeship

Qualifications are different in different countries. However, there are some clear stages people move through in education, training and work that are common to most countries. Primary education is followed by secondary education and then initial entry into employment and/or further higher education or training. The main table gives an indication of how you can compare qualifications across national boundaries. Examples of major qualifications at each level are provided. For more detail of the current qualifications in each country, you will need to consult the website given at the heading of each column. Qualifications in each of these frameworks

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ARE you thinking of working or studying in the UK or Ireland? You may be interested in the answer to one or more of these questions: ■ What do they call the qualification which compares most closely with mine? ■ Will I get some recognition for the qualifications I have? ■ What kind of job or course can I apply for with my current qualification?

The table gives an indication of how you can compare qualifications across national boundaries. Examples of major qualifications at each level are provided. Secondary education. Initial entry into For more detail of the qualifications Regulation employment or further education that are current and legacy at the time QAA SCQF Partnership CCEA Regulation of Street publication in each country,Road, you will Southgate House 201 West George 29 Clarendon Clarendon Southgate Street Glasgow Belfast BT1 3BG need to consult theDock, website given at the Gloucester, GL1 1UB G2 2LW Tel: +44 (0)28 9026 1200 Qualifications can cross boundaries head of each column. Tel: +44 (0)1452 557050 Email: info@scqf.org.uk Email: info@ccea.org.uk - a guide to comparing qualifications www.qaa.ac.uk www.scqf.org.uk www.ccea.org.uk This leaflet is designed to give some in the UK and Ireland, information to help you begin this Seventh edition published process, for example, by telling September 2019 you what your qualification, Ofqual CQFW, Welsh Government and Qualifications Ireland or qualifications youQuality are interested Earlsdon Park Sarn Mynach (QQI) in studying, are broadly 53-55 Butts Road Llandudno Junction 26-27comparable Denzille lane Coventry, CV1 3BH Conwy to in other countries.Dublin Tel: +44 (0)300 303 3344 LL31 9RZ Email: public.enquiries@ofqual.gov.uk Email: cqfw.enquiries@gov.wales www.gov.uk/ofqual www.cqfw.net

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COURSE LIST 2022/2023 CODE

CATEGORY

CREATIVE ARTS 335840 335904 336173 342555 362947 338414 343220 335828 336506 335851 335849 335906 337940

Progression Progression Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression

PROGRAMME

START DATE

TIME

Art, Craft & Design (Portfolio Preparation) Music Performance (Music) Broadcast Production Skills Digital Content Producer Digital Photography Introduction to Digital Journalism, Podcasting & Radio Digital Journalism & Radio Broadcasting Animation (Creative Media) Journalism Digital Design with Visual Communication (Multimedia Production) Computer Games Design (Creative Media) Music Technology (Sound Production) Photography

5/9/22 5/9/22 10/10/22 24/10/22 24/4/23 26/9/22 28/11/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

39 weeks 39 weeks 53 weeks 53 weeks 14 weeks 8 weeks 52 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Clash Road Clash Road Monavalley Monavalley Monavalley Monavalley Monavalley Clash Road Clash Road Clash Road Clash Road Clash Road Listowel

15/5/23 15/5/23 5/9/22 21/11/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 10/10/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

13 weeks 13 weeks 43 weeks 20 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks 40 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 50 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Monavalley Killarney Monavalley Killarney Clash Road Clash Road Listowel Monavalley Clash Road Killarney Listowel Clash Road Clash Road Listowel Monavalley Clash Road Clash Road

12/6/23 29/8/22 5/9/22

11 weeks 53 weeks 39 weeks

Monavalley Monavalley Clash Road

10/10/22 12/9/22 17/10/22 5/9/22

23 weeks 35 weeks 16 weeks 39 weeks

Monavalley Monavalley Monavalley Clash Road

Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care Stage One Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care ELC Stage 2 Advanced Certificate in Early Learning & Care Special Needs Assisting (Community Health Services) Special Needs Assisting (Community Health Services) Special Needs Awareness & Assisting (Inclusive Education & Training) Special Needs Awareness & Assisting (Inclusive Education & Training) Pre-Teaching & Education Studies (Education & Training)

5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Clash Road Killarney Listowel Clash Road Clash Road Killarney Clash Road Listowel Clash Road

CAD - Computer Aided Draughting and Design Marine Engineering Engineering Technology Welding - Basic Welding - Coded Pipe

12/9/22 26/9/22 5/9/22 19/6/23 5/12/22

47 weeks 28 weeks 39 weeks 19 weeks 26 weeks

Monavalley Monavalley Clash Road Monavalley Monavalley

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

362950 362841 336033 342885 341280 307335 337948 336025 335859 335897 337950 335895 335847 337936 327178 335880 335870

Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression Progression Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression Progression Employment Progression Progression

Payroll and Book-Keeping - Manual & Computerised Payroll and Book-Keeping - Manual & Computerised Accounting Technician Certificate Reception and Clerical Skills Office Management (Level 6) Business Management Medical Administration (Office Administration) Medical Administration (Office Administration) Office Administration Office Administration Office Administration Legal Administration (Office Administration) Business Studies Advanced Business with Marketing Digital Marketing and Sales Pre-University Law (Legal Studies) Pre-Garda Studies (Legal Studies)

COMPUTING & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 362948 336022 335885

Employment Employment Progression

IT Support Fundamentals IT Support Technician (Comp TIA) Software Development

CONSTRUCTION AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 343370 336190 338410 335907

Employment Employment Employment Employment

Construction Groundwork Skills Traditional Stonewall Construction Civils for Fibre Installation Carpentry & Construction Studies (Construction Technology)

EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE 335903 357580 335902 337606 335887 358130 335888 335900 335876

Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression

ENGINEERING 338359 300821 335850 359796 307205

Employment Employment Progression Employment Employment

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HAIR & BEAUTY 357882 336013 335908

Employment Employment Employment

Beauty Therapy Hairdressing Hairdressing

12/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

46 weeks 44 weeks 44 weeks

Clash Road Monavalley Listowel

5/9/22 25/7/22 5/9/22 24/10/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 24/4/23 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

39 weeks 40 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Denny Street Monavalley Listowel Killarney Listowel Listowel Monavalley Denny Street Listowel Clash Road Denny Street Listowel Listowel Denny Street Denny Street

Fibre Installation Technician Overheads Lines Operative

17/10/22 26/9/22

25 weeks 36 weeks

Monavalley Monavalley

Applied Science (Laboratory Techniques) Animal Care Animal Care

5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Clash Road Clash Road Listowel

Ecology and Practical Fieldwork Skills (Applied Ecology) Deciding your Future

5/9/22 7/11/22

40 weeks 12 weeks

Killarney Monavalley

14/11/22 12/9/22 5/9/22 22/8/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22

27 weeks 47 weeks 48 weeks 41 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks

Killorglin Killorglin Killorglin Killorglin Clash Road Clash Road Clash Road

5/9/22 5/9/22 7/11/22 7/11/22 7/11/22 17/10/22 21/11/22

39 weeks 39 weeks 15 weeks 15 weeks 17 weeks 27 weeks 21 weeks

Clash Road Clash Road Killarney Monavalley Killarney Monavalley Dingle

17/10/22 14/11/22 24/10/22 26/9/22 24/10/22

13 weeks 13 weeks 8 weeks 6 weeks 6 weeks

Monavalley Killarney Monavalley Monavalley Monavalley

5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 29/8/22 29/8/22 5/9/22 5/9/22 29/8/22 29/8/22 29/8/22

39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 40 weeks 41 weeks 39 weeks 39 weeks 42 weeks 43 weeks 44 weeks

Clash Road Listowel Clash Road Listowel Killarney Killarney Clash Road Listowel Killorglin Killorglin Killorglin

HEALTHCARE & SOCIAL SCIENCES 335911 338365 337946 338367 337953 354000 362951 335912 335901 335869 335913 335899 337924 335910 335909

Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression

Healthcare Support Healthcare Support Healthcare Support Healthcare Support Social, Health & Community Studies (Healthcare Support) Community Development & Leadership Pharmacy Sales Assistant Nursing Studies Nursing Studies Physiotherapy Assistant Studies (Health Service Skills) Emergency Care Studies (Community Health Services) (EMT) Pre-University Arts (Culture & Heritage Studies) Applied Social Studies Applied Social Studies Advanced Social Studies (Social & Vocational Integration)

RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION 342882 342884

Employment Employment

SCIENCE & NUTRITION

335838 335827 335898

Progression Employment Employment

SPECIAL INTEREST 336030 342880

Employment Employment

SPORTS, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND COACHING

354998 364367 336028 354975 336516 335890 335863

Employment Employment Employment Employment Progression Progression Employment

Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard Outdoor Activity Instructor Advanced Outdoor Activity Instructor (Sports, Recreation & Exercise) Scuba Diving Instructor Sports, Exercise and Coaching Sports and PE Pre-Teaching (Sports, Recreation & Exercise) Personal Training and Nutrition (Sports, Recreation & Exercise)

TOURISM, HOSPITALITY & CULINARY ARTS 335884 313887 313249 300823 342886 336219 343157

Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment

Professional Cookery Hotel & Catering Inland Angling Guiding Marine Angling Guiding Regional Tour Guiding National Tour Guiding Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts)

TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS 338384 313175 342832 338375 342834

Employment Employment Employment Employment Employment

Bus Driving D Licence Bus Driving D Licence HGV - Rigid HGV - Artic HGV - Artic

PATHWAY PROGRAMMES

350872 337952 351040 337951 350759 350765 350863 358691 350807 350781 361664

Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression Progression

General Learning General Learning ICT- Information and Communications Technology (Level 4) ICT- Information and Communications Technology (Level 4) ICT- Information and Communications Technology (Level 3) ICT- Information and Communications Technology (Level 4) Employment Skills Office Skills General Learning Employment Skills Office Skills

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CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA COURSES • NO CAO POINTS REQUIRED ART, CRAFT & DESIGN (PORTFOLIO PREPARATION) PROFESSIONAL FLORISTRY FASHION DESIGN FASHION BUYING, STYLING & VISUAL MERCHANDISING FASHION STUDIO WITH CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPIES PERFORMING ARTS ACTING FOR THEATRE, TV & FILM MUSICAL THEATRE AND DANCE EARLY LEARNING AND CARE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING EARLY LEARNING AND CARE WITH MONTESSORI ADVANCED EARLY LEARNING AND CARE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING ADVANCED TRAINING IN SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING WITH INCLUSION SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY STUDIES PERSONAL TRAINER/ SPORTS REHABILITATION/ PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSISTANT/ STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPIST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND EXERCISE SCIENCE PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTS COACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION & INCLUSIVE EDUCATION YOGA & PILATES TEACHER TRAINING AIRLINE AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY STUDIES HOSPITALITY, TOURISM AND EVENT MANAGEMENT SOCIAL STUDIES INCLUDING CRIMINOLOGY & ADDICTION STUDIES ADVANCED SOCIAL STUDIES INCLUDING ADVOCACY CRIMINOLOGY INCLUDING SOCIAL STUDIES YOUTH WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WITH CRIMINOLOGY & ADDICTION STUDIES

OPEN DAYS

TUES 30th AUGUST 2022 WEDS 18th January 2023 10am - 2pm All Welcome All courses lead directly to employment or progression to degree courses in Universities and Higher Education Institutes All courses recognised for SUSI grant Funding available for Social Welfare recipients and exemptions for Medical Card holders

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SCFE fostering a Learner EXPERIENCES over the past couple of years have highlighted the fundamental importance of the teaching relationship and the professional skills of our teachers to learning outcomes. Supporting student wellbeing, mental health and confidence are understood as pivotal in ensuring that all students achieve their best. As SCFE we have a staff of highly skilled teachers who are qualified in a broad range of teaching methodologies as well as with industry specific knowledge and experience. Complemented by a pastoral care system supported by our guidance, counselling and learning support team our staff are well equipped to support the needs of all of our learners. Future Focused – The Next Step on your Career Pathway Sallynoggin College of Further

SCFE Students enjoy Erasmus placement in Norway

Education has a long history of providing courses at QQI Level 5 and Level 6 as well as other industry recognised certification including ITEC, REPS Ireland, The Irish Board of Speech and Drama, IAOT and the State Junior Trade examinations. These qualifications ensure that

OPEN DAYS 2022 & 2023: Tuesday 30th August 2022 10am – 2pm Wednesday 18th January 2023 10am – 2pm

students have the relevant expertise, skills and experience to gain employment in their chosen field with the option of progressing to Higher Education if they wish. SCFE College has a truly diverse range of courses on offer, many of which really suit learners who excel in creative and practical areas such as Art, Floristry, Fashion, Drama and Musical Performance, Hairdressing & B e a u t y, S p o r t , F i t n e s s a n d Wellbeing. SCFE has a strong reputation for excellence in the area of Early Childhood Education, Youth Work and Social Studies and now also offers courses in Special Needs Assisting with Intellectual Disability Studies and Advanced Special Needs Assisting with Inclusive Education. Our Travel and Tourism courses suit learners who enjoy working with others and have an interest in travel and heritage.

What our students say: “The staff ensure each and every student is supported along the way to achieve their full potential along with gaining confidence and still having fun. Staff take a real genuine interest in all students, bringing out the best in everyone.” Anne O’Shea Clarke – (Graduate of Advanced Social Studies including Advocacy) “As someone who dropped out of school and took a very different root with my education I was scared I wouldn’t be able to attend any college... My time in Sallynoggin was wonderful, I met many great people and really developed not only with my art but as a person... All of my tutors were extremely helpful and made my time there fantastic. I am so happy to continue my journey with my education, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without this course and college. I am so grateful to have studied here and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to progress and develop their art.” Julia Rose Hinchey (Graduate of Art Craft and Design) 62 Education

“Not only did this course teach me the skills needed to become a versatile performer through the means of acting, singing and dancing, I was also taught professional development skills that I will take with me as I progress with my education… This year was unlike any other and the supportive environment of the college, alongside the friends I have made doing this course made the challenges presented along the way much more achievable.” Holly Campbell Fogarty (Graduate of Musical Theatre) “I would highly recommend Sallynoggin College of Further Education for everybody. It is an inclusive College where everyone is most welcome and where students mix well and interact with each other… It’s not just a learning environment, it’s a community also and I really enjoyed my time there”. Eileen Young – (Graduate of Advanced Training in Special Needs Assisting & Inclusion, 2020)


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Art Craft and Design Students at work

SCFE Options and Excellence for Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing Fanatics SCFE has a long standing reputation for standards of excellence in training for the Sports and Fitness sector, former alumni include Katie Taylor, Aine O’Gorman (Former Captain of Irish soccer team), Sean Mari (2020 National Elite Boxing Champion) to mention a few. While not all sports enthusiasts will become elite athletes SCFE offers a wide range of courses that lead to careers as professionals in the Sports Fitness and Wellbeing sectors. Our Fitness Instruction and Exercise Science is a great starting point for students wishing to become Personal Trainers or Fitness instructors or wishing to progress on to third Level to study sports and health related subjects. Our QQI Level 6 Personal Training with Strength and Conditioning and P e r s o n a l Tr a i n i n g a n d S p o r t s

Rehabilitation courses include highly sought after ITEC qualifications which ensure quality employment opportunities. Based on the success of our current courses and the demands of the industry SCFE have introduced new courses in Physical Education (PE) & Sports Coaching and Physical Education (PE) & Inclusive Education. These courses have clear progression routes to third level courses while also equipping learners with skills that are in demand in community based services and facilities. SCFE continues to lead the way in providing an extensive range of Sports and Fitness courses with the now well established Yoga Teaching with Wellbeing and Holistic Studies and two options in Pilates teacher training with the QQI Level 6 Pilates Teaching and QQI Level 5 Pilates Teaching with Wellbeing and Holistic studies. These courses include additional

"SCFE College has a truly diverse range of courses on offer, many of which really suit learners who excel in creative and practical areas such as Art, Floristry, Fashion, Drama and Musical Performance, Hairdressing & Beauty, Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing"

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qualifications in Massage, Reflexology and Indian Head massage giving students a full compliment of skills for the industry. SCFE continues to ensure that our courses are up to date, relevant and future proofed to give our students the edge in their chosen field. Places are still available for some courses for September 2022. Applications for September 2023 will open in November 2022. For more information call in to one of our Open days or check out our website www.scfe.ie.

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Liberties College

A well deserved reputation ESTABLISHED over 50 years ago, Liberties College has earned a welldeserved reputation as a major centre for Further Education and Training in Dublin. Situated in the heart of the Liberties and just a stone’s throw from bustling Grafton Street, we attract students from all corners of Ireland, throughout Dublin and from the surrounding areas. Our wide range of courses cater for school leavers, mature students who wish to upskill or re-skill, as well as people returning to education. With around 600 students across our city centre campus, the mix of nationalities, ages, backgrounds, and experiences makes for an exciting culture and atmosphere in the College. In addition to the academic schedule, our students engage in a variety of extracurricular activities including practical workshops, semi-

"Liberties College is as much about personal development as it is about academic development and it helped me believe in myself and showed me what I could achieve"

nars, educational and cultural trips, visits, shows and a range of hobby and relaxation options. So, in such a busy college, with so much happening, you’ll always have an interesting calendar. This year, Liberties College offers some exciting new courses: Childcare: The CERTIFICATE IN EARLY LEARNING AND CARE (ELC) STAGE 1 course is a completely revamped approach to childcare education that aligns to the new National standard. This course features extensive work experience and opportunities for practical engagement with young learners. It is ideal for both schoolleavers and experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualificat i o n . T h i s g ro w t h a re a o ff e r s excellent employment opportunities. Preparation for 3rd Level: Complimenting our well-established reputation for 3rd level access, the FOUNDATION BUILDING FOR 3rd LEVEL SUCCESS course provides students with the skills to thrive in the university and work environments. It is ideally suited to those who had not yet decided on what they want to do next, prompting them to explore their preferences and decide what they are best suited to. Students study a range of subjects that promote critical thinking, learning, and how their own contribution leads to future success by examining issues which will arise in work and learning contexts. Event management: Linking our established Creative Arts and Tourism management departments is the new ARTS AND CULTURE EVENTS MANAGEMENT

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course. This dynamic course is ideal for students who want to build a career delivering worthwhile experiences to audiences across the full spectrum of the arts, culture and entertainment industry. Students who are creative and have a passion for arts and culture will gain practical, hands-on learning and work experience, balanced with experience of the administrative skills required to run successful events. Liberties College have well established courses in Healthcare, Social Care, Media, Performance, Tourism, Tour guiding, Arts and Crafts and IT. Check out our website www.libertiescollege.ie for details on each course, including the entry requirements, employment prospects and progression to third level courses. We have great Pre-apprenticeship opportunities in IT Networks and Software Development where you can progress to “pay as you learn” apprenticeships with some of the major IT employers in Ireland.


Positive feedback The feedback received from graduates of Liberties College has been excellent over the years. Many highlight the new skills and confidence gained, which enabled then to take up employment in their chosen area or gain entry to third level institutions to complete Level 7 and Level 8 Degrees and progress to Masters Degrees.

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“Completing my Travel & Tourism Level 5 Course at Liberties College has opened up a world of opportunities for me. "I have since graduated as an official Cabin Crew Member with Emirates and have been travelling all over the world” Shannon F. Travel & Tourism Student.

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“I enjoyed every moment of TAP. This eye-opening course has reversed my attitude towards education and prepared me for university. Most importantly, it lighted a spark of interest in the world around me, which I’ll keep forever. "I believe the unique opportunity to study at Trinity College afterwards puts TAP ahead of most other PLCs in the country.” Daniel C. - TAP student.

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A vibrant learning environment RATHMINES College are ready to welcome new students to new and existing courses all starting in September ’22. The Further Education college, in the heart of Rathmines, has new QQI Certificate courses in Return to Work, Environmental Studies with Business, HR Administration and Social Media and PR running alongside their well-established courses in Arts and Social Science, Business and Marketing, Computer Programming, L e g a l S t u d i e s , M e d i a , O ff i c e Administration and Professional Accounting. Courses that are particularly popular for the academic year ahead are Pre-University Law, Digital News and Media alongside the choice of Business and IT courses. The Rathmines College website www.rathminescollege.ie - is the starting point to apply for all courses.

Students who study in Rathmines College benefit from the vibrant learning environment, low registration fees of just €200, student supports and grants. The college also offers excellent education and employment progression opportunities following graduation. Progression routes Education progression routes include Trinity College, UCD, DCU, TU Dublin and Maynooth with many of the students who graduated in June ’22 now starting exciting higher education degrees in these universities. Apart from over 30 QQI Level 5 courses, this CDETB college also offers a selection of well-established QQI Advanced Level 6 courses in Business, Office Administration, News and Media and Software

Development. Again, these are oneyear full-time courses and are an excellent way to progress to 2nd year in many third level colleges, for example TU Dublin, IADT and NCI. Rathmines College has been offering a one-year Repeat Leaving Certificate for close to 45 years. With the repeat course fee of just €300, or €173 for students with a Medical Card, students and parents can rest assured they are getting the best value for money alongside excellent teaching experience and college resources to secure high success rates for the Leaving Certificate in June 2023. To Go Further with Rathmines College and learn more about courses, student life and progression routes click and apply online at www.rathminescollege.ie or email info@rc.cdetb.ie.

GO FURTHER • Student grants and supports available • Excellent education and career progression routes • Central location and great transport links • Exciting new courses starting in September • Repeat Leaving Certificate just €300 • QQI and Professional Accountancy Course Fees from €200

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A career in getting things moving THE ‘Earn as you learn’ Logistics Associate Apprenticeship (LAA) launched by the Technological University Dublin City Campus in September 2018 offers career and education options for school leavers and mature students who prefer paid, on-the-job training while studying for a qualification over a full-time college course. In addition, it is aimed at existing employees who wish to advance in their careers. It has played a crucial role in attracting and developing new talent and helping to surmount the recruitment difficulties that the sector has been experiencing in recent years. The apprenticeship idea Apprenticeships are a programme of structured education and training that alternate learning in the workplace with learning at a third-level education provider or training centre. The engagement of industry and its professional bodies is the key to the apprenticeship's success. The supply chain is changing at a

pace with technological advancements and climate developments that demand change relative to how we worked in the past. It is an exciting time, and this apprenticeship programme is a valuable option for all employers in their quest to remain viable into the future. The success of the programme can be determined by the fact that nearly 80 employers have taken part in the programme, representing every link in the supply chain, from manufacturing to warehouse and distribution, as well as shipping and freight forwarding. There have been 225 apprentices enrolled on the programme since its start in 2018. The LAA has demonstrated that, by offering structured training and qualifications on the National Framework of Qualifications, you can attract new talent into the organization and the industry. In addition, it provides benefits for employers as workforce skills are enhanced and employee loyalty is

increased in line with the development of improved career progression opportunities. Employers who hire "Nearly 80 employers have apprentices will receive a €2,000 annual payment per apprentice taken part in the programme, based on a new state grant. representing Alternative route every link in As of November 2021, apprenticethe supply ships and further education have chain, from manufacturing been listed as an alternative route to third-level education on the newly to warehouse reformed college entry system and Central Applications Office (CAO) distribution, website. Students now have access as well as to the information and guidance on shipping and the rapidly expanding opportunities freight of apprenticeships and PLC Post forwarding" Leaving Certificate courses through one single portal. Anna Gorecka, Project Manager for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship said: ‘’whilst apprent i c e s h i p p ro g r a m m e s w i l l n o t compete against higher education programmes on the points system, having the logistics associate apprenticeship on the CAO application form

Industry Testimonial: ATC Computer Transport & Logistics, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin ATC has been a strong supporter of the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship since its launch in September 2018, says Adrian Byrne, the company's Director. “We put a great emphasis on carving out careers for our employees here in ATC, not just a job. For this reason, the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship is a welcomed addition to our business, and we are committed to nurturing our participants with the highest standard of training to ensure the best possible outcome. "We see the programme as a perfect entry point into our industry, and an excellent opportunity for young 68 Education

apprentices to both upskill and gain a 3rd level academic qualification which is a launch pad for further career development To us, the blended learning approach of the LAA programme makes complete sense, as we see our apprentices gain valuable work experience on the job while learning the theory behind industry practices in a classroom environment. The programme also provides a great foundation to promote the logistics industry to a new generation. We are very proud to support this industry-leading initiative and we look forward to its continued success.’’


will create awareness and offers a validity of the programme’’. This is a magnificent opportunity to use the ‘Logistics Associate Apprenticeship’ as an excuse to help all aforementioned groups understand more clearly what logistics is, what the supply chain is, and the diverse type of career opportunities there are in our industry. How does the logistics apprenticeship work? The LAA is a two-year programme providing the academic education and practical on-the-job training across the Logistics industries. Apprentices enter a contract of 2 years duration, where they will work on a full-time basis with an employer while being paid a salary and spend one day a week with TU Dublin or MTU in Cork for their academic studies. Successful completion of this programme will lead to a QQI Level 6 Aw a r d o n t h e N F Q - H i g h e r Certificate in Logistics. From that point, there are many routes of progression into Level 7 and even Level 8-degree courses which is one of many key strengths of this programme. Throughout the apprenticeship journey, Apprentices acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the core tasks and responsibilities within the logistics sector and upon completion of the programme are fully equipped to progress into professional employment. As part of the programme apprentices complete a work-based project in year 2, which will help them to develop their analytical and problemsolving skills, and which will also directly benefit the employing organisations. In addition to project work the apprentices complete a variety of industry modules developed by the LAA consortium throughout programme, which are then assessed to achieve certification. For those seeking a career in this field, an apprenticeship is undoubtedly an attractive option. The apprentice gets an overview of the profession, gains practical work experience, and acquires the necessary qualifications while earning a salary.

For more information on the apprenticeship scheme please contact us on 01 8447516, email agorecka@laa.ie or visit www.laa.ie

The Logistics Associate Apprenticeship is a Level 6 Higher Certificate in Logistics and is the first of the industry - led programmes to be delivered by Technological University Dublin and Munster Technological University.

BENEFIT OF RECRUITING APPRENTICES FOR EMPLOYERS • Suitably skilled recruits • Upskilling existing workforce • Attracting new people to the freight distribution and logistics sector • Develop internal agencies • Build loyalty and reduce staff turnover • Help with succession planning • The programme is built around workrelated experience and work specific projects

BENEFITS FOR APPRENTICES • Level 6 Award ‘Higher Certificate in Logistics’ • Internationally Recognised Qualification • ‘Earn as you Learn’ • Personal Development • Excellent Career Opportunities • Getting Third Level Education • Gaining valuable ‘on the job experience’

i MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE A GRADE H7/O6 OR ABOVE IN FIVE LEAVING CERTIFICATE (OR EQUIVALENT) SUBJECTS. ELIGIBILITY VIA RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) THE COORDINATING TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROVIDERS FOR THIS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME ARE TU DUBLIN AND MTU. THE LEAD PROPOSER IS FREIGHT TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION IRELAND (FTAI).

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10 reasons your school should switch to VTSL Ireland THERE are lots of reasons your school should use VTSL Ireland as its telephone service provider; from our award-winning, intuitive phones, to the features that schools need to make everyday tasks quicker.

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Schools are often split across multiple buildings and sites. With VTSL's hosted system you can connect them all as one network for easy internal calling.

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Low or no installation costs is an option for schools with no budget to switch providers.

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The Auto-attendant feature allows schools to set up an absentee voicemail box, that parents can access by just pressing a button when they call, saving time for busy receptionists in the morning.

"I thoroughly recommend VTSL Ireland as they deliver all that they promise! The setup was truly painless and very quick. Starting up with a new organisation is fraught with anxiety, especially in terms of IT installation.

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"Adrian and the team were always there to help us to find a solution to whatever problem arose. Once installed the system worked perfectly and if we ever had a question an answer was just a phone call away. An allround excellent service."

The absentee voicemails can be sent to email so that no one has to dial in and check them.

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Reference Guide Briefing

The HEAR alternative THE Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a college and university scheme that offers places on reduced points and extra college support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. HEAR has been set up by a number of colleges and universities, as evidence shows that socio-economic disadvantage can have a negative effect on how well a student does at school and whether they go on to college. HEAR applicants must meet a range of financial, social and cultural indicators to be considered for a reduced points place and extra college support. HEAR is for school leavers under the age of 23 as of 1 January 2022 who are resident in the Republic of Ireland. Mature and FET (Further Education and Training) students have their own admissions routes and should contact college admissions offices for more information. Applications to HEAR can only be made online through the CAO. Reduced Points If you apply to HEAR and meet the application criteria (that is, are deemed eligible for HEAR) you may be offered a place even if you do not have enough Leaving Certificate

points for your preferred course. Each participating college and university has a reserved number of places to offer eligible HEAR applicants at lower or reduced Leaving Certificate points. An example of a reduced points offer is that the Leaving Certificate points for a particular course is 366 points. An eligible HEAR applicant could be offered a place with a lower points score, e.g. 356 points. This applicant would also, like all other applicants applying to college, need to meet the minimum entry requirements and any specific programme requirements before being considered for a HEAR reduced points offer. The reduction in points for HEAR places can vary every year. The number of points a particular course is reduced by is dependent on a number of factors, such as: • The overall number of places on the course. • The number of reserved HEAR places on the course. • The number of HEAR eligible applicants competing for these reserved places. Information on the number of reduced points places available per course and the method used by colleges for selecting eligible HEAR students for those places is available on some HEI websites and on the

page of each of the participating colleges on the accesscollege.ie site. College Supports If you get a place through HEAR, "Evidence you will receive a variety of acashows that demic, personal and social supports socio-economic while at college. disadvantage College supports may include: can have a • An Orientation Programme to negative effect introduce you to university/ on how well a college. student does at • Extra tuition if required, study school and skills and exam preparation. whether they • One-to-one meetings with go on to student advisers. college" • Social gatherings/mentoring. • Extra financial assistance when available/advice regarding grants and scholarships. Prioritisation of Applicants Eligible for both DARE & HEAR Research has shown that students with disabilities from disadvantaged backgrounds face the greatest obstacles when it comes to progression to higher education. In order to increase the numbers of students facing this ‘double disadvantage’, colleges participating in DARE and HEAR have agreed to prioritise this group when allocating reduced points places. Editorial source: accesscollege.ie

Participating colleges HEAR and DARE are available at the new Technological Universities. Much of the information online is available on the older Institute of Technology websites ■ Athlone Institute of Technology (TUS) ■ Dublin City University ■ Dundalk Institute of Technology ■ Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology ■ Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (ATU) ■ Institute of Technology Carlow (SETU) ■ Institute of Technology Sligo ■ Letterkenny Institute of Technology (ATU) ■ Limerick Institute of Technology (TUS)

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■ Marino Institute of Education ■ Mary Immaculate College ■ Maynooth University ■ Munster Technological University ■ National College of Ireland ■ National University of Ireland, Galway ■ Pontifical University Maynooth ■ Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ■ St Angela’s College, Sligo (ATU) ■ Technological University Dublin ■ Trinity College Dublin ■ University College Cork ■ University College Dublin ■ University of Limerick ■ Waterford Institute of Technology (SETU)

What HEAR is not HEAR is not your maintenance grant (SUSI grant). The maintenance grant is the main source of financial assistance available from the Irish State for students in full-time Post Leaving Certificate Courses (PLCs) and full-time higher education undergraduate courses. HEAR is an admissions scheme to help students who may not traditionally go on to third level. Financial Assistance and SUSI Students applying to HEAR are encouraged to find out more information on the maintenance grant. Additional information on other sources of financial assistance for


Reference Guide Briefing

route to third level HEAR Applications 2010-2020 8000 6000 4000 2000 0

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Eligible

Source: DARE HEAR SUMMARY REPORT 2020

Ineligible

Total applications assessed

n 2020, 3548 individual applicants to HEAR received an offer of a place in higher education (representing a adultsoffer. have attained third level edubelong to a group that is underrepthird level is available 3.6% increase onstudents the number of at offers made in 2019), with 2933 accepting their cation. resented in higher education based www.studentfinance.ie. You must meet Indicator 1, the on the occupation and employment "If you get a is important to note that applicants to HEAR (like other CAO applicants) can receive an offer at both Level 8 HEAR Income Limit, plus a correct s t a t u s o f y o u r p a r e n t ( s ) o r place through Should I apply? nd Level 6/7. In 2020, the total number of these offers to HEAR eligible applicants was 5444. 1579 reducedcombination of 2 other indicators to HEAR applicants must meet a guardian(s). The underrepresented HEAR, you oints offers made toand HEAR eligible who Workers had not met the normal points for their be eligible for requirements HEAR. The combinagroupsapplicants are the Non-Manual rangewere of financial, social cultural will receive a referred indicators course,(criteria) whileto 3865 additional offers were to those HEAR eligible who achieved on tionsapplicants are: Group and the Semi made and Unskilled be considered variety of r above the required). receiving a reduced points CAO offer either received offer for a Indicator 1 + 2 + 4 oran 5 or 6 Workers Group. for a points reduced points place andApplicants extra Manual academic, Indicator 1 +offer. 3 + 4 or 5 or 6 5. DEIS School Attendance: You personal college support. Herein is atheir list ofCAO all ourse which was higher choices or would not otherwise have any and received Indicator 1 + 4 + 5 or 6 completed five years in a second social supports the HEAR indicators: Indicator 1 + 5 + 6 1. Income: Your family income falls level school that takes part in the while at Prioritisation Indicator 1, the HEAR Income on or below the HEAR Income Limit Delivering Equality of Opportunity college" Limit, is calculated by how many for the year 2018 (see page 4 for in Schools (DEIS) scheme run by the ur research has identified that two particular groups of students face the greatest obstacles when it comes to children there are in your family and Department of Education and Skills. details of the HEAR Income Limit). rogression2.to higher education: how many people in your family are 6. Area Profile: You live in an area Medical / GP Visit Card: Your ) students with are also disadvantaged in full time education. wherefrom there is concentrated disad-socio-economic backgrounds; family hasdisabilities a Medical Cardwho / GP Visit ) students sensory (blind/vision vantage – in other words an areaimpaired or deaf/hard of hearing) disabilities C awith r d t h aphysical t w a s i n disabilities d a t e o n 3 1 and where, for example, there is high December 2019. and poverty and 3. Means Tested Welfare: unemployment n order to increase the Social opportunities for these students in higher education, colleges participating in DARE where only a small proportion of Your family received a means-tested nd HEAR have agreed to prioritise these groups under the schemes. In 2020, the number of applicants eligible payment from the Department of or both DARE and HEAR increased to 384 which represents a 28.4% increase from 2019. Employment Affairs and Social Protection for at least 26 weeks in Key DARE and HEAR Statistics 2020 2018. 4. Socio-economic Group: You 28% increase in the number of offers to applicants who were eligible for DARE, compared to 2019 14% increase in the number of offers to applicants who were eligible for HEAR, compared to 2019 22% increase in the number of DARE eligible applicants accepting offers, compared to 2019 (3146 in 2020, compared to 2578 in 2019) 15% increase in the number of HEAR eligible applicants accepting offers, compared to 2019 (2933 in 2020, compared to 2557 in 2019) 9.2% of all offers to CAO applicants (under 23 with a current Leaving Certificate) were to DARE eligible applicants (compared to 7.8% in 2019) 8.2% of all offers to CAO applicants (under 23 with a current Leaving Certificate) were to HEAR eligible applicants (compared to 7.8% in 2019) 9% of all CAO offers accepted (under 23 with a current Leaving Certificate) were to DARE eligible applicants (compared to 7.9% in 2019) 8.4% of all CAO offers accepted (under 23 with a current Leaving Certificate) were to HEAR Education eligible 73 applicants (compared to 7.9% in 2019)


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Reference Guide Briefing

The DARE route to THE Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education. DARE is for school leavers with a disability under the age of 23 as of 1 January 2023, who have been educationally impacted as a result of that disability. Applicants to DARE can present with an Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels and other EU qualifications. Mature students and students applying on the basis of Further Education and Training (FET) results have different admission routes. You can get further information on these routes from college and university websites. Is DARE for me? If you have one or more of the disabilities listed on the accesscollege.ie site and your disability has had a negative impact on your second level education, then you should apply to DARE. To be eligible for DARE, you must meet both the evidence of disability criteria and educational impact criteria.

Reduced Points If you apply to DARE and meet the application criteria (that is, are deemed eligible for DARE), you may be offered a place even if you do not have enough Leaving Certificate points for your preferred course. Each participating college and university has a reserved number of places to offer eligible DARE applicants at lower or reduced Leaving Certificate points. An example of a reduced points offer is that the Leaving Certificate points for a particular course is 366 points. An eligible DARE applicant could be offered a place with a lower points score, e.g. 356 points. This applicant would also, like all other applicants applying to college, need to meet the minimum entry requirements and any specific programme requirements before being considered for a DARE reduced points offer. The reduction in points for DARE places can vary every year. The number of points a particular course is reduced by is dependent on a number of factors, such as • The overall number of places on the course. • The number of reserved DARE places on the course. • The number of DARE eligible applicants competing for these reserved places. Information on the number of

"Each participating college and university has a reserved number of places to offer eligible DARE applicants at lower or reduced Leaving Certificate points"

Editorial source: accesscollege.ie

Participating colleges HEAR and DARE are available at the new Technological Universities. Much of the information online is available on the older Institute of Technology websites ■ Athlone Institute of Technology (TUS) ■ Dublin City University ■ Dundalk Institute of Technology ■ Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology ■ Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (ATU) ■ Institute of Technology Carlow (SETU) ■ Institute of Technology Sligo ■ Letterkenny Institute of Technology (ATU) ■ Limerick Institute of Technology (TUS)

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■ Marino Institute of Education ■ Mary Immaculate College ■ Maynooth University ■ Munster Technological University ■ National College of Ireland ■ National University of Ireland, Galway ■ Pontifical University Maynooth ■ Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ■ St Angela’s College, Sligo (ATU) ■ Technological University Dublin ■ Trinity College Dublin ■ University College Cork ■ University College Dublin ■ University of Limerick ■ Waterford Institute of Technology (SETU)

reduced points places available per course and the method used by colleges for selecting eligible DARE students for those places is available on HEI websites and on each of the participating colleges’ page on the accesscollege.ie site. Prioritisation of Applicants Eligible for both DARE & HEAR Research has shown that students with disabilities from disadvantaged backgrounds face the greatest obstacles when it comes to progression to higher education. In order to increase the numbers of students facing this ‘double disadvantage’, colleges participating in DARE and HEAR have agreed to prioritise this group when allocating reduced points places. Prioritisation of Eligible DARE Applicants with a Physical or Sensory Disability Research has identified that students with physical and sensory (Blind/ Vision Impairment and Deaf/ Hard of Hearing) disabilities are particularly underrepresented in higher education in Ireland relative to all students with disabilities. In order to increase the numbers of DARE students with physical and sensory disabilities being admitted to higher education, the DARE colleges have agreed to prioritise these two groups when allocating reduced points places. College Supports You don’t have to be eligible for DARE to get support in college. All students with a verified disability, regardless of whether they come through DARE or not, can avail of a variety of academic, personal and social supports while studying at third level. College supports may include: • Orientation programmes. • Learning support. • Assistive technology. • Library support. • Exam accommodations.


Reference Guide Briefing

third level access DARE Applications 2010-2020 6000 4000 2000 0 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Eligible

Ineligible

Total applications assessed

Source: DARE HEAR SUMMARY REPORT 2020

2020, 4012 individual applicants to DARE received an offer of a place in higher education (representing of courses, it is useful to discuss any authorities (e.g. National University • Educational Support Worker. 6% increase on the number of offers made in 2019) with 3146 acceptingquestions their or offer. concerns you may have of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, • Academic tuition.

University of Limerick, etc.). Further "Students with with the Disability/Access Service in and (one the college in which you are inter-at Level information on applying lan- disabilities e other CAO applicants, those applying to DARE can for receive two offers at Level 8 and one ested. guage waivers is available on the specific Check AHEAD 2020, the total number of offers to DARE eligible students was 6132. 1738 reduced points offers were m learning AHEAD provides information to accesscollege.ie site. DARE applicants, while an 4394 DARE applicants already achieved on or above difficulties can If there is a eligible language requirement students and graduates withadditional disabilFinancial Assistance and SUSI the po follow a their in thethose specific applicants programme requireities, teachers, guidance counsellors to DAREthis are offer w uired for their preferred course. For receiving reducedStudents pointsapplying CAO offer, route to college encouraged to find out more informents for your chosen course, you and parents on disability issues in her for a course higher on their list of CAO preferences than their points would normally permit, or whe with the e d u c a t i o n . A H E A D u n d e r t a k e must have that language. mation on the maintenance grant. y wouldnational not have received any Disability research relating to the offer at all. Additional information on other Access Map." Fitness to Practice inclusion of students with disabilities, sources of financial assistance for Students on most professional contribute to national policy forums third level students is available at and provide professional develop- health/ teaching courses are required www.studentfinance.ie. ment opportunities to develop the to complete a medical declaration capacity of staff in FET and higher form confirming they do not have a Comprehensive information on education to be more inclusive. See disability/ significant on-going illness the DARE scheme is available that may or prevent them www.ahead.ie. at www.accesscollege.ie Thedelay Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a third level admis starting or completing the professcheme which offers places on reduced points and extra college sional programme. Language Waivers support to school leavers from socio-economically disadvantage If you are applying for these Applying to DARE and applying backgrounds. In type order to be eligible for HEAR applicants must fu for a language waiver are two sepathe following criteria: rate processes. Therefore, DARE applicants who require a language waiver but haven’t yet applied for one need to apply to the relevant • Disability Access Map

HEAR

Eligibility Indicators 1. Income 2. Medical Cards 3. Means-Tested Social Welfare Payment 4. Socio-Economic Group 5. School 6. Area

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Zero Emission Sustainable insecticide and soil enhancer reduces aphid numbers significantly Vehicles Ireland office launched THE Government has announced the new Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland office. This new Office will play an role in Ireland’s transition to zero emission vehicles. It will work across government, industry, and society to support this transition. Its operations will include - supports for the uptake of zero emission vehicles, - infrastructure delivery through funding and policy guidance, - strategy and policy lead, including taxation and regulation, - research and innovation - communications and public and stakeholder engagement. There has been an increase in the purchase of EVs in Ireland in 2022, with 21% of new cars licensed being electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles compared with 14% at this time last year.

MAYNOOTH University and Irish SME Hexafly BioTech have pioneered a sustainable insect-based soil enhancer that boosts soil health and significantly reduces greenfly on cereal plants. Prof Kevin Kavanagh, of the Department of Biology at Maynooth University, and Hexafly, are pioneering the use of insects and insect-based products for inclusion in feeds and as plant nutrients. Barley aphids or greenfly are particularly difficult to control with traditional chemical insecticide, wreaking havoc in farms and causing substantial economic loss in agriculture. However, new research shows that an insect-based soil enhancer Hexafrass, is proving highly effective in fighting the pest. The soil enhancer Hexafrass, derived from the waste product of black soldier flies, boosts soil health and actively promotes root development and plant growth. The research, funded by SSPC the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, has found that plants growing in treated soil had reduced aphid infestation numbers and enhanced natural

Dr Abhinav Chauhan, Head of Research, Hexafly; Alvan Hunt, CEO, Hexafly; Prof Kevin Kavanagh, MU

defence against disease. Investigating the cause for the reduction in aphid numbers, Prof Kavanagh and Dr Anatte Margalit, a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Biology, used proteomic analysis (a form of genetic analysis of proteins) to reveal that aphids feeding on plants cultured in Hexafrass were rendered infertile due to changes in their internal biology. Prof Kavanagh said: “This discovery creates the possibility of a highly effective and environmentally sustainable method of controlling aphid populations."

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Looking for the ultimate school tour? Why not check out our Jump Zone Trampoline and Inflatable Adventure Parks? Our Jump Zone Sandyford Park has had a major renovation while Jump Zone Liffey Valley is conveniently located in the shopping centre, or try out our brand new Inflatable Adventure Park in Santry.

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Holocaust Education Ireland HOLOCAUST Education Ireland educates and informs about the Holocaust and its consequences. We spearhead work to advance our mission with government, schools, teachers, educators, scholars, youth organisations and the public. We cooperate with partners, including the European Union, the Departments of Education and of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. Our programmes and educational materials are structured to provide accurate and comprehensive information. They highlight the dangers of discrimination, hate speech and misinformation, illustrating where these can lead if they are not refuted. We have a wide variety of programmes and resources for teachers to use both in the classroom and for professional development. available free of charge. Further information can be found on holocausteducationireland.org.

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ye olde Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio The Home of Irish Communications since 1852 Exhibits related to Macroni, Tesla, Edison & DeForest and A Century of Irish Radio (1916 - 2016) by the BAI Special rates for Educational Groups of 10 or more With over 1000 exhibits, highlights include: Spark Transmitter, Edison Phonograph, HMV Monarch Gramophone, Seraphone, Round Ecko Radio, Art Andia Parrot Speakers, Paris Aerial, BBC Marconiphone, Tesla Ball and many more. MARTELLO TOWER #2, ABBEY STREET, HOWTH, DUBLIN D13V099

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.....................................................................................................................GREEN NEWS

One third of Ireland's electricity Deep retrofit is just 25% carbon of that supplied by wind this year WIND Energy Ireland has released its July Wind Energy report, which shows that wind energy provided 21% of Ireland’s electricity in July 2022.The latest figures mean that wind energy has supplied 34% of Ireland’s electricity demand to date this year, as a result of record figures in recent months. The report also shows that wind energy met twice as much of the electricity demand in July 2022 as it did in July 2021. The figures referred to show that while wholesale electricity prices rose significantly in the past month due to high fossil fuel costs, despite lower levels of wind generation, there was still almost €40 in the difference between the cost per MWh on the windiest and least windy days €256.66 and €295.58 respectively. The average price for MWh per month was €267.19. The July report comes in the wake of the Government’s announcement last week that offshore wind generation targets have been increased from 5GW to 7GW for 2030, which was welcomed by Wind

of new build - IGBC

Energy Ireland. Commenting on the increased ambition, Noel Cunniffe said: “Our members have a project pipeline that is significantly bigger than 7 GW. "We have the investment, the skills and the expertise to respond to this call to action from the Government. However, in order to meet these targets, our planning system must be urgently reformed and properly resourced to ensure that the renewable energy projects needed to cut our carbon emissions and drive down electricity bills can get built as quickly as possible.”

THE Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) says that the carbon cost of a home deep retrofit is approximately 25% of that of new build. Speaking as the IGBC launched its PreBudget submission for Budget 2023 Pat Barry, CEO said: “Climate change, the housing crisis and energy costs are some of the most prominent challenges facing our society. In times of climate emergency, it’s critical that all government expenditure and fiscal policies align with the objective of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. In the built environment, focusing on this objective would also facilitate the delivery of new homes, while contributing positively to tackling fuel poverty”. The IGBC’s submission includes a number of recommendations to support a better use of the existing stock, energy renovation and the development of sustainable new homes.

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School size

Small schools – here defined as schools with 4 mainstream class teachers fewer – REFERENCE GUIDEorBRIEFING comprise a large proportion of primary schools in Ireland. 41.8 per cent of all schools in the 2021 academic year had 4 mainstream classes or fewer, although only 13.3 per cent of pupils were enrolled in small schools. While the number of small schools has been declining in recent years they, nonetheless, remain very prominent, particularly in rural areas, as illustrated in Map 2 overleaf.

The education system in numbers 1,550

Pupils

94,429

2013

Schools

1,512

Pupils

93,081

2015

Schools

1,435

Pupils

87,468

Schools

1,384

Pupils

82,272

2011

Schools

2017

MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS AND PUPILS CLASSIFIED OFschool, SCHOOL, 2011-2021 Figure 12PRIMARY Mainstream primary schools and pupils classifiedBY bySIZE size of 2011-2021

SMALL SCHOOLS AS PERCENTAGE OF ALL Map 2 SmallBY schools as percentagePLANNING of all schools by School Planning Area, 2021 SCHOOLS SCHOOL AREA, 2021

Small schools comprise the majority of primary schools in many parts of the west of Ireland, while they are relatively rare in Dublin and its surrounding areas.

1,609 414,609 1,633 435,481 1,689 457,842 1,727

472,979

2019

School size

Schools Pupils

1,361 79,504

1,745 479,861

2021

Figure 19 illustrates the growing importance of large schools in the post-primary system. While small schools (less than 300 pupils) made up 29.8 per cent of all schools in 2011, this Schoolsto 22.5 1,296per cent in 2021, while the number of very large 1,808schools (800+ pupils) has dropped has morePupils than doubled 71,724 (from 58 to 132). 465,642 20%small30% 40%fell by50% 70%period, 80%while90% 100% The number of0% pupils 10% attending schools 8,800 60% over this the number 4 Class Teachers or Fewer More than 4 Class Teachers of pupils attending large schools has increased from 55,528 to 127,130.

CUMULATIVE CHANGES IN SCHOOL NUMBERS AND ENROLMENTS BY IRISH Statistics Section, 1 Department of Educationchanges in school numbers and13enrolment Table Cumulative CLASSIFICATION, 2011-2021

Source: Class Size Data SECOND LEVEL SCHOOLS AND PUPILS CLASSIFIED BY SCHOOL ENROLMENT SIZE, 2011-2021 Figure 19 Second level schools and pupils classified by school enrolment size, 2011-2021

Table 1 Cumulative changes in school numbers and enrolments by Irish classification, 2011-2021

Source: Data on Individual Schools Class size

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Statistics Section, Department of Education

The change in average class size over the twenty-year peri Figure 3 and shows there has been little change since 2001 2021 at 22.8. The Pupil Teacher Ratio on the other hand ha same period, from 18.4 in 2001 to 13.7 in 2021.

Figure 3 Pupil/Teacher ratio and average clas

Source: Data on Individual Schools Class size

Source: Data on Individual Schools

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SOURCE: Statistical Bulletin – July 2022; Overview of Education 2001 – 2021; Department of Education

The change in average class size over the twenty-year period 2001-2021 is presented in Figure 3 and shows there has been little change since 2001. It reached its lowest point in 2021 at 22.8. The Pupil Teacher Ratio on the other hand has fallen consistently over the same period, from 18.4 in 2001 to 13.7 in 2021.


Large classes

seen in the counties surrounding Dublin; Laois (39.8%), Roscommon (38.7%) and Meath 8%) all increased by over 35 per cent, while Donegal (10.3%) and Monaghan (6.4%) While the overall average class size has varied little since 2001, the number of pupils in smaller increases. classes of 35 or more fell sharply between 2001 (13,844) and 2021 (2,748) while those in

the next-largest category (30-34) stood at 63,356 in 2021, down from 120,665 in 2015.

Map 3 Percentage changeCHANGE in post-primary enrolments by county, 2011-2021 PERCENTAGE IN POST-PRIMARY

Figure 5 Pupils by class 2001-2021 PUPILS BY CLASS SIZE,size, 2001-2021

ENROLMENTS BY COUNTY, 2011-2021

Primary enrolments

enrolments in Primary schools in 2021 stood at 554,788, a fall of 6,623 on 2020 when Class size by type of school tal was 561,411. Over the twenty year period 2001 to 2021 there was an increase of Variation in class sizes can be seen when we look at schools by characteristics, such as 23 (25.8%) in enrolments in primary schools (mainstream and special) and enrolments Ethos, Classification and DEIS Status. rojected to fall over the coming twelve years. Please note that enrolment dataIrish is fixed to ensus date of 30th September 2021 and accordingly enrolments of Ukrainian children by Ethos, the data shows that 12.7 per cent of pupils in Catholic schools When examined Class size by type of school ot included in these headline figures or the following analysis. Data on Ukrainian were in classes of 30 pupils or more, compared with just 9.3 per cent of those in in multiVariation in class schools. sizes can be seenthe when we look schools by characteristics, such as denominational However, average classatsize in Catholic schools was 22.7, ments can be found in the appendix to this document. Source: EDA42 Ethos, Irish Classification and DEIS Status. schools. Note: the category multicompared with 24.3 in multi-denominational ge by administrative county denominational includes inter-denominational schools. When examined by Ethos, the data shows that 12.7 per cent of pupils in Catholic schools Figureor6 more, Pupils by class size with and school ethos, n the change in enrolments by administrative county over the past 10were years in is classes of 30 pupils compared just 9.3 per2021 cent of those in in multiined, the data shows the largest proportional increases occurred within Dublin and the denominational schools. However, the average class size in Catholic schools was 22.7, unding areas, with the highest in Dun Laoghaire – Rathdown at 19.9compared per cent, followed with 24.3 in multi-denominational schools. Note: the category multiED105 ngal at 14.2 percent and Monaghan at 12.4 per cent. The smallestSource: increase occurredincludes in denominational inter-denominational schools. (0.9%) and Waterford City (0.7%), while Clare and Donegal were the areas that saw a FigureBY 6 Pupils class sizeSCHOOL and school ethos,2021 2021 PUPILS CLASSbySIZE AND ETHOS, st decrease by 3.4 per cent and 1.9 per cent, respectively.

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Statistics Section, Department of Education Map 1 Percentage change in enrolments in Primary schools, by county, 2011-2021 rce: EDA69

PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN ENROLMENTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS, BY COUNTY, 2011-2021

Source: Class Size Data 2021

14 When looked at by Irish classification the data shows 20.2 per cent of pupils were in large classes (30+) in Irish-medium schools outside the Gaeltacht, compared with only 11.8 per cent in English or part-English-medium schools and 8.0 per cent in Irish-medium schools within Class the Gaeltacht. Source: Size Data 2021

istics Section, Department of Education

ce: EDA57

Figure Pupils SIZE by class size and Irish Classification, 2021 PUPILS BY 7CLASS AND IRISH CLASSIFICATION, 2021

When looked at by Irish classification the data shows 20.2 per cent of pupils were in large classes (30+) in Irish-medium schools outside the Gaeltacht, compared with only 11.8 per cent in English or part-English-medium schools and 8.0 per cent in Irish-medium schools Transition year within the Gaeltacht. Figure 7 Pupils by class size and Irish Classification, 2021

Figure 15 shows the growing percentage of pupils who participate in TY by gender and DEIS status. More females than males consistently do TY, and uptake is lower in DEIS schools than in non-DEIS schools. However, there has been a small fall in TY participation in both school categories between 2019 and 2020, and an increase in the following year, 2021. Source: Class Size Data 2021

POST-PRIMARY ENROLMENTS BY SCHOOL GENDER, BY SEX, 2021

Girls stics Section, Department of Education 36.7%

63.3% Boys

29.5%

Figure 15 Transition asPREVIOUS a % of previous by gender, by DEIS status, 2001TRANSITION YEAR AS Year A % OF JUNIORJunior CYCLECycle YEAR Year 3, BY3,GENDER, BY DEIS STATUS, 2001-2021 2021 Statistics Section, Department of Education

8

3 Source: Class Size Data 2021

Statistics Section, Department of Education

8

70.5%

Girls in single sex schools Girls in mixed sex schools Boys in single sex schools Boys in mixed sex schools

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Listings Careers Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86, 87 Government Departments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Government Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Education Institutes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Education and Training Boards. . . . . . . . . . .89 Education Centres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89

Careers Information AONTAS National Association of Adult Education 2nd Floor, 83/87 Main St, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. ☎ 01 4068220  www.aontas.com The Arts Council 70 Merrion Sq, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6180200  www.artscouncil.ie Association of Advertisers in Ireland Ltd 120 - 121 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin D02 FD45. ☎ 01-6599457  www.aai.ie Association of Chartered Certified Accountants La Touche House, 1st Floor IFSC, Dublin 1.D01 R5P3. ☎ +44 (0)141 582 2000  www.accaglobal.com/ie Chambers of Commerce of Ireland 11 St Stephen's Green, D2 D02 FY84. ☎ 01 4004300  www.chambers.ie Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland 46 Merrion Sqr, Dublin D02 VF66. ☎ 01 6425588  www.acei.ie Association of Garda Sergeants & Inspectors 6th Floor, Phibsborough Tower, Dublin 7. ☎ 01 8303166  www.agsi.ie Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland 18 Herbert St, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, D02 FK19. ☎ 01 874 8136  www.aoti.ie Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland Thomas MacDonagh House, Winetavern Street, Dublin D08 P9V6. ☎ 01 6040160  www.asti.ie An Bord Altranais 18/20 Carysfort Ave, Blackrock, Dublin. A94 R299 ☎ 01 6398500  www.nmbi.ie

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Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport 1 Fitzwilliam Plc, Dublin 2. D02 DT68 ☎ 01 6763188  www.cilt.ie Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Upper Floor Unit 11, 44 -45 The Seapoint Building, Clontarf Road. D03P 657. ☎ 087 2213443 cimaglobal.com/ireland Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development A3 The Locks, Charlotte Quay Dock, Dublin 4 ☎ 01 6780090  www.cipd.ie Computers in Education Society of Ireland c/o Drumcondra Education Centre, Drumcondra, D9.  www.cesi.ie Construction Industry Federation Construction House, Canal Road, Dublin 6. ☎ 01 4066000  www.cif.ie Design and Crafts Council of Ireland Castleyard, Kilkenny. R95 CAA6 ☎ 056 7761804  dcci.ie Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 10 Burlington Road, Dublin. D04 C932. ☎ 01 6140100  www.dias.ie Dublin Adult Learning Centre 3 Mountjoy Square, D1. ☎ 01 8787266  www.dalc.ie Economic and Social Research Institute Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin D02 K138. ☎ 01 8632000  www.esri.ie Education Research Centre DCU St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra. D09 AN2F. ☎ 01 8373789  www.erc.ie Engineers Ireland 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. D04 R3N2 ☎ 01 6651300  www.engineersireland.ie

Self Help Africa Gorta 17 - 22 Parkgate Street, Dublin D08 NRP2 ☎ 01 677 8880  www.selfhelpafrica.org/ie

Institute of Public Administration 57/61 Lansdowne Rd, Dublin D04 TC62 ☎ 01 2403600  www.ipa.ie

Irish Fish Producers' Organisation 77 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin Docklands, D02 NP08. ☎ 01 6401850  www.ifpo.ie

Honourable Society of King’s Inn Henrietta Street, Dublin 1. ☎ 01 8744840  www.kingsinns.ie

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering 8 S Circular Road, Saint Catherine's, Dublin. ☎ 01 961 0029  www.iise.ie

Irish Institute of Training and Development 4 Sycamore House, Millennium Business Park, Naas, Co Kildare. W91 TF95 ☎ 045 881166  www.iitd.ie

Law Society of Ireland Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. D07 VY24. ☎ 01 6724800  www.lawsociety.ie Accounting Technicians Ireland 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. D02 YN40 ☎ 01 649 8100 accountingtechniciansireland.ie Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland 12 Clanwilliam Square, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2. D02 CD51 ☎ 01 6765991  www.iapi.ie

Insurance Institute of Ireland Insurance Centre, 5 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 E7E8. ☎ 01 6456600  www.iii.ie Irish Association of Social Workers 114 Pearse St., Dublin 2. ☎ 086 024 1055  www.iasw.ie

Insurance Ireland Insurance Centre, 5 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1, DO1 E7E8 ☎ 01 676 1820  www.insuranceireland.eu Irish Management Institute Sandyford Road, Dublin 16. ☎ 01 2078400  www.imi.ie

Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland 38 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. D02 EV61 ☎ 01 6445500  www.scsi.ie

NewsBrands Ireland Clyde Lodge, 15 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. ☎ 01 668 9099  newsbrandsireland.ie

The Institute of Banking IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. D01 T8Y1 ☎ 01 6116500  www.iob.ie

Irish Congress of Trade Unions 31/32 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1. ☎ 01 8897777  www.ictu.ie

Irish Medical Organisation 10 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin D02 Y322 ☎ 01 6767273  www.imo.ie

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland 17 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. D02 W963 ☎ 01 4251000  www.cpaireland.ie

Irish Council for International Students 41 Morehampton Road, Dublin 4. D04 AE28 ☎ 01 6605233  internationalstudents.ie

Irish National Teachers Organisation 35 Parnell Square, D1. ☎ 01 8047700  www.into.ie

Chartered Accountants Ireland Chartered Accountants House, 47 Pearse St, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6377200  www.charteredaccountants.ie

Irish Dental Association Unit 2, Leopardstown Office Park, Sandyford, Dublin 18. ☎ 01 2950072  www.dentist.ie

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation The Whitworth Building, North Burnswick St, Dublin D07 NP8H ☎ 01 6640600  www.inmo.ie

Institute of Guidance Counsellors 17 Herbert Street, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6761975  www.igc.ie

Irish Farmers Association Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Dublin 12. D12 YXW5 ☎ 01 4500266  www.ifa.ie

Irish Pharmacy Union Butterfield House, Butterfield Ave., Dublin 14. ☎ 01 4936401  www.ipu.ie

Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers 129 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6785685  www.ipav.ie

Irish Recorded Music Association IRMA House, 1 Corrig Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  www.irma.ie

Irish Professional Photographers Association 38/39 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 401 6878  ippva.com


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Meet in Ireland Amiens Street, Dublin 1. ☎ 01 574 1946  www.meetinireland.com The Olympic Federation of Ireland IIS Building, National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin D15 Y52H ☎ 01 264 6440  www.olympics.ie Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland PSI House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2. D02 TD72 ☎ 01 2184000  www.thepsi.ie Irish Photographic Federation ✍ info@irishphoto.ie F: @irishphotofederation  www.irishphoto.ie

Public Relations Institute of Ireland 84 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. D02 T882 ☎ 01 6618004  www.prii.ie

The College of Progressive Education 38-40 Parliament Street, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 4884300  progressivecollege.ie

Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. D02YE68 ☎ 01 6761703  www.riai.ie

Society of Actuaries in Ireland Pembroke House, 28-32 Pembroke Street Upper, Dublin 2, D02 NT28 ☎ 01 634 0020  www.actuaries.ie

VECSI Student Cultural Exchange Association Scotsmans Rd, Monkstown, Cork. ☎ 0214841470  www.vecsi.com

Society of the Irish Motor Industry 5 Upper Pembroke Street, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6761690  www.simi.ie

Veterinary Ireland 13 The Courtyard, Kilcarbery Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 22. D22 XH05 ☎ 01 4577976  www.veterinaryireland.ie

Teachers Union of Ireland 73 Orwell Rd, Rathfarnham, Rathgar, Co. Dublin. D06 YP89. ☎ 01 4922588  www.tui.ie

Vocations Ireland AMRI Office, c/o Missionaries of Africa, Cypress Grove Road, Templeogue, Dublin. D6W YV12 ☎ 01 260 3707  vocationsireland.com

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Marlborough St., D01 RC96 ☎ 01 889 6400  www.gov.ie/dfheris

partment of of Public Expenditure and Reform Upper Merrion St, Dublin D02 R583 ☎ 01 676 7571  www.gov.ie/per

Department of the Taoiseach Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2. D02 R583 ☎ 01 6194000  www.gov.ie/taoiseach

Department of Health Block 1, Miesian Plaza, 5058 Lwr Baggot St, D02XW14 ☎ 01 6354000  www.gov.ie/health

Department of Rural and Community Development Trinity Point, 10-11 South Leinster Street, Dublin 2, D02 EF85 ☎ 01 773 6860  www.gov.ie/drcd

Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media 23 Kildare Street, Dublin 2, D02 TD30 ☎ 01 631 3800  www.gov.ie/dtcagsm

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Union of Students in Ireland Ceann Áras na Mac Léinn 12 Shamrock Villas Dublin 6W. D6W XH75. ☎ 01 7099300  www.usi.ie

Government Departments Dail Eireann Leinster House, Dublin D02 XR20 ☎ 01 6183000  www.oireachtas.ie

Dept of Education Marlborough St, Dublin D01 RC96 ☎ 01 8896400  www.gov.ie/education

Dept of Agriculture, Food & the Marine Kildare Street. D02 WK12 ☎ 01 6072000  www.gov.ie/agriculture

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment 23 Kildare Street, Dublin D02 TD30 ☎ 01 6312121  enterprise.gov.ie

Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth 50-58 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2. D02 XWI4. ☎ 01 6473000  www.gov.ie/dcediy Department of Defence Station Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. W12 AD93 ☎ 045 492000  www.gov.ie/defence

Department of Finance Upper Merrion Street, Dublin D02 R583 ☎ 01 6767571  www.gov.ie/finance Department of Foreign Affairs Iveagh House, 80 St. Stephen’s Green, D02 VY53 ☎ 01 408 2000  dfa.ie

Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage Custom House, Dublin D01 W6X0 ☎ 01 8882000  www.gov.ie/housing

Department of Social Protection Store Street. Dublin 1. ☎ 01 7043000 gov.ie/welfareandwork

Department of Justice 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin D02 HK52 ☎ 01 6028202  www.gov.ie/justiceDe-

Department of Environment, Climate & Communications 29/31 Adelaide Rd, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6782000 /  www.gov.ie/decc

Garda Siochana Phoenix Park, Dublin D08 HN3X. ☎ 01 6660000  www.garda.ie

Ombudsman 6 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, D02 W773 ☎ 01 639 5600  www.ombudsman.ie

Passport Office 42-47, Lower Mount Street, Dublin D02 TN83 ☎ 01 6711633  dfa.ie/passports

HEAnet 5 George’s Dock, IFSC, Dublin D01 X8N7 ☎ 01 6609040  www.heanet.ie

Ordnance Survey of Ireland Phoenix Park, Dublin D08 F6E4 ☎ 01 8025300  www.osi.ie

Irish Prison Service IDA Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford. ☎ 043-3335100  www.irishprisons.ie

Department of Transport Leeson Lane, Dublin 2D02TR60. ☎ 01 6707444  www.gov.ie/transport

Government Services An Bord Pleanála 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin D01 V902 ☎ 01 8588100  www.pleanala.ie

Courts Service of Ireland 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Smithfield, Dublin 7. ☎ 01 8886000  www.courts.ie

Central Statistics Office Skehard Road, Cork. T12 X00E ☎ 021 4535000  www.cso.ie

Data Protection Commissioner 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2. D02 RD28 ☎ 01 7650100  www.dataprotection.ie

Met Eireann Glasnevin Hill, Dublin D09 Y921 ☎ 01 8064200  www.met.ie

Office of Public Works Jonathan Swift Street, Trim, Co. Meath C15 NX36. ☎ 046 942 2000  www.gov.ie/opw

Revenue Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 6792777  www.revenue.ie

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Educational Institutes in Ireland American College Dublin 1 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. D02 NH98 ☎ 01 676 8939  www.iamu.edu

Dublin Business School 13-14 Aungier Street, Dublin D02 WC04 ☎ 01 4177500  www.dbs.ie

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Dublin City University Dublin 9. ☎ 01 7005000  www.dcu.ie

Letterkenny Institute of Technology Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. F92 FC93 ☎ 074 9186000  www.lyit.ie Institute of Technology, Sligo Ash Lane, Ballinode, Co. Sligo. F91 YW50 ☎ 071 9155222  www.itsligo.ie Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Old Dublin Road, Galway H91 T8NW ☎ 091 753161  www.gmit.ie

Dundalk Institute of Technology Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth. A91 K584 ☎ 042 9370200  www.dkit.ie Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology IADT Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. A96 KH79 ☎ 01 2394000  www.iadt.ie Maynooth University Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education ☎ 01 474 7400  www.froebel.ie Griffith College Cork Mews House, 62 Wellington Rd, Montenotte, Cork, T23 P5PC. ☎ 021 4507027  www.griffith.ie/cork

St. Angela’s College Lough Gill, Sligo F91 C634 ☎ 071 9143580  www.stangelas.ie ---------------------------------

Griffith College Dublin South Circular Road, Dublin DO8 VO4N ☎ 01 4150400  www.griffith.ie/dublin

Burren College of Art Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. ☎ 065 7077200  www.burrencollege.ie

Griffith College Limerick 3 Quinlan St, Limerick. V94 DK23. ☎ 061 310031  www.griffith.ie/limerick

Carlow College College Street, Carlow R93 A003 ☎ 059 9153200  www.carlowcollege.ie

Hibernia College Block B, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Road, Dublin 4. ☎ 01 6610168  hiberniacollege.com

Cavan Institute Cathedral Rd, Drumalee, Cavan, H12 E426 ☎ 049 433 2633  www.cavaninstitute.ie

Marino Institute of Education Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9. ☎ 01 8057700  www.mie.ie

Church of Ireland Theological Institute Braemor Park, Dublin D14 KX24 ☎ 01 492 3506  www.theologicalinstitute.ie DCU Church of Ireland Centre CIC Office, AHCDG09, Dunboyne House, DCU All Hallows. ☎ 01 700 6074  www.dcu.ie/ church-of-ireland-centre DCU Institute of Education DCU St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin. ☎ 01 01 700 9161  dcu.ie/instituteofeducation

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Mary Immaculate College South Circular Road, Limerick. ☎ 061 204300  www.mic.ul.ie

Munster Technological University Kerry Campus, Tralee, Co Kerry. V92 HD4V ☎ 066 7145600  www.mtu.ie MTU Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork T12 E9HY ☎ 021 480 7310  csm.cit.ie MTU Crawford College of Art & Design Sharman, Crawford Sreet, Cork. ☎ 021 4335200  crawford.cit.ie National College of Art and Design 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8. D08 K521 ☎ 01 6364200  ncad.ie National College of Ireland Mayor Street, International Financial Services Centre, D1. ☎ 01 4498500  ncirl.ie NUI Galway University Road, Galway H91 TK33 ☎ 091 524411  www.nuigalway.ie Portobello Institute 43 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1. ☎ 01 8920000  www.portobelloinstitute.ie Queens University Belfast University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN ☎ 0044 2890 245133  www.qub.ac.uk Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 123 St. Stephens Green, D2. ☎ 01 4022100  www.rcsi.com St Patrick’s Pontifical University Maynooth, Co. Kildare W23 TW77 ☎ 01 7083600  sppu.ie Shannon College of Hotel Management Shannon Airport, Co. Clare. ☎ 091 497200  shannoncollege.com

Maynooth University Maynooth, Co. Kildare. ☎ 01 7086000  www.maynoothuniversity.ie

--------------------------------South East Technological University (SETU) While SETU is updating its websites, its component IT websites are still live

Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy Milltown Park, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.  milltown-institute.ie

Institute of Technology, Carlow Kilkenny Road, Carlow. ☎ 059 9175000  www.itcarlow.ie

Munster Technological University Cork Campus Bishopstown, Cork T12 P928 ☎ 021 4326100  www.mtu.ie

Waterford Institute of Technology Cork Road, Waterford. X91 K0EK ☎ 051 302000  www.wit.ie ---------------------------------

Trinity College Dublin College Green, Dublin 2. D02 PN40 ☎ 01 8961000  www.tcd.ie Technological University Dublin Enquiries: 01 220 5000 Blanchardstown: 01 8851000 City Centre: 01 2205000 Tallaght: 01 4042000  www.tudublin.ie

The College of Progressive Education 38-40 Parliament Street, Dublin 2. ☎ 01 4884300  progressivecollege.ie Stranmillis University College Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5DY. ☎ (048) 90381271  www.stran.ac.uk

Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Campus Dublin Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. ☎ 090 6468000  www.tus.ie

BUSINESS COLLEGES

Technological University of the Shannon Midwest Campus Moylish Pk, Limerick. V94 EC5T ☎ 061 293000  www.tus.ie

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 XF34 ☎ 01 716 8934  www.smurfitschool.ie

University College Cork College Road, Cork T12 K8AF ☎ 021 4903000  www.ucc.ie

DCU Ryan Academy Innovation Campus, DCU Alpha, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 ☎ 01-7006786  www.ryanacademy.ie

University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4. D04 V1W8 ☎ 01 7167777  www.ucd.ie University of Limerick National Technological Park, Limerick. V94 T9PX ☎ 061 202700  www.ul.ie University of Ulster Belfast/Coleraine/ Jordanstown/Magee York Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim, BT15 1ED ☎ (048) 7012 3456  www.ulster.ac.uk OTHER INSTITUTIONS Open University in Ireland Holbrook House, Holles Street, Dublin 2, D02 EY84 ☎ 01 678 5399  www.open.ac.uk/ republic-of-ireland St. Mary’s University College 191 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FE, ☎ 048 90327678  www.stmarys-belfast.ac.uk St. Nicholas Montessori College Block C, Century Court George’s Street Upper Dún Laoghaire. A96 R2V3. ☎ 01 230 0080  www.smsi.ie

UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business Belfield, Dublin 4 ☎ 01 716 4842  www.ucd.ie/quinn

Kemmy Business School University of Limerick ☎ 061 202116  www.ul.ie/business AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Enniskillen Campus, Co Fermanagh ☎ 028 6634 4853 Greenmount Campus, Co Antrim ☎ 028 9442 6601 Loughry Campus, Co Tyrone ☎ 028 8676 8101  www.cafre.ac.uk Teagasc - Ballyhaise College Ballyhaise, Co Cavan ☎ 049 4338108  www.teagasc.ie/ballyhaise Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture 191 Botanic Rd, Botanic, Dublin. D09 VY63. ☎ 01 804 0201  www.teagasc.ie/education/ teagasc-colleges/botanicgardens-college-ofhorticulture/ Teagasc - Clonakilty Agricultural College ☎ 023 883 2500  www.teagasc.ie/clonakilty Teagasc - Kildalton College Piltown, Co Kilkenny ☎ 051 644400  www.teagasc.ie/kildalton


Education and Training Boards Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) Piper's Hill, Kilcullen Road, Naas, Co Kildare. ☎ 045-901070 / 045-901698  www.etbi.ie

Donegal Education & Training Board Administrative Offices Ard O’Donnell Letterkenny. F92 DP98 ☎ 074 916 1600  www.donegaletb.ie

Cavan & Monaghan Education & Training Board Market Street, Monaghan, H18 W449 ☎ 047 30888  www.cmetb.ie

Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education & Training Board Administrative Offices, Belgard Square East, Tallaght, Dublin 24. D24X62W ☎ 01 452 9600  www.ddletb.ie

Cork Education & Training Board 21 Lavitt's Quay, Cork T12 HYT9 ☎ 021 4907100  www.corketb.ie City of Dublin Education & Training Board CDETB Administrative Offices, Town Hall, 1-3 Merrion Road Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. D04 PP46 ☎ 01 688 0614  www.cdetb.ie

Galway & Roscommon Education & Training Board An Coilear Ban, Baile Atha an Ri, Co. Galway, H18 W449 ☎ 091 874 500  galwayroscommon.etb.ie Kerry Education & Training Board Centrepoint, John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 P2FE ☎ 066 712 1488  www.kerryetb.ie

Kildare & Wicklow Education & Training Board Devoy Park, Áras Chill Dara, Naas West, Naas, Co. Kildare. ☎ 045 988 000  kildarewicklow.etb.ie Kilkenny & Carlow Education & Training Board Athy Road, Carlow ☎ 059 913 8560  www.kcetb.ie Laois & Offaly Education & Training Board Ridge Road, Portlaoise ☎ 057 862 1352  www.loetb.ie Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Marshal House, Dooradoyle Rd, Dooradoyle, Limerick, V94 HAC4 ☎ 061 442 100  www.lcetb.ie

Longford & Westmeath Education & Training Board Block A, Marlinstown Business Park, Marlinstown, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, N91 RW96 ☎ 044 934 8389  www.lwetb.ie Louth & Meath Education & Training Board County Hall, Railway St, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath ☎ 046 906 8200  www.lmetb.ie

Tipperary Education & Training Board Church Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. E45 XD59 ☎ 067 31250  tipperary.etb.ie Waterford & Wexford Education & Training Board Waterford Industrial Park Cork Road Waterford X91 PX02 ☎ 053 9123799

Mayo, Sligo & Leitrim Education & Training Board Newtown, Garryduff, Castlebar, Co. Mayo ☎ 094 902 4188  www.msletb.ie

Education Centres Athlone Education Centre Moydrum Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. N37 HO43 ☎ 090 6420400  athloneeducationcentre.com Blackrock Education Centre Kill Ave., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. A96 EW01 ☎ 01 2365000  www.blackrockec.ie Carlow Education Centre Kilkenny Road, Carlow. R93 E1X3 ☎ 087 2079448  www.eccarlow.ie Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre, Marymount, Carrick-onShannon. N41 Y172 ☎ 071 9620383  www.carrickedcentre.ie

Cork Education Support Centre Western Rd, Cork. T12 KC86 ☎ 021 4255600  www.cesc.ie Donegal Education Centre Floor 2/3, Pier 1, Quay Street, Donegal. F94 A526 ☎ 074 9723487  www.donegaledcentre.ie Drumcondra Education Centre Dublin 9. D09 C4H3 ☎ 01 8576400  www.ecdrumcondra.ie Dundalk Education Centre 1 Brickfield Gdns, Newry Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth. ☎ 086 7707400  www.dundalkec.ie

Ionad na Múinteoirí Ionad Oideachais Ghort a' Choirce Gort A Choirce, Leitir Ceanainn, Co. Dún na nGall. ☎ 074 9165556 ✉ ionadgac@gmail.com Kildare Education Centre Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare. R51 KN66 ☎ 045 530200  www.eckildare.ie Kilkenny Education Centre Seville Lodge, Callan Road, Co. Kilkenny. R95 RH97 ☎ 056 7760200  www.eckilkenny.ie Laois Education Centre Block Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. R32 CP26 ☎ 057 8672400  www.laoisedcentre.ie

Monaghan Education Centre Knockaconny, Armagh Road, Monaghan. H18 E890 ☎ 047 74000  www.metc.ie

Tuam Education Centre St Patrick’s Primary School Dublin Road, Co. Galway. ☎ 093 25877  www.tuamec.ie

Navan Education Centre Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath. C15 RK03 ☎ 046 9067040  www.ecnavan.ie

Waterford Teachers' Centre Newtown Road, Waterford. X91 XD98 ☎ 051 311000  www.wtc.ie

Sligo Education Centre IT Sligo Campus, Ballinode, Sligo. F91 WFW9 ☎ 071 9138700  www.ecsligo.ie

West Cork Education Centre The Square, Dunmanway, Co Cork. P47 FH27 ☎ 023 - 8856757  westcorkeducationcentre.ie

Tarbert Education Centre Comprehensive School, Tarbert, Kerry. V31 WD66 ☎ 069 60005  www.tarbertesc.ie

Clare Education Centre Government Buildings, Kilrush Rd, Ennis. V95 F782 ☎ 065 6845500  www.clareed.ie

Dublin West Education Centre Old Blessington Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24. D24 PX58 ☎ 01 4528000  www.dwec.ie

Limerick Education Centre Marshal House, Dooradoyle Road, Limerick. V94 HAC4 ☎ 061 585060  www.lec.ie

Tipperary Education Centre St. Patrick's College, Thurles. E41 C424. ☎ 086 - 6008860  www.tippec.ie

Ionad Múinteoirí Chonamara Aird Thiar, Cárna, Conamara, Co. na Gaillimhe. ☎ 087 7916876  www.imchonamara.com

Galway Education Centre Cluain Mhuire, Wellpark, Galway. H91 R284 ☎ 091 745600  www.galwayec.ie

Mayo Education Centre Westport Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. F23HX48 ☎ 094 9020700  mayoeducationcentre.ie

Tralee Education Centre North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co Kerry. V92 HK52 ☎ 066 719 5000  www.edcentretralee.ie

Wexford Education Centre Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Y21 T271 ☎ 053 9239100  www.ecwexford.ie

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