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ELOPMENT NATIONAL EMPLOYEE DEV TRAINING CENTRE Academic Brochure - 2013


WELCOME TO NED TRAINING CENTRE!

Index

About NED Training Centre..................................................... 01 About Ireland................................................................................. 02 About Dublin................................................................................. 03 Accreditations - University of Cambridge............................. 04 Accreditations - LCCI from EDI.............................................. 05 Accreditations - ABE ................................................................... 06 Accreditations - IAM................................................................... 07 Accreditations - ICM................................................................... 08 NED Training Centre Services & Social Programme....... 09 NED Training Centre Facilities & Accommodation........... 10 Student ID Card............................................................................ 11 Visa to study in Ireland................................................................ 12


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About

NED Training Centre NED Training Centre or National Employee Development Training Centre is a private and independent training centre, established to provide quality academic education. The name “National Employee Development Training Centre” explains the main objectives of the training centre—to provide the best vocational education. The training centre helps you to apply learning from real life experiences and make them more relevant for the work place of today and the future. NED Training Centre is proud to offer access to the skills and knowledge which help individuals and organisations to make a quality contribution to the Irish and global knowledge economy. NED Training Centre’s small class sizes, friendly staff and excellent learning support centre ensure that students get the best start on their tertiary learning journey. We deliver practical, relevant qualifications designed to enhance your career and employment options. You will find that we are also creating the future here. Our teaching staff are specialists in their fields and we are investing in exciting new technology to ensure that we will be at leading edge in training and learning in Ireland. Our Passion for the future is based on solid foundations. NED Training Centre’s training is enhanced by the positive industry relationships we develop. NED Training Centre aims to work closely with employers so that we and they are confident that our graduates have the skills they need to succeed in the work place. You will find that everyone who works at NED Training Centre is committed to making it a supportive and friendly place to learn. You will find inspiration and support here, as well as an excellent education. We look forward to welcoming you.


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About Ireland

The Republic of Ireland (or Poblacht na hEireann, in Irish), has a population of more than 4.4 million with Dublin having more than 1.1 Million. It has with a land area of around 70,273 km and it’s one of the least densely populated countries in Europe. The Country has a relatively mild climate with average temperatures ranging on average from 7 °C (45 °F), in January to 22 °C (72 °F) in July. The official languages are English and Irish, although English is predominant. Ireland has made a significant contribution to world literature. Modern Irish fiction began with the publishing of the 1726 novel ‘Gulliver’s Travels’. Other writers of importance are Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker (author of the 1897 novel ‘Dracula’) and James Joyce, who published his most famous work ‘Ulysses’ in 1922. Irish traditional music has remained vibrant and retains many traditional aspects. It has influenced various music genres, such as American country and roots music, and to some extent modern rock. Ireland has also produced many internationally known artists: The Corrs, The Cranberries, U2 and Damien Rice. Irish cuisine was traditionally based on meat supplemented with vegetables and seafood. The potato eventually formed the basis of many traditional Irish dishes. Ireland is famous for the full Irish breakfast, which involves a fried meal consisting of bacon, egg, sausage, pudding, and fried tomato. Gaelic football and hurling are the traditional sports of Ireland as well as most popular spectator sports. Soccer is the third most popular spectator sport and has the highest level of participation. Irish people are well known worldwide for their warmth and their hospitality which welcomes everyone.


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About Dublin

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and also the largest. The English name is derived from the Irish name Dubh Linn, meaning “black pool”. It is a primate city with an urban population of over 1 million, containing almost 25% of the country’s population. Dublin is situated near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement, it evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and became the island’s primary city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and for a brief period was the second largest city within the British Empire and the fifth largest in Europe. After the Act of Union in 1800, Dublin entered a period of stagnation, but remained the economic centre for most of the island. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, the new parliament, the Oireachtas, was located in Leinster House. Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State and later of the Republic of Ireland. Similar to the other cities of Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Waterford, Dublin is administered separately from its respective county and has its own city council. The city is currently ranked 29th in the Global Financial Centres Index and is listed by the GaWC as a global city, with a ranking of Alpha, placing Dublin among the top 30 cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary cultural centre for the country, as well as a modern centre of education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

EDUCATION Dublin is the primary centre of education in Ireland, with three universities and many other higher education institutions. There are 20 third-level institutes in the city. Dublin was European Capital of Science in 2012.


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Accreditations University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) offers the world’s most valuable range of English qualifications. Cambridge ESOL is part of Cambridge Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge and Europe’s largest educational assessment organisation. Cambridge has 400 staff worldwide in 19 countries. Their extended network includes more than 2,700 centres and 20,000 examiner’s. NED Training Centre offers you full Cambridge exam suite including IELTS, FCE and CAE. IELTS is the proven English test. IELTS is recognised by more than 6000 institutions in over 135 countries. NED Training Centre offers English courses at a variety of levels where students will develop language skills in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We have five levels and no matter what your ability is, there is a place for you. Our current courses are:

NED Training Centre Class Alligment With CEFR A1

LEVEL 1.1 (Beginners)

A1

LEVEL 1.2 (Elementary)

A2

LEVEL 2 (Pre Intermediate)

KET

B1

LEVEL 3 (Intermediate)

PET

IELTS 4 (B1) IELTS 4.5 (B1) IELTS 5 (B1)

B2

LEVEL 4 (Upper Intermediate)

FCE

IELTS 5.5 (B2) IELTS 6 (B2) IELTS 6.5 (B2)

C1

LEVEL 5 (Advanced)

CAE

IELTS 7 (C1) IELTS 7.5 (C1) IELTS 8 (C1)

EFB - PRELIMINARY

EFB - LEVEL ONE

EFB - LEVEL TWO EFB - LEVEL THREE EFB - LEVEL FOUR

IELTS 9 (C2)


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Accreditations LCCI - International Qualitications from EDI EDI - Education Development International EDI is an accredited Awarding Body and leading international education company with a wide range of products and services including vocational and professional qualifications both within the UK and internationally through LCCI.

LCCI International Qualifications are trusted and valued by universities employers and professional bodies the world over. Every year around 250,000 candidates choose LCCI International Qualifications to provide evidence of their ability across a variety of fields. Over 5,000 schools, colleges, universities and private training companies in over 120 countries are approved to deliver LCCI International Qualifications. LCCI International Qualifications have been offered globally for over 100 years and are awarded by EDI, one of the UK’s leading award English bodies. EDI is accredited by the British Government and works closely with Ministries of Education around the world. LCCI’s range includes English for Business (EFB), English Language Skills Assessment (ELSA), JETSET and Spoken English for Industry and Commerce (SEFIC). All are aligned to the Common European Framework (CEF) and used worldwide by employers and universities as evidence of language proficiency.

At NED Training Centre you can study the following: - English for Business (EFB) Preliminary level - English for Business (EFB) Level One - English for Business (EFB) Level Two - English for Business (EFB) Level Three - English for Business (EFB) Level Four


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Accreditations ABE - Association of Business Executives The Association of Business Executives (ABE) is a professional membership body and an examination board. ABE develop business and management qualifications at QCF UK Level 4 Diploma, Level 5 Higher Diploma, Level 6 Graduate/Graduate Integrated/Extended Diploma and Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma. ABE qualifications provide progression routes to degree and Masters programmes worldwide.

ADVANTAGES All ABE qualifications are developed in consultation with relevant sector skills councils and employers. We keep pace with the fast-moving business world, reflecting the latest and most relevant educational thinking. We take a practical approach to learning and aim to create the professionals of tomorrow.

BUSINESS STUDENTS ABE is recognised as an Awarding Body by the UK Government’s regulator, the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations (Ofqual), as well as equivalent bodies worldwide, and its qualifications are all on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). More than 50,000 students now study ABE qualifications worldwide every year.

Courses Offered by NED Training Centre from ABE: Business Management

The Business Management programme is a comprehensive and detailed programme which covers the knowledge and skills required in modern business practice. The programme will provide you with an appreciation of the theoretical issues involved in the study of business. Major topics covered in the Business Management programme include management, marketing, economics and accounting.

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Management

This programme links business principles with sector expertise by introducing you to the principles and practice of modern tourism. The programme goes further to explore issues such as ecotourism and sustainable development. Students holding this qualification will be confident in applying key business and management concepts to this growing sector.

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management programme introduces you to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective management of the human resource and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management.

Marketing Management

The programme introduces students to the crucial role that marketing plays in business development. Holders of our Marketing Management qualifications will have a good knowledge and understanding of the key principles of marketing and will be able to relate this to the workplace.

(QCF level 4, level 5 & level 6)

(QCF level 4, level 5 & level 6)

(QCF level 4, level 5 & level 6)

(QCF level 4, level 5 & level 6)


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Accreditations General English / Business English / Cambridge Preparation IAM - Institute of Administrative Management Established in 1915, the Institute of Administrative Management is the only professional body for both practising and aspiring Administrative Managers. Students and Members are professional who are responsible for the management of: Systems, Human Resources, Communication, Information, Technology, Facilities, Training & Development and Finance. IAM qualifications and Membership of the Institute will provide you with the expertise, knowledge and practical skills to sustain your competitive advantage. The IAM supports managers (and aspiring managers) at all levels. Our aim is to improve both personal and organisational performance through a systematic approach to Professional Development. Exists to promote the science of Administrative Management in all its branches for the public benefit. Qualifications and ongoing self development programmes are about the effective and efficient development, implementation and management of the organisation’s systems and resources to achieve its goals and objectives.

NED Training Centre offers you the chance to study: - IAM Certificate in Administrative Management (UK level 3) - IAM Diploma in Business Administration Management (UK Level 4) - IAM Advanced Diploma in Administrative Management (UK level 5)


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Accreditations ICM - Institute of Commercial Management ICM is the leading professional body for Commercial and Business Development Managers. ICM was founded in 1979. It is a fully accredited QCA/Ofqual warding and examining body for business and management students.

BUSINESS STUDENTS For business students, ICM’s educational programmes, qualifying examinations and awards provide qualifications which are globally recognised. ICM provide qualifications and Awards at Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Postgraduate levels.

Courses Offered by NED Training Centre from ICM: - Commercial Management: Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Diploma. - Business Studies: Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree. - Accounting & Finance: Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree. Single Subjects

Equate to pre-A Level qualifications. Any four Single Subjects can be converted to a Business Studies Group Certificate while eight can be converted to a Business Studies Group Diploma (by application only).

ICM Certif

Equates to a pre-degree qualification (similar to A Levels, Foundation Certificate or Access programmes). Allows access to level 1/year 1 of an Honours degree.

ICM Diploma

Equates to level 1 of a degree. Allows direct entry into level 2/year 2 of an appropriate Honours degree programme.

ICM Advanced Diploma

Equates to level 2 of a degree. Allows direct entry into level 3 (final year) of an appropriate Honours degree programme.

ICM Graduate Diploma

Equates to level 3 of a degree. Allows direct entry into an appropriate postgraduate (Masters Degree) programme.

ICM Postgraduate Diploma

The Human Resource Management programme introduces you to the academic disciplines that underlie the effective manage- ment of the human resource and proceeds to explore the theory, practice and strategy of human resource management.


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NED Training Centre Services NED Training Centre offers a wide range of student services. Our cheerful and friendly multilingual staff are available to assist students with: - Airport pick-up to accommodation  - Medical insurance applications - Visa documentation and advice - Flat sharing - Bus passes - Further study - Career advice - Independent travel - Anything else we can do to help you We also provide a hospitality area which is open to all students who wish to drop in a for a chat. All students receive full orientation on their arrival in Dublin.

Social Programme NED Training Centre organises activities for students that are fun, informative and educational. Look out for school announcements; check at reception, or on the school notice-boards to find out the time and type of activity for each week. Some activities are free, but there may be a fee for some of the bigger activities. The school will always subsidise the bigger activities to ensure that they are cheaper than by any other means. All students are encouraged to take part as our activities allow you to get to know your fellowv students and teachers better.


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NED Training Centre Facilities The Student lounge is a great place to relax with other English students and school staff. Students have free access to microwave ovens, a refrigerator and a snack vending machine. The school computer lab is open at all times. With no queuing to use a computer. There’s a wealth of fantastic material available to help you learn English at all levels. With a very user-friendly interface you can work on your English grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, listening or reading anytime before or after school. You can also enjoy a wide selection of DVD movies with English subtitles, another fun and effective way to improve your English.

Accommodation Our aim is to make you feel at home in Ireland. Your accommodation is an extremely important part of your whole experience. The different locations where we accommodate students are all close to public transport, shopping centres, supermarkets and banks. With NED Training Centre you can rest assured that we will provide you with quality accommodation that best suits your needs.

NED Training Centre offers a variety of accommodation. These comprise of: - Home stay with host families - Student residences - Apartments


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Student ID Card The Student ID Card is Ireland’s largest National student ID and discount card offering exclusive discounts of up to 40% off Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, DART and LUAS as well as offering over 200 retail discounts nationwide on production of the card in-store as well as online using your unique card number. The Student ID Card is available to all full time second and third level students.

WHY GET IT? - The Student ID Card is a photo ID that proves you are a student. - The biggest reason to buy the Student ID Card is for the exclusive travel discounts as you can not get these travel discounts with any other card. For example:

LUAS Normal Price 30 Day [Red/Green] Student Saving Price 35% DUBLIN BUS 30 Day [Rambler] Student Saving Price 25% There are over 200 retail discounts available with your Student ID Card and they work hard on students behalf to ensure offers are of real value for the card holders. For example: No other card can get you a discount with McDonald’s, Boots, O2, the Lash Bar and Student ID Card holders also receive a 15% discount with Champion Sports.


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Visa to study in Ireland For non EU students: - Proof of Educational Qualifications - Copy of Student’s Passport - Application form with personal details If the application is successful the college will send the student a “letter of Invitation” (conditional offer letter) confirming acceptance to the course and this will include the cost of tuition fees As soon as the tuition fee has been received, the school will issue an enrolment letter and an insurance policy. The letter will confirm course details, start date, payment of tuition fees, medical insurance and accommodation (if requested by student).

STUDENTS FROM SCHEDULE ONE COUNTRIES: (CAN APPLY FOR A STUDENT VISA IN IRELAND) On the student’s departure to Dublin, they must be in possession of the original conditional offer letter and enrolment letters. Once the student arrives at Dublin Airport, Immigration Officials will check the authenticity of the college letter and verify your details with the College directly. Immigration officers will also check that you have sufficient funds. Once they are satisfied they will stamp your passport with a one month visa. After settling in students should seek all the documentation that is needed to get the final visa.

STUDENTS FROM SCHEDULE TWO COUNTRIES: (MUST APPLY FOR A VISA PRIOR TO ENTERING IRELAND) Once students receive the conditional offer letter and the enrolment letter, they can then prepare the application for a “Student Visa”. Visa applications should be submitted to the Irish Embassy or Consulate in, or accredited to the country in which you normally reside. If there is no Irish Embassy or Consulate in your country of permanent residence or home State, please contact your nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate for further information as to where your application should be sent.


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40 Lower Dominick Street - Dublin 1 - Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 8783047 Fax: +353 (0)1 8783051

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