The Rise of Alternative Therapies

The Rise of Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapy refers to any medical practice that is not part of conventional Western medicine that can help promote relaxation and a general sense of wellbeing. The rise of alternative therapies has been huge in recent years as more people seek complementary and non-invasive treatments for their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This trend has […]

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Improve your Career Prospects in 2023

Improve your Career Prospects in 2023

Are you looking to improve your career prospects in 2023?  A brighter future A great way to boost your career path is to upskill with a training course. Employers will always place real value on education, so make 2023 is the year you enroll on a course and take a huge step towards a brighter […]

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A Guide to HPAT – Ireland 2033

A Guide to HPAT – Ireland 2033

This year, registrations for HPAT – Ireland 2023 opened today and will close on 20 January 2023. Every year thousands of students register to take this test. Here we provide a guide to HPAT – Ireland. A Guide to HPAT – Ireland 2033 HPAT – Ireland stands for Ireland Health Professions Admission Test – Ireland. […]

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Managing In Challenging Times

Managing In Challenging Times

In this guest feature article, Open Training College Management Courses Director Brendan Collins gives us an insight into Managing In Challenging Times. Writing as far back as 1959, in his publication, Landmarks of Tomorrow, the great management consultant, educator and author, Peter Drucker, stated: “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence. It […]

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How Managers Improve Team Performance through Leadership Learning

How Managers Improve Team Performance through Leadership Learning

Joe McDonald continues his Leadership Blog and gives us an insight into How Managers Improve Team Performance through Leadership Learning.   As a manager, or aspiring manager, what can you do you each and every day to improve team performance? Well, remember that truly effective leaders always have absolute clarity in terms of their own […]

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Tai Chi – The Perfect Activity for You!

Tai Chi – The Perfect Activity for You!

Tai Chi – The Perfect Activity for You! You’ve probably heard of the ancient Chinese practice called Tai chi and wondered what it is. It originated in China as a martial art and has evolved to become a mind-body practice loved by people the world over whose lives are enriched by the physical and emotional […]

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The Growth of the Digital Transformation Industry and How It’s Affecting Businesses Across Ireland

The Growth of the Digital Transformation Industry and How It’s Affecting Businesses Across Ireland

In this guest blog feature, Innopharma Education explores the growth of the digital transformation industry and how it’s affecting industries across Ireland and the globe.   For many industries, the phrase “digital transformation” was lightly used to describe the implementation of certain technologies into the business model. Now, digital transformation has a different meaning. It […]

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What is UX Design?

What is UX Design?

  What is UX Design? UX Design is all around us and is a huge factor in why we choose certain items over others. To understand UX Design let’s start with UX. UX is the name given to user experience and it refers to the way we interact and use any product, app or website. Think […]

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Working through Change: A Leadership Focus

Working through Change: A Leadership Focus

In this guest blog post, Open Training College Associate Tutor Joe McDonald explores the importance of change. Change is inevitable and there is no escaping it.  However, that’s no bad thing! Take a moment to consider just how much change has taken place within your own family, your local community, those towns and cities that […]

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The Importance of Lifelong Learning

The Importance of Lifelong Learning

In this guest blog post, Yuru Tang explores the importance of Lifelong Learning and introduces a new range of micro-credentials at Trinity College Dublin that can help you successfully pursue it. Lifelong and life-wide learning have become popular topics within Higher Education settings in recent years. The demands for adaptability to an ever-changing world has […]

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5 Reasons To Study Photography

5 Reasons To Study Photography

Are you hungry to be creative? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you love to take pictures – not just selfies but of the world around you. Whether that be catching a great image or noticing a great light or capturing a moment in time. If you have a passion for taking photographs […]

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Five Questions to Improve your Leadership Skills

Five Questions to Improve your Leadership Skills

In this guest blog post, Open Training College Associate Tutor Joe McDonald explores Five Questions to Improve your Leadership Skills. The Open Training College has a proven track record when it comes to the delivery of high-quality accredited management courses.  Modules such as Key Management Skills: Teamwork, Leadership & Communications equip students with practical skills […]

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How to Become an Accountant Without a Degree

How to Become an Accountant Without a Degree

In this guest feature article, Pitman Training share some great advice with us on How to Become an Accountant Without a Degree.   If you’re considering a change of career, you may not have immediately thought of accountancy. Despite the role offering rewarding, lucrative and varied opportunities, as well as the chance to make a […]

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OTC Student Support Service – A Student’s Perspective

OTC Student Support Service – A Student’s Perspective

Third Year Social Care student Linda Cassidy explains the variety of supports available to students at Open Training College.   As a third-year student, the Student Support Service has been a welcome addition to the overall suite of supports offered by the Open Training College (OTC).   The Student Support Service offers a variety of […]

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How Will I Fit a Social Care Degree into My Busy Life?

How Will I Fit a Social Care Degree into My Busy Life?

Open Training College answer the question “How will I fit a Social Care degree into my busy life?” This is a question that we get asked all the time, and rightly so, because it helps the potential students to get their heads around the level of commitment required when studying a third level degree course. […]

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Quality is a Habit!

Quality is a Habit!

OTC Associate Tutor Joe McDonald explores how an organisation can best deliver a quality service. ‘Quality is not an activity; it is a habit’ – Aristotle It is an absolute commitment to pursue excellence in every interaction that we have and in each action that we take. Can you honestly say that your organisation provides […]

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Top Growing Occupations

Top Growing Occupations

Today, the Skills & Labour Market Research Unit in SOLAS published a new report,  “Shifting Sands Navigating the patterns emerging in the Irish labour market post-COVID-19”. The report examines changes in the workforce landscape in Ireland and includes a spotlight on the top growing  occupations SOLAS is the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland. […]

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Why Take a Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin

Why Take a Micro-credential at Trinity College Dublin

For career-minded individuals looking to upskill to gain a promotion or reskill to change industries there are many options available when it comes to lifelong learning. Many of us are familiar with terms such as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and short courses but less is known about micro-credentials. So, what are they, how do they […]

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Why Students Need To Attend Jobs Expo Dublin

Why Students Need To Attend Jobs Expo Dublin

Jobs Expo is returning to Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday 26th March 2022. This event will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION. It’s not only a terrific opportunity for jobseekers but also it provides a great platform […]

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