Career in Focus: Pilot

Career in Focus: Pilot

Free as a bird, flying high, fly on high… the sky and those who can conquer it have always fascinated songwriters. Airplanes fascinate most of us. Many of us want to fly that airplane. Competition is always energetic for cockpit careers because of the high earnings and perceived glamour of a pilot´s job, especially those […]

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Financing Your Course: Is Borrowing the Answer?

Financing Your Course: Is Borrowing the Answer?

Mark Godfrey Looks at the Financial Necessities Of a Full Time College Student and Makes a Suggestion to the Government: Sweaty palms, eyes down-cast, Simon queued.   Embarrassment, worry, dread… he was meeting the bank manager again.  Those thousands he had promised he would pay off… he thought he could pay off.  But now he was […]

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Building a Career with Courses.ie

Building a Career with Courses.ie

A well-chosen training course can greatly improve your career prospects. People often assume, incorrectly, that an honours degree from a full-time course in a university is the only educational award that employers place any real value on. Adult education is well-respected across all industries, and enrolling can be a very sensible step toward a brighter […]

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Animal Science Courses and Training

Animal Science Courses and Training

Thinking about studying Animal Science in Ireland? There’s no better place, especially with this field so ingrained in local heritage. In fact, the first Irish farmers worked the land long before the Pyramids were constructed. There’s evidence of agricultural settlements and enclosures dating back almost six thousand years. However, things have moved on since then. […]

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Costume Design Course

Costume Design Course

Fashion a career with costume design! If you are a creative person with a flair for fashion, the costume design industry could be absolutely perfect for you. What is costume design? There are many different roles that a costume designer can play. They might simply work in the fashion industry, creating amazing couture garments for […]

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Life’s a céilí, so take an Irish Dancing course!

Life’s a céilí, so take an Irish Dancing course!

Life’s a céilí, so take an Irish Dancing course! Traditional Irish dancing is famous across the world, thanks to folk tales and Michael Flatley. Dancing is a great way to have fun and keep in shape, as well as connect with your roots, so consider an Irish Dance class a must for anyone interested in […]

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Decorate your CV with a Nail Art Course

Decorate your CV with a Nail Art Course

Decorate your CV with a Nail Art Course Nail art is one of the hottest trends in health and beauty at the moment. Having amazing nails is a really important part of looking your best and knowing how to do that can make you an amazing friend, or a highly sought-after professional. What is nail […]

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Bloom with a Flower Arranging Course!

Bloom with a Flower Arranging Course!

Bloom with a Flower Arranging Course! There was a time, not so long ago, when flower arranging was considered a vital part of any woman’s education. Times have moved on, of course, but flower arranging is still a well-respected skill, that can make serious money. Taking a course can be a great way to get […]

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Take a Public Speaking Course

Take a Public Speaking Course

Friends! Romans! Irishmen! Take a Public Speaking Course! Speaking to a large group of people can be scary, even for a seasoned conversationalist. Learn how to give rousing speeches, tell interesting anecdotes, and generally be a raconteur of great renown. What is public speaking? Obviously, public speaking is speaking in public. But what does that […]

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Fix up the future with a Car Mechanic Course!

Fix up the future with a Car Mechanic Course!

Fix up the future with a Car Mechanic Course! Fixing a car is expensive. As if the cost of insurance, tax and buying a car wasn’t high enough (not to mention having to qualify in the first place), there is also the added cost of trying to keep your vehicle in working order. Luckily, if […]

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Plan for success with SQL Courses

Plan for success with SQL Courses

SQL is a vitally important skill for anyone looking to work in a professional environment with databases, either as a part of programming or in a data management context. What is SQL? SQL stands for ‘Structured Query Language and is a language used in programming as a domain specific language. It offers a significant evolution […]

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Shiatsu Classes: Learn about this ancient Japanese Massage Therapy

Shiatsu Classes: Learn about this ancient Japanese Massage Therapy

Shiatsu classes teach you an ancient Japanese form of massage therapy. This therapy is also practiced in traditional Chinese medicine and all over the globe. Also known as ‘finger pressure’, shiatsu uses pressure points on the body to focus energy. Pressure is deliberately applied to remove blockages of energy which is causing discomfort. Eastern theory […]

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The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Explained

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Explained

If you have decided to do an accredited course, one of the first things you’ll need to know is where the qualification falls of the NFQ. The NFQ – the National Framework of Qualifications – has ten levels. The more difficult or specialised a course, the higher the level. Your Junior Cert is falls at Level 3; if you […]

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Yoga classes: Fitness for your Body and Mind

Yoga classes: Fitness for your Body and Mind

Why take yoga classes? Yoga is a physical and spiritual program designed to improve your level of fitness. It originated in India several thousand years ago and simply said, yoga means ‘to unite’, which is the main goal of the yoga discipline. This form of fitness blends strengthening the body through a series of poses. […]

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Zumba classes: Get fit and have fun with this high-energy dance

Zumba classes: Get fit and have fun with this high-energy dance

Are you ready to dance? Zumba classes take a regular fitness class up a notch with some high-energy Latin-inspired dance moves. Zumba classes pair upbeat Latin music with aerobic dancing to get you moving and maybe even teach you a few new dance routines. Beto Perez, a celeb fitness trainer, invented this fun fitness approach […]

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Career planning: take the time to properly plan your future

Career planning: take the time to properly plan your future

Here is the most important career planning question: What do you want to be when you grow up? It is not an easy question to answer. Careers are not what they used to be. Neither is studying. In the 21st century it is not unusual for people to change careers in midlife. Studying does not […]

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Learning a second language will give you a competitive edge

Learning a second language will give you a competitive edge

The demand for employees with a second language has significantly increased in recent years. This is an area where Ireland underperforms. Our European neighbours are far more likely that us to have at least two languages. Over ninety percent of people in Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia and Sweden can speak a second language. […]

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The big debate: Will online learning replace attending college?

The big debate: Will online learning replace attending college?

There are more e-learning options than ever before. That is one of the reason that ever greater numbers of people are choosing to study this way. All the indications are that e-learning will keep growing. That means one of two things may happen. Either e-learning will grow and complement bricks and mortar educational institutions. Alternatively, it […]

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Springboard+ courses for graduates and employed people

Springboard+ courses for graduates and employed people

Springboard+ courses are one of Ireland’s most important education initiatives for unemployed people. Springboard+ offers 5,855 free places on 181 courses to help unemployed people return to education and find highly paid jobs. The courses are at certificate, degree and master’s levels. These are all in areas where there are plenty of jobs. However, Springboard+ […]

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