10 Things you didn’t know about the Leaving Cert

10 Things you didn’t know about the Leaving Cert

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  English teacher Andrew Deacon explores the myths and secrets of the world’s scariest examination. . . 1.  It’s not the end of anything. Hundreds of students have told me:…
FAQs

FAQs

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Who qualifies as a mature student?Anyone who is over 23 on January 1st of the year of entry to their chosen course in a recognisable Higher Education Institution (HEI). What…
Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes

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We at Daycourses. com know that even the best intentions can fade when faced with the many distractions that hover around. So if your head is drooping and your concentration…
Career Profile – Priesthood

Career Profile – Priesthood

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  Fr Jerry Carey Priest (www.killaloediocese.ie) I am a Priest of the Diocese of Killaloe, which covers mainly Co Clare and parts of Tipperary and South Offaly. If I was…
Case Study 1

Case Study 1

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Deirdre Lynch, a student of Commerce at NUI Galway, is currently enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a one-year exchange programme in Hong Kong. Her desire to travel combined with the…
Case Study 2

Case Study 2

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Stephen Tully, also studying Commerce at NUI Galway is currently on an exchange in Hong Kong. He chose to do the exchange programme largely due to the positive impact it…
Case Study 2

Case Study 2

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Cecilia Clifford spent a year in Sweden at the Mittuniversitetet (Mid Sweden University) for her ERASMUS while studying for her BA in English and Media and had the time of…
Case Study 3

Case Study 3

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Lucy Jago is a final year student studying for a BA (International) in Arts – specialising in Anthropology and Philosophy – at NUI Maynooth and has just returned from an…
Employment & Lifelong Learning

Employment & Lifelong Learning

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A central tenet of Lifelong Learning is that traditional patterns of education, e. g. school » college » career, are no longer as dominant. Further and higher education is increasingly…
Case Study 1

Case Study 1

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Clíodhna Fannin is studying International Commerce with Italian at NUI Galway. She spent 2006/2007 in Trento, Italy, on the ERASMUS programme and describes it as ‘the best decision I have…
Certification

Certification

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There are a multitude of reasons why people decide to gain official qualifications – not least the fact that they improve your employability and can help fast-track you into the…
National Framework for Qualifications

National Framework for Qualifications

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The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) was introduced in 2003 to provide a flexible, standardised and integrated system of qualifications in Ireland. Its aim was to meet the needs of…
Awarding Bodies

Awarding Bodies

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There are various awarding bodies from which the awards are granted depending on the level of the award and the award type. The awarding bodies are listed below:The State Examinations…
The Further Education and Training Awards Council

The Further Education and Training Awards Council

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The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is a great way of furthering your education if you don’t get the points you need to get into college or university.…
The Higher Education and Training Awards Council

The Higher Education and Training Awards Council

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The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) is the qualifications awarding body for 3rd level educational and training institutions outside the university sector up to PhD level. It makes…
Finding a Job

Finding a Job

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Going to college isn’t for everyone. Some people really look forward to spending three or four years going to lectures, taking exams and studying hard. However, there are others who,…