New Course from NUI Galway: Diploma in Marketing (Online)

NUI Galway has announced a new part-time Diploma in Marketing, which is delivered fully online. Online learning offers a flexible mode of delivery which allows students to study at times that suit their schedule, from any location as long as they have internet access.

This course is aimed at anyone seeking a marketing qualification to develop their careers. Students will be equipped with key concepts and skills, vital to embark on a career in marketing. Visit the NUI Galway course page to find out more.


Posted in Career Development, Marketing, Online Learning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Not all accounting qualifications are the same… The CIMA Difference

Most accounting qualifications train people for private practice, working on external audit and tax issues. CIMA prepares people for a career in business. It teaches skills for strategic advice, managing risk and making key decisions.

With employers identifying the need for finance professionals to be valuable right across the organisation, CIMA’s unique blend of management accounting, financial accounting and business focused subjects continues to produce competen tand confident Chartered Global ManagementAccountant™ (CGMA®) professionals who can lead their organisations to sustainable success.

The CIMA syllabus is designed to deliver a strong understanding of all aspects of business so our members can contribute in many areas of an organisation.

A comparison has been carried out between CIMA and following professional bodies, to help you identify the difference:

ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

CPA Ireland – Certified Public Accountants Ireland

ICAI – Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland

ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales

To find out more see the CIMA Difference.

Find out more about CIMA and what the qualification can offer you at:

For more information contact CIMA at: | E: | T: +353 1 643 0400



Posted in Business | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CIMA Ireland is holding open evenings this June

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA Ireland, is hosting a number of open evenings around Ireland in June 2016.

Open evenings are a perfect opportunity for anyone considering the CIMA professional qualification in management accounting. You can learn about entry routes, study options, exams, careers and ask any questions you have.

During the open evenings CIMA qualified professionals, tuition providers, affiliated employers, and recruitment specialists Morgan McKinley/Hays will share insights, experience and advice on career opportunities and earning potential.

There has never been a better time to be a management accountant. CIMA qualified management accountants, particularly at senior level, are in demand more than ever. The open evenings will allow attendees to explore the internationally recognised CIMA qualification.

Open evenings dates

7 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

Clayton Hotel, 22 Ormeau Ave Belfast
14 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

Cork IT, Rossa Ave Cork
14 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Rd Armagh
16 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Galway
21 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

CIMA Ireland Office, Harcourt Rd Dublin
23 June Registration – 18:00 

Presentations – 18:30

Limerick Strand Hotel, Ennis Rd Limerick

Register to attend

If you would like to attend an open evening, please click here to register.

*Disclaimer: by registering for this event you are agreeing to allow the data provided to be shared with the sponsor who may contact you regarding the subject matter presented. Terms and conditions are available here.


Posted in Business, News | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

WIT announces a project to help youth workers empower young people

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has announced a research project for youth workers to help them empower the young people that they work with.

Many people who work in education or training, whether in schools, the workplace or the community, wish they could better help their students or clients to live up to their full potential. Sometimes trainers need some extra training themselves.

WIT, along with the National Youth Council of Ireland, the Men’s Development Network, and the Centre for Health Behaviour Research is working on a research project exploring the impact of the ‘Facilitation Skills for Health and Wellbeing’ training on youth workers and their organisations across eight organisations nationwide.

This project is jointly funded by the National Office for Suicide Preventions and Health Promotion and Improvement, Health and Wellbeing Division within the HSE.

“Training in the areas of soft skill development such as communication, interpersonal skills and leadership is essential when working with young people. These skills are fundamental in developing rapport and trust which ultimately enables the work to happen with young people,” said Dr Paula Carroll, one of the research project supervisors and lecturer with the Department of Health Sport and Exercise Science at WIT.

“The training model is supportive on a number of levels. Youth workers attend with a colleague from their centre, training is also offered to managers and the whole staff so that the learnings can be integrated into practice within the organisation.”


WIT’s new MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being

The training is founded on elements of WIT’s new MA in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Promoting Health and Well Being which is being offered this September. These skills are in high demand amongst front line service providers and management.

Over the years WIT has trained highly regarded community, social and youth workers, teachers, and those working with marginalised or vulnerable groups, as well as health professionals and management staff.

The current training and research project with youth workers builds upon the findings of previous research, and those involved say that it is the most effective training model to date.

“The focus of the training is based on facilitation skills carried out through group work and personal development that reflects how youth workers can interact and work with young people. We’re finding that this specialised training helps youth workers accept and understand that everyone is coming from a different place and difficulties completely vary from person to person,” explained Dr Carroll.

“Youth workers are learning on many levels as a result of this training and these learnings have begun to be integrated into their practice which they believe will benefit the young people with whom they work.”


Posted in Career Development, Institutes of Technology, News | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Doctoral Programmes Announced By Mary Immaculate College

Graduate education is a key strategic feature of Mary Immaculate College’s (MIC) mission to enhance the intellectual and professional development of students through excellence in research, teaching and learning in a range of disciplines.

For a number of years, MIC Campus Limerick has offered postgraduate researchers structured PhD programmes in the areas of Education and in the Philosophy of Art and Culture. From September 2016, MIC will provide three new doctoral programmes to research students. These include two new structured PhD programmes in the areas of Applied Linguistics and Development Education and Practice, as well as a professional doctorate programme in Educational and Child Psychology.

The new Structured PhD in Applied Linguistics (PhD AL) is a four-year fulltime programme which includes a combination of taught modules (in year 1 of the programme) and individual research, the principal component being the doctoral thesis. The programme aims to enhance the professional knowledge of language teachers and language professionals by focusing on the core features of language as a system (grammar, lexis and phonology), language learning and acquisition, as well as language in its broader societal context. The taught modules will be offered in a face-to-face environment and blended learning will be used to offer flexibility for learners.

The core educational principle of the programme is that it will be research-led and will entail engaging with cutting-edge research across a range of sub-fields of Applied Linguistics. This will mean promoting enquiry-based learning by posing real world problems relating to language use and acquisition. The fostering of critical thinking is also core to the educational principles of the programme. Students will be challenged throughout the programme to engage critically with received models of language use and acquisition. A range of pedagogical strategies will be deployed to promote active research-led learning and scholarship.  Residential summer schools will also be a key component of the programme and will allow students to engage with high profile Applied Linguists and also to present their own research, with the aim of enhancing their development as independent researchers


Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance


Gain the qualification in less than 6 months!

Due to Ireland’s increasing importance as a Western hub for Islamic finance, CIMA Ireland offers two blended tuition offerings each year.

If you want to be well placed to play a role in an important area of growth and opportunity for Ireland, then this specialist diploma in Islamic finance is for you.

With input from leading Shari’ah academics, CIMA’s blended tuition package includes:

  • Initial kick-start session.
  • Online and hard copy study materials.
  • Five Saturday morning face-to-face revision seminars in Dublin.
  • Email support provided from leading Shari’ah academics.


Places still available for the February 2016 course – next seminar date 19th March.

Venue: CIMA Ireland office, 5th floor, Block E, Iveagh Court, Harcourt Road, Dublin 2.

Cost: £990

Dates and times:

Revision seminar Date Time
Certificate in Islamic Commercial Law Sat 29 Mar 9.30am-12.30pm
Certificate in Islamic banking and takaful Fri 15 Apr 1.30-4.30pm
Certificate in Islamic capital market and instruments Sat 14 May 9.30am-12.30pm
Certificate in accounting for Islamic financial institutions Sat 18 June 9.30am-12.30pm


Register: Phone 01 6430400 or email

CIMA’s Islamic finance qualifications have won awards to recognise their world-leading status in the industry:

  • ‘Best training institution’ at the 2015 Islamic Business and Finance Awards.
  • ‘Best Islamic finance education provider 2013′ from the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) committee.


Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chartered Accountants Ireland Open Day March 1st

ou’ll want to join us at the Chartered Accountants Ireland Careers Fair on Tues afternoon, 1 March 2016 in Pearse St, Dublin.  The details are:

Date:             Tues 1 March 2016

Time:             2pm-5pm

Venue:          Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse St, Dublin 2

20 firms of Chartered Accountants will be exhibiting on the day, including all of the ‘Big 4’, top 10 firms and smaller practices, all hoping to fill current or future graduate training positions.  So it’s an event not to be missed.

Chartered Accountants firms are the biggest single employer of new graduates each year in Ireland.  In 2015 firms in public practice from the ‘Big4’ to smaller firms offered some 1,200 training positions.

The event which is free of charge to attend, is aimed at all students interested in Chartered Accountancy – from all faculties. Last year 16% of new Chartered students came from non-accounting degree courses.  First and second year students interested in securing internship experience may also want to attend and speak with firms.

In addition to the chance to discuss the application process with firms, the event will also include a number of presentations on career opportunities as a Chartered Accountant, routes into Chartered Accountancy and practical tips on CV and interview preparation


Posted in News | Tagged | Leave a comment

NUIG Enrolling For Training Courses

Time to develop your TRAINER SKILLS?

The Centre of Adult Learning and Professional Development offers short, flexible training courses that allow you progress to Degree & Master levels.

  • Foundation Diploma in Training and Education
  • Certificate in Advanced Trainer Skills (Coaching & Mentoring)
  • Skills for Professional Development

Courses start in March, contact us on:

Adult Training and Education Studies

t: 091 494055  •  e:  •


Posted in postgraduate courses | Tagged | Leave a comment

Irish Students Are Going To Poland To Study Medicine

Irish families say goodbye to children for 6 years.

A dozen Irish families will meet on Thursday to learn about Bydgoszcz, Poland, where their children are not accepted to Irish universities – are going to study medicine for the next 6 years.

The students and their families have been considering and researching going abroad for a months, but many of them have only decided to leave Ireland after the last round of CAO offers as they did not get offered the courses they dreamed of in Ireland. With Leaving Cert points requirements going up from year to year, it is more difficult to pursue a medical education than ever.

On Thursday, 5.30, Medical Poland, that helps Irish students begin their medical journey in Poland and makes sure they get the best quality education at the Polish universities, will show what it is like to study in Bydgoszcz, at Collegium Medicum. The event takes place at Medical Poland, 63 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1. The Polish Ambassador will also encourage students to embrace the country and learn not only the names of each bone in Latin (and English) but also learn the country’s culture and great tradition. There is a lot to learn about as the country’s oldest university dates 1364.

“We are still waiting for the moment when Poland will be the first choice for Irish students, as it is for three sons of the President of a Scandinavian university. Scandinavians stated study medicine in Poland 21 years ago due to difficulty getting places in their home countries. Now, they study in Poland because they have recognized the education quality there”, says professor Jawien, founder of medical programmes through English in Bydgoszcz, Poland and President of European Society for Vascular Surgery. He is a well known medical figure and now is looking for Irish students to join their colleagues in Poland.

“We trust that after graduating, Irish doctors will return home to serve the Irish society, as many of their parents do now. The graduates of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy will come back with exceptional medical knowledge received in Poland, that ranks 2nd in OECD in education (Better Life Index).” adds Artur Banaszkiewicz from Medical Poland. The country hosts almost 50 thousands students from abroad and is one of the biggest EU student hubs.



Posted in Health and Medical, News | Tagged | Leave a comment

Dublin Business School: FREE Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Science

FREE Postgraduate Higher Diploma in Science with guaranteed work placement*.

There are thousands of job vacancies in the ICT sector in Ireland. The ICT industry needs talented and skilled graduates to fill these positions.

Dublin Business School (DBS) in conjunction with Microsoft Ireland, their Partner Network and other Industry Partners under the Government Springboard+ initiative is providing participants the opportunity to reskill or cross skill for FREE under an approved and accredited Level 8 ICT Skills graduate conversion programme.

The Springboard+ initiative was launched in May 2015, by the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English T.D. The initiative has an offering of free part-time and full-time higher education places to provide reskilling and upskilling opportunities for up to 9,000 jobseekers.

At the launch the Minister said, “I am delighted that new data from the Department of Social Protection shows that 74% of all Springboard participants between 2011 and 2014 are no longer on the Live Register.”

All courses are supported by the HEA and Department of Education and Skills which means the tuition fees normally associated with such programmes are waived.

To anybody holding a Level 8 degree and interested in a career in Software Development, IT Infrastructure and Networking, Data Analytics or Web and Cloud technologies, this is the programme you have been looking for. With 44,500 new jobs forecasted to arise in the ICT sector by 2018 it has become a real success story in Ireland.

Graduates of this programme will be qualified for graduate entry level positions in a wide range of IT areas, including Software Development, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Administration, Computer Architecture, Data Analytics, Networking and Web and Cloud Technologies.

With over 80%** of our ICT graduates to date securing full time employment, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Become part of the ICT success story with DBS today! Applications for September 2015 are now being considered. We will be holding an Open Evening on Thursday August 13th from 5-7pm – there will be lecturers from across the ICT programmes present, and it is a great opportunity to chat to them about the course.

“The Higher Diploma in Science in Computing is an excellent industry supported course which has helped me to develop a wide range of highly desirable IT skills. While the workload on the course is highly intensive the opportunities and skills gained from its completion are highly recommended and offer the student the maximum possibility of employment on its completion. The staff and lectures offer great support during the course and have an excellent knowledge of the subject areas. Overall a great experience and I would like to thank everyone at DBS.”

Kieran O’Connell, Higher Diploma in Science in Computing

*subject to academic performance

**80% of the 2012 graduates

Posted in News, postgraduate courses, Science | Tagged | Leave a comment