Life Long Learning

There is no end to education.

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The Right Course

Below you can find course and training opportunities available to you or your employees. You’ll also find information on grants and other financial supports and career guidance.

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Springboard

The Springboard+ upskilling initiative in higher education offers free and subsidised courses at certificate, degree and masters level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy.

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Skillsnet

Skillnet Learning Networks focus their activities specifically in areas where skills deficits have been highlighted by enterprise and that offer the best career progression opportunities for learners.  If you are an employee, training provided through Skillnet Ireland will provide you with the opportunity to reskill and progress in your career.

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Solas

Further Education and Training or FET, offers a wide variety of life-long education options to anyone over 16. FET includes apprenticeships, traineeships, Post Leaving Cert (PLC) courses, community and adult education as well as core literacy and numeracy services.  FET courses are provided at levels one to six on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

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Teagasc

Teagasc is the state agency providing research, advisory and education in agriculture, horticulture, food and rural development in Ireland.

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Design and Crafts Council Ireland

The Education Panel is an important resource of experienced designers and craftspeople who are passionate about their practice and committed to sharing their expertise with others and the education panel deliver educational projects for people of all ages and abilities.

Staff Picks

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What is life long learning?

All you need is imagination!

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Life Long Learning in Later Life

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The Benefits of Life Long Learning

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How do I get Started?

Music Lessons

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Coursera

Coursera collaborate with 200 leading universities and companies and you can start streaming on-demand video lectures today from top instructors in subjects like such as business, computer science, data science, language learning and more.

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Dash

Dash is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.

General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, providing training in today’s most in-demand skills.

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Skillshare

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more

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Lynda - Linkedin Learning

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Future Learn

Learn 100% online with world class universities and industry experts. Develop hobbies, new skills and career-changing expertise with FutureLearn flexible courses.

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UDEMY

UDEMY is a global marketplace for learning and instruction and connects students all over the world to the instructors.

Talent is universal but opportunities are not.  With access to online education, resources and instruction anyone, anywhere can gain skills.

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“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in.

Leonardi de Vinci

Creative Schools  open for 2022-23 programme

Creative expression provides opportunities for children and young people to try out new ideas and explore their creative potential. Creative Schools  open for 2022-23 programme, with €2.5m going to participating Primary and Post-Primary schools and Youth Reach centres...

Government launches Report on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision and outlines plan to implement its recommendations

The Government has announced the publication of a report on the Review of Out-of-School Education Provision. The out-of-school education sector relates to a small number of schools and education centres which operate outside of mainstream education provision. This...

Galway school and students recognised in Green Schools Water Awards

Over the past school year, over 123,000 students in 551 schools all over Ireland have participated in the Green-Schools water theme which is sponsored by Irish Water. The water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage...

Minister for Children announces free books for all children starting school in September

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today announced the roll-out of the First 5 My Little Library Initiative. The initiative will see more than 60,000 children starting school in September invited to collect a free...

Scheme to support European Year of Youth Initiatives

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today welcomed the launch of the European Year of Youth Micro Grants scheme which is being run by Léargas, Ireland’s National Coordinator for the Year. The scheme will be open to...

Remarks of The Taoiseach, Micheál Martin TD On the occasion the unveiling of the John Hume bust Washington D.C

Friends and colleagues, When we study Irish history we read of many great figures who helped build our country and our culture.  These are figures who admire from a far, relying on historians to give us a sense of the person. However there are rare occasions when we...

Heres how you can help Ukraine in a practical way.

Editor's note: The situation in Ukraine is actively evolving, as are the needs of citizens in the country and neighbouring regions. We will be keeping this list up to date with the evolving ways you can help in the coming days and weeks. The world was brought to a...

Update on Government Insurance Reform Plan Progress

The Government has today published the second implementation report of the Action Plan for Insurance Reform. The Action Plan for Insurance Reform published in December 2020 sets out 66 actions across Government to make Ireland’s insurance sector more competitive and...

Dr. Orla Flynn appointed first president of the Atlantic Technological University

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD has designated Dr. Orla Flynn as the first president of the new Atlantic Technological University, which will be established on 1 April 2022.  Dr Orla Flynn comes with over...

Lidl recognises efforts of their frontline workers with investment of €10 million in pay increases and reveals plans for 750 jobs across the year

Lidl is to recruit more than 750 new employees to its Irish operations this year in a variety of operational and office-based roles across its store network of 214 store locations, 4 regional distribution centres and Dublin head office, adding to the team of 6,100 in...

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August
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Round 1 offers available online - also issued by email and sms text.  Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a 'Statement of Application' email.

 

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August
2022

 

Available place facility opens.

 

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August
2022

 

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August
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Round 2 Offers Available online.

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Round 2 Offers Acceptances closes.

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August
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Round 3 offers available online - applicants will also receive an offer by email and sms text.

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August
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Round 3 Acceptance Closes.

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Round 4 Offers available online - offers will also by send by email and sms text.

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September
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Round 5 Offers Available online - offers will also be notified by email and by sms text.

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Septmeber 2022

 

Round 5 Offers acceptances closing date.

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September
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HEIs begin registration.

Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released.