Getting Your Child with Learning Disabilities Involved in the Arts

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Our guest blogger this month is Lillian Brooks of Learning Disabilities Info. Learning Disabilities Info is an online resource that was created to offer information and understanding to parents of children with learning disabilities, as well as adults who are in need of continued support to succeed. This article aims to give parents and educators some valuable advice on how to get children involved in the arts and discover how creative play can boost a child’s self-esteem and wellbeing.

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Getting Your Child with Learning Disabilities Involved in the Arts

For children with special needs, it can be difficult to engage in what are usually considered to be average childhood activities. The arts are a prime example of this. While it might seem like any child can pick up a paintbrush or take a music class, for children with special needs, even this can be difficult. Each child has their difficulties, and when your child has special needs, these difficulties are often amplified. Continue reading “Getting Your Child with Learning Disabilities Involved in the Arts”

Kilroy’s College launch a range of new classroom-based Film & Media courses, closing the film skills gap and reshaping training for future industry players

Kilroy’s College has launched a suite of filmmaking training courses in partnership with the Irish Film School. The Irish Film School was set up in January 2018 by iconic film director John Boorman and leading film producer and financier Kieran Corrigan. They provide professional training courses in filmmaking, film production, visual FX and the business of film. The training courses have been carefully designed by the founders who lead a team of accomplished instructors, including Hollywood legend Roger Corman and Academy Award winning VFX house DNEG.

These courses will help students to develop the creative, technical and business filmmaking skills needed for today’s dynamic global film industry. They will also be able to network with fellow students, instructors and industry professionals during each course. Continue reading “Kilroy’s College launch a range of new classroom-based Film & Media courses, closing the film skills gap and reshaping training for future industry players”

Garda Recruitment 2018

News Update! On May 17th a new competition for selection of Garda trainees was announced by Public Jobs.

An Garda Síochána is the national police and security service of Ireland. Its mission is to deliver professional policing and security services with the trust, confidence and support of the people they serve.

Garda College (Templemore) graduates

Application Process

To receive notification of Garda Trainee recruitment campaigns as they arise you can register as a member of Public Jobs. Continue reading “Garda Recruitment 2018”

Adult Psychology Student On Course For Success

Michelle Hadad – Past Student & Author

Kilroy’s College currently delivers six different distance learning Psychology courses and our Adult Psychology diploma course is one of our most popular programmes.  It has been taken by hundreds of students over the years for a myriad of different reasons. Some of our graduates have enjoyed the course so much that they have gone on to study further in order to work in this domain and others have used the knowledge gained from our course to empower themselves and take a personal journey of self-exploration.

One of our past Adult Psychology students, Michelle Hadad, has done something very different with the insights that she has gained from the programme.  Continue reading “Adult Psychology Student On Course For Success”

3 Tips for Single Parenthood

January brings the start of a New Year and for many of us with young families it can be a challenging month. Getting the kids back into a creche or school routine can be hard after a relaxing Christmas break and it can be a real struggle for some of us to find a decent work/life balance whilst managing a family and working inside or outside of the home.

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We asked Daniel Sherwin, founder of DadSolo.com for some tips and tricks on how to make time for yourself and stay balanced at this busy time of the year.  If (like me) you are thinking of a new hobby, starting a new course or exercise regime – Daniel has some sage words of advice for us all! Continue reading “3 Tips for Single Parenthood”

Leaving Certificate Irish Course Competition – The Result!

Competition Winner

Thank you for all your recent entries to our Irish language competition.  We had a great response to this challenge and the lucky winner was notified by email at the end of last month!  Philippa Baker (London) is the happy recipient of a €250 gift voucher.  Philippa is completing our home study Irish leaving certificate course at the moment and is working towards sitting the leaving certificate in 2019 as an external candidate.

We asked Professor Scott Oser to provide a translation for us to publish so that all of our Irish students can see how it is done – Canadian style! Continue reading “Leaving Certificate Irish Course Competition – The Result!”

8 Steps To Secure Shopping Online

The Cookie Monster

This Cyber Monday & in the run up to the festive season many of us will be getting ready to buy online.

We would never leave our home without locking the front door to keep our valuables safe.  So why would we not protect our personal data and be mindful of its value when we are browsing and shopping online?

Cyber security global leader Kaspersky Lab has put together a short video called “The Data Dollar Store” that reveals the lack of value that some shoppers put on their personal data.  It is a thought-provoking piece that will hopefully make us all stop and think before giving our personal data away for free the next time that we go online. Continue reading “8 Steps To Secure Shopping Online”

3 Things You Should Know About Black Friday

What?

Black Friday originated in the USA and is the biggest shopping event of the year.  It now takes place on a global scale. We will be offering the best deals and fantastic home study course fee reductions all week to kick-start the festive season.

When?

Black Friday takes place the day after Thanksgiving, which falls on the fourth Thursday in November Continue reading “3 Things You Should Know About Black Friday”

5 Key Skills for Learners in 2018

Opening Night at Web Summit 2017

Did you know that sixty percent of jobs that will exist by 2030 are unknown?

Education in 2018 is about facilitating the student to become a lifelong learner. Knowing how to learn to adapt to the challenges of new technology and having agility to adapt are becoming key attributes in education as we move towards an inflection point in technology with the rapid advancement of AI and robotics. Continue reading “5 Key Skills for Learners in 2018”

The Irish Leaving Certificate – A Route to Third Level Education in the EU

University College Dublin

Studying at Third Level in Ireland & the EU Explained

We currently have students from eleven countries currently working towards sitting the Irish Leaving Certificate State Examinations in 2018 and 2019.  They are doing this by studying Leaving Certificate distance learning courses at the College.  Some are hoping to move to Ireland, in order to study a third level degree at university and others are planning to move to another EU destination like Germany, Denmark or the Netherlands, with a view to entering third level education there. Continue reading “The Irish Leaving Certificate – A Route to Third Level Education in the EU”