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”

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!”

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”

Haunted Home Study Halloween Offer

Kilroy’s College has just launched a haunted home study Halloween offer and to mark the occasion we have out together a short guide of some of the most haunted places in Ireland.  Prepared to be scared! Very scared….

7 Most Haunted Homes In Ireland

  1. Leap Castle

Ireland’s Leap Castle is widely regarded as the most haunted castle in the world! Many thousands of ghost hunters travel to the castle each year, attracted by the haunting tales that surround it. Continue reading “Haunted Home Study Halloween Offer”

Training Grants Following Redundancies

Training Grants

Redundancy can mean new, exciting opportunities, including the opportunity to retrain for a new career. You might find that losing your job opens the door to a new career.

Adding to your existing skills or gaining qualifications in a new area are good ways of boosting your chances of getting another job. They can also give your confidence a well-needed boost at this time.

Retraining Choices

You will find lots of retraining choices open to you when you’ve been made redundant, from apprenticeships and internships to part-time, full-time or distance study courses at college or university. Continue reading “Training Grants Following Redundancies”

Digital Photography New Online Course!

Make Extra Income As A Freelance Photographer

Learn Essential Photography Skills

Our new Digital Photography distance learning course will teach you the essential skills necessary to improve the quality level of your picture taking, have great competency in all aspects of camera controls and technique including exposure, composition, lighting, digital editing and image presentation.

Camera Equipment Explained

It will also explain what camera equipment will work best for you, what’s recommended and what’s not essential. As you complete each of the lessons, you will gain photography skills that can help with your career or that are for enjoyment and personal use. Continue reading “Digital Photography New Online Course!”

Childcare Courses By Distance Learning

Sarah Finlay (recent graduate of our QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Curriculum minor award programme)

At Kilroy’s College we really value having students contact us to tell us about their experience in our nationally recognised distance learning training courses. This week, Lisa Wright (our resident blogger), was privileged to hear from one of our recent QQI childcare training graduates, Sarah Finlay.

Childcare Training Success Story -Unwrapped!

LW: “Sarah, what inspired you to to go back to education and work towards your QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)?

SF: “About eight years ago I got a summer job in a creche and found it was the right job for me.  Continue reading “Childcare Courses By Distance Learning”

Freelance Journalism Distance Course – A Success Story

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Freelance Journalism In Action

3 Tips To Success As A Freelance Journalist

1. Take a short training course in freelance journalism

Our Freelance Journalism course has been taken by hundreds of students since the course was launched over twenty years ago.  The whole genre of journalism has changed dramatically in the digital age and our Freelance Journalism home study course has evolved and been adapted by our expert course writers to meet the needs of the changing face of freelance journalism.

Another good educational resource is the BBC Academy which offers a broad range of online resources that freelance journalists may find useful.

Their range of weekly podcasts are particularly interesting and informative for those who are thinking about a career in television, radio or online.

2. Join an online community of journalists

This is a good way to exchange tips and ideas with fellow journalists.  There are many options available but we like Journobiz Forums – it is free to join and can be a great source of information.  You can also search on social media and look on Twitter or for a Facebook group.  LinkedIn For Journalists includes advice and information for all journalists, including freelancers.

3. Register with a freelance journalist directory

Online paid directories like Upwork and Journalism.co.uk can also be worth considering.  They will take some of the pain out of connecting with industry professionals and, more importantly, can help you to network with fellow industry professionals and get published.

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Interview Time

7 Reasons To Enrol

I recently interviewed a Kilroy’s past Freelance Journalism student Joe Scully. Joe had contacted our Careers team to let them know that he was delighted with his qualification and that he had just got published!

LW: “What inspired you to go back to education?”

JS: “I have always wanted to be a journalist, but for one reason or another, I never got around to doing anything about it.  I never did my Leaving Certificate, so I always felt that I could not get involved in journalism without it.  However once I found out about this course I just decided to go for it.”

LW: “How did you hear about Kilroy’s College and our personal tutor-supported home study courses?”

JS: “I heard about Kilroy’s from a friend who had done a course and looked it up on the Internet and found the course that I was interested in – Freelance Journalism“.

LW: “Did you find it easy to complete the self-paced course within the twelve month time limit?”

JS: “Yes.  I found it very easy”.

LW: “Have you ever had any experience of taking any other distance learning course in the past?”

JS: “No – this was my first experience, but I would recommend the course to anyone thinking of returning to education”.

LW: “Which topic did you personally find the most challenging, and did you find our course helpful and useful in getting to grips with that topic?”

JS: “I never really found much of the course all that difficult, the hardest part was getting started I suppose. The course was very useful though in helping me, in several ways.  Mainly it gave me the confidence to believe I could become a journalist and put the tools in place for me to further my career.”

LW: “Which section of the course did you find the most enjoyable?”

JS: “I found the assignment on interviewing someone the most enjoyable by far. I would be a shy person by nature but to have the confidence to approach someone has helped me a lot.  Doing research on the person and interviewing them and listening to them speak, was something I really enjoyed.

LW: “I know that you have recently had an article published – congratulations!  What are you most looking forward to next in your career as a freelance journalist?”

JS: “I am looking forward to having many more articles published and to exploring more avenues.  Also continuing to learn as I move forward.  I am also looking forward to meeting new people and hearing their opinions on all kinds of different subjects.  I am most looking forward to doing as much writing as I can”.

 What to learn more?

Request a Freelance Journalism eBrochure.

 

 

 

Distance & Online Courses – Discounted By Up To 50%!

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Spring Is In The Air!

QQI Certificates & Much More!

Our qualifications range from QQI certificates, IT & computer skills certificates, diplomas and short courses.  Whatever you want to study, we’re sure to have the right course for you.

Life-Enhancing Learning

Our students can enrol at any time of the year and the College is open all year round.  Learners work at their own pace (within their given course limit) and are guided every step of the way through their studies by their very own personal tutor.  Our Student Services team is also on hand Monday-Friday to help with any query – no matter how big or how small.

Whether you intend to improve or transform your career, pursue a new interest or even change the world – you can enjoy life-enhancing learning all year round.

Online Dog Grooming Courses

Dog lover, Louise, always wanted to do a Dog Grooming course but, as a busy owner of eight dogs, she had her hands full!  She needed a flexible and affordable way to study for her dog grooming diploma and realise her dream.  Read Louise’s story.

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Louise in action at her business “Groom by Louise”

Career Preparation Courses

Mature Nursing & Midwifery Course

And learn how Aisling Doyle set herself the challenge of studying for the Mature Nursing & Midwifery test with Kilroy’s and was offered her first choice in the CAO to study as a mature student in Trinity College Dublin in Nursing in September 2016.

Returning to Academia

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Returning To Academia?

Leaving Certificate Courses

Sometimes, people study with Kilroy’s College to fill a knowledge gap, perhaps having missed the traditional academic path earlier in life.

Our students are living & breathing proof that our Leaving Certificate studies can fit around your busy life.

Find out how Helen Rogers returned to academia as a mature student after taking our Leaving Certificate Higher Level Irish course and is now studying at Hibernia College for a Masters in Primary Education.

On the subject of returning to academia: have you viewed our leaving certificate courses?

What would you love to learn?

There is simply no better time to start than right now – with course fees discounted by up to 50%.

Find out more!

Enquiry Form

 

Online Education And Self-Empowerment

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” (C.S. Lewis)

Kilroy’s College is proud to be able to offer an open and online education to anyone who has the desire to learn regardless of age or ability.  We actively encourage people to go back to education and master a new skill. As a result we have had many mature learners studying with us in the College over the past 70 years.

Bridging the Digital Divide

We have more than 80 different courses to choose from at the College – something for everyone Continue reading “Online Education And Self-Empowerment”