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

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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”

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”

6 Tips For Leaving Certificate Students To Help You Study Better

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Study Success

Now is the best time to get into a proper study routine, particularly if you are working towards the 2018 Leaving Certificate examinations.  Here are a few tips from our Student Services team to help Leaving Certificate students to get into a good study routine and ensure that they all get the most benefit from their precious study time.

1. Take proper breaks

Sometimes less really is more. If you’ve ever felt like you are zoning out in the middle of a study session, it could be because you are simply studying for too long at a time! Continue reading “6 Tips For Leaving Certificate Students To Help You Study Better”

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”

Canadian Gaeilgeoirí

Flying the Flag for Irish

We have had many students studying our home study Irish leaving certificate course based all over the world.  Some are working towards sitting Irish at the Leaving Certificate State Examinations in Ireland and others are doing it just for fun, or to make a connection with their Irish ancestry.

Did you know?

In Ontario, Canada there is an official Gaeltacht settlement in Tamworth, 30 miles north of Napanee.  Many Irish immigrants who fled the Great Famine in the mid 19th century settled here, so there is a big historical connection with Ireland already in the town. Continue reading “Canadian Gaeilgeoirí”

Leaving Certificate Courses By Distance Learning

Leaving Certificate External Candidacy

Fully Flexible Leaving Certificate

We have been delivering the Leaving Certificate by distance learning for over thirty years at Kilroy’s College.  During this period we have had hundreds of students, of all ages and abilities, take from one to seven subjects with the College over the years. One of our recent Leaving Certificate students, Carmela, who took six subjects with us and attained one A1, two A2s, two B1s and one B2 has shared her success story with us.  Read on to find out she accomplished this. Continue reading “Leaving Certificate Courses By Distance Learning”

10 IT Job Skills In High Demand For 2017 & Beyond!

IT Job Skills In-Demand for 2017

If 2016 was a good year to be in IT, it looks like 2017 is going to be an even better year! Unemployment rates in the IT industry in 2016 were at around 1% in some areas – such as network and web security engineers and software developers and are forecast to fall even more in 2017. Given those numbers, it will come as no surprise that 81% of IT leaders have said that they have a real problem finding IT talent (as found in a recent TEKsystems survey).

10 IT skills that were in high demand for 2016:

Continue reading “10 IT Job Skills In High Demand For 2017 & Beyond!”

6 Steps to Funding for Job Seekers

Our Hottest Discounts Yet!

Now is the perfect time to get back to the books and start working towards a new qualification – at your own pace during the summer months.  Kilroy’s College has extended its summer learning offer into July with up to 50% off most of our distance training courses to accommodate prospective students who are thinking of up-skilling or changing career.

Funded Training Courses

Did you know that job seekers who wish to participate on our extensive range of online and correspondence distance learning courses may be eligible to avail of Department of Social Welfare funding? Continue reading “6 Steps to Funding for Job Seekers”