Online Education And Self-Empowerment

“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”

Fraud At Work – Know It! Stop It!

Monkey Business

This week’s blog post may be of greatest interest to our past and present Business Management students.  It covers the latter half of the agenda of the Women in Business Network event – occupational fraud.  The talk was given by Robert Kelly FCA CFE who is Operations Director at FraudEdge. Robert outlined what signs businesses should watch out for and how they can protect against internal fraud at work. 76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) – so this is something that all business owners should worry about. Continue reading “Fraud At Work – Know It! Stop It!”

Protecting Your Business From Economic Crimes – The Ultimate Guide

Counterfeit Currency

Kilroy’s College has many past and present students who are running their own businesses -from dog groomers, to dressmakers and nutritionists – we have more than sixty courses to help boost career and income prospects.  76% of companies report suffering from at least one type of fraud (Kroll 2015) and economic fraud costs Irish businesses millions of euro each year – so here are a few tips from the experts on how to prevent your business from being a victim of fraud. Continue reading “Protecting Your Business From Economic Crimes – The Ultimate Guide”

Shopping Online? Get Savvy On Cyber Crime Before You “Hit” Shop!

Don’t be a turkey – get savvy!

Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for online shopping.  With Grey Thursday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions many of us will be getting ready to buy online.

Would you leave your home without locking the door?  In the same way that you should always lock up your home to protect your valuables you need to lock your data away and be mindful of its value and protect it when you are online. Continue reading “Shopping Online? Get Savvy On Cyber Crime Before You “Hit” Shop!”

EdTech Trends for Distance Learning in 2017

Lisa in Lisbon at the Web Summit 2016

I am a serial Web Summit (WS) attendee.  I first visited the WS in November 2014 in Dublin where I recorded a piece to camera about EdTech trends for 2015 – back then it was all about gamification and making learning a fun, enjoyable & most importantly – a user friendly experience for the student.

A lot has changed in 2 short years – education through distance learning (be it delivered online or by correspondence) is booming.  The core attraction for many learners is the flexibility that it brings – you can literally study at any time, any place and any where.  The 3 EdTech trends for 2017 bring this premise even further – beyond reality! Continue reading “EdTech Trends for Distance Learning in 2017”

The Leaving Certificate by Home Study

The College currently offers fourteen different home study Leaving Certificate subjects at both higher and ordinary level: Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, History, Irish, Mathematics, Physics, Spanish.  More details on all of these subjects can be found here 

Virtual Classroom

Our #leaving certificate courses have been authored and designed to replace the classroom and the majority Continue reading “The Leaving Certificate by Home Study”

How to get ahead in Irish

ceili-bodhranIs the thought of sitting Irish in your Leaving Certificate stressing you out?  Whatever your motivation for taking Irish – be it as an entry requirement for third level, or for a Masters in Primary Education, we have the solution to ease your pain.

Fourteen Subjects

Our unique home study Leaving Certificate programme has been proven to work for the thousands of students Continue reading “How to get ahead in Irish”

Achieve maximum points!


This academic year (2016-2017) sees the introduction of the New Common Points Scale for Entry to Higher Education. The scale has been amended to take some of the pressure off the points race.

Currently a mark of 5% would generally separate grades.  For example, a C3 is 55-60% and a B2 is 75-80% Continue reading “Achieve maximum points!”

In The Business Of Blogging



Our blogger, Lisa Wright, also leads our in-house course development team in the College.  Lisa has over ten years of experience in the course development domain and has worked with many experienced course authors, who are experts in their chosen fields. She is a life-long learner and has a BA in Russian and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, London. She is currently studying an online course in Cyber Security.

Lisa Wright, Blogger and Course Development Manager

Lisa also works as a corporate consultant on behalf of the College, providing content and eLearning resources to add value to their Learning and Development teams and products.  Continue reading “In The Business Of Blogging”

A History Lesson


Did you know that Kilroy’s College is a third generation Irish business? Distance learning has come a very long way since Kilroy’s College was founded in 1932 by Paddy Joseph Kilroy – the grandfather of our current Director of Studies, Patrick Kilroy.


Paddy Joseph Kilroy was born in Athlone in 1908.  He came from a family of eight siblings.  Patrick left school at fourteen, as like many other people at that time, Continue reading “A History Lesson”