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”

Dog Grooming Success Story


Louise now runs her own business, we asked her a few questions.

Why did you pick dog grooming?

I have loved dogs since I was a kid and always had an interest in learning about dog grooming. The course was a very economical way of learning about grooming and the business in my own time. It is also a much cheaper way of learning about all aspects of dog grooming than the more expensive one-to-one courses that are available elsewhere.

Continue reading “Dog Grooming Success Story”