Career Tips

Practical Study Tips for Adults Returning to Education

The pandemic has changed all our lives to a greater or lesser extent depending on our work or home situations.  It’s fair to say that none of us got through without some major upheaval.  Over the past year or more through our online courses, I have met a lot of people who have found themselves …

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Train the Trainer – Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

The Train the Trainer model is recognised as an industry standard for professionals who train others in the workplace or a range of further education settings.  The skillset needed to deliver effective training interventions is complex and diverse requiring trainers to think critically, interact positively with clients and manage complex group dynamics. The learning and development landscape …

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Planning Your Career Beyond Covid-19

COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of our lives both personally & professionally.  I am taking this opportunity to offer some words of wisdom to those of you who may feel ‘stuck’ at the moment. Whether you are employed, partially employed, underemployed, seeking a promotion, or a student looking to get their foot on a currently …

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Upskilling the 21st-Century Workforce

As businesses strive to recover from the disruption caused by COVID-19 staff training should focus on upskilling and building your 21st-century workforce.  Equally, individuals should be monitoring their professional development to keep themselves relevant to meet the demands of the future skills economy.  According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), we are experiencing a ‘double …

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Why Study a QQI Course?

QQI Accredited Training QQI accredited courses are a valuable asset to individuals and organisations.  Through independent private providers, public training through ETBs, and community/voluntary providers,  individuals and employers have access to quality-assured training in a broad range of subject areas.  Within the FET framework, learners can study single modules, special-purpose awards, or major awards from …

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Interview Preparation 101 – Two Little Things That Will Make A Big Difference To Your Interview Performance.

The internet is awash with a wide variety of blogs, websites, and newsletters offering advice on how to maximize your interview performance. I like to promote the ‘less is more’ approach to interview preparation. Not for one minute do I want to encourage you to attend your interview underprepared and I am certainly not going …

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