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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Courses through the Limerick College of Business Studies

 We've been in touch with LCBS. Here's a selection of the courses that they have on offer:

  CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting

    Globally recognised 6 month course designed to give the skills in the fundamentals of finance and business and is also a gateway certificate to the CIMA professional qualification.

    Suitable For:

    Self Employed Business owners
    Non-Financial Managers
    Non-Accounting graduates as an entry route into a career in finance

    The certificate subjects are:

    Fundamentals of management accounting
    Fundamentals of financial accounting
    Fundamentals of business mathematics
    Fundamentals of business economics
    Fundamentals of ethics, corporate governance and business

    Each module runs for 5 weeks with an examination in week 6.
    Commencing 15th November 2010

      TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign Language) INTERNATIONAL Training Course

      A 4 week TEFL Teacher training course awarded by TEFL International. The full course consists of 100 hours which leads to you obtaining a fully recognized qualification.
      Vast job vacancies in this area are available globally.
      Next course commencing on the 15th November 2010

       Business English & ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English)
        A range of short term and long term courses are available at all levels to improve business and general English starting throughout the year.

        Manual & Computerised Accounts & Payroll Courses 

        Sage Accounts / Accounts IQ / Thesaurus

            LCBS Professional Tuition Limited
            56 O’ Connell Street

            Sunday, October 24, 2010

            Pre Apprenticership Course

            "Here is the text of an email received from one of our members living in Co Tipperary: 
            Hi Fergus, at present I am participating in a course which is being hosted by FAS at Roxboro. Today I was talking to a man who is conducting a course aimed at young people who are currently unemployed and don't know what to do in life. It's called a Pre Apprenticership course and involves mainly basic construction work, e.g. building a timber frame extension or shed, installing central heating, flooring, roofing, blocklaying, plastering etc.

            It' s the kind that would prove very beneficial to anyone contemplating more advanced DIY at home or if they have some skill and experience, doing odd jobs, handyman style, to earn some money. I'm sure that a fair few of my former colleagues would find a course like this quite interesting. Not everbody would be keen on developing IT skills and the internship scheme doesn't suit a lot of people either. Could you circulate this to all on your mailing list please and there is a positive reaction then we could approach the EGF people for funding.
            Had I known that something like this was being offered by FAS, then I certainly would have enrolled before now and would have asked that it be made available to all redundant Dell workers.

            I think it would an excellent use of EGF funding. Oh, and it's not a men only thing either.

            Cheers Eamon."

            Thursday, October 21, 2010

            2 Upcoming events.

            An information evening takes place in the Jean Monet Theatre (DG016), UL on
            Tuesday 26th of October at 7pm. This is on the Red Programme being run in UL. Details below.

            There will also be a seminar on Job search strategies held in the Absolute Hotel Limerick Thursday 28th October, (6.30pm to 8.30pm) as before further information below.

            The RED Programme

            (Re-Employment & skills Development)
            Are you eligible for EGF and looking for skills required by SMEs?
            The University of Limerick is launching the RED Programme, a six month programme, funded under the European Globalisation Fund. Starting in January 2011, this diploma course will provide business skills and an industrial placement to assist participants in securing jobs within the emerging smart economy.

            What is the Purpose of the RED Programme?
            The programme will provide participants with Core Business Skills, particularly those necessary for
            small companies. The RED Programme aims to provide individuals with positions within
            companies developing new technologies and services for emerging markets. The RED
            Programme will run for approximately 6 months with a placement period of up to 2 months
            within a company.
            Important: An information evening takes place in the Jean Monet Theatre (DG016), UL on
            Tuesday 26th of October at 7pm. There are 80 places available on the programme. Come and
            have a chat, ask questions and find a new career….you never know what's in store for you.
            What is the Programme Structure?
            Participants will select two Core Business Skills which will be the focus of the programme. They
            will also develop a set of Technical, Business and Communication Skills.
            Core Business Skills
            1. Project Management
            2. Product Management
            3. Quality Assurance
            4. Process Management
            5. Sales Management
            6. Marketing & Market Research
            7. Human Resources & Administration
            Technical, Business & Communication Skills:
            • Innovation Development
            • Leadership & Assertiveness Skills
            • Introduction to Enterprise Software Apps
            • Investment: Expectations & Requirements
            • Group Speaking & Negotiation Skills
            • Team Development & Team Working
            • Business Plan Development
            How will it be Delivered?
            The RED Programme is part-time, running approximately 3 days a week. It will be delivered by a
            combination of classroom sessions, training courses and workshops. The course will be provided
            by University of Limerick staff, industry experts, consultants and guest speakers.
            What are the Expected Outcomes?
            • Participants will develop a set of Business Skills that will equip them to work within
            companies which are developing new technologies and services for emerging markets.
            • They will also have up to 2 months work experience to develop a portfolio of those skills.
            • Participant who complete the RED Programme will also be award University of Limerick Diploma in Technical, Industry & Professional Skills.

            Contact: If you wish to attend this event or find out more about the RED Programme, please email: Tel: 086-8597927

            Seminar on Job Search strategies
            (E-mail received)

            I wanted to let you know that there is a Free Seminar which may suit some
            of your members who are looking at career options.

            "Improving Performance for Employees & Job-Seeker Strategies" learning and
            networking sessions will be presented by Career & Life Planning

            The sessions will demonstrate how improving attitude and self awareness
            can significantly improve self-confidence and performance which will lead
            to positive results for career planning in the short and long-term.

            Thursday 28th October Absolute Hotel, Limerick (6.30pm to 8.30pm)

            If you are interested in attending, please contact Fiona Donlon to reserve
            your place on email: or phone 061 371753

            Tuesday, October 19, 2010

            Web developer/designer required for occasional development work on existing website.
            The person must have experience in this area and be available on a contract basis when needed.

   or 086 8308218

            Tuesday, October 5, 2010

            National Maritime College Ireland

            We have been contacted by the NMCI in relation to their Offshore training courses, their website is here and please find additional information on each course linked below.

          • Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training-(BOSIET)-OPITO ApprovedThis 3 Day offshore course is designed to assist in meeting the initial onshore safety and emergency response training and assessment requirements for personnel new to the offshore oil and gas industry.

          • Further Offshore Emergency Training -(FOET)-OPITO ApprovedThis 1-day offshore course is to complement and refresh existing emergency training gained in the Basic Offshore Safety & Emergency Training (BOSIET) Course(helicopter escape, survival techniques etc...)

          • Minimum Industry Safety Training-(MIST)-OPITO ApprovedThis 2-day course is OPITO Approved. It is anticipated that this course will become a requirement for all new entrants to the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry.

          • (OWEST) OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY SAFETY TRAININGThis 1-day course is designed to give delegates the basic safety training required for working on or near Offshore Wind Energy Sites.

          • Helicopter Underwater Egress Training with Emergency Breathing System-(HUET & EBS)-OPITO ApprovedThis training is aimed at offshore personnel who come in contact with helicopters and for personnel who require safety training.
          • Friday, October 1, 2010

            "Finding The Entrepreneur Within"

            FRANCHISE CONNECTIONS are involved in running a seminar “Finding The Entrepreneur Within” (details below) and would be grateful if you would inform your members.
            We would also be happy to do a separate seminar or workshop especially for your members on request.

            Do You Want To Take Control Of Your Life And Make a Fresh Start ?
            ...If Yes, Why Not Consider Starting Your Own Business and No Longer Be Reliant on Employers to Secure You & Your Family’s Future?

            YOU are invited to a FREE Educational Seminar
            “Finding the Entrepreneur Within”
            On Wednesday 20th October
            LIT Millennium Theatre
            (6:30pm finishing 8:30pm)
            Learn About…
            Deciding if going in to business is really an option for YOU.
            What type of business is right for you?
            How do you get started?
            Where will the money come from?
            What are the risks?
            REGISTER TODAY for this FREE event at:
            or email: