Leitrim Third level Initiative gives you an excellent opportunity to get a third level qualification in Carrick on Shannon. Courses are offered from a range of colleges. The courses are linked to job skills and are identified through the advice of local agencies and prospective students. Leitrim Third Level Initiative began in 2004 offering the first MBA in the North West in conjunction with Fermanagh College and John Moore College in Liverpool. Lectures are delivered in either the County Council Offices, the Dock or other facilities in the town centre. Courses on offer in 2012 in Carrick on Shannon are:
Irish Academy of Public Relations Courses Autumn 2012
- Diploma in Event Management 9.30am - 4.30pm, 4 Saturdays (29 September, 13 October, 10 November, 8 December)
- Cert in Journalism 9.30am - 4.30pm, 3 Saturdays (6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 November)
Athlone IT Courses 2012
- Higher Cert. in Business Studies 6-10pm, Tuesday and Thursday for 24 weeks p.a. over 2 years starting 18th September 2012
- Cert in Frontline Management 6 - 10pm, Tuesday for 24 weeks starting 18th September 2012
- Learning to Learn 6.30 - 9.30pm, 6 weeks starting 26th September 2012
- Introduction to Digital Photography 7 - 10pm, Tuesdays for 10 weeks starting 25th September 2012
- Home Gardening 7 - 9pm, Wednesday for 10 weeks starting 26th September 2012
Diploma in Event Management
Course Aim: To equip students with the knowledge and ability to organise functions on their own behalf, or on behalf of their employers or clients.
Course Content: Principles of project/event management, establishing viability, the project brief.
Preparing a proposal, publics and objectives, timescale, budget and evaluation.
Crisis management for sports events, seeking a sponsor and making a pitch for business
Organising the event, marketing tools, presentations
Media tools – press releases, photo-calls, press packs
Staffing and compliance, project review and evaluation
Assessment: There will be final project to be submitted within 2 weeks of course completion.
Cost: €545 plus course text book
Certificate in Journalism
Course Aim: To equip students with a knowledge of journalism and the way the media works.
Course Content: Journalism, News reporting, Writing feature articles, Writing for newsletters, Colour writing, Interviewing techniques, Legal Issues, Use of language, Sourcing the news, How the Media works.
Tutor: Ellen Gunning MA, MIAPR, FPRII, NUJ, is an author, broadcaster, public relations consultant and educator. She is the director of the Irish Academy of Public Relations. Ellen has handled some of the largest PR campaigns in the country, including The Kerrygold Dublin Horse Show, National Energy Awareness Week and a Presidential campaign.
She is the author of ‘Public Relations – A Practical Approach’, published by Gill & Macmillan (second edition 2007), and “Capital Women of Influence”, published by Liffey Press, 2009. She is a former National Chairperson (Ireland) of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), and is a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
Fees:The fee for this course is €390. The course text is available at the student price of €43.
Examination:This course is examined by three written submissions.
Award:Certificate in Journalism is awarded by the Irish Academy of Public Relations.
The course will run in Carrick on Shannon subject to achieving sufficient numbers of students. This course may qualifiy for Role Skillnet funding assistance. Please contact Sonia Dunne for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (071) 9622504
For further information about the course visit the Academy website: www.irishacademy.com, email email@example.com or phone (01) 2780802.
Higher Cert in Business Studies
Course Aim: To provide the student an understanding of the functional areas of business and of the factors which influence business success.
Course Content: Financial Accounting A, Computer Applications, Economics, Learning to Learn, Marketing, Financial Accounting B, Quantitative Techniques,
Business Management, Banking and Insurance.Year 2 modules to be confirmed.
Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate with Grade C3 in two Honours Level subjects, one of which must be English, plus four other subject at Grade D3 (can be Honours or Ordinary Level) or Mature applicants (over 23) who do not meet above entry requirements are also encouraged to apply.
Fees: €2,350 per annum
Award: Higher Certificate in Business Studies
Cert in Front Line Management |
Course Aim: to give potential / existing aspiring supervisory staff the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective leaders in their organisations.
The programme will also develop and increase the participant's understanding of the way in which organisations work, and how to devlop their own management skill set.
- Role of the Manager and Leadership
- Learning to Learn
- Presentation and Communication Skills
- Teamwork and Motivation
- Legal Framework
- Business Accounting 1
- Quality Management & Customer Care
- Business Planning
- Employee Relations
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Accounting 2
- Case Studies
Cost: €1,175 p.a. (including Examination Fees)
Introduction to Digital Photography
Course Aim: to give learners a broad and comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of digital photographic production.
· Digital Camera Functions and Settings
· Narrative Photography
· Portrait Photography
· Documentary Photography
· Still-life Photography
· Photographic Techniques
· Image Processing and Correction
Course Aim: To acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed to grow and maintain a variety of Herbs, Fruit, Vegetables and Plants. Students will also develop a basic understanding of Garden Design, Lawn care, Pest and Disease control, and propagation techniques.
Course Content: Basic Garden Design – what to take into consideration when planning a garden
- Vegetables – Developing a productive garden
- Herbs – How to grow a kitchen garden
- Fruit trees and Soft Fruit – Cultivation and maintenance
- Lawn Care – How to create and maintain the perfect lawn
- Plant Identification and Use – Best Plants for every site
- Bulbs – How to grow them and where to plant
Learning to Learn
Course Aim: To support students in their trasition to become independent learners in higher education.
- What is learning?
- Study and learning skills
- Teamwork and creativity
Award: Single subject Certificate in Learning to Learn
If you reguire further information, you can contact the relevant college on the numbers below:
Jenny Cooper, Tel: 090 648 3050, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Academy of Public Relations
Jenny Cooper, Tel: 090 648 3050, Email email@example.com
or alternatively you can contact Leitrim Third Level Initiative on firstname.lastname@example.org or 071 9650496