This course costs €19.16 and is free of charge for job-seekers, please sign-up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office or use the link below to purchase this course now.

Please quote course code - 08790

AIM OF THE COURSE

The aim of this eCollege course is to teach the learner some Irish phrases and words, so that they can be used in general conversations.

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is divided into six units, the learner will also have access to a very robust phrase book.

Unit 1: Irish for beginners: A series of recordings to introduce the learner to basic Irish phrases and words.

Unit 2 - 5: Conversation and Grammar: Once the learner has grasped the concepts in Unit 1, we can then move on and review some conversations that take place in different social settings.

Unit 6: Culture: In this Unit, which will be updated regularly, we will introduce the learner to Irish songs, poems and stories relating to Ireland, Irish Heritage and the Irish Language.

Certification: Within this programme there are numerous quizzes that will test your knowledge after each unit, on completion of the course you will be awarded a Moodle digital badge

Cost: €19.16

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

SOLAS Executive Director, Fiona Hartley said: “This is the first time that SOLAS eCollege has run an Irish language course. We know from Foras na Gaeilge and an ESRI report published last year that less than half the Irish population consider that they have ‘basic fluency’ and only 14% ‘advanced fluency’ despite a very positive attitude to the Irish language. 1916 is a fantastic opportunity to build on this positivity and to encourage people to start using our language again.” 

This course is free for job-seekers, please sign-up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office.

Please quote course code - N01

The aim of this online course is to provide learners with skills, knowledge and competencies in the basic functions of a personal computer and in a range of software applications. Modules include Concepts of IT, Managing Files, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, Presentations, and Information Network Services.

There are seven modules in this course,each of which must be passed, in order to achieve the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

  1. Computer Essentials
  2. Online Essentials
  3. IT Security
  4. Word Processing
  5. Spreadsheets
  6. Databases
  7. Presentations

This course price includes:

  • Course content for all modules
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • eTutor support (online)
  • Practice exam for each of the modules (7)
  • Certification exam voucher included for each exam (7)

Exam: ECDL X 7 exams

Office Versions: 2010 and 2013

Certification Retirement Date: No date set

Recommended Duration: 14 Weeks

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

Cost: EUR 450.00

This programme is free for job-seekers. Sign up at your local Department of Social Protection or Intreo office. (Click here to find your local office.)

Please quote course code: 08811 

 This online programme will help you in your search for work by providing you with basic health and safety certificates and expertise. It focuses mainly on the retail sector but some aspects, such as manual handling, can be applied to any sector.

The course will provide you with knowledge and qualifications in areas such as food hygiene, retail customer service, manual handling, how to work with dangerous substances and how to work safely in the workplace. Participants will be able to apply this knowledge in a workplace setting.

This programme is not suitable for employment on construction sites. The Safe Pass certificate is required to work in the construction sector.

The programme is divided into four modules, with individual certificates awarded on completion of each module. Modules can be repeated, if necessary, at no extra cost.

Module 1: Safe manual handling

More than one-third of all reportable ‘over three day’ injuries and nearly 10% of ‘major injuries’ are associated with manual handling – the transporting or supporting of loads by hand or by bodily force. Many injuries are not immediate or obvious, but are from repeated exposure to manual handling operations. Such accidents and absences can lead to a loss of earnings, missed opportunities and significant pain or discomfort. By looking at how manual handling risks arise and how to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of injury in different work environments, this module will help you to avoid becoming a Health and Safety Executive injury statistics. The module includes:

·           The law and manual handling

·           Strategies for avoiding manual handling

·           Reducing the risk of injury by assessing personal capacity for load handling

·           How the back works

·           Safe lifting technique

·           Handling awkward loads

·           Risks in the office environment

o   The task

o   The load

o   The environment

Certification details: Certificate of completion approved by The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

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Module 2:  Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCPs) – level 2

Food safety management systems based on HACCP principles are regarded as the most effective method of preventing food-borne illness. Since 2006, HACCP has become part of food safety law in the EU, the USA and many other countries. Food workers use HACCP systems on a daily basis. It is vital for anyone working with food to understand the basics of HACCP and the aims of HACCP systems, and have the knowledge and understanding to carry out their role correctly. This module is designed for all food industry workers. It provides the knowledge required by EU food hygiene legislation to implement and maintain hygiene procedures based on HACCP principles.

This online module covers the following topics:

·           What is HACCP and why do we need it?

·           Personal hygiene

·           Correct personal protection equipment (PPE)

·           Illness reporting

·           Pest awareness

·           Cleaning and disinfection

·           Contamination and cross-contamination

·           Colour coding

·           Storage

·           Transport

·           Waste management

·           Allergen controls

·           Be part of a HACCP team

·           Monitor systems

·           Record data

·           Check procedures

·           Understand critical control points (CCPs)

·           Establish corrective actions

·           Complete documentation

Certification details: Certificate of completion approved by RoSPA

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MODULE 3: Staying Safe with Hazardous Substances (DSEAR)

To be updated shortly

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Module 4: Basic retail customer care 

This module will equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to provide effective customer service within a retail environment.

This module looks at:

·           The importance of customer service

·           The differences between internal and external customers

·           How you can go above and beyond the call of duty when serving customers and ensure their needs always come first

·           The importance of creating rapport using different types of body language

·           How you can improve your listening skills

·           The best methods of communication

·           Being polite at all times

·           Acknowledging the customer’s needs

·           How you can persuade and influence customers

·           What language you should and shouldn’t use when talking to customers

·           What you should do if a customer makes a complaint

o   How to ensure the situation doesn’t escalate further

·           How you can deal with a queue

·           What the law says about refunds and exchanges

·           How you can use social media to your advantage

·           How mystery shoppers, feedback and training can all be used to improve your customer service skills

Certification details: Certificate of completion awarded by eCollege 

 

Recommended duration: 12 hours

Cost: Free (only available to job-seekers)

Microsoft’s Exam 70-686 (Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator) is one of six certification exams that are designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of Windows 7. This exam, the last in the series, tends to be theoretical in nature and places a heavy emphasis on planning and managing a desktop client lifecycle strategy.

The vast majority of the questions on Exam 70-686 are based around Windows 7 deployment in an enterprise environment. Candidates who are taking the exam are expected to know how to create and maintain deployment images as well as how to deploy those images using either a light touch or a zero touch installation.

In addition to deployment planning, candidates are also expected to know how to troubleshoot failed deployments related to things like group policy issues, network issues, and authentication or authorization issues.

Note The MCSA: Windows 7 certification is retiring in the Autumn of 2015. Exam 680, Exam 685, and Exam 686 will continue to be available to earn Specialist certifications. See the lists of retired exams and retired certifications for more information.

This course includes Course Content only

Exam fee(s) and eTutor support are not included.

Certification Retirement Date: No date set 

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

The 70-685 exam is meant to be taken by those who will be supporting end users running the Windows 7 operating system in a corporate environment. You need to have experience using applications that are included with the Windows 7 operating system, such as productivity applications used in a corporate environment and Microsoft Office applications. You should be able to resolve operating system issues by telephone, email, connecting to an end user's system remotely, or by visiting an end user's desktop. You will also have to have a working knowledge of operating in an Active Directory domain environment.

After you pass Exam 70-685: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician, you complete the requirements for the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 certification.

Note The MCSA: Windows 7 certification is retiring in the Autumn of 2015. Exam 680, Exam 685, and Exam 686 will continue to be available to earn Specialist certifications. See the lists of retired exams and retired certifications for more information.

This course includes Course Content only

Exam fee(s) and eTutor support are not included.

Certification Retirement Date: No date set 

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

 

Candidates should have a minimum of one year of experience using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, SharePoint 2010, and ASP.NET 4. Candidates should be able to code a solution designed by a lead SharePoint developer and/or write and test code extending SharePoint 2010 solutions.

This course includes Course Content only

Exam fee(s) and eTutor support are not included.

Certification Exam: 70-573

Certification Retirement Date: No date 

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring - Microsoft 70-680

Candidates for this exam operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates should have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment.

Note The MCSA: Windows 7 certification is retiring in the Autumn of 2015. Exam 680, Exam 685, and Exam 686 will continue to be available to earn Specialist certifications. See the lists of retired exams and retired certifications for more information.

This course includes Course Content only, exam fee(s) and eTutor support is not included.

Certification Retirement Date: No date set 

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)

The 70-646 PRO Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator training course teaches students how to plan a Windows Server 2008 deployment, plan and implement Windows 2008 Security, plan a server update maintenance schedule, manage application versioning in Windows Server 2008, and troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues.

When you pass Exam 70-646 PRO Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator, you complete the requirements for the following certification: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Server Administrator.

This course includes Course Content only

Exam fee(s) and eTutor support are not included.

Certification Retirement Date: No date set 

Fee Paying Enrolment Duration: 26 Weeks (Your course will expire in 26 weeks)