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 -  Under Construction - Available late September

This course in web design and application development covers the three technologies HTML, CSS and JavaScript, now commonly collectively known as HTML5.  HTML, CSS and JavaScript, often used together, are the official languages of the world wide web and behind the vast majority of the worlds 1 billion websites!  

HTML allows content to be displayed on the web, CSS gives this content style and layout, and JavaScript brings the functionality we’ve come to expect from modern websites.

Not only does this course teach web development, but these three traditionally web technologies are now being used to develop standalone applications for desktops, tablets and mobile phones.  The course and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certificate also stresses and teaches this use of HTML5 for standalone application development.  The course will also teach some application lifecycle management, the development process and some of the common tools used to code HTML5.

 

The course price includes:

  • Course content
  • 24 7 online access
  • Practice exercises and quizzes
  • Practice exam
  • Certification exam voucher included (Repeat Exam(s) if applicable are not included)
  • You may be charged an administration charge by the test centres, this cost is not covered in the course price. 

Course Contents:

In each section you will find interactive tutorials, relevant videos, notes, quizzes etc. and should be studied in conjunction with the main text book, provided as an eBook with your course.

  • Getting Started
  • Course Resources
  • 0 Identify Exam Expectations
  • 1 Introduction to HTML5
  • 2 HTML5 Layout
  • 3 Managing the Application Life Cycle 1
  • 4 HTML5 Froms
  • 5 Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Text, Graphics and Media
  • 6 HTML5 APIs and Media
  • 7 Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Organization, Input and Validation
  • 8 Understanding CSS Essentials: Content Flow, Positioning and Style
  • 9 HTML5 and CSS3
  • 10 Understanding CSS Essentials: Layouts
  • 11 HTML5 Layout with CSS3
  • 12 Managing Text Flow by Using CSS
  • 13 HTML5 and Advanced CSS3
  • 14 Managing the Graphical Interface by Using CSS
  • 15 HTML5 and JavaScript
  • 16 Understanding JavaScript Coding Essentials
  • 17 HTML5 Graphics and Canvas
  • 18 Creating Animations, Working with Graphics, and Accessing Data
  • 19 Advanced HTML5
  • 20 JavaScript Coding for the Touch Interface, Device Operating System Resources and More
  • 21 Advanced Features of JavaScript, CSS3 and HTML5
  • 22 Manage the Application Life Cycle
  • Course Appendix A: Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Test Preparation

Exam: Microsoft HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (98-375)

Certification Retirement Date: No date set

Recommended Duration: 12 weeks (approx, self paced)

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

Prerequisites: A potential learner should have a keen interest in computing and web design.  Learner should have researched the area and be aware that this course teaches the coding of web design and development, not just a graphical design approach.  Learner should be a logical thinker and problem solver with an eye for detail.  An interest in art or visual design is advantageous.  Learner must be highly computer literate but previous qualification is not essential.

Possible Progression Courses:  Aspiring web designers could progress their skills and certification with eCollege courses  Web Authoring using Adobe Dreamweaver - NC07466, Visual Communication using Adobe Photoshop - NC07465 and or MTA Database Administration Fundamentals (98-364 CCTI).  Aspiring web developers and computer programmers could progress and expand their skills with access to Oracle certified courses in Java programming starting with Java Junior Foundations Certified - NC07573 and or MTA Database Administration Fundamentals (98-364 CCTI).

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)