Upcoming Events

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Apr4

Basic Computer Training


Teach Iosagain
10:00 am

IRD Duhallow is seeking to run computer training for beginners or those seeking to improve their skills. This course is designed to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge required to access a website, access web addresses, set up an e-mail account, social media and how to shop online. Two further hours will be available on Digital Photography and/or Skype.

 

For further information or booking please contact Mary on 029-60633.

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Apr4

Personal Development


Teach Fáilte Gneeveguilla
7:00 pm

An eight week Personal Development training programme will be delivered which will include the following modules: Positive versus Negative Thinking, Saying No, Developing Self – Esteem, Rights and Responsibilities, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Anger Management, Listening to your Intuition, Management of Feelings.
Duration: 1 session a week for 8 weeks (No class 18th April).

If you require any further information please call Mary on 029-60633.

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Apr5

Occupational First Aid


James O' Keeffe Institute
9:30 am

Course Name: Occupational First Aid

Start Date: 5th of April

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Duration: 3 Days

Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Tuition Fee: €180

Accreditation: QQI Level 5 5N1207

Programme Description:

This is a comprehensive 3 day QQI / FETAC Level 5 Certification Course which covers all the essential aspects of the Occupational First Aid requirements as outlined in module 5N1207 and was introduced on 1 September 2008. The Occupational First Aid course now includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and administering aspirin for heart

attack patients.

Course Content:

First Aid in the Workplace
Wound and Bleeding
Patient Assessment
Altered Levels of Consciousness
Respiratory Emergencies
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Cardiac First Response
Burns, Scalds, Poison and Electric
Shock

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Apr6

Learn How to Grow your Own Fruit and Veg


Tureencahill Community Centre
4:21 pm

A six-week training course will be delivered enabling people to learn the skills necessary to grow your own produce.
Topics Covered include:
• Organic growing principles
• Planning your Garden, Crop Rotation
• Sowing Seeds
• Propagation from cuttings
• Pricking Out, potting on
• Growing Fruit
• Growing Undercover
• Winter Protection

Duration: 1 morning a week for 6 weeks

For booking please contact Rachel Budd on 029-60633.

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Apr12

The aim of the workshop is to leave the participants feeling stronger, more assured and more determined when seeking employment. This workshop is free of charge and will not affect your social welfare entitlements.
• Preparing an effective Curriculum Vitae for seeking employment.
• Presenting yourself confidently.
• Preparing you for an interview and enabling you to put a career action plan in place.

For further information or booking please contact Mary/ Jacinta on 029-60633.

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Apr20

IRD Duhallow’s Domestic Violence Volunteer Service is running an information seminar on Domestic Violence with a presentation from the Community Gardai on barring orders and separation as well as a presentation from Domestic Violence Awareness Campaigner Maria Dempsey who tragically lost her daughter in a domestic violence situation. The seminar takes place on the 20th of April at 7.30pm in the James O’Keeffe Institute.

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Apr22

The Mountain Skills (MS) training course provides a general introduction to hillwalking in Ireland and the basics of mountain navigation. Offering a solid foundation for gaining personal mountaineering proficiency, Mountain Skills training teaches the necessary skills in mountain safety, navigation techniques, knowledge of hazards, and personal equipment, so that a person finishing the course may be in a position to safely, and competently, take to the hills. Mountain Skills training and assessment also provide foundation training for those who wish to progress to further leadership qualifications, such as the Mountain Leader (ML). Mountain Skills courses are available throughout Ireland. Please go to our course calendar below to check availability.

Also included as part of this course is a one day emergency first aid programme.

The Course Takes Place across 3 Full Days: 22nd April; 6th & 13th of May

Price: €185

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Apr25

How to Develop Your Brand


James O'Keeffe Institute
9:30 am

Susie Horgan from Springboard PR will be delivering this one day Course in How to Develop Your Brand. The course will cover building your brand story from development of key collateral to how to implement an integrated marketing campaign in line with your budget.

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Apr27

Exceptionist Receptionist Skills


James O' Keeffe Institute
9:30 am

Course Name: Exceptional Receptionist Skills

Start Date: 28th April

Time: 09:30 – 5:30pm

Duration: 1 Day

Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Tuition Fee: €150

Accreditation: Cert of Attendance

Overall Aim:

The focus of the workshop is to help staff develop a greater understanding of the importance of creating the right impression in their day to day communications with customers over the telephone and on a face to face basis.  Participants will learn how to develop the essential communication skills needed in order to build confidence with customers and deliver a great customer experience at all times.

Objectives:

After completing the workshop, each participant will be able to:

Overcome reluctance & build confidence when handling incoming sales enquiries
Get the best out of each new call and generate new business
Open up sales enquiries and get the person talking
Portray a professional image & build trust with customers
Have the right attitude and learn to really listen to customers
Be assertive and know when to pass the call or lead the conversation
Ask the right questions to qualify sales and get customer feedback
Be able to pre-empt customers’ expectations and needs
Paint pictures with words & present relevant benefits to interest customers
Build a case, handle objections effectively and qualify the price
Learn to recognise buying signals & when to ask for the order
Develop personalised communications & generate happier customers
Workshop Content:

The essence of professional communications in business
Communicate effectively with customers when managing reception
Deliver great first impressions for influencing a customer
Manage the right attitude for good customer relations
Understand the power of body language in communication
Deal with large numbers of people confidently using effective eye contact
Use the telephone effectively and professionally to create great impressions
Portray a powerful presence and the right attitude in the essential “meet and greet”
Know when and how to manage telephone calls whilst managing distractions
Essential and active listening skills and the importance of showing empathy
Understand the customer’s needs – ask the right questions to meet expectations
Assertive behaviour  – the appropriate behaviour for interacting with customers
Talk in the customers language
Tone of voice – it’s not what we say, it’s how we say it
Manage customer complaints and difficult situations positively for on-going relations
Training method:

The training will take the form of a one–day workshop, with group discussions, exercises and feedback based on individual/group needs.  Each participant will receive a workshop manual.

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Apr27

What is Alternative Health? Series of Workshops


Teach Fáilte Gneeveguilla
7:00 pm

Programme Description: Holistic Ways to improve health by means of Homeopathy, Bio Energy, Herbs and Supplements. The course will be delivered by Marie Ridout of Gwella Clinic who is a qualified nutritionist.

Course Content: Five-Week training course focusing on nutrition, homoeopathy, Herbal remedies and holistic remedies focusing on the immune system, arthritis, skin complaints, digestion, migraines and stress.

For further information and booking please contact Mary on 029-60633.

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May3

Dawn Mass


James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
5:30 am

Officially launching Bealtaine 2017 the Dawn Mass will be hosted by The SAOI Network;
Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute;
Time: 5.30am
Light Refreshments Served

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May4

Advanced Excel


James O'Keeffe Institute,
9:30 am

This course is designed for people who have and excellent knowledge of Excel up to intermediate level. On completion of this advanced course, candidates will have the necessary skills to produce complex documents using all the tools and functions available to them in Excel.

This Course will Cover:
• Data importing into Excel
• Build & Work with Macros
• Creating queries using Filters
• Customising Excel
• Using shared workbooks
• Creating and applying a template
• Using styles and data tables
• Using scenario manager and solver
• File protection
• Using data validation
• Using Sub totals
• Auditing Tools
• If & Formula
• Multiple IF Statements
• H & V Lookups
• Pivot Tables
• Pivot Charts
• Advanced Formatting
• Linking Sheets
• Embedded objects within Excel & Word

Download a Full Course Outline by Clicking Here: Advanced Microsoft Excel

 

Duration: 1 Day

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

 

*** A Limited Number of Free Places are Available for those in receipt of a Welfare Payment. For further details please contact Louise on 029-60633 / louise.bourke@irdduhallow.com ***

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May9

Hand Made Card Making Workshop


James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket,
10:00 am

Handmade Card Making Workshop – one day workshop 10am – 1pm

Nowadays handmade cards have become very fashionable and can be found on the shelves of most gift shops. Have you ever considered that you could make a card just as unique and well-crafted yourself? In this workshop each participant will handcraft a selection of greeting cards using a variety of techniques and materials. Previous craft experience is not required as each project will be explained step by step.

Maximum participants 10 (to ensure enough time for one to one tutorial)
Each participant will receive a materials kit.

Cost €35

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May11

Occupational First Aid


James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork
9:30 am

Course Name: Occupational First Aid

Start Date: 11th May

Day of the Week: Thursday

Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Duration: 3 Days

Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Tuition Fee: €180

Accreditation: QQI Level 5 5N1207

Programme Description:

This is a comprehensive 3 day QQI / FETAC Level 5 Certification Course which covers all the essential aspects of the Occupational First Aid requirements as outlined in module 5N1207 and was introduced on 1 September 2008. The Occupational First Aid course now includes Cardiac First Responder training in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and administering aspirin for heart

attack patients.

Course Content:

First Aid in the Workplace
Wound and Bleeding
Patient Assessment
Altered Levels of Consciousness
Respiratory Emergencies
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Cardiac First Response
Burns, Scalds, Poison and Electric
Shock

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May15

The Quiet Man – Day Time Cinema


James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
1:30 pm

Our Bealtaine Day time Cinema will feature the Quiet Man. Dinner will first be served by DCFS at 1.30pm followed by the Film.

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May16

Scrapbook Layout One Day Workshop


James O'Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
10:00 am

Everyone has boxes, disks or computer files full of photos these days – The digital camera has encouraged so many people to take hundreds of photographs but sadly most are not even printed out, just left and forgotten! Scrapbooking is a way to show off those photos, a way in which these memories can be preserved. In this workshop participants will handcraft a selection of attractive scrapbooks layouts. These layouts will be created by arranging photographs in creative ways, and will also include page titles, journaling and embellishments. . Previous craft experience is not required.

Maximum participants 10 (to ensure enough time for one to one tutorial)
Each participant will receive a materials kit.
Cost €35.

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May31

Jack's Mystery Tour


James O'Keeffe Institute,
8:00 am

Our Saoi Network Chairman Jack Roche has been busy plotting this year’s mystery tour. In its fourth successive year, the mystery tour is one which sells out every year and is eagerly awaited by the people of Duhallow. Previous years have seen visits to cultural centers, monastery and this year’s event promises a visit to a number of exciting locations.

The only hint that Jack will give us is that your passport won’t be needed! So get booking.

Admission €55 including all stops and all meals.

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May31

Safety & Healthcare at Work


James O' Keeffe Institute
6:30 pm

Course Name: Safety & Healthcare at Work

 

Start Date:31st May 2016

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Duration: 10 Wednesday Nights

Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork

Tuition Fee: €200

Accreditation: QQI Level 5 (5N1794)

Course Objectives:

Obtain a comprehensive understanding of the concepts of Health and Safety
Become familiar with the core Health & Safety Legislation
Promote safe working practices
Understand the importance of hazard identification
Understand the importance of risk assessment and the appropriate control measures
Understand the principles of Health & Safety Management
Recognise the legal, financial and moral consequences of poor Health and Safety practices
Course Syllabus:

Health & Safety Legislation (Common and Statute)
The Health and Safety Authority
The Safety Statement/Safety Manual
Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Measures
Health and Safety Management
Accidents in the Workplace
Accident Investigation & Reporting
Consultation Process in the Workplace
Manual Handling and Ergonomics
Fire Safety
Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Workplace Machinery
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Safe use and Handling of Chemicals
Safety Signage
Safety Audits and Inspections
Environmental Factors
Health Promotion
 

Assessment Structure:

Assignments x2 (60%)
Theory Based Examination (40%)

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Sep12

Start Your Own Business


Teach Iosagain, Rathmore
9:30 am

Course Name:  Start your own Business

Start Date: 12th, 19th, 26th September and 3rd & 10th of October

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 9.30am -1.30pm

Duration: 5 Half Days

Venue: Teach Iosagain, Rathmore

Tuition Fee: €20

Accreditation: Cert of attendance.

Learn the Fundamentals of Starting Your Own Business. From Business Research and Finance, to Marketing and Sales, we cover the fundamentals of getting started in Business.

A certificate of attendance will be provided which is required for anyone looking at applying for the BTWEA / STEA

Course Outline:

Introduction to Business Plan Template & Outline of Product or Service
Market Research
Business Planning
Market Research
Refining Description of your Product or Service
Promotion of your Product or Service
Legal structure and regulatory environment
Introduction to Monthly Cash Flow Forecasting
Employment Law
Tax Overview
Monthly and yearly cash flow for up to 3 years
Recap on sales targets.
Basic Record Keeping
Sources of Finance and Government Initiatives to support enterprise
Professional Relationships
Providing for your Retirement
Bringing it all together in your business plan.

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