Spring and Autumn are times of year in which many of us look for new ways of spending our leisure time. It’s also a time when many schools and colleges are beginning a new term and there is plenty on offer in terms of training courses and part time learning programmes. There are plenty of courses on offer all over the city and the wide range of subjects available means that there is something to suit everyone’s interests. Evening classes are a convenient way to enhance skills needed for the workplace or to start a new hobby.
The following are just some examples of the courses to be found:
Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute offers a wide selection of evening courses such as emarketing, first aid, scriptwriting for film and television, bookkeeping and much more. Enrolment for the Spring courses, starting in January, can be done online, in person, by post or by fax. Courses range from 4 weeks to 20 weeks in length. Visit www.dfei.ie for more info.
Institute of Technology Tallaght is partnered with the Government’s Labour Market Activation Programme as well as other back to education schemes and tailors training programmes to suits employer’s specific needs. Check out www.ittdublin.ie for more information on the courses and trainings on offer.
Dublin Cookery School provides evening courses that cover all aspects of cooking and baking. Classes include Modern Bistro Cooking, Focus on Fish, Bread Making and Gourmet Pizzas. Courses range from one evening to a few weeks in length and prices vary accordingly. Visit www.dublincookeryschool.ie
Sandford Languages Institute has a new term of classes starting in February and courses in every language imaginable are on offer, from Lithuanian to Vietnamese. Classes typically run from 6pm-7.30pm and 7.30pm-9pm. Visit www.findacourse.ie/sandford-languages-institute-cg23.html for more details.
The Grafton Academy of Dress Design provides courses on dressmaking, fashion design and hat making. Courses run for between 10 and 18 weeks from 7pm-9pm and prices vary accordingly. Visit www.graftonacdemy.com for further info.
Lucan Community College runs 8 and 10 week courses in subjects such as computers for beginners, pottery and digital photography. Classes are typically held between 7pm and 9pm and fees start at €50 with senior citizens paying €60 for all courses. Visit www.lucancc.ie for details.
Ballsbridge College of Further Education provides courses in arts and crafts, computers and business, hobby courses, languages and development and lifestyle courses. Everything from courses in Latin American Development Issues to Practical Computing for the Older Adult is on offer. Website can be viewed at www.ballsbridgecollege.com
Crumlin College of Further Education begins a new term of evening classes in January and have a selection of courses to choose from such as creative embroidery, advanced excel and introduction to make up artistry. Courses are between 5 and 10 weeks in length. More info at www.crumlincollege.ie
Liberties College have plenty of FETAC level 5 and 6 courses to choose from in the area of Early Childhood Care and Education. Courses include Child Development and Social Studies. There is also a Screenwriting course on offer. Visit www.libertiescollege.ie
Ringsend College begins their Spring Programme on January 27th and enrolment begins on January 13th. Spanish, Pilates and Marine Engine Maintenance are a sample of the courses available. Visit www.ringsendcollege.ie for more details and to download a full brochure.
Communications and Management Institute provides part-time courses in areas such as marketing and PR skills, management and business and health and safety. Courses vary in length and fees. Visit www.cmi-ireland.com for more information or view courses on Findacourse.ie at https://www.findacourse.ie/colleges/cmi-communications-and-management-institute/
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