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Educational Resources

Educational Resources





Outlined below are some examples of website resources. Local Adult Guidance Services will normally develop their own list of favoured educational resources including local, national and international websites, which respond to their own needs. 

 AONTAS, The Irish National Association for Adult Education promotes adult education as a key to lifelong learning, influences the development of policy and represents the voice of adult learners at national level Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) provides information, training and research on higher education issues for people with disabilities                                                  allows learners to search for, to compare and to apply online for a range of programmes and modules available on a flexible basis within a range of higher education course providers in Ireland Central Applications Office (CAO) -  The Central Applications Office processes applications for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). An online community in the UK for teachers, careers professionals and supporters of career development to share news and resources. 

Career Service pages of the websites of Higher Education Institutions in Ireland: – NUI Maynooth - University College Dublin - Trinity College Dublin - Dublin City University - University of Limerick - NUI Galway - UCC - Athlone Institute of Technology - Insitutes of Technology Ireland  CareersPortal brings together a wide range of career related information aimed at career seekers and career guidance professionals. - The Department of Education and Skills (DES) - is the government department with responsibility for education and training in Ireland. ETBI Educational Training Boards Ireland  ETBI is the national representative association for Ireland's sixteen Education and Training Boards (ETBs) Irish Universities Association (IUA) The representative body for Ireland’s seven universities, the IUA develops strategy and policy to advance third and fourth level education and research. Gradireland Careers Report reveals strengths and skills, pinpoints graduate jobs and careers that may suit you, together with a positive plan of action

GradIreland videos: for a range of helpful videos  is part of the web established and market leading and it offers a dedicated and dynamic information portal tailored for graduates seeking information about career opportunities in the Public Service  Ireland’s 100 leading graduate employers  - Higher Education Authority (HEA) The HEA has a statutory responsibility for the effective governance and regulation of higher education institutions and the higher education system.

iheqnie Irish Higher Education Quality Network (IHEQN)
Forum for the discussion of quality assurance / quality improvement issues amongst the principal national stakeholders involved in the quality assurance of higher education and training in Ireland. is a one-stop shop for information about all types of education in Ireland

Mature Student Directory of Irish Third Level Institutions Network of Irish Mature Student Officers (NIMSO) - MOMENTUM funds the provision of free education and training projects to 6,500 jobseekers to gain skills and to access work opportunities in identified growing sectors. National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) is concerned with the development of policy, advocacy and research and offers advisory services in adult literacy work in Ireland NALA's website offers a range of print and online exercises and games as well as tutor resources National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) One Step Up helps you to discover your education and training options, find a learning event near you or be inspired by adult learner stories for a range of helpful information on post-graduate opportunities. is the UK's Official Graduate Website is the National Learners' Database of course and career information 

QQI is responsible for the external quality assurance of further and higher education and training (including English language provision) and validates programmes and makes awards for certain providers in these sectors. QQI is also responsible for the maintenance, development and review of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).  - See more at:

Research careers in Ireland and Europe: see - Skillnets actively supports and works with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs. including jobbridge; ICT conversion; momentum; skillsnets and Springboard  is the Further Education and Training Authority in Ireland. It is responsible for funding, planning and co-ordinating training and further education programmes. The Springboard Initiative in Higher Education offers free courses at certificate, degree and Master’s level leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in the economy  has information on financial support for further and higher education  SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications






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