Courses and Training

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(1) Carmichael Centre’s Autumn/Winter 2018 Scheduled Training Programme

(2) Employment Rights Advocacy Course QQI Level 6: 12 weeks beginning on 6 November, Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Rd, Dublin 17

This course will give students a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and employment law in Ireland. Learners will develop an awareness of the main features of employment law and understand how legislation impacts on the employment relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and documents relevant to the area of employment law. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace. Find out more.

(3) Zero Waste Educator 1-Day Training: 6 November, 10am - 4pm, Greystones Library, Church St, Greystones, Wicklow

Organised by LYCS and Delgany & Greystones Tidy Towns. Free, suggested donation of €20. The workshop aims to up-skill participants so they can become informed and equipped to lead others in reducing waste, through workshops and events in their communities. Find out more and apply.

(4) Post-Primary Teacher Training events on 'Action on Global Citizenship' with Global Action Plan: Various Locations and Dates

This one-day Post-Primary Teacher Training workshop will explore the UN Global Goals (SDGs) through an interactive toolkit, utilising both tried and tested development education activities. Throughout the training there will be a strong focus on how to use the toolkit in the classroom and how your students can become champions in Global Citizenship. Within bespoke training you will: develop a greater understanding of the UN Global Goals; explore a number of interactive Development Education methods; benefit from peer to peer learning; make links to curriculum and CSPE specification. The three-hour teacher training workshop will be free to attend. Teacher substitution cover upon request. Each participant will also receive a complementary hard copy and a pack of resources. Training will take place on the following dates in the following locations:

  • Drumcondra Education Centre - 21 November

  • Dublin West Education Centre - 3 December

  • Athlone Education Centre - 11 December

  • Blackrock Education Centre - 22 January

You can register by emailing julia@globalactionplan.ie. Please be aware that places are limited. You will find more information on www.globalactionplan.ie.

(5) Eurocheck Security - Advanced Security Awareness Course: 21 - 22 November 

Our security awareness courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in low to medium risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For further information, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or at eurocheck@eircom.net.

(6) Eurocheck Security - Basic Hostile Environment Course: 21 - 23 November 

Our basic hostile environment courses are suitable for individuals who are currently working in or are going to work in medium to high risk areas. They will help to ensure that you keep yourself and those you are working with safer. In addition to the normal security subjects covered in the security awareness courses, this course includes modules on kidnap, landmines, trauma, sexual assault and extensive exercises and role plays. Our main courses are conducted in Kildare but we can also run short bespoke courses at your own location. Suitable for NGOs, charities, journalists, students, human rights workers and volunteers. Reduced rates for regular clients and for organisations sending four or more students. For further information, check www.eurocheck.ie or contact us at 086 8142446 or eurocheck@eircom.net.

(7) LYCS Zero Waste Educator 2-Day Training: 1 - 2 December, 10am - 4.30pm, Dublin

Free, suggested donation of €20 (first day only)/€40 (both days). It is possible to do first day only. This first day aims to up-skill participants so they can become informed and equipped to lead others in reducing waste, through workshops and events in their communities. The second day will be a deeper exploration of what is needed to bring about sustainability and societal change. Find out more and apply.

(8) Action Projects for Social Justice Course

Do you have an idea to make the world a better place, that you would like to get off the ground? This course is about creating actions - putting your experience and skills into practice to make your community a fairer, more sustainable place. What we will do: Develop ideas to make the world a fair, more just place; make a plan to bring this from and idea to a reality; explore tools for: idea creation, project planning and implementation, resource management, ethical communications. To book on or for more information, please contact gareth@comhlamh.org.

(9) LUMOS Free Online Course in Deinstitutionalisation: January 2019

The UK based charity, LUMOS, are running an online course in deinstitutionalisation. LUMOS works to end the institutionalisation of children around the world by transforming education, health and social care systems for children and their families. This course will be a 4-week pilot and is appropriate for a wide range of participants including policy makers, civil society and grassroots organisations, NGOs, academia, faith-based organisations, donors and on the ground (practitioners, institution personnel, psychologists, social workers, care leavers, etc.). The training is free and the only requirements are that you should not have been trained by LUMOS before; and you have a proficiency in English. For further information and to register please contact: erika.macarty@wearelumos.org or rebecca.rees@wearelumos.org. Please note that the list will close on 22 October.