The National Training Authority (NTA) based in Dublin has long been regarded as Ireland's premier provider of superior quality, value for money, home-study/distance learning courses and in the last few years the Authority has increased tenfold the range of courses on offer. We offer a wide range of accredited certificate and diploma courses.
The NTA is committed to a programme of course development which the introduction of many more courses over the coming months and this process is set to continue for the foreseeable future. In addition, all our courses undergo periodic review and updating so that you can be sure they are as fresh and up-to-date as possible.
The whole purpose of an NTA home-study course is to enable you to use your spare time to add to your existing skills, improve your job prospects, or start a new career for yourself, perhaps initially working from home and, therefore, realise your true potential.
We offer a wide range of certificate and diploma courses including:
Natural Beauty Treatments: Buying & Selling Antiques; Finding the right job for you; Foot Care Technician; Franchising; Hotel Management; Landscaping; Leisure & Recreational Management; Loans & Lending Officer;
Mortgage Broker; Nail Technician; Painting & Decorating; Basic Accounting / Book Keeping Skills ; Brand Management for Consumer Goods; Chairing Meetings & Minute taking; Creating top-class customer service
12. Irish Training & Educational Centre - ITEC
Courses / Programs
ITEC - Irish Training & Educational Centre has rapidly established for itself a reputation for producing high quality home-study courses at affordable prices. We are consious of the fact that home-study or as it is sometimes called Distance or even Open Learning may be new territory for many people and so when you enrol for one of our courses we send you a "How to Study" manual. This is designed to help you adopt to this form of learning and so assist you to get the most from your course.
All ITEC Courses are externally accredited by the nationally recognised Distance Learning Accreditation Council (DLAC).
Established in 2004, College of Management and IT (CMIT) is the leading provider of certified / accredited eLearning and distance learning education in Ireland. CMIT was the first distance learning college to become FETAC registered and the first to offer FETAC qualifications through eLearning. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for people to gain a recognised qualification in the most convenient and flexible way possible, while providing clear value for money.
CMIT is committed to the highest standards of Quality Assurance and has put in place comprehensive processes and procedures in place to ensure high standards of service are provided to learners. Our Student Charter also outlines our commitment to quality.
By choosing to study with CMIT, Students have 24x7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.
Kilroy’s College was founded in 1932 and is one of Ireland’s oldest and most established distance learning schools. As of today more than 100,000 students have benefited from a Kilroy's College distance learning course. All of our courses are delivered either through the postal system or on-line to your home or workplace.
The College has a wide range of home study programs offering accredited diploma and certificate qualifications in fields that range from personal development to career improvements. The College is open all year round, there are no age limits, no need for previous study and there is no pressure to go any faster than you wish to.
Kilroy's College - the Irish Correspondence College has agreed its quality assurance policies and procedures with FETAC and is a registered provider to offer validated programmes leading to FETAC awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
We offer a range of distance learning courses in the fields of:
- Beauty & Health
- Creative & Leisure
- IT & Computer Skills
- Leaving Certificate subjects
- Career Preparation
15. National College Of Ireland
Courses / Programs
National College of Ireland (NCI) has been to the forefront of innovation in learning for over 50 years. Our state-of-the-art campus in Dublin's IFSC (International Financial Services Centre) provides the hub for an innovative and unique programme of work in academic development, teaching and research. Through our campus in the IFSC, our network of 30 off-campus centres, on-site educational hubs within industry, and our online programme, we in NCI are committed to enabling learners to avail of leading edge programmes in Business, Marketing, Management, Financial Services, Computing, Humanities, and related fields. National College of Ireland is committed to creating opportunities for people unable to attend conventional on campus courses to pursue further and higher education. For busy executives and managers, distance learning also provides a flexible and effective route to academic qualifications and to career advancement.
- NCI Certificate in Managing Teams - Online course
- BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management - Flexible Learning course
16. Hibernia College
Courses / Programs
Hibernia College is an internationally accredited online college based in Dublin, Ireland, with students in over 20 countries. Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates worldwide. Hibernia College offers a range of programmes in the fields of education and professional development, pharmaceutical medicine and financial management. Hibernia College offers a blended learning format that combines the many advantages of interactive, multimedia-rich online content with the proven qualities of face-to-face tuition through periodic on-site sessions. The College has designed, developed and implemented a system that is at the leading edge of international educational delivery. This technology infrastructure allows for increased student-tutor contact and encourages and supports self-directed learning in a way that is not possible using conventional modes of delivery.
Hibernia College offer a range of degree online programs.
Higher Diploma in Arts in Primary Education
Master of Arts in Teaching & Learning
Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Medicine
Master of Science in Financial Management & Control
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Gaeltalk teaches the Irish language via an online language course. The goal of Gaeltalk is to provide a high quality on-line teaching environment for those who wish to learn spoken Irish while simultaneously supporting the ongoing use of Irish in everyday life in the Gaeltacht. Gaeltalk is currently involved in adding its online courses to the curricula of several universities worldwide. We can also provide these universities with more advanced follow-up courses, such as Gaeltacht-based Irish immersion programs in Ireland. Diligent study will enable you to apply these fundamentals of the Irish language constructively. The primary aim of this course is to provide you with the basic ability to converse in Irish. After completing this course, you will be able to continue improving your speaking and comprehension skills through either more advanced courses and/or independent study.
Irish Training & Educational Centre (ITEC) is Ireland’s biggest provider of accredited, quality assured home study diploma courses, providing a range of business and computer courses. Established in the late 1990’s we set out to become the most professional provider of home-study / distance learning courses.
You progress at a pace that suits you. This, combined with the convenience and comfort of studying at home in a relaxed atmosphere, the total confidentiality of the arrangements, and the fact that you do not have the bother and expense to travel anywhere are overwhelming reasons why so many people choose this method of learning over conventional attendance learning. Also, when you chose ITEC, you choose a friendly organisation, one that cares, one that is interested in your progress and success and one that constantly ensures that its materials are always up-to-date.
So whether you want to make a career start or career change, work from home, learn a new skill, return to the work-place, improve your job prospects, earn extra income or start your own business venture, you'll find there's a topic here to suit you.
Business / Management Courses:
- Business Administration - Level 1
- Business Administration - Level 2
- Business Management
- Business Planning
- Business Studies – Levels 1 & 2
- Business Writing Skill
- Creating and Building a Business Online
- Internet Search Engine Skills
- Introduction to Computers
- Web Design
Additional Courses: Provided in areas such as childcare, beauty, arts, sales and marketing, sports and many more...
Please see the Programs Page for a full list of courses.
19. Computer Reservations System (CRS) Training
Courses / Programs
A Computer Reservations System (CRS) is a computerized system used by airlines and travel agents to conduct transactions related to travel, such as airline reservations, car rental, and booking of train travel, cruises, and hotel rooms. A CRS that book and sell tickets for multiple airlines are also known as Global Distribution Systems (GDS).
Some of the most widely-used CRS systems include Amadeus, Galileo (known as Apollo in North America and Japan), Sabre and Worldspan. Users of CRS systems include airlines, travel agencies, hotels, ferry and cruise lines, tour operators, insurers, car rental and railway companies, and individual travellers directly.
Knowledge of a CRS system definitely gives students in the travel and tourism field a distinct advantage over other applicants.
Online and classroom-based training courses are available for the following computer reservation systems (CRS)
- Galileo / Apollo
20. Interior Design Academy of Ireland
Courses / Programs
The Interior Design Academy of Ireland offers a distance learning diploma in Interior Design. Our correspondence course can be completed in your own time and in your own home. If difficulties arise, there is always a fully qualified tutor who will be assigned to you personally, to advise you as you progress.
Working as an interior designer is one of the most rewarding occupations you can imagine, both in its creative fulfillment and in its financial benefits. Demand for interior design services is enormous and growing. In the next few months in Ireland alone, clients will pay freelance interior designers many hundreds of thousands of euros. And you could easily be among those designers. Our goal is to help you develop the expertise any successful interior designer needs. You will not find that difficult. After all, interior design is, above all, a skill. You can learn it, like any other artistic outlet, through expert instruction and well-focused practise. The more design work you do, the better you will become.
The Diploma of Interior Design includes:
- Introduction to Interior Design
- Structure of Design
- Building & Decorating
- Colour Wheel
- Window Treatments
- History of Interior Design
- The Practicalities
and more ....
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