Graduation ceremony for Athlone VTOS students

by Amy Townsend


Posted on 7th December 2019 at 10:00 am



Athlone VTOS students recently graduated at a certificate ceremony that was held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. The certification was provided by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) at Levels Four and Five and the Irish Computer Society Foundation provided certification for the European Computer Driving Licence [now ICDL] course. This year there were 48 certificates […]


How to improve your digital skills for free

by Amy Townsend


Posted on 17th October 2019 at 3:53 pm



ICDL is the digital skills standard. We’ve worked together with SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, to offer you free digital skills elearning on a wide range of subjects. You can access the free elearning through your local ETB college which are based across the country. How can ICDL help me? Recent […]


Making ICDL work for the FET Sector

by Michael Tighe


Posted on 10th October 2019 at 11:39 am



ICDL in Further Education As you probably know ICDL comprises eLearning, webinars, online practice tests, automatically-marked certification tests and digital certificates. ICDL is a prime example of technology-enhanced learning that gives students the best chance of success while maintaining the high standards of a world-leading certification. Employers, educators and funding bodies, including Solas and the […]


Why we need flexible learning for everyone

by Michael Tighe


Posted on 8th October 2019 at 1:49 pm



Just as today’s employees, students and citizens need to be flexible, so do the programmes on offer. Whether we are preparing students for the workforce for the first time, helping them get back into the workforce or preparing them for further study, we share a responsibility to ensure they have the right mix of competences. […]