Training & Health Supports #HoldFirm

SECAD Webinar; Workshops from Youghal Cancer Care and SALaM Ireland Study

Crossroads Webinar Series from SECAD

Webinar: Are your skills relevant, or is education the next exit?

Date: Thursday, 6th May | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Understanding the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Reviewing your current qualifications
  • Why education or training could be an option for you?
  • Education & training options that are currently available

Click here to register for this webinar!

Please note you will receive a confirmation e-mail on registration. Please check all folders including junk e-mail folders for the confirmation email.

EVIE Workshop from Youghal Cancer Care

(open to all whether or not you have cancer)

SALaM Ireland Study

Learner’s Directory: new resource from SECAD/SOLAS

Read the full guide here: Learner Supports Guide 2021

Please note that LGBT+ supports have not been included: See http://www.teni.iehttp://www.lgbt.iehttp://www.belongto.org

Decluttering Workshop;  Healthy Living Initiatives & Business Support

Healthy Ireland at your Library  and Cork Arts News newsletters: lots to do and take part in!

Full Arts News newsletter here:

Arts Dept Newsletter April 21 (2) (4)

Webinars & Supports

Barnardos: webinar on digital wellbeing and screen times for families

Plugged In, Switched Off is an interactive webinar and workshop held on the 30th March 2021 aimed at parents and professionals working with children. 

It is a fact that since Covid restrictions, our lives are increasingly online. Insights from the Barnardos Online Safety workshops in schools, as well as our frontline work with vulnerable families, suggest that families are finding this a challenge. Parents are facing meltdowns from children who don’t want to stop their video games, teachers are seeing concentration levels drop in class. In turn, children are saying “put your phone away and play with me”. 

Supported by Google.org, this webinar and workshops will address the issue of Digital Wellbeing and Screen Time for children with a solution focused angle. The aim of the webinar is to empower parents and professionals with tools and strategies to help manage children’s Screen Time and Digital Wellbeing, as well as to discuss and learn from each other in break out workshops based on different themes. 

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Eventbrite

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Crossroads Webinar Series from SECAD: 6 webinars dedicated to helping you decide what your next step should be

SECAD is launching a webinar series dedicated to helping you explore your options.  Click on the link at the end of each webinar summary to register.

Webinar: Your job applications: are they hitting a dead end?

Date: Thursday, 25th March | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Common obstacles when applying for a job
  • Importance of reviewing the job description

–      seeing the world through the employer’s eye

  • Your CV – your personal sales brochure
  • Tailoring your CV to your skills, experience & strengths to match the job

Click here to register for this webinar!

Webinar: Exploring the Pharma Industry: Get the inside track from an industry insider

Date: Thursday, 1st April | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • What are the different types of pharma industry & the various departments that exist
  • How to apply for an entry level position within pharma & the qualifications required
  • Industry language – important for applications

Click here to register for this webinar!

Webinar: Mapping your next steps

Date: Thursday, 15th April | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • What do you really want to do next – career, education?
  • Putting steps in place to achieve your goals
  • Make a plan that works for you
  • How to keep focused as you work towards meeting your end goals

Click here to register for this webinar!

Webinar: Is remote working the future?

Date: Thursday, 22nd April | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • What does remote working mean?
  • How can you work effectively from home?

–      self-motivation, productivity

  • Does this way of working suit you? What is the reality of remote working, what can you expect?
  • How to find remote job opportunities?

Click here to register for this webinar!

Webinar: Self-drive your future! – Could you be your own boss?

Date: Thursday, 29th April | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • What you need to know before you decide to set out on the entrepreneurial journey
  • What financial supports are available to people?
  • How much can I earn without being registering as self-employed?
  • What are the growth areas for new business?

Click here to register for this webinar!

Webinar: Are your skills relevant, or is education the next exit

Date: Thursday, 6th May | Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Understanding the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • Reviewing your current qualifications
  • Why education or training could be an option for you?
  • Education & training options that are currently available

Click here to register for this webinar!

Please note you will receive a confirmation e-mail on registration. Please check all folders including junk e-mail folders for the confirmation email.

Contact Sinead Conroy at sconroy@secad.ie with any queries

Domestic Violence Supports

Safe Ireland is the National social change agency working with domestic violence in Ireland , you can contact them on safeireland.ie , they have a great amount of information on different services in Cork and Nationally.

#LoveNotHate Campaign

Cumann na Daoine endorses the #LoveNotHate campaign led by the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR). This campaign is calling for hate crime legislation to be passed into law.

On the 9th October 2019 An Garda Síochána introduced a working definition for hate crime and hate incident: 

Hate Incidents – (Crime)

Any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim or any other person to, in whole or in part, be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on actual or perceived age, disability, ‘race’, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

Hate Incidents – (Non-Crime)

Any non-crime incident which is perceived by any person to, in whole or in part, be motivated by hostility or prejudice, based on actual or perceived age, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

  • A person, community or institution may be a victim of hate crime by virtue of perceived or actual association with a particular group or background.
  • `Motivation` is presumed by a demonstration or expression of hostility or prejudice.
  • Ethnicity includes ‘Traveller’ and ‘Roma’.
  • Religion includes ‘non-believers’.
  • `Gender` includes gender identity, transgender, intersex, gender expression and gender exploration.
  • An `incident` is an occurrence reported to An Garda Síochána.

WHO IS TARGETTED BY HATE CRIMES IN IRELAND? 

People targeted by hate-motivated crime in Ireland are usually:

Ethnic minorities

(racist hate crimes)

Religious minorities

(religious hate crimes)

Lesbian, gay, bisexual

(homophobic hate crimes)

Transgender

(anti-transgender hate crimes)

People with disabilities 

(Disablist hate crimes)

To find out more about the campaign click here:
 
To watch the video click here:
To sign the petition calling for the enactment of Hate Crime legislation, click here:
 

Mindfulness and Relaxation

Here we have some information on a forthcoming Art Therapy taster session, some images that you can print to use for your own mindfulness exercises, and some Mindful Musings from Sean Fargo.

Mindful Musings from Sean Fargo

Mindfulness Exercises
– Complete Mindfulness Meditation Instructions
Offered by Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC).

– Cultivating Care For Others
What we’re doing is laying the groundwork of cultivating well-wishing in our mind. We’re actually strengthening these neural pathways of wishing well for other people.

Meditations
Meditations For Growing An Unshakeable Core. I’ve suggested these 15 meditations to thousands of people throughout the years, and I continue to get excellent feedback. If you want to be mindful, calm, happy, loving or motivated, I think you would enjoy these guided meditations from the incomparable Rick Hanson.

Sports & Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund

Cork Sports Partnership are delighted to announce the launch of the ‘Sports and Recreational Facilities Resilience Fund’. With the support of Sport Ireland, Cork Sports Partnership seeks to assist community facilities across Cork to rebuild their capacity and provide opportunities for people to be active while living with COVID-19. This fund is aimed at not-for-profit community-based sports, recreational, and leisure facilities. It is also open to amenity sites such as parks and playgrounds currently managed by community & voluntary groups. Community facilities can now apply for up to €1,500 through Cork Sports Partnership. See full details attached.
 
Community facilities can apply for funding support to implement activities from April – November 2021 under the following categories: 
  1. Training and Education Leadership 
  2. Participation Opportunities – online or face to face delivery 
  3. Equipment & Resources – sports-related equipment or hygiene supplies 
  4. Communication & Marketing 
Please see the full breakdown of categories HERE 

This fund will assist you to activate your local community and re-engage those who use the facility. For full details of the ‘Sports and Recreational Resilience Fund’ and how to apply, please CLICK HERE

If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to let me know.

Cathal Geraghty, Community Sports Development Officer, Cork Sports Partnership

0861451381 / 021 4347096

Supporting Volunteers: Workshops from Cork Sports Partnership

Registration is now open for the Cork Sports Partnership & Cork Volunteer Centre, ‘Managing Volunteers with Additional Support Needs’ Online Workshop on Thurs, 11th March. This workshop explores the benefits of involving volunteers with additional support needs and how best to manage their integration with current volunteers, coaches & staff!

Workshop Details:

Remaining Volunteer Workshops:

  1. Tues, 30th March: New Landscapes: Creating New Roles & Adapting Current Roles

Kindest regards,

James Kirby

Sports Development Officer

Cork Sports Partnership

Virtual Dementia Cafe

Psyched Training & Helplines

Training: Mental Health Supports for staff working in the Community and Voluntary sector.

There is always someone out there to listen – all these numbers can offer support and a listening ear.

Dealing with Anxiety

We are all experiencing anxiety of one kind and another during the pandemic. Here are a few tips on dealing with this – remember as well that there are online & phone supports available if you need to talk to someone.

Two Mindful Musings from Sean Fargo…

7 Meditations on Impermanence

“Our suffering in uncertain times arises from the mistaken presumption that things are permanent when they are not. Mindfulness practice familiarises us with impermanence for greater stability and ease through inevitable times of change”.

Letting Life Be. Tara Brach leads this 30-minute guided meditation on letting life be as it is. It includes a body scan practice to enhance presence and awareness. The audio-only version is here

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All Kinds of Supports

Today we have a range of supports to maintain wellbeing across communities: 

Progressing Disability Services: Bulletin

Da Silly Heads: Putting a Face on Mental Health

Happy Talk for Homeschooling Assistance

9th Children in Care Research Forum

Business for Social Impact: Incubator Programme

Read the full bulletin here: PDS Family Bulletin DECEMBER 2020

It’s a new year and Social Impact Ireland has a new calendar of programmes and workshops coming up for 2021.

Applications for our popular ‘Business for Social Impact’ Incubator Programme are now open and we invite you to apply and avail of this rewarding programme. The Incubator Programme is designed specifically to create and develop sustainable businesses that make positive social impact. With all that is happening in the world these days, it is more important than ever to support and strengthen the social enterprise sector and help nourish your ideas.

The structure of the Incubator Programme is in two phases.

  1. Phase One consists of 14 Half-day Workshops
  2. Phase Two consists of tailored one-to-one sessions best suited to your needs.

The initial part of the programme is a series of collective workshops, delivered online over five consecutive weeks commencing in early March. You will be working with a small group of fellow social entrepreneurs – focusing on your own individual enterprise, but also learning from each other.

Applications open on Monday January 18th: find out more here:

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Sport for Health: so much choice!

In line with the Keeping Cork Active and Keep Well Campaign for 2021, Cork Sports Partnership has teamed up with a number of local partners and organisations to bring a series of online information sessions and programmes to support people to Get Active and Keep Well for 2021

COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented number of challenges for individuals and families alike.  People’s physical and mental health has been significantly impacted. The national ‘Keep Well’ campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. Getting started with these new routines can be challenging for a lot of people particularly as we enter a new year so we hope that this series of online sessions and programmes will give people the tips, advice, and supports they need to get started.

For further information on any of the offerings as part of this campaign see www.corksports.ie or click on the links below

https://www.corksports.ie/index.cfm/page/get-active-keep-well

The aim of the Get Active Keep Well series is to provide a series of information sessions across the following areas:

  • Building your Physical Activity Routine – Tuesday January 19th.
  • Minding your Mental Health and Wellbeing– Thursday January 21st.
  • Active Living – Keeping Active as we get Older– Tuesday January 26th.
  • Improving Fitness for All– Thursday January 28th.
  • Healthy Food Made Easy– Healthy Eating for all the Family – Tuesday February 2nd
  • Active Play– Thursday February 4th.

Each information session is delivered online via Zoom by local professionals and experts across each of the subject areas. 

To find out more information and to book your place on any of the above sessions please email wellcommactive@corksports.ie

As part of the WellComm Active Initiative a number of programmes are kicking off this January. WellComm Active is a community health and wellbeing initiative that seeks to empower citizens to manage their own health through increased physical activity and healthy eating.

The initiative’s focus is on delivering programmes that support healthy eating and active living, encouraging and empowering people to live healthy lives independently in their own communities:

  • Project Weightloss– 12 week programme targeting overweight or inactive adults, equipping participants with the tools to manage their weight in a healthy and safe manner.
  • Staying Fit for the Future– 8 week physical activity programme targeting older adults, helping to improve strength, balance and general aerobic fitness.
  • Healthy Food Made Easy– 6 week nutrition & cookery course developed by community. dieticians, aimed at helping people to make affordable healthier choices when shopping, cooking and eating.

All of the above programmes are currently open for applications. For more information on and how to book please email wellcommactive@corksports.ie

Men on the Move beginners programme is a physical activity programme aimed at supporting men to become active and improve their health in a fun and sociable environment. Due to Covid-19 we have developed a new online Men on the Move beginners programme to support men to become more active and live a healthier life. The programme involves:

  • Men on the Move information booklet.
  • Weekly Zoom ID and password.
  • 6 week outline of the programme.
  • How to carry out the physical testing from home. 
  • Weekly lesson plan of exercises.
  • Weekly video with new exercises.
  • Advice on how to stay active and healthy.

For more information on and how to book please email cgeraghty@corksports.ie

Planning your activity for a new week, we have just the goal for you! Walk, Jog or Push with the Cara Centre Movement Plan. 

This 6 week movement plan is designed to give you the confidence to build your exercise levels up gradually, starting with as little as 10 minutes!

  • Open to people of all ages and ability levels
  • Designed by qualified fitness professionals
  • No equipment required
  • Can be completed within your 5km
This plan will help you, a friend, or a family member of all abilities to build movement into your every day!  For access to this resource and much morefollow the link below or contact kfeeney@corksports.ie
Cork Sport Partnership are delighted to partner with Himalaya Yoga Valley Cork to support people with disabilities to keep active through a guided Beginner Yoga Practice. 

This can be completed in the comfort of your home, in your disability service or community hub.  This programme is supported by Cork Sports Partnership Sports Inclusion Programme and is being offered free of charge! 

Details of the yoga programme includes: 

  • 6 Week Programme, One Session per week (45-60mins in duration)
  • Focusing on Beginner Chair Based Yoga.
  • The classes will include yoga practices, stretches, breathing techniques, and guided relaxation. 
  • Classes can be broken up into smaller sections of time that suits you and your ability.
  • No equipment needed!
For access to the programme follow the link below or contact kfeeney@corksports.ie 
 
The Women on the Move beginners programme is a physical activity programme aimed at supporting women to become active and improve their health in a fun and sociable environment. Due to Covid-19 we have developed a new online Women on the Move beginners programme to support women to become more active and live a healthier life. The programme involves:
  • How to sign in online using Zoom
  • Weekly Zoom ID and password
  • 6 week outline of the programme
  • How to carry out the physical testing from home. 
  • Weekly lesson plan of exercises
  • Weekly video with new exercises
  • Advice on how to stay active and healthy
For more information on and how to book please email cgeraghty@corksports.ie
Get all the family active this New Year with the fun & interactive Boxing at Home Programme with Cork Sports Partnership & Irish Athletic Boxing Association!

Cork Sports Partnership and Irish Athletic Boxing Association have teamed up to roll out the successful Startbox At Home Programme for families in Cork this January.  The aim of the programme is to introduce children to the Sport of Boxing through interactive online boxing and skipping sessions. In return for full commitment to the programme, each family will receive access to a 4 Week Interactive Programme and Resource Pack.

  • The Startbox At Home Programme programme consists of 17 interactive sessions including 11 IABA boxing specific videos and 12 skipping ‘exercise with me’ tutorial videos which will be sent to each participating family via email each week.
  • Aimed at children aged 9-14.
  • Cost: €5 per family.
To get involved in the next phase of the programme email jkirby@corksports.ie or follow the link below for more information. 

Cork Sports Partnership, Wild Atlantic Sports and Cycling Ireland are delighted to bring the interactive 6 part Sprocket Rocket series to Cork families this January! Sprocket Rocket is a fun skills programme where children aged 5 to 11 are taught four FUNdamental cycling skills. It is ideal for learning and developing skills and can be delivered by clubs, teachers, parents or anyone else involved with young cyclists.

Series Content:

  • Video 1: Ready To Roll
  • Video 2: Balance
  • Video 3: Braking
  • Video 4: Cornering
  • Video 5: Pedalling
  • Video 6: Fun To Finish
Parents will be emailed new skills videos each week, including additional resources to progress them through the series. For more information email jkirby@corksports.ie or follow the link below. 

GAA PE @ Home Teacher & Parent Support! Fantastic new physical activity classes from Rebel Og Coaching & Cork GAA for primary school teachers including weekly uploaded sessions for junior infants to 6th class pupils!

Weekly sessions for junior infants to 6th class pupils streamed on You Tube, just follow this link:

The ‘Keep Cork Active’ resource, is an interactive booklet containing over 250 physical activity resources to suit all ages and abilities. Activities included in the booklet have been accessed in excess of 100,000 times since the beginning of the pandemic 
To access your copy of the Keep Cork Active Resource click HERE.

Family & Mental Health Supports

PARENTS PLUS Adolescent Programme Spring 2021 online course. Application is now open for this course which is free to all attendees. Please see  details below.  If you would like to find out more about this course, request an application form or refer someone to take part, you will find contact details at the end of the post. 

PARENTS PLUS Adolescent Programme is an evidence-based parenting course from Parents Plus, promoting effective communication and positive relationships in families with adolescents aged 11 to 16 years. This programme can support families to learn to communicate effectively, to also build satisfying relationships and overcome emotional & behavioural problems.  https://www.parentsplus.ie/

Parents Plus Adolescent Programme Spring 2021 Course

Information Session: Thursday 28th January  2021 @ 10.00a.m

Followed by an 8- Week Online Course via Zoom- 2 hours per week every Thursday  10a.m- 12 midday

Programme Dates: 4th, 11th & 25th February, the 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th  March  and the 14th April
Facilitators: Carmel O’Callaghan [HSCL -Colaiste Eamonn Ris] & Barry O’ Shea [HSCL – Presentation Secondary School] & Jacqueline Daly [CODAAP -Cork City Partnership]

For more information,  to reserve your place, or request an application form  contact: Jackie on 087 -1962030 or email jdaly@partnershipcork.ie

New: HSE Community Adult Mental Health Assessment Hub & Perinatal Consultant at CUMH

There is a new GP referral led Mental Health assessment hub that opened in Inis Carra House, Cork City, in response to Covid 19. This is in response to the requirement to have less people attending A&E for mental health concerns but still address their needs in a safer way outside of a hospital setting. The facility is open from 8am-8pm daily and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals from all over Cork who work on a rota basis. If a person needs they can be referred straight to this hub rather than A&E, however they do have to attend their GP or South Doc first for a referral. A decision is then made in this hub as to what is the most appropriate response for the patient. The home based treatment team is still operating, with a Community Mental Health Nurse working every weekend in North Cork, who can do home visits.

The hub is resulting in a reduction of presentations to the crisis team on a Monday morning as it is open over the weekend. However, it must be noted that the long term sustainability and viability of this service is unclear.

A new perinatal consultant Psychiatrist has now been appointed in CUMH, therefore if an expectant mother is experiencing anxiety during their pregnancy or up to their babies first birthday, they can be assessed by this Doctor and referred to the appropriate service in their community or be seen by this Doctor.

FitLine Mentoring: Age & Opportunity

Become a FitLine Volunteer Mentor!

We are delighted to announce we are expanding our FitLine initiative in 2021 to reach more older adults right across the country. We’re looking for more volunteer mentors, individuals or groups, to join our FitLine team, to help us deliver this very worthwhile initiative.

FitLine, one of our Active programme initiatives, is a volunteer peer led telephone based motivation line which encourages older adults to introduce physical activity into their daily lives.  FitLine is designed to help people who want to feel a bit healthier but just don’t have the motivation, confidence or information on where and how to take that first step. 

FitLine mentor volunteers are required to provide encouragement and ideas about how older adults can do simple physical activities as part of their day to day routine to suit their own lifestyle, and to provide information about clubs, groups and facilities in their own communities.

The role of a FitLine mentor

  • To make regular calls to registered participants who would like to start being more physically active.
  • To be the voice of Age & Opportunity’s FitLine initiative while providing information, advice and gentle encouragement to participants to get moving.
  • To be a key point of information on the FitLine initiative.
  • To be a warm, friendly and welcoming presence.
  • To act as a point of contact for members of the public.
  • To have a good knowledge of the Age & Opportunity’s Active programme and be ready to share key information and make recommendations to the public.
  • Be a self-starter and take initiative if you see something that needs attention.
  • To enter basic information onto our CRM system.
  • To follow the procedures outlined in Age & Opportunity’s Procedures manual

Applicants must:

  • Have an interest in physical activity and overall health and wellbeing;
  • Have capacity to make phone calls for approximately three hours once a fortnight, to participants who have already registered to take part in the initiative;
  • Have capacity to work from home;
  • Have use of a laptop or computer and internet access;
  • Be available to attend FitLine volunteer mentor training (3×2 hour sessions via zoom);
  • Be willing to take part in ongoing training, such as leadership and resilience, when offered by Age & Opportunity;
  • Enjoy being part of network of volunteers;
  • Have excellent communication skills and a positive and encouraging outlook on life.

Reasons to volunteer

  • Meet other older adults and older adult groups;
  • Learn about benefits of physical activity and sport;
  • Improve your communication skills by learning about motivational interviewing and behavioural change;
  • Help older adults to remain independent and stay as healthy as possible.

How to apply

Please fill in the FitLine mentor volunteer application form attached to this email or click this link to download the form: https://ageandopportunity.ie/age-opportunity-active-fitline-mentor-volunteer-appliction-form-final/  

Return your form to:

Margaret Roe, HR Manager, Age & Opportunity, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, or email it to Margaret.roe@ageandopportunity.ie by 12 noon on Monday the 11th of January 2021.

All details are also available on our website: https://ageandopportunity.ie/about-age-and-opportunity/get-involved/

Study with University of Limerick: funding available

The job market in a post-Covid world will be challenging, but with an excellent skill set and qualifications from the University of Limerick you’ll stand out from the crowd. Funding of 90-100% is now available across many of our programmes.

The deadline for these Government funded programmes is fast approaching. Act quickly and secure your spot on a 90% or 100% funded course and help future-proof your career.

What’s it all about?

With over 1000 places available, this funding package will give you the chance to upskill and maximise your job prospects through various part-time or full-time programmes at UL.

There are 180 places available through the Postgraduate Skills Package across Science, Health, Engineering, AI and Machine Learning, Aviation, Innovation and Quality Management.

At least 910 places are up for grabs with the Modular Skills Package. These “bite-sized” modules are designed to be short and flexible, quickly giving you important and relevant skills for key employment sectors.

Who’s it for?

You can apply for these Government July Stimulus programmes if you are:

  • Unemployed and a PUP Recipient
  • Returning to the Workplace
  • Employed
  • Formerly Self-employed
  • A Recent Graduate

How to apply?

The deadline is getting closer and places are limited so apply online now.

UL Recruitment Team

Graduate and Professional Studies

University of Limerick

Phone: +353 61 234 377

Email: gps@ul.ie

Website: www.ul.ie/gps

East Cork Further Education & Youthreach

The primary aim of the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre is to prepare learners for progression to employment or further education through the provision of full-time and part-time courses from level 1 to 5 on the National Qualifications Framework.  Past students have benefited from acquiring new skills and knowledge, gaining confidence and progression to employment and further education including entry to University and/or the Institutes of Higher Education.

East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre has an excellent team of tutors who deliver professional training in a supportive environment.  The Staff meet with each applicant to ensure they are placed on the course that best meets their needs.

East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre welcomes mature applicants, as well as school leavers, to apply for all courses. People of all abilities and  disabilities are welcome to ECFE & Youthreach  Centre.  It is fully wheel chair accessible and will accommodate individual needs as far as is practicable.

Cork ETB is increasing the number of further education and training programmes we have on offer at the East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre again this year. Cork Training Centre will run an ITEC Beauty Therapy Traineeship.  We will continue to run our very successful post Leaving Certificate course in Healthcare Support, our updated Hospitality, Heritage and Tourism course as well as a Childcare course.   These courses are all full time and prepare participants for direct entry to the labour market.

The Gateway course would be an ideal option for anyone who missed out on doing their leaving certificate and would like to improve their skills before selecting a more specific training option.

There are also a number of part-time options that provide an introduction to specific areas of training including our Art course: Drawing, Painting and Textiles and our Introduction to Beauty / Pharmacy Sales course.  A high percentage of our past learners on these courses have progressed on to further education following completion of these courses, feeling more confident and capable.   The  Retail Skills course has been very successful in preparing participants for working in the Retail area.

Cathy O’Mahony co-ordinates a range of courses at a foundation level including Communications, Maths and Computers as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Youthreach provides a programme of integrated general education, vocational training and work experience for unemployed early school leavers aged 16-20.

East Cork Further Education and Youthreach Centre is situated on Golf Links Road, Youghal, Co. Cork. P36 F704. Tel: 024-93869. Email: yry@eircom.net

SNA Training Course in Youghal

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In Youghal, Co. Cork

 

The Special Needs Assisting course will give you all the skills, confidence and qualifications necessary to become a Special Needs Assistant. Our tutor will guide you through all aspects of the role and will also provide you with all the support you need to gain your QQI Level 6 Award.

You can complete the Special Needs Assisting course as a stand alone module, which runs one evening per week for eight weeks. At the end of the eight weeks and on completion of your course work, you will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Certificate which will enable you to work as a Special Needs Assistant. You can also complete the module as part of a Major Award in Childcare.

What skills will I gain by completing the Special Need Assisting Course?

  • You will become familiar with the main difficulties and disabilities that people with special needs may present.
  • You will explore issues relating to integration and inclusion.
  • You will learn to stimulate and provide positive learning experiences for young people with specific special needs.
  • You will gain the skill to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant concepts, theories and principles underpinning curriculum implementation.
  • You will be shown how to create learning opportunities by devising and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Behaviour Plans (IBP’s) .
  • You will introduce exercises that teach the individual to look after themselves and their property which ultimately encourages independence, respect, self-esteem and responsibility.
  • You will be capable of creating and maintaining appropriate relationships with children, their parents, their primary carers, teachers and other professionals.
  • You will gain the skills to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will develop an understanding of national and local models of best practice.
  • You will learn about health and safety issues particular to children with special needs.
  • You will explore attitudes, values and beliefs in relation to disability.
  • You will be given practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of behaviours and abilities and assess interventions and behaviour management techniques that may be used.
  • You will be taught how to identify strategies for dealing with stressors in the workplace.

Assessment
You will be given assignments to complete as part of your Special Needs Assisting assessment. You will have to complete a project that demonstrates that you have fully understood the course content and know how to apply the principles of Special Needs Assisting in a real life situation. The assessment is divided into two parts, one will focus on your Project work and the other on your Skills Demonstration report.

Your Certificate

Upon completion of this module you will receive a QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) Level 6 Minor Award (6N1957) Special Needs Assisting Certificate. Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further and higher education and training in Ireland. Forus Training is a provider of education and training programmes and we issue certificates to learners who have reached the standard for a QQI award. The certificate you will receive on successful completion of the course and submission of your assignments is a formal confirmation by QQI that you have demonstrated the knowledge, skill and competence required to achieve the named award.

This ensures that your award is nationally and internationally recognised and has many potential uses, for example should you want to continue your studies as part of a major award or to go on to do a course in higher education in Ireland or abroad. The certificate will also be recognised by employers as an award listed on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

For more information and to book a place, see here: https://www.nightcourses.com/course/special-needs-assisting-qqi-level-6-in-youghal-co-cork/

 

Planning for the Future: Training Opportunities

Total Focus: Facilitation Skills

(Delivered on line in real time via Zoom with a ‘live’ tutor – starts Jan 16th 2021)

Learn to understand & facilitate groups with a nationally recognised accredited course
Accredited @ QQI Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications

Dates

  • Sat 16th & Sun 17th Jan 2021 (9.30 am – 1.00 pm, Via Zoom)
  • Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Jan 2021 (9.30am – 1.00pm, Via Zoom)
  • Sat 30th & Sun 31st 2021 – No training
  • Sat 06th & 07th Feb 2021 (9.30am – 1.00pm, Via Zoom)
  • Sat 13th & Sun 14th Feb 2021 (9.30am – 1.00pm, Via Zoom)
  • Sat 20th & Sun 21st Feb 2021 – No training
  • Sat 06th & Sun 07th Mar 2021 (9.30am – 1.00pm, Via Zoom)

This nationally approved interactive 12 morning on line facilitation skills course leads to a QQI qualification at level 6 (Group Theory and Practice 6N369). The purpose of the training programme is to unite the theory and practice of group work in a structured process with the practical elements of facilitation. You will learn proven tools and techniques to enhance group engagement and achieve success for the group you are working with.

This training programme builds confidence and skills in facilitation. Participants learn to facilitate, gather data, manage conflict, solve issues, plan, deliver and evaluate a facilitation session resulting in empowering group sessions. As an additional feature Total Focus is including a module on on-line facilitation.

The programme is delivered by an experienced facilitator in a challenging yet secure environment. Participants are also invited to reflect constructively on their own knowledge, skills and experience of participating in groups and also as a facilitator.

Click here for further details

Total Focus provides other training for the community, voluntary and charity sectors; check our website for 2020/ 2021 dates or alternatively these training courses can be run in – house, on your own premises.

Contact Total Focus on 085 735 4446 / 01 637 3925
training@totalfocus.ie
www.totalfocus.ie
Total Focus is a QQI recognised centre

Working with Young LGBT+ People

BeLonGTo’s popular mental health training, in partnership with Jigsaw, is back – and now online!

This free training is for adults (18+) who work or volunteer with young people in their communities on the topic of supporting LGBTI+ young people’s mental health.

The course will take the format of an online self-directed course, followed by a Zoom live online workshop. Participants can choose from one of two dates for the online workshop:

  • Wednesday, November 25th: 10am-12 noon 
  • Tuesday, December 8th: 10am-12 noon

SIGN UP TODAY!

By the end of this programme, participants should be able to:

  • Utilise appropriate language and terminology when supporting LGBTI+ young people.
  • Discuss the current landscape of LGBTI+ young people’s mental health.
  • Examine the impact of the social determinants of health on LGBTI+ young people’s mental health.
  • Outline the impact of minority stress upon LGBTI+ young people’s mental health.
  • Apply practical strategies to help build resilience among the LGBTI+ young people they work with

Places are limited so click here to reserve your spot today.

BeLonGTo LGBT+ Youth Services hope you will join them to to learn more about promoting the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTI+ young people.

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LGBT Champions Network

The LGBT Champions programme empowers participants with the understanding and skills needed to increase the visibility, respect, awareness and knowledge of the issues facing LGBT+ older people, and ensures LGBTI+ older people can fully and equally avail of mainstream health and social services. Through raising awareness the programme eliminates barriers and ensures providers, practitioners and volunteers are trained to understand the identities and needs of their LGBTI+ patients and service users. Participants will also become part of an active LGBT Champion network with opportunities for networking, future learning and collaboration.

LGBT CHAMPIONS PROGRAMME

Older peoples services need to come out as LGBT– friendly and not leave it to the older LGBT person to come out

LGBT Ireland invites health and social care staff working and supporting older people to participate in this half day training as part of the LGBT Champions Programme

DATE:      Wednesday, 25th November FURTHER DATES TBC

Time:       14:00 -17:00

Venue:     Online using ZOOM (limit of 10 people per session)

Who can be an LGBT Champion? Health and social care staff working and supporting older people. Social Workers working with older persons Coordinators and Volunteers working in community based support services for older people .

Why do we need LGBT Champions? Irish research on older LGBT people shows that 40% are not out to their healthcare providers due to fear of discrimination or lack of understanding and acceptance. International research follows a similar trend. Isolation and loneliness are higher among older LGBT people as many do not have a family support network similar to married heterosexual older people with children and extended family.

LGBT Champions Training Learning Outcomes

Champions’ knowledge will be enriched by hearing the lived experiences of older LGBT+ people and their experiences and concerns regarding health and social care as they age. Champions will have insights into being LGBT+ and the common challenges and concerns faced

Champions will have gained practical learning on how to render their practice more LGBT+ inclusive and feel more confident in making this change.

LGBT Champions Supports Benefits

–       LGBT Ireland will mentor and support you in your action plan implementation (phone & email support).

–       Recall Day to reflect on action plan and identify further support needs.

–       Join on-going LGBT Champion Network events which happen nationally and regionally.

–       A certificate of attendance will be provided for CPD purposes. As an added incentive, for nursing staff – the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) have granted 3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the LGBT Champions Training Programme.

How to apply

Email James O’Hagan for application form: james@lgbt.ie.

Places are allocated on a first come basis

For further information contact James O Hagan 083 376 4637.

LGBT Ireland is a national organisation which provides quality support services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people and their family members.

Applicants working in day care centres, community hospitals and dementia care for older people may be prioritised for this training

SHEP Online Courses

  • Seasons for Growth – Living with Grief, Loss & Change in our Daily Lives
  • Caring for Our Wellbeing /Managing Stress
  • Supporting Parents – Responding to young children’s anxieties due to Covid-19

Full details here:

Autumn 2020 Cork SHEP Short Courses for Health and Wellbeing (remaining places)

ALISON: a global online learning experience!

ALISON – the Global Learning Experience – is a FREE learning resource of interactive certification-based learning. ALISON stands for Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online. The learning is provided free of charge to individual learners.

The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for FREE. Through ALISON, the cost-barrier to learning can be removed.

Through the ALISON Learning platform we can assist people around the world in educating themselves, thereby creating a more equitable and sustainable global society.

Contact information

ALISON – Advance Learning
Unit 20 and 21, Level One Building,
Galway Technology Park, Parkmore, Galway

Tel. (091) 744 528

Email info@alison.com

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SECAD, CETB & OTHER ADULT EDUCATION OPPORTUNITES!

Cork Education & Training Board (CETB) PLC

Community Education & Adult Basic Education

Many courses are now reopening in the Centre which were paused in the Spring. Please contact if you are interested as places may become available or individuals can be placed on waiting list

  • PLCs running in Childcare and Healthcare (not Tourism) – can apply through St Colman’s to be put on waiting list
  • Community Education – Sewing, upholstery, glass
  • Adult Basic Education – Computers (November), Beginners Computers, Communications, Maths, Gardening courses. Can accommodate 1-1s (possibly online)

Cathy.omahoney@corketb.ie

Cork Education & Training Board (CETB) BTEI

  • Classes continuing as normal in the centre, most are finishing classes which were paused in Spring
  • Will have spaces in January for Art and Beauty Therapy
  • All courses on fetch.ie

Youghal Library

  • All Cork County Library premises including Youghal will be closed for the duration of the level 5 restrictions.
  • Online service will still operate as normal – these include BorrowBox, which gives access to e books and e audio books, PressReaderwhich provides online access to
  • thousands of newspapers and magazines,
  • RB Digital which provides a wide range of online magazines
  • Transparent Language which gives access to over a hundred foreign language courses
  • Universal Class which again has hundreds of online courses ranging from business, I.T. crafts, health etc.
  • A vast array of other resources such as Oxford Art Online, Oxford Music Online etc.
  • Library membership is free and for those not already joined one can become a member by logging on to the Libraries Ireland website and following the instructions.
  • Information on Touch Type Read Spell and other sensory equipment now available in Youghal Library is attached
  • Recently delighted to receive an LGTB+ book archive from Hayley Fox-Roberts and our friends at Cumann na Daoine, very welcome additional resource now available at Youghal Library for which we are very grateful and which will be of great benefit.

Youghal.library@corkcoco.ie

South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD)

One to one confidential employment service ongoing (via telephone / zoom)

A large range of resources have been added to new SECAD online platform, see this link https://training.secad.ie/

SECAD is offering a wide range of courses, most online at the moment.  These include the following

  • Tourism industry (menu planning, customer care etc)
  • Women’s Rural Entrepreneur Network (WREN) – currently recruiting
  • Healthcare courses for women
  • Ability programme (for young people aged 18-29 with disabilities)
  • Start your own Business
  • Skills for work
  • Employment Fair – 12th November (see post below)
  • Living in Ireland with COVID (for New Communities)

Information on these can be found on https://m.facebook.com/secadcork

TWO COURSES OF INTEREST

Effective Communication for Better Relationships & Empowerment for Women

Effective Communication for Better Relationships

A short online six week course which uses an experiential group-work approach and will take your needs into account. This will run over Zoom on Tuesdays starting 27th of Oct to the1st of December: 10am to 12 noon. Please contact Margaret Fenton on 087 7762977 or email Margaret.fenton@respond.ie  to book a place.

Empowerment for Women

An 8 week course on Empowerment for Women, delivered by Dr. Rola Abu Zeid-O’Neill. This course is free of charge and delivered on Zoom. Contact details to book are on the flyer below.

What is Women’s Empowerment?

The course covers various fields and areas that relate to women’s lives and rights, and specifically to human rights issues that affect and influence women’s health. We will discuss the impact of different themes on women’s lives and explore women’ experiences and lives in public and private spheres. All welcome.

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TIME TO

LEARN

Now we are further restricted in our movements, it’s a good time to think about training and upskilling. Each week here we will post information on training courses that are available online. As always, also see http://www.activelink.ie for more opportunities!

Mid West Advancing Recovery in Ireland Education Service (ARIES) – free October online schedule.

We have attached our schedule of free modules together with our online prospectus outlining the content of our modules.

Mid West ARIES aims to provide the Mid West region with an inspirational and inclusive educational programme on recovery and well-being in mental health.

Our free courses are for anyone aged 18+ with an interest in recovery and mental health. The topics of the courses are created and delivered by people with lived experience, family members and staff working within the mental health services. This is called co-production and means that everyone has a say in what goes in to the courses.

Places may be booked through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/mid-west-aries-30819577380 or by email or by phone. (Contact details on attached documents).

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Please do not hesitate to contact us at Mid West ARIES if you require any further information or visit our website at www.hse.ie/mwaries or on social media @MidWestARIES

UPSKILL TODAY!

Charities Regulator: Training on the Charities Governance Code (Free, Online)

The Charities Regulator has launched training for charity trustees to assist them in meeting the core minimum standards set out in the Charities Governance Code. Charity trustees are volunteers who are responsible for managing and controlling charities and include directors of companies that are charities, committee members and Board members. This training will be of particular benefit to charity trustees of smaller, volunteer-led charities. The training, which is being offered free of charge, is intended as an additional support for charity trustees and complements existing guidance materials and templates on the Code which are available as part of the Charities Regulator’s Governance Code Toolkit. The Code along with the Toolkit can be found on the Charities Regulator’s website. In addition to this, reference copies of the Code and the Toolkit will soon be available in local libraries across the country. In light of the ongoing health risks posed by COVID-19, the training sessions will take place online. As places are limited, a maximum of one charity trustee per registered charity can avail of the training subject to an overall limit of 1,300 participants. Those who cannot attend or secure a place on a training session will be able to view the training online at a later date. The training takes a total of four hours, and comprises a one-hour pre-recorded webinar and a three-hour interactive online workshop which will include small group exercises and a
question and answer session. Training will run throughout Autumn and Winter 2020. A limited number of sessions will also be offered in early 2021.

Registration for the training is now open: for a full list of dates or to register for a FREE ticket click here.

You will find all of the information your charity needs in complying with the Charities Governance Code, including templates and sample forms, at Charitiesregulator.ie. Please note that these events are strictly for charity trustees working with registered charities. You will need your Registered Charity Number (RCN) to access the event.

The Wheel: Free online training – SCOPE: Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third Sector

Launched on 15th September, The Wheel are excited to share their new online training resource with you: SCOPE – Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third SectorOver the past two years, with thanks to funding from Erasmus+ and supported by Léargas, The Wheel has led on the development of SCOPE. SCOPE is an online training resource offering training in the fundamentals of governance, communications, risk management, financial management and fundraising. SCOPE also offers validation of learning through ‘digital badges’. Through the SCOPE programme, The Wheel want to encourage greater visibility and recognition of skills across the nonprofit sector, both in Ireland and across Europe. Together with our European partners, we are delighted to share this resource with you. It is open access and available free of charge. Please feel free to share the SCOPE training programme with your colleagues and contacts. For full details on SCOPE, you can read the summary of our project study, or the full project study here. Start learning and collecting your digital badges here – https://scope-skills.eu/en-ie/start-learning/

If you would like to catch up on the launch, please visit https://youtu.be/l8FkgsCWiPs

For further information, or to your share feedback, contact Lauren Carroll on lauren@wheel.ie

SECAD Autumn Training

* Training Opportunities *

NALA Online Plain English Training

7 October 2020
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

What is plain English?

Plain English is a style of writing and layout that the intended reader can understand after a single reading. It will help you clarify what you’re trying to say and, as a result, help your reader get your message exactly as you intended. Presenting information in plain English includes using suitable words, adopting a direct style, avoiding unnecessary jargon and designing your written information to make it easier to follow.

Should I attend the online training?

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you want to ensure you are communicating as clearly and effectively as possible?
  • Are you sometimes frustrated answering the same questions because the information to customers is not clear enough?
  • Do you find it difficult to develop clear reports, policies, promotional, training or web materials?
  • Do you want to get quality training in how best to communicate, provided by leaders in plain English editing and training?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this online training is for you.

What do you need to do before you take part?

Before the session, you will be asked to send in sample documents from your organisation so we can use them for exercises and activities during the day.

What is unique about this online training?

After you complete the training, we will agree a set exercise of one to two pages of text from your documents/web text with you. You will apply the plain English guidelines you learned in the session to this text and NALA will review and provide detailed feedback in an email. This gives you the chance to put the training into practice and get immediate expert feedback.

Cost

€130 per person (€110 per person for community and voluntary organisations)

Register at https://www.nala.ie/support-us/online-plain-english-training-10-am-1-pm-october-7/ and we will send you a link for the training.

Contact sdriver@nala.ie with questions.

The Wheel: Free online training – SCOPE: Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third Sector

Free online training – SCOPE: Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third Sector

Following the successful launch on Tuesday 15 September, The Wheel are excited to share our brand new online training resource with you; SCOPE – Skills Recognition, Capacity Building, and Professional Education for the Third SectorOver the past two years, with thanks to funding from Erasmus+ and supported by Léargas, The Wheel have led on the development of SCOPE. SCOPE is an online training resource offering training in the fundamentals of governance, communications, risk management, financial management and fundraising. SCOPE also offers validation of learning through ‘digital badges’. Through the SCOPE programme, The Wheel want to encourage greater visibility and recognition of skills across the nonprofit sector, both in Ireland and across Europe.

Together with our European partners, we are delighted to share this resource with you. It is open access and available free of charge. Please feel free to share the SCOPE training programme with your colleagues and contacts. For full details on SCOPE, you can read the summary of our project study, or the full project study here.

Start learning and collecting your digital badges here – https://scope-skills.eu/en-ie/start-learning/

If you would like to catch up on the launch event, please visit – https://youtu.be/l8FkgsCWiPs

For further information, or to your share feedback, contact Lauren Carroll on lauren@wheel.ie

Suicide Alertness Training

START

Suicide Prevention Alertness Skills Online Training.

START helps participants to identify people who are at risk, confidently ask them about the topic of suicide and connect them with resources that can help them stay safe. It is a level 2 alertness skills programme and not as advanced as safeTALK or the two-day intervention skills workshop, ASIST.

How does START work?

  • You can complete the programme on any device or computer.
  • On average, the programme will take 1.5 – 2 hrs and you can do it on any internet accessible device.
  • You can do the training in 1 session or stopping and recommencing at your own convenience and you up to 60 days to complete it.
  • The programme uses a mix of guided online content, video and interactive questions.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the programme.

The course is suitable for all those who wish to become suicide alert in their work, home,voluntary and general community.

This course is made available in Ireland by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention and LivingWorks, the course is for those aged 18 +

If you are interested please email your name, job title and work location to michaeln@mentalhealthireland.ie.

Please forward details of this training to others you know who may be interested.

Ability

The Ability programme from SECAD is open for applications for new participants.

The programme is open to young adults aged between 18-29 years old and either: 

  • In receipt of disability allowance or invalidity pension; or 
  • In receipt of illness benefit for more than 3 months.

The Ability programme supports young adults with disabilities in finding training, work experience or employment through building confidence, independence and helping develop skills and talents. This year, considering the stress that people are under, we are focusing on mental health.  

The group meets twice a week Tuesday and Thursday morning in the Midleton Football club from 10am to 1pm: the programme includes art, drama, social farming, work placement and developing a vocational assessment with an OT.

Please see flyer below for more information and contact details. 

Human Rights Diploma & ‘Ready & Able’ Training

Applications are now being taken for the UCC Diploma in Development and Global Human Rights Studies. This programme emphasis highly critical understanding of topics related to migration, poverty, integration and inclusion, inequality, gender and global justice.

Please note that all students are eligible to apply for funding under the ‘Financial Assistance Fund’, this is means tested. In addition,all ACE students are eligible to apply for loan membership to the Lough Credit Union.
Moreover, all students are entitled to free membership to the Mardyke Sports Arena.

More details in the programme page https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-ddghrs/

Ready to reopen your sports club or facility?This training is for you!

Sports Involvements

Following the success of the first Sports Inclusion and Disability Awareness WebinarCork Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership are delighted to announce we will be hosting another Webinar on Wednesday 26th August from 7:00-8:30pm.  

 
This is a FREE Webinar aimed at people who are interested in taking the first step in making their activities inclusive. This 90minute webinar is designed to create a greater awareness on the area of disability and how to include people with disabilities in sport and physical activity.  (See poster attached). 
 
To Register for this webinar, click HERE 
 
What to expect: 
  • An interactive webinar, facilitated via Zoom
  • Topics include:
    • Understanding Disability
    • Perceptions
    • Communication: Language and Etiquette 
    • Barriers to participation 
    • Inclusion Models to help you adapt 
There will be discussion elements throughout the webinar to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share your experience and can ask questions. 
 
Limited spaces available, register now to avoid disappointment. REGISTER HERE
 
If you have any queries in relation to any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Keep safe and keep moving, 
Kate Feeney
 

National Bike Week 2020 (19th – 27th September) – Community, Club, Workplace, Organisation Event Applications

National Bike Week is back for 2020 and Cork Sports Partnership is offering Clubs, Workplaces, Community Groups and Organisations the opportunity to get involved! National Bike Week, which is an initiative from the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism to promote cycling throughout Ireland, will take place from 19th – 27th September 2020. Cork Bike Week plays an integral part of National Bike Week with 7,841 people taking part across 125 Cork events in 2019. In 2020, with your help, we hope to exceed this!

Cork City Council & Cork County Council have secured funding from the Department of Transport, Sport and Tourism to support a limited number of cycling events during Bike Week 2020. Clubs, Groups, Communities and Schools are invited to apply for funding to organise their own FREE Bike Week event during the week long celebration.

Funding Availability: 

Funding is limited for events in 2020. The following maximum amounts are available:

  • €500 for Club & Community Events (This is subject to the amount of applications received)
To Apply:
  • Apply now: Click Here
  • Word document available on request

Club/Community Organisation Event Criteria:

The event MUST be FREE & take place during Bike Week (19th – 27th September 2020). Events could include:

Family Fun Cycles (10k, 20k, 30k etc)

Recreational/Leisure Cycles focusing on including non-club members, the lapsed cyclist, families, beginners etc

Focus of inclusion, non-competitive, community focus, family, local school participation.

Bike Maintenance, skills, drills & games

Online workshops or webinars

Other ideas: www.corksports.ie/hosting-an-event-ideas

Cycling Instructors/Facilitators:

Ruth – Wild Atlantic Sports: info@wildatlanticsports.com 

Ulick – Training Wheels: ulickobeirne@gmail.com

Ruth/Katie – Cycle Sense – info@cycle-sense.com  

Matt – Cork Community Bikes: info@corkcommunitybikes.com  

If you would like to take part in National Bike Week 2020 by organising your own cycling event and would like funding to support the event, please complete the online application form by 5pm on Friday 11th September. Please Note: Any Club, School, Community Group or Organisation can organise their own event as long as their insurance covers it.

For more info see: www.corkbikeweek.ie Kindest regards, James Kirby Sports Development Officer

Courses

IICP Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies

Remote/Blended Learning options available

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/76160-iicp-college-certificate-in-counselling-and-psychotherapeutic-studies

Our Certificate Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context. This programme is suitable for those either working in the helping professions or interested in seeking to develop their awareness of what is involved in training as a counsellor/psychotherapist. The programme consists of three introductory modules in the subjects of Counselling Theory, Counselling Skills and Personal Development. It is a highly interactive programme, delivered through a variety of teaching approaches such as lectures, group discussion, experiential work, individual exercises, and self-directed learning.

There are two methods of delivery, Option 1 is block delivery, (Friday evening class and two full teaching days on Saturday and Sunday). Option 2 is Thursday – Sunday delivery (Some Thursday Evenings & Sunday full days) Each module carries its own assessment, which is based on a continuous assessment strategy. See http://www.iicp.ie/courses/certificateor contact the IICP Office

Phone: 087 905 5330

Email: admissions@iicp.ie

SNA EVENING COURSE

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6

The Special Needs Assisting course will give you all the skills, confidence and qualifications necessary to become a Special Needs Assistant. Our tutor will guide you through all aspects of the role and will also provide you with all the support you need to gain your QQI Level 6 Award.

You can complete the Special Needs Assisting course as a stand alone module, which runs one evening per week for eight weeks. At the end of the eight weeks and on completion of your course work, you will be awarded a QQI Level 6 Certificate which will enable you to work as a Special Needs Assistant. You can also complete the module as part of a Major Award in Childcare.

What skills will I gain by completing the Special Need Assisting Course?

  • You will become familiar with the main difficulties and disabilities that people with special needs may present.
  • You will explore issues relating to integration and inclusion.
  • You will learn to stimulate and provide positive learning experiences for young people with specific special needs.
  • You will gain the skill to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the relevant concepts, theories and principles underpinning curriculum implementation.
  • You will be shown how to create learning opportunities by devising and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Individual Behaviour Plans (IBP’s) .
  • You will introduce exercises that teach the individual to look after themselves and their property which ultimately encourages independence, respect, self-esteem and responsibility.
  • You will be capable of creating and maintaining appropriate relationships with children, their parents, their primary carers, teachers and other professionals.
  • You will gain the skills to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • You will develop an understanding of national and local models of best practice.
  • You will learn about health and safety issues particular to children with special needs.
  • You will explore attitudes, values and beliefs in relation to disability.
  • You will be given practical skills and knowledge in a wide range of behaviours and abilities and assess interventions and behaviour management techniques that may be used.
  • You will be taught how to identify strategies for dealing with stressors in the workplace.

Assessment
You will be given assignments to complete as part of your Special Needs Assisting assessment. You will have to complete a project that demonstrates that you have fully understood the course content and know how to apply the principles of Special Needs Assisting in a real life situation. The assessment is divided into two parts, one will focus on your Project work and the other on your Skills Demonstration report.

Your Certificate

Upon completion of this module you will receive a QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) Level 6 Minor Award (6N1957) Special Needs Assisting Certificate. Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further and higher education and training in Ireland. Forus Training is a provider of education and training programmes and we issue certificates to learners who have reached the standard for a QQI award. The certificate you will receive on successful completion of the course and submission of your assignments is a formal confirmation by QQI that you have demonstrated the knowledge, skill and competence required to achieve the named award.

This ensures that your award is nationally and internationally recognised and has many potential uses, for example should you want to continue your studies as part of a major award or to go on to do a course in higher education in Ireland or abroad. The certificate will also be recognised by employers as an award listed on the NFQ (National Framework of Qualifications).

https://www.nightcourses.com/course/special-needs-assisting-qqi-level-6-in-midleton-co-cork/#

East Cork Music Project: 2 courses

Employment skills QQI4      Music QQI5

For more information, please visit our website
http://www.ecmp.ie
or contact Nicole at
nicole@cdys.ie
(086) 140 9513

Build your Skills with SECAD, Cork ETB and Youth Employment Initiative

4 August @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Facebook Advanced Module 1 & 2 [Zoom] Have to attend both- 4th and 6th August Thursdays 10am- 12 noon Trainer: Sandra Hennessy. 

6 August @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Facebook Advanced Module 1 & 2  [Zoom] Have to attend both- 4th and 6th August Thursdays 10am- 12 noon Trainer: Sandra Hennessy. To book email info@secad.ie Name, Business, Location/town, email address & contact number.

Skills training across sectors

SECAD Partnership supports jobseekers to improve skills and employability through training across construction, food and health sectors. In addition to skills, programmes also aim to develop participants’ skills to research and apply for jobs, as well as social and communication skills necessary for the workplace.

Construction

SECAD Partnership delivers a two day programme for people seeking employment in the construction sector.

Course elements include;

Safe Pass – construction workers are bound by law to hold a valid Safe Pass card and it also proves useful for people who are seeking work as general operatives in the manufacturing sector

Manual handling

Sole trader planning – critical issues for self-employment such as business plan, adequate insurance and a basic system to manage finances

CV and interview skills

Programmes are delivered in Carrigaline, Cobh, Midleton, Macroom, Muscraí Gaeltacht and Youghal. This course proves particularly valuable for males over 55 returning to work in the construction sector. Other participants use the programme as an opportunity to pursue further studies. Courses are subject to eligibility and will run at varying times and locations.

Food Safety

The food and hospitality sectors are important sources of employment in the East Cork area.

Increasingly, as an entry into employment, employers are keen to hire candidates who have undertaken some form of basic food training. SECAD Partnership offers a one and a half day food safety programme.

  • Learn how to handle and store food safely
  • Gain an understanding of the basic rules of HACCP and allergen awareness
  • Develop your CV and cover letter and guidance on interview skills preparation.

Get in touch to find out more: info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432

https://www.secad.ie/skills-training/

https://www.corketb.ie/

Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)

East Cork Music Project now recruiting!

New Learning

CIT Crawford College of Art & Design: Creativity & Change.

Summer & 2020-2021 course options

Courses include: Creativity and Change Online Summer School, Certificate in Creativity and Change (Level 9), Certificate in Arts in Group Facilitation (Level 8) & Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (Level 8).
Region: Online / Cork

Expiry date: 02/08/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75833

Recovery College: Online Timetable – Summer 2020

We are delighted to let you know once more about our online inter-active workshops, which can be accessed by Zoom over the coming weeks, either on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. In this regard, we have attached our new timetable, which outlines the various workshops that are available to you.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 04/08/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75870

The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2020/21

The Substance Use Issues & Community Work Course 2020 / 21 is designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by various issues.
Region: Cork
Expiry date: 26/08/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/76221

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Learn New Skills!

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CIT Crawford College of Art and Design: Creativity and Change Summer and 2020-2021 course options

Courses include: Creativity and Change Online Summer School, Certificate in Creativity and Change (Level 9), Certificate in Arts in Group Facilitation (Level 8) & Certificate in Principles of Art Therapy (Level 8).
Region: Online / Cork
Expiry date: 02/08/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75833

June Training with the Health Management Institute (HMI)

HMI have a number of courses scheduled for June 2020 – Personal Effectiveness, online course, starting 11th June, 2020 & Management Essentials course will run on the 16th, 23rd of June and the 7th of July, combining three days of live online interactive days with a series of online modules to be completed.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 07/07/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75865

IICP College: Counselling Skills Online Module

Learners will be coached in a range of key skills that will facilitate effective listening within the helping relationship. Learners will explore the characteristics of an effective listener and examine the core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard within the helping relationship.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 19/07/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75728

Comhlámh: New FREE Online Course on Ethical Communication

As makers of messages, how to pay attention to the unequal power relations between global North and South? How to communicate with humility and in ways that make a difference? How to interpret this increasingly image and news saturated world with care and criticality? If these questions interest you, check out Comhlámh’s new course.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 20/07/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75744

Total Focus: Facilitation Skills

This nationally approved interactive 12 morning on line facilitation skills course leads to a QQI qualification at level 6 (Group Theory and Practice 6N369). The purpose of the training programme is to unite the theory and practice of group work in a structured process with the practical elements of facilitation.
Region: Online via Zoom / Dublin 24
Expiry date: 22/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75505

IICP College: Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies (closing soon!)

Our Certificate Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 17/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75466

New Learning Options

There are lots of training opportunities available now and this is an excellent time to learn a new skill or add to your existing ones.

Options here today for adults and teenagers in a wide range of fields. See http://www.activelink.ie for training and employments links – the site is updated weekly and a great source of information!

Comhlámh: Online Training – Supporting Young People to Develop Collective Actions

Are you passionate about making a change in your community but not too sure where to start? Would you like to respond to global justice issues? On this training you will be supported to brainstorm and plan a collective action on an issue you feel passionate about. The course is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 30, with lived experience of other cultures.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 23/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75745

IICP College: Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies

Our Certificate Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 17/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75466

Learning Curve Institute: Remote Learning – Advanced Dialetical Behavioural Therapy Workshop

Advanced Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) was initially known as CBT for Borderline disorder. DBT is now used for treating many disorders such as Borderline, Bipolar, and other Personality Disorders. It has been proven useful for any level of suicidal behaviour, self-harming, or other self-destructive behaviour.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 03/07/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75735

IICP College: QQI Level 9 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Online Delivery

The aim of this award is to equip practitioners with an up-to-date, cutting edge training in CBT as one approach to therapy. The programme consists of four full teaching days, plus a half day tutorial spread out over four months. Learners have eight months to complete their clinical work and should be practicing therapists upon application.
Region: Online Expiry date: 15/07/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75688

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More Online Training Opportunities!

Career & Life Planning: Success 4 Teens Programme

The Success 4 Teens Programme teaches and empowers teens to use numerous coaching methods and life skills to help them personally, academically, professionally and socially. Participants will get a chance to learn new skills that they can use with existing challenges or new challenges they will face in the future. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75668

Total Focus: Facilitation Skills

This nationally approved interactive 12 morning on line facilitation skills course leads to a QQI qualification at level 6 (Group Theory and Practice 6N369). The purpose of the training programme is to unite the theory and practice of group work in a structured process with the practical elements of facilitation. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75505

IICP College: Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies

Our Certificate Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75466

Learning Curve Institute: NEW eLearning courses – Remote Training and Online Anytime courses in SFBT, DBT, Key Working and Drugs & Alcohol

The Learning Curve Institute has launched a number of new options to facilitate training during this unusual time. Remote Learning Workshops that are delivered live by our trainers using the free Zoom. Courses will allow participants to interact with the trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where. Online Anytime courses where you can learn at your own pace with the flexibility of online study. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75426

Fusion Training & Development: Ongoing courses in Group Facilitation, Train the Trainer & Conflict Management

Courses are currently on hold due to the outbreak. Fusion Training offer QQI certified programmes in Facilitation, Train the Trainer, Conflict Management and their new programme, Wellbeing & Flourishing. Courses delivered by Gerard Fitzpatrick, author of the book Effective Group Leadership-Insights of a Practitioner. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/50207

6 Interesting training opportunities !

1. SOLAS makes eCollege online courses available free of charge

SOLAS. eCollege is the national online learning service for the Further Education and Training sector, funded by SOLAS. eCollege provides online courses including computer programming, data science, office productivity, and web and graphic design.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 30/05/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75343

2. Recovery College: On Line Workshops – May 2020

We are delighted to let you know once more about our online inter-active workshops, which can be accessed by Zoom over the coming weeks, either on your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. In this regard, we have attached our new timetable for May 2020, which outlines the various workshops that are available to you.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 29/05/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75551

3. Women’s Aid Training Events

Women’s Aid training events are: One Day Training on Best Practice Responses to Women experiencing Domestic Violence and Two Day Training on Best Practice in Woman & Child Protection in the context of Domestic Violence. We also provide tailored training events to suit your specific needs. Our team of experienced trainers can deliver high quality training throughout the country to ensure your requirements are met.
Region: Dublin 2
Expiry date: 01/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75368

4. Online Courses and other resources available from Carmichael

New Online courses include: Using Excel to track current and actual spending, Using Social Media to promote your work during a crisis (For Beginners), Using Social Media to promote your work during a crisis & Introduction to Risk Management. Free Resources from Carmichael include: A Board/Trustee Governance Handbook Template & a free webinar on the Charities Governance Code for Charity Trustees who may need some guidance on implementing the Code.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 29/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75563

5. Learning Curve Institute: Remote Learning – An Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour (DBT) Therapy

This remote training course will allow you to interact with your trainer and other participants in a virtual classroom where, in addition to the workshop content there will be live discussions, question & answer sessions and skills practice. You can access the course wherever you have an internet connection; on a desktop, tablet or even a smartphone.
Region: Online via Zoom
Expiry date: 05/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75573

6. IICP College: Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Studies

Our Certificate Programme is the perfect entry point for those considering a career in counselling and psychotherapy as it contains an excellent mix of theory, skills and personal development. All IICP teaching staff are therapy practitioners, which means they put their teaching into a real-world context.
Region: Online
Expiry date: 17/06/20

https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/training/75466

All these are from the excellent site http://www.activelink.ie Check them out for more training, learning and support opportunities!

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Community Supports from Cork ETB & Singing for the Brain!

Community Supports – CETB Contacts

SECAD operates a comprehensive range of employment and enterprise services, and community development programmes.

See links below for online training courses. Some of the ways they are currently providing support include:

  • Assistance with accessing social welfare payments;
  • Job search services & employment supports in a rapidly changing labour market;
  • Online health & well being sessions to support our communities;
  • A customised grant package for social enterprises working with the most vulnerable people;
  • and many other supports.

SECAD is also here to support businesses and organisations. While many businesses have had to shut down temporarily, others need to take on more staff. Through our employment services, we can help build businesses to access skilled and experienced people. In addition, many organisations and groups have an urgent need for volunteers and we can assist them to link in with the right people for these roles.
If we can help in any way, please call or email us at 021 4613432 or info@secad.ie

https://www.secad.ie/event/boosting-online-sales-business-training-online-workshops/

https://www.secad.ie/event/getting-paid-online-business-training-online-workshops/

https://www.secad.ie/event/evolving-your-social-media-strategy-content-during-covid-19-business-training-online-workshops/

FROM HISTORY TO THE FUTURE…

Then and Now Community History Project will start in September!

Each Stage lasts 10 weeks and the last Stage – Modern Youghal – will bring us up to the present day and, given our circumstances now, will include our experiences during Covid19.

You can book a place now at cumannnadaoine@gmail.com

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COPING WITH STRESS

There is a free course available online which can teach techniques for coping with stress.
https://alison.com/course/stress-management-techniques-for-coping-with-stress
Click on this link – you just need an email address to register and make a password for yourself to go in and out of course and site. The moment you look to do the course, it will ask you to sign/login or register. If it’s your first time you need to register with your genuine email address and make a password.

SECAD PARTNERSHIP

continues to offer supports to our local communities during this difficult time. Our Employment Support service is available online where you can receive one to one employment support on video conferencing software Zoom, phone and email. Our support service can guide you on career direction to prepare for the eventual recovery, preparing job applications, CV, interview skills, general career direction. 

Currently there is a significant demand for staff in in the service sector including retail food, driving and security to continue to supply shops. Further roles are also found in factories, warehousing , IT roles , Remote Customer associates etc. as well as the Be on Call for Ireland applications via the HSE

If you have suffered job loss because of the COVID -19 outbreak and, would like support on how to plan for the future and/or you wish to apply for roles in the sectors that require a significant increase in staff to address the current situation, please do contact SECAD for support.

SECAD can be contacted on 021 4613432 or email info@secad.ie

SECAD Partnership supporting Communities, Enterprise and Employmen