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Thinking of returning to education? Visit the Learning Village at Jobs Expo Dublin

Learning Village
19 April 2017
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Jobs Expo Dublin returns to Croke Park on Saturday 22nd April 2017. As you might expect, there is a vast amount of job opportunities on offer – the clue is in the name! The next Jobs Expo Dublin also has something a little different. For the first time we have included a host of educational and retraining options at our new Learning Village.

If you are thinking of changing career direction, upskilling, returning to education or just fancy learning a new discipline, the exhibitors at the Learning Village can help. Here’s who’s taking part.

GMB College

Founded in 2015, GMB College is a fully accredited college. They provide education and training to QQI Level 6 in a wide variety of courses. These include Human Resources, Employment and Business Law as well as Security Industry Certification and ECDL Computer Training.

In addition, the College offers a wide number of mandatory certification courses. Just some of these include Occupational First Aid, Safety at Work and HACCP.

Furthermore, all GMB College courses are affordable, and follow a flexible programme of classes. Therefore, unemployed people, as well as those in part time and in full time employment can access GMB’s courses.

Peter Mark

Peter Mark is one of Ireland's best known and most successful hairstyling groups with 71 salons nationwide. The company recruits as well as trains all their own staff at their training centres in Belfast and Dublin.

Joining the Peter Mark team means joining a group of internationally recognised highly qualified stylists. Peter Mark offers hairdressers significant benefits to build their careers. This includes their exceptional and unique 4 year world-class styling training system. In addition, Peter Mark hairdressers have the opportunity to attend seminars delivered by world renowned hairdressers. 

Sallynoggin College

Sallynoggin College of Further Education (SCFE) provides a dynamic range of educational courses in response to industry, community and learner needs. They offer the most up-to-date, industry-related qualifications, combined with excellent teaching and learning facilities, and a supportive college climate that fosters learning and development. All SCFE courses carry recognised accreditation.

There are no tuition fees, however, there are costs attached to all courses including an acceptance fee, a PLC levy, student services charge, and examination fees.

Courses are offering in the following disciplines: Creative Studies; Dance and Performing Arts; Fashion, Hair & Beauty; Sports, Leisure & Fitness; Childhood Education & Training; Travel & Tourism

Jule Beauty Academy

Jule Beauty Academy offers full time and part time courses leading to the internationally recognised VTCT beauty specialist qualification.
The courses take place at their state-of-the-art Academy in Swords. Classes are small with between 6 to 12 students each.

Jule Beauty Academy has structured their courses so that there is a focus on practical study. As a result, students are 'salon ready' when they complete the course. All students also have access to salon experience through Jule Beauty & Spa, with branches in Ashbourne, Swords and Malahide, as well as Dublin City Centre.

The next course commences October 2017, with certification in March 2018.


FIT transforms the lives of marginalised jobseekers and disadvantaged communities through innovative ICT courses. If you are long-term unemployed, FIT can help you return to the workforce.

One of FIT's initiatives, the Software Development Apprenticeship Style Programme, enables learners to design, develop and test software components and systems in a workplace environment, working as a team member under supervision, while contributing to the workflow for the finished product.

Established in 1999, FIT is a registered charity as well as a not-for-profit organisation. Recently the EU Commission cited FIT as one of the most effective employability initiatives in Europe. is Ireland’s leading online search resource for part-time courses, evening classes and adult education. They are a national database of courses from hundreds of colleges and educational institutes across the country. As such, they are a valuable resource for both students and education providers, linking learners to courses, colleges and educational institutions.

If you want to take your career to the next level, change direction, improve your Leaving Cert results, learn a new skill or take up a hobby, is your first port of call. Their database offers Ireland’s biggest selection of courses, as well as information on colleges and educational institutes, expert guidance and advice.

Radio School

Could you be a broadcaster? Established in 1995, the Radio School offers part-time courses and training in radio broadcasting as well as media studies from beginners to advanced level. Since then the Radio School has continuously updated its training programmes in line with technological advances.

They offer a range of evening and weekend radio broadcasting courses and DJ training courses in Dublin city centre.

A team of experienced broadcasting professionals delivers the courses. A panel of guest lecturers teaches additional areas of the course. The Radio School’s tutors are committed to helping students to learn real world experience and skills to enable them to proceed into the workplace.


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