Scoil Mhuire Community School in Clane, Co Kildare, offers a diverse range of day and night classes this autumn for adults. The range covers certified and QQI courses, IT, business, languages, arts, beauty, fashion, human behaviour, dance, sport, fitness, music, drama, self-development, health and safety, crafts, gardening and more!
QQI modules include the Level 5 Major Awards in Early Childhood Care And Education and Healthcare Support. Other QQI modules include Digital Photography, Bookkeeping, Digital Marketing, Medical Terminology, and Train the Trainer.
Interesting Hobby and Leisure Classes
A range of interesting hobby and leisure classes is on offer – we’ve just picked a handful but there is so much more to choose from!
Interesting courses include Bee Keeping, designed to take the mystery out of backyard bee keeping as a hobby. This course opens the lid of the honey bee’s hive, enabling the novice beekeeper to understand this complex and fascinating world. It will explore the life cycle of the hive, what happens when the bees swarm and so much more. The course content includes recognising bees (worker, drone, queen), the hive, equipment, seasons (Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring and activities in each), stings, swarms, feeding, harvesting honey, pests, and diseases.
Somatic Movement Education is offered by day and night. It is a gentle, safe, and highly effective way to end chronic pain, improve balance, flexibility and posture and relieve day-to-day stress. Participants learn to practice a series of easy and comfortable movements through different areas of the body, to help free the body from patterns of habitual muscular tension, lengthening muscles back to their natural, relaxed state to allow for pain free movement. Somatic movements can help with many issues from mobility for the aging, through to pain/stress management and injury rehabilitation.
Chakradance is a wellbeing practice, involving movement meditation to beautiful music, helping release blocked energy and bringing more joy, freedom, and balance into your life. Often called ‘the musical sister of yoga’, learners will be guided into their own free movement, in a candlelit space with their eyes softy closed. A gentle journey inwards will help participants reconnect with themselves as they take time out from today’s busy world.
Sports psychology is of huge interest today as teams look for extra margins to improve team wellbeing and performance. This course is a basic introduction to improve the understanding of the basic principles and theories of sport psychology. The following areas will be covered: goal setting, imagery, self-talk, motivation, communication, team cohesion, leadership, and injury. It will also address how to apply some of these principles to a real sport environment. This course is aimed at coaches, athletes, and anyone with an interest in the area of sport psychology.
According to the adult education’s brochure, given the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is hoped to run courses as closely as possible to the way they have always been run. “This being the case, we are looking at the university guidelines for face-to-face classrooms and this means having small classes in large class rooms in order for us to observe physical distancing rules.”
However, as with every school in the country, there is a need to prepare for blended delivery of courses. “This will mean that depending on the advice from the government regarding tightening or loosening the control measures of lockdown, we might have to switch to online classes at short notice.
“As a consequence, people who are thinking of applying for our courses for 2020-2021 will need access to a personal computer or laptop to take part in distance learning. We will do our utmost to give you the best learning experience that circumstances allow and hope to be able to continue with our preferred face-to-face classroom-based teaching for as long as possible and it is safe to do so.”
Courses start the week beginning 5 October 2020.
You can find all the details on further education and training from Scoil Mhuire Community School in Clane, Co Kildare online and on Facebook.